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The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai recently opened China’s first trans youth gender clinic. Communist Party owned Global Times reported the clinic would ‘safely and healthily manage transgender minors’ transition’. The paper illustrated the article with an image of Chinese transgender superstar, Jin Xing, previously a decorated colonel in the People’s Liberation Army. …

Sand, Sun, Sea & Sex sex with strangers gran canaria dunes of Maspalomas

A research paper on Gran Canaria tourism titled Sand, Sun, Sea & Sex with Strangers, describes the damaging impact of cruising on the coastal reserve. The Dunes of Maspalomas are a popular attraction of the famously gay-friendly tourist destination. A study of almost 300 spots used for sex among the Dunes of Maspalomas revealed environmental …

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The US Navy has launched a ship named after Harvey Milk, decades after the gay rights icon was forced out of service over his homosexuality in the 1950s. The USNS Harvey Milk was christened at the weekend in San Diego, California. US Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro joined Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, at the ceremony. …

Louw Breytenbach mr gay world 2021

The Mr Gay World 2021 competition just culminated in a virtual coronation held on YouTube. 31-year-old South African Louw Breytenbach took the crown and will share the title with 2020 winner, Leonard Kodie Macayan from the Philippines. Previous recent winners came from Spain, Australia and the Philippines. Louw Breytenbach, from Boksburg in South Africa, is …

Nur Sajat

Trans social media personality and businesswoman Nur Sajat recently found refuge in Australia. She fled Malaysia earlier in 2021 following an alleged sexual assault by religious officers. Nur Sajat runs a successful beauty business in Malaysia called Nur Sajat Aesthetic. She is also a prominent social media personality in the majority Moslem country. She went …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby last night fired back after Netflix used her name to defend itself against recent criticism over a Dave Chappelle special. In an angry Instagram post, the comedian let fly at the streaming giant’s chief executive. “I do shits with more backbone.” Homophobic and transphobic content in Dave Chappelle’s The Closer prompted outrage …

birmingham gay hate attack

LGBTIQ leaders in UK city Birmingham say a recent spate of homophobic attacks in their Gay Village have appalled and frightened the community. On Sunday, an attacker threw a wine bottle at a gay man’s head after a night in the city’s Gay Village. John-Paul Kesseler (above) said the man attacked him with the bottle …

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Netflix faces backlash following Dave Chappelle declaring ‘I’m team Terf’ in his show The Closer which premiered earlier this week. The comedian made the comments while stating his support for JK Rowling. “They canceled JK Rowling – my God. Effectually she said gender was fact, the trans community got mad as shit, they started calling …

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The rage is real as Playboy adorns its cover with a gay man for the first time in the magazine’s history. Donning the famed bunny ears is 23-year-old Filipino beauty influencer Bretman Rock. Only four other males models previously appeared solo on the Playboy cover. The magazine’s late founder Hugh Hefner became the first, followed …

Tom Daley battled COVID

Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley battled COVID a few months before winning Olympic gold in Tokyo. Paramedics rushed the diver to hospital when he began to struggle to breathe. The British gold medalist spoke of his illness for the first time in an interview with The Times. He told the newspaper he needed months to …

germany transgender mps election

Two transgender women have made history in Germany after they were the first to be elected to the country’s parliament. Tessa Ganserer (left) and Nyke Slawik (right) both won seats Sunday while running for the Green Party. In the federal election, the centre-left Social Democrat Party narrowly beat Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union, ending …

mariage pour tous marriage for all 64% yes vote

Swiss voters yesterday supported Marriage for All — Mariage Pour Tous — with a resounding 64% YES vote. In addition to winning the support of the majority of the electorate, the YES vote also triumphed in all Swiss cantons. The 64% YES vote exceeded the 55% predicted by opinion polls in advance of the referendum. …

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