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Canberra, Jan 9 (JEN): Almost a fortnight before Christmas, the LGBTQ community in Australia had received their gifts, as the Parliament, following over hundred hours of debate and endless paperwork, ruled in favour of same sex marriages. Yet, the couples had to wait  for a mandatory 30-day period before exchanging vows. more
Australia legalises same sex marriages

Canberra, Dec 8 (JEN): It's a 'gay' time in Australia! With MP's voting overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriages, the country's LGBTQ population finally revelled ...

How a former Kiwi lawmaker became a Japanese LGBTQ icon

Tokyo/Wellington, Nov 30 (JEN): Maurice Williamson is a former New Zealand Member of Parliament who gave a heartwarming speech about same sex marriage in 2013, but that is not why he' ...

Australian Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Canberra, Nov 29 (JEN): Same-sex marriage inched a step closer towards legalisation in Australia after the Senate passed it on Wednesday, reports said.

Australians vote in favour of same sex marriage

Canberra, Nov 15 (JEN): The LGBTQ community in Australia took to the streets in the capital to celebrate victory after citizens voted in favour of same sex marriage, reports said.

Olivia Nuamah: Pride Toronto chief opens up on gender, racism and coming out

The director of one of Toronto's top calendar events, Pride Toronto, Olivia Nuamah wants to be treated like a white male heading a company. In an exclusive interview with IBNS Canada's Suman ...

US: Atlanta police shoot dead armed LGBT student activist

Atlanta, Sep 18 (JEN): Atlanta police shot dead an LGBT student activist, who disobeyed orders to put down a knife he was carrying, reports said.

Australia: Same sex marriage vote could hit a bump. Here's why:

Sydney, Sep 5 (JEN): Come Sep 12, Australians will take part in a vote to decide whether to legalise same sex marriages or not, but that could all come to an abrupt end.

Toronto-based charity helps Chechens LGBTQ people find asylum in Canada

Toronto, Sep 3 (JEN): A Toronto-based charity, Rainbow Railroad, claimed that they helped 31 out of 35 LGBTQ people from Chechens find asylums in Canada, media reports said.

Michael Garron Hospital aims to provide heart-touching experience for LGBTQ community

Toronto, Aug 29 (JEN): Michael Garron Hospital, earlier known as Toronto East General Hospital, developed an environment to provide a heart-touching experience for people belonging to the LG ...