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Trump Tower rise and resist we will not be silent

LGBTIQ protestors and allies led by We Will Not Be Silent marched on Trump Tower in New York and occupied the lobby yesterday. Joined by activists from Rise and Resist , the protestors gathered to bring attention to violence against transgender and gender-nonconforming people. The groups issued a press release ahead of the protest. Hatred …

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viva glam mac cosmetics hiv/aids

Originally founded by Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan, MAC Cosmetics markets a wide range of cosmetics.  In 1994, they launched Viva Glam lipsticks. They decided then to dedicate all sales of Viva Glam lipsticks to the fight against HIV/AIDS. They’ve done so ever since, as MAC Cosmetics states on their website. “Every cent of the …

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gaga gay glitter lady gaga censorship university arkansas

The president of the University of Central Arkansas demanded the removal of a Lady Gaga quote from a library signboard. The Torreyson Library used the Lady Gaga quote in celebration of Pride Month. Staff at the Arkansas university regularly update the signboard outside the library with news and other information. “Being gay is like glitter. …

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homophobic attack

One of the women bashed in a homophobic attack on a London bus last week, called on the community to oppose all anti-LGBTIQ crimes. The victim, known only as Chris, made the call in an opinion piece in The Guardian. Also, she challenged readers to care about all homophobia and transphobia. In response to Chris …

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lgbtiq rights in india Dr Arundhati Katju Dr Menaka Guruswamy India

Time Magazine today hailed Dr Arundhati Katju and Dr Menaka Guruswamy as amongst the 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, the two lawyers spearheaded the historic legal battle for LGBTIQ rights in India. Their efforts finally saw Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code overturned. Section 377 Section 377, a hangover from …

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botswana decriminalise homosexuality lgbriq legal rights

A ruling by the High Court today will see Botswana decriminalise homosexuality. The court ruled to overturn colonial era laws on homosexuality. The decision is a landmark win for LGBTIQ rights  activists in Africa.  In its ruling the court said that penalizing people for who they are is disrespectful. The three judges said in a …

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Pope Francis catholic church schools vatican

The Vatican has advised Catholic schools that transgender identities are “momentary desires” and an “annihilation of nature”. The 31-page teaching guide, titled Male and Female He Created Them, was released this week, in the middle of Pride Month. The document seeks to address a perceived “educational crisis” around “gender theory” and sex education. It rejects …

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Ellen DeGeneres sexual abuse David Letterman

Ellen DeGeneres has opened up to David Letterman about a traumatic experience of sexual abuse as a teenager. The comedian made the revelation on talk show host David Letterman’s Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Ellen described the perpetrator of the abuse – her mother Betty’s ex-husband – as a “very bad man”. …

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straight pride flag badge on Amazon

A UK retailer on Amazon is selling a “straight pride flag” badge, and this one is even blander than the one that went viral last year. Hornet reported that a UK retailer named Emblem-Gifts is selling their “Straight Pride LGBT Oblong Lapel Pin Badge” for £4 ($AU7.30). The pin badge features three black-and-white flag designs …

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athlete caster semenya paris 2018

By Jaime Schultz, Pennsylvania State University A years-long saga between a middle-distance runner and her sport’s ruling body may be nearing something that resembles a conclusion. In 2018, the International Association of Athletics Federations dictated that female runners with naturally occurring high testosterone levels and specific “differences of sex development” must lower their testosterone in …

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