LGBT Politics & News 

Jackie Beat Gets Political…Again

This is not the first time this Drag Queen has come across as political, and in her latest Facebook video, we expect nothing less than what we received. She captions the video with : “This goes out to all my LGBTQ brothers & sisters – especially those with any level of fame… It’s time to speak your mind. This is NOT “business as usual.” I understand avoiding politics, but this goes beyond mere politics. This is about humanity & decency. So, FUCKING SPEAK UP. What are you waiting for?” A…

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Trans Soldier Ban: U.S Displays It’s Lack of Social Superpower Status

The U.S has had a terrible week for LGBT+ rights this week. Firstly, the U.S. appointed an anti-LGBT ambassador to the Netherlands, the first nation to legalise same-sex marriage and one of the most tolerant countries in the world. President Donald Trump has further announced that transgender individuals will no longer be able to serve in any capacity within the U.S. military. The responses were varied. Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo said: “This smacks of politics, pure and simple. The United States military already includes transgender individuals who…

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LGBT Politics & News 

Germany Enter The 21st Century – Same Sex Marriage is Legal!

It has finally happened, Germany are stepping up and finally catching up with the rest of the world. After a vote on Friday, and an emotional session in Parliament, a short and suddenly scheduled debated ended with an eye opening reveal that Germany would be legalising same sex marriage, along with various other European countries. Congratulations Germany! https://t.co/V6UeCnjLiU — Humanists UK (@Humanists_UK) June 30, 2017 Before this vote, same sex couples could have civil unions but could not be legally married. And while it  was clear through various polls that…

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Conservatives the New LGBT Ally? Social Media Says No!

Pink News CEO, Benjamin Cohen,  has recently defended the choice to award previous Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron, with the title of ally of the year. The Marriage Act 2013 was still strongly opposed by Conservatives, with the majority voting against. The votes against totalled to 136 Conservatives, 22 Labour, 4 Liberal Democrats, 8 DUP and 2 independents. The votes for totalled to 127 Conservatives, 217 Labour, 44 Liberal Democrats and 8 others. Benjamin Cohen stated that: “It’s pretty simple that the previous winners of this award have been Ed…

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Politics & News 

Orlando – One Year On.

On the 12th June 2016, the world was rocked by another shooting, this one taking place in a popular gay nightclub called Pulse in Orlando. Taking the lives of 49 people and injuring 58 others, a security guard, Omar Mateen opened fire in the club at 2am during its Latin themed night in which 300 people were in attendance. Now a year on, we remember the victims, who lost their lives in this tragic event. With Pulse becoming an unofficial site of remembrance, as early in the morning hundreds of…

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Chechnya100 – We Exist

In this day and age, you would think that this would be a thing of the past, but in a self- governing Russia, men aged 16 – 50 are being targeted. Why? Well because they are homosexual. This monstrosity of an event is happening in South Russia, Chechnya to be exact, a predominantly conservative and Muslim region. The police are targeting those who are or suspected to be of a homosexual nature. Arthur who was aware of a change in December where men were starting to be rounded up, but…

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