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Elana Dykewomon was a celebrated author, writer, and playwright. (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images) Celebrated lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon has died at the age of 72 of cancer. The trailblazing writer died on Sunday (7 August) in Oakland, California. Her brother David Nachman told the Mendocino Beacon that Dykewomon
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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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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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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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People wave rainbow flags at Istanbul’s Taksim Square during a protest in 2016 (Getty) Istanbul Pride appears to have been brought to a screeching halt after two Turkish governor’s banned all Pride-related events for a week. According to Ahval, both the Beyoğlu and Kadıköy district governors issued the ban on Monday (June 20), citing the
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Turkish police descended on a peaceful Istanbul Prude protest. (Screen capture via Twitter) Turkish police brutally beat and allegedly “tortured” nearly a dozen LGBTQ+ activists in Istanbul who were simply celebrating the start of Pride Month. On 5 June, members of İstanbul LGBTİ+ Onur Haftası, which organises Istanbul Pride, gathered in the Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood of the
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Emeli Sande and Lorraine Kelly issued Pride messages. (PinkNews) Heartstopper star Joe Locke, Emeli Sandé and Lorraine Kelly are among those who sent supportive messages to the LGBTQ+ community to kick off Pride Month. To mark Pride Month, PinkNews is hosting Pride for All, an entirely online celebration that champions the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. The 2022 theme
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Zander Moricz gave a powerful speech against ‘Don’t Say Gay’, without saying “gay”. (YouTube/ Liz Ballard) A gay Florida student gave an incredible graduation speech about his fight against the state’s horrific ‘Don’t Say Gay’ legislation – without saying gay. ‘Don’t Say Gay’, signed into law by Florida governor Ron DeSantis in March, forbids discussion of
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Activists hold the rainbow flag on Volodymyrska Street during the Equality March. (Pavlo_Bagmut/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty) LGBT+ activists in Ukraine have said they will “never give up” and that Putin will “break all his teeth trying to bite” as Russia finally invades. There was widespread shock and condemnation across the world on Thursday morning
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Ava Phillippe. (FilmMagic/ Gregg DeGuire) Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillippe took to Instagram to call out “hateful messages” after coming out as queer. Phillippe, 22, who is the daughter of Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, publicly came out on Instagram this month.  But on Wednesday, Phillippe sent her followers a warning about “bigoted” and “hateful” comments on her posts. Although she
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Simone de Beauvoir at the opening of her sister Helène de Beauvoir’s exhibition of paintings in the 1980s. (Sygma via Getty/ Eric Préau) We celebrate trailblazing feminist author and existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir on her birthday. Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was born in Paris on 9 January, 1908. She is best known
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Kate Winslet played Mary Anning in Ammonite. (Natural History Museum Picture Library and YouTube/ BFI) Fossil hunter Mary Anning, portrayed by Kate Winslet in the film Ammonite, will finally be honoured with a statue in her hometown of Lyme Regis. Until recently, Anning, born in 1799, was almost forgotten by history despite being a pioneering
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Sex with Cancer co-founders Brian Lobel and Joon Lynn Goh. (Christa Holka) The world’s first sex shop for people with cancer is “super queer”, gender-neutral and sparking the conversations everyone else is afraid to have. Sex with Cancer is more than just a sex shop. Co-founder Brian Lobel, who created the project with Joon Lynn Goh, describes
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Black feminist bell hooks. (The The Washington Post via Getty/ Margaret Thomas) On Wednesday (15 December), legendary Black feminist author bell hooks passed away in her home in Berea, Kentucky, at the age of 69. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist, one of the most influential feminist scholars in the US, penned more than 40 books
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