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ProudBoys gay twitterati

The Gay Twitterati this weekend took over the hashtag ProudBoys in response to an earlier call-out from George Takei. Following the path pioneered by K-pop stans, they co-opted the hashtag from the white supremacists who traditionally use it to spread hate. The male-only Proud Boys promote political violence in the US and Canada. The group …

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Best friends Jamie-Li and Curtis thought they were “woke” – until they woke up in each other’s bodies. That’s the premise of New Zealand queer web series Life is Easy, available to Aussie audiences on queer TV and streaming platform Revry. Lead characters Jamie-Li and Curtis are longtime BFFs who share everything – their inability …

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Comedian Josh Thomas has apologised after comments he made in 2016 about casting people of colour on TV resurfaced online. Thomas made the comments at a TV panel discussion in Sydney, alongside Rosehaven stars Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, and US TV creator Dan Harmon. During the discussion, Pacquola recalled she was aware her ABC …

justice smith instagram boyfriend black lives matter

Actor Justice Smith has come out as queer and said his boyfriend is his “guiding light” in a moving Black Lives Matter post. The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Pokémon Detective Pikachu actor went to a New Orleans protest with boyfriend Nicholas Ashe. Smith said they both chanted “black trans lives matter” and “black queer …

ivanka trump pride

Presidential enabler Ivanka Trump took time out from her role as an advisor to her father yesterday to tweet ‘Less hate, more love’. She decorated the tweet with flawed Pride imagery. Her tweet came just days after the US coronavirus death toll passing 100,000. Also, as the presidential advisor tweeted, riots took place across the …

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Grindr will remove the controversial race and ethnicity filter from its app, after user feedback and to support the Black Lives Matter movement. The company posted a message to social media amid the ongoing protests across the US sparked by the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd. “We will not be silent, and we …

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Dozens of US LGBTIQ leaders have united to back the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. Over 100 leaders of at least 75 groups, including GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign and The Trevor Project, have signed an open letter condemning racial violence in America. The death of African-American …

rupaul's drag race finale

As the world descends into batshit craziness, we got some respite this weekend with the RuPaul’s Drag Race Finale. Not that the craziness didn’t affect the show, with the finalists performing from quarantine and overtly racist commentary on social media regarding the winner of the crown. Then, of course, circumstances conspired to stop the person …

Justin Fashanu

Manchester’s National Football Museum posthumously inducted Justin Fashanu, Britain’s first — and still, only — out gay male professional footballer, into its Hall of Fame yesterday. Justin Fashanu, who took his life 22 years ago, would have been 59-years-old yesterday. Born in Hackney, Justin and his brother spent some of their childhood in an orphanage. …

casey conway grindr racism

Former rugby player Casey Conway has shared screenshots of racist abuse he copped on his first day on gay hookup app Grindr. The model and youth worker, who’s of Aboriginal Australian descent, took to Twitter to share the cringeworthy encounter from “day one” on the app. The other user had hit him up early one …

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