LGBTQ

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw. (Dan Kitwood/Getty) Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has criticised the Church of England for “actively pursuing a campaign of discrimination” against LGBTQ+ people. The Exeter MP spoke out against the church after it barred the late archbishop Demond Tutu’s goddaughter from officiating his funeral because she is in a same-sex marriage. “This
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Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers her keynote address on the final day of the annual Conservative Party Conference. (AFP via Getty/OLI SCARFF) Downing Street has said it’s a “mischaracterisation” to suggest Liz Truss is planning on withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights – but legal experts aren’t so sure. During her Conservative
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Republican candidate Heidi Ganahl claimed there are children in Colorado schools who are identifying as cats, which she described as “furries”. (YouTube/KRDO NewsChannel 13) A school district has had to reject bizarre claims from a Republican candidate that students are identifying as “furries” in schools across Colorado. Heidi Ganahl, the Republican candidate for governor of
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Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice won high praise from fans after a stunning performance to “Dancin’ Fool” by Barry Manilow on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC) Richie Anderson wowed Strictly Come Dancing fans and judges after a show-stopping performance that incorporated iconic Beyoncé choreography. The gay Radio 2 presenter and his professional partner Giovanni Pernice dazzled with a
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The Terrence Higgins Trust said Thérèse Coffey’s decision not to get more monkeypox vaccines “would be concerning and shortsighted”. (Getty) Health secretary Thérèse Coffey has been accused of ‘jeopardising public health’ after she decided not to secure extra monkeypox vaccines despite advice from officials. Coffey decided not to purchase a recommended 70,000 extra doses of
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California senator Scott Wiener said SB 107 will “offer refuge” to trans youth if “they’re being criminalised in their home states” for seeking gender-affirming healthcare. (Getty) California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill making the state a refuge for trans youth and their families from bans against gender-affirming care elsewhere in the US. 
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Atlanta city council member Liliana Bakhtiari has come out as non-monogamous, sharing they’re in a relationship with two “wonderful” life partners. (Instagram/@lilianaforatlanta) A queer politician from Georgia has proudly come out as non-monogamous as they introduced the world to their “wonderful” life partners. Atlanta city council member Liliana Bakhtiari, who is the first queer Muslim
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Sareh (Zahra) Sediqi Hamedani was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for “promoting homosexuality” in October 2021. (YouTube/6rangIran) UN representatives have called for Iran to immediately halt its planned execution of two LGBTQ+ rights activists who were sentenced to death for supporting the queer community. Iran’s legal system criminalises homosexuality, which under the country’s
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Brazil reaches peak gender reveal as dyed waterfall investigated for ‘possible environmental damage’ (@publicoutsider/Twitter) A couple in Brazil has added to a growing list of ridiculous and potentially dangerous gender reveals after they dyed a 60-foot-tall waterfall blue, and are now being investigated for potential environmental damage. The couple, whose identities have not been revealed,
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Aaron Peskin (left) apologised for saying Honey Mahogany (right) wasn’t human.(@AaronPeskin & HUM/Twitter & Getty) A San Francisco elected official has apologised to the LGBTQ+ community after suggesting a transgender electoral candidate wasn’t real – or even human. Aaron Peskin, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District Three, made the claim
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Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans youth charity Mermaids is still not being investigated by the Charity Commission over “safeguarding red flags”, despite relentless media reports. On Thursday (29 September), The Telegraph published yet another story on the charity, which provides support to young trans people and
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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Save America Rally. (Getty/ Jeff Swensen) A new book is set to expose Donald Trump’s rampant homophobia and transphobia throughout his career. Trump’s horrific comments about women are widely documented – such as his “grab ’em by the pussy” remark – and while his anti-LGBTQ+ policies spoke for
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Golden Girls stars Betty White (1922-2021), Bea Arthur (1922-2009) Estelle Getty (1923-2008) and Rue McClanahan (1934-2010) pose for a portrait in Los Angeles, California, circa 1992. (Ron Davis/Getty) Much beloved sitcom The Golden Girls is as hilarious as it is heartwarming, and for none more so than queer fans. All the way back in 1986, Blanche, Sophia,
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Daniel Franzese said he felt ‘conflicted’ over the casting choice for upcoming Darren Aronofsky’s film The Whale. (Getty) Actor Daniel Franzese isn’t sure how to feel about Brendan Fraser being cast in the upcoming film The Whale. The Mean Girls star said in an interview with People that, while he thinks Fraser is a “lovely
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Queer anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe has left Twitter after constant attacks from online trolls. (WireImage/Mike Marsland) Queer anti-poverty campaigner and chef Jack Monroe has left Twitter following relentless trolling and abuse. Monroe is no stranger to social media pile-ons, having faced accusations of inventing experiences of living in poverty as well as anti-LGBTQ+ hatred for
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Actor Jonathan Bennett attends Christmas Con 2022 in California. (Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images) Christmas has come early as Hallmark Channel has announced its first queer-led festive film, and it’s exactly what LGBTQ+ fans have been crying out for.  The channel has shared its Countdown to Christmas event schedule, as reported by Variety, and although it
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Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans children’s charity Mermaids has responded to an “investigation” by The Telegraph which suggested the charity was putting children at risk. On Sunday (25 September), The Telegraph ran a story headlined: “Trans charity Mermaids giving breast binders to children behind parents’ backs”.
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The Wickes float at Brighton Pride. (Twitter/ FlouncyMcGee) When a Wickes float proudly displayed a banner declaring “no LGB without the T” at Brighton Pride this year, a national conversation was sparked on corporate inclusion. The Wickes float received a huge amount of praise, countered by a huge amount of hate, for it’s bold, trans-inclusive
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