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Hoseasons won the award of ‘Best LGBT Holiday Company’ at the British Travel Awards in 2017. (Hoseasons) The boss of UK holiday firm Hoseasons has said that he will not accept bookings from racist or homophobic customers, and that they can “use another agent”. Simon Altham, chief portfolio officer at Awaze UK, which is the
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Luis Javier Ruiz (pictured) and Angel Colon founded ‘Fearless Identity’, an organisation aiming to bring “hope” and “biblical understanding” to LGBT+ people (Facebook) Two survivors of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub say they no longer identify as gay and have founded an organisation to help other ‘ex-gays’. Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz were
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LGBT+ rights campaigners march through Belfast against the ban on same-sex marriage. (Getty) Homophobia and increasing intolerance of LGBT+ people in some eastern European countries is linked to a failure to legalise same-sex marriage, new research shows. The European Sociological Association found that government failure to legislate for same-sex partnerships is strongly linked to growing
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Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Demi Lovato has announced that she will be joining the cast of Netflix’s new comedy film Eurovision. The singer, whose 27th birthday coincided with the announcement, revealed the news on Instagram via a video of Will Ferrell. In the video, Ferrell, who co-wrote the film with
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The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. (BBC) The BBC has finally unveiled the cast of queens competing in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Ten queens will enter a brand new werk room for the first UK edition of the global phenomenon. Hand-picked by Mamu Ru herself, the cast includes a West End performer, a Girls
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Andy Brennan (R) during an FFA Cup match. (Robert Prezioso/Getty) Andy Brennan, the first openly gay male professional footballer in Australia’s A-League, has opened up about the reaction he’s had since coming out earlier. Brennan said that since he first spoke publicly about his sexuality in May, the response has been “amazing”. “You build it
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Caster Semenya prior to competing in a women’s 800m race. (Francois Nel/Getty) South African female athlete Caster Semenya has been called “biologically male” by a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) board of directors. José María Odriozola, a professor of biochemistry who is also the former president of Spain’s athletics body, made
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Cuba’s new constitution supposedly permits foreign travel for its citizens without hindrance (Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket/ Getty) The Cuban government has blocked a LGBT+ activist from leaving the country and travelling to the US, despite travel restrictions being lifted in 2013. Leandro Rodríguez García, director of the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights and a ‘vocal critic’
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Megan Rapinoe said she thinks her dad voted for Trump. (Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty) US lesbian football hero Megan Rapinoe, who has been vocal about her dislike of the US president, has revealed she thinks her dad voted for Donald Trump. She spoke about her family’s confusing political views, which have caused friction between
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