Tanzania threatens to publish list of gay people
Tanzania’s health minister has suggested that gay people’s names be collected and posted online. The minister, who is a medical doctor, said that homosexuality does not biologically exist, and has recently moved to shut down HIV clinics out of fear of promoting homosexuality.
Teen suicide falls when same sex marriage legalized
A study in the United States has shown that in states that legalized same sex marriage, and in the nation as a whole when equal marriage was established, teen suicide rates fell. Doctors say the two are not necessarily causally linked, but that equal marriage makes kids more “hopeful for the future.”
Milo Yiannopoulos loses speaking gig over pedophilia comments
Gay conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has lost a speaking spot at next week’s Conservative Political Action Conference over remarks he made on a podcast defending sex between teenage boys and adults. Yiannopoulos has generally endeared himself to conservatives with his right-wing rhetoric and anti-feminist politics.
Advertising activism in India
In India, write Suneera Tandon and Maria Thomas at Quartz, advertising is promoting feminism and breaking down taboos in a conservative society. Ads for tea and fashion design have portrayed same-sex couples positively, even while gay sex remains illegal.
Lesbian plaintiff of Roe vs Wade dies
Norma McCorvey, the woman whose suit on abortion rights led to the legalization of abortion nationwide in the United States, has died at the age of 69. McCorvey was a lesbian, but saw her lawyers as bullies who only used her for political means, and later allied with anti-abortion activists.