LGBTQ

A 19th century illustration of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin (Photo12/Universal Images Group/Getty) A deathbed confession from an 18th-century highwayman includes a surprisingly progressive description of an unsuccessful gay hookup from nearly 300 years ago. The “incredibly rare” 24-page pamphlet tells the life story of Thomas Munn, a brickmaker-turned-smuggler who was hung in chains for
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Gina Carano (L) and Ben Shapiro. (Getty) Gina Carano, who played combative shock trooper Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, is attempting to bounce back by… working with right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro. Carano, a 38-year-old actor and mixed martial artist, fuelled months-long fan backlash with her incendiary social media presence throughout her stint on the Disney+
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Frank Wynne has published a new anthology called Queer, including LGBT+ voices from ancient times to th present day. (Nick Bradshaw/Provided) When writer and editor Frank Wynne announced he had compiled an anthology of LGBT+ writing, not everyone was convinced that such a book was necessary. Several weeks ago, Wynne shared with Twitter details of
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Taylor Swift. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV) Taylor Swift is dropping “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”, a re-recorded take on her hit single, before an update to her 2008 album Fearless. Swift appeared on Good Morning America to make a special announcement Thursday (11 February), announcing that the new “Love Story” would be released at midnight that same
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Sarah Michelle Gellar. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) Sarah Michelle Gellar sought to distance herself on Wednesday evening (10 February) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon amid a swelling wave of abuse accusations from co-stars. Gellar, who played the perky and sharp-tongued vampire slayer Buffy Summers, posted a statement on social media in response to
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Alexus Braxton. (Facebook) Alexus ‘Kimmy Icon’ Braxton, a Black trans woman and “beloved daughter”, was found dead 4 February amid a surge of unrelenting violence that has left LGBT+ activists drained and alarmed. Braxton, 45, was killed in Miami, Florida, in an apartment complex in the northern Andover Lakes Estates neighbourhood. She was based in the
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London Green Party mayoral candidate Siân Berry. (NurPhoto via Getty/WIktor Szymanowicz) Siân Berry, the Green Party candidate for mayor of London, has said a commission and action plan on trans rights will be “one of the first things” she’ll do if elected. On Wednesday (10 February) the Green Party co-leader, who is vying to replace
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Fifty Bands. (Twitter/@fiftybandzzz) Fifty Bandz, a 21-year-old Black trans woman, has become the latest victim of a wave of violence against trans people in the US that activists and physicians have dubbed an “epidemic”. Bandz was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 28 January by her former partner, Michael Joshua Brooks, 20, according to
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Gottmik (L) and Nina Bo’nina Brown. (VH1/YouTube) RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gottmik, the franchise’s first openly trans masculine contestant, has spoken out after another queen made “transphobic” comments about her. Season nine’s Nina Bo’nina Brown encountered a buzzsaw of criticism from fans and fellow queens for comments she made over Gottmik’s body in a YouTube
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JoJo Siwa introduced to the world her girlfriend. (Instagram/@itsjojosiwa) JoJo Siwa reminded the world that, no, love is in fact not dead after all as she shared adorable photographs of her and her girlfriend. The Masked Singer US star, who announced she is queer last month, introduced to the world her girlfriend as they celebrated
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Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher worried that sending out leaflets about AIDS would encourage people to “experiment”, her former health secretary has said. Lord Fowler served as health secretary under Thatcher from 1981 to 1987, spanning much of the early AIDS crisis and overseeing the infamous ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance‘ public information campaign. Speaking to
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Parkland survivor David Hogg plans to launch his own LGBT-inclusive pillow company with the specific goal of driving Mike “MyPillow Guy” Lindell out of business. Hogg, now a 20-year-old gun control advocate, announced on Thursday (4 February) that he and progressive tech entrepreneur William LeGate would be teaming up for a new bedding venture challenging
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The homophobic legislation Section 28 was introduced by Margaret Thatcher in 1988. (AFP via Getty/ GERRY PENNY) Twenty-one years ago today, the Conservative party celebrated saving homophobic legislation Section 28, introduced by Margaret Thatcher in 1988, which prevented local authorities and schools from “promoting homosexuality”. By 2000, a Labour government was in power for the
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The high school has postponed its Spirit Week after complaints from parents. (Envato) A Christian mother has written to her daughter’s school insisted that celebrating an “LGBT+ Support Day” would “incite hostility” among students. The “LGBT+ Support Day” was intended to be part of Spirit Week at Billings West High School in Montana, but one
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Kemi Badenoch, minister for equalities and Samuel Kasumu. (Chris McAndrew/Official portrait of Kemi Badenoch/Twitter) A government advisor on ethnic minorities tried to quit after Conservative equalities minister Kemi Badenoch publicly lambasted a young journalist for asking a question. Samuel Kasumu, a senior advisor to Boris Johnson, sent a letter of resignation to the prime minister
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The Trans Confluence, formed by a score of organizations that fight for the rights of transsexual people, held a rally this Saturday at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to demand that the government urgently process the Trans State Law. Trans people from all over Spain have supported the protest demonstration under the slogan ‘Now
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Getty) Turkey’s fiercely anti-gay president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that there is “no such thing” as LGBT+ people. Erdoğan has positioned himself as an ardent opponent to LGBT+ rights, with tensions rising in recent days following student protests in Istanbul. The president doubled down on his anti-LGBT+ views on
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Nicola Sturgeon’s promise to tackled transphobia in the SNP is “too late”, former party members say. (Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images) Former Scottish National Party (SNP) members who quit the party over transphobia have said that promises to address the issue are too little, too late. Teddy Hope and Emma Cuthbertson both left the SNP after leaders
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