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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. …

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 …

200-year-old diary matthew tomlinson

A historian examining the 200-year-old diary of a Yorkshire farmer discovered previously missed entries arguing for increased tolerance towards homosexuality. Matthew Tomlinson’s diary covers the period from 1806 until 1839.  It found its way into the Wakefield Library sometime before the 1950s. Matthew Tomlinson lived from about 1770 until 1850. A widower at the time …

homophobic attack

In yet another homophobic attack in England, two thugs attacked a lesbian in the city of Sunderland. As Charlie Graham walked to meet friends, two homophobes punched her from behind before throwing her to the ground. Charlie told The Mirror she wanted the photographs of her injuries shared. “[It’s] very important to me for my …

Miriam Margolyes

The amazing Miriam Margolyes stole the show yet again in an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in Britain. The dual British-Australian citizen appeared on the show to promote her new role in Call the Midwife. Miriam Margolyes is, of course, avowedly without filter. When receiving her Australian citizenship certificate from Julia Gillard a few …

surrogacy gay dads crowdfunding gofundme

A UK gay couple were nearly bankrupted after a surrogate withheld their twin daughters demanding more money. Steven and Marc Winchester-Horscraft were left £43,000 ($AU82,000) in debt after a bitter legal battle ensued over the newborns (pictured). At the time of the trial the twins, who were born premature, were in intensive care fighting for …

indonesia national reynhard sinaga british britain prolific rapist serial rape convicted uk

A man described as the UK’s “worst rapist” has been jailed for life after being convicted of more than 100 rapes on unsuspecting men. Reynhard Sinaga, 36, was convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes on 48 victims. Police have yet to identify at least 70 other victims. However the Indonesian post-graduate student abused …

george michael's ex

Family members have banned George Michael’s ex Fadi Fawaz from attending sister Melanie’s funeral according to The Sun. Although Fadi sent condolences after Melanie Panayiotou’s death, the family do not feel ready to forgive. George Michael’s ex Fadi Fawaz Fadi lived with George Michael from 2012 until Christmas Day 2016 when he found the singer …

new year honours elton john

The UK reserved the highest accolade in this year’s New Year Honours list for singer and songwriter Elton John. Sir Elton becomes a Companion of Honour. Only 64 people other than the monarch can hold the award at any one time. Elton John received the award for both his achievements in music and his charity …

first same-sex weddings

Julian Smith, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland last night signed regulations to enable same-sex marriage. The law takes effect on 13 January and couples must wait a standard 28 days after submitting their intention to marry. Because of that, Northern Ireland will host its first same-sex weddings on Valentine’s Day 2020. Previously, same-sex …

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