Month: August 2019

Jamie Laing and David James arrive onstage during the BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch. (Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket/ Getty) Same-sex couples could compete on Strictly Come Dancing for the first time next year after BBC bosses said they are “completely open” to the idea. The popular reality dance show has previously come under repeated fire over
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Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate their victory after fans of the opposing team briefly halted play with homophobic banners (Xavier Laine/Getty) A French league football game between Paris Saint-Germain and Metz was halted by fans with homophobic banners — the third time in two weeks this has happened. Referee Frank Schneider briefly suspended the game on
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Ivar Mountbatten and James Coyle on their wedding day (Instagram/ivar_mountbatten) The Queen’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, has revealed that the Royal Family don’t discuss his relationship after he married a man last year. Lord Mountbatten, 56, made history in September 2018 when he became the first royal to have a same-sex marriage. The father-of-three separated
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Parasel-armed parents protect children attending a drag show from protesters (Facebook/Charles Rozanski) Armed with rainbow-panelled umbrellas, parents faced anti-LGBT+, fascist protestors head on at an all-ages drag show in Colorado, US. Mile High Comics hosted a show on 25 August that pulled the attention of Proud Boys, a neo-facist organisation that admits only men as
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The students were told their pro-LGBT+ t-shirts were in violation of the school’s dress code. (WYMT) A school district superintendent in Kentucky has apologised to students who were forced to change clothes when they wore Pride t-shirts to school. Several students from Martin County High School were forced to change out of their pro-LGBT+ t-shirts
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Andrew Scheer, newly elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, speaks at the party’s convention in Toronto, Ontario. (GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty) Canada’s Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has refused to apologise over a resurfaced video of anti-gay comments. In a press conference on Thursday, August 29, Scheer insisted his opponents were “hypocrites” for calling on
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Parade goers at Manchester Pride 2019. (Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images) Three queer people of colour have told PinkNews about their experiences of racism at last weekend’s Manchester Pride. These new accounts of racism and racist micro-aggressions follow multiple previous accusations of discrimination and bias at the event. The Pride festival has been slammed after officials failed
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Thousands of members of the LGBTQ community gathered today for the Birmingham Pride parade on May 25, 2019, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Jim Wood / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Leaflets are being distributed at schools in east London claiming that LGBT+ inclusive education is teaching infant school kids about masturbation. The spread of disinformation
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Graffiti on the windows of Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter (Twitter/@Vanraperelief) A Vancouver women’s shelter that refuses service to transgender women has been vandalised with angry messages, threats and a dead rat nailed to the door. The Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter offers many services to victims of abusive partners, including peer-to-peer counselling,
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Elizabeth Warren on-stage during the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco, August 2019. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has condemned the news that transgender people in the US are being subjected to invasive screenings at airports in order to travel. A ProPublica investigation revealed that trans passengers are being forced
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Same-sex couple Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush who filed the lawsuit that originally led to same-sex marriage being legalised in the Cayman Islands. (Twitter) The Cayman Islands legalised same-sex marriage exactly five months ago, but a new government appeal could reverse the ruling. Chantelle Day and her partner Vickie Bodden Bush applied for the right
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