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US ambassador to Zambia recalled over gay rights

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Queer historians are warning eBay’s recent ban on the sale of sexually explicit material will make it harder for them to find and preserve valuable LGBT+ history. In May, the online commerce giant banned the sale of “sexually oriented materials” including magazines, movies, and video games. The ban began in June, with eBay blocking new …

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Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces criminal charges for the alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago. McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals in 2018 over allegations of sexual abuse against minors and adult men. The Vatican removed him from the clergy the following year. McCarrick now becomes the highest-ranking US …

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Retired Olympic athlete and reality television personality Caitlyn Jenner flew into Sydney this week. Despite her current campaign for Governor of California, Jenner will take part in filming for Channel 7’s Big Brother VIP. Jenner arrived to a NSW capital locked down until at least 30 July. In her campaign for governor, Jenner has been …

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Former Olympian, Kardashian cast member, and longtime Republican Caitlyn Jenner last night announced her Caitlyn for California campaign. The reality television performer will vie for the role of Governor of California. Jenner formerly supported Donald Trump for president, before finally realising what most LGBTIQ+ people already knew. Trump was no friend to our communities. Despite …

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A viral Instagram account naming and shaming gay American men for risky partying during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked backlash online. Worldwide, COVID-19 case numbers continue to skyrocket. Hospitalisations in the US are at record highs, while the UK heads into a strict third lockdown. Mid-last year, an anonymous person set up the Instagram account …

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US voters in Delaware have elected the country’s first openly transgender state senator, Sarah McBride, in one of several big LGBT wins in the US election. McBride, a progressive Democrat and LGBTIQ activist, won her race and will serve as senator from Delaware’s First Senatorial District. After the result was announced, she tweeted, “We did …

Cher has this week pleaded with fellow singer Pink to rewrite Dear Mr President about Donald Trump. The first album I fell in love with as a child was Pink’s I’m Not Dead in 2006. I was about twelve years old when I was gifted the red, floral CD. One of the tracks I held most …

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American President Donald Trump Tuesday night awarded America’s highest civilian honour, the Medal of Freedom, to one of the country’s most uncivil citizens. Rush Limbaugh — radio host, racist, misogynist, homophobe, transphobe and general all-round bigot — received the award from enabler Melania Trump. Scroll down for vid of Rush Limbaugh’s greatest ‘hits’ Donald Trump …

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Following an ongoing dispute with the government over gay rights, the State Department recalled the US ambassador to Zambia. Last month, Ambassador Daniel Foote expressed dismay at the jailing of two local gay men. A judge sentenced them to 15 years each for a consensual private sex act in 2017. A worker at a holiday …

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An American pastor’s interruption of a secular event and consequent ‘prayer cleansing’ illustrates the dangers of Australia’s proposed ‘religious freedoms’ bill. The pastor cut off the microphone to a gay speaker at an event held in his church. A few days later, he asked his congregation to bow their heads and join him in a …

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