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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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US WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner, in a Russian prison cell. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Kim Mulkey, who coached basketball star Brittney Griner for four years, has been branded “heartless” after refusing to comment on her detention in Russia. Mulkey coached Griner while she played for Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Griner told
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Tayce performing “Memory” in honour of Cherry Valentine. (@dollastore/Twitter) Drag Race UK alumna Tayce has performed “Memory” from the musical Cats in honour of drag queen Cherry Valentine who has died, aged 28. The two queens lip-synced against each other to the Elaine Paige classic on season two’s second episode, leaving Valentine to sashay away.
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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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Cherry Valentine posing in an iconic drag look. (Twitter) As well as being a one-of-a-kind drag artist, Cherry Valentine knew exactly how to shut down anti-drag arguments with class. The drag icon’s family – whose real name was George Ward – tragically passed away last Sunday (18 September) at just 28-years-old. The genderfluid artist’s family
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Pope Francis leaves Assisi at the end of Economy of Francis, an international movement of young economists. (Getty) Pope Francis reportedly encouraged an LGBTQ+ Catholic group to build a church “that excludes no one.” According to L’Avvenire, the pope met with Italian LGBTQ+ Catholic group The Tent of Jonathon in a Wednesday (21 September) conference
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Luke Macfarlane and Billy Eichner attend Universal Pictures’s Bros New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater. (Getty) A group of pitiful homophobes have spent their free time review bombing Billy Eichner’s gay romantic-comedy Bros. The film’s IMDb score plummeted to 5.5/10 on Friday (23 September) with 312 one-star reviews out of 678 despite the
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Traveller Pride attributed “so much of the success and growth” of the support and campaign group in the past year to Drag Race UK’s Cherry Valentine. (BBC) Traveller Pride has paid an emotional tribute to Cherry Valentine, remembering the Drag Race UK star’s “buoyant and genuine love and care”.  On Friday (23 September), it was announced that
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Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King thinks she “must be somewhere on the gay spectrum” because she has “hooked up” with women before. (Getty) Former Real Housewives star Meghan King said she falls “somewhere on the gay spectrum” as she’s “hooked up” with women in the past. King, who appeared on Bravo’s Real Housewives of
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Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have introduced a new bill,  “patterned” on Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, that would ban discussions on LGBTQ+ topics in classrooms. (Getty) Republican state lawmakers are rallying behind newly introduced anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that would ‘go further’ than Florida’s reviled ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law.  GOP politicians held a rally at the Pennsylvania state
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Charli D’Amelio attends Michael Rubin’s MLBPA x Fanatics party at City Market Social House. (Leon Bennett/Getty) Charli D’Amelio kicked off the 31st season of Dancing with the Stars with a TikTok-inspired bang. The social media influencer wowed judges with her dancefloor debut on Monday (19 September) while dancing the cha-cha with expert choreographer Mark Ballas.
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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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Roșie O’Donnell appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. (YouTube/ Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen) Lesbian talkshow icon Rosie O’Donnell has described a very “weird thing” with Ellen DeGeneres that she’s never managed to get over. O’Donnell has been credited with paving the way for DeGeneres, whose talkshow The Ellen DeGeneres
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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. (Getty/ Drew Angerer) Pete Buttigieg has hit back at the co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party who called him a “weak little girl”. Buttigieg recently moved to Michigan from Indiana with husband Chasten and their one-year-old twins. Earlier this month Meshawn Maddock, who describes herself as “Ultra MAGA” and is on
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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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The man was indicted by a federal court after threatening anti-LGBTQ+ violence towards Merriam-Webster over the publisher’s inclusive definitions. (Getty/Tim Boyle) A man charged with making a bomb threat against Merriam-Webster over the dictionary’s definitions evolving to become more inclusive has pleaded guilty. In May, Jeremy David Hanson, 34, was indicted on two counts of
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Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić allowed the march to go ahead, but on a smaller route. (Getty) Serbia’s government has been forced into a screeching u-turn after its decision to ban EuroPride’s parade was met with fierce opposition. EuroPride is an international celebration of the LGBTQ+ community hosted by a different European country each year. Serbia
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Two mums claim Texas child abuse investigations for families seeking gender-affirming care for their trans children are still going ahead. (Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Two Texas mothers have shared their experiences of “child abuse” investigations ordered by governor Greg Abbott. Two mothers who were open to helping their trans kids access gender-affirming
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LA has confirmed its first death of a resident due to monkeypox. (Getty) The US has reported its first confirmed monkeypox death. The Department of Public Health (DPH) along with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on 12 September that an LA resident’s death was due to monkeypox. It comes after Texas
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Police secure serbian LGBT Info centre during the ‘Litiya for salvation of Serbia’ in Belgrade. (Getty) Politicians from across Europe have condemned the Serbian government over the effective ban of this year’s EuroPride. Serbian police announced a ban on the route of the march on Tuesday (13 September) after weeks of hostile back-and-forth between EuroPride
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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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