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A gay rugby player and his club in the UK are celebrating after he was granted asylum, winning a years-long legal battle against deportation to Kenya. Ken Macharia moved to the UK to study in 2009. Working as a mechanical engineer, he later sought asylum, fearing persecution if he returned to Kenya. This month the …

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Queer punters have packed out nightclubs across Britain as Prime Minister Boris Johnson controversially scraps restrictions on “Freedom Day”. Inside London gay club Heaven, a huge countdown on the main stage ticked down to 12am Monday (July 19), the second dancing could legally begin again. And at the stroke of midnight, punters left their tables …

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Australia’s blood donation authorities should follow the lead of their UK counterparts and lift blanket bans on gay men donating blood, LGBTIQ advocates say. On Monday, the UK began new blood donation rules assessing the risk of donors individually. The new policy replaces blanket restrictions on gay and bisexual men. Under the rules, male donors …

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Recent research demonstrates that opponents of BLM and Trans rights struggle with fact. The Policy Institute of Kings College London and Ipsos MORI examined the six most debated issues in Britain’s culture wars. Pandemic lockdowns topped the list, followed by BLM and then Trans rights. Researchers also surveyed attitudes to Brexit, the British Empire and …

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Two lesbian penguin couples have gotten together at London’s Sea Life aquarium as the species’ mating season gets underway. Gentoo penguins are monogamous and mate for life, and same-sex pairings are not uncommon both in captivity and in the wild. At Sea Life London, two couples – Marmalade and Chickpea and Marama and Rocky – …

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A gay man with terminal brain cancer is planning to seek an assisted death after he married his husband on Valentine’s Day at the weekend. Alain du Chemin (pictured above right) married partner Paul Gazzard on the British Channel Island of Jersey on February 14, in the company of close family and friends. In September …

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A neo-Nazi teenage boy in the UK who ranted about hanging gays and shooting up pride parades online has avoided jail after becoming Britain’s youngest terror offender. The 16-year-old, who can’t be named, dodged jail time at the Central Criminal Court of England on Monday. He instead received a 24-month youth rehabilitation order including counter-terrorism …

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Musician and producer Sophie Xeon died yesterday in an accident. Record label Transgressive announced her death in Greece at the age of 34. In addition to her own music, Sophie worked as a producer for artists like Charlie XCX, Kim Petras, Madonna and Nicki Minaj. The announcement from the record label said that Sophie fell while …

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A man who stabbed three gay men to death in a park in Reading in the UK has received a “whole-life” jail term and will die in prison. Khairi Saadallah pleaded guilty to three counts of murder after killing James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett in the park on June 20, 2020. The 26-year-old …

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Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies’ new drama series It’s A Sin sheds light on the early days of the looming AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The five-part drama series follows the lives of young gay men Ritchie, Roscoe, and Colin who grow up in London over the course of the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. …

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