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Volunteers carry sacks of rice on March 20, 2020 in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines (Ezra Acayan/Getty) The LGBT+ community in the Philippines has been recruited to distribute coronavirus relief after packages reportedly went missing in the hands of corrupt officials. Mayor Sara Duterte of Davao City in the southern Philippines noticed a “recurring problem”
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Screenwriter Apurva Asrani (right) with his partner Siddhant (Twitter/@Apurvasrani) Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Apurva Asrani has celebrated buying a house with his partner after being forced to hide their relationship for 15 years. Asrani is an award-winning filmmaker best known for Satya (1998), Shahid (2013), and the human rights biopic Aligarh (2016). His drama-comedy series Made in
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Starbucks has launched a new campaign to raise funds for the trans youth charity Mermaids. (Starbucks) People who have been “exposed” to LGBT+ people in adverts and other media are more likely to accept them, according to a new study. The research into consumer attitudes towards LGBT+ people was carried out by Proctor & Gamble
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Lady Gaga attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Dan MacMedan/Getty Images) In some non-Chromatica but still very much Lady Gaga news, the singer has admitted that the Tiffany diamond necklace she wore to the 2019 Oscars ceremony was confiscated by security. But it doesn’t
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Aquaria won season 10 of Drag Race. (Supplied) Ahead of the Drag Race season 12 finale, PinkNews caught up with reigning fashion queen Aquaria about Zoom parties, keeping her queer fashion fantasy alive at home and what’s made this season so special. Aquaria entered Drag Race a fully-formed fashion enigma. The drag daughter of season
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Homophobes in Ireland are blessing themselves and saying the rosary after discovering that gay Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is the proud owner of an Andrew Christian bag. Eagle-eyed Twitter trolls were shocked – shocked, we say! – when Fine Gael leader Varadkar was spotted over the weekend sunbathing in a park with the bag by his
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Comediam Kathy Griffin garnered outrage from conservatives for tweeting about US president Donald Trump. (John Sciulli/Getty Images for Playboy Playhouse) Kathy Griffin is making headlines again for doing what she does best – being an indefatigable critic of Donald Trump. The American comedian skewered the US president with a satirical but since-deleted tweet Tuesday (May 26), the
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Mason’s Paradox, the highly anticipated animated series created by Jacob Graham is releasing their official poster and initial superstar cast in preparation for their Kickstarter campaign and trailer launch taking place on June 9th, 2020. Mason is just your average teenager dealing with teenage problems. Things like dimensional travel, getting mixed up in intergalactic wars
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‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic was jailed for trying to have an animal rights activist murdered. (Netflix) Tiger King – that Netflix docu-series that dropped just as a global, viral pandemic paralysed us all – might be in-line for a second season, according to Joe Exotic’s right-hand man, John Reinke. Speaking to The Sun, the 54-year-old
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Daritza Araya and Alexandra Qu Castillo become the first same-sex couple to marry in Costa Rica (Facebook/Si Acepto/Trece Costa Rica Television) Two women in Costa Rica have become the first couple to have a same-sex marriage in their country, just moments after the law passed. Minutes after midnight Daritza Araya and Alexandra Qu Castillo celebrated
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Club Tabu was allegedly operating out of the back of adult video store Fantasies A gay sex club in Lansing, Michigan, has been shut by police, after being accused of violating rules on social distancing. Club Tabu was allegedly operating out of the back of adult video store Fantasies in defiance of the emergency coronavirus order issued by Michigan
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Pakistan’s transgender community, already forced to the fringes of society, are being deprived of crucial support during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images) Existing inequalities that mean trans people are more likely to have mental and physical health problems are being exacerbated by coronavirus, according to scientists who are urging governments to act. The
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a press conference amidst the coronavirus pandemic. (Andressa Anholete / Getty) Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the release of an expletive-filled video of president and “proud homophobe” Jair Bolsonaro as part of a corruption investigation. When Brazil’s former justice minister Sergio Moro resigned last month, he claimed that Bolsonaro had been
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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande dropped ‘Rain On Me’ Friday (May 22). (Twitter) Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande dropped their long-awaited “Rain On Me” duet, featured on the upcoming album Chromatica, and the gays… they went well and truly wild. At precisely 12am Friday (May 22), Greta Thunberg, global world leaders and the creators of the
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Cory Wilson testifies at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in on May 20, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/ Getty) Republicans have moved a step closer to the lifetime appointment of judicial nominee Cory Wilson, a man who could potentially set LGBT+ rights back decades. Wilson is Donald Trump’s latest nominee to the 5th US Circuit
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Mike Schultz, a gay nurse, saw his life change after attending a circuit party in March. Weeks later, he was hospitalised with coronavirus. (Instagram) Mike Schultz, a gay nurse hospitalised with COVID-19, has shared startling before and after photographs of the impact of the deadly but delicate virus. Smiling in a throng of tattooed, toned
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The ‘genderbread person’ helps children to understand the differences between gender and anatomy (Genderbread.org) A high school has dropped an LGBT+ educational tool after a transphobic mother complained it was targeting “vulnerable children” like her own transgender son. The school in Australia showed 15-year-old students an image of the ‘genderbread person‘, a well-known teaching resource
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Former Iranian aide Shahindokht Molaverdi was condemned for “promoting” homosexuality (YouTube/AP Archive)/ The former aide for women’s and family affairs in Iran has been forced to apologise for sharing an innocent cartoon that was branded as “homosexual propaganda”. On May 15 Shahindokht Molaverdi shared a poster to mark the International Day of Families on her
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Boris Johnson. (Christopher Furlong – WPA Pool /Getty Images) The UK government has reportedly made no moves to ban conversion therapy almost two years after pledging to “eradicate” the harmful practice. So-called “conversion therapy” refers to the dangerous and discredited practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. All efforts to
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A court order was issued for the LGBT+ Ugandans’ immediate release (image supplied) 19 LGBT+ Ugandans who were arrested, whipped and interrogated under “bogus” coronavirus charges have been released following sustained pressure from human rights groups. Their release was ordered by a Ugandan court on Monday (May 18) after public prosecutors were forced to withdraw
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