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Donald Trump transgender homeless shelters

US LGBTIQ advocates have slammed a Trump administration proposal that would allow transgender people to be turned away from homeless shelters. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wants to roll back an Obama-era rule ensuring trans people are housed in line with their gender identity. The new proposal, contained in a memo …

naya rivera glee star

Police have sadly confirmed the death of actress and singer Naya Rivera, who drowned last week during a boating trip in California with her young son. Rivera went missing on Wednesday (July 8) after going boating with her four-year-old son at Lake Piru in California. He was found alone and asleep on the boat. On …

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Aimee Stephens, Gerald Bostock and Donald Zarda are the three LGBTIQ plaintiffs whose cases prompted a landmark US Supreme Court anti-discrimination ruling. In a major civil rights victory, the court ruled existing laws protect LGBTIQ people from workplace discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Advocates are also celebrating the three …

Lady G

American gay escorts threatened on Twitter yesterday to out a notorious homophobe they nickname ‘Lady G’. Escort and adult performer Sean Harding kicked things off when he tweeted that every sex worker he knew had at some stage been hired by the notorious Republican senator. The senator in question was formerly an outspoken critic of …

ivanka trump pride

Presidential enabler Ivanka Trump took time out from her role as an advisor to her father yesterday to tweet ‘Less hate, more love’. She decorated the tweet with flawed Pride imagery. Her tweet came just days after the US coronavirus death toll passing 100,000. Also, as the presidential advisor tweeted, riots took place across the …

WAR Black Lives Matter black deaths in custody

The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) will this Saturday hold Black Lives Matter rallies in Brisbane and Melbourne to protest Australian Black deaths in custody and to show solidarity with the current struggle against the murder of Black people in the USA. Warning: This article includes the name of an Indigenous person who has …

black lives matter george floyd human rights campaign

Dozens of US LGBTIQ leaders have united to back the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. Over 100 leaders of at least 75 groups, including GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign and The Trevor Project, have signed an open letter condemning racial violence in America. The death of African-American …

Lori Lightfoot

The first black lesbian mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, called it how she saw it when reporters asked her what she thought of Donald Trump. The U.S. president recently referred to African-American protestors as ‘thugs’. He also tweeted “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The mayor described Trump’s Tweet as a clear threat against …

larry kramer

Larry Kramer died in his Manhatten home yesterday at age 84. His husband David Webster said he died of pneumonia. The best-selling author of Faggots became one of the most controversial and outspoken AIDS activists in the early 80s. Larry Kramer never hesitated to call it as he saw it. Incensed by the lack of …

gay nurse mike schultz

A US man who contracted COVID-19 at an LGBTIQ festival in March has shared before and after photos after spending weeks hospitalised on a ventilator. Mike Schultz, who is a nurse in San Francisco, got sick after contracting the coronavirus at Florida’s Miami Winter Party Festival in early March, before US lockdown restrictions. A week …

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