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US President Joe Biden will designate the Pulse nightclub site in Orlando, Florida as a national memorial, five years after the horrific mass shooting that took 49 lives. The June 12, 2016 shooting was the deadliest attack on the LGBT+ community in American history. Around 320 people were inside gay club Pulse celebrating a Latin …

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A Reddit user who was banned from flying a rainbow pride flag on their front porch has found a genius loophole. In the United States, real estate developers can form what are called “homeowner associations” to manage and sell homes and lots in a residential subdivision. After the lots are sold, the developers typically pass …

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A Twitter user has gone viral after sharing a group of boaters who allegedly harassed his family for flying a rainbow pride flag had their boat then burst into flames. On Monday, queer Twitter user Cosmic Robbie claimed the group of people hurled abuse at them because they were flying the gay pride flags on …

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NYC Pride yesterday announced a ban on police and other law enforcement officials at Pride events. The organisation committed to maintaining the ban until 2025. “Effective immediately, NYC Pride will ban corrections and law enforcement exhibitors at NYC Pride events until 2025.” Further, the organisation challenged local law enforcement to acknowledge past harm. NYC Pride …

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Patrick O’Connell, an AIDS activism icon who is widely credited with creating the iconic red ribbon symbol, has died. He was 67. O’Connell passed away on March 23 in a New York hospital, four decades after receiving a HIV diagnosis in the 1980s. Active in the New York arts community at the time, he and …

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US Federal authorities yesterday arrested former reality television star and family values activist Josh Duggar on child pornography charges. Duggar appeared on his parent’s 19 Kids and Counting until revelations that he molested his little sisters as a teenager saw the show canceled. 19 Kids and Counting Duggar’s parents belong to the Quiverfull evangelical movement …

demonic chihuahua prancer adopted lesbian mum

A “man-hating, children-hating, neurotic, demonic” Chihuahua whose hilarious adoption ad went viral has found a forever home with a kind-hearted lesbian mum. Earlier this month, New Jersey animal carer Tyfanee Fortuna shared the brutally honest description of Prancer in the viral ad. Fortuna explained it was impossible to make the “demonic” and “neurotic” dog sound …

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A gay couple have shared their incredible story of becoming first-time dads after finding an abandoned baby at a New York subway station 20 years ago. Danny Stewart was commuting to meet partner Pete Mercurio in August 2000 when he spotted what he thought was a baby doll in a corner of the station. Walking …

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Arkansas has become the first US state to legislate a ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender children under the age of 18. The laws, passed this week, prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming hormone treatment and puberty blockers to anyone under 18 years old. The bill also outlaws gender affirmation surgery for children, which doctors don’t currently …

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Dr Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a senior US government position by the Senate. On Wednesday (US time), the Senate confirmed Dr Levine as the Biden Administration’s Assistant Secretary of Health 52 votes to 48. Before her nomination in January, the trained paediatrician headed the Pennsylvania Department of Health. …

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