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Madonna celebrates NYE with surprise appearance at The Stonewall Inn

Madonna celebrates NYE with surprise appearance at The Stonewall Inn

Madonna surprised New Year revellers at the iconic Stonewall Inn in New York City. The singer delivered a surprise acoustic performance with son David Banda on hand to help out. Madonna performed her megahit Like a Prayer and a cover of the Elvis Presley classic Can’t Help Falling in Love. The singer wore a leather jacket adorned with […]

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Stonewall – the tipping point for LGBTI rights

Stonewall – the tipping point for LGBTI rights

If there’s a spot LGBTI people most make a pilgrimage to it’s 53 Christopher Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. Here lies the Stonewall Inn, it’s one of several LGBTI venues in the area, but none of the others have the historic importance of Stonewall. It was here, that on this day, forty nine years […]

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Lyle Shelton: Sodastream’s pride bottles celebrate “forced motherlessness”

Lyle Shelton: Sodastream’s pride bottles celebrate “forced motherlessness”

It’s Pride month in the USA, 49 years ago today the Stonewall Riots fueled a push for recognition of gay and lesbian rights. Pride month is celebrated across the USA and in many parts of Europe and many companies show their support for LGBTIQ+ people and their families. In the USA homemade soft drink manufacturer […]

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Stonewall and Mardi Gras: Are they still relevant?

Stonewall and Mardi Gras: Are they still relevant?

As we come to the anniversary of the Stonewall riots nearly half a century ago on the 28th of June 1969, some may well wonder is it still relevant to commemorate these events so long ago? With this date looming (and my first attendance at an Australian gay wedding) in a few days’ time, (a change from it […]

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The Stonewall Riots: From New York City to Sydney

The teachers sipped sugar-laden coffee in their first-floor common room. It had the best vantage point of the school assembly yard and yet their cold indifference to the fights that took place in the quad was disturbing; for Glen was openly gay and was the constant target of the school kids wolf-pack brutality. Many a […]

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HIV researcher, music and sporting stars in New Year’s honours

HIV researcher, music and sporting stars in New Year’s honours

A leading HIV researcher, well known celebrities and British Olympians are among the many people acknowledged in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours. Professor Amanda Fisher, the director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College in London will become a dame. Fisher’s discoveries helped pinpoint HIV as the virus that leads to AIDS. The […]

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Richard Hammond under fire for suggesting ice cream is gay

Richard Hammond under fire for suggesting ice cream is gay

Motoring journalist Richard Hammond has been criticised for suggesting that eating ice-cream makes a grown man look gay. Hammond was discussing the interior decor of a Rolls Royce alongside regular pals Jeremy Clarkson and James May on the trio’s new TV series The Grand Tour which is available exclusively through Amazon. In front of a studio […]

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Religious leader opposes Stonewall monument

Religious leader opposes Stonewall monument

US religious leader Franklin Graham has labeled the proposal to formally recognise New York’s Stonewall Inn as a place of historic significance as creating a “monument to sin”. Last week President Obama suggested that the historic venue which is recognised as the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement should be protected.  The President suggest […]

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What would Olly Alexander said if his band won a BRIT Award?

What would Olly Alexander said if his band won a BRIT Award?

  Olly Alexander’s band Years & Years walked away empty handed at the Brit Awards earlier this week but the if they had of won lead singer Olly Alexander would have given a shout out to older LGBTI people. The singer posted a message to the band’s Instagram page saying that if they had won […]

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New York to host WorldPride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall

New York to host WorldPride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall

  It has been revealed that New York City will host the 2019 WorldPride event to commemorate 50 years since the revolutionary Stonewall riots. The global event, which debuted in Rome back in 2000, was founded by Paul Stenson of InterPride to celebrate LGBT Pride, awareness and visibility on an international scale. The event has […]

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