Pinksixty News – International LGBT News Headlines


Hello, I’m Colin Fallesen and here are the
international LGBT news headlines from Pinksixty.
The government of the Seychelles has passed
a new bill which will remove the island’s
colonial-era anti-gay law.
The President announced the change this week
in his State of the Nation address.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed
a new National Defense bill that includes
a sweeping anti-LGBT amendment.
The bill now passes to the Senate before landing
on President Obama’s desk – but he’s already
said he opposes the current draft.
In November, 5,400 people will take part in
new HIV vaccine trials in South Africa.
It’s the world’s first large-scale trial
in 7 years and has provided 31% protection
over a 3 and a half year period in previous
clinical tests.
A new United Nations report has revealed the
difficulties faced by LGBT people in China.
It says only 5% live openly with many facing
abuse at home and at school, but also says
attitudes are rapidly changing.
And finally, Steve Coogan is pairing up with
actor, Paul Rudd to play a bickering gay couple
in their new comedy ‘Ideal Home’.
The pair take in their grandson after he turns
up out the blue, and filming got underway
in New Mexico last week.
Well, that’s all from us at Pinksixty for
now.
Join us again tomorrow for the latest LGBT
news headlines.
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