LGBTIQ issues - updates

Rappler's latest stories on LGBTIQ issues


California court says baker can refuse order from gay couple

Feb 08, 2018 - 12:40 PM

This comes as the US Supreme Court debates a similar case with weighty implications

'LOVE IS LOVE' A wedding cake with a groom couple and a bride couple is seen at The Abbey restaurant at a celebration of the over 100 same-sex marriages performed in West Hollywood, California, July 1 2013. Robyn Beck/AFP

UN rights chief to Indonesia: Stop LGBT crackdown

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'At a time when it is consolidating its democratic gains, we urge Indonesians to move forward - not backwards - on human rights'

RIGHTS CHIEF. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, seen here during a press briefing 6 January 2014 at the UN headquarters in New York, is the UN human rights chief. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo

Yes, you could have been 'pre-born' gay

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Biology does play a part in being gay, science shows

Sydney extravaganza kicks off global New Year parties

Dec 31, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) 1.5 million people packed the city’s foreshore to watch the pyrotechnics light up the sky above the historic bridge and the iconic opera house

CELEBRATION. This file photo taken on January 1, 2017 shows New Year fireworks illuminating the sky over the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney. Saeed Khan/AFP

Indonesia court jails men for 2 years over 'gay sex party'

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The group were among at least 141 men detained during a raid on a building that houses a sauna and a gym in the capital Jakarta in May

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The unsuccessful petition would have affected unmarried heterosexuals and gay people, who cannot marry in Indonesia

Gay fans warned over holding hands at Russia World Cup

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Anti-discrimination group Fare is producing a guide for supporters from the black and ethnic minority and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities

HOST NATION. People watch as the facade of the historical Bolshoi Theatre is illuminated with the official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia in central Moscow on late October 28, 2014.  Kirill Kudrayvtsev/AFP

Australian Senate passes gay marriage bill in key step

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) The law is expected to pass through the lower house of parliament comfortably in coming weeks after most lawmakers agree to honor 'the will of Australians'

MARRIAGE EQUALITY. Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, 2017.  Peter Parks/AFP