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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence give a thumbs up after speaking on the first day of the Republican National Convention (Chris Carlson-Pool/Getty) An LGBT+ Republican group has endorsed 12 politicians who have long track records of opposing LGBT+ rights. The Log Cabin Republicans, which describes itself as “the nation’s original and largest
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Sarah Palin and Democrat Joseph Biden walk on stage following their vice presidential debate on October 2, 2008. (Getty/Paul J Richards) With the final presidential debate over, neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden have answered a single question on LGBT+ rights throughout the entire debate cycle, according to the CEO of GLAAD Sarah Kate Ellis. The
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Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has lashed out at Pope Francis for “trivialising Christ’s sacrifice” by “normalising homosexuality”. Pope Francis suggested in a documentary that premiered on Wednesday (October 21) that gay people “have a right to be part of the family” and threw his support behind “civil union law” so same-sex relationships can be “legally
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Amy Coney Barrett is backed by more than half of voters to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the US Supreme Court – including almost a third of Democrats – and could be sworn in as soon as Monday (October 26). The Senate
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Chris Pratt received the support of countless co-stars after being dubbed the ‘worst Chris’ in Hollywood. (Getty/Twitter) Chris Pratt was defended by a cavalcade of celebrities Tuesday evening (October 20) after reports he has links to an allegedly “anti-LGBT+” church resurfaced. Pratt, 41, was dubbed the “worst Chris” – because every tall white guy in cinema
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The Sanderson Sisters will return this Halloween. (Disney) A Hocus Pocus reunion featuring the original Sanderson sisters – Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy – is coming later this month. Halloween 2020 was set to be a miserable affair (wearing a slutty costume for Zoom just doesn’t quite carry the same thrill) –
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Ann Widdecombe has previously backed gay cure therapy. (Steve Taylor / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Ann Widdecombe, the British former lawmaker known for her high-decibel anti-LGBT+ views, drew criticism Sunday (18 October) for saying “families” wouldn’t be interested in watching a same-sex couple dance on Strictly Come Dancing. Nicola Adams, the
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The national census in Britain will, for the very first time, ask questions on the public’s sexual orientation and gender identity. With the last census taken in 2011, the sprawling procedure has long provided pollsters and policy-makers a baseline portrait to use when crafting surveys or analysing results. The Office for National Statistics, the agency
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Robert Brissette, an ardent Trump support, coughed at Black Lives Matter protesters while hurling homophobic insults. (Screen captures via YouTube) A Donald Trump supporter once again proved that the president’s fans are the pinnacle of grace and decorum by… taunting Black Lives Matter supporters with homophobic slurs before violently coughing on them. While pumping gas
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain confirmed Friday (16 October) that couples living apart in regions with Tier Two restrictions are not allowed to have sex indoors. Love is dead. Downing Street representatives told a briefing of Westminster journalists that partners are free to meet outdoors, but must still adhere to social distancing guidelines, the
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Joe Biden was unequivocal in his support for trans rights at the ABC town hall in Philadelphia (ABC) Joe Biden was finally given a chance to answer a question about LGBT+ issues on national television, and his answer was a reassuringly unambiguous pledge to “eliminate” Donald Trump’s discriminatory policies. On Thursday evening’s (October 15) ABC
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott at the state capital on May 24, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty) Social workers can freely discriminate against LGBT+, as well as people with disabilities, thanks to the administration of Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott as of Monday (12 October). The lawmaker, who once signed a bill banning discrimination
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Legendary TV presenter Phillip Schofield. (ITV) Phillip Schofield has revealed that his weight plummeted to just 9st 11lbs as he turned to prescription pills to cope with the pain of hiding his sexuality. In February, the 58-year-old TV presenter announced that over the course of his 27-year marriage he had been “been coming to terms
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Singer/songwriter Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by LISA O’CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O’CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images) Demi Lovato has managed to convert the relentless, inexpressible rage people feel towards Donald Trump into a song
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Britney Spears. (Lester Cohen/BBMA2016/Getty) The $57 million personal fortune of Britney Spears has taken a battering amid the drawn-out court battle to free the singer from her ironclad conservatorship. Spears, 37, has seen her finances pockmarked by a “burn rate” of legal fees as well as her “refusal to perform”, according to court documents seen
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett sparked outrage Tuesday (13 October) by insisting she has never discriminated against LGBT+ people based on “sexual preference”. You know, that vastly dated term long criticised by LGBT+ people as being a discriminatory dogwhistle? On
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The Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain was decidedly unimpressed with Paul Hollywood’s claim that rainbow bagels “represent the NHS”. The beloved Bake Off champion and TV personality was asked to weigh in on “the rainbow bagel debate”, which saw Hollywood roundly mocked on social media for claiming that the rainbow colours commonly associated
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends first day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 12, 2020. (ERIN SCHAFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump’s nominee to replace LGBT+ rights hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has been accused of cozying up to
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Milton Hershey school was accused of forcing boys to watch conversion therapy videos (YouTube/Milton Hershey School) A student who claimed an elite school forced him to undergo conversion therapy after he was caught watching gay porn has been ordered to pay $800 of the school’s legal fees. Former student Adam Dobson claimed he was forced
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Untitled drawing, c.1946-1959, Duncan Grant (1885-1978), The Charleston Trust © The Estate of Duncan Grant, licensed by DACS 2020.⁣⁣ More than 400 “lost” paintings depicting gay sex by the British painter Duncan Grant have been discovered under a bed years after they first went missing. Grant was a painter and designer and was famously a
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Charlie Cressey opened up about the moment he was targeted with homophobic abuse while volunteering (Envato Elements) A gay volunteer has opened up about the horrific moment he tried to help an “intoxicated” man, but was met with a torrent of homophobic abuse. Charlie Cressey, from Hove, spoke about his experience as part of Sussex
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Paul Hollywood’s suggestion that rainbow bagels “represent the NHS” led to a number of complaints, the broadcast regulator Ofcom has confirmed. The Great British Bake Off judge was roundly mocked on social media for claiming that the rainbow colours commonly associated with LGBT+ Pride actually symbolised the UK’s National Health Service. “Paul, why rainbow coloured
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Felycya Harris is the 31st transgender person to die by violent means so far this year (Human Rights Campaign) After yet another transgender woman was tragically shot to death, 2020 has officially become the deadliest year for the trans community since US records began. Police found the body of 33-year-old Felycya Harris, a transgender interior
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Pete Buttigieg has revealed how he channeled his “inner Mike Pence” while helping Kamala Harris prepare for the vice-presidential debate. In a strange twist of fate, the gay former presidential candidate has been role-playing as Pence in mock debates with Harris to help her practise. Appearing in an MNBC segment ahead of the big showdown
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