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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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Controversial former gay Trump official Richard Grenell claims he discussed ‘gay conservatives’ with Donald Trump (Twitter/Getty) Controversial gay ex-Trump official Richard Grenell has claimed that Donald Trump spent some of his last hours in office discussing “gay conservatives” with him. The Republican operative, who formerly served as Trump’s ambassador to Germany and briefly as acting
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Public toilets have become a focal point for gender-critical feminism (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty) A butch lesbian has reflected on the many times she’s been confronted and harassed in public toilets as anti-trans hostility spills over in the UK. Eloise Stonborough, 32, is a cis woman who presents as butch – and she estimates she is challenged
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The European Court of Human Rights, pictured in 2017, has ruled against Romania for its treatment of trans people (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty) The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Romania for refusing to recognise the gender identity of two transgender men unless they had surgery. On Tuesday (19 January) the ECHR found Romania guilty
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Elliot Page. (Instagram) Elliot Page is urging lawmakers in Montana to vote against two bills attacking transgender youth. The Umbrella Academy star, who came out as trans in December, said the anti-trans bills “harm trans youth and hurt all of us”. “Join the fight to protect trans youth,” Elliot Page added, sharing a link to
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Production begins this week for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. (Instagram/ michellevisage) RuPaul’s Drag Race is officially going Down Under, and RuPaul and Michelle Visage have already been confirmed as judges. An Australian spin-off was first announced in August 2019, when ITV’s Australian production arm confirmed that it has secured the local rights for the show. Rumours
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Gay drag queen TikTok stars the Coyle twins. (Instagram/ coopercoyle) Gay TikTok stars Cooper and Luca Coyle, known as the Coyle Twins, have given a simple explanation to their followers who don’t understand the difference between drag and being trans. The TikTok stars started out on YouTube, where they currently have 180,000 subscribers, and made
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Kimberly Hart-Simpson. (Instagram/@kimberly_h_s) Coronation Street star Kimberly Hart-Simpson has come out as pansexual, describing gender as “irrelevant” to her. Ahead of her stint on the E4 dating show Celebs Go Dating, the 33-year-old Welsh actor gushed that she “fancies everybody”. In an interview with The Mirror, she explained: “I have dated people who are male, female,
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Star Trek: Discovery‘s LGBT+ crew just grew a little bigger as actor Mary Wiseman confirms she is “queer and proud”. Wiseman, a powerhouse actor who plays fan-favourite Ensign Tilly, revealed that she has loved “people of all genders” in a recent interview with StarTrek.com. That small detail almost wasn’t published as the Zoom call’s audio
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The Tenacious Unicorn Ranch was officially founded in 2018. (Instagram/ Tenacious Unicorn Ranch) The desperate need for safe housing has led a group of trans people to form the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch, a community of armed, anti-fascist alpaca farmers in rural Colorado. Fearful for her safety and the safety of other trans people after Donald
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Surprise surprise, traits of toxic masculinity are more likely to be found in Trump fans (Envato) An entirely predictable study has found that Americans who support traditional stereotypes of toxic masculinity are more likely to back Donald Trump. A team from Penn State University found a correlation between belief in “hegemonic masculinity” – the notion
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Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda, branded LGBT+ people as “deviants”. (Jack Taylor/Getty) The incumbent president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has won his sixth consecutive term after an election campaign marred by aggressive homophobic rhetoric. On Saturday (16 January) Museveni was once again declared the winner of the presidential election with 58.64 percent of the vote.
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Justin Thomas at the Sentry Tournament Of Champions on 10 January (Cliff Hawkins/Getty) Ralph Lauren has terminated its sponsorship deal with disgraced golfer Justin Thomas after he blurted out a homophobic slur at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The world number three golf star had worn the company’s clothing since he turned pro, reaching number
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Dominque Jackson plays Elektra in Pose. (FX) The number of queer characters on television dropped slightly in 2020, despite the fact that LGBT+ shows “dominated the conversation”. The findings were released in GLAAD’s latest Where We Are on TV report, released on Thursday (14 January). Of the 773 series regular characters scheduled to appear on broadcast scripted
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Regina King won Best Actress at the 2019 Oscars. (Getty) Actor and director extraordinaire Regina King has expanded her pledge of ensuring all projects she produces are “50 per cent women” to include non-binary people, too. When King won a Golden Globe Award for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk in 2019, she used her
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Armie Hammer. (STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images) Armie Hammer wanted to “barbecue and eat” his ex-partner’s rib, she has alleged, among other gruesome sexual fantasies and claims of emotional abuse. Courtney Vucekovich, a 30-year-old app founder, told Page Six that she met the Call Me by Your Name star in June 2020 through mutual
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Don Lemon eviscerated Lindsey Graham after he publicly criticised Donald Trump, but was seen with him just days later. (Dimitrios Kambouris/MANDEL NGAN/Getty) Don Lemon has absolutely eviscerated anti-LGBT+ Republican Lindsey Graham for pandering to Donald Trump – and it is truly a read for the ages. Graham publicly condemned Trump after the president encouraged a
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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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Teaching kids about LGBT+ sex and relationships at home is important, whether or not they are learning about it at school. (Envato) As the UK enters another national lockdown, the pandemic is continuing to cause disruption to many children, particularly when it comes to LGBT-inclusive sex and relationships education. Last week, Boris Johnson announced that
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Vice president Mike Pence. (Getty/J. Scott Applewhite) Indiana, the home-state of vice-president Mike Pence, could be next in line to ban traumatising conversion therapy for LGBT+ people in a groundbreaking move. JD Ford and Sue Errington, two Indiana Democrats, have introduced bills that would outlaw the dangerous practice in the state. If passed, the bills would
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Richard Madeley admitted during the discussion between four straight people that there was not a single gay person in the whole studio. (Channel 4) Richard Madeley led a train wreck debate on whether gay actors should be cast in gay roles while guest hosting an episode of Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch. Stepping in for regular
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Julio Lancellotti shared photos of himself with trans women on Instagram. (Instagram) A priest has won praise from his followers after he delivered a powerful message of love and solidarity with trans people. Father Julio Lancellotti, a Catholic priest from Sao Paulo, Brazil, shared photos of himself with transgender women on Thursday (7 January) and
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Arnold Schwarzenegger pictured in 2015 in London, England. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty/ Paramount) As Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a scathing takedown of Donald Trump and the US Capitol riots, it’s easy to paint the Terminator as a liberal hero. But that’s not how many LGBT+ people remember him. The former actor, bodybuilder and politician has had quite
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Outgoing president Donald Trump was hit with a permanent Twitter ban. (Getty/ Tasos Katopodis) A cake analogy has beautifully shut down Republicans who are claiming that Donald Trump was unfairly banned from Twitter. The lame duck US president’s @RealDonaldTrump account was initially suspended from Twitter on Wednesday (6 January) after the social media platform decided
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