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Grindr Fails

Regulators in Norway intend to fine Grindr $AUD15 million over the company’s allegedly illegal user data-sharing practices. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (NDPA) accused the company of sharing users’ personal data from the app’s free version with third party advertisers without valid consent. The data the company shared included “GPS location, user profile data and …

us president joe biden transgender military ban donald trump

US President Joe Biden has overturned Donald Trump’s ban on transgender Americans joining the US military. The ban was announced by Donald Trump during his first year in office in a surprise blast of tweets. But now Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing the Department of Defence to scrap the transphobic policy. “Transgender …

lesbian influencer kristen gray visa indonesia deported from bali

A lesbian social media influencer who promoted Bali as “queer-friendly” and an “LGBT haven” during the pandemic is facing deportation from Indonesia. In a series of tweets, American Kristen Gray described how she and her girlfriend, Saundra Alexander, were enjoying the island after arriving early last year. “This island has been amazing because of our …

dr rachel levine

US President-elect Joe Biden last night announced the selection of Dr Rachel Levine as assistant Health Secretary. If all goes to plan, that will make Dr Levine the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the US Senate. Governor Tom Wolff appointed Dr Levine to the position of Pennsylvania Health Secretary in 2017. A pediatrician, …

matthew camp arson attack

OnlyFans star Matthew Camp has spoken out about narrowly escaping a horrific arson attack that burned down his historic home in Poughkeepsie, New York state. The gay adult performer posted photos to Instagram of the blaze, which he said occurred on January 14. After the fire, the photos show the interior gutted and charred by …

india same-sex marriage lesbian couple

Two lesbian women in India, Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna, are one of two same-sex couples fighting for same-sex marriage rights in the Delhi High Court. India’s marriage laws – the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), Special Marriage Act (SMA) and Foreign Marriage Act – prohibit same-sex marriages. Arora and Khanna (pictured) have been together for …

cadbury gay couple ad

One of the real-life gay couple who share a creamy kiss together in a new Cadbury TV ad has slammed detractors complaining about the ad. London model Callum Sterling appeared alongside his real-life boyfriend Dale Moran alongside others in the ad for Cadbury’s chocolate Creme Eggs. The pair are described as “sharers” who eat one …

uk reading england stabbing attack vigil

A man who stabbed three gay men to death in a park in Reading in the UK has received a “whole-life” jail term and will die in prison. Khairi Saadallah pleaded guilty to three counts of murder after killing James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett in the park on June 20, 2020. The 26-year-old …

Trump Twitter Ban Lady MAGA

The recently imposed Trump Twitter ban prompted much wailing from his followers. As per standard procedure, the loudest and most entitled Americans claimed the mantle of victimhood. One Trumpkin after another took to social media to whine about the silencing of conservative voices. Among them, Lady MAGA, an anti-gay and anti-trans ex-Mormon drag queen from …

pierre cardin

Revolutionary fashion designer Pierre Cardin died Tuesday at the age of 98. Born to French parents on holiday in Italy, Cardin took a job as a tailor’s apprentice at the age of 14. He first came to public attention as a designer when he created the costumes for the 1946 French film La Belle et …

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