A 26-year-old, who had been recovering from a serious assault, committed suicide in her home
A trans woman has hanged herself in Dublin, an inquest has heard.
Nikita Keane, 26, was found dead in her home in the Irish capital on 26 July last year.
During the inquest, her family demanded Keane be referred to her birthname and to use male pronouns. This is was in despite of her name had been changed by deed poll and she was in the process of transitioning.
Her childhood friend George Langan said he discovered Keane when he and his boyfriend came to her house to visit around 5pm, the Irish
Australia’s biggest union to be investigated over anti-gay allegations
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Australia’s biggest union will be investigated over allegations of systematic discrimination against its gay and lesbian members attaining leadership positions after allegations were made at a Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
A witness at the Royal Commission recently accused the leadership of the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Union (SDA) of refusing to allow openly gay or lesbian people to become union shop stewards and openly gay Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has agreed to open an investigation into the
Judges hearing appeals in Indiana and Wisconsin cases seem skeptical of 'tradition' that bans gay marriage
States one judge: 'There was a tradition of not allowing black and whites' to marry. 'It was a tradition. It got swept aside'
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago expressed skepticism over gay marriage bans during oral arguments on cases in in Wisconsin and Indiana on Tuesday (26 August).
One member of the three-judge panel, Judge Richard Posner, hammered Wisconsin attorney Timothy Samuelson with questions seeking justification for why his state denies marriage rights to same-sex couples.
When Samuelson said it is a ban that is rooted in tradition, Posner stated:
Anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson blames mom for son having crushes on other boys
Televangelist Pat Robertson told a woman today that her 13-year-old stepson has crushes on other boys because he lives with his mom most of the time.
Robertson, 84, is well-known for his anti-gay views. He told his audience on TV's The 700 Club that while he knows a lot of people 'think that they're born that way,' he thinks 'nurture has a lot to do with (sexuality).
'He's being raised by a mother so his attraction is now towards other men because he's raised by a woman,' he said.
Here's his advice to the woman who is married to the boy's father: 'I would get him male companions, I’d get
UK channel boasts new gay drama will be too hot for US tastes
Think Cucumber will be another UK show ripe for the remaking in the US like Queer As Folk? According to the producers, it might be too hot for US tastes..
Channel 4 are preparing to bring back gay drama to the UK 15 years after Queer As Folk.
Cucumber, created by Queer As Folk writer Russell T Davies, will be broadcast next year and is promised to be 'too hot for US tastes'.
Described by Channel 4 boss Jay Hunt as 'channel-defining', the show will be one of three programmes telling the story of life across the generations. Cucumber will be the main show, with Banana the spin-off