Here’s our round-up of the day’s best international queer news stories.
Pope Francis has called for greater acceptance for gay and transgender people from the Catholic Church. However, he added that he opposed schools promoting or endorsing such “tendencies”. (Telegraph)
LA Galaxy footballer Robbie Rogers shares an utterly adorable video of his infant son giggling as the pair kick the ball around together. (Instagram)
Australia: Queensland’s Attorney-General announces plans to scrap the “gay panic defence” by year’s end. Under current legislation, accused murderers can use unwanted sexual advances as a partial defence. (SBS)
HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the UK are still at record-high levels, new data indicates. Of the 6,095 people newly-infected with HIV in the past year, 3,320 were gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (Pink News)
- Tom Daley joined pioneering Olympics diver Greg Louganis for some synchronised diving at the weekend. “I can’t believe I’m about to do a synchronised dive with Greg Louganis, if I’m honest,” said Daley. (GT)
- A British man with HIV who received a prototype therapy designed to eradicate the virus from his body has reportedly shown no signs of the virus in his blood. However, talks of a “cure” are premature; antiretroviral therapy (ART) – which the patient was also taking – already reduces HIV to undetectable levels. (BBC)
© 2016 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.