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Fin Affleck announced their new name while speaking at their grandfather’s funeral. (Facebook/ Christ Church United Methodist) Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s teenage child has publicly debuted their new name, Fin, at their grandfather’s funeral – and while reports have described this as Fin “coming out as trans”, all they did was say their name.
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Sam Smith walks the Vivienne Westwood runway dressed like a sexy Scottish non-binary Gandalf, we love to see it (Getty) Non-binary legend Sam Smith swapped a microphone for the catwalk on Saturday (2 March), with a fierce strut down the catwalk at Vivienne Westwood’s Fall/Winter 2024 extravaganza during Paris Fashion Week. The “Unholy” crooner, 31,
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The law allows public officials to refuse to marry anyone at their discretion. (Stock image/Getty) Public officials in Tennessee are now able to refuse to marry anyone at their discretion for any reason, sparking concern for gay couples applying for a marriage license. Republican Governor Bill Lee signed House Bill 878 into law on 21
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The bill comes into effect immediately. (Stock image/Getty) The Seventh Court of Appeals has lifted an injunction blocking Indiana’s gender-affirming healthcare ban on 27 February, allowing the ban to take place immediately.  Senate Bill 480 prohibits medical providers from providing life-saving gender-affirmation treatment to individuals under 18 years of age. It also prohibits aiding or
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The book by Lindz Amer (right) celebrates gender identity. (@lindzamer/X) Lindz Amer’s book Hooray for She, He, Ze and They! What Are Your Pronouns Today? celebrates gender identity amid book bans on LGBTQ+ topics in Republican-dominated states in the US.  Amer’s 2024 piece of literature discusses how people use different pronouns and the joy in
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Activists disagree with Mexican authorities over cause of Jesús Ociel Baena’s death. (Getty Images) Investigators have determined that the death of Mexico’s first out non-binary magistrate was a murder. Jesús Ociel Baena was found dead on Monday (13 November), alongside another individual – who local media identified as their partner, Dorian Daniel Nieves – in
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If you listen to some campaigners and newspaper columnists, trans people are trying to ‘erase’ womanhood by replacing words such as ‘breastfeeding’ with ‘chestfeeding’. But this is a false, and damaging, narrative. Simply put, chestfeeding is a word predominantly used by some trans men, non-binary people and gender non-conforming people to describe the act of
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Atlanta city council member Liliana Bakhtiari has come out as non-monogamous, sharing they’re in a relationship with two “wonderful” life partners. (Instagram/@lilianaforatlanta) A queer politician from Georgia has proudly come out as non-monogamous as they introduced the world to their “wonderful” life partners. Atlanta city council member Liliana Bakhtiari, who is the first queer Muslim
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SNL’s first non-binary cast member Molly Kearney. (FilmMagic for Clusterfest/ Jeff Kravitz) Saturday Night Live (SNL) has announced that it will introduce its first non-binary cast member, comedian and actor Molly Kearney, in its upcoming season. The 48th season of SNL premieres on 1 October, and will see the addition of four new cast members,
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The trans pub customer was injured during Brighton Pride. (Supplied and Getty/ Tristan Fewings) A non-binary Pride-goer has said they were injured in Brighton after a pub worker “policing toilets” during the celebrations “flew into a rage”. Sam (not their real name) described themselves to PinkNews as a masc-presenting non-binary trans person. Sam says that
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LGBTQ+ activists and allies gathered outside the Independent House to demand an end to the Irish Indepdent’s “anti-trans crusade”. (Trans and Intersex Pride Dublin) Protesters outside the Irish Independent’s offices have rallied the publication’s continued “anti-trans crusade”. Over 100 people gathered outside Independent House in Dublin on Saturday (27 August) to highlight a rise in
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The Joint Council for Qualifications “will be looking at” recording exam result data for non-binary pupils in the UK. (Getty/Dan Kitwood) Exam results in the UK could be recorded for non-binary pupils for the first time, marking a huge step forward in inclusion for LGBTQ+ students. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) – a membership
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Demi Lovato says the song “Freak” on their new album is inspired by the “really hateful” comments they received after coming out as non-binary. (Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage) Demi Lovato said they’re not concerned about “ignorant people” on the internet being upset with their recent pronoun update.  Lovato first came out as non-binary in May 2021 and changed their
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Isobel Thom, lead actor in I, Joan, says the Globe play which reimagines Joan of Arc as a non-binary hero is ‘art, exploration, imagination and fiction’. (Shakespeare’s Globe) I, Joan lead actor said the Globe production reimagining Joan of Arc as a gender non-conforming hero is ‘full of joy, love, hope, magic and revolution’. Shakespeare’s Globe
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Janelle Monáe, Mae Martin and Hikaru Utada are among the non-binary people making change for the better in the world. (Getty/Paras Griffin/BET/Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic for HBO/Kevin Mazur/Coachella) As representation permeates more aspects of society, more non-binary people are starting to take centre stage and advocate for the community.  Gender, like sexuality, is a spectrum. Many people
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Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III are holding their fourth iteration of their #TransphobiaIsASin Campaign. (Instagram/@jmaseiii) A group of activists invite social media to join their campaign to ‘disrupt the religious violence trans people experience every day’. Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III edited the Black Trans Prayer Book to dismantle
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Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and season six star Angel Flores. (Getty/Roy Rochlin/Instagram) Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness has melted the heart of fans after revealing he’s become close friends with beloved contestant Angel Flores following her appearance on season six of the Netflix show. The transgender powerlifter had been struggling to find herself and
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Non-binary activist in Madrid, Spain, 2021. (Aldara Zarraoa/Getty Images) The Tory government is being urged to clarify “the barriers” preventing non-binary recognition and to legislate on the issue before the next election by a cross-party group of MPs. The demand for action comes from MPs in the cross-party Women and Equalities Select Committee, which has
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Caroline Nokes, Tory MP and chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee. (Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Tory government failed in its responsibilities with its botched handling of Gender Recognition Act reform – and should seek to fix its wrongs by 2023, says the Women and Equalities Committe. The committee, chaired by Tory MP Caroline Nokes,
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Rosie Kay, British choreographer best known for her show 5 Soldiers. (Wiki Commons/Garazi Photography) A top British choreographer has been accused of “transphobia” after allegedly asking trans and non-binary dancers to “confirm their genitalia”. Rosie Kay, 45, resigned from her own dance company Tuesday (7 December) after two investigations were launched by trustees over the
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Argentina’s president just made gender-neutral passports a reality for non-binary citizens. (Manuel Cortina/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Argentina made history in July as the first country in Latin America to legally recognise non-binary people – but people issued with documents showing their gender as ‘X’ say they have been left in a legal limbo. Non-binary
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Governor Kevin Stitt. (Alex Wong/Getty) The governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt has reneged on a settlement agreement that meant non-binary people could have their birth certificates amended. Oklahoma’s health department had previously agreed that it would amend the birth certificates of non-binary people on request after Kit Lorelied sued over the state’s refusal to recognise
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