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Queer athletes read a statement on the ban. (Atletik Dildoa /Facebook) The third annual “Queer Olympix” to be held in Istanbul was cancelled by authorities at the last minute because of “social sensitivities.” Around 130 LGBT+ athletes were due to compete in the event on Saturday (August 24) in sports including football, beach volleyball and long
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The Straight Pride rally and counter-protesters outside Planned Parenthood in Modesto, California. (Modesto Police Department/ Facebook) A Straight Pride rally in Modesto, California, was intended to be a gathering of hundreds of people, but according to reports it only attracted a few dozen. Organisers of the rally, the California Straight Pride Coalition, were blocked by
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LGBT-free Zone stickers distributed with Polish conservative weekly magazine Gazeta Polska. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty) The world-famous venue Carnegie Hall, New York, has listed a concert presented by a group associated with the Polish publication which produced “LGBT-free zone” stickers. The concert, titled “From Chopin to Gershwin,” is due to take place on October 24 
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President Donald Trump speaks during campaign MAGA (Make America Great Again) rally at Southern New Hampshire University Arena on August 15, 2019. (Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) There were reportedly empty seats at a New Hampshire rally for US president Donald Trump earlier this month after a LGBT+ teen played a prank on Twitter.
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Femme footwear by Syro. (Instagram) Two queer designers in New York have launched Syro, a femme footwear brand, with the goal of creating wearable heels for men and gender-nonconforming people. According to Shaobo Han and Henry Bae, Syro’s co-founders, men wearing heels is much more than just a trend. “The market is mainly catered towards
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had draft “religious freedom” legislation presented to him yesterday. (Tracey Nearmy/Getty) A new poll has shown that Australians “overwhelmingly” believe that religious organisations should not have the right to discriminate against LGBT+ people. The Galaxy/YouGov poll, commissioned by PFLAG Australia, showed that 63 percent of people in Australia disagreed with
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LGBT+ rights campaigners complain of a “culture of disbelief” in the Home Office’s treatment of LGBT+ asylum seekers. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) A court that rejected a gay asylum seeker on the grounds that he is not ‘effeminate’ enough had previously accepted a near-identical request from the man’s boyfriend. It emerged this month that a gay man,
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President Donald Trump was endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans (Scott Olson/Getty Images) The LGBT+ Log Cabin Republicans group has been losing members after its controversial endorsement of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The group, which claims to advocate for LGBT+ equality within the Republican Party, announced the controversial endorsement on August 16. In an op-ed for
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Lucien Greaves, spokesman for The Satanic Temple, with a statue of Baphomet at the group’s meeting house in Salem, Massachusetts. (Josh Reynolds for The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Satanic Temple is apparently thriving with LGBT+ members. In a interview for documentary Hail Satan? published in Attitude magazine, Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves claimed that
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Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister of Serbia, during Western Balkans Summit at the Poznan International Fair in Poznan, Poland on 5 July, 2019. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Despite having a lesbian Prime Minister, Serbia has placed restrictions on gay people having children by IVF. The country’s right-wing government, which is led by out politician Ana
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Young Thug performs on stage during Wireless Festival 2019 on July 06, 2019 in London, England. (Lorne Thomson/Redferns) Rapper Young Thug has strongly denied rumours about his sexuality, declaring himself the “straightest person in the world.” The rapper, who has previously claimed that Lil Nas X should have kept his sexuality private, denied persistent rumours
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At midnight, Taylor Swift released her highly-anticipated album Lover and LGBT+ fans have gone wild on social media. It’s the singer-songwriter’s seventh studio album following her 2017 hit, Reputation. In a tweet, Swift described the album as “a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness, and chaos”. This album is very much a celebration of
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Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru’s shadow minister for social justice. (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) Plaid Cymru’s shadow minister for social justice has hit out at the UK Home Office for its “humiliation and persecution” of LGBT+ asylum seekers. Speaking ahead of Prime Cymru this weekend, Leanne Wood said that LGBT+ individuals seeking asylum in Britain were discriminated