Pinksixty News – International LGBT News Headlines


Hello, I’m Colin Fallesen and here are the
international LGBT news headlines from Pinksixty.
The Democratic National Convention saw plenty
of LGBT representation this week as Hillary
Clinton accepted her nomination to run for
president.
Speakers included Sarah McBride, the first
transgender person to ever address the assembly.
Applicants for the job of Commissioner at
Indonesian Broadcasting have expressed their
reluctance to show LGBT people on TV.
The Commission had previously told broadcasters
not to represent our community in their programming.
Organisers of this year’s Cleveland Pride
have announced the total cancellation of the event.
Pride President Todd Saporito blamed the threat
of violence and lack of time for the decision,
but said next year’s event is still on.
The US Navy is to name a new support vessel
after gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
The ship will be built in San Diego to honour
America’s first elected, openly gay politician,
who was assassinated in 1978.
And finally, I’ll be taking some time off
next week and leaving you in the capable hands
of the lovely Shannon McDonough.
Our other host, Paul Davies is competing in
Mr Gay Europe in Stockholm this weekend and
we wish him the very best of Luck.
Well that’s all from us at Pinksixty for
this week.
Have a great weekend and Shannon will be with
you from Monday
And you can find out more about these and
other news stories on our Facebook & Twitter
pages by searching for ‘Pinksixty News’.

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