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More stars show support for trans community after J.K. Rowling tweets

More stars show support for trans community after J.K. Rowling tweets

Stars connected to J.K. Rowling’s movie adaptations have spoken out in support of the trans and gender diverse community, in response to the author’s transphobic tweets this week. Rowling took to social media earlier this week to question an article that cited “people who menstruate”, and today released a 3,600 essay on her website declaring […]

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Disco singer Bonnie Pointer dies aged 69

Disco singer Bonnie Pointer dies aged 69

Singer Bonnie Pointer has passed away, aged 69. Bonnie Pointer was a founding member of The Pointer Sisters, forming the group first as a duo with sister June in 1969 and then expanding to a trio when a third sister Anita joined the band. They later became a foursome with the addition of Ruth Pointer […]

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80s pop star Marilyn says people should give J.K. Rowling a break

80s pop star Marilyn says people should give J.K. Rowling a break

Eighties pop star Marilyn says people should give author J.K. Rowling a break over her tweets. The Harry Potter author has faced a new wave of transphobia criticism after she took exception to an opinion piece that described “people who menstruate”, Rowling took to Twitter to criticise the piece, saying it should have described people […]

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Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Actor Justice Smith has shared that he is queer and in a relationship with fellow actor Nicholas Ashe, while highlighting the need for queer and transgender voices to be included in the Black lives Matter movement. Smith, who has starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu and All The Bright Places, shared the news about […]

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‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart comes out as bisexual

‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart comes out as bisexual

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has announced she is a proud bisexual woman to her social media followers this week. Republishing an announcement for a LGBTQ+ protest in support of Black Lives Matter, Reinhart revealed she is a member of the LGBTIQ+ community. “Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” […]

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MasterChef’s Reynold Poernomo’s homophobic comments revealed

MasterChef’s Reynold Poernomo’s homophobic comments revealed

MasterChef Australia contestant Reynold Poernomo has issued a swift apology after a series of homophobic comments from his past came to light. The popular contestant in the TV cooking show has described comments he made online back in 2014 as not being representative as who he is now. The posts, made to an online bodybuilding […]

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Larry Kramer, acclaimed author, AIDS activist, LGBT rights icon, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, acclaimed author, AIDS activist, LGBT rights icon, dies at 84

Acclaimed author and trailblazing AIDS activist Larry Kramer has died aged 84. Kramer was a founder of the Gay Men’s Health Network, a grassroots community organisation that tackled the lack of government action in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, he later told the story of that fight through his award winning play The […]

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Masterchef fans hope for Brendan and Reece spin-off

Masterchef fans hope for Brendan and Reece spin-off

Masterchef Australia has been a ratings success for Channel Ten, and many fans are hoping someone will commission a spin-off series for popular contestants Brendan Pang and Reece Hignall. Perth-based Brendan Pang is well known for his Bumplings food truck business that makes exquisite Chinese dumplings, while best friend Reece hails from Newcastle in New […]

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‘Yeke Yeke’ musician Mory Kanté dies aged 70

‘Yeke Yeke’ musician Mory Kanté dies aged 70

Mory Kanté, the Guinean musician who scored a dance floor hit with Yeke Yeke has died aged 70 from chronic health problems. The musician had been travelling to France for regular treatment but during the time of COVID-19 he was no longer able to make the journeys. Kanté scored an unexpected international dance hit in 1987 […]

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Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21

Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21

Singer Melissa Etheridge has shared her heartbreak today, announcing that her son Beckett Cypher has passed away from complications related to opioid addiction. Beckett Cypher was Etheridge’s child with her former partner and filmmaker Julie Cypher, and the biological son of singer David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. “Today I joined the hundreds […]

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