tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has claimed that allowing transgender female athletes to compete in women’s sport is “insane” and akin to “cheating”. The out tennis champion wrote an article in UK’s The Times newspaper addressing a controversy over a tweet last December complaining about rules allowing trans women to take part in women’s sport. “I …

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Uber has chosen an inclusive heart as the symbol for a Valentine’s Day campaign in India to recognise the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling to decriminalize gay sex in the country. The transport service provider also added a rainbow background to its route map. The company announced the inclusive gesture via Twitter, urging everyone to express …

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Drag Race UK

UK talk show hosts Graham Norton and Alan Carr have been announced as judges on the upcoming UK spinoff of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The pair took to social media to share the exciting news, with Carr and Norton each posting a video. “Becoming part of the Drag Race family makes me ridiculously happy!” Norton said. …

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gay traffic lights

Why did the same-sex couple cross the road? Because they had their very own gay traffic lights! Residents in Cologne, Germany will soon have traffic lights that display same-sex couple symbols instead of classic pedestrian symbols ahead of their annual Pride Festival. According to a city spokesperson, the lights will be set up along Huemarkt …

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Sam Smith non-binary

Sam Smith has struggled with body image issues for years, but the out and proud singer has said he’s had enough. The British singer took to Instagram to share an unfiltered shirtless photo of him at the beach to declare he will no longer allow his self-image struggles get the best of him. “In the …

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Shannon Gabriel

The International Cricket Council has formally charged West Indies player Shannon Gabriel for an alleged homophobic sledging towards England captain Joe Root during a test in St. Lucia this week. During the match, broadcaster stump microphone picked up the conversation which was mostly inaudible but Root’s response to Gabriel could be clearly heard with him …

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online dating

Want to find a partner? It turns out that using dating apps is the way to do it, according to a new study that found 65% of new same-sex couples met online. The research, entitled Disintermediating Your Friends, was published last month by a collaboration of sociologists from Stanford University and the University of New …

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gay algerian murder

Algerian student Assil Belalta’s dream of becoming a doctor has been abruptly cut short when two assailants murdered him in a sickening hate crime in the country this week. After following Belalta into his room and slitting his throat, the attackers used his blood to smear “He is gay” on one of the walls before …

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bert and ernie gay

An executive on Sesame Street has offered his thoughts on the possibility that Bert and Ernie could be more than just friends, reigniting a long-running debate as the children’s television favourite celebrates its 50th anniversary. Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Sesame Workshop Vice President Brown Johnson said people can classify the duo’s relationship and sexuality …

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President jair bolsonaro

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has said he will remove all content from school textbooks referring to homosexuality, feminism, and violence against women. The newly elected president foreshadowed the move in a pledge on the eve of his inauguration last month, tweeting, “One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international …

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