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Luke Thompson has spoken out about Benedict’s season on Bridgerton. (Netflix) Bridgerton star Luke Thompson has offered an update on Benedict Bridgerton’s season in the series. After the infamous carriage scene between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, fans are waiting with bated breath to see what the rest of season three of the Netflix series
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Controversial comedian Rob Schneider performs onstage during the ‘Comedy in Your Car’s’ drive-In concert at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center on August 28, 2020 in Ventura, California.(Getty) When the Hospitals of Regina Foundation invited former Saturday Night Live star Rob Schneider to perform at their Four Seasons Ball fundraiser, they probably weren’t expecting to have to
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The Bridgerton season three part two trailer is finally here. (Netflix) Dearest gentle reader, the Bridgerton season three part two trailer has arrived, and it sees Eloise Bridgerton threatening Penelope Featherington’s identity.  Warning: Bridgerton season two and three spoilers ahead. Penelope Featherington’s future now hangs in the balance. (Liam Daniel/Netflix) The trailer for the long-awaited
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The church leader was met with opposition from LGBTQ+ supporters. (Stock images/Getty) Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki fled his own anti-trans protest after enduring backlash from LGBTQ+ supporters. Tamaki – the self-appointed bishop of the Destiny Church in New Zealand – organised the protest on 6 May outside Te Tahi Youth Centre, Christchurch. The venue
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Michelle Lesco during Nathan’s Famous 2021 July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest. (Getty) A hot dog eating content is the latest sport that could potentially have been undermined by trans inclusion, according to a ‘gender-critical’ group – even though the winner is a cisgender woman. The self-described “data analysis” group, She Won, listed the sausage-swallowing
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The AFL player has accepted a ban. (Getty) Australian Football League (AFL) player Jeremy Finlayson has accepted a three-match ban for using a homophobic slur which he admitted was “hurtful and totally unacceptable”. Umpire microphones recorded the “unprompted and highly offensive” homophobic language Finlayson uttered towards an Essendon opponent at Adelaide Oval during a match
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30 nation states approved of the resolution on Thursday. (Getty) The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has adopted a landmark resolution to combat the discrimination intersex people face. The first-of-its-kind resolution, which recognises that “persons with innate variations in sex characteristics” have faced discrimination in “all areas of life”, was agreed on Thursday (4
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Taylor Swift granted the little girl’s wish. (Natalie Oliver/Facebook/Getty) Taylor Swift helped a little girl with terminal cancer to be granted her wish when she met the singer on the opening night of The Eras Tour, Sydney.  The nine-year-old girl, Scarlett, was diagnosed with brain cancer and was given a prognosis of just 12-18 months
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Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said LGBTQ+ people should be ‘put in a stadium and stoned’ in a hateful speech. (Getty) Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said that queer people in the east African nation ‘should be stoned’ amid a virulent anti-LGBTQ+ tirade.  Ndayishimiye, who has led Burundi since 2020, lashed out against LGBTQ+ rights in a
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Elon Musk claimed people in industrialised countries like Italy should have more children or risk losing their “culture”. (Getty) Elon Musk claimed people should have more babies to ensure their “culture” doesn’t “disappear” before raging about a “woke” virus at a right-wing event in Italy. The billionaire attended the Atreju festival, which was hosted by
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Consensual same-sex sexual activity is punishable by imprisonment in Qatar. (Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty) A gay man who was allegedly deported from Qatar – where LGBTQ+ people face persecution, imprisonment and even death – just for wearing tinted moisturiser has recalled the “humiliating” incident. Gilbert Ignatius, who was celebrating his 32nd birthday at a hotel bar in the capital
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When he made the tough choice to flee Uganda, in the wake of the country’s draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law being passed, activist Henry Mukiibi thought: “What have I left behind?”  Mukiibi, the executive director of LGBTQ+ group Uganda’s Children of the Sun Foundation (COSF), has been on the run and living in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi,
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Sareh (Zahra) Sediqi Hamedani was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for “promoting homosexuality” in October 2021. (YouTube/6rangIran) UN representatives have called for Iran to immediately halt its planned execution of two LGBTQ+ rights activists who were sentenced to death for supporting the queer community. Iran’s legal system criminalises homosexuality, which under the country’s
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The Cuban government has urged citizens to vote ‘yes’ on a broad legislative package, which would improve LGBTQ+ and women’s rights in the country. (Getty) Cuba’s government has urged citizens to approve a new LGBTQ+ friendly legislative package that would introduce same-sex marriage and allow queer couples to adopt children.  Cuba is holding a referendum on
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England captain Harry Kane will wear an armband for the OneLove campaign during matches at the Qatar World Cup. (Getty) England captain Harry Kane will wear a rainbow anti-discrimination armband at World Cup matches in Qatar, where LGBTQ+ identities are criminalised.  Kane and captains from several other countries that qualified for the World Cup –
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Justin Trudeau’s office confirmed the prime minister was seen singing in the lobby of a London hotel days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. A spokesperson said Trudeau joined a “small gathering” paying “tribute to the life and service” of the monarch. (Getty) Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau was recorded singing a rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian
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