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‘The Color Purple’ actor Seyi Omooba ordered to pay over £300,000

‘The Color Purple’ actor Seyi Omooba ordered to pay over £300,000

British actor Seyi Omooba has been ordered to pay over £300,000 of court costs after losing her discrimination claim against a British theatre and her own talent agent. Seyi Omooba was cast in a 2019 production of The Color Purple at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. After it was announced Omooba would be taking of the role of Celie […]

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Joe Biden issues a Presidential Proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility

Joe Biden issues a Presidential Proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility

President Joe Biden has become the first US President to issue an official presidential proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility. In his official statement posted to the White House website President Biden acknowledged that many transgender and non-binary activists had fought for recognition over many decades. “Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, […]

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Hasbro tells everyone to calm down about gender neutral Potato Heads

Hasbro tells everyone to calm down about gender neutral Potato Heads

Toy manufacturer Hasbro has clarified the future of long standing toys Mr and Mrs Potato Head after conservative commentators had conniptions over suggestions the toy line would be going gender neutral. On Thursday news quickly spread that the toy line would no longer be called Mr Potato Head, and moving forward would simply been known […]

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New Zealand commits to introducing laws to ban conversion therapy

New Zealand commits to introducing laws to ban conversion therapy

New Zealand has committed to bringing in legislation that will outlaw conversion therapy and other practices that aim to suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern had previously voiced a commitment to brining in the laws, but now the government has set a timeline for bringing in the legislation. The Greens […]

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British government under pressure to act on conversion therapy

British government under pressure to act on conversion therapy

The British government is under growing pressure to introduce laws that ban conversion therapy. Former Prime Minister Theresa May made the commitment to bring in legislation, and current PM Boris Johnson has also voiced support, but there has been little progress on the issue. Originally put in motion by former Conservative PM Theresa May in […]

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Worth a read: The most interesting articles from around the web

Worth a read: The most interesting articles from around the web

The OUTinPerth team spend all day surfing the web looking for the latest news and stories to share. Here’s three recent stories from other outlets that are definitely worth a read. Celebrity Misinformation: The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record At The Monthly Martin McKenzie-Murray looks at the band Foo Fighters and their long association […]

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

American radio host Rush Limbaugh has died aged 70. The conservative commentator had a long history of broadcasting anti-LGBTI rhetoric and regularly mocked queer people who had died of AIDS-related illness. He described gay people as being “unhygienic” and “perverted” on multiple occasions. The radio host later reflected on his segment that made fun of […]

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Thatcher didn’t want to mention sex in AIDS awareness campaigns

Thatcher didn’t want to mention sex in AIDS awareness campaigns

Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s Prime Minister when the AIDS crisis grew throughout the 1980’s but her former colleagues have shared that the Iron Lady was not in favour of sharing how HIV could be passed on through specific sexual behaviour. The acclaimed television program It’s a Sin has shone a spotlight how how Britain reacted during the […]

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World News: What’s happening in LGBTI rights around the globe

World News: What’s happening in LGBTI rights around the globe

Calls for Japan to bring in anti-discrimination laws ahead of Tokyo Olympics Human Rights Watch have highlighted that Japan is one of the few democratic countries that has no anti-discrimination laws on the basis of gender, sexuality, or race. Rights advocates have highlighted that while the delayed Summer Olympic Games promote the theme of “unity in […]

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South East Asian Queer Cultural Festival goes online this February

South East Asian Queer Cultural Festival goes online this February

The Southeast Asia Queer Cultural Festival (SEAQCF) 2021: Be/Longings is a virtual festival that will feature over forty (40) queer artists, advocates and allies from Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar. Featured works and events range from films and documentaries, musical performances, visual art, online exhibit, performance art, literary works, a […]

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