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Russian constitution change ends hopes for gay marriage

Hopes vanished on July 1, when voters backed a slate of constitutional amendments, one of them stating marriage is only between a man and a…

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Elton John, Dua Lipa and Olly Alexander among artists to sign letter calling for 'conversion therapy' ban

Letter says that until the controversial practise is banned, ‘torture will continue to take place on British soil’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/conversion-therapy-ban-government-elton-john-dua-lipa-olly-alexander-a9613601.html Indie Brew found this story…

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Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

His comments followed a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that included an amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Source:…

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Keith Haring: The too-brief life and joyful work of the gay, bespectacled pop artist

The new BBC documentary ‘Keith Haring: Street Art Boy’ explores the life of the Eighties artist, whose often politically charged work lives on through mugs…

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Black transgender woman found shot and killed on last day of Pride month

A Black transgender woman was found dead with apparent gunshot wounds in a Dallas parking lot on Tuesday, the last day of Pride month, ……

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Queer Youth of Faith Day encourages acceptance and celebration

“I couldn’t really come out or accept that I was gay or even explore what that meant without giving up my faith,” said Jun Young,…

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NYC’s Queer Liberation March draws thousands, clashes with NYPD

Organizers estimated 50,000 protesters attended the march and were allegedly met with police batons. The NYPD said three protesters were arrested for assault on officers….

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Taylor Swift Calls Out Census Form For Transgender Erasure

Taylor Swift spoke at Pride Live’s third annual Stonewall Day, commemorating the anniversary of the 1969 uprising in response to a police raid at the…

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Barack Obama says 'protests and politics go hand-in-hand' in powerful Stonewall speech

‘Progress doesn’t happen on its own, it happens because we stand up, speak out, and demand change’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/barack-obama-speech-stonewall-day-pride-live-riots-lgbtq-a9588566.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Authors quit JK Rowling agency over transgender rights

Writers had asked company ‘to reaffirm their commitment to transgender rights and equality’ Four authors represented by JK Rowling’s literary agency have resigned after accusing…

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RuPaul's Drag Race star Shea Couleé was asked to perform 'I'm a Slave 4 U' for Black History Month

‘All Stars 5’ contestant recalled moment from Chicago drag scene Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/shea-coulee-rupaul-drag-race-all-stars-5-slave-4-u-a9578796.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was…

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Police have no place at future Pride marches. Queer people of colour want to feel safe

Allowing the police to be there in uniform ignores the safety of our black and non-black queer friends and family who want to celebrate their…

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'Transgender people will be more harmed than other LGBT+ people': Coronavirus economy especially harsh on those who identify as transgender

Inequity has and will be even worse for people of colour, research shows Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-economy-us-transgender-people-job-opportunities-a9572466.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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Supreme Court rules that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers cannot fire employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity under Title VII of the Civil Rights…

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Rally for Black trans lives draws packed crowd to Brooklyn Museum plaza

As Americans come together at Black Lives Matter protests around the country, activists have also put a lens on the lives of Black trans people….

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Republican politician loses party support after officiating gay wedding

Virginia representative was beaten out by hardline right winger Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/republican-gay-wedding-denver-riggleman-lose-selection-virginia-a9565161.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was…

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Mermaids writes open letter to JK Rowling following her recent comments on trans people

‘Men who prey on vulnerable women are a worldwide problem, but this has nothing whatever to do with trans people,’ says charity Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/mermaids-jk-rowling-transphobia-transgender-sexual-abuse-domestic-letter-a9565176.html Droolin’…

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U.N. calls for global end to conversion therapy

The practice, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is currently banned in just five countries. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/u-n-calls-global-end-conversion-therapy-says-it-may-n1230851 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Trump administration issues rule to curtail health protections for transgender people

The change to the Affordable Care Act will eliminate protections from discrimination based on gender identity. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-administration-issues-rule-curtail-health-protections-transgender-people-n1230921 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Trans writer Paris Lees praised for inviting JK Rowling to lunch to discuss her views

‘I would be very happy to introduce her to some young trans people and their families in a friendly, supportive, empathic setting,’ says Paris Lees…

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‘You Exist Too Much’ Exists In A Constant State Of Discontent

Zaina Arafat’s powerful new novel follows a queer Palestinian American woman from adolescence to adulthood, a journey dogged by constant longings for home, for identity,…

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