Month: September 2019

From transgender movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime to independent shorts by trans and non-binary filmmakers on YouTube, here’s a round-up of the best trans films. We asked trans and bisexual man Stephan Kyriacou, and non-binary pansexual Cara Buchanan, to share their favourite transgender movies to watch – and why. Watch the video below to
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Gay valet Thomas Barrow sharing a kiss with an unidentified man in the Downton Abbey trailer (YouTube) The Downton Abbey movie may seem family-friendly, but its homophobic language and offensive references initially raised questions about the film’s suitability for children. The Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) revealed that the film was initially given a 12A
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Actress Oluwaseyi Omooba chose to stand by the ‘homophobic’ comments she made in 2014 (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty) The Color Purple actress Oluwaseyi Omooba is suing for religious discrimination after she was dropped from the the LGBT+ production for ‘homophobic’ comments. Omooba was set to play the lead role in a musical adaptation of Alice
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Far-right extremists clash with riot police as they try to disrupt the Equality March in Lublin, eastern Poland (WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty) Pride-goers in the Polish city of Lubin defied far-right protesters who hurled eggs, bottles and firecrackers in an attempt to stop them marching for LGBT+ rights. The event proved to be a violent flashpoint for
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TikTok applied unnecessarily “strict” guidelines in countries with conservative moral codes (Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty) The social media video app TikTok has been censoring pro-LGBT+ content in some conservative countries, even if homosexuality has never been illegal there. A report by The Guardian revealed that in an attempt to provide locally sensitive moderation, TikTok banned any
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Joshua Payne-Elliott (right) and his husband, Layton Payne-Elliott, were both employed as Catholic school teachers before Joshua was fired. (Delaney and Delaney) In a “highly unusual” move, the US Department of Justice has filed a statement of interest letter siding with an archbishop’s decision to fire a gay teacher from a Catholic school. Joshua Payne-Elliott
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The baking star has been inundated with messages of support online (Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage/Getty) Former Great British Bake Off contestant Rav Bansal has been flooded with “love and positivity” after sharing a vile homophobic letter he received from a stranger. Bansal appeared on the hit show in 2016, and came out publicly as gay last month.
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Brendan O’Neill declaring there “should be” riots from Leave voters for the failure to deliver Brexit (BBC Politics Live) British columnist and Brexit supporter Brendan O’Neill has provoked an uproar by saying there “should be” riots over Brexit, live on TV. There is strict legislation against inciting violent activity, including riots, and the UK’s former
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Mark Ronson has apologised for “coming out” as sapiosexual (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Mark Ronson has apologised for “coming out” as sapiosexual, saying he did not fully understand the meaning of the term. The music producer first made the comments during an appearance on Good Morning Britain last week – but he backtracked yesterday during an interview
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