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  • Man injured in suspected homophobic machete attack in London
    A man has been hospitalised after a violent machete attack in south-east London, which police believe may have had homophobic motives. The victim was assaulted outside a Sainsbury’s supermarket on Surrey Quays Road, Southwark at 3.12pm on Tuesday (July 23). A man struck his leg with a machete, causing serious… Read more »
  • 30,000 sign petition in support of ‘homophobic’ ten-year-olds
    More than 30,000 people have signed a petition in support of two ten-year-olds who were suspended from school after asking to be excused from a Pride month LGBT+ lesson. Kaysey and Farrell, both from Christian families, attend Heavers Farm Primary School in Croydon, South London. They were suspended for five… Read more »
  • Christian baker says he’s being targeted for his faith in trans cake lawsuit
    A US court has been asked to drop the case of the Christian baker who refused to make a transgender woman a gender-reveal cake, on the grounds that the baker “has suffered enough.” Autumn Scardini, a Denver-based lawyer, asked Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips to bake her a cake in… Read more »
  • Mashrou’ Leila ‘pressured’ to cancel Lebanon gig following threats from Christian groups
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    Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila are being pressured to cancel an appearance in their home country by conservative Christian groups. According to the Daily Star, the organisations has slammed the musicians’ satirical songs – that often tackle themes such as politics, religion, sensuality and homosexuality – for insulting to… Read more »
  • Three US Presidential hopefuls add pronouns to their bios
    Elizabeth Warren, the 70-year-old Massachusetts senator, has become the latest Presidential hopeful to add her gender pronouns to her social-media bios. Two other candidates – Julián Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio – also have their pronouns in their Twitter bios. “U.S.… Read more »
  • Tom Hanks plays ‘bisexual icon’ Mr Rogers in biopic’s first-look trailer
    Sony Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for upcoming biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which sees Tom Hanks portray presenter, musician, puppeteer, writer and ‘bisexual icon’ Fred McFeely Rogers. The film centres on pessimistic journalist Lloyd Vogel (played by The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys), as he begrudgingly agrees to… Read more »
  • On final day, Theresa May re-hires adviser sacked over anti-LGBT comments
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    In her last full day as the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to re-hire sacked government adviser Roger Scruton, who opposes teaching children about gay people and described gender confirmation surgery as “mutilation.” The outgoing leader was accused of burying the news of Scruton’s controversial reappointment to head… Read more »
  • Florida City Council candidate: ‘To hell with gay pride’
    A Floridian City Council candidate is openly campaigning from an anti-LGBT+ standpoint, saying: “It makes me more popular as a leader.” Chico Cromartie is running for District 7 in the city of St Petersburg, Florida, where he believes the LGBT+ community is thriving at the expense of the black community.… Read more »
  • Courtney Act: society isn’t ready for LGBT contestants on Love Island
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    When Love Island relaunched in 2015, it was just one of many similar reality shows that didn’t seem to include LGBT+ contestants. But as competition series such as Shipwrecked and Are You The One? open themselves up to queer participants, Love Island‘s lack of representation is more apparent than ever.… Read more »
  • New PM Boris Johnson urged to apologise for ‘bum boys’ slur
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    LGBT+ campaigners have called on Boris Johnson to start his time as Prime Minister by finally issuing an apology for his history of anti-LGBT remarks. As Johnson claimed victory in the Conservative leadership election, the LGBT+ Conservatives group joined calls for him to finally apologise for comments from the 1990s,… Read more »
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