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Bohemian Rhapsody premiere disrupted by HIV protest The world premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody has been interrupted by a demonstration against cuts to the National Health Service which affect HIV treatment. The film, which chronicles singer and bisexual icon Freddie Mercury's rise to fame, has been criticised for its alleged straightwashing and lack of focus on HIV.

The HHS memo is the latest salvo in Donald Trump's War on Transgender People This should have been a clue to his cowardice and deception once he took over the chains of power because, since moving into the White House, the Trump administration has declared total war on the transgender community. His latest salvo attempts to render trans people invisible and silent under the law.

'The Bi Life' is the first bisexual dating show. Check out its cast. "In 2018 we know that sexuality is fluid and sharing the stories and experiences, the laughter and the love making, of young bi people is so important." The ten-part show is the first dating show to focus on bisexual contestants, allowing for a wider range of dating options than typically seen in shows of its kind.

Disgraced MP Jared O'Mara blames Eminem for calling gay people 'fudge packers' Controversial MP Jared O'Mara has blamed an "Eminem record" for comments he made calling gay people "fudge packers" and "poofters." During a Westminster Hall debate held on Monday on the topic Autism and Learning Disability Training: Healthcare Professionals, O'Mara denied that he was homophobic.

Researchers just invented a self-lubricating condom In a first, researchers from Boston University have created what they're referring to as a "self lubricating" condom - and one condom maker is already standing at attention.

This trans woman was pulled over. Then her problems with the police started. She was only on her way to visit a friend, but Lisa Stuart, a transgender woman living in Arkansas, dealt with a four and a half hour ordeal with the Benton County Sheriff's Department. Stuart had been pulled over after a patrol car spotted her driving through a neighborhood.

Democrats have 13 times as many LGBT-friendly candidates as Republicans This means that the Democrats have 13 times as many openly LGBT-friendly candidates as the Republicans ahead of the midterm elections on November 6.

Rosie O'Donnell got engaged to a police officer Television, film, and theater star Rosie O'Donnell just confirmed that she is engaged. O'Donnell, 56, announced that she is engaged to her girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney, a police officer. She said that the wedding won't happen for a while, though. "This is a long time in the future.

Trump confirms White House is 'looking at' imposing new transgender policy despite outcry President Donald Trump has confirmed that the White House is "looking at" imposing a new transgender policy, after a leaked memo from Department of Health and Human Services on the issue led to public outcry.

A Christian conservative burned four LGBTQ library books to protest equality A library in Iowa is looking at legal options as a video surfaced of a Christian conservative burning LGBTQ library book. This past Friday, Paul Dorr of Orange City, Iowa, burned four books during a 27-minute Facebook video.

Kim Kardashian 'wishes' she'd found Caitlyn Jenner cheating rather than dressed as a woman Kim Kardashian has suggested that walking in on Caitlyn Jenner dressed as a woman was worse than if she'd seen her cheating. During her appearance on the second episode of The Alec Baldwin Show on Sunday, Kardashian also repeatedly deadnamed her former stepmother and used the wrong pronouns to describe her.

Man films himself burning LGBT children's books from local library An evangelical Christian checked out all the LGBT+ children's books from a Iowa public library and filmed himself burning them. Paul Dorr, a fundamentalist Christian who writes a blog titled Rescue The Perishing, targeted the local library in Orange City, which has a population of 6,004, on the same day as the annual OC Pride parade on Friday.

Bill to protect rights of LGBT seniors introduced in D.C. Council The legislation, the Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2018, would also make other changes to ensure that D.C. can access federal funding under the Older Americans Act to provide services to "this underserved community," Cheh said in a statement.

This amazing dad put on nail polish to support his 5-year-old son A kid was bullied at school because of his nail polish. So his dad showed he supported him.

Trump doesn't know about his administration's attempt to erase trans identity This past weekend, the New York Times broke a story about a Department of Health and Human Services memo in which the Trump Administration's plans to redefine gender as sex assigned at birth were laid out. Now Donald Trump has commented on the story, but it doesn't appear that he knows anything about the policy.

Trans kids are sending Emma Watson drawings to thank her for supporting their rights Transgender children are sending Emma Watson a wave of adorable drawings to say thank you for supporting their rights, after the Beauty and the Beast star and influential women's rights advocate spoke out in favour of trans rights.

Malaysian politician blames earthquake on god's wrath for LGBT 'activities' A leading Malaysian politician has blamed LGBT+ people for a earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia last month.

White House tries to blame Obama administration for anti-trans policy plan Oakley has hit out at the "misleading New York Times story," and, though she did not deny the crux of the claims about the leaked memo, she attempted blame the Obama administration for the new plan.

Hurricane Michael devastates Fla. Panhandle's LGBT community The hurricane caused widespread destruction in Florida's Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Liberty and Jackson Counties. Michael also devastated portions of southern Georgia as it moved inland. China Moon is a drag queen who performs at Splash Bar Florida, a gay bar in Panama City Beach.

The Govt Just Released an E-Book to Help LGBT Malaysians "Find the Right Path" With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights frequently becoming the topic of widespread national debate over the past few months, many have shown their stance on this controversial issue.

Bakery fined for refusing lesbian wedding cake appeals to US Supreme Court The petition was filed on Monday by lawyers for Melissa and Aaron Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, reports The Oregonian / OregonLive. The owners of Sweet Cakes were fined by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries in 2015, after they were found to have violated the state's anti-discrimination legislation.

Straight pride flag raised in Canadian village is lowered after a day The raising of the straight pride flag-consisting of black and white stripes-was done in response to a rainbow Pride flag being flown by the council in the week of June 24.

Malaysia: Opposition Leader Criticized for Claiming Indonesian Earthquake was God's Retribution for LGBT Activities Malaysia's opposition leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a member of the United Malaysia National Organization, has come under fire for branding Indonesia's recent earthquake as a divine act of retribution against homosexuals and members of the LGBT community.

LGBT community reacts to leaked draft memo WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY A leaked draft memo obtained by the New York Times suggests the Trump administration is considering re-defining the word "gender." Demonstrators rallied outside the White House Monday against a Trump Administration proposal they fear would legally define transgender people out of existence.

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