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The UK will amend laws to pardon all now-abolished same-sex crime convictions. The criteria for a pardon will include any repealed or abolished civilian or military offence imposed because of consensual same-sex sexual activity. Home secretary Priti Patel said she hoped the scheme “would go some way to righting the wrongs of the past… “It …

April Ashley

April Ashley died this week aged 86. One of the first Brits to undergo gender confirmation surgery, a court later annulled her marriage to the son of the Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth and former Governor of Tasmania. A newspaper outed the model and actress as a transgender woman in 1961. April Ashley joined …

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London’s Metropolitan Police Service is facing accusations of homophobia after an inquest found officers failed to properly investigate the deaths of four gay men by serial killer Stephen Port. The 46-year-old killer will die in prison for murdering Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor in east London. Port lured the four men, …

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James Bond actor Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid aggressive dick swinging and because of the ease of meeting women. The actor’s final James Bond film premieres in Australia next month. He made the statements in a conversation with friend Bruce Bozzi on SiriusXM’s Lunch With Bruce podcast. “I’ve been going to …

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LGBTIQ leaders in UK city Birmingham say a recent spate of homophobic attacks in their Gay Village have appalled and frightened the community. On Sunday, an attacker threw a wine bottle at a gay man’s head after a night in the city’s Gay Village. John-Paul Kesseler (above) said the man attacked him with the bottle …

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Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley battled COVID a few months before winning Olympic gold in Tokyo. Paramedics rushed the diver to hospital when he began to struggle to breathe. The British gold medalist spoke of his illness for the first time in an interview with The Times. He told the newspaper he needed months to …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has unveiled the show’s new contestants for season three, and among them is Victoria Scone, the first cisgender woman to compete on the show. Victoria introduced herself as “a camp, Cardiff, cabaret, disco diva, with a lot of spunk.” “I definitely didn’t invent the art of drag for women. I am …

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British diver Tom Daley has shared what he has working on after he went viral for knitting while poolside at the Tokyo Olympics. The athlete went viral after cameras caught him sitting in the stands in Tokyo knitting as he watched men’s and women’s diving events. After the photos and footage did the rounds, many …

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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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