Today’s LGBT News Headlines from Pinksixty.com
Jeffrey Neal has been sentenced to 60 years jail for bludgeoning his two roommates to death in Washington DC. Neal was convicted of killing his friends with a hammer after their love triangle began to break up.
After months of negotiation, talks have broken down between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party to create a coalition government for Northern Ireland. Marriage equality is a key issue, with the region being the last part of the UK not to have it.
Activists have criticised the Hong Kong government for appealing a court ruling which allows a British woman to live & work in the city under a ‘dependent visa’ with her wife. The court said immigration officials had not justified their discrimination based on her sexuality.
A new Global Attitudes Survey has found that just under 20% of people in Western nations still want to criminalise LGBT people. The survey found Africa to be the most homophobic area and Australia & New Zealand, the least.
And finally, some of Hollywood’s top gay actors will be moving to Broadway next year for Ryan Murphy’s revival of ‘The Boys in the Band’. Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer & Andrew Rannells will all star in Mart Crowley’s landmark play from 1968.