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Dr Rachel Levine gracefully sidestepped a barrage of loaded questions about trans healthcare from Republican Senator Rand Paul during her Senate hearing. Levine, 63, would make history if confirmed by the Senate as Joe Biden’s assistant secretary of health, becoming America’s first openly transgender federal official. The fact that she is trans has never interfered
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The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Equality Act, a landmark civil rights bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT+ people in all 50 states. The House voted 224-206 on Thursday (25 February) to pass the sweeping legislation, which substantially expands the existing 1964 Civil Rights Act to include specific protections for sexual orientation
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The new documentary ‘Steelers’ tells the story of the King’s Cross Steelers, the world’s first gay rugby club When Israel Folau’s homophobia sent ripples through the world of rugby, he had no way of knowing his bigotry would inspire a bigger story. Folau’s claims that “hell awaits” gay people saw him sacked by Rugby Australia
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Mara Wilson lambasted the media’s treatment of both herself and Britney Spears. (Jerod Harris/Isaac Brekken/Getty) Matilda star Mara Wilson has criticised the media’s appalling treatment of Britney Spears in the years leading up to the singer’s mental health crisis, sharing her own experiences of being sexualised and targeted by the media. Mara Wilson, who made a name
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Drag Race judge Ross Mathews with his new fiancé, Wellington Garcia (Instagram/@helloross) RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Ross Mathews is officially off the market after announcing his engagement to his partner, Wellington García. Mathews, 41, revealed on Tuesday (23 February) that he’d popped the question to his boyfriend after they’d been dating for over a year.
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The protesters held a public rosary as they attempted to drown out the concert (Facebook/Christian Lives Matter) A group of anti-LGBT+ ‘Christian Lives Matter’ protesters staged a bizarre protest in Sydney in an attempt to drown out a gay concert. Organised by Heaps Gay, the outdoor “Live & Queer” variety performance was the scene of
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Lynette Clarke, who starred in It’s a Sin and Bridgerton, has died. (Nancy Hudson Associates) Tributes are pouring in for It’s a Sin and Bridgerton actor Lynette Clarke, who tragically died earlier this week. Clarke appeared in the first episode of the acclaimed Channel 4 drama as a nurse when Colin (Callum Scott Howells) goes go visit Henry
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Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play Freddie Mercury in an early version of the biopic, and wanted it to be “outrageous”. (Jeff Kravitz/Getty) Sacha Baron Cohen’s original version of Bohemian Rhapsody would have been “very outrageous” with “endless naked scenes”, his former collaborator has revealed. A biopic of the Queen frontman was first announced in
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‘You can count on us’, German footballers say to LGBT+ players (John MacDougall/AFP/ Getty) Over 800 German footballers have pledged their support to any teammates who may be struggling with their sexuality and afraid to come out while playing. To date no male footballer has ever come out while actively playing in any of the
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Locals were appalled to see a Rush Limbaugh tribute on the LGBT-friendly theatre (Twitter/@heatherdparish) A queer-friendly theatre at the centre of a row between the local LGBT+ community and an allegedly homophobic church has erected a tribute to Rush Limbaugh. In recent weeks the conservative Adventure Church has drawn angry protests as it attempts to
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Founder of Black Transmen Carter Brown addresses a rally with members of Congress. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty) The Equality Act has been formally reintroduced to the House of Representatives by gay congressman David Cicilline and senator Jeff Merkley. The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or
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Emojipedia announced updates to allow couples with different skin tones, new health emojis and new heart options. (Emojipedia/Twitter) Apple has issued a new emoji update, adding 217 new emojis that include bearded women and couples with different skin tones in a move to make its products more inclusive. The Apple iOS 14.5 update will include
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Angie Arévalo died after she was stabbed by a 14-year-old during a family altercation. (TransLivesMatter.info) A trans woman has tragically died after being stabbed to death by a 14-year-old during a family argument in Columbia, local media has reported. Angie Arévalo died on Saturday, 6 February, after she was stabbed in the chest when a
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A man walks past the logo of Google. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images) Google’s advertising system has inadvertently allowed employers and landlords to discriminate against trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, a new report has revealed. The tech giant’s ads are everywhere – whether on YouTube, search result pages or within websites – with companies
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Andrzej Duda, president of Poland, lambasted “LGBT ideology” during his 2020 election campaign. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty) LGBT+ people are being “scapegoated” by political leaders in Europe and Central Asia, according to an LGBT+ rights organisation. Progress on LGBT+ rights is “increasingly fragile”, ILGA-Europe warned in its tenth annual review, published on Tuesday (16 February)
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