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Michelle O’Neill speaking at the PinkNews Belfast Summer Reception 2022. (Darren Kidd) First minister-designate of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill has urged the DUP to form a new executive in a bid to advance LGBTQ+ rights. Sinn Féin’s vice president reissued her plea during a panel discussion at the PinkNews Summer Reception in Belfast on Wednesday evening
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Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch. (Facebook/ Kemi Badenoch MP) Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has resigned her post, joining the growing list of MPs breaking away from Boris Johnson’s embattled government. The MP for Saffron Walden quit her roles as minister for equalities and for local government, in a joint resignation letter with four other ministers on Wednesday
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An intersex in woman has alleged correctional staff at an Australian prison discriminated against her. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images) An intersex woman has lodged a lawsuit against an Australian prison operator after being thrown into a men’s jail. The plaintiff has claimed she was exposed to “ridicule” and “cruel and degrading treatment” from prison workers while
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Macy Gray is facing immense backlash on social media for making “transphobic” comments during an interview with Piers Morgan. (YouTube/Piers Morgan Uncensored) Macy Gray has been accused of transphobia after an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored. Host Piers Morgan asked the singer on Monday (4 July) for her definition of ‘woman’, and Gray replied that it
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Protesters in London against the death penalty in Iran. (John Keeble/Getty) A gay man has been executed in Iran under a “sodomy” charge, according to human rights groups, in the latest example of anti-LGBTQ+ brutality in the Middle Eastern nation. The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported that 10 inmates were allegedly executed in Rajai
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Bette Midler sparked immediate alarm with her tweet. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Bette Midler has sparked alarm among LGBTQ+ fans after she claimed “women” are being “erased” by trans-inclusive language. The Hocus Pocus star, 76, brought up trans rights as she fumed over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v
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The cast of Heartstopper helped out a young Pride in London attendee who encountered anti-LGBTQ+ protestors at the event. (Twitter/@SkyScottBeasley) The cast of Heartstopper have rebuffed hateful anti-LGBTQ+ protestors with a joyous dance while marching at Pride in London. The cast of Netflix’s beloved LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper – including Joe Locke, Jenny Walser, Kit Connor, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan,
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Major of London Sadiq Khan says it’s important to recognise the LGBTQ+ community and allies “can’t be complacent” as hatred still thrives in the world. (Getty/Chris J Ratcliffe) Sadiq Khan has said the LGBTQ+ community and allies “can’t be complacent” in the fight for equality as the capital celebrates Pride in London. The Mayor of
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Tessa Thompson feels “really good” about how Valkyrie’s sexuality has been explored in Thor: Love and Thunder. (YouTube/Marvel Entertainment) Tessa Thompson has said Valkyrie’s queerness was a “big” talking point in Thor: Love and Thunder, hinting her sexuality may be explored in the new film.  Valkyrie was hailed as the first LGBTQ+ character in the Marvel Cinematic
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Jamie Greene speaking at the PinkNews summer reception in Edinburgh. (Ashley Coombes) The Scottish Conservatives’ shadow justice secretary Jamie Greene has said he can’t “defend the indefensible” when it comes to the UK government’s approach to LGBTQ+ rights. Speaking at PinkNews’ summer reception in Edinburgh on Wednesday (29 June), Greene, who is the most senior
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The Umbrella Academy’s Steve Blackman “already finished” season three when Elliot Page came out, and he decided to weave a trans storyline into the show for the actor. (Netflix) The Umbrella Academy showrunner has revealed that he rewrote the latest season of the hit Netflix series after Elliot Page came out.  In March, Page revealed
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Piers Morgan tried to rile up guest Larissa Kennedy on his flailing TV show – it backfired spectacularly. (Screen captures via Twitter) UK National Union of Students (NUS) president Larissa Kennedy refused to stoop down to Piers Morgan’s level as he grilled her on JK Rowling. During Thursday’s (24 June) episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored,
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