Today’s Pinksixty News:

A group of mental health agencies have pleaded with politicians to recognise the impact of the mostly negative debate around marriage equality in Australia. They say the situation is damaging for LGBTi people, risking increased suicide rates, especially amongst the young.

The president of Cleveland State University has been criticised for not banning posters that incite hatred and urge LGBTi people to kill themselves. Ronald Berkman said the posters by a group called Fascist Solutions were protected under free speech laws.

Authorities in Tajikistan have drawn up a register of 367 allegedly gay citizens following 2 state operations last year titled ‘morality’ and ‘purge’. The Zakonnost newspaper said the list included 319 gay men and 48 lesbians but no transgender people.

Following the recent spate of arrests of LGBTi people in Egypt, a collective of human rights organisations have organised a global protest for tomorrow. Pan Africa ILGA are coordinating demonstrations, an online protest and a petition by local activists. 

And finally, director Bryan Singer has released a behind the scenes photo of Rami Malik playing Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury in his new biopic. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ also stars Ben Hardy and Aiden Gillen and is due for release in December next year.