LGBTQ

Jim Wells had the DUP whip withdrawn in 2018. (Getty) Former DUP minister Jim Wells doesn’t want conversion therapy to be banned in Northern Ireland in case he “struggles with same-sex attraction” and needs his pastor. Wells, who has a long history of making anti-LGBT+ remarks, made his comments during a Stormont debate on the
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Phillip Lühl and his twin daughters in South Africa. (Instagram/@phillipluehl) A top Namibian court rejected Monday (19 April) a gay couple’s plea to return home with their twin daughters, born in South Africa through surrogacy. In a case that threw the republic’s decades-old restrictions on LGBT+ people into question, Phillip Lühl and his husband Guillermo
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Chandler in Friends. (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal) A longstanding and oft-repeated urban legend is that Chandler was originally supposed to be gay in Friends until Matthew Perry was cast in the role. Speculation was rampant even back in the early years of the show, prompting Friends co-creator David Crane to give this quote to The Advocate in 1996. “We didn’t go into
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Amsterdam Pride 2019. (Getty/ Soccrates/ Eric Verhoeven) A man from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has been cleared of terrorism charges after he tried to buy an AK-47 online, claiming he “needed it for the gay Pride parade”. The 32-year-old, identified as “Tahsin E”, was arrested on 7 August, 2020, according to DutchNews, after Dutch security service
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Liberty University is suing Jerry Falwell Jr for $10 million, claiming he withheld scandalous information from trustees while negotiating a new contract for himself. Falwell, a key Trump ally and one of the most powerful figures in the evangelical movement, was removed as head of the powerful private Christian university in August after he and his wife were accused of
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A student at Ridgeline High School cut down an LGBT+ flag. (Screen captures via Twitter/@golfgirly78) Students and alumni gathered with Pride flags after a “heartbreaking” incident that saw a student cut down a Progress Pride banner to cheers. In the airy halls of Ridgeline High School in Cache County, Utah, a student was caught on
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English actor Robert Webb in 2017. (YANN COATSALIOU/AFP via Getty Images) Robert Webb has claimed it is impossible to say “anything even remotely reasonable” about trans issues without facing “defamation and abuse”. The Peep Show star faced criticism from the LGBT+ community when he expressed solidarity with anti-trans commentator Janice Turner in 2018. In the since-deleted tweet, Robert
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Tony Perkins, President of the Family Researcil Council, said Joe Biden’s trans inclusion initiatives are from ‘the pit of hell’. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) In an unsurprising development, a cluster of right-wing groups that actively campaign for anti-trans bills are also backing voter suppression and anti-vaccine conspiracies. New restrictions that could see tougher limits on early
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Uzbek LGBT+ activist Miraziz Bazarov sustained serious injuries (Twitter/Agnieszka Pikulicka @Aga_Pik) The Uzbek LGBT+ community say they’ve been driven underground in fear of homophobic backlash after a vicious attack on a prominent blogger and his supporters. Miraziz Bazarov remains hospitalised with serious injuries, which he sustained in a savage beating by three masked men with
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