Identity

Following being confronted in a public toilet about her gender identity Jay (pictured) used her TikTok account to share how distressing the incident was. (TikTok/creatingjayrose) A viral TikTok video has shown a cisgender woman confronted over her gender identity in a public toilet because she had short hair – which her harasser assumed meant she
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The Florida medical board committee approved a prospective rule that will ban gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth under the age of 18. (Getty) The Florida medical board committee approved a proposed rule banning gender-affirming medical care for trans youth, making it one step closer to reality.  A joint committee of the Florida board of medicine
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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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Ts Madison and Miss Lawrence, who both star in Bros, want major Hollywood studios to create rom-coms featuring trans leads. (YouTube/Universal Pictures) Bros stars Ts Madison and Miss Lawrence want to see major Hollywood studios produce rom-coms focusing on trans people.  Madison and Lawrence sat down with EW to discuss the release of Billy Eichner’s Bros, which made history
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Protesters hold pro-trans rights placards during the trans rights demonstration outside Downing Street. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty( The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that supplying or wearing a chest binder is not a criminal offence after The Telegraph published a controversial article on the subject. On Tuesday (27 September), The Telegraph published an article questioning whether wearing or
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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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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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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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pro-LGBTQ+ protestors marching for trans inclusion in schools. (Mark Kerrison/Getty) A group of parents have ridiculously called for a teacher to be fired just because they are non-binary. The Medford school board in South Oregon heard absurd complaints from several people on Thursday (22 September) about a first-grade teacher at Griffin Creek Elementary school who
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Jamie Clayton as Pinhead in Hellraiser 2022. (Hulu/Twitter) A reveal trailer for the blood-curdling Hellraiser reboot has finally been unlocked with a first look at Jamie Clayton as Pinhead. The Hulu original movie stars trans actress Jamie Clayton as the iconic, masochistic villain Pinhead who leads a group of pain-obsessed beings called the Cenobites that
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SNL’s first non-binary cast member Molly Kearney. (FilmMagic for Clusterfest/ Jeff Kravitz) Saturday Night Live (SNL) has announced that it will introduce its first non-binary cast member, comedian and actor Molly Kearney, in its upcoming season. The 48th season of SNL premieres on 1 October, and will see the addition of four new cast members,
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MP John Nicolson. (Getty) SNP MP John Nicolson slammed anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance’s “obsession with genitals” as “deeply unhealthy” while giving evidence against its charity status. An appeal to overturn the Charity Commission’s April 2021 decision to register LGB Alliance as a charity is currently being considered by a tribunal. The legal fight is
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A parent stands outside the demonstration area holding a sign in hebrew. (@ronisassover/Twitter) A transgender student at a school in Israel was reportedly publicly outed without consent, resulting in an anti-trans protest by parents of their classmates. Parents and students of the religious Morsheth Naria school discovered that the child was trans in early September
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Protesters outside the first LGB Alliance conference. (In Pictures via Getty/ Mark Kerrison) A lawyer representing anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance has compared healthcare for trans people to a “transition or death” policy in Iran. The remarks were made on the second day of a tribunal challenging the group’s charitable status, spearheaded by trans youth
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A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a trans rights demonstration. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Trans people in Montana have been permanently banned from changing their birth certificates in yet another devastating blow to LGBTQ+ rights. Health officials in the state adopted a proposed rule change on
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Susan Sarandon attends “The Meddler” Premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. (Theo Wargo/Getty) Susan Sarandon has casually confirmed that she’s bisexual, and fans are overjoyed. The actress and bonafide gay icon referenced her own bisexuality while making a joke about dogs and cats on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (7 September). When Fallon pointed
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New sport and culture secretary Michelle Donelan. (YouTube/Sky News) Michelle Donelan is a culture war warrior obsessed with freedom of speech, and who has previously defended notorious anti-trans professor Kathleen Stock. Donelan, the Tory MP for Chippenham, was appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport by new UK prime minister Liz Truss
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Jameela Jamil attends Marvel Studios “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” Los Angeles Premiere. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Jameela Jamil has been slammed on social media for “giving instructions to trans people on how to stop being misgendered”. On Friday (2 September), the presenter and actor accidentally described a non-binary social media user as a “woman” during a Twitter spat.
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Maria Walsh speaks in an Instagram clip. (Maria Walsh/Instagram) MEP Maria Walsh has urged EuroPride to continue despite backlash from anti-LGBTQ+ groups. The Midlands-North-West member of the European Parliament insisted that the Pride festival – which is hosted in a different European city each year – should go ahead as scheduled from 12 to 18
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LGBTQ+ activists and allies gathered outside the Independent House to demand an end to the Irish Indepdent’s “anti-trans crusade”. (Trans and Intersex Pride Dublin) Protesters outside the Irish Independent’s offices have rallied the publication’s continued “anti-trans crusade”. Over 100 people gathered outside Independent House in Dublin on Saturday (27 August) to highlight a rise in
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Openly trans superhero Dreamer is set to come to Fortnite, according to code discovered by leakers. (Epic Games/CW) DC superhero Dreamer is set to appear in Fortnite, becoming the popular online, battle-royale game’s first openly trans character.  September marks the return of the game’s Rainbow Royale – a massively popular LGBTQ+ Pride event which includes
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