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Mnemonic is a gripping consideration of memory and humanity – review

Mnemonic is a gripping consideration of memory and humanity – review

Complicité, the renowned British theatre company led by Simon McBurney, has revived its 1999 play Mnemonic in a reimagined production at the National Theatre. It’s something of a rollercoaster ride: at two hours straight through (no interval) it relentlessly drives its dual narratives forward, and it’s far from a conventional play, with more of a focus on the sensory experience and creating visually-striking imagery. It starts with actor Khalid Abdalla directly addressing the audience, talking about his own memories and…

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Group of gay footballers ‘set date to reveal identities imminently with couples in hiding’

Group of gay footballers ‘set date to reveal identities imminently with couples in hiding’

Published by GB News A group of professional footballers from Germany will reportedly come out as gay next month before the final weekend of the season. According to German outlet Preussische Allgemeine Zeitung, the players will collectively come out as gay on May 17. The date is significant as it’s also the International Day Against Homophobia. The move is part of an initiative in Germany in an attempt to encourage players and others working in football to come out. All…

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Billie Eilish Opens Up About Mental Health and Sexuality: ‘I’ve Never Been a Happy Person’

Billie Eilish Opens Up About Mental Health and Sexuality: ‘I’ve Never Been a Happy Person’

Published by Q Magazine Billie Eilish‘s career has been a striking success story, but it doesn’t seem like the spotlight has had a positive impact on her mental health. The singer sat down for an extensive interview with Rolling Stone ahead of her new album Hit Me Hard and Soft, which is due out on Friday, May 17. The article includes a brief entry from Eilish’s personal journal which says, “I know I’m lucky/But I’m so unhappy.” The feeling is…

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Sophia Bush’s girlfriend ‘proud’ the actress has opened up about coming out as queer

Sophia Bush’s girlfriend ‘proud’ the actress has opened up about coming out as queer

Published by BANG Showbiz English Sophia Bush‘s girlfriend is “proud” the actress has opened up about her journey to coming out as queer. The former ‘One Tree Hill’ actress, 41, grew close to her partner Ashlyn Harris, 38, while going through a divorce from her now-ex-husband Grant Hughes, 42, to whom she had been married for only a year before their split, and has now written an essay for Glamour magazine detailing how they fell in love. Ashlyn has now…

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Iraq criminalises homosexuality with 10-15 years’ jail

Iraq criminalises homosexuality with 10-15 years’ jail

Published by The New Arab Iraq‘s parliament passed a law criminalising same-sex relationships with a maximum 15-year prison sentence on Saturday, in a move it said aimed to uphold religious values but was condemned by rights advocates as the latest attack on the LGBT community in Iraq. The law aims to “protect Iraqi society from moral depravity and the calls for homosexuality that have overtaken the world,” according to a copy of the law seen by news agency Reuters. It…

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Popular LGBT Dating App Grindr Faces Legal Action Over Disclosing HIV Status Of Users: ‘Compensate Those Whose Data Has Been Compromised’

Popular LGBT Dating App Grindr Faces Legal Action Over Disclosing HIV Status Of Users: ‘Compensate Those Whose Data Has Been Compromised’

Published by Benzinga The leading social networking and dating app for the LGBTQ+ community, Grindr (NYSE:GRND) is facing a lawsuit in the U.K. for allegedly sharing users’ private information, including their HIV status, with third parties without consent. What Happened: The lawsuit, filed by law firm Austen Hays, is being brought to the High Court in London and represents hundreds of affected users, reported Reuters, citing the law firm on Monday. The firm claims that the sensitive data of thousands…

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Judy Belushi Pisano, the widow of legendary comedian John Belushi who spent decades preserving and protecting his legacy, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. She was 73. News of Pisano’s passing was reported Saturday by the MV Times news outlet covering Martha’s Vineyard, where Pisano spent most of her later years. Pisano was married to Belushi, the larger-than-life star of “Saturday Night Live,” “Animal House” and “The Blues Brothers,” from 1973 until his death from an…

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Biden Team Blasts Trump’s Lies About Project 2025

Biden Team Blasts Trump’s Lies About Project 2025

“We can always rely on Donald Trump for one thing: to lie to the American people in pursuit of power. We saw that on the debate stage when he set a record. He lied about the economy, about his role in the January 6 insurrection, and about disrespecting our heroic servicemembers. “Donald Trump is lying again now. He’s trying to hide his connections to his allies’ extreme Project 2025 agenda. The only problem? It was written for him, by those…

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Judge Gives Trump Another Delay In Stolen Docs Case

Judge Gives Trump Another Delay In Stolen Docs Case

NBC News reports: U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Saturday granted former President Donald Trump’s request for further briefing on the issue of presidential immunity in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case and delayed certain deadlines. Cannon’s order marks the latest fallout from the Supreme Court’s presidential immunity decision on Monday, which ruled that Trump has immunity from prosecution for some conduct as president in the federal election interference case. In the order, Cannon afforded special counsel Jack Smith the right,…

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Michigan Gov Gets Bill Banning “Gay Panic” Defense

Michigan Gov Gets Bill Banning “Gay Panic” Defense

Michigan Live reports: It would no longer be legal to argue that someone’s sexual orientation justified assaulting them under a proposed law headed to the governor’s desk. If signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a person charged with a violent crime couldn’t seek to reduce or evade criminal liability on claims that they lost control and reacted violently because of the victim’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Michigan would be the 20th state in the U.S. to…

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