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Indonesia’s Military to Kick Out Soldiers Discovered to Be Gay

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Indonesia’s military is set to sanction soldiers found to be members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual or Transgender (LGBT) community. 

Issue of “morality”: On Thursday, Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) spokesperson Col. Sus Aidil released a written statement highlighting the sanction and categorizing being a part of the LGBT community as immoral, reports Tempo.

Japan Airlines to Stop Using ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ to Be More Gender-Inclusive

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Japan Airlines (JAL) will now address all its passengers with gender-inclusive alternatives to replace the customary “ladies and gentlemen” on its flights.

A positive step forward: Starting on Oct. 1, the airline will be using phrases like “attention all passengers” and “welcome, everyone” at airports worldwide to promote the inclusiveness of all genders, CNN Travel reported.

Homophobia on the Rise as Korea Reports 1,500 Exposed to COVID-19 in ‘Gay Clubs’

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Fears of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in South Korea made international headlines over the weekend after a man with COVID-19 unknowingly exposed at least 1,500 people to the virus while partying at “gay clubs” in Seoul.

Health authorities confirmed Thursday that the patient had visited five clubs in Itaewon, a neighborhood in the capital’s Yongsan district known for its bustling nightlife and thriving gay scene.

Jameela Jamil Comes Out as Queer After People Were Angry She Was Cast in an LGBTQ Show

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British actor Jameela Jamil came out as queer after facing backlash over her casting in an upcoming LGBTQ+-interest show.

The 33-year-old actor, most recently known for her performance as Tahani Al-Jamil in NBC’s “The Good Place,” was cast as one of the judges in “Legendary,” an unscripted voguing competition at HBO Max. Voguing is a dance style in ballroom dance competitions.