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An anti-LGBT+ bishop from Nigeria has suggested that if Joe Biden wants the country to decriminalise homosexuality, he should take a Nigerian man as his “second wife”. The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on the
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Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon, 2019. (Visionhaus/Getty Images) Tennis bigot Martina Navratilova is calling on Joe Biden to introduce special rules that would prevent trans people from gaining a foothold in elite sports. Navratilova, a vocal opponent of trans inclusion in sport, has in the past supported laws that would ban trans girls from participating in
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Kamala Harris has paid tribute to the “boundary-breaking” Pete Buttigieg (Twitter/Pete Buttigieg) Kamala Harris has paid tribute to the “boundary-breaking” Pete Buttigieg, as he is sworn in as Joe Biden’s secretary of transportation. With his husband Chasten at his side on Wednesday (3 February, Pete Buttigieg was officially sworn in on his family Bible by
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Dr Rachel Levine. (PinkNews) More than 350 LGBT+ advocates and health experts have urged the Senate to confirm Dr Rachel Levine immediately, amid a transphobic smear campaign against her. Levine was nominated as assistant secretary of health and human services by Joe Biden last week, and if confirmed, she would become the highest-ranking trans official
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A lesbian mother published a poignant open letter in Between the Lines this week urging president Joe Biden to support LGBT+ families during his administration. Writing to Biden ahead of his historic inauguration Wednesday (20 January), Dana Rudolph, founder and publisher of Mombian, painted a troubling picture of an America where four years of Trump have
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The White House lit with the Pride flag. (Getty Images/Molly Riley) For the first time in history, the White House website is asking visitors for their pronouns and offering gender-neutral options to choose from. President Joe Biden wasted absolutely no time in making his pro-trans stance clear, with the website updated mere hours after his
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Just days before Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, the Trump administration launched an eleventh-hour push to entrench anti-LGBT+ discrimination in law. (Getty/Michael Reaves) Former president Donald Trump made a final desperate and futile attempt to undermine LGBT+ rights, shortly before Joe Biden took office. Just days before Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, the Trump administration launched an
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Demi Lovato (L) is set to perform at Celebrating America, a cross-network television special celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration. (Getty) Demi Lovato said she was rendered “speechless” when asked to perform at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration. In an Instagram post uploaded Wednesday (13 January), the “Sorry, Not Sorry” singer announced she
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Former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg this week made history as the first gay man nominated for a full-time cabinet post, prompting howls of anger from Trump supporters. Republican-supporting outlets such as Russia Today, Fox News, The Federalist and have sought to shout down LGBT+ celebrations of Buttigieg’s appointment, arguing that it “erases” the legacy of
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Pete Buttigieg has spoken about his first experience of homophobia in a moving speech as he made history with a nomination for a role in Joe Biden’s cabinet. The former South Bend, Indiana mayor made history on Tuesday (15 December) when he was announced as Biden’s pick for transportation secretary. The 38-year-old will become the
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Pete Buttigieg has been chosen as Joe Biden’s transportation secretary, becoming the first out LGBT+ person in US history to hold a full-time cabinet post. The gay former Iraq war veteran, South Bend mayor and presidential hopeful has been picked by his one-time rival to lead the Department of Transportation, Reuters and CNN report. The 38-year-old
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during her weekly news conference on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call/Getty) House speaker Nancy Pelosi perfectly handled a Christian news reporter who challenged her on Joe Biden’s commitment to gender-affirming care for trans kids. The president-elect has been reassuringly unambiguous in his pledge to “eliminate” Donald Trump’s
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Christian anti-LGBT+ activist Gordon Klingenschmitt. (Pray In Jesus Name/ YouTube) An anti-LGBT+ Christian activist and former Republican lawmaker has claimed that president elect Joe Biden is forming a “transgender atheist army”. Gordon Klingenschmitt is a former Navy chaplain who served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2015 until 2017, and is now a Christian
