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Two hundred students at a California Catholic school staged a walkout to support a lesbian classmate after staff allegedly threatened to out her to parents. Senior student Magali Rodriguez said she’s one of two openly LGBTIQ students at Bishop Amat Memorial High School. The other student is her girlfriend. The pair started dating and they …

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A lesbian couple’s wedding ceremony in New York is going viral after the brides showed they’re “stronger together” with a tandem deadlift. Zeena Hernandez and Lisa Yang, who got married inside Brooklyn’s Prospect Park last month, are both competitive weightlifters and finished off their vows with the impressive show of their strength. After tying the …

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A US jury has awarded $20 million ($AU29 million) in damages to a Missouri police officer repeatedly denied a promotion for his “gayness”. St Louis County Police Sgt Keith Wildhaber filed the discrimination lawsuit after he was denied a promotion numerous times and told to “tone down your gayness.” The officer wanted a promotion to …

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Conservative politicians in Texas want to introduce laws to make transitioning harder for transgender children after two parents’ vicious court battle over their 7-year-old’s gender identity. Following their divorce in 2016, Anne Georgulas and Jeffrey Younger (pictured, left) have been locked in a court battle over custody of their transgender 7-year-old, who was born a …

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The parents of murdered gay student Matthew Shepard have slammed the Trump administration for “hypocrisy” on LGBTIQ rights. Judy and Dennis Shepard, invited to a Justice Department ceremony this month by US Attorney-General William Barr. To mark the 10th anniversary of a hate crime law named after Shepard and James Byrd Jr, a black man …

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The mother of an Australian man who died after injecting silicone into his genitals has sued her son’s BDSM partners for wrongful death and negligence. Jack Chapman, also known as Tank Hafertepen, was in a polyamorous master-slave relationship with five other men. As part of the relationship, Dylan Hafertepen acted as the “master” and the …

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Tennessee teenager Channing Smith died by suicide after he was outed and bullied by classmates on social media, his grieving family have said. The 16-year-old Coffee County High School student died on September 22, local TV station WTVF reported. The teen’s brother Joshua said Channing confided in a few friends he was bisexual. Channing had …

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A US study has found that Uber and other rideshare app users who appear LGBTIQ are cancelled on by drivers more frequently than other passengers. The researchers looked at bias faced by people of colour on such apps. Previous studies suggest this includes longer wait times and more frequent cancellations. After previous studies, some apps …

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Two gay dads who fled Russia because they feared their adopted children would be taken away from them have requested asylum in the United States. Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev left Russia with their two sons, Denis and Yuri, amid a government investigation into the Moscow social welfare agency that let Vaganov adopt the children …

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Right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos has been banned from a furry convention after an outcry from the fandom. “Furries” are a subculture of people who create artwork and costumes of animal characters with human characteristics and personalities. Milo announced on fringe messaging app Telegram that he had adopted a “fursona” – a furry persona – as …

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