GaySA Radio News Friday 7 April

Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple Two Openly Gay Candidates Notch Historic Wins In Alaska Election Russia bans 'extremist' picture of Vladimir Putin as a gay clown   Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple   Hundreds of people walked hand-in-hand through Amsterdam on Wednesday to show solidarity with two gay men who were badly beaten over the weekend in the eastern city of Arnhem.   The peaceful march was part of a national outpouring of emotion over the beating of the married couple by a group of youths.   The men told police the confrontation started because they were holding hands.   Five suspects, all in their teens, will be charged on Thursday with causing serious bodily harm, prosecutors said, adding that they are still investigating the motive of the attack.   http://www.news24.com/World/News/hundreds-march-in-amsterdam-to-support-beaten-gay-couple-20170406     Two Openly Gay Candidates Notch Historic Wins In Alaska Election   Two victorious candidates for Anchorage, Alaska, city assembly are the first openly gay people elected to public office in the state’s most populous city.   Christopher Constant, 45, and...
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GaySA Radio News Thursday 6 April

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Burnt body feared to be that of young lesbian woman Reaction to first gay companion on Doctor Who is ‘nonsense,’ says showrunner Steven Moffat   A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.   A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.   LGBT rights group Lambda Legal brought the case in 2014 on behalf of Kimberly Hively, a part-time math teacher who sued Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Ind., on grounds she was denied a full-time job because she is a lesbian.   The latest ruling is at odds with a finding last month from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that Title VII does not bar claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation.   Twenty-two states have outlawed workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.   There are fears that a young lesbian woman has become the victim...
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GaySA Radio News 5 April 2017

Men are holding hands in protest against anti-gay violence in the Netherlands Gay tech workers earn less than their straight counterparts Local gospel star shuts down gay rumours   Men are holding hands in protest against anti-gay violence in the Netherlands Two high-ranking Dutch politicians were photographed holding hands earlier this week as they arrived at The Hague for negotiations on the formation of a new cabinet.   Alexander Pechtold, leader of liberal-democratic party D66, and party member Wouter Koolmees were taking part in show of solidarity following a brutal assault on a gay couple that took place in Arnhem over the weekend.   Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Verne had been holding hands when they were set on by a group of youths in the early hours of Sunday morning.   Images of men holding hands have been appearing on social media with the hashtag #allemannenhandinhand.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/04/men-holding-hands-protest-against-anti-gay-violence-netherlands/   Gay tech workers earn less than their straight counterparts   LGBTQ workers in tech earn significantly less than their heterosexual counterparts, a new study reports.   According to a study out this week from the...
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GaySA Radio News Tuesday 4 April

  Free PrEP now available in Pretoria for gay and bi men Gay couple beaten with heavy bolt cutters, seriously injuring one One in five people under 35 now identifies as being gay As South Africa begins its roll out of PrEP for at-risk populations in the public health sector, the capital has become one of the first cities to offer the service.   TEN81 Center in Hatfield, run by OUT LGBT Well-being, has announced that it now supplies free PrEP to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Tshwane for the first time.   PrEP for MSM can already be sourced for free in Johannesburg and Cape Town, from two Health4Men clinics in Yeoville and Woodstock (see Quick Facts below).   The daily medication, which has been proven to be highly effective in preventing HIV-negative people from getting HIV, will be available from TEN81 from the 3rd of April, 2017.   http://www.mambaonline.com/2017/04/03/free-prep-now-available-pta-gay-bi-men/   Gay couple beaten with heavy bolt cutters, seriously injuring one   A gay couple in the Netherlands were attacked by...
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It’s finally here! Free PrEP for men who have sex with men available in PTA

In a first for Pretoria, OUT's TEN81 Center in Hatfield is proud to announce that it now offers free PrEP for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).   The daily medication, which has been proven to be highly effective in preventing HIV-negative people from getting HIV, will be available from the 3rd of April, 2017. The groundbreaking use of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prohylaxis) by MSM and other at risk groups has been approved by South Africa's Department of Health and international bodies such as the World Health Organisation.   "PrEP is a game-changer for MSM," says Johan Meyer, Health Manager at TEN81. "It offers a powerful new tool in the arsenal against the spread of HIV. We especially urge all gay, bi and other MSM who are active on the dating scene, may have multiple partners or choose to have riskier sex to consider using this service."   He adds: "For many gay, bi and MSM internationally, using PrEP has become like taking their...
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GaySA Radio News Monday 3 April

