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Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people. The video for Swift's new single "You Need to Calm Down" featured a surprise cameo ...

LGBT lessons suspended at school after protests

LGBT lessons suspended at school after protests

LGBT and diversity lessons have been suspended at Parkfield Community Primary school after weekly protests by parents, about the project. The programme at Parkfield Community Primary school was introduced by Assistant Head, Andrew Moffat. In a statement, the school said: "Nothing is more important than ensuring our children's education continues ...

Drag queens entertained primary school children on World Book Day in a performance designed to teach tolerance around LGBT issues

Drag queens entertained primary school children on World Book Day in a performance designed to teach tolerance around LGBT issues

Drag queens entertained primary school children on World Book Day in a performance designed to teach tolerance around LGBT issues. Pupils at Parsons Street Primary School in Bedminster, Bristol, shrieked with laughter during the storytelling sessions and joined in enthusiastically with singalongs. Head teacher Jamie Barry invited entertainers from Drag ...

Is it time to drop the B from LGBT?

Is it time to drop the B from LGBT?

When looking for ways to bring about equality and improve the lives of minorities we must be bold enough to call time on a bad idea and come up with a new solution. This, it could be argued, is true in the case of bisexuals and tethering their equality to ...

Attacks against LGBT people up 147% post-Brexit

Attacks against LGBT people up 147% post-Brexit

More worrying news has emerged in post-Brexit Britain, with a 147 per cent rise in homophobic attacks in the UK in the three months since the UK voted to leave the EU. There have already been reports of a rise in racist attacks, but the rise in attacks on the ...

Watch: Owen Jones Walks Out Of Sky News Interview On LGBT Hate Crime

Watch: Owen Jones Walks Out Of Sky News Interview On LGBT Hate Crime

Owen Jones has walked out of a Sky News interview after a heated discussion over the LGBT hate crimes in Orlando. The outspoken Jones was disgusted after presenter Mark Longhurst told him people should "delineate" between Islamist terror and homophobia after the attack which killed 50 at gay Florida nightclub ...

New Mississippi law means LGBT couples can be refused service

New Mississippi law means LGBT couples can be refused service

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor In Mississippi the Governor has signed off a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse to their service to same-sex couples, as long as that couple’s existence conflicts with the “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions” of the proprietor. The news has ...

Still struggling for freedom – LGBT equality in India

By Pallav Patankar  Many LGBT people in India grow up without understanding their sexuality and feeling dirty about it because they’re surrounded by homophobia.  Most delay addressing their sexuality which causes problems later.  Once you’re in your mid-twenties you have to get married.  In Indian society your social status is ...

Of society, LGBT rights and the rocks that stand between them

By Pieter Cranenbroek – International Politics Blogger It has been an eventful year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community (LGBT). Germany recently became the first European country to add an extra gender box on forms, which gives recognition and expression to intersex and transgender people, whereas same-sex marriage laws ...

Three men admit attack on columnist Owen Jones

Three men admit attack on columnist Owen Jones

“In the past year I’ve been repeatedly targeted in the street by far right activists, including attempts to use physical assault, and homophobic abuse” he said at the time. “Given the context, it seems unthinkable that I was singled out for anything other than a politically motivated, premeditated attack.”

The Breakdown of an Athlete: Not Dunn Yet

The Breakdown of an Athlete: Not Dunn Yet

The Simon you see online is the Simon I want you to see, may it be my pride or the influence of social media, but it’s not always as it seems. Life is a series of ups and downs, just remember - there’s always light at the end of the ...

Should We Still Be Keeping Our Salaries Secret?

Should We Still Be Keeping Our Salaries Secret?

Despite the fact it makes the world go round, over half of Brits believe that that talking about money is a bigger taboo than sex, religion, or politics. And unlike those in countries such as Norway and Sweden, where financial transparency is openly encouraged, we have no idea how much ...

Hotel Review: Petit Ermitage, LA

Hotel Review: Petit Ermitage, LA

On an unassuming residential street in LA’s West Hollywood area, lies a magical, eccentric boutique hotel like no other. A place where fashion designers and models sit beside a rooftop pool sipping champagne, as circus performers and entrepreneurs mingle. To say the décor here is eclectic would be an understatement. ...

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