LGBTQ

Some horror fans have labelled Halloween’s masked killer Michael Myers “homophobic” after he killed a gay couple in the new film Halloween Kills. (YouTube/Universal Pictures) A gruesome murder of a gay couple in Halloween Kills has resulted in some horror fans calling the villain Michael Myers “homophobic”. The long running Halloween franchise has largely focused
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Dr Rachel Levine is the nation’s first transgender four-star officer when she was sworn in as an admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on 19 October 2021. (Twitter/@HHS_ASH) Trailblazing Biden appointee Dr Rachel Levine has become the first openly trans four-star officer across any of the nation’s eight uniformed services. Levine, the
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Students and staff from Burlington and South Burlington High School performed in a sickening “drag ball” during their homecoming game. (YouTube/NBC News) Students and staff in Vermont donned their finest gowns and wigs in a fabulous “drag ball” during the high school’s homecoming football game. About 30 students and faculty members from Burlington and South
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Boris Johnson leaving the House of Commons. (Peter Summers/Getty) Boris Johnson is facing criticism after he mixed up HIV and AIDS while speaking about vaccines and advances in medical research. The prime minister made his remarks during an address to 200 business leaders at a Global Investment Summit held at the Science Museum on Tuesday
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The Australian debate show Q+A was targeted for its pro-LGBT+ coverage (YouTube/Sky News Australia) A charity worker has been sentenced after threatening to kill the staff of an Australian talkshow that supported LGBT+ people. David William Wonnocott, 47, pled guilty to making threats to kill the employees behind ABC’s panel debate show Q+A over its supportive
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Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (Getty) Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness stepped in to school Marjorie Taylor Greene after she attempted to draw comparisons between anti-vaxxers and those living with HIV. The infamously dreadful Republican congresswoman took to Twitter on Thursday (14 October) after learning that NBA athletes who
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Johannes Radebe and John Whaite dancing on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC) Strictly Come Dancing has been accused of sexism for allegedly “predatory” comments made by judges towards male dancers. The BBC’s primetime dancing show has reportedly received a higher than usual number of viewer complaints this year relating to sexist comments about male contestants, as
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Phillip Luhl and Guillermo Delgado are fighting for Namibian citizenship for their three children (Instagram/@phillipluehl) The High Court of Namibia has granted citizenship to the son of a gay couple after a long, arduous fight. Namibian Phillip Luhl and his Mexican husband, Guillermo Delgado, fought for years to have their son Yona Luhl-Delgado recognised as
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Stonewall marching in London Pride in 2015. (Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty) Politicians and senior LGBT+ figures have rushed to defend Stonewall in the wake of a BBC “investigation” into the charity. On Friday (15 October), the BBC published an article headlined Stonewall’s influence on BBC and Ofcom revealed“. Based on a 10-part investigative podcast by the Stephen
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Will Young revisited his criticism of ‘homophobic’ Top Gear star Richard Hammond (Getty) Will Young singled out Richard Hammond as “the worst” of the former Top Gear presenters for his allegedly homophobic jokes on the Amazon Prime special, The Grand Tour. The gay pop singer has previously criticised the trio for their “f***ing pathetic” jokes at LGBT+
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George Takei attends PFLAG Gives Thanks: Celebrating Inclusion in the Workplace on 18 November 2019 in New York City. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty for PFLAG) George Takei threw epic shade at his former onscreen captain William Shatner before aiming Superman actor Dean Cain. Takei opened up to Page Six about his thoughts on Shatner’s excursion into the
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Comedian Hannah Gadsby performs on stage ‘Nanette’ during Assembly Gala Launch for Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 2 August 2017. (Getty/Roberto Ricciuti) Queer comedian Hannah Gadsby slammed Netflix head Ted Sarandos after the co-CEO included her name in a written defence of Dave Chappelle. Sarandos addressed escalating backlash against Chappelle’s anti-trans jokes in his latest special
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Hamilton the Musical follows the story of the Founding Fathers. (Joan Marcus) A Black trans actor who starred in Broadway performances of hit show Hamilton has accused producers of not renewing their contract after they requested a gender-neutral dressing room. Hamilton strongly denies the allegation, which has been made by non-binary performer Suni Reid in an
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Labour’s shadow minister for women and equalities, Taiwo Owatemi, said she is “highly critical” of anti-trans charity LGB Alliance. (Official portrait) Labour’s new shadow minister for women and equalities, Taiwo Owatemi, has issued a damning letter against the LGB Alliance. Owatemi, who was appointed to the shadow equalities brief three weeks ago, wrote a letter
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Osagyefo Agyeman Badu II is president of Bono Regional House of Chiefs, Omanhene (paramount chief) of the Dormaa traditional council and high court justice. (Facebook/ Abanpredease TV) A regional chief in Ghana has threatened to storm the country’s parliament with 10,000 people to force through a cruel anti-LGBT+ bill. The “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights
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PinkNews Futures is opening doors for LGBT+ jobseekers. (PinkNews/Alistair Veryard) PinkNews Futures made its post-lockdown return last weekend, with LGBT+ graduates and young people connecting with industry experts to get a foothold in the job market. The post-COVID job market is more competitive and challenging than ever before, and many of the attendees at PinkNews
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Club-goers queue to get in to Heaven nightclub. (Getty/ Rob Pinney) Heaven nightclub in London has been criticised after a non-binary clubber accused staff of “invalidating” their identity. Jordan Bennett tweeted that on Saturday (9 October), they arrived at Heaven, “a place where I am meant to feel free and accepted”, to find that entrance queues were split
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Dave Chappelle. (Getty/ Sean Rayford) Netflix has “suspended” a trans employee who spoke out against Dave Chappelle’s new special, The Closer. In Chappelle’s latest comedy special, which premiered on Netflix on 5 October, he makes explicit jokes about trans women’s genitals and defends DaBaby and JK Rowling, before declaring himself “Team TERF“. The next day, Terra Field,
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