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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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California senator Scott Wiener said SB 107 will “offer refuge” to trans youth if “they’re being criminalised in their home states” for seeking gender-affirming healthcare. (Getty) California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill making the state a refuge for trans youth and their families from bans against gender-affirming care elsewhere in the US. 
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The Cuban government has urged citizens to vote ‘yes’ on a broad legislative package, which would improve LGBTQ+ and women’s rights in the country. (Getty) Cuba’s government has urged citizens to approve a new LGBTQ+ friendly legislative package that would introduce same-sex marriage and allow queer couples to adopt children.  Cuba is holding a referendum on
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Justin Trudeau’s office confirmed the prime minister was seen singing in the lobby of a London hotel days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. A spokesperson said Trudeau joined a “small gathering” paying “tribute to the life and service” of the monarch. (Getty) Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau was recorded singing a rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian
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Marjorie Taylor Greene says she doesn’t know why her bill attacking gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth is “controversial”. (Joe Raedle/Getty) US politician Marjorie Taylor Greene has said her bill proposing a ban on gender-affirming healthcare for trans kids is part of a “spiritual war” and her attempts to live her “Christian faith”.  Greene introduced a
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The ruling has been hailed as a “critical victory” for trans youth, their families and their medical providers in Arkansas. (Getty/Spencer Platt) A federal appeals court ruled Arkansas can’t enforce its ban on trans youth receiving gender-affirming medical care.  A three-judge panel on the eighth circuit court of appeals ordered a federal judge’s preliminary injunction to
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson once told “influential” Hollywood figures to “f**k off” after they said playing a gay character would “ruin” his career. (Araya Doheny/WireImage) Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had an absolutely iconic response when some “few influential folks” told him that playing a gay character would “ruin” his acting career.  The revelation came after
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Right-wing provocateur Ethan Schmidt filmed himself confronting PetSmart staff about a Pride flag in the store. A manager kicked him out shortly afterwards. (Twitter/@patriottakes) A right-wing thug, who once threatened to “hunt” LGBTQ+ people, was kicked out of a pet store after complaining to staff about a “satanic” Pride flag display.  A video filmed by
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Tammy Baldwin (L) spoke to Marco Rubio (R) after hearing him say voting on same-sex marriage protections was a “stupid waste of time”. (Getty/Anna Moneymaker/Anna Rose Layden-Pool) Out senator Tammy Baldwin confronted Marco Rubio in an elevator after he said voting on a bill to protect same-sex marriage was a “stupid waste of time”.  Rubio,
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Several men claim they had sex with Jesse Lee Peterson, a virulently anti-LGBTQ+ pastor and online radio host. (Twitter/@JLPtalk) Several men have alleged they had sex with anti-LGBTQ+ pastor and conservative radio host Jesse Lee Peterson.  The allegations emerged after Church Militant – a far-right Catholic group and website – released an almost 30-minute video in June
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Sarah Palin visits “Extra” at Universal Studios Hollywood on 4 December 2015 in Universal City, California. (Getty/Noel Vasquez) Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin went on a bizarre rant accusing “liberals” of trying to “pound” sex in people’s minds. Palin, who once rapped Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” in a pink and purple bear suit on
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