LGBTQ

The Manitoba government must now allow a gender neutral option for birth certificates (Twitter/@MBHumanRights) The Canadian province of Manitoba has been ordered to pay $50,000 to a transgender person who was denied the right to have the gender marker on their birth certificate replaced with an “X”. The Manitoba government has also been ordered to
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The “world’s first backpacking queen” Pattie Gonia. (Pattie Gonia/ Instagram) Wyn Wiley is an eagle scout, hiker, rock climber and traveller. He is also Pattie Gonia, the self-described “world’s first backpacking queen”, who dances on mountains in six-inch heels and makes fabulous dresses out of outdoor gear. Pattie’s first Instagram post was only a year
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Milo Yiannopolous (left) released a recording of Richard Spencer (right) who clashed with police at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 (Getty) Milo Yiannopoulos, the disgraced former editor of Breitbart and mascot of Boston’s Straight Pride parade, has leaked an explicit, racist recording of fellow far-right activist Richard Spencer. Yiannopoulos was
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The Indian Army wants to continue punishing gay soldiers, even though homosexuality was decriminalised last year (UMA SHANKAR MISHRA/AFP via Getty) Officials in the Indian Army want to keep punishing officers for being gay despite the fact that homosexuality was decriminalised in the country last year. Officials have reportedly approached the Ministry of Defence over
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As a young gay man in the closet, Andrew Puccetti began to suffer from OCD, having obsessive and compulsive thoughts about washing his hands and counting steps. Coming out helped him overcome his mental illness. At just nine years old, Puccetti started having this “constant nervousness and anxiety”. He tells PinkNews: “I’d be in class
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Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., takes a picture during a House Armed Services Committee markup (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty) Republican congresswoman  Vicky Hartzler, whose office hosted a group promoting gay cure therapy has refused to apologise. The Missouri Republican refused to back down after her staffers helped arrange a Washington DC forum for a group promoting
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The rule change will allow federally funded health programmes to discriminate against LGBT+ people. (Envato) The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) has scrapped nondiscrimination protections for LGBT+ people in federally funded health programmes, effective immediately. In a rule change announced on Friday (November 1), health programmes receiving grants from HSS will
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Donald Trump lifts a baby during a campaign rally. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) announced today that adoption agencies will be allowed to discriminate against LGBT+ people. Ironically, the rule change was announced on the first day of National Adoption Month (November 1). The rule change, effective
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Savannah Maddox is drafting legislation to ban potentially life-saving puberty blockers for transgender children (Facebook) A Kentucky Republican is drafting legislation that will make it illegal for trans children to receive crucial gender-affirming hormone blockers. Savannah Maddox was motivated to begin working on the bill after hearing of a custody battle over a seven-year-old Texan
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After being eliminated from Dancing with the Stars, Karamo Brown said he was “proud” of his “friend” Sean Spicer. (David Livingston/Getty) Karamo Brown is at it again, saying that he’s “proud” of his “friend” Sean Spicer, Trump’s former press secretary. Brown has previously come under fire for his relationship with Spicer, and there was so
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Booksmart director Olivia Wilde and stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein have reacted with anger after an airline edit gutted the film’s LGBT+ content. Olivia Wilde’s high school comedy, which features Kaitlyn Dever as lesbian character Amy, saw drastic edits for a version available onboard Etihad Airways, Emirates, and Delta flights, according to ScreenRant. A
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