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The closure of the Pink Broadway gay sauna could have implications for other adult venues (Stock photo: Envato Elements) An historic gay sauna may be forced to close its doors forever after insurers inexplicably denied it coverage. The Pink Broadway sauna has welcomed customers to Southampton’s East Street for the past two decades and had been
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Chyna Carrillo died after a violent assault in Pennsylvania. (Facebook) Trans woman Chyna Carrillo has died following a brutal assault in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She was just 24-years-old. Police in Pennsylvania received reports of an attack at a residence on the morning of 18 February, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). When officers arrived,
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Angie Arévalo died after she was stabbed by a 14-year-old during a family altercation. (TransLivesMatter.info) A trans woman has tragically died after being stabbed to death by a 14-year-old during a family argument in Columbia, local media has reported. Angie Arévalo died on Saturday, 6 February, after she was stabbed in the chest when a
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Andrzej Duda, president of Poland, lambasted “LGBT ideology” during his 2020 election campaign. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty) LGBT+ people are being “scapegoated” by political leaders in Europe and Central Asia, according to an LGBT+ rights organisation. Progress on LGBT+ rights is “increasingly fragile”, ILGA-Europe warned in its tenth annual review, published on Tuesday (16 February)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Getty) Turkey’s fiercely anti-gay president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that there is “no such thing” as LGBT+ people. Erdoğan has positioned himself as an ardent opponent to LGBT+ rights, with tensions rising in recent days following student protests in Istanbul. The president doubled down on his anti-LGBT+ views on
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Elliot Page thanked fans for their “love and support” after he came out as transgender in December 2020. (Instagram/Rich Polk/Getty) A 75-year-old grandmother has thanked Elliot Page for coming out, which has helped her own trans granddaughter to “live openly with freedom”. Maryann Durmer, who describes herself as a “white, heterosexual cisgender woman who was
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Colton Stankowski was asked to leave a women’s clothing store when she told an employe that she was shopping for herself. (Envato Elements) A trans woman from Calgary, Canada, was told she was making shoppers “uncomfortable” in a women’s clothing store and was asked to leave – and now she’s fighting back. Colton Stankowski opened
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When straight cisgender people travel, they think about the sun, spending money and which tourist spots to hit first. But travelling as queer person means having to think about homophobia, and about the more than 70 countries in the world where homosexuality is illegal. Travelling as a Black person means having to think about the
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Transgender student Fouad died by suicide after being told she was upsetting other students by wearing a skirt. (Stock image/Envato Elements) A trans teenager has tragically died by suicide after she was allegedly “humiliated” by school staff for wearing a skirt. The 17-year-old student, identified only by the first name Fouad, died by suicide on
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Donald Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association, an SPLC-designated hate group that received funding from the federal government. (YouTube) Anti-LGBT+ hate groups and schools that ban gay teachers because of their sexuality have been handed millions in coronavirus relief funds in the United States. More than $5 billion was handed to organisations under the
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Toxic masculinity damages men mentally, physically and socially. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty) Toxic masculinity is harmful, limiting, outdated and should be scrapped in favour of a healthier view on what a “man” is, Australians say. Researchers at the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation found that, overall, men tend to enforce and care more about masculinity than women, spilling
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Trans people in India can now apply to have their gender identity legally recognised online through a new government portal. The portal, launched on Wednesday (25 November) by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), will allow trans people to have their gender identity certified by the district magistrate without visiting government offices. The
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Trans Chorus of Los Angeles. (YouTube/A Noise Within) Trans Day of Resilience – observed alongside Trans Day of Remembrance – will this year see an unprecedented concert staged by six trans-affirming choirs. On Trans Day of Remembrance, we remember and honour the transgender siblings who we have lost this year. Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann
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The Trades Union Congress has released a powerful new short film showing the challenges that come with transitioning in the workplace. The moving video, written and directed by Sam Nicklin, was released by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to mark Transgender Awareness Week. It follows a character named Liam, played by trans masc actor Kenya Sterling,
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The Palace of Culture is illuminated with rainbow colours in a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT community in Warsaw (Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto via Getty) Cities in Poland have illuminated buildings in rainbow colours in a powerful display of solidarity with the country’s embattled LGBT+ community. Parts of Poland have become harsh and unwelcoming places for
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G-A-Y bar in Soho, London. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty) Jeremy Joseph, the owner of G-A-Y nightclubs in London and Manchester, has vowed to keep fighting after the courts refused to hear his legal challenge against the coronavirus curfew. Joseph launched a legal challenge against the UK government’s 10pm curfew for pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants
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Bayard Rustin was criticised for being gay, while Angela Davis came out publicly in the late ’90s. (Getty) Queer Black agitators, thinkers and organisers have always been a crucial part of the fight for Black liberation – only now, the rest of the world is catching up. On May 25, George Floyd was murdered in
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J.M. Barrie writing letters to his great friend Robert Louis Stevenson at his desk in Adelphi Terrace House. (Sotheby’s via Getty Images) Never-seen-before letters reveal JM Barrie telling Robert Louis Stevenson “I have discovered that I love you” – and the only possible explanation is that they were “the greatest of friends”. It’s the first
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A 94-year-old grandmother and lifelong Republican has pledged to vote for Joe Biden in the presidential election, after her gay grandson tearfully explained to her the risk doing otherwise poses to his future, and the safety of the LGBT+ community. After congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked Democrats to speak to their Republican-voting loved ones about the
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Gold Coast bar sat on the southeast corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North La Jolla Avenue.(Picture from Gold Coast facebook page) Gold Coast, one of West Hollywood’s most popular gay bars, has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, its co-owner confirmed Thursday (24 September). With many queer bars already in decline or having to permanently
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