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Margaret Atwood has spoken out against the US Supreme Court’s move to outlaw abortion, saying that to “enforce childbirth” is a form of “slavery”.  On 2 May, a leaked draft opinion indicated that the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision to legalise abortion, following a case challenging Mississipi’s recent
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Tennessee governor Bill Lee signs a bill that bans trans athletes from playing on women’s collegiate sports teams. (Getty/Jared C Tilton) Tennessee governor Bill Lee has signed off on legislation banning trans athletes from competing on college sports teams aligning with their gender identity.  The Republican lawmaker signed Senate Bill 2153 (SB 2153) on Friday (6
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Amber Heard testifies at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse. (Getty) Amber Heard broke down in tears while telling a court that her ex-husband Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle. Warning: violence and sexual assault. Taking the witness stand for the second day in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her, Amber Heard painted a
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Keira Bell (right) outside Londons Royal Courts of Justice after winning her judicial review on 1 December, 2020. (Twitter/ Belstaffie) The Supreme Court has rejected yet another attempt to deny trans kids access to life-saving puberty blockers.  Keira Bell first launched legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service
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Health Canada authorised Canadian Blood Services to lift restrictions on blood donations from queer men. (Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty) Health Canada has lifted the antiquated ban on blood donations from queer men and others within the LGBT+ community.  The government department – which is responsible for national health policies in Canada – released a statement on
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Marvel’s Victoria Alonso praised Doctor Strange character America Chavez for representing “both the LGBTQ+ and Latinx community”. (YouTube/Marvel Entertainment) Gay Marvel exec Victoria Alonso has opened up about the importance of retaining America Chavez’s LGBT+ identity in the upcoming Doctor Strange film. Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez, is a hero from the Utopian Parallel – a realm outside
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Heartstopper stars Joe Locke and Kit Connor said they’d be interested in exploring more aspects of their characters in future seasons. (Netflix) Heartstopper actors Joe Locke and Kit Connor are keen to explore more areas – including themes of mental health – as Charlie and Nick’s relationship develops.  Since its release on Netflix, Heartstopper has quickly become the
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