LGBTQ

Scottish Labour health spokesperson Monica Lennon. (Corbis/Getty Images) Anti-poverty campaigners are calling on politicians to back Labour’s plans to end period poverty in Scotland. Scottish Labour health spokesperson Monica Lennon’s bid to provide universal access to free period products has been backed by more than 30 campaign groups and individuals. But the Scottish government, led
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Sign supporting trans students. (Derek R Henkle/AFP/Getty) Republican lawmakers in a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on young transgender people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups, LGBT+ advocates say. These bills include barring doctors from providing certain gender-related medical treatment to young trans people and banning young trans people from playing school
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The Honourable Michael D. Kirby said Japan must end its “regime” of forced sterilisations. (Wikimedia/SashaHMP) An international human-rights lawyer has called on Japan to end its “regime” of forcing sterilisation on trans people. Michael Kirby, 80, who is co-chair of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute and a former justice of the Australian High
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Protesters demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament for reform of the Gender Recognition Act, in an event organised by the Scottish Trans Alliance, on June 12, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Ken Jack/Getty Images) The Catholic Church has called on its congregation to oppose proposed reforms to gender recognition laws in Scotland, which it called “troubling”. It
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Women holding equal rights signs at a Pride Parade in Miami Beach, Florida. (Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty) Seven Republican lawmakers filed four anti-LGBT+ bills on the same day in Florida, just hours before the cut-off on submissions for the upcoming legislative session. The bills were filed on Monday, January 13, by representatives Anthony
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Health secretary Matt Hancock celebrated a drop in HIV transmissions and got an immediate response (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to roll out PrEP across England, after celebrating a fall in HIV transmissions. The Tory minister had celebrated new data published on Thursday that reveals
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A senator of the actual town of Snowflake, Arizona, is now blaming liberal snowflakes for “tainting” her bill to ban the word homosexuality in schools. Sylvia Allen was forced to backtrack on Senate Bill 1082, a bill that attacked the state’s sex education laws with a proposal to remove all mention of LGBT+ matters from public
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Jesus Gallardo of Monterrey celebrates after his victory during the Final second leg match between America and Monterrey (Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images) A Mexico footballer has been handed a two-match ban for shouting a homophobic slur during a match. Left-back Jesús Gallardo, who plays for Liga MX club Monterrey as well as the Mexico national
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Democratic presidential hopeful billionaire and philanthropist Tom Steyer (KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) Billionaire Democrat Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer was clueless during an interview after being asked a basic question about his own comments on LGBT+ asylum seekers. The hedge fund manager and philanthropist was asked by the New York Times about his policy on
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Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were wrongly accused of supporting Sharia law. (Getty) The Broward County Log Cabin Republicans’ president accused Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib of supporting Sharia law and the executions of LGBT+ people in a bizarre, conspiracy-laden rant. Andrew Brett also proclaimed Donald Trump an LGBT+ ally and invoked Hitler in
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Pete Buttigieg was interrupted during a campaign rally by Black Lives Matter supporters who questioned his record as South Bend mayor. Buttigieg was speaking at in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday (January 12) when demonstrators wearing Black Lives Matter shirts began heckling him with concerns about his past actions. One person can be heard quizzing
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Men were more likely have negative attitudes towards sexual minorities, as well as being more likely to become victims of this discrimination. (Envato) Around the world, attitudes towards lesbians are more positive that they are towards gay men, according to new research. The study was published in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science and looked at
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A powerful photo of a lesbian couple on their wedding day in Derry, Northern Ireland has gone viral after same-sex marriage finally became legal in the territory today (January 13). It is four months today since Emma Bradley and Danielle Doherty from Derry, Northern Ireland, tied the knot. The couple would have loved to be
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Israeli education minister Rafi Peretz. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty) Schools in Israel have held impromptu “tolerance” classes for children in the wake of anti-LGBT+ comments by the country’s education minister. Minister Rafi Peretz – who is also head of the Jewish Home party and a former chief rabbi in Israel’s Defence Forces – made the
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Reynhard Sinaga was convicted of 159 sex offences. (CPS) The mother of Reynhard Sinaga, the ‘most prolific rapist’ in British history, is struggling to believe her son is capable of his crimes because he’s from a ‘good Christian family’ that doesn’t believe in homosexuality. On January 6 the 36-year-old PhD student was found guilty of attacking 48
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Dancing on Ice stars Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers have asked producers to “add some romance” to their dance routines to make them “a little steamier.” Steps singer Watkins made history with his dance partner Evers last weekend when they performed a same-sex dance routine on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. The groundbreaking moment marked
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A Twitter thread collating a bi-colourful array of products branded “for boys” and “for girls” has gone viral. (Stock photo via Elements Envato) Pink for girls and blue boys is, for some reason, a colour coding rule that we all indirectly sign up for when assigned a gender at birth. But these terms and conditions
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Johnny Mercer delivering an official apology to the LGBT+ soldiers sacked over their sexuality (Twitter) The UK Ministry of Defence has apologised for an archaic policy that banned gay people from serving in the armed forces 20 years after it was scrapped. Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, who is also a veteran, apologised for the anti-gay
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