LGBTQ

Mark and Patricia McCloskey once waggled guns outside their sprawling mansion as peaceful people protests racial inequality and police brutality. (Screen capture via Twitter) A white couple who stood outside the Missouri, US, mansion and waggled guns at Black Lives Matter protesters, surprise surprise, once allegedly fought to exclude gay folk from moving into their
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A Boystown Chicago banner hangs along Cornelia Avenue in the Boystown Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) In weeks to come, those half-drunkenly ordering taxis to Chicago’s queer neighbourhood won’t be typing in Boystown, but rather “Queerville”, “New Town”, or “Spectrumville”. Around 1,200 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for local leaders
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Weren’t gender reveal parties left behind in 2019? What? They weren’t? Oh, no. (Stock photo via Elements Envato) A supportive mum held a second gender reveal party for her transgender daughter after realising she made a mistake with the first one. Julie Hindsley, 33, from Texas, USA, threw a huge gender reveal party when she
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Intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis has shared their heartbreaking story of how they learned about their medical history. In a Twitter thread shared earlier this week, Pagonis – who has reclaimed the word “hermaphrodite” – said that they had recently discovered new information about their body that they hadn’t previously known. When they were 18-years-old, Pagonis
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Courtney Act is embracing fluidity in all forms. (Joseph Sinclair) Courtney Act has been guilty of transphobia. Racism too. And she isn’t ashamed to admit it. “It’s a slow unpacking, understanding that we do have those unconscious biases, understanding that if you let go of them that you might get laid more often,” she tells
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Sweeping changes made to Tasmania’s gender recognition laws last year have made trans lives easier without creating any unintended consequences for cisgender people, according to the country’s Law Reform Institute. Last year, the Tasmanian government passed new laws which made gender optional on birth certificates and allowed trans people to legally identify as their correct
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Terrorist Mohiussunnath Chowdhury plotted to kill ‘thousands of homos’ (Screenshot: Independent) A jihadi terrorist who plotted a violent attack on Pride in London had already made extensive plans to decorate his palace in heaven, a court heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury pinned to-do lists for the afterlife to his bedroom door while planning an attack on “thousands of homos” at
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Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Layla Moran. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Lynne Featherstone, a member of the House of Lords and former equalities minister under the coalition government, explains for PinkNews why she believes Layla Moran should be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats, and make history as the first openly LGBT+ leader of a major
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Army Sergeant Shane Ortega laces up boots before posing for a portrait at home at Wheeler Army Airfield on March 26, 2015 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images) Democratic lawmakers have pressed for an end to Donald Trump ‘s ban on transgender people serving in the military, in wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling
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Transgender inmate C. Jay Smith (Image: Medina Orthwein LLP) A transgender inmate who spoke out against repeated sexual abuse from prison guards and made #MeToo complaints could face another ten years behind bars after being “set up”, her lawyers say. C Jay Smith, 59, filed a federal lawsuit last Monday alleging that staff members at
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Eniola Aluko, sporting director of Aston Villa Women. (Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images) A sporting director at one of English women’s football’s top clubs has confidently said that a trans player would be welcomed by women’s football. After retired male footballer Thomas Beattie came out as gay last month – the first professional male
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Michelle Steel, president of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and a candidate in California’s 48th congressional district A video has surfaced of a Republican congressional candidate bragging about pulling her daughter out of college because she supported equal marriage. The video appears to show Michelle Steel, who is president of the Orange County Board
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Don Lemon and Terry Crews clashed in a CNN interview. (CNN/ YouTube) CNN news anchor Don Lemon clashed with actor Terry Crews during an interview on his controversial thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. Crews, who was previously forced to apologise for saying children with same-sex parents “will be severely malnourished”, faced Lemon for a
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Paloma Faith has opened up about parenthood. (Jim Dyson/Getty) Paloma Faith has dismissed reports that she is raising her child as gender neutral, explaining she was “misunderstood” when she previously refused to share her daughter’s identity. The singer welcomed her first child, now three-years-old, in December 2016, but didn’t reveal her name or gender until
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Green Party politician Roderic O’Gorman has been named the new minister for children Roderic O’Gorman, a gay man, has been appointed as children’s minister in Ireland’s new government – and the appointment has attracted exactly the response you’d expect. The Green Party politician has been named the new minister for children as his party reached
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Poland’s staunchly anti-LGBT+ President Andrzej Duda has vowed to ban same-sex couples from adopting children. Duda, who has expressed his opposition to LGBT+ rights on numerous occasions in recent weeks, made the comments at a campaign rally in southern Poland today (July 4). Speaking at the campaign event, Duda said he will put forward an
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Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon has come out as bisexual (Steve Jennings/Wireimage) Walk the Moon lead singer Nicholas Petricca has proudly come out as bisexual in an emotional video about the importance of living your truth. The singer-songwriter came out to his 100,000 Instagram followers in a powerful video recorded on the last day
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Gay Utah County commissioner Nathan Ivie. (Screen capture via Twitter) An American gay commissioner who lost a local government election feels the reason he failed to win was “absolutely” because he is gay. Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie, 40, who came out as the state’s first openly gay elected Republican last year, was one of a
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Indian sprinter Dutee Chand. (NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images) The fastest woman in India, Dutee Chand, has sought to inspire fellow sprinters and sporting enthusiasts alike to come out as queer and emphatically told same-sex couples: “Please, do not be afraid.” The 24-year-old told American diplomats, New Indian Express reported, that coming out as queer
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A German pastor has been charged with inciting hatred for referring to homosexuals as “criminals” and “a form of degeneration of society”. Olaf Latzel was pastor of Sankt Martini in the northern city of Bremen. The Bremen public prosecutor has brought charges of sedition against him for comments he made at a seminar in October
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Godzilla’s daughter comes out as trans in a stop motion film. (Cressa Maeve Beer) Godzilla’s daughter came out to her parent as trans in an adorable stop-motion film. The fictional prehistoric seamonster, best known for destroying buildings and being generally quite terrifying, has not traditionally been thought of as a queer icon. But it’s 2020,
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Cars packed a road in Emo, Ontario, Canada, as part of an Pride ‘ambush’ after town officials asked why there is no ‘Straight Pride’. (Borderland Pride) Residents at a northwestern Ontario, Canada, township tied vibrant balloons to the hoods of their vehicles, tossed blankets and unfolded flags before buckling their seatbelts and driving. Around 70 vehicles
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