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Man sues IVF clinic after donated sperm given to same-sex couples

A British man who sued a fertility clinic after it gave his donated sperm to same-sex couples without his permission has won a five-figure settlement. Neil Gaskell began donating to Manchester’s Care Fertility Clinic in 2010, in exchange for a discount on he and his wife’s own IVF treatments. He said the clinic staff told …

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Pro soccer player Thomas Beattie comes out as gay in moving essay

Former British soccer player Thomas Beattie has come out as gay, opening up about the stigma that made him feel he had to hide who he was while playing the sport. The former pro player, who retired in 2015, told ESPN he spent years of his career feeling empty and lonely. This was despite his …

Church of England: Sex is only for straight married couples

Sex is only for married, heterosexual couples, according to the Church of England. The church has also called for couples – either gay or straight – in civil partnerships to abstain from sexual intercourse. This also extends to couples who have not participated in any kind of civil union. Last month, Bishops for the C …

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Madame Tussauds throws serious shade at Harry and Meghan

Madame Tussauds in London has thrown some serious shade at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And it was all done via Twitter.  Yesterday news broke Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be stepping away from their royal duties to spend more time in North America. Apparently, not even the Queen herself knew of the couple’s …

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Drag queen slammed for shoving woman off stage in viral video

A UK drag performer has been lashed by her fellow queens after footage of her pushing a patron off stage went viral. London-based drag queen Cara Melle encountered the woman during a drag brunch number, reportedly Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You. As the woman danced in the performance area, Cara strides …

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Lesbian couple give birth to revolutionary ‘two-womb’ baby

A British lesbian couple have become the first in their country to deliver a baby that was incubated in both of their wombs. The “shared motherhood” procedure involves Donna and Jasmine Francis-Smith (pictured) both carrying the fertilised egg during the course of their IVF pregnancy. Donna’s egg was retrieved, fertilised and placed back into her …

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Scotsman faces jail for homophobic abuse of 9-year-old

Scotsman Craig Stodden appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court as a result of his homophobic abuse of a nine-year-old boy. The court heard the abuse took place when Stodden visited the boy’s mother. The accused admitted both that he struck the child and swore at him. The Irvine Times reported the man shouted at the boy …

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Lesbian couple’s ‘rebel wedding’ at Extinction Rebellion climate protest

A lesbian couple have staged a unique marriage ceremony in the middle of an Extinction Rebellion protest in London. Activists Tamsin Omond and partner Melissa tied the knot – unofficially – on Westminster Bridge after the climate change protest blocked it off to traffic. The crowed cheered on the couple as they exchanged their vows …

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Trans parents: ‘If a man gives birth, he’s the father’

By Ruth Pearce, University of Leeds The UK’s High Court has ruled that Freddy McConnell, a transgender man who gave birth to his child, does not have the right to be registered as a “father” on his child’s birth certificate. McConnell, who is transgender, has indicated his intention to appeal. At present, people who give …

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Update: attack on Ryan Williams a hate crime

Over the weekend QNews reported on the homophobic attack on Ryan Williams in Lancashire, England, now described by police as a hate crime. After Ryan posted an image of his injuries to Facebook, victim-blaming social media commenters justified the attack as righteous retribution for his sexuality. Ryan described the circumstances of the attack to the …

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