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Suella Braverman. (Getty) The Manston detention centre crisis is the latest in a long list of failures on asylum, with LGBTQ+ refugees among those at risk. But Suella Braverman is only making things worse, writes the Green Party’s migrant and refugee support spokesperson Benali Hamdache. Manston Detention Centre is designed to hold a maximum of
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Labour MP Ben Bradshaw. (Dan Kitwood/Getty) Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has criticised the Church of England for “actively pursuing a campaign of discrimination” against LGBTQ+ people. The Exeter MP spoke out against the church after it barred the late archbishop Demond Tutu’s goddaughter from officiating his funeral because she is in a same-sex marriage. “This
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Protesters hold pro-trans rights placards during the trans rights demonstration outside Downing Street. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty( The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that supplying or wearing a chest binder is not a criminal offence after The Telegraph published a controversial article on the subject. On Tuesday (27 September), The Telegraph published an article questioning whether wearing or
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Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans youth charity Mermaids is still not being investigated by the Charity Commission over “safeguarding red flags”, despite relentless media reports. On Thursday (29 September), The Telegraph published yet another story on the charity, which provides support to young trans people and
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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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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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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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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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Protesters outside the first LGB Alliance conference. (In Pictures via Getty/ Mark Kerrison) A lawyer representing anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance has compared healthcare for trans people to a “transition or death” policy in Iran. The remarks were made on the second day of a tribunal challenging the group’s charitable status, spearheaded by trans youth
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Ed Balls discusses the same-sex couple in Peppa Pig with hosts. (Good Morning Britain/ITV) Viewers have criticised Good Morning Britain over its “uncomfortable” discussion on Peppa Pig’s inclusion of a same-sex couple. Hosts of the morning talk show Susanna Reid, Ed Balls, and Richard Arnold briefly discussed the addition of the same-sex couple to the children’s
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New sport and culture secretary Michelle Donelan. (YouTube/Sky News) Michelle Donelan is a culture war warrior obsessed with freedom of speech, and who has previously defended notorious anti-trans professor Kathleen Stock. Donelan, the Tory MP for Chippenham, was appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport by new UK prime minister Liz Truss
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Nadhim Zahawi leaving No 10 amid Liz Truss’ reshuffle. (Getty) Nadhim Zahawi has been named minister for equalities in Liz Truss’ cabinet reshuffle. Zahawi, the short-lived chancellor appointed to the post by Boris Johnson in July, has been named chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, minister for intergovernmental relations and minister for equalities. For the
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Nadine Dorries will return to the backbenches as Boris Johnson is replaced by Liz Truss. (Getty) Ultimate Boris Johnson fangirl, former I’m A Celebrity contestant and culture secretary Nadine Dorries will return to the backbenches as Liz Truss takes over as prime minister. Dorries was reportedly offered the opportunity to keep her culture secretary role,
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A victim of Daryll Rowe, who was infected with HIV, can’t get compensation because he heckled Tory prime minister David Cameron (pictured). (Getty) A man who was deliberately given HIV has been left “deflated and humiliated” after being denied compensation because he shouted at David Cameron a decade ago.  Stuart Rodger, 33, was one of
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Jameela Jamil attends Marvel Studios “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” Los Angeles Premiere. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Jameela Jamil has been slammed on social media for “giving instructions to trans people on how to stop being misgendered”. On Friday (2 September), the presenter and actor accidentally described a non-binary social media user as a “woman” during a Twitter spat.
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LGBTQ+ activists and allies gathered outside the Independent House to demand an end to the Irish Indepdent’s “anti-trans crusade”. (Trans and Intersex Pride Dublin) Protesters outside the Irish Independent’s offices have rallied the publication’s continued “anti-trans crusade”. Over 100 people gathered outside Independent House in Dublin on Saturday (27 August) to highlight a rise in
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A placard says “protect trans kids” during the trans march on the streets of Toronto during Pride month. (LightRocket via Getty/ Anatoliy Cherkasov/SOPA Images) The doctor leading an NHS review into trans youth healthcare has shut down those misrepresenting the closure of the Tavistock gender clinic as a win for the anti-trans movement. In 2020, NHS
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Hailey Davidson is on track to become the female golfers association’s first trans card-holder. (Instagram/@HaileyGolf) Scottish golfer Hailey Davidson is poised to become the first trans woman in the world to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour. Davidson is on the brink of qualifying for 2023 Epson Tour status, the official qualifying tour for
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