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Ben Raymond, co-founder of the neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action. (BBC) The co-founder and “head of propaganda” for the anti-LGBT+ neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action has been jailed after promoting “extreme racial violence” to young people. In 2013, Ben Raymond, 32, co-founded National Action, a neo-Nazi group described as “virulently racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic” by
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McKinley McConnell and her mum Lisa talk about life after Harry Styles helped McKinley come out during a concert in Wisconsin. (YouTube/TheEllenShow/TikTok/@mckinleyyelizabethxx) McKinley McConnell and her “proud” mum have opened up about the heartwarming moment Harry Styles helped the fan come out mid-concert. McKinley McConnell went viral earlier this month after Styles helped her come
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Barry Humphries mistakenly congratulated Dermot O’Leary for coming out as gay. (ITV) Alison Hammond absolutely lost it after a This Morning guest mistakenly congratulated Dermot O’Leary for coming out as gay. Flamboyant veteran comedian Barry Humphries, best known for playing Dame Edna Everage, appeared on ITV’s daytime talkshow Friday (26 November). Speaking to Hammond, the
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A gay couple say they were “violently attacked” while walking down the street in Radcliffe, Bury, on Tuesday.  Ryan Winnard, 21, was walking with his boyfriend Max Green, 18, on Coronation Road when a group of men in balaclavas stole their belongings and assaulted them.  Uploading bloody photos to Facebook, Winnard said the group attacked
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Protestors outside Westminster to support a ban on so-called LGBT+ conversion therapy. (Twitter/TransActivismUK) Trans and non-binary protestors were at Westminster yesterday (23 November) as a group of US fundamentalist Christians held a conference asking British MPs not to ban so-called LGBT+ conversion therapy. The protest, organised by the collective Trans Activism UK, saw demonstrators take
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John Barrowman gave his first TV interview since claims that he repeatedly exposed himself on set. (ITV) John Barrowman claims that allegations he exposed himself to colleagues while working on Doctor Who have been “exaggerated”, and that the incidents were “absolutely not” sexual harassment. On Tuesday (23 November), Barrowman appeared on ITV’s Lorraine to give his first TV interview
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ScotRail Angus expertly shut down anti-trans trolls. (Twitter/ Scotrail) A ScotRail social media manager has won the hearts of the LGBT+ community after shutting down trolls who think supporting trans rights delays trains. The official ScotRail Twitter account shared a post on Saturday (20 November) to mark Trans Day of Remembrance, which each year honours
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Rosie Duffield clashes with Ellie Mae O’Hagan. (BBC) Labour MP Rosie Duffield was confronted over her calling trans women “male-bodied people” on a BBC Politics segment. Duffield, who has been MP for Canterbury since 2017, repeatedly called trans women “male-bodied people” on the show, and argued against the inclusion of trans women in single sex
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A groundbreaking new study has found that queer people of colour (POC) in the UK feel unwelcome in LGBT+ spaces, with many experiencing discrimination, harassment, and abuse.  The report was conducted by UK Black Pride, which runs Europe’s largest Pride event for queer people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent. It surveyed 1,464 people
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Anti-LGBT+ preacher Franklin Graham will tour Britain after reportedly promising not to discriminate. The son of late preacher Billy Graham is notorious for his anti-LGBT+ views. He sees marriage equality as a sin and has previously blamed gay people for a “moral 9/11”. In 2020, the American announced an eight-date UK tour that was swiftly scuppered
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A group of LGBT+ barristers have spoken out after an “anti-trans” lawyer was announced for a panel discussion on conversion therapy. The Twitter account @LGBTQBarristers posted an unsigned letter to express “profound disappointment” at the inclusion of speaker Naomi Cunningham at the inaugural Middle Temple LGBTQ+ Forum on Tuesday. The letter is said to represent over
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Scottish National Party MP Joanna Cherry. (Getty/Andy Buchanan / AFP) The Scottish National Party (SNP) is yet again facing pressure to take action against MP Joanna Cherry, who has appeared to suggest that conversion therapy for trans people should remain legal. Cherry, a “gender critical” MP who has consistently and vehemently opposed trans rights reforms, was
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Charing Cross Theatre. (Facebook) Charing Cross Theatre, one of central London’s smallest theatres, is to change its policy after a homophobic incident involving security. The venue, tucked under a train station archway and regarded as the city’s equivalent of Off Broadway, will now require contracted staffers to sign a “statement of values”. Among them, a
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Grindr serial killer Stephen Port. The partner of one of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims has said he was “pushed out” of the police investigation because they were a “gay, unmarried couple”. An inquest is currently taking place into Port’s crimes, aiming to assess the competency of the Met Police in investigating the murders of
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Jackie Doyle-Price, Tory MP for Thurrock. (Getty/ Rob Stothard) Tory MP Jackie Doyle-Price, who voted against same-sex marriage and thinks trans rights are “regressive”, has been quietly appointed to parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee. The committee’s role is to hold the Government Equalities Office to account on issues of expenditure, administration and policy, and it
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Susanna Reid apologised for the on-air blunder. (ITV) Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid offered a grovelling on-air apology after asking a lesbian couple: “Who wants to be mum?” Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans, known for their YouTube channel What Wegan Did Next, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday (9 November) to discuss their landmark
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Mae Martin joined the protest outside Broadcasting House. (Twitter/ WhatTheTrans) Non-binary comedian and actor Mae Martin joined trans folk and their allies in a protest outside the BBC against its infamous anti-trans article. Protesters gathered outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC in London, on Saturday (6 November). The action was the second London
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“We acknowledge that an admission of inappropriate behaviour by the same contributor should have been included in the original article.” The “inappropriate behaviour” refers to sexual abuse allegations made against Cade over the years, by a number of women, which were mentioned by Cade herself in her blog posts. She wrote: “If a rapist is someone
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The BBC headquarters. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) A BBC journalist is facing resounding criticism after he appeared to compare a much-reviled article about trans women to the broadcaster’s investigation into Jimmy Savile. John McManus, who covers religion and ethics for the BBC, tweeted a link to a Guardian article on Tuesday (2 November) which reflected on the work of two
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Grindr serial killer Stephen Port. The neighbour of Grindr serial killer Stephen Port has told an inquest that he suspected the murderer had “paedeophile tendencies”. An inquest is currently taking place into Port’s crimes, aiming to assess the competency of the Met Police in investigating the killings of Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, and Daniel Whitworth,
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Britain’s equalities minister Liz Truss leaves Downing Street. (BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) The Conservative government has finally announced proposed plans for its conversion therapy ban – with religious forms of the discredited practice to remain legal. More than three years after ministers promised to outlaw conversion therapy in England and Wales, a public consultation is
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The ‘donated’ box of Tunnock’s. (Twitter) LGBT+ people have threatened to boycott Scottish chocolatier Tunnock’s after it “donated” sweet treats to the LGB Alliance. The century-old confectionery company faced criticism Friday morning (22 October) after the registered charity thanked Tunnock’s for its “generous donation” to its annual conference held the day before. “Many thanks to
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