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Drag Race UK star Lawrence Chaney has deleted her Twitter following “disgusting” abuse she received after last night’s episode. The Glasgow drag performer deactivated her social media account following Thursday (4 March) night’s dramatic episode. It’s believed this came out after the episode featured a fallow out between Lawrence and fellow Drag Race UK contestant
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Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (20th Century Fox Television) Charisma Carpenter has reflected on her decision to go public with her allegations of abuse against Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, describing it as an “effort to foster change”. Last month, Carpenter came forward in a social media post
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Jimmy Fowlie (L) and Sydnee Washington (R) will star in Grindr’s upcoming original comedy series Bridesman. (Santiago Felipe/Getty Images/FilmMagic) LGBT+ dating app Grindr is getting its own original scripted TV show, which is set to air this fall. Bridesman will be a new scripted comedy series following a gay bridesman as he undermines his best friend’s
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Disgraced comedy writer Graham Linehan (Creative Commons/re:publica from Germany) Graham Linehan has been invited to give evidence in parliament on “freedom of expression online” after being permanently banned from Twitter for “hateful conduct”. The disgraced comedy writer and anti-trans campaigner is set to give oral evidence to the Communications and Digital Committee on Tuesday (9
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Bill Burr says fired The Mandalorian star Gina Carano was a “absolute sweetheart”. (Disney) The Mandalorian star Bill Burr has defended his former co-star Gina Carano, saying she was an “absolute sweetheart”. Carano, who played Cara Dune in the Disney Plus series, was fired after sharing an Instagram post seemingly comparing being a Republican to being Jewish during
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Doctor Patrick Nzounza, CTA medical coordinator in the Congo (Brazzaville and Pointe Noire) global treatment centre for HIV/AIDS sufferers. (Photo by Jean-Luc LUYSSEN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) HIV researchers believe a number of ‘elite controllers’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could be critical in finding new ways to treat the virus. Researchers found
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Image of the LGBT+ Virgin Mary circulated by Elżbieta Podleśna (Amnesty International) Polish courts have dropped charges against three women accused of “offending religious beliefs” by distributing posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo. The posters were created in 2019 to protest increasing anti-LGBT+ hostility from Poland’s influential Catholic Church, which holds close
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (L) and his husband Chasten Buttigieg (R) wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School 23 February 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Teacher and LGBT+ rights advocate Chasten Buttigieg has shared a horrifying experience of being confronted by a manager about his
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The closure of the Pink Broadway gay sauna could have implications for other adult venues (Stock photo: Envato Elements) An historic gay sauna may be forced to close its doors forever after insurers inexplicably denied it coverage. The Pink Broadway sauna has welcomed customers to Southampton’s East Street for the past two decades and had been
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Amazon founder Jeffrey Bezos. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) With more than 511,000 Americans dead from coronavirus, a group of Republicans have vowed to take action. Well, against Amazon for pulling a deeply anti-trans book off its shelves, that is. In a statement addressed to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos dated Wednesday (24 February), four senators slammed the online retail
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Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. (Scott Legato/Getty Images) Dan Reynolds, professional tall man and Imagine Dragons singer, has donated his childhood home worth $1 million for it to become an LGBT+ youth centre. As part of LGBT+ advocacy group Encircle’s ‘$8 Million, Eight Houses’ campaign, the 34-year-old reflected on the difficulties queer youth face. Reynolds,
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Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. (Chris Polk/FilmMagic) The latest celebrity to respond to Framing Britney Spears, the explosive documentary about the singer’s conservatorship and life, is long-term friend Paris Hilton. Hilton, singer and socialite, has said the legal arrangement which sees Spears’ well-being and estate, among other things, controlled by her father Jamie Spears is
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Lady Gaga’s dogs were stolen and her dog walker shot, according to reports. (Instagram) Lady Gaga is to be reunited with her beloved dogs after Los Angeles, California, authorities recovered the pups unharmed Friday evening (26 February). As the singer’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, strolled along Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood, two people got out of
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The police chief said he was ‘misrepresented’ but takes responsibility for his actions (Robert Alexander/Getty) A police chief investigated for workplace discrimination has genuinely claimed that he when he called officers “homo” it was short for “homosapien”. Lorain Police Chief James McCann was investigated by The Fraternal Order of Police following accusations of homophobia, offensive comments and
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Dr Rachel Levine gracefully sidestepped a barrage of loaded questions about trans healthcare from Republican Senator Rand Paul during her Senate hearing. Levine, 63, would make history if confirmed by the Senate as Joe Biden’s assistant secretary of health, becoming America’s first openly transgender federal official. The fact that she is trans has never interfered
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The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Equality Act, a landmark civil rights bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT+ people in all 50 states. The House voted 224-206 on Thursday (25 February) to pass the sweeping legislation, which substantially expands the existing 1964 Civil Rights Act to include specific protections for sexual orientation
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The new documentary ‘Steelers’ tells the story of the King’s Cross Steelers, the world’s first gay rugby club When Israel Folau’s homophobia sent ripples through the world of rugby, he had no way of knowing his bigotry would inspire a bigger story. Folau’s claims that “hell awaits” gay people saw him sacked by Rugby Australia
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Mara Wilson lambasted the media’s treatment of both herself and Britney Spears. (Jerod Harris/Isaac Brekken/Getty) Matilda star Mara Wilson has criticised the media’s appalling treatment of Britney Spears in the years leading up to the singer’s mental health crisis, sharing her own experiences of being sexualised and targeted by the media. Mara Wilson, who made a name
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