#LGBTQIA

.Bangor, UK
Owen Hurcum became the mayor of Bangor in May 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@OwenJHurcum)

  • Hurcum said that they were hugely humbled to represent their community
  • They were born in London but moved to Bangor 
  • They were appointed deputy mayor of Bangor in 2019

US President Joe Biden is currently on his first international trip as the President. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Florida Governor declared June 12 as Pulse Remembrance Day
  • 49 people were killed in the club five years ago
  • VP Kamala Harris joined a pride parade wearing a "Love is love" t-shirt

.Douglas, Isle of Man
The month of June is celebrated as Pride month, all over world. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Cecile Johnsen)

  • The Isle of Man is hosting its inaugural Pride festival
  • The celebration will honour the island's LGBTQ+ diversity
  • When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, the Isle of Man has a tumultuous past

.Vatican City
Pope Francis took an unprecedented welcoming tone towards the LGBT community but has not given his support to bless same-sex couples. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A German bishop gave a nod to blessing same-sex couples on Friday
  • The bishop gave the statement after meeting with Pope Francis who has voiced his opposition to the practice
  • In March, a Vatican body issued a note reaffirming that homosexuality is a sin

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Vikas Gupta is a TV producer and former Bigg Boss contestant. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

  • Only two women, whom I dated, have known about my sexual orientation: Vikas Gupta
  • Pratyusha got to know about it after they broke up
  • 'Balika Vadhu' actor Pratyusha Banerjee died by suicide in 2016

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Here's a list of podcasts that have initiated significant conversations around homosexuality. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Queery, an American LGBTQ+ podcast is hosted by comedian Cameron Esposito
  • Making Gay History dives into the history of LGBTQIA+ rights movements
  • Shuddh Desi Gay, an Indian podcast explores life through the eyes of a homsexual couple

.Tokyo, Japan
Members of the conservative ruling party in Japan discuss the details for the approval of anti-discrimination bill. (Photo credit: Representative image/ Unsplash)

  • Campaigners vowed to use the Tokyo Olympics as a catalyst for change
  • Campaigners called on lawmakers to approve an anti-discrimination bill
  • Some local governments and private companies have introduced necessary inclusive policies

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Doctors say that if it's important to have some kind of kindness and respect towards LGBTQ community. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Many families in India are using corrective rape to cure their homosexual kids
  • Industry speakers talk about different ways Indians are adopting for it
  • The term was first coined in South Africa 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The month of June is celebrated as Pride month all over world. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • American artist Gilbert Baker made the first symbol of pride for the LGBTQIA+ community, the rainbow flag, in 1978
  • In 1979, two colours from Baker's flag were removed to create the six-stripped version most popular these days
  • The Lesbian Pride Flag is comprised of seven different shades of pink, ornage, white and red

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Burger King is one of the largest fast food chains in USA (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Burger King took a not so subtle dig at Chick-fil-A and its bad history with the LGBTQ+ community
  • The fast food chain tweeted that it would donate 40 cents to the Human Rights Campaign for every Ch'King chicken sandwich sold in June
  • The restaurant added that they would make those donations ‘even on Sunday,’ taunting Chick-fil-A