Dua Lipa fans kicked out of concert for waving Pride flags

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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British pop star Dua Lipa was brought to tears on stage during her tour stop in Shanghai, China after some fans were allegedly kicked out for waving Pride flags.

In videos posted on social media, police are seen removing fans while Lipa continues to perform in the background.

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Indian Supreme Court issues landmark privacy ruling

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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A landmark Indian Supreme Court ruling on Thursday will likely have implications on efforts to decriminalize consensual same-sex sexual relations in the South Asian country.

The BBC reported the judges ruled the fundamental right to privacy was “an intrinsic part of Article 21 that protects life and liberty.” They also said “discrimination against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation is deeply offensive to the dignity and self-worth of the individual.”

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Nigerian police arrest 42 gay men at HIV awareness event

By : Bunmi Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Nigerian police on Saturday arrested 42 gay men at a hotel in Lagos State.

Police raided the Vincent Hotel in Weigh Bridge in Owode Onirin, Ikorodu, where the men were arrested for allegedly performing same-sex sexual acts. They are to be arraigned in a Lagos court.

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Andrew Garfield: ‘gay without the physical act’ remark was out of context

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Andrew Garfield has responded to the backlash he received for his “gay without the physical act” comment and says his words were taken out of context.

Garfield, who is starring in the London production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” was quoted as making some oversimplified remarks about being a gay man.

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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black tie the knot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black exchanged vows at Bovey Castle Hotel in Devon, England on Saturday after a two-year engagement, BBC reports.

Daley, 22, and Black, 42, announced their engagement in the Births, Deaths and Marriages section of London’s The Times in 2015. Daley came out as bisexual in 2013 in a YouTube video that mentioned he was dating a man, who would later be identified as Black.

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‘Doctor Who’ gets first gay companion

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Doctor Who” will introduce the first openly gay lead companion in the show’s history in its upcoming season.

Bill Potts’ sexuality will be made clear in her second line of dialogue, according to the BBC.

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UK’s first openly gay rabbi Lionel Blue dies at 86

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LONDON (AP) – Lionel Blue, Britain’s first openly gay rabbi who was known for his popular early morning radio spots, has died at 86.

The Liberal Judaism group said he died Dec. 19. He was hospitalized with a chest infection and died of pneumonia.

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Nigerian man receives 20 lashes for being gay

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Bauchi, Nigeria – A gay Nigerian man has received twenty lashes after an Islamic court has convicted him of engaging in gay acts more than seven years ago.

According to the BBC, the fact that the acts took place so long ago and because Mubarak Ibrahim, 20, told a judge he’s since stopped, the judge opted not to have Ibrahim stoned to death.

Ibrahim was also fined about $30. The BBC reports that he received his lashes while lying on a bench in a packed courtroom and he screamed in pain while the punishment was administered.

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