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Del Martin (L) and Phyllis Lyon (R). (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AFP via Getty Images) The home of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, a late lesbian couple who sought to defy federal and state marriage equality bans in 2004 by getting married, could be preserved as a city landmark. Lyon and Martin were the first in California to receive
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Hayling Island Bowls Club, where trans woman Stella Moore has played for nine months. (Hayling Island Bowls) A women’s bowling club has removed advice on its website saying that “transsexual” women shouldn’t “vamp up” after backlash to its “archaic” policy on transgender inclusion. The first part of the Portsmouth & District Women’s Bowling Association policy,
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence give a thumbs up after speaking on the first day of the Republican National Convention (Chris Carlson-Pool/Getty) An LGBT+ Republican group has endorsed 12 politicians who have long track records of opposing LGBT+ rights. The Log Cabin Republicans, which describes itself as “the nation’s original and largest
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The Sri Lankan government has been accused of forcing abusive anal and vaginal virginity “tests” on LGBT+ people in an attempt to prove homosexual conduct. According to a shocking Human Rights Watch report, at least seven people have been forced into the “cruel, inhuman, and degrading” physical examinations since 2017. Together with the non-profit Equal
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Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has lashed out at Pope Francis for “trivialising Christ’s sacrifice” by “normalising homosexuality”. Pope Francis suggested in a documentary that premiered on Wednesday (October 21) that gay people “have a right to be part of the family” and threw his support behind “civil union law” so same-sex relationships can be “legally
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James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival) The Amazing Randi, the bearded and brilliant gay magician who traded his decades-long and award-winning career as an illusionist for a second act debunking the paranormal, has died aged 92. Randi passed away Tuesday (October 20) “due to age-related causes”, according to
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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the 2016 Toronto Pride parade (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The UN’s LGBT+ rights expert has praised Canada’s bill to ban conversion therapy, which could set a new international standard on the issue. The legislation, officially tabled in Parliament earlier this month (October 1) with the backing of prime
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Asia Kate Dillon attends the “John Wick: Chapter 3” world premiere in 2019. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) There is growing demand for non-binary actors as directors seek more diverse onscreen representation, according to a talent manager. Transgender representation in film and TV has historically been woeful, with cisgender actors of the wrong gender playing trans characters.
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Mike Pompeo has defended his decision to address an overtly anti-LGBT+ group which reportedly led to an internal protest among “appalled” state department employees. On October 3, the secretary of state delivered a keynote speech at a fundraising gala for the Florida Family Policy Council, an extreme anti-LGBT+ Christian organisation that advocates for conversion therapy and
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Carole Baskin could “just as easily have had a wife”. (Carole Baskin) Carole Baskin has revealed that she is bisexual, and that she discovered her sexuality while spending time with the LGBT+ community during the AIDS crisis. Speaking with PinkNews just two weeks after her elimination from Dancing with the Stars, Baskin said she was
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Pete Buttigieg hugs his husband Chasten after announcing he was ending his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. (Scott Olson/Getty) Pete Buttigieg has suggested that his marriage could be in danger if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed for the Supreme Court. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday (October 18), Buttigieg suggested that the
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Kendall Stephens was brutally beaten in her own home. (Human Rights Campaign) Kendall Stephens, a trans woman who survived a horrific transphobic attack in her own home, has described the shocking reaction by police who “cracked jokes while she bled onto the floor”. Warning: contains graphic descriptions of violence against a trans person. Kendall Stephens,
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Ann Widdecombe has previously backed gay cure therapy. (Steve Taylor / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Ann Widdecombe, the British former lawmaker known for her high-decibel anti-LGBT+ views, drew criticism Sunday (18 October) for saying “families” wouldn’t be interested in watching a same-sex couple dance on Strictly Come Dancing. Nicola Adams, the
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Nicola Adams (L) and her Strictly Come Dancing partner, Katya Jones. (Strictly Come Dancing/BBC) Nicola Adams made Strictly Come Dancing history Saturday night (17 October) after being partnered with seasoned pro dancer Katya Jones, becoming the ballroom show’s first same-sex contestants. It was a sight 16 years in the making, but now looking forward, both Adams
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Mart Helme, chair of the of the far-right Estonian ERKE Party. (SVEN TUPITS/AFP via Getty Images) Those who are against defining marriage as only between a man and a woman are “heterophobes”, Estonia’s interior minister said ahead of a pitched referendum. Mart Helme, a member of the anti-immigration conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), said that
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Robert Brissette, an ardent Trump support, coughed at Black Lives Matter protesters while hurling homophobic insults. (Screen captures via YouTube) A Donald Trump supporter once again proved that the president’s fans are the pinnacle of grace and decorum by… taunting Black Lives Matter supporters with homophobic slurs before violently coughing on them. While pumping gas
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Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or known simply by ‘PrEP’, is a common antiviral drug. (Getty) More than 6,000 people have signed up to just a single PrEP provider in London since the HIV-preventative drug was rolled out across England on the NHS. Since 1 October, 6,000 people have signed up for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) at 56 Dean
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Pete Buttigieg has delivered a stunning takedown of Donald Trump over his frenetic town hall performance – and he went on to throw some shade at Lindsey Graham too. Trump was compared to a “crazy uncle” during his bizarre NBC town hall event, which aired on Thursday night (October 15). During the event, Trump was
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott at the state capital on May 24, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty) Social workers can freely discriminate against LGBT+, as well as people with disabilities, thanks to the administration of Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott as of Monday (12 October). The lawmaker, who once signed a bill banning discrimination
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Bex Taylor-Klaus, the non-binary star of Arrow, has shared photos from the wedding they and their wife “never dreamed” was possible. Taylor-Klaus, who has played a series of gay characters on The Killing, House of Lies and MTV’s Scream, may also be familiar to fans of Glee, who will have seen them dump spaghetti over Rachel’s head. Two days ago, Bex
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LGBT+ Labour said that ‘swift action’ must be taken over Rosie Duffield’s comments on trans people. (Facebook) LGBT+ Labour are calling for “swift action” to be taken against Rosie Duffield after a second woman quit the MP’s team citing her “transphobic” comments. Duffield, who was elected Canterbury’s first-ever Labour MP in 2017, has been plagued
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