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Michael Mason feels “bullied” by his neighbours’ children’s chalk art. (CBS Sacramento) A fragile Trump supporter has filed a restraining order against his neighbours, claiming he has been “bullied” after children decorated the street with LGBT+ chalk art. Michael Mason, of Rocklin, California, has filed a restraining order against his neighbours, alleging they have harassed
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CNN anchor Don Lemon has spoken about being subjected to “disgusting” racist and homophobic slurs by Trump supporters. Speaking to Chris Cuomo on Saturday (November 7) hours after the Presidential race was called for Joe Biden, Lemon spoke emotionally about the pivotal result, which he actually missed while sleeping between gruelling shifts pitching in on
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Kamala Harris will be the next vice-president of the United States. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/ Getty) With Donald Trump squarely defeated, Kamala Harris wasted no time updating her Twitter bio – and it included a small act of kindness that spoke magnitudes. Moments after Joe Biden passed the 270 electoral vote threshold needed for victory, he
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Bette Midler upgraded Donald Trump’s dismal loss in the presidential election into a musical number. (Screen capture via Twitter) Proving that the world is already a better place since Joe Biden won the presidential election, Bette Midler has transformed Donald Trump’s dismal loss into a pretty catchy musical. Bette Midler has long made it clear
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Philadelphians dancing to YMCA, Trump’s own campaign song, to celebrate his defeat (Twitter/@ambiej) Overjoyed Philadelphians took to the streets to celebrate Joe Biden’s critical lead by singing and dancing to the Village People’s “YMCA”, a song that’s been co-opted by Trump as the unofficial soundtrack to his rallies. A wave of excitement came on Friday
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Mary Trump speaking on Channel 4 News. (Screen capture via Channel 4/Twitter) With Joe Biden edging achingly closer to victory, US President Donald Trump will seek to “undermine” the Democrat’s leadership, niece Mary Trump said in an explosive interview Friday evening (November 5). Speaking to Channel 4 News, Mary sought to tear into the torrent
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Georgia is one messy queen. (Getty) US election memes are just about the only thing stopping us from exploding right now, tbh. Three days after Election Day (November 3), America (and the world) is no closer to a definitive result. Joe Biden is miles ahead in the popular vote, with the highest total in US
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MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff (L) presses Richard Grenell (R) for information during a Trump campaign briefing in Nevada, US. (Screen capture via Twitter/MSNBC) Richard Grenell raged at a pool of journalists reporting at a Trump campaign press conference in Nevada Thursday (November 5), both refusing to name himself and to provide evidence of his allegations
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Supporters hold up an LGBT+ Pride flag for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (George Frey/Getty Images The number of LGBT+ people who voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election more than double compared to four years ago, exit polls suggest. With a bitter and strained electoral battle unfolding and an anxious nation
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Lady Gaga speaks in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in campaign rally at Heinz Field on November 02, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Drew Angerer/Getty) During his final day on the campaign trail Donald Trump went on a bizarre rant about Lady Gaga, but it’s his pronunciation of her name that will
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Donald Trump has shown just how desperate he’s getting by lashing out at Joe Biden for working with the famous “anti-fracking activist” Lady Gaga. Gaga, who is of course best known for her stance on fracking, will appear at a drive-in rally for Biden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday (2 November) to help build last-minute
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Cher performed a reworked version of “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe” in support of Joe Biden at a virtual benefit concert, and found time to visit a Las Vegas gay bar to encourage people to vote. As the US presidential election draws close, LGBT+ icon Cher was the final act in an event titled “I
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses a drive-in campaign rally at the Michigan State Fairgrounds October 16, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Joe Biden has been condemned by a designated homophobic hate group for saying he will “flat out change the law” to reverse Donald Trump’s transphobic policies. Biden made the comments in a televised town
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio, the day after the first presidential debate between him and Donald Trump. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Joe Biden condemned Donald Trump for turning a “blind eye” towards the violence inflicted on trans women of colour in a speech at an LGBT+ event. In his pre-recorded comments, which were
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