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Russell Berger

An executive at popular US fitness brand CrossFit has been sacked for calling LGBTIQ pride a “sin”. Russell Berger, chief knowledge officer and head trainer at the fitness company, sparked outrage with a series of tweets in response to a decision by an Indiana gym to cancel a special pride-themed workout session, the Guardian reported. …

same sex couple wedding cake religious beliefs

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. But the court’s narrow ruling applied to just the one case and avoided the larger question of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and …

Jerad Kluting

A man from the US state of Michigan has told of how he narrowly avoided death to protect his designer bag from a would-be thief. On Monday night, Jerad Kluting (pictured) says he was walking on the street in his hometown of Holland, Michigan when a man pulled a gun on him. The man demanded …

Donald Trump transgender homeless shelters

US LGBTIQ advocates have blasted the Trump administration’s new policy banning most transgender people from military service. On Friday evening, the White House announced in a memo that transgender people “with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria” requiring medication, surgery or other treatment would be disqualified from military service “except under certain limited circumstances,” …

1940s Gay Pool Party

A US filmmaker intends turning rare footage of a 1940s-era gay pool party into a documentary. Geoff Story, a gay filmmaker, made the incredible discovery in the 1990s at an estate sale. He believes the late ‘hairdresser to the stars’, Buddy Walton, shot the footage in St. Louis, Missouri. The footage shows men dancing in …

Plans Announced To Commemorate Pulse Nightclub Anniversary

The site of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will become a permanent memorial and museum. The plan was announced by Barbara Poma, the owner of the nightclub and executive director of the onePULSE Foundation, a non-profit created to raise funds for survivors and victims’ families. Forty-nine were killed at the site of the popular …

homophobic slur

An openly gay politician hit back at an internet troll who posted a homophobic slur on his Facebook page by calling the troll’s grandma. Pennsylvanian politician Brian Sims noticed the troll’s post as he scrolled through his Facebook feed. The post also included a racial slur. Sims said there seemed little of substance in the …

donald trump president barack obama transgender students discrimination

The Trump administration has rescinded Obama-era guidelines that allowed transgender students across the US to access bathrooms that reflect their gender identity, not the sex on their birth certificate. The guidelines were released in May last year and were lauded as “groundbreaking” by LGBTI advocates despite having no legal standing. The federal law known as …

Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett has dragged up and performed at New York’s legendary Stonewall Inn for a charity benefit. Cate is currently starring on Broadway in New York with fellow Aussie Richard Roxburgh in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Present. It’s the first time an all-Aussie cast has performed a Broadway play. …

The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will begin accepting members based on their identified gender, opening the door for transgender boys to join. The new policy allows membership to boys-only Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs to be based on the gender indicated on an application, instead of a child’s birth certificate as …

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