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Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians




Journalist Nico Hines as apologised for an article he wrote during the Olympics that outed gay athletes. After more than six months of silence, the writer said his story should never have been conceived, written, or published, and that he was deeply sorry. During the Rio Olympics Hines, a married heterosexual journalist, logged on to […]

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Beauty and the Beast will be screened in Malaysia without any cuts




Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast will screen in Malaysia without any cuts. The country’s censorship board had demanded that four minutes of the film be removed prior to release, cutting a scene where it is revealed the character of LeFou is gay. Disney refused to release the film with the cuts, pulled the […]

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YouTube under fire for hiding LGBTIQ+ content in restricted mode

YouTube under fire for hiding LGBTIQ+ content in restricted mode




A new filtering feature on YouTube has come under fire for hiding LGBTIQ+ content and videos that feature queer artists. The new “Restricted Mode” allows viewers to filter “potentially objectionable content”, but many users and creators have noticed it is blocking videos made by LGBTIQ+ vloggers. ALL my @youtube videos except a best of Vine & a […]

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First transgender man enters Japanese government

First transgender man enters Japanese government




Tomoya Hasoda has become the first trans man elected to public office in Japan, landing a seat of the Iruma City Council. Hasoda follows in the footsteps of Kamikawa Aya, the first trans woman elected in Japan back in 2003. The medical science graduate hopes that at just 25 years of age he can meet […]

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Regions of the Philippines introduce new anti-discrimination laws

Regions of the Philippines introduce new anti-discrimination laws




Two of the largest regions in the Philippines have enacted new laws to protect LGBTIQ people in the archipelago nation. Luzon’s Baguio City has introduced a law that promotes equality and prohibits discrimination against individuals based on sexuality and gender, as well as religion, ethnicity, age and disability. Vice Mayor of Baguio City Edison Bilog, […]

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Patricia Arquette is “pissed off” sister Alexis Arquette not in Oscars memorial

Patricia Arquette is “pissed off” sister Alexis Arquette not in Oscars memorial




Patricia Arquette has spoken out about the omission of her trans sibling and actress Alexis Arquette from the Oscar’s In Memoriam tribute. Alexis, who passed away last year, had starred in myriad films including Last Exit to Brooklyn, Pulp Fiction, Of Mice and Men and Adam Sandler comedy The Wedding Singer as a Boy George impersonator. “I was […]

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Transgender woman shot and killed in New Orleans

Transgender woman shot and killed in New Orleans




A trans woman was murdered by gunfire outside of a New Orleans shopping centre on Sunday evening. Chyna Gibson, who also performed as Chyna Doll Dupree, was reportedly shot multiple times outside the Bella Plaza mall at around 8:30pm. Gibson’s niece told media that she was a “very loving person” and “she didn’t do nothing […]

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Tear gas thrown into gay bar in Croatian capital; two injured




An unidentified person has detonated a canister of tear gas in a Croatian gay bar earlier this month. Zagreb’s Super Super nightclub was attacked at approximately 3:30am. Partygoers have reported a massive rush to the exits which led to at least two injured attendees. The Washington Post have reported that Croatian gay rights groups have […]

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Is Leo Varadkar on course to be Ireland’s next Taoiseach?




There’s growing speculation that Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s openly gay Minister for Social Protection, is next in line to be the country’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach). There have been suggestions that current Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny might step down from leading the country next month. Following mounting leadership speculation Kenny said he would deal with the […]

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Ross Matthews, Roxane Gay and more respond to Milo controversy

Ross Matthews, Roxane Gay and more respond to Milo controversy




High profile alt-right advocate Milo Yiannopoulos has dominated the headlines recently, losing a lucrative book deal and stepping down from his position at Breitbart News. The openly gay writer has made a name for himself, speaking out against feminism, trans people, Islam and other minorities throughout his career. Recently resurfaced footage of Yiannopoulos appearing to […]

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