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Amy Coney Barrett was told at her 2017 confirmation hearing: “The dogma lives loudly in you.” (YouTube) Donald Trump is expected to nominate the staunchly anti-LGBT+ Roman Catholic judge Amy Coney Barrett today (September 26) to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. According to CBS, “multiple sources involved in or familiar with
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Liz Truss leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 13, 2020.(TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty) The Conservative minister for women and equalities, Liz Truss, has been accused by Liberal Democrat peer baroness Liz Barker of hiding details of meetings she had about the Gender Recognition Act. Baroness Barker, who is the LGBT+ spokesperson in
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Police said it was ‘reasonable force’ to shoot Roxanne Moore 16 times. (Getty) Police officers who fired 16 shots at Black trans woman Roxanne Moore used “reasonable force”, says the Pennsylvania district attorney. Moore, 29, remains in hospital, in critical but stable condition, after being fired at by officers on September 13. At a press
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Matt Bomer in American Horror Story. (Netflix) Matt Bomer has spoken of his struggle growing up gay in an ultra-conservative religious family, describing his upbringing as a “bifurcated” environment. The award-winning American Horror Story actor explained in an interview with the Guardian that he had to navigate his family’s shifting religious values as child. He realised he
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Tory MP Crispin Blunt has called for his colleague Liz Truss to be sacked as minister for women and equalities. (Luke Dray/Getty) Tory MP Crispin Blunt has called for Liz Truss, the Conservative minister for women and equalities, to be sacked as she doesn’t have “the empathy for the role”. In an extraordinary move, Blunt
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Gay and bisexual men still face outdated restrictions on blood donation. (Pexels) A study has revealed that when a lifetime ban on blood donation for queer men in the US was lifted, there was no “statistically significant” increase in HIV-positive blood. New research has revealed that there was “no increase in HIV incidence or HIV
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Rachel McAdams (L) and Jonathan Bennett in Mean Girls. (Mean Girls/IMDb) Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett is set to star in Hallmark’s first ever gay Christmas movie, and we are already waiting patiently under the mistletoe in anticipation. Bennett, who played Cady Heron’s dreamy love interest Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls, will star in The Christmas House, which
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been blasted by LGBT+ activists for her rollbacks of trans protections. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Betsy DeVos, the US education secretary, should “butt out” of trans teens’ lives and the sports they play, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said Monday (21 September). The Democratic party lawmaker and business leader tore
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The red area shows the municipalities in Poland that have signed the ‘LGBT-free’ pledge. (Atlas of Hate) In a narrow vote, councillors in Kraśnik, in eastern Poland, voted Tuesday (22 September) to keep their municipality an “LGBT-free zone” in an open challenge to the scores of European Union pressure to undo such patches of open
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Professor Jane Ward said straight couples can learn from queer couples to have deeper and happier relationships. (Envato) A gender and sexuality professor has written a book explaining the secret to straight people having happier relationships — be more like queer couples. Jane Ward, a gender and sexuality studies professor at University of California, Riverside,
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Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that could determine the constitutionality of marriage for same-sex couples, smiles as he walks out of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 18, 2015. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty) Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the case which legalised marriage equality across
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Sam Serrano says homophobic incidents in public have become “commonplace” (Instagram/@samserranoham) Young gender-fluid comedian Sam Serrano says they were called a homophobic slur and spat on in front of children for wearing makeup in public. Serrano, 20, has been wearing makeup since they were 17 and performing in local comedy clubs for the past four
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Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci have said their 20 year friendship helped inform their on-scren gay romance in upcoming film Supernova. Supernova follows gay couple Sam (played by Colin Firth) and Tusker (played by Tucci) as they journey around England in an RV visiting friends, family and places from their past. The couple’s journey is an
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Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley attends the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen) A BBC journalist asked the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, if people should be “allowed” to be gay – and she did not
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The governor of the Cayman Islands has pleaded with people to be kind to each other, just a week after leaked messages from a Christian WhatsApp group showed members threatening to “lovingly” hang “one or two gays”. Governor Martyn Roper said recent public discussion about LGBT+ people had been “irresponsible” and “shocking” during a COVID-19
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Suspect Ivan Arturo G.P. has been arrested by Mexican authorities in connection with the trans activists death. (Chihuahua attorney general’s office) Police in Mexico have arrested a man in connection with the fatal stabbing of trans activist Mireya Rodriguez Lemus. Lemus, a trans woman from Chihuahua state, was found stabbed to death in her home
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Maria Paola Gaglione (R) died in a motorcycle accident after her brother, enraged she was marrying a trans man Ciro Migloiore (L), tailed her. (Facebook) A trans man was seriously injured and his fiancé, a cisgender woman, tragically slain by her transphobic brother who wanted to “teach her” a lesson. Maria Paola Gaglione, 22, was
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Fred Upton’s supporters described Jon Hoadley as a “pedo sex poet”. (Jon Hoadley/ Facebook) Republican congressman Fred Upton has been described as running the “most homophobic campaign” in the US after refusing to put a stop to his supporters calling his gay opponent a “paedo sex poet”. Upton is running to be reelected as US
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Anthony Horan said it was ‘discriminatory’ to block the selection of candidates who deny the existence of trans people or oppose abortion. (Catholic Parliamentary Office) The Catholic Church has accused the Scottish National Party (SNP) of blocking transphobes who oppose abortion from being selected for next year’s election. Anthony Horan, director of the Catholic Parliamentary
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Pope Francis. (Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis) Pope Francis has told the parents of LGBT+ children to love them as they are “because they are children of God” in a groundbreaking meeting. The pope met with 40 parents of LGBT+ children on Wednesday (17 September) to hear their concerns about the church’s disregard for their families.
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People hold a non-binary flag. (Stewart Kirby/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) An employment tribunal has affirmed that the UK’s Equality Act extends discrimination protections to non-binary and gender fluid people, ruling against Jaguar Land Rover . In its ruling on Monday (14 September), Birmingham employment judge Patrice Hughes found in favour of an engineer, R
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Singer Ricky Martin speaks during a Hispanic heritage event with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Ricky Martin visited the Pulse Massacre memorial site Tuesday (September 15) to honour the 49 victims of the horrendous attack, while calling on Americans to vote f0r the Biden-Harris ticket in November. Martin,
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