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Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in her wheelchair outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty) The funeral home that fired trans trailblazer Aimee Stephens has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that kickstarted the Title VII Supreme Court case. Stephens lost her job at RG and GR Harris Funeral Homes
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Alasdair Henderson, a board member of the EHRC, ‘liked’ several tweets seemingly at odds with the values of an equality watchdog. (Screen capture via YouTube) A top official at the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) liked a tweet claiming that the word “homophobe” is a “highly ideological propaganda term”. In the latest test for
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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” could be set to top the UK singles chart for the first time. The world’s campest Christmas song, widely loved by queer people everywhere, was a huge hit when it was first released as the lead single from her 1994 album Merry Christmas – but amazingly, it didn’t
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Christian anti-LGBT+ activist Gordon Klingenschmitt. (Pray In Jesus Name/ YouTube) An anti-LGBT+ Christian activist and former Republican lawmaker has claimed that president elect Joe Biden is forming a “transgender atheist army”. Gordon Klingenschmitt is a former Navy chaplain who served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2015 until 2017, and is now a Christian
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The Ugandan men were whipped by officials before being chained and walked to the police station, disturbing footage shows. (Screen capture via YouTube) LGBT+ Ugandans arrested under dubious coronavirus charges have revealed the harrowing levels of abuse they faced while in prison – being beaten with iron rods, burnt with firewood and forced to “confess”
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The Dumont High School teachers were caught making homophobic comments about a gay colleague. (Google Maps) Four high school teachers were caught out making “disturbing” homophobic comments about a colleague while students attended a class via Zoom. One teacher who works at Dumont High School, New Jersey, was sharing their screen while teaching a science
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Sean Connery’s character in Finding Forrester will be replaced with a Black lesbian in an NBC television adaptation (YouTube) The late Sean Connery’s character in the 2000 film Finding Forrester will be replaced with a Black lesbian writer in an upcoming NBC television adaptation. The original film, directed by Gus Van Sant, told the story of a
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Patrick and David’s relationship on Schitt’s Creek melted the hearts of fans across the world (Screenshot/Netflix) Schitt’s Creek star Noah Reid has said he “never felt the need” to play gay character Patrick “a certain way”. Reid collectively melted the hearts of queer people across the world with his portrayal of David Rose’s love interest Patrick
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Steps are back with What The Future Holds. (Steps) Steps are back with What The Future Holds, and PinkNews caught up with Lisa Scott-Lee to find out just that. Chatting with Lisa Scott-Lee about “unashamedly-pop” group Steps is always a delight because she loves Steps just as much as the fans do. Which, as you might
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Griffin Matthews said religion had told him “lies” about his sexuality (Debra L Rothenberg/Getty) Dear White People star Griffin Matthews has said that religion told him “lies” about his sexuality when he was growing up gay. The actor, who plays D’Unte on the hit Netflix series, told The Advocate about his struggle to come to terms with his
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A teenager threatened to shoot students at Wellington High School in New Zealand (Envato Elements) A high school in Wellington, New Zealand, was put into lockdown after police said a teenager threatened to shoot students. Wellington High School was plunged into lockdown on Thursday morning (26 November) after a “credible threat” was made on social
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Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in Happiest Season. (Hulu) Happiest Season, Kristen Stewart’s lesbian Christmas film, has finally been released and it’s everything we ever dreamed of. News that Kristen Stewart had made a queer festive film directed and co-written by Clea DuVall was arguably the single most important piece of information many of us
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Trans people in India can now apply to have their gender identity legally recognised online through a new government portal. The portal, launched on Wednesday (25 November) by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), will allow trans people to have their gender identity certified by the district magistrate without visiting government offices. The
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Thomas Brennan was placed on administrative leave by Ferris State University (Facebook/Twitter) A Michigan university professor who tweeted “racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs” and dismissed COVID-19 as a “leftist stunt” has been placed on administrative leave. Thomas Brennan, an assistant physical science professor at the Ferris State University in Michigan, was placed on leave on
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Trans woman Asia Jynaé Foster was found with multiple gunshot wounds (Facebook/Asia Jynaé Foster) Houston’s trans community is mourning the death of Asia Jynaé Foster, the latest victim in a wave of transphobic violence sweeping across the US this year. The 22-year-old Black trans woman was shot dead in Houston, Texas on 20 November, otherwise
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John Barrowman is set to make his return to Doctor Who as the ‘omnisexual’ time-traveller Captain Jack Harkness, the BBC has revealed. The actor first appeared as Captain Jack Harkness in the long-running BBC series in 2005, and he quickly became a fan-favourite. Barrowman went on to reprise his role in a January 2020 episode titled “Fugitive of
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Isaiah Washington. (Leon Bennett/FilmMagic) Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is still raging that he was sacked for using a homophobic slur against a gay co-star more than a decade ago. Washington, a proud Trump supporter, found himself at the centre of controversy in October 2006 when rumours circulated that he had referred to T.R. Knight as
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Jessica Butcher, freshly appointed EHRC commissioner. (Screen capture via YouTube) The British government appointed last week an official with a troubling track record of attacking fundamental human rights to its independent official watchdog group that monitors and seeks to “protect” LGBT+ rights, among others. According to The Obsever, Jessica Butcher, a digital investor, was installed
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Donald Trump-appointed judges reverved a vital ban on therapists offering conversion therapy – a denounced and debunked pseudosicenfitic practise – Friday (November 20), branding the ban “unconstititional”. Also called reparative therapy, medical organisations across the world have widely rejected the treatment as traumatising and psychologically scarring, especially to minors. In fact, the American Academy of
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Connor Scothern. (West Midlands Police) A British teenager jailed for belonging to a far-right, neo-Nazi terrorist group that plotted to wage a “holy war” against Black people, Jews and the LGBT+ community and Jewish people had his sentence halved Friday (November 20). Connor Scothern, a 19-year-old from Nottingham, was convicted alongside three others – including
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