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Karine Jean-Pierre makes history as she is appointed White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre makes history as she is appointed White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre makes history this week as she takes over as White House Press Secretary. Jean-Pierre is the first Black woman, and the first openly gay person, to hold the high profile role. The White House Press Secretary is one of the most recognisable faces of the US government, fronting the media on an almost […]

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USA approves first injectable PrEP treatment for HIV prevention

USA approves first injectable PrEP treatment for HIV prevention

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has signed off on the first injectable PrEP treatment. Rather than needing to take a pill every day, people will now be able to protect themselves from HIV via a series of regular injections. The approved Apretude (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents for […]

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There could be more LGBT people in the USA than previously thought

There could be more LGBT people in the USA than previously thought

There could be twice as many LGBT people living in the United States than previously thought according to a new report from The Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The report which was released this week analysed answers data from the US Census Bureau. It says that around eight per cent of people who answered it’s Household […]

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Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Glezman Buttigieg welcome son and daughter

Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Glezman Buttigieg welcome son and daughter

Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Glezman Buttigieg have announced the arrival of a son and a daughter. The US Secretary of Transport announced the arrival of the children via his social media sharing their names are Penelope Rose and Joseph August. “Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first […]

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James Hormell, the USA’s first gay ambassador, dies aged 88

James Hormell, the USA’s first gay ambassador, dies aged 88

James Hormell, the first man to serve as an Ambassador for the USA, while also sharing his same-sex attraction, has died aged 88. He passed away at the California Pacific Medical Centre in San Francisco with his husband Michael at his side. He is survived by his husband, as well we five children, fourteen grandchildren, […]

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Pete Buttigieg nominated by Biden for US Cabinet role

Pete Buttigieg nominated by Biden for US Cabinet role

Earlier this year, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was facing off against Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination on the US Presidential ticket. Now, President-elect Biden has nominated Buttigieg for a position in his first cabinet when he enters the White House in 2021. Biden has tapped Buttigieg for the role of transportation secretary in his cabinet, […]

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has lost her long battle with pancreatic cancer and died aged 87. The court announced her passing. “Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. […]

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Former US politician Aaron Schock comes out as gay

Former US congressman Aaron Schock has shared that he is gay. The Republican politician served in the US congress from 2009 to 2018. During his time in Congress, the representative from Illinois voted against gay rights and allowing protections for LGBTIQ+ people. He now says he regrets those choices. Schock revealed his sexuality in a […]

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Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a late entry into the race to become the Democratic nominee for President of the USA, and his campaign is fighting to gain the support of LGBTI voters after comments where Bloomberg spoke disparagingly about transgender surfaced. The video shows Bloomberg speaking at a 2019 event where he refers […]

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LGBTIQ+ protesters interrupt Pete Buttigieg campaign event

LGBTIQ+ protesters interrupt Pete Buttigieg campaign event

Protesters interrupted a campaign event being held in San Francisco by Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, saying the prospective candidate was not doing enough to represent queer people of colour. The Mayor of South Bend was speaking on stage and about to answer a question about his husband Chasten, when two protesters interrupted proceedings. They were […]

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