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Reddit bans transphobic, pro-Trump channels in hate speech purge

Reddit bans transphobic, pro-Trump channels in hate speech purge

One of the most popular online community forums online has banned thousands of channels in a new crackdown on hate speech after revising company policy. The revised rules follow an announcement from founder and CEO Steve Huffman earlier this week, revealing a tougher stance on hateful language and discrimination on the user-moderated forums. Rule #1 […]

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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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‘Little Britain’ removed from Netflix, BBC due to blackface

‘Little Britain’ removed from Netflix, BBC due to blackface

British TV series’ Little Britain and Come Fly With Me have been taken down from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox due the stars use of racist tropes and blackface characters. The program, which debuted on BBC in 2003, stars comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams features a collection of comedy sketches which sees the actors take on a […]

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Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling: Trans women are women

Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling: Trans women are women

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movie franchise, has written a response to J.K. Rowling after the author published anti-transgender opinions to social media this week. Rowling took exception to an article that describes “people who menstruate”, arguing “if sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” prompting outrage and disappointment from fans and the wider community. […]

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J.K. Rowling criticised for thread of anti-transgender tweets

J.K. Rowling criticised for thread of anti-transgender tweets

Harry Potter creator and prolific children’s author J.K. Rowling has prompted backlash from fans after posting a series of transphobic opinions to social media. Targeting an article entitled Creating a More Equal Post-COVID-19 World for People Who Menstruate, published on Devex.com, Rowling conflates sex with expressions of gender. “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a […]

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Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr has revealed the dating app will no longer allow users to filter profiles by ethnicity, in a statement posted to social media today. In a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and queer people of colour, Grindr issued a comment on racism in the LGBTIQ+ community. “We will not be silent, […]

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Binary challenged to release full survey

Binary challenged to release full survey

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has been challenged to release the full details of their survey which they claim shows Australian parents are overwhelmingly opposed to their children learning about the experiences of people who are transgender. The Australian newspaper published the results of the poll on the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and […]

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The Australian’s ‘gender page’ has been nominated for a GLORIA

The Australian’s ‘gender page’ has been nominated for a GLORIA

The Australian newspaper’s online ‘Gender” page has been nominated for a GLORIA award. The annual awards highlight homophobic and transphobic comments and actions across Australia. The newspaper launched the new page dedicated to their coverage of gender issues, primarily transgender health treatments, at the start of the month. Also among the early nominees are former Prime […]

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ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) have launched the 13th edition of their flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia. Authored by Lucas Ramón Mendos, the report compiles data on laws from around the world that affect people on the basis of their sexuality – which in turn can be drawn upon as a resource […]

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Anti-LGBTI+ election flyers found in New South Wales

Anti-LGBTI+ flyers have been found in letterboxes around the NSW suburbs of Campsie and Hurstville instructing people not to vote for Labor in the upcoming state election. The flyers – written in English, Chinese and Arabic – warn voters not to vote for Labor “if you do not want your children to become homosexuality”, and “if […]

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