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Controversial duo Right Said Fred. (Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images) English pop band Right Said Fred are being relentlessly dragged online after their official X/Twitter account posted a photograph of a phone box that had been repurposed as a defibrillator. The tweet, which has since been deleted, showed a phone box that had been retrofitted with a
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Grindr to be sued for allegedly sharing users’ HIV status (Getty) Dating app Grindr is being sued for allegedly sharing users’ personal information, including their HIV status and ethnicity. According to reports from the BBC, the claim was lodged at the High Court in London, alleging that Grindr had used “covert tracking technology”, and that
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A jury inquest has concluded that systemic failures by services supporting Jason Pulman, a trans teenager who took his own life, could have contributed to his death. Warning: The following article contains discussions about mental health, self-harm and suicidal ideation. 15-year-old Jason Pulman was found dead in Hampden Park, Eastbourne on 19 April 2022, the
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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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“It is so important that people can take full control of their own contraceptive needs.” (Getty) The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in the UK have called to make the morning-after pill “free for everyone”. They’re also calling for it to be made widely available so that people can get ahold of emergency contraception
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Vuokkoset has launched a tampon aimed at trans men (Vuokkoset) A Finnish sanitary product manufacturer is getting hate online for launching a tampon aimed at trans men and non-binary folks.  Vuokkoset launched the product during Transgender Awareness Week as a means of addressing the gender dysphoria trans men and non-binary people feel around menstruation, with
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Eugina Cooney’s fans are once again concerned about her wellbeing after her TikTok account was removed and she posted an Instagram story that has been deemed concerning by some. (eugeniacooney/Instagram) American internet personality Eugenia Cooney has left fans concerned after posting an Instagram story saying its been a “weird last few days”, after having her
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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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The Florida medical board committee approved a prospective rule that will ban gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth under the age of 18. (Getty) The Florida medical board committee approved a proposed rule banning gender-affirming medical care for trans youth, making it one step closer to reality.  A joint committee of the Florida board of medicine
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The Terrence Higgins Trust said Thérèse Coffey’s decision not to get more monkeypox vaccines “would be concerning and shortsighted”. (Getty) Health secretary Thérèse Coffey has been accused of ‘jeopardising public health’ after she decided not to secure extra monkeypox vaccines despite advice from officials. Coffey decided not to purchase a recommended 70,000 extra doses of
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LA has confirmed its first death of a resident due to monkeypox. (Getty) The US has reported its first confirmed monkeypox death. The Department of Public Health (DPH) along with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on 12 September that an LA resident’s death was due to monkeypox. It comes after Texas
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A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a trans rights demonstration. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Trans people in Montana have been permanently banned from changing their birth certificates in yet another devastating blow to LGBTQ+ rights. Health officials in the state adopted a proposed rule change on
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Dr Demetre Daskalakis at a monkeypox briefing (L) and posing shirtless (R). (Getty/Instagram) Right-wing trolls are mocking a gay monkeypox doctor because he’s hot and has dared to wear a harness. Dr Demetre Daskalakis, one of the White House’s most senior figures appointed to respond to the monkeypox outbreak, has faced smears from right-wing media
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Kyle Sandiland said he was “giving the gays the warning” after he described monkeypox as the “big gay disease floating around”. (YouTube/Kyle and Jackie O) Australian radio host Kyle Sandilands defended his comments calling monkeypox the “big gay disease”, claiming he was “giving the gays the warning”. Sandilands faced immense backlash after he talked about
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French monkeypox patients have been saying how psychologically painful the virus has been for them. (Getty) Monkeypox may leave more than just physical scars, according to several accounts by patients. Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital’s infectious disease specialist, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, told France24 that research suggests that “psychological distress is linked to several aspects” of the disease. He
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Two trans people hold hands while marching under a trans Pride flag in the New York City Pride Parade. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) A federal court has blocked efforts by the Biden administration to ensure trans people are never discriminated against by religious doctors when seeking healthcare. In 2016, the Obama administration issued an interpretation of the
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Dr Will Nutland says the team wanted to offer monkeypox vaccines at UK Black Pride after seeing a “huge inequality in who’s getting the vaccine”. (Twitter/@TeamPrepster/PinkNews) A not-for-profit team gave free monkeypox vaccines to attendees at UK Black Pride to address the “huge inequity” in who is able to get the vaccine.  Dr Will Nutland
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Daniel O’Shaughnessy says douching isn’t always necessary. (PinkNews) Daniel O’Shaughnessy had worked as a nutritionist for years before he thought of writing a book specifically about queer people’s nutritional needs. The idea first came to him when he was “dragged” onto a gay cruise ship. Throughout his career, Daniel had worked extensively with LGBTQ+ clients –
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