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Maspalomas Winter Pride 2019 – A Huge Success!

Maspalomas Winter Pride 2019 – A Huge Success!

The 6th edition of Winter Pride Maspalomas was a huge success! Over 7 days, thousands of visitors from all over the world gathered at Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, to enjoy the best and largest Winter Pride so far! The Yumbo Main Stage area was almost too small for 2Unlimited, who gave one of the most spectacular performances ever […]

Openly-gay freestyle skier Kenworthy eyes Team GB for 2022 Games

Openly-gay freestyle skier Kenworthy eyes Team GB for 2022 Games

Openly-gay, freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, who competed for the United States at the last two Winter Olympics, said on Tuesday he hopes to represent Britain at the 2022 Games. The 28-year-old dual citizen, who was born to a British mother and American father, won a silver medal in slopestyle at Sochi in 2014 for Team […]

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

By Natasha Kennedy and Matt Horwood Natasha Kennedy is the policy officer, and Matt Horwood is the assistant director of communications at akt, a British charity that supports LGBT+ young people who are at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness LGBT+ young people are disproportionally affected by homelessness, with 1 in 4 young people experiencing […]

UK: Police investigate alleged homophobic chants by West Ham fans

UK: Police investigate alleged homophobic chants by West Ham fans

(Reuters) – Police are investigating allegations of homophobic chanting by some West Ham United supporters, during their team’s 1-0 Premier League win at Chelsea on Saturday, the BBC has reported. Official LGBT+ supporters’ groups of both clubs — Pride of Irons and Chelsea Pride — said on Twitter that they had witnessed continuous discriminatory chanting, […]

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India’s transgender community took to social media on Monday, to urge the president to stop a bill that aimed to protect them, concerned it required them to register to be legally deemed trans, and failed to crackdown on sexual abuse. Tagging the president’s Twitter handle, and using #StopTransBill2019, trans people, campaigners and supporters tweeted against […]

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

(Reuters) – Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court, and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year’s Australian Open, but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has not attended the […]

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

Guidelines to teach same-sex relationships to the 1 million children at Church of England (CofE) schools were dismissed by activists on Friday, as “underwhelming”, as the church stepped into the ongoing debate over age-appropriate sex education. The church’s eight-point charter, to which CofE schools and others can sign up, said it sought to balance a […]