Chechen police apparently round up more than 100 suspected gay men Singer in SF Gay Men’s Chorus dies on stage Creator of gay rights rainbow flag dies   Chechen police apparently rounds up more than 100 suspected gay men   Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have launched an anti-gay campaign that has led to authorities rounding up dozens of men suspected of being homosexual, according to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and human rights activists.   The newspaper claimed that more than 100 people had been detained and three men killed in the roundup.   It claimed that among those detained were well-known local television personalities and religious figures.   A spokesman for the region’s interior ministry told the Russian newspaper RBC that the report was “an April fool’s joke”.   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/chechen-police-rounded-up-100-gay-men-report-russian-newspaper-chechnya   Singer in SF Gay Men’s Chorus dies on stage   A member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus died on stage during intermission of a performance Friday night.   Ryan Nunez, 39, was performing, “Paradise Found,” at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco when he collapsed on...
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GaySA Radio News 31 March 2017

North Carolina lawmakers set to vote on 'bathroom bill' repeal World War 2 hero comes out as transgender at the age of 90 Transgender Inmates in California May Get Gender-Specific Products   North Carolina lawmakers set to vote on 'bathroom bill' repeal   North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill" through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.   Republican leaders announced the new legislation would be debated and voted on yesterday but it was unclear whether there were enough House and Senate votes to pass it.   Cooper, who ran successfully last fall on a platform that included repealing House Bill 2, said in a release that he supported the compromise.   Leaders of gay rights groups were incensed about the anticipated proposal that would “would continue to actively discriminate against the LGBT community” and vowed political punishment for elected officials who support it.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/30/north-carolina-lawmakers-set-to-vote-on-bathroom-bill-repeal-gay-rights-advocates-slam-deal.html   World War 2 hero comes out as transgender...
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GaySA Radio News 29 March

Indiana man pleads not guilty for taking weapons to Indiana Pride Gay community left out of Pulse remembrance announcement Snickers and Gay Star News tell LGBT community to 'be who you are'   An Indiana man who told police he was headed to a gay pride event in California and was found with a loaded assault rifle and chemicals mixed and ready to explode in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.   James Wesley Howell, of Charlestown, Indiana, was also charged Tuesday with possessing a destructive device. His attorney declined to comment.   Authorities say Howell was stopped in Santa Monica in July with a loaded AR-15 rifle and magazines rigged to allow shots to be fired in quick succession.   They say he also had 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode. Howell said he was going to a gay pride event in West Hollywood.   Howell was arrested the same day 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Florida. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-indiana-man-gay-pride-plea-20170328-story.html   Gay community left out of Pulse...
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GaySA Radio News 28 March

Man accused of using gay dating app Grindr to plan abduction and sexual assault of children Kids author tells Christian group 'a book doesn't make you gay' Camp goldfish cleared of vilifying the gay community   A New Zealnd man has been accused of using gay dating app Grindr to send messages encouraging another person to abduct an underage boy with him for sex.   Michael John Kight, aged 24, appeared in the Wellington District Court last week on a number of charges, including inciting a person to abduct young males for sex, possessing child porn, and possessing short stories graphically detailing sexual abuse against children.   Kight is also accused of sending naked photos and sexual messages to a fictitious person, who he believed was a person under 16.   Another charge alleges Kight distributed child porn to three email recipients.   He was remanded without plea to April 7.   http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11826376     Kids author tells Christian group 'a book doesn't make you gay'     A children's author in the US has hit back at a Christian...
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GaySA Radio News Monday 27 March

Free State Pride a big success Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case RuPaul hits out at bachelorette parties who go to gay clubs   Free State Pride a big success   Free State Pride took place in Bloemfontein last week, with a week long event culminating in the Pride event that was held on Saturday.   Kem Blank, a pattern maker from Welkom, was crowned as Miss Free State Pride.   Even though there was almost no marketing for the event until last week, members of the LGBTIQ+ community came out in numbers to create visibility around the stigma and discrimination that the community face.   This was the fifth Free State Pride and it is held every year on the Saturday after Human Rights Day.   (Own Reporter)   Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case   Taiwan's constitutional court began hearing a landmark case on Friday that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.   A panel of 14 grand justices will hear a debate over a disputed law that critics say...
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