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JK Rowling The Sun domestic violence trans support

British transgender organisations expressed support for JK Rowling after Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper featured a front-page story about her ex-husband’s lack of remorse for domestic abuse during their marriage. Trans groups along with MPs and other charities condemned the newspaper for glorifying violence against women. The Sun‘s headline on Thursday read, “I slapped JK …

idahobit 2020

Despite the pandemic, LGBTIQ communities and allies across the world yesterday celebrated IDAHOBIT 2020, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia Municipalities, governments, businesses, and organisations draped rainbow flags or illuminated buildings in rainbow colours worldwide. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic limited the size of gatherings. However, members of our ever-resourceful communities made …

Ferdian Paleka indonesian youtuber

Indonesian YouTuber Ferdian Paleka and two mates last week subjected two homeless trans women and a group of homeless kids to a cruel prank by pretending to distribute charitable food packs. The packs, in fact, contained rotten food and rocks. In a since-deleted video posted to YouTube, Paleka showed his car loaded up with ‘care …

online bullying galop

Research by GALOP finds 80% of LGBTIQ people experience online bullying. The bullying includes threats of violence and threats to out people.  The 700 respondents to the survey came from across the United Kingdom. 58% of the reported incidents occurred on Facebook and  34% on Twitter. Of the remainder, 19% occurred in the comments sections …

champion of homophobia margaret court acl

Margaret Court is not the flag bearer of religious freedom that the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) and her supporters would have you believe. She is in fact, a champion of homophobia. Elected to federal parliament in 1998, Brian Greig declared he was gay in his maiden speech. As an LGBTI rights activist in Western Australia …

acl conversion therapy expert panel maureen young

Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. The second speaker: …

donald trump rush limbaugh medal of freedom

American President Donald Trump Tuesday night awarded America’s highest civilian honour, the Medal of Freedom, to one of the country’s most uncivil citizens. Rush Limbaugh — radio host, racist, misogynist, homophobe, transphobe and general all-round bigot — received the award from enabler Melania Trump. Scroll down for vid of Rush Limbaugh’s greatest ‘hits’ Donald Trump …

donald trump misogynistic and transphobic

US President Donald Trump called a journalist with a transgender parent “that b***h with the t****y dad.” Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump’s Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington claims Trump used the misogynistic and transphobic slurs about journalist Katy Tur. Former NBC News correspondent Katy Tur proved adept at getting under Trump’s notoriously thin skin …

world's first transgender doll

With world media and anti-trans bigots carrying on like pork chops over the world’s first transgender doll, we call BS. What nonsense won’t they think of next to vilify trans people? Two days ago Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun carried the story. Since then, it took off as a viral sensation, repeated by other news media, …

whoppers grow knockers

With so little else to fight about, people are gearing up to fight World War III over meatless meat. With the US release of Burger King’s Impossible Whopper the alt-right claim the burger contains sufficient estrogen to cause men to grow breasts. That’s right – Whoppers grow knockers. The far-right base their claim on an …

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