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Queer women are the most liberal Social justice was found to be more important to lesbian, gay and bisexual people than those who were exclusively heterosexual. The study did uncover interesting truths about bisexual people. A stereotype exists in society that bisexual people are more conservative than gay and lesbian people.
Africa gets First Sporting Event targeted at LGBT People The AfroGames have become the first sporting event targeted at promoting the rights of LGBT people across Africa.
Have generic drug manufacturers been conspiring to charge you more money? Generic drugs - formulations that contain the same medications as brand name products - are in common use, and show up both in "drug cocktails" for HIV treatment as well as HRT care for transgender people. Generic drugs make up 90% of all prescriptions written in the country, and were a $104 billion-dollar business in 2017.
Stormy Daniels canceled a gig after the club owner called her assistant a gay slur She told the Miami Herald that the club owner was "physically aggressive and used hate speech." Related: Stormy Daniels says Trump only lasted 'about two minutes' during hotel room romp. Earlier, Goldfinger had posted to Facebook that Daniels had "ruined the party" and "disappoint her fans" by not performing.
A man broke a woman's spine after another woman kissed her in the subway The alleged assailant started shouting at her, including what the NYPD referred to as a "slur based upon his interpretation of the victim's sexual orientation." When she tried to get away, the man hit the victim on the back of the head and then shoved her.
Black LGBT Community Won't Support Sandra Bland HBO Doc Over Her Homophobic Comments As reported by madamenoire.com, in a March 31 vlog, Bland shared her thoughts on whether businesses should be required to serve gay couples if homosexuality contradicts their religious beliefs. OTHER NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Patti LaBelle Giving Ariana Grande Props Reminds Folks She's a Brown-Faced White Culture Vulture.
Pantene Philippines praised for ad with trans beauty queen The two-minute video, titled "Strength knows no gender," is structured as Balot's message to those who, like her, have been struggling with self-acceptance due to the gender they were assigned at birth.
Jerry Falwell Jr & his wife met a young pool boy on vacation. Then they started 'helping' him. A lawsuit has revealed a startling relationship between religious right leader Jerry Falwell Jr., his wife, and an attractive young pool boy they met on vacation. The suit alleges that the Rebecca and Jerry Falwell met Giancarlo Granda while on vacation in Miami.
RuPaul's Drag Race Christmas special makes poignant trans change The RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular Christmas special made a subtle change to an iconic Drag Race staple to be more trans-inclusive. The drag reality contest aired a festive special on December 7, with a number of fan favourite drag queens making their return for the occasion.
Ezra Miller Moncler puffer dress sells out after Fantastics Beasts premiere An iconic Moncler puffer dress worn by actor Ezra Miller to the world premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald has sold out online. Miller caused a stir on social media when he donned the floor-length Moncler puffer outfit, created in collaboration with designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, to the film event on November 8 in Paris, France.
Grindr head of press resigns over CEO's opposition to same-sex marriage Grindr's director of communications has resigned from his role, seemingly in response to the dating app's president saying he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right This effectively stops all of our research to discover a cure for HIV, ” one researcher says, after Trump "paused" his experiments in a nod to anti-abortion activists.
China porn ban: Government to give £68,000 to people who report content Many were dismayed at the news that the government is increasing its focus on porn, with one commenter on Chinese social media platform Weibo writing: "If you have to fart, you will have to report it.
Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman 'faggot' tweets resurface Tweets from Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman using anti-gay slurs are under the spotlight after a row over comic Kevin Hart. Musician and actor Nick Cannon called out the trio in the wake of a row involving Kevin Hart, who quit his role as host of the 2019 Oscars last week when a series of homophobic tweets resurfaced.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 spoilers, rumours and theories RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 begins Friday on VH1.
Italy blocks survey on homophobia for 'promoting sexual fluidity' "Research on homophobic bullying, racism and gender-based violence helps understanding the environment students are exposed to at school and the level of safety each student experiences compared to their peers," the survey's lead researcher, Professor Federico Batini, told PinkNews.
LGBT Support Groups Online Offer Therapy That's Just as Good as an In-Person Meeting LGBT support groups online, for instance, have risen up to provide personal assistance to members of a community that often struggles with mental health issues. In a discreet, intimate online setting, LGBT people can expand their social circle of support beyond the limits of their actual neighborhood or town.
Kyler Murray apologises for 'queer' tweets after winning Heisman Trophy American football star Kyler Murray has apologised for tweets using the word "queer" just hours after he won the Heisman Trophy, which is given to the most impressive college player. The 21-year-old University of Oklahoma quarterback wrote on Twitter, saying: "I apologise for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15.
Stormy Daniels cancels strip club performance over homophobic slur Adult film star Stormy Daniels has cancelled a strip club performance after her assistant was allegedly subjected to homophobic slurs. The porn star, who is famous for her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, had been set to appear in the Goldfinger strip club in Sunrise, Florida, on December 8.
John Barrowman eats an enormous penis on I'm A Celebrity John Barrowman ate a giant penis in his final I'm A Celebrity trial. The Doctor Who and Arrow star had made it to the December 9 final of the ITV reality contest, but got a special surprise in his final Bushtucker Trial challenge. The actor was told he would be presented with five traditionally-gross jungle dishes to consume.
These Teenage Trolls Are Pretending to Be LGBT, and Screwing Up Scientific Studies More specifically, meddling kids who think it's funny to identify as gay or lesbian on surveys-and who then give exaggerated responses to other questions about, say, substance use or eating habits. That phenomenon, in turn, could be inflating certain estimated health disparities between LGBT youth and their peers.
Human rights: From Rohingya crisis to LGBT, ten issues that made headlines In Australia, while the #MeToo movement has spurred women to come forward with their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse, a number of high-profile cases of alleged sexual harassment by actors and politicians highlighted ongoing barriers to justice for victims.
New York man calls woman 'dyke' and breaks her spine A man who saw a woman kissing another woman on the New York subway called one of them a "dyke" and punched her so hard that he broke her spine. The suspect reportedly became angry after seeing the two women share a kiss on the cheek on the E train to Manhattan on November 30, according to the Gothamist.
Censorship board to snip LGBT elements, scenes from films, dramas Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman said this was based on the guidelines set by the Film Censorship Board, which falls under the ministry's purview. "Several aspects need to be taken into account by the LPF board members when reviewing movies and dramas for public screening.
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