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Famous gay photographer Matt Irwin dies at 36

Nicki Minaj with Matt Irwin

Matt Irwin, 36, a popular gay celebrity photographer has died by suicide reports Gay Star News.

The report claims that Irwin had just broken up with his boyfriend which sent him into a deep depression.

COMMENTARY: What is it with football (soccer) and homophobia?

The English football season kicks off this weekend and still there isn’t a single openly gay current player out of 5,000 professional footballers in the UK. By statistical averages, there must be in the region of 500 players who are gay or bisexual. None feel able to come out. What does this say about the state of the beautiful game?

Nigeria: House passes anti-gay bill

Whether Nigeria's president will approve the bill remains unclear, and both the United States and the United Kingdom raised concerns over a measure that could put foreign funding for AIDS and HIV outreach programs in jeopardy.

LGBT community remembers Margaret Thatcher for the homophobic Section 28 law

“During her rule, arrests and convictions for consenting same-sex behavior rocketed, as did queer bashing violence and murder. Gay men were widely demonized and scapegoated for the AIDS pandemic and Thatcher did nothing to challenge this vilification.”