Cross-party coalition opposes trans rights rollback

The LGBT+ campaigns groups of seven parties have united in a shared message about Gender Recognition Act reform today. The relevant affiliated organisations for each of the Alliance Party, Conservatives, Green Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, and Scottish National Party issued a joint statement expressing concern, disappointment and anger at a report that emerged […]

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Virtual Exhibition Beyond The Rainbow

San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society has unveiled an online version of its exhibition “Performance, Protest and Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker,” which opened at the GLBT Historical Society Museum on November 1. The exhibition uses textiles, costumes, photographs and ephemera to paint a complex portrait of artist Gilbert Baker (1951–2017), who designed the iconic rainbow flag – variously seen […]

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Outback town with MP who said he’d ‘walk backwards’ to avoid gays hosts first-ever Mardi Gras

A tiny outback town in Queensland, Australia, will hold its first Mardi Gras party this weekend, despite being in a federal electorate held by an MP who said LGBT+ rights were a “waste of time”. Cloncurry has fewer than 3,000 residents, of which more than half voted “no” in the same-sex marriage plebiscite, and is … Continued

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Dolly Parton gave ‘Jolene’ a drag makeover for her ‘gay crowd’

Dolly Parton gave her iconic song ‘Jolene’ a drag makeover on an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers last week, and it was incredible. She told the story of how she wrote the song, explaining that Jolene was a bank teller who she felt jealous of when she first married her husband. She said: “This beautiful … Continued

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Christian homeless shelter will receive thousands in damages after turning away a trans woman

A Christian homeless shelter in Alaska will receive $100,000 in damages after turning away a transgender woman who was living on the streets. Trans woman Jessie Doe was turned away by the Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage in the middle of the Alaskan winter, and she later filed a discrimination complaint. The Hope Center was … Continued

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Oil rig worker sues boss for sending nudes and saying he’ll ‘turn him gay’

An oil rig worker from Queensland, Australia, is suing his former boss for alleged sexual harassment. Cade Morrison is seeking $260,000 in damages from his former employer Harness Energy Services. In papers filed in the Federal Circuit Court, he claimed that he was harassed by his ex-human resources manager, Vaughn Amete. Oil rig worker sues … Continued

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Man reveals the shocking abuse he receives on Grindr for being deaf

A deaf man was told he was “special needs” by a guy on Grindr, and the exchange has gone viral on Twitter. Hayden Smith, of Indiana, US, posted a screenshot of the conversation which quickly tallied more than 4,500 likes in two days. But numbers aside, what the chat has done is incite a much-needed … Continued

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6 tips to consider when choosing a curling shampoo

You cannot get the perfect look without your shiny and gorgeous curls. That look begins with the right foundation, which is picking an ideal shampoo. With curly hair, finding the right shampoo can be a challenge. Curls are unique, and the patterns block natural oils from reaching the scalp. Therefore, your hair is prone to … Continued

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Toronto protesters tell Chick-fil-A to cluck off over anti-LGBT donations

The opening of a Chick-fil-A store in Toronto, Canada was derailed by protesters, raising objections to the chain’s links to anti-LGBT causes. The grand opening of the Toronto Chick-fil-A store got off to a rocky start on Friday (September 6), with protesters carrying signs signs that read “Cluck off” and “Chick-fil-A is full-a homophobia”. LGBT+ … Continued

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French MPs begin push to criminalise conversion therapy

French MPs have proposed a law to outlaw the discredited practice of conversion therapy that would threaten practitioners with up to two years in prison. Lawmakers in the country have launched preliminary information-gathering efforts ahead of their effort to impose a legal ban on attempts to “cure” homosexuality. French MPs seek ban on conversion therapy … Continued

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