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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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Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans youth charity Mermaids is still not being investigated by the Charity Commission over “safeguarding red flags”, despite relentless media reports. On Thursday (29 September), The Telegraph published yet another story on the charity, which provides support to young trans people and
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Aaron Peskin (left) apologised for saying Honey Mahogany (right) wasn’t human.(@AaronPeskin & HUM/Twitter & Getty) A San Francisco elected official has apologised to the LGBTQ+ community after suggesting a transgender electoral candidate wasn’t real – or even human. Aaron Peskin, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District Three, made the claim
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Rosie Duffield allegedly told LWD attendees she did not believe Eddie Izzard was a woman.(PA/Getty) MP Rosie Duffield has allegedly threatened to leave the Labour Party if comedian Eddie Izzard is selected to stand in the next general election on an all-women shortlist. Speaking during a Labour Women’s Declaration (LWD) discussion group at the Labour
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Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans children’s charity Mermaids has responded to an “investigation” by The Telegraph which suggested the charity was putting children at risk. On Sunday (25 September), The Telegraph ran a story headlined: “Trans charity Mermaids giving breast binders to children behind parents’ backs”.
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pro-LGBTQ+ protestors marching for trans inclusion in schools. (Mark Kerrison/Getty) A group of parents have ridiculously called for a teacher to be fired just because they are non-binary. The Medford school board in South Oregon heard absurd complaints from several people on Thursday (22 September) about a first-grade teacher at Griffin Creek Elementary school who
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LGBT+ Conservatives will no longer distribute their sloganed condoms at the party’s conference. (Envato/CCHQ logo) Internal emails from LGBT+ Conservatives suggest the group was told to pull its branded condoms from conference by the prime minister. The party’s LGBTQ+ group announced on Thursday (22 September) that it would no longer be distributing its sloganed condoms
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Tucker Carlson accused schools and hospitals of committing “sex crimes”. (Fox News) Fox News host Tucker Carlson has accused LGBTQ-inclusive schools and hospitals providing care to trans youth of committing “sex crimes”, and urged viewers to “fight back” during his TV brodcast. On Monday’s (19 September) episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson described discussion of
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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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MP John Nicolson. (Getty) SNP MP John Nicolson slammed anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance’s “obsession with genitals” as “deeply unhealthy” while giving evidence against its charity status. An appeal to overturn the Charity Commission’s April 2021 decision to register LGB Alliance as a charity is currently being considered by a tribunal. The legal fight is
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Protesters outside the first LGB Alliance conference. (In Pictures via Getty/ Mark Kerrison) A lawyer representing anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance has compared healthcare for trans people to a “transition or death” policy in Iran. The remarks were made on the second day of a tribunal challenging the group’s charitable status, spearheaded by trans youth
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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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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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Maria Walsh speaks in an Instagram clip. (Maria Walsh/Instagram) MEP Maria Walsh has urged EuroPride to continue despite backlash from anti-LGBTQ+ groups. The Midlands-North-West member of the European Parliament insisted that the Pride festival – which is hosted in a different European city each year – should go ahead as scheduled from 12 to 18
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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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