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paul bettany uncle frank alan ball coming out gay drama movie film amazon prime video

Director Alan Ball and actor Paul Bettany reimagine their own family histories in new movie Uncle Frank, about a closeted gay man coming out in the 1970s. True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball, who is gay, wrote and directed the new film, which takes place in 1973. Teenager Beth leaves her rural …

election of Joe Biden

For LGBTIQ Australians, the election of Joe Biden in the US provides some valuable lessons from America. 1/ Moral panics ultimately don’t work. Donald Trump tried and failed to win re-election.  In part, his strategy relied on hyping fears that religious freedom is under threat and cruelly discriminating against trans folk. In fact, the percentage …

Rapinoe Bird engagement

US sporting power couple Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird became engaged today. Sue posted a photo to Instagram of Megan kneeling to place a ring on her finger. The Rapinoe Bird engagement sees one of the world’s most iconic sporting couples preparing to marry. Megan and Sue met during the 2016 Rio Olympics. They later …

tiffany trump pride event

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump has addressed a “Trump Pride” rally and her rambling, misleading speech on LGBTIQ rights has gone viral. “I know what my father believes in,” she said during the event at a Florida hotel. “Prior to politics, he supported gays, lesbians, the LGB… QIA community,” she went on. Note …

joe biden transgender

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to address the “epidemic” of violence against transgender Americans if elected and accused the Trump administration of fuelling “the flames of transphobia.” The Human Rights Campaign has recorded at least 33 transgender and non-binary Americans murdered this year. With two months left in 2020, this is the highest …

Oreo ProudParent

To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in the US, biscuit maker Mondelez teamed up with PFLAG this month to give away 10,000 packs of ProudParent Oreo cookies. The ProudParent Oreos are not available in stores. To receive a pack, Mondelex requires consumers to follow @Oreo on either Instagram or Twitter. They must then post a photo …

ProudBoys gay twitterati

The Gay Twitterati this weekend took over the hashtag ProudBoys in response to an earlier call-out from George Takei. Following the path pioneered by K-pop stans, they co-opted the hashtag from the white supremacists who traditionally use it to spread hate. The male-only Proud Boys promote political violence in the US and Canada. The group …

timothy ray brown berlin patient hiv

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV, has died after battling leukemia for five months. In 2006 doctors diagnosed Brown with leukaemia but a complicated and life-threatening bone marrow transplant cured him of HIV in 2007. Known as the “Berlin patient”, the 54-year-old remained clear of HIV for more than a …

timothy ray brown berlin patient hiv

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person ever cured of HIV, is sadly terminally ill after the return of the cancer that led to his history-making treatment. Brown, a US citizen who previously lived in Berlin, found out he had HIV in 1995. Then in 2006, doctors diagnosed him with leukaemia while in Germany. Doctors performed …

love island usa noah purvis

Fans have accused Love Island USA producers of homophobia after removing contestant Noah Purvis from the dating show after speculation he starred in gay porn. The 24-year-old disappeared from Love Island USA with no explanation just two episodes after he was introduced this month. Noah’s bio is also missing from the show’s website. However the …

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