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Grindr. (Getty) Georgia, US, police have been accused of “cataclysmic failure” by LGBT+ activists after cops arrested nine men following a three-day sting operation conducted through Grindr. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office carried out the apprehension from March 2 to 4, according to Project Q. But after the arrests were made, the names, mug shots
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid tribute to trans women in the Drag Race Untucked lounge. (WOW) Drag Race guest judge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her historic stint on the show to give an emotional speech about drag queens and trans heroes. Ocasio-Cortez joined the season 12 queens in the Untucked lounge, where she paid tribute to them and
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Joe Biden holds a virtual campaign event on March 13, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty) Joe Biden is holding a star-studded ‘virtual’ fundraiser in the Los Angeles LGBT+ community, with minimum donations of $1,000. The event on April 23 will feature performances from TV, Broadway and music stars, including Billy Porter, Kristin Chenoweth and Melissa Etheridge. The
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This 10-second TikTok video parodying gay couples in coronavirus lockdown has made us feel both seen and attacked at the same time. The video was uploaded to the short-form video platform by Darren and Michael and is captioned: “Gays in quarantine.” In the 10-second long clip, the couple bakes, cleans, pots plants, engages in some
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Stock image of athletics. On March 30, the eve of Trans Day of Visibility, Idaho governor Brad Little signed two anti-trans bills into law. One barred trans people from updating the gender on their birth certificate, the other barred trans girls and women from playing sport at school or college. The second law, HB500, bans
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Kayleigh McEnany speaks at a “Keep America Great” campaign rally on January 9, 2020 (Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire/ Getty) This week Trump welcomed his new White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, a combative TV pundit with a long history of anti-LGBT+ comments. McEnany has previously worked as Trump’s spokesperson for his re-election campaign and as
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A protest against LGBT+ rights in Banda Aceh, Indonesia (Adli Dzil Ikram/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty) A vicious mob who doused a trans woman in petrol and burned her alive will not face murder charges, Indonesian police have confirmed. The 42-year-old woman, named locally as Mira, was set upon by a gang of thugs for allegedly stealing a
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A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly hurled homophobic abuse at police while attempting to stop an ambulance on a 999 call. Police on patrol in Helensburgh, Scotland, spotted the lone 24-year-old man walking erratically down the middle of the road shortly after midnight on March 23. According to local news, the man is alleged
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NASA astronaut Anne McClain was accused of space crimes by her estranged wife (Photo by Sergei Savostyanov/TASS via Getty Images) An astronaut’s estranged wife has been indicted for falsely accusing her of committing a crime from space. NASA astronaut Anne McClain had been accused of improperly accessing the bank account of her wife Summer Worden
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Judge Rinder said he was flirting up a storm with Bake Off host Noel Fielding. (BBC) Celebrity Bake Off contestant Judge Rinder confessed that much of his time in the tent was spent flirting with host Noel Fielding and getting “wine drunk”. Judge Rinder joins The Great Celebrity Bake Off on Tuesday (April 7) alongside
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Inter-American Court of Human Rights hears cases of human rights abuses in Latin America (Twitter/@CorteIDH) The top human rights court in the Americas has found Peru responsible for the rape and torture of a trans woman while in police custody. In 2008, Azul Rojas Marín was stripped, hit and raped with a truncheon by three
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US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing at the White House (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Donald Trump has admitted he doesn’t have a clue about the FDA’s decision to change the rules on men who have sex with men donating blood — despite effusive praise from gay Republicans. The Log
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Sasha Velour is bringing her NightGowns show to Quibi. (Quibi) Quibi shows include NightGowns with Sasha Velour, The Hot Shot with Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster and You Ain’t Got These with Lena Waithe. What is Quibi exactly? Another subscription service in an increasingly crowded market seems like the last thing anybody needs, but
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Tommy Ferris tows his grandmother’s wheelchair on his sit-down lawnmower. (Screen capture via BBC) A gay grandson caring for his 81-year-old grandmother with dementia has documented his time spent in lockdown as Britain comes to grips with the coronavirus. Tommy Ferris, 31, from Yate, Gloucestershire, recorded the tearjerking moments he shared with Nana Jean, from
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Young people have been advised not to come out while coronavirus restrictions are in place (Envato Elements) An LGBT+ charity has advised young people to “hit pause” on coming out while self-isolating with their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), a charity that cares for the LGBT+ homeless, has warned young
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The evangelical hate preacher Franklin Graham has unsurprisingly praised two horrific anti-trans bills that have just passed in Idaho. The first bill, HB509, bans trans people from changing the gender on their birth certificates, flouting a previous a federal court ruling on the issue. The second, HB500, bans schools and colleges from letting trans girls
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Honey Davenport and Aja collaborated on Draw The Blood. (JJ Images) Drag Race stars Aja and Honey Davenport spoke to PinkNews about their new single, the challenges that come with being a queer performer of colour, and Drag Race’s big diversity issue. It’s well-established that the Drag Race fandom has a race problem. Since RuPaul
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Kathy Kozachenko. )Human Rights Party (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records / Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan) Forty-one years ago yesterday, on April 2, 1974, out lesbian Kathy Kozachenko made history as the first openly gay person elected to political office in the US. Three years before Harvey Milk, the more well-known gay-rights advocate commonly given
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(From L-R) Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Phoebe Waller-Bridge and many more paid tribute to NHS workers shaken by the viral pandemic. (Screen captures via Twitter) Legends Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among a constellation of stars to take part in an emotional tribute video to the British National Health Service, strained
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Stock image of blood donation. (Pexels) After pressure from politicians and LGBT+ advocates, the rules on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US have finally been relaxed amid the coronavirus crisis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised its guidelines to allow for more blood donations from gay and bisexual men, as
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Brian Zupanick, left, and his partner John Giarratano, who has been battling coronavirus (GoFundMe) A gay man who watched his partner struggle through coronavirus has shared his story with the warning: “Everyone should be terrified.” Brian Zupanic lives in New York City with his partner of ten years, John Giarratano, a freelance TV producer. Aged
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US President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The Trump White House has flatly rejected criticism over its ties to anti-LGBT hate groups. A report from anti-extremism watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center revealed a “sharp expansion” in the number of anti-LGBT hate groups operating across the
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