LGBTQ

A clipping of a cartoon published by a now Conservative parliamentary candidate has sparked fury online. (Orbit Magazine) A Conservative Party candidate has been caught in a crossfire of criticism after it was revealed that he was responsible for the publication of a homophobic Harry Potter cartoon. The 2007 cartoon suggested character Professor Dumbledore was
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Graham Linehan at the 2014 BAFTAs. (Eamonn McCormack/WireImage) British comedy show The Last Leg has been presenting a mock prize to the ‘Dick of the Year’ since 2014 – and this year’s hot contender is none other than the darling of “gender-critical feminism”, Graham Linehan himself. The Irish comedy writer, who rose to public consciousness in
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Ian H Watkins and his Dancing on Ice partner Matt Evers. (ianhwatkins/ Instagram) Ian ‘H’ Watkins, who will take part in the first-ever same-sex Dancing on Ice routine, shut down a fan who asked why he couldn’t just dance with a woman. It was announced in October that the openly gay Steps member would have
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Houghton made offensive comments on a martial arts forum when he was 20 (Twitter/@RyanJHoughton) A Conservative parliamentary candidate suspended from the party for making homophobic, antisemitic and racist comments is to keep his “lucrative” local council roles. Ryan Houghton was suspended by the Conservatives after it emerged he had asked whether “homosexuality is ‘good’ for
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Actor Billy Dee Williams arrives at the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) The latest plot twist during the Bill Dee Williams odyssey? The Star Wars actor saying it was a “mistake” for Lando Calrissian to be pansexual in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. The surreal saga was a two-part
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A person marching in Hungary’s first-ever Trans Pride. (Prizma Transgender Community) The first Trans Pride in Hungary saw hundreds of trans people march through Budapest demanding that the government allow them to change their names and legal genders. Organisers said that the event was held to protest the Hungarian state withholding – since 2018 –
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Members of LGBTQ community stage a ‘marriage’ between three men and a dog during a protest against Boris Johnson (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images) LGBT+ activists have staged a protest against homophobia outside Downing Street over Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for historical anti-LGBT remarks. Dozens of activists gathered outside the gates of Downing Street
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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) Proposals floated by the SNP to reduce the length of time trans people must live in their “acquired gender” before getting a Gender
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) While peddling a presidential campaign that promotes equality above all, a new hire of the Bernie Sanders team has an alleged history of antisemitic and anti-LGBT slurs. Darius Gordon announced on Wednesday that he has joined the Sanders campaign team as deputy director of constituency organising. But a number
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Actor Billy Dee Williams arrives at the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) When actor Billy Dee Williams, best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars, referred to himself with both he/him and she/her pronouns, it was widely interpreted that he was telling the world he was gender fluid.
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A London youth worker has created a crowdfunder to support young black LGBT+ people this Christmas (Envato Elements) Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for LGBT+ people, as youth worker Tanya Compas knows all too well. Compas, 27, was made homeless last Christmas after becoming estranged from their biological family. They’ve now created a
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Chris Martin admitted that he doubted his sexuality as a young teen at boarding school (Rolling Stone) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has admitted that he was “very homophobic” when questioning his sexuality as a young teen at an all-boys’ boarding school. Martin, who is straight, told Rolling Stone that he had “a rough time” fitting
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Christie Elan-Cane, who does not identify as either male or female. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty) Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane appeared at the Court of Appeal today (December 3) to challenge the Home Office’s refusal to issue gender X passports. Elan-Cane is a non-gendered activist who has campaigned for a third gender option on British passports for more than
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German singer Kim Petras gave the gays everything they want and, we cannot stress this enough, more during a gig in the US. (Screen capture via Instagram) Trans pop star Kim Petras single-handedly ended all homophobia after he trolled notoriously anti-LGBT Christian protesters at her US gig last weekend. Standing in the cold in beanies
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Several headteachers are now admitting children “based on gender” rather than sex (Pexels) Several same-sex private schools in the UK are considering changing their policies to admit transgender pupils for the first time, a report by The Independent has revealed. Headteachers in some elite schools are now saying they are admitting children “based on gender”
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