LGBTQ

US pesident Donald Trump (C) leads a meeting of his Cabinet, including then-Interior Secretary David Bernhardt (L. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The US Department of the Interior is designed to tirelessly protect the nation’s natural heritage and culture, but sexual orientation is no longer protected by the agency’s workplace discrimination guidelines. The department removed language regarding
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The study found that three quarters of teenage boys had participated in homophobic teasing. (Envato) Homophobic teasing is the most common “violent behaviour” among teenage boys, a new study has found. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, looked at whether attitudes towards gender equality affected violence in teenage boys. It surveyed
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Melanie Panayiotou (L), sister of singer George Michael (R). (Dave Hogan/Getty Image/Rob Verhorst/Redferns) George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou has died aged 55 on the third anniversary of her brother’s death, police said. The hairdresser was found at her London, England, home by her sister Yioda on Christmas Day – the same day her pop star
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Director JJ Abrams has defended the ridiculously subtle same-sex kiss in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, saying that he didn’t want to make it “heavy-handed.” The low-key moment between two women may have been the first gay kiss in the history of the franchise, but it wasn’t exactly what fans were hoping for. Occurring
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A Twitter user’s Christmas took an interesting turn when he bumped into an old flame at church (Rawpixel/Envato Elements) A gay guy found himself in the uncomfortable position of sitting next to his summer hookup while at midnight mass – but the awkwardness didn’t end there. Twitter user @dxnielandrew took his followers on a wild
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Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh. (Rankin/ Loyalty & Love/ Marriott Bonvoy) Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, Olympic Team GB gold medallists and power couple, have spoken of their concern that the “the trans community is being attacked left, right and centre”. In 2016, the star hockey players made history as the first-ever same-sex couple to win Olympic
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds enter Downing Street as the Conservatives celebrate a sweeping election victory on December 13, 2019 in London, England. (Peter Summers/Getty Images) UK prime minister Boris Johnson will spend his Christmas holiday on a Caribbean island where being LGBT+ is illegal. Johnson and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, are expected
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A group of lesbian campaigners show solidarity with the trans community at 2019’s Pride in London march. (Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty) A controversial group calling itself the ‘LGB Alliance’ has undergone a rebranding exercise, and the results are somewhat unexpected. The group, which purportedly represents lesbians, gay men and bisexual people – though this has
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Influencers were reportedly paid six-figure sums to promote the festival (Instagram/@diet_prada) Several actors, DJs, models and Instagram influencers have come under fire for promoting a music festival in Saudi Arabia, a country with a horrific human rights record. Electronic festival MDL Beast took place on 21-23 December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, with a lineup
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Yew Fook Sam. (Change.org) A 67-year-old man who the Home Office said wasn’t “gay enough” to stay in the UK has received an early Christmas present – asylum status from the government. Yew Fook Sam, known as Sam, lives in Kirkby, Liverpool, and has lived in fear of being deported to Malaysia, where homosexuality is
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Anthony Stewart-Head with a young trans fan, Jay Hulme. (Jay Hulme/Twitter) Tired: J.K. Rowling pledging her support for a woman with “absolutist” anti-trans views. Wired: Buffy actor Anthony Stewart-Head quietly going above and beyond for his trans fans. Stewart-Head, who played Buffy’s watcher Giles in the cult series, reportedly reached out a young fan after he
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Author JK Rowling. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) Trans rights activist and professional track cyclist Rachel McKinnon explains her thoughts on JK Rowling after the author came out in support of an anti-trans woman today.  This was shaping up to be a decent week for trans people. Yesterday, there was a little hope with US president Trump being impeached by the
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Queer Methodist clergy were saddened by the vote at the general conference. (United Methodist General Conference/facebook) A Methodist church in Texas is to hold a mass ceremony celebrating marriage and reaffirming wedding vows of all married couples, including same-sex couples, who want to attend. The ceremony will be held just three days before the denomination’s clampdown
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