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Royal Pegging

The British elite, including the media, kept a stiff upper lip this weekend as a right royal pegging scandal became all the talk on social media. Of course, whether a certain notable Brit would rather sit on a dildo or a throne is not our business. Butt the back story (forgive me), is newsworthy. Curiously, …

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American basketball champion Brittney Griner may be returning home, with the Biden administration offering Russia a “substantial” deal. The lesbian WNBA star has been in Russian custody since February — only days before Russia invaded Ukraine. Griner was arrested at Moscow airport on February 17, she had flown to Russia to play in the Russian league …

LGB Alliance Allison Bailey

LGB Alliance founder Allison Bailey has lost her lawsuit against LGBTQIA+ rights organisation Stonewall, but has won an employment tribunal case. Bailey is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and co-founder of the anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance. Bailey identifies as a “gender critical feminist” and lesbian. She claimed that Garden Court “took action” against …

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Scientists have reported that another person appears to be among just a handful of people “cured” of HIV after a risky stem cell transplant to treat cancer. The 66-year-old American man, named the “City of Hope patient” after his California treatment centre, has been in remission from HIV for 17 months. The patient has lived …

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A Republican Congressman has attended and celebrated his gay son’s wedding just three days after he voted against codifying same-sex marriage in federal law. The Pennsylvania representative spoke at the wedding in Philadelphia, to declare he and his wife were “blessed” to attend the wedding after “hoping and praying” their three sons would find their …

Berlin Pride Christopher Street Day

On Saturday, the rainbow flag was raised above Germany’s federal parliament, known as the Bundestag, for the first time. The flag flew in celebration of Berlin Pride, as the event returned to full capacity for the first time in two years. In 2020, Pride was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, around 65,000 …

WHO monkeypox dr tedros global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros today called a global health emergency for monkeypox. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the committee met Thursday and reviewed the latest data, but failed to reach a consensus. The Director-General then decided to declare a global health emergency himself. “In short, we have an outbreak …

Budapest Pride Viktor Orban

Thousands of Hungarians defied sweltering heat and authoritarian anti-LGBTIQA+ Prime Minister Viktor Orban to celebrate Budapest Pride. The event follows last week’s equally sizzling parades in Madrid and Bucharest. The parade took place in 40-degree heat along a route unprotected by shade. But the marchers were determined to defend LGBTIQA+ rights in the country. “Can …

Groomer queer slur

Better late than never, Twitter has finally cracked down on the use of groomer as a queer slur. The particularly vile slur implies a link between LGBTIQA+ people and pedophilia. Right-wing haters attack everyone from trans activists to opponents of anti-LGBTIQA+ legislation to trans activists as groomers. Of late, the term became a common slur …

greece parliament intersex surgeries non-consensual sex normalisation ban legislation

Lawmakers in Greece have voted to pass a bill to ban non-consensual, so-called “normalisation” surgeries on intersex children. Intersex people are born with innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female nor male bodies. As infants, many undergo unnecessary and irreversible so-called “normalising” surgeries when they’re too young to consent. While some of …

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