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Young trans people and their families living in Alabama have been warned to “run” after the state banned gender-affirming care for minors. Marie Willa, who posted on TikTok as MissWilla, pleaded for parents living in Alabama to get their trans children out of the state and to “somewhere safe”. In an emotional video on TikTok, Willa,
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Jimmy Fowlie (L) and Sydnee Washington (R) will star in Grindr’s upcoming original comedy series Bridesman. (Santiago Felipe/Getty Images/FilmMagic) LGBT+ dating app Grindr is getting its own original scripted TV show, which is set to air this fall. Bridesman will be a new scripted comedy series following a gay bridesman as he undermines his best friend’s
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Mississippi has voted to be on the wrong side of history with an anti-trans sports bill (Envato Elements) The Mississippi House of Representatives has voted to pass a bill that will ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams in schools and universities. The Republican-dominated House voted by a margin of 81-28 in favour
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Bill Burr says fired The Mandalorian star Gina Carano was a “absolute sweetheart”. (Disney) The Mandalorian star Bill Burr has defended his former co-star Gina Carano, saying she was an “absolute sweetheart”. Carano, who played Cara Dune in the Disney Plus series, was fired after sharing an Instagram post seemingly comparing being a Republican to being Jewish during
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A protest sign advocating for intersectional feminism that includes trans people (Charles Hutchins via Creative Commons) In recent years, a new term has entered the world of everyday speech: TERF. The initialism stands for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist” and refers to people who describe themselves as feminists but who exclude the rights of transgender people, particularly
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (L) and his husband Chasten Buttigieg (R) wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School 23 February 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Teacher and LGBT+ rights advocate Chasten Buttigieg has shared a horrifying experience of being confronted by a manager about his
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Congressman Chris Stewart is pushing an alternative to the Equality Act (TomWilliams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty) Republicans are launching a rival to the Equality Act which will allow them to discriminate against LGBT+ people on the basis of religious freedom. The “Fairness for All” Act was reintroduced by Utah Congressman Chris Stewart on Sunday (28 February), days after
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Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. (Scott Legato/Getty Images) Dan Reynolds, professional tall man and Imagine Dragons singer, has donated his childhood home worth $1 million for it to become an LGBT+ youth centre. As part of LGBT+ advocacy group Encircle’s ‘$8 Million, Eight Houses’ campaign, the 34-year-old reflected on the difficulties queer youth face. Reynolds,
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Nana Akufo-Addo, president of Ghana. (KOLA SULAIMON/AFP via Getty) Amid a blistering international outcry over the country’s treatment of LGBT+ citizens, Ghana‘s president has vowed to never legalise marriage equality in a devastating but expected blow. In breaking his days-long silence, Nana Akufo-Addo sought to stress that queer rights will not budge an inch anytime soon
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Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. (Chris Polk/FilmMagic) The latest celebrity to respond to Framing Britney Spears, the explosive documentary about the singer’s conservatorship and life, is long-term friend Paris Hilton. Hilton, singer and socialite, has said the legal arrangement which sees Spears’ well-being and estate, among other things, controlled by her father Jamie Spears is
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The police chief said he was ‘misrepresented’ but takes responsibility for his actions (Robert Alexander/Getty) A police chief investigated for workplace discrimination has genuinely claimed that he when he called officers “homo” it was short for “homosapien”. Lorain Police Chief James McCann was investigated by The Fraternal Order of Police following accusations of homophobia, offensive comments and
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Members of the Gay Liberation Front protesting outside Bow Street Magistrates Court (Central Press/Getty) The erasure of trans people from history is sadly nothing new, so it’s hardly surprising that the fight for trans liberation in the UK is far older than many realise. The crucible for modern-day LGBT+ rights was, of course, the Stonewall
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The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Equality Act, a landmark civil rights bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT+ people in all 50 states. The House voted 224-206 on Thursday (25 February) to pass the sweeping legislation, which substantially expands the existing 1964 Civil Rights Act to include specific protections for sexual orientation
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Lorena Muniz. (Instagram) Lorena Muniz, a 25-year-old trans woman from Brazil described by loved ones as “full of life”, was left to die by medics after a fire engulfed a clinic. Sedated, Muniz was awaiting a scheduled breast augmentation at Saúde Aqui, in the Liberdade district of São Paulo, when the air conditioning system short-circuited and
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Drag Race judge Ross Mathews with his new fiancé, Wellington Garcia (Instagram/@helloross) RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Ross Mathews is officially off the market after announcing his engagement to his partner, Wellington García. Mathews, 41, revealed on Tuesday (23 February) that he’d popped the question to his boyfriend after they’d been dating for over a year.
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Trans teen Ace Stiles was sent home by the American Idol judges, while acts with no singing ability sailed through Ace Stiles, an adorably quirky transgender teen who auditioned for American Idol, has won viewers’ hearts after he spoke about his coming out process. 16-year-old Ace Stiles, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, made an appearance on the
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Graham Linehan. (Rob Monk/Edge Magazine/Getty) A dating app for women and queer people has been forced to clarify that trans women are welcome after Graham Linehan set up an account and shared images of users’ profiles. The disgraced Father Ted creator joined Her, a dating app designed to “connect womxn and queer people”, and shared a
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A gay man who was left scarred for life after a brutal homophobic hate crime has called for “tougher penalties” for attackers. Aspiring drag artist Ryan Turner, 24, was knocked unconscious by Brandon Forrester, 19, during the brutal assault on 13 July, 2019, in Preston, Lancashire. Before the attack, Forrester and others in the group
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‘You can count on us’, German footballers say to LGBT+ players (John MacDougall/AFP/ Getty) Over 800 German footballers have pledged their support to any teammates who may be struggling with their sexuality and afraid to come out while playing. To date no male footballer has ever come out while actively playing in any of the
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