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An armed Scotland Police officer. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Despite rocketing rates of violence against LGBT+ people in Scotland, absolutely no Police Scotland officers have been sent to a training course to better tackle the upsurge. According to the BBC, the country’s top police officer in 2016 said that tackling hate crime is an “absolute priority”
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Rapper Boosie Badazz unbraided basketball player Dwyane Wade for supporting his trans daughter, Zaya. (Screen capture via Instagram) Rapper Boosie Badazz said Friday that American gym chain Planet Fitness gave him the boot following his anti-trans comments towards Dwyane Wade’s trans daughter, Zaya. Earlier this week, the musician lit into the former NBA player for
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A boundary-breaking Bollywood rom-com starring a same-sex couple has been banned from being screened in Kenya by the country’s film regulatory body. The Kenya Film Classification Board banned the film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which hit Indian theatres Friday to a consultation of five star reviews across the board. But in a statement to newsrooms, the board’s CEO Ezekiel Mutua
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Lisa Nandy, Kier Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey at the LGBT+ Labour leadership hustings, presented by PinkNews and supported by Diva. (PinkNews) Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer warned against LGBT+ rights being eroded and stressed of the importance of Labour party members leading the fight against hate. Speaking at the LGBT+ Labour leadership hustings, presented by PinkNews and
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A court in Poland has ruled in favour of Fundacja Pro, who were sued for driving a van with anti-LGBT+ slogans on (Twitter/@LGBTpl) A Polish court has dismissed a lawsuit against the organisers of an anti-LGBT+ campaign that linked homosexuality with paedophilia, ruling that it was “informative and educational”. The campaign was run by ultra-conservative
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Rush Limbaugh shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a Turning Point USA event in December 2019. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) Rush Limbaugh has said that Donald Trump personally called him to tell him not to apologise for anti-gay remarks about Pete Buttigieg. The right-wing radio host, a close associate of Trump, has
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Health secretary Matt Hancock announced tougher measures to clamp down on violence towards healthcare providers. (Peter Summers/Getty Images) Homophobic, racist and sexist patients could be barred from receiving non-critical treatment under new guidelines for the British National British Health Service (NHS). Current measures cover physically violent or aggressive patients, in which NHS trust staff can
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The Catholic Church has explained its position on trans rights – and it’s singing from a very old, very homophobic hymn book. (Michael Campanella/Getty Images) The Catholic Church has vowed to defeat gender recognition reform in Scotland to reassert the “natural instinct” of marriage between one man and one woman. The church restated its long-standing
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A viral conspiracy theory suggesting that Pete Buttigieg staff are running a Twitter account purporting to be a man from Nigeria has, unsurprisingly, been debunked. Tweets went viral accusing the Buttigieg campaign of faking the @easychinedu Twitter account, which purported to be a “Pete Buttigieg supporter from Nigeria” and largely sent supportive messages about the
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A Fox News host has come under fire after she told a contributor not to bring up Donald Trump’s alleged past infidelities during a conversation about Pete Buttigieg and his marriage. Fox News’ Sandra Smith interrupted contributor Jessica Tarlov when she mentioned the president’s reported dalliances, telling her: “Let’s not bring in personal relationships.” But
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Pro-Trump evangelical leader Franklin Graham has said people in the UK are “truthophobic” after his tour there was cancelled due to his anti-LGBT+ comments. Graham hit out at people who campaigned to have him banned from preaching in venues across the UK in a Facebook post. “Opposition to the Gospel shouldn’t really surprise us,” Graham
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Lisa Nandy speaking at a hustings event for Labour Leader on February 16, 2020 in London, England. (Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy has dismissed claims that she’s anti-gay as “daft and offensive”, pointing to her record of supporting LGBT+ rights. This includes her signing, this week, 12 pledges in support of transgender
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Lisa Burscheidt (L) and Samantha Marcus (R) area romantic folk in an ‘opt-in, opt-out relationship’. (PinkNews) In a society clogged with televised dating shows and celebrity weddings, it can be difficult for some to imagine a purely platonic existence. But for those who are aromantic, an individual who experiences little or no romantic attraction to
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Catalans Dragons’ Israel Folau takes part in his first training session at the Gilbert Brutus stadium in Perpignan on February 12, 2020. (RAYMOND ROIG/AFP via Getty Images) Disgraced Australian rugby star Israel Folau has revealed he was considering retirement from the sport when he was handed a lucrative new deal with a European team. The
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As we all impatiently await the release of ‘Stupid Love’, Lady Gaga has proposed to herself. (Klarna) While the world is still waiting for her unreleased single “Stupid Love”, Lady Gaga has proposed to herself on Valentine’s Day. 2020 is a leap year and on February 29, otherwise known as “Bachelor’s Day”, outdated tradition dictates
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Former judge and Alabama senate hopeful Roy Moore. (Joe Raedle/Getty) Anti-LGBT+ former judge Roy Moore, who thinks gay sex should be illegal, has thrown a party to unveil a Ten Commandments monument and said that the LGBT+ “movement” is attacking religious freedom. Moore is known for his anti-LGBT+ views, his unsuccessful run for the US
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