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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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Secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Pete Buttigieg has said that racism is “physically built into” America’s most high-profile infrastructure initiatives. The transport secretary is at the forefront of the Biden administration’s efforts to pump huge sums of money into improving the nation’s buffeted bridges, roads, ports, airports, century-old water systems, public transportation
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Failed congressional candidate and Trump-supporter Angela Stanton-King has exploded in a hate-filled tirade against her trans daughter and Dr Phil. Stanton-King previously spent two years in prison over federal conspiracy charges for her role in a car theft ring but was pardoned by Donald Trump in February 2020. She then tried to challenge the late
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US vice president Mike Pence speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education 8 July 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Former vice president Mike Pence is launching a political group to promote “traditional conservative values” and defend Trump policies. Pence has remained fairly
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Hundreds of LGBT+ advocates convened in Washington DC in 2019 in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court hearings that could legalize workplace discrimination, primarily against LGBT people, on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender presentation. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill
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iLoveMakonnen performs on stage on Day 1 of Born And Bred Festival at Haggerston Park on 4 June 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage) Hip hop star iLoveMakonnen says his “music talents”, “originality” and “influence” have been ‘discredited’ since he came out as gay. Makonnen Sheran, better known by his stage name iLoveMakonnen,
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Republican legislator George Langdon speaking at the controversial seminar (YouTube/Uncle Mertie) A Republican lawmaker is facing calls to resign for making “hateful” comments about gay people being sent to an island. Albany County legislator George Langdon IV made the shocking comments at a Bible camp seminar on constitutional liberty. Langdon began his speech by dismissing the
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Taylor Parker-Dipeppe. (Pinellas County Jail) A trans man who threatened journalists as part of an interstate intimidation effort by a neo-Nazi ring against the press has been spared jail. Taylor Parker-Dipeppe pleaded guilty last year to federal charges over his involvement in a sprawling plot to harass reporters critical of the Atomwaffen Division. Atomwaffen is a small,
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Britney Spears. (Getty/ Bruno Vincent) The fan-led movement to free Britney Spears from her conservatorship has inspired California lawmakers to consider changing the law around the complex legal arrangement. Spears, 39, has for more than a decade seen her affairs, which includes her estate, career and mental health, governed by her father, Jamie Spears, among others, as
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Sharon Osbourne (L) and Piers Morgan. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Piers Morgan claimed Sunday (28 March) that Sharon Osbourne was “bullied” into departing US show The Talk by “woke tormenters”. The combative television anchor sought to support Osbourne after she defended his much-criticised outburst against Meghan Markle where he said he did not believe her accounts of life in the
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WWE legend Mickie James has come out swinging for trans rights after Arkansas passed legislation banning trans athletes. Mickie Laree James-Aldis, who wrestles under the name Mickie James, has won six WWE women’s championship titles, making her the 12th greatest female wrestling superstar in the company’s history, according to the WWE Network. So when she
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Giana Desir, a trans woman, won a hefty discrimination lawsuit against a real estate broker. A year later, she says, she still hasn’t seen any money. Desir, from Brooklyn, New York, won $50,000 in compensation from a real estate broker sexually who harassed her and said she couldn’t live near “people or children”. New York City’s
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A federal court has ruled in favour of a Christian student group banned for its discriminatory leadership requirements. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato) A judge has ruled that University of Iowa administrators can be sued by a Christian student group that was placed under a ban for religious homophobia. In 2017, a Business Leaders in Christ group
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Joe Biden. (Rick Loomis/Getty) Joe Biden is facing calls to give trans and non-binary people the legal recognition they need with “X” markers on passports. Under current rules, people must identify as either male or female on United States passports, meaning non-binary people are effectively forced to misgender themselves on official documentation. Joe Biden promised
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A man identified by social media sleuths as police officer Rick Fitzgerald attending a Proud Boys event. (Facebook) A police officer in Fresno, California, has been placed on paid administrative leave after being photographed attending a Proud Boys protest Sunday (14 March). Rick Fitzgerald allegedly attended the demonstration organised by the far-right nationalist group which
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Andrea Jenkins vice president of the Minneapolis City Council spoke to community members at “The Path Forward” meeting at Powderhorn Park, a meeting between Minneapolis City Council and community members. (Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Andrea Jenkins, the first Black openly trans woman to hold office in the US, talked about the
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Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a bill that would allow cisgender students to sue a school if they are ‘forced’ to share school facilities with trans students. Jason Zachary, a Republican congressman from Knoxville, introduced House Bill 1233 at the same time Mike Ball, a Republican senator from Riceville, introduced its sister bill in
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