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Mike Schultz tested positive for coronavirus after attending the Winter Party Festival in Florida (Instagram/@thebearded_nurse) Yet another person who attended the the annual LGBT+ fundraiser Winter Party Festival has been hospitalised for coronavirus. The event in Miami, Florida, took place from March 4-10 and was packed with more than 10,000 people. Shortly after the event,
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The evangelical hate preacher Franklin Graham has unsurprisingly praised two horrific anti-trans bills that have just passed in Idaho. The first bill, HB509, bans trans people from changing the gender on their birth certificates, flouting a previous a federal court ruling on the issue. The second, HB500, bans schools and colleges from letting trans girls
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Laganja Estranja is one of many queens whose work has dried up overnight. (Getty/Gabriel Olsen) Drag Race star Laganja Estranja is one of countless queer performers who’ve taken a financial hit due to coronavirus. With queer venues closed and Pride events cancelled across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on drag
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A group run by anti-LGBT reverend Franklin Graham constricted a 68-bed jury-rigged hospital to combat the city’s rising coronavirus caseload. (John Lamparski/Getty Images) Anti-gay evangelist Franklin Graham’s promises that his new coronavirus field hospital wouldn’t discriminate against LGBT+ patients have already been broken, according to a gay man who tried to volunteer. The makeshift hospital,
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Honey Davenport and Aja collaborated on Draw The Blood. (JJ Images) Drag Race stars Aja and Honey Davenport spoke to PinkNews about their new single, the challenges that come with being a queer performer of colour, and Drag Race’s big diversity issue. It’s well-established that the Drag Race fandom has a race problem. Since RuPaul
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Dr. Frank Gabrin died in his husband’s arms just a week after showing coronavirus symptoms. He’d been reusing personal protective equipment between patients due to shortages. (Screenshot/YouTube) Two days ago, an emergency-room doctor called Frank Gabrin died in his husband’s arms due to complications from coronavirus – just a week after showing symptoms. Gabrin, 60,
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A man in Uganda takes HIV medication. (Jean-Marc Giboux/Getty Images) In Uganda, LGBT+ people who were arrested in a “targeted” raid under the guise of coronavirus prevention are being kept in custody without HIV medication, activists said. Fourteen gay men, two bisexual men and four transgender women were arrested under lockdown measures on March 29
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Pastor Tony Spell has refused to close down Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana An anti-gay Louisiana pastor who flouted a public lockdown to bus in thousands to his megachurch is facing misdemeanour charges. Pastor Tony Spell has refused to close down Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana despite the lockdown, instead bussing
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US President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The Trump White House has flatly rejected criticism over its ties to anti-LGBT hate groups. A report from anti-extremism watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center revealed a “sharp expansion” in the number of anti-LGBT hate groups operating across the
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A Colorado lawyer who referred to a judge as a “gay fat fag” has been ordered to undertake cultural sensitivity training. According to documents released from an administrative tribunal, Denver lawyer Robert E Abrams was reported by his own clients in a construction dispute after he sent them an email deriding judge Phillip Douglass, who
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Sam Smith at the KIIS FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on December 6, 2019. (JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty) Sam Smith was as gracious as you’d expect when a TV presenter messed up their pronouns in a recent interview. The non-binary pop star goes by they/them pronouns, but was entirely forgiving when the Australian talkshow host Carrie Bickmore accidentally
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Liberty University president Jerry Falwell with Donald Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty) An anti-LGBT+ university that told students to return to campus despite coronavirus social distancing guidelines has seen its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Liberty University, which is based in Virginia, found itself in the centre of a media storm last week when it decided to
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Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP via Getty) Iraqi Shia political leader Muqtada al-Sadr has been widely criticised online for claiming that the coronavirus pandemic was caused by same-sex marriage. Writing on Twitter on Saturday (March 28), al-Sadr – who is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the Saraya al-Salam militia, said: “One of
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In the plot twist nobody saw coming, the tiger wrangler from Britney Spears’ legendary Slave 4 U performance was none other than Doc Antle from Tiger King. (Kevin Kane/WireImage via Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty Images) Considering that he only hangs with the cool cats and kittens of the world, tiger wrangler Doc Antle from
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The former primate of all Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh. (The_ACNA/ Twitter) The recently retired archbishop and primate of all Nigeria Nicholas Okoh has said that the UK and the US are trying to “adulterate” the Bible with same-sex marriage. Throughout his time as primate, or leader, of the Church of Nigeria, Okoh has been relentlessly anti-LGBT+,
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Tink Fisher and Rachel Rubin got married last September. (tinkfisher/ Instagram) A woman who came out as a lesbian after being married to two men said she never realised she enjoyed sex until now. Same-sex couple Tink Fisher and Rachel Rubin got married last year, but Fisher shared the story of how she came to terms with her sexuality
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Pride Sports has produced limited edition Football v Transphobia 2020 football shirts. (Football v Homophobia) This year, the second-ever Football v Transphobia week of action will take place between March 24 and March 31, ending on Transgender Day of Visibility. Football v Transphobia was created by Pride Sports, and aims to take specific action against
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This zookeeper delighted viewers at home with an impromptu fan dance (Twitter/@dariennelake) An Australian zookeeper has won worldwide fame by dancing away the coronavirus blues with a snap of his rainbow fan. Australia’s Melbourne Zoo has restricted visitor numbers to just 2,000 people a day to allow for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. With
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Broadway legend Audra McDonald has issued a powerful tribute to gay playwright Terrence McNally, who tragically died from coronavirus this week. In an interview with The Daily Beast, six-time Tony winner McDonald reflected on her time working with McNally and praised him as a powerful advocate for queer representation on stage. The Broadway veteran praised
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