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Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ record exposed in HRC campaign

Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ record exposed in HRC campaign

“As vice president, he poses one of the greatest threats to equality in the history of our movement.” The Human Rights Campaign have launched a scathing take-down of Mike Pence with a campaign titled ‘The Real Mike Pence’, which exposes the vice-president’s anti-LGBTQ track record. Pence’s support for gay conversion therapy is highlighted within the campaign, as well as his efforts at blocking access to health-related assets for LGBTQ people, such as funding for HIV and AIDS prevention. Last year,…

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Here’s how you can help create a much-needed London LGBTQ Community Centre

Here’s how you can help create a much-needed London LGBTQ Community Centre

Last night marked the launch of a fundraising campaign to help create a dedicated community centre for LGTBQ people in East London. Similar spaces are already active in cities like Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin, but the British capital currently lacks a social venue that caters to the well-being of the LGBTQ community. Michael Segalov is part of a team who wants to make the London LGBTQ Community Centre a reality, but it’s a challenge that vitally depends…

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Rupert Everett is unrecognisable as Oscar Wilde in upcoming biopic

Rupert Everett is unrecognisable as Oscar Wilde in upcoming biopic

The Happy Prince will be released in UK cinemas on 15 June 2018. British actor Rupert Everett is unrecognisable as poet/playwright Oscar Wilde in the brand new trailer for The Happy Prince. The 58-year-old not only stars in the lead role, but has directed and written the biographical drama, which focuses on Wilde’s final years. A synopsis reads: “The film opens in Paris, where Wilde, by now in his forties, penniless and in poor health, is still reeling after being imprisoned…

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Telfar Clemens interview: “The clothes I wanted to wear did not exist, especially in the menswear market”

Telfar Clemens interview: “The clothes I wanted to wear did not exist, especially in the menswear market”

When he was a kid, Telfar Clemens’ mum and dad had some pretty strict ideas of how he should dress. “The clothes I wanted to wear did not exist, especially in the menswear market,” he explains. “I was always attracted to the conceptual advantages that womenswear had over menswear, but growing up I wasn’t allowed by my parents to wear or buy womenswear, so I started to make my own clothes – I wanted to make a line that was…

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Riverdale’s Kevin Keller answers all the questions gay men want to know

Riverdale’s Kevin Keller answers all the questions gay men want to know

Is Riverdale’s Kevin Keller a top or a bottom? It might not be the most pressing question in the Riverdale universe – where masked killers and conversion therapy terrorises the neighbourhood – but we’d be lying if we said we hadn’t thought about it once… or twice… or thrice. And it seems we’re not the only ones curious, as the hosts of fan podcast Riverdish took their chance to ask the actor himself, Casey Cott, when they got him as a guest…

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Exclusive: Gus Kenworthy is going to be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Exclusive: Gus Kenworthy is going to be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race

“It’s a dream come true.” In an exclusive interview with Gay Times, Gus Kenworthy confirmed that he’s going to be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Olympic skier said the drag reality competition is his favourite show, and gushed as he revealed his guest-stint: “I’m so excited about that. It’s a dream come true.” Gus’ appearance will most likely be on season 11, considering the full line-up for the current season has been revealed. The kunty guest-stars for the record-breaking tenth…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to put LGBTQ issues at front of royal duties

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to put LGBTQ issues at front of royal duties

“Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, that this is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be putting LGBTQ issues at the front of their royal duties. The couple – who are due to marry next month – spoke to fans at the Commonwealth Youth Forum yesterday (18 April), an event in which worldwide speakers gathered to discuss issues surrounding LGBTQ rights. Markle reportedly spoke with passion at the event,…

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LGBTQ Arabs explain what it’s like to grow up in the Middle East and Africa

LGBTQ Arabs explain what it’s like to grow up in the Middle East and Africa

What is it like to grow up and live as an LGBTQ person in the Muslim world? That’s the question asked by Human Rights Watch in their latest campaign video, No Longer Alone, which features a number of queer activists from across the Middle East and North Africa sharing their experiences. “I felt like a freak of nature,” says Hamed Sinno, the lead singer of Lebanese alt-rock band Mashrou’ Leila, in the video. “That there was something completely wrong with…

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Obsessed with my bits: Stop reducing trans people to a brief surgical point

Obsessed with my bits: Stop reducing trans people to a brief surgical point

Society seems to be stuck like a broken record on our ‘penis into vagina’ moment, but what is the rub here? What is the absolute hook that keeps programmes being made and people ringing and asking if I would speak about when, where and why I chose to forgo ‘dickery’ for ‘vaginary’? And before you start, please don’t say it as I already know those aren’t read words, but part of the amazing thing that’s being missed here in relation…

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Speaking vulnerability out loud: Art is essential to healing, as is self-care

Speaking vulnerability out loud: Art is essential to healing, as is self-care

As a child, I was always trying to change my face whether with hair removal cream or paint. My face felt limited and I wanted more. Selfies on disposable cameras and home videos were my number one hobby. I would film myself cooking and sharing useful instructions with no one. I carried on being obsessed with images, soaking up museum visits, films, music videos, and magazines. I would save Tumblr images and screenshot Instagram posts, building this archive in my…

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