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Ghana's government has enacted stringent legislation mandating up to three years of incarceration for individuals found guilty of LGBTQ+ identification and five years for involvement in the creation or financial backing of LGBTQ+ organisations. The legislation, which received support from the principal political factions in Ghana, now awaits President Nana...
Greece has made history by becoming the first nation with a Christian Orthodox majority to legalise same-sex marriage. This landmark decision, reflected in a parliamentary vote of 176-76, not only legalises marriage for same-sex couples but also grants them the right to adopt children. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis lauded the...
Kyriakos Mitsotakis
In a significant move towards equality, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has urged the Greek parliament to approve new legislation to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption. Labelling this step as crucial for democracy, Mitsotakis emphasised the importance of abolishing the notion of second-tier citizenship, particularly when it affects children. The vote, scheduled...
LGBTQ+ Greece
A recent GPO poll published in Parapolitika has brought to light Greece's divided opinion on same-sex marriage, highlighting an almost 50-50 split on legalising same-sex marriage. The survey, which captured the political atmosphere at the onset of 2024, reveals that Greek society is almost evenly split on the issue,...
Scotland LGBTQ+
Scotland is advancing with its plan to ban conversion therapy, with the Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees launching a public consultation on the legislation. Announcing the public consultation on Tuesday (9 January), Emma Roddick, Scotland’s Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees, emphasised the challenging climate in the UK...
United Nations human rights experts have expressed grave concern regarding a recent decision by Russia’s Supreme Court, which has classified the “international LGBT movement and its structural units” as “extremist.” This ruling effectively criminalises all public LGBTQ+ activities and organisations in Russia, triggering fears of severe consequences for the...
Cardinal Peter Turkson
In a notable departure from the stance of his fellow Roman Catholic bishops in Ghana, Cardinal Peter Turkson has voiced opposition to the criminalisation of homosexuality, directly challenging the stringent anti-LGBTQ+ bill currently under debate in Ghana's parliament. The proposed legislation in Ghana aims to impose harsh penalties on the...
The 1975
Malaysian authorities have mandated concert organisers to implement power cut-off measures following an onstage kiss between Matty Healy, lead singer of the British band The 1975, and his bandmate Ross MacDonald on stage at the Good Vibes Festival in Kuala Lumpur. The kiss, which was described as a protest against...

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