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Ban on transgender women in women’s rugby union

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) will vote next Friday on whether to ban transgender women from women’s rugby union. Until now, the governing body allowed transgender women to play at club levels after undergoing an independent medical assessment. But the organisation intends falling in behind World Rugby which previously banned transgender women from elite …

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George Montague, ‘oldest gay in the village’, dead at 98

George Montague, author of the memoir The Oldest Gay in the Village, died Friday aged 98. Remembered as a popular figure at the annual Brighton Pride, George Montague was also a tireless rights campaigner. George Montague passed away with his husband Somchai Phukkhlai at his side. Before his death, he dictated a message to friends …

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On this day December 16: Sodomy at sea, 1800

On December 16, 1800, The Oracle newspaper reported on a trial for sodomy at sea. Thomas Hubbard and George Hynes of HMS St George faced a court-martial for a consenting, private, adult sex act. *Some sources refer to Hubbard as John, but the trial documents record his name as Thomas. Thomas White was the Master at …

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Sir Chips Channon: Nazi-loving arselicker to the aristocracy

Long-forgotten politician Sir Henry Chips Channon is about to enjoy a new lease on life decades after his death. Publication has begun, over three instalments, of his unexpurgated diaries. Channon’s bitchy and salacious revelations of the rarefied circles he moved in will provide immense entertainment to history buffs and royalists. Unfortunately, the avalanche of bon …

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Former Thatcher minister tells anti-masker to try pegging

Former Thatcher minister Edwina Currie lashed out at an anti-masker on Twitter and told him to try pegging. Currie tweeted a response after Paul Joseph Watson claimed that men who wear masks have been “f**ked in the ass by your girlfriend.” Watson posted a series of Tweets explaining his theory that wearing a mask indicates …

Lesbian priest first woman appointed Bishop of Monmouth

A lesbian, Anglican priest has just become the first woman to hold the position of Bishop of Monmouth in England. More than 400 people attended Cherry Vann’s consecration at Brecon Cathedral on January 25. Vann adds this achievement to her list of other accomplishments as a member of the Church of England. Becoming a priest …