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Ellen DeGeneres. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) With barbed accusations from former and current staffers being flung, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen views slump to an all-time low. According to The Wrap, as the scandal about Ellen DeGeneres’ “mean” behaviour sizzles, people have become less inclined to tune in to her beloved daytime talk show. Rating have cratered
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Samson Tequir. (Facebook) In the latest flare-up amid the Black Lives Matter protests continuing to seize major US cities, a Black trans man was left with his jaw and eye socket shattered after two men brutally beat him up. Samson Tequir, 30, who helps organise demonstrations in Rochester, New York, was assailed last Friday afternoon
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Mark-David Hutt, the founder of Facebook page LGBTrump that often trumpets conspiracy theories. (Facebook) The founder of the LGBTrump Facebook page was arrested and later charged with criminal mischief after twice defacing a Black Lives Matter mural. Nearly every week since a Black Lives Matter mural was painted in front of the Trump Tower in
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A gay senator in Ireland has put his social media accounts on private after he was subjected to “blatantly homophobic” abuse from a right-wing political party. Socially conservative political party Aontú, which was formed in 2019 and has just one elected representative, shared a photograph of gay Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield, which was taken
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Dominique Rem’mie Fells was remembered at a vigil with candles, flowers and a mural bearing her name. (Facebook) Philadelphia’s Black LGBT+ community has remembered murdered trans woman Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells with flowers, candles and a vigil. Fells, a Black trans woman whose dismembered body was found in a river in June, was 27 when she
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Rosie Duffield insisted “only women have a cervix” on Twitter. (Nicola Tree/Getty Images) Labour’s Rosie Duffield has slammed accusations that she’s “transphobic” as a “tedious Communist pile on” amid a heated online row about who can get cervical cancer. The controversy began late last night, when Duffield – who last week in parliament suggested a
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Democratic lawmakers joined activists to rally against the transgender military service ban. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Democrats in the House of Representatives quietly dealt a devastating blow to US president Donald Trump’s trans military ban on Thursday (July 30). A measure pitched by California representative Jacki Speier and sponsored by a bloc of 28 fellow Democrats
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Louie Gohmert has tested positive for coronavirus. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Anti-mask and anti-gay Texan lawmaker Louie Gohmert sent shudders through the Republican Party Wednesday (July 29) after announcing that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 66-year-old, who once said gay men should be thrown onto a deserted island so they
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A transgender woman serving a prison sentence for sexual abuse in Idaho has undergone gender affirmation surgery, after a years-long legal battle and two attempts to castrate herself behind bars. Adree Edmo had pursued a successful legal challenge against Idaho and Corizon Health Inc, the provider of healthcare for the state prison system, over the
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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. (CNN) Anderson Cooper has channelled his big daddy energy to mock Donald Trump for fleeing a press conference after questions about his support for a homophobic conspiracy theorist. Trump made an abrupt exit from the White House press briefing on Tuesday (July 28) when he was challenged over his decision to
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A health board in Scotland has claimed to be the first region in the world to “effectively eliminate” hepatitis C. NHS Tayside, one of 14 NHS Scotland boards, started pioneering efforts to tackle the blood-borne virus in 2012. After targeting people who inject drugs — an approach the health board developed because 90 per cent
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Donald Trump Jr has had his Twitter account restricted for sharing a video of an anti-LGBT+ doctor who thinks people get sick because of sex with demons talking about coronavirus. Twitter confirmed it has limited Trump Jr’s account for “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19”. The president’s son was one of many
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Stock image of a female academic. (Envato/poungsaed_eco) When Theresa Jean Tanenbaum changed her name last summer, she realised she was now deadnamed in two decades worth of professional accomplishments. A trans woman who transitioned in her 40s, Tanenbaum is a designer and scholar of human-computer interactions who’s been published in dozens of journals. Not only
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An Israeli MP has claimed that homosexuality is “almost nonexistent” in the Arab world. Waleed Taha, a member of the Knesset for the Arab-majority Joint List, made the bizarre suggestion while opposing a bill that would ban conversion therapy in Israel. According to Ynet, Taha claimed that the bill is “particularly problematic” because it goes
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View of Creek Street in Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska, USA. (Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) A small Alaskan city has unanimously voted for a new law protecting LGBT+ people from discrimination after a local florist allegedly refused to make the wedding bouquets for a gay couple. Ketchikan, population 8,289, is a seaside city on Alaska’s southeastern
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The creator of Nintendo Switch game Deadly Premonition 2 has removed some of the game’s transphobic content after fierce backlash from fans. The open-world mystery thriller game came under fire over its treatment of a trans character when it was released earlier this month. The character, Lena, was repeatedly misgendered and referred to using her deadname by
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Georgie Stone. (10 Peach) This week, Neighbours fans will see Mackenzie Hargreaves, played by trans actor Georgie Stone, have her gender confirmation surgery and finally feel “like her true self”. Georgie Stone, the first trans actor to ever star on Neighbours, told PinkNews how the storyline is shattering misconceptions, “humanising” trans folk and educating people around
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Reni-Eddo Lodge and Emma Watson are redesigning the Tube map to celebrate women and non-binary Londoners. (Getty) Emma Watson and Reni Eddo-Lodge are creating a new Tube map for London, with each stop named after a woman or non-binary person who has played a part in shaping the city’s history. The celebratory project is inspired
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Bridgetown, Barbados could soon be filled with remote workers. (Getty) Barbados’ prime minister has said same-sex couples are welcome on the island as it works to free itself from its colonial-era stance on LGBT+ rights. Barbados, one of the smallest but most-visited Caribbean islands, recently announced it would allow foreigners to live and work remotely
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Today marks 15 years since PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen put the very first rudimentary version of this website live. He’s been reflecting on the past 15 years in this Twitter thread. Incredibly, it’s 15 years, to the day, since I first started work on @PinkNews. It’s been a labour of love! We will celebrate later
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