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arthur marc brown tv series mr ratburn wedding

Marc Brown, the creator of long-running kids TV series Arthur, has said he’s “disappointed” by a conservative backlash against the show’s recent same-sex wedding. Mr Ratburn, Arthur’s teacher, married his male partner Patrick in the show’s recent season premiere episode. Many celebrated at the time, but Alabama Public Television (APT) refused to air it, deeming …

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muhlaysia booker transgender woman dallas texas murder

Transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker, whose brutal assault was caught on video last month, has been found murdered in Dallas, Texas. Police found the 23-year-old transgender woman dead from a gunshot wound early on Saturday morning (May 18). Dallas police responded to a call about a shooting shortly before 7am. They later found Booker “lying facedown …

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Eurovision song contest Netta Toy 2019 Israel

A US spinoff of the Eurovision Song Contest is in development. The popular song contest will this weekend wrap up its 64th edition this weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel, with 41 countries from Europe and elsewhere vying to win. And in the leadup to the grand final, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced it …

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grindr

The Chinese owners of Grindr have agreed to sell the gay app by next June after demands from the US government over security and privacy concerns. Grindr calls itself “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people” and claims more than 3 million daily users worldwide. The company is based …

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Openly gay Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg has officially launched his campaign to become President of the United States. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is one of more than a dozen Democratic candidates vying to become the party’s challenger against Donald Trump in the US Presidential election next year. Buttigieg – which is pronounced ‘boot-edge-edge’ …

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sally field sam greisman human rights campaign equality act

Actress Sally Field has teamed up with her gay son Sam Greisman to lobby for legislation that would provide protections LGBTIQ people from discrimination across the US. The pair appear as part of a star-studded new Human Rights Campaign video series backing the Equality Act, a bill that is currently before the US Congress that …

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Jussie Smollett

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against US actor Jussie Smollett after he was accused of staging an alleged racist and homophobic attack he reported to police in January. The actor, who is black and gay, had been charged with sixteen felony accounts of filing a false police report after he told police he was assaulted …

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Queer Eye season 3 hero Jess

One of the highlights of the new series of Queer Eye – released on Netflix last Friday – is the story of the show’s first lesbian hero, the 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux. In her episode of the show, titled “Black Girl Magic”, Jess (pictured) tells the Fab Five she came out to her religious, adoptive family …

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Ireland PM leo varadkar meets with us vice president Mike Pence

Gay Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has delivered a powerful message of anti-discrimination in front of notorious anti-LGBTIQ US Vice President Mike Pence. Varadkar was joined by his partner Matt Barrett for the first time at an annual function at Mike and Karen Pence’s residence to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The Irish Taoiseach spoke at …

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Donald Trump

A huge majority of Americans want transgender people to be allowed to serve in the military, according to a recent survey conducted by Quinnipiac University National Poll. According to the study that gathered data across the United States on a number of political issues, 70% of Americans responded that transgender people should be allowed to …

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