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7 October 2019

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Mattel’s gender-neutral doll is more than just a toy

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The creators of perhaps the most iconic doll in the world have released a new range of gender-neutral dolls in an aim to appeal to younger consumers, who are increasingly looking for toys that are not explicitly aimed at either boys or girls. Mattel’s Creatable World dolls come in six different skin tones and do […]

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4 September 2019

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New study finds no evidence of gay gene, but doesn’t dispute the natural validity of sexuality

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A new and comprehensive study about the nature of same-sex attraction has failed to pinpoint a so-called “gay gene”, but doesn’t dispute that homosexuality is “a natural part of our diversity as a species.” The results of the study, conducted by Andrea Ganna, lead author and European Molecular Biology Laboratory group leader at the Institute […]

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6 August 2019

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Where To Next?

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These words probably resonate well with travel enthusiasts. Travelling is good for the soul: it gives a peace of mind; it provides real-life education; it brings fun and above all, it creates lifetime memories. But not everyone has the complete freedom to pursue the wonderful gift of travel. LGBTQ people’s burning passion for travel is […]

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16 July 2019

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LGBTQ+ Homelessness And How Pride Shelter Is Helping

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Certainly one of the most depressing realities that the LGBTQ+ community has to endure is homelessness. There are many factors that lead to LGBTQ+ homelessness. One prime factor, you may agree, is family rejection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The thought of being rejected by one’s own family – regardless of […]

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15 July 2019

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Traffic lights changed to celebrate Edinburgh Pride

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While Pride parades and marches are usually events that tend to stop traffic anyway, the Scottish town of Edinburgh has gone one step further by replacing regular robots along the Edinburgh Pride route with diversity images representing LGBTQ relationships. City of Edinburgh Council’s transport and environment vice convenor, Karen Doran, said of the Scottish capital’s […]

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15 July 2019

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Gay Hell, Michigan: it’s not what you think

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US president Donald Trump’s ban on flying of the Pride flag at American embassies angered many in the LGTBQI+ community, but perhaps none were more inventive with their anger than YouTuber and activist Elijah Daniel. Known for his hijinks, Daniel described a decision to buy the town of Hell in Michigan as a form of […]

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15 July 2019

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Gay dating app pays up after leaked photos

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Can you imagine something more horrifying than having intimate photos (or any other pictures, for that matter) saved on a dating profile leaked into the public sphere? Users of the gay dating app Jack’d were shocked to learn that a flaw in the app’s cyber-security measures led to member’s private photos being leaked online, accessible […]

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25 June 2019

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The Phony ‘Straight Pride’

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Internationally, the month of June is recognised as pride month for the LGBTIQ+ community to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969. The word ‘pride’, in this context, is used as an antonym for ‘shame’ or ‘disgrace’ – words which were and are still used to describe anything that is not hetero. The phrase ‘gay […]

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20 June 2019

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Three charged with hate crime after attack on gay couple in Washington DC

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In the early morning hours of June 16th, a gay couple was assaulted outside a bar in Washington DC, USA. Homophobic slurs were allegedly hurled at the couple by around 15 people. The attack took place when Karl Craven and his boyfriend, Braden Brecht, walked from Hawthorne’s restaurant to a gay sports bar called Nellie’s. […]

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