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The UK and the US are both beset by drag queens behaving badly. In the UK, a drag performer named Kitty Litter received a fine Friday for crapping on Facebook instead of in her tray. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, armour-clad agents raided the Baltimore Eagle leather bar after drag queens at a competing venue lodged …

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British actor David Tennant will play depraved gay serial killer Dennis Nilsen in new true crime drama Des. From 1978 to 1983, Nilsen befriended and lured young men and boys back to his North London homes with the promise of food, alcohol or shelter. He murdered at least a dozen of them between 1978 and …

christine forster former PM Tony Abbott homophobe and misogynist

His sister accused critics of the former PM Tony Abbott of ‘scoring cheap political points’ in a weekend tweet. Christine Forster castigated those who describe the new British trade advisor as a ‘homophobe and misogynist’ without knowing him. However, Forster neglected to address the many incidents and comments that inspired the accusations. Abbott’s appointment proved …

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Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan share a kiss in the first trailer for Ammonite, a new historical drama from the creator of God’s Own Country. Set in the 1840s, the film stars Winslet as real-life pioneering paleontologist Mary Anning. Ronan plays Charlotte Murchison, a wealthy married woman recovering from illness in Mary’s care. Though the …

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A 25-year-old man has received a suspended prison sentence after blackmailing a closeted grandfather he met on Grindr. A judge handed UK man Kieran Thurling the 20-month jail term, suspended for two years, after threatening to out the older man to his ex-wife, children and grandchildren unless he paid him. The victim was exploring his …

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The LGBTIQ community in the UK town of Reading have paid tribute to the three gay men killed in a mass stabbing attack in a park. James Furlong, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails (all pictured, left to right) were killed in the attack in Reading in southern England on Saturday evening, UK time. Witnesses said …

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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 …

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 …

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