• Singapore’s gay pride event forges ahead despite growing opposition

    The Pink Dot rally has been held since 2009 under stringent public assembly laws at a park in Singapore, where gay sex between men can be jailed for up to two years under a law that is rarely enforced.Like many other cities emerging from a lockdown to curb the novel coronavirus, the pride event will be marked online this year in a livestream that would feature some 35 drag queens.

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  • The day Huddersfield hosted the first gay pride march outside of London

    apos;Gay Pride apos; is celebrated around the world during June every year because it coincides with the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots the uprising against police brutality that heralded the gay rights movement in the USA.The Stonewall charity was set up 20 years later in the UK to fight discrimination against the LGBT community.

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  • Film Review: Out Run- Queer East Docs4Pride

    Pride may have been cancelled this summer, but the Queer East Film Festival has organised a mini film series, showing four documentaries about LGBTQ lives in East and Southeast Asia, throughout the month of July. The first screening is a compelling portrait of three courageous LGBTQ politicians trying to win seats in the Philippines.At first glance it may seem that LGBTQ people are widely accepted in the country, especially trans people and there are trans beauty pageants in nearly every town where trans women compete to be crowned Miss Gay or Miss Universe. However, for the majority of Filipinos these events are seen only as entertainment and if any contestant becomes too political then the crowd goes suddenly silent. Outside of these pageants, LGBTQ people have few rights, but in the early 2010s a new political party, the only one in the world to be exclusively LGBTQ , was set up to tackle discrimination in the workplace.

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  • Film Review: Out Run- Queer East Docs4Pride

    Pride may have been cancelled this summer, but the Queer East Film Festival has organised a mini film series, showing four documentaries about LGBTQ lives in East and Southeast Asia, throughout the month of July. The first screening is a compelling portrait of three courageous LGBTQ politicians trying to win seats in the Philippines.At first glance it may seem that LGBTQ people are widely accepted in the country, especially trans people and there are trans beauty pageants in nearly every town where trans women compete to be crowned Miss Gay or Miss Universe. However, for the majority of Filipinos these events are seen only as entertainment and if any contestant becomes too political then the crowd goes suddenly silent. Outside of these pageants, LGBTQ people have few rights, but in the early 2010s a new political party, the only one in the world to be exclusively LGBTQ , was set up to tackle discrimination in the workplace.

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  • Some feel there is the need for more authentic queer characters. Some feel the community needs to own the narrative of their stories. Some feel Bollywood needs to apologise for using the community as a "comical relief" for long a stereotype which they "battle till today". "If you really think of mainstream cinema, things have not really changed. I do not identify with the characters that are there in the recent films depicting LGBTQI issues. I contradict the characters. There should be a normal way of looking at people in the community," filmmaker Onir told IANS.

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  • Bristol’s Liberty Youth LGBT team marks 25 many years

    Graphic caption Independence functions with youthful folks aged concerning 13 and 25 Bristol;s oldest LGBT youth group is celebrating 25 yrs of helping the LGBT local community.Liberty Youth began on 4 July 1995, at a time when attitudes toward LGBT people in modern society had been generally a lot less tolerant than right now.

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  • Bollywood Movies Started Cross Dressing Way Before It Was Declared Cool

    They are experimenting with various roles and costumes too. Akshay Kumar has recently launched the first look of Laxmmi Bomb where he plays the role of a transgender. Dressing up in a saree and donning long hair was a refreshing look for an action hero we have been seeing for so many years.

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  • Evangelical leaders made a film to warn that the world will literally end if Trump isn’t reelected

    The film is a veritable Who s Who of anti LGBTQ pastors, politicians, and pundits, each talking about why Trump is the only way to stop the New World Order, globalists and socialism, common dog whistles for immigration, Jews and taxes.Related: Oppose LGBTQ rights? Trump campaign advisor says you should vote for him

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  • Throwback to when Shah Rukh Khan told Ranveer Singh, ‘Ab hamara kya hoga, tu aa gaya hai industry mein’

    The live wire of Bollywood, Ranveer Singh has really come a long way in Bollywood. The versatile actor made a great debut with Band Baaja Baarat, for which he garnered accolades and best Debut awards in all ceremonies including the prestigious Filmfare trophy. In one of the award shows, Ranveer got emotional while getting this award and the megastar of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, who was one of the hosts of that night, cheered up Ranveer and said, Tu kyun ro raha hai? Rona toh humein chahiye Ab hamara kya hoga, tu aa gaya hai industry mein? (Why are you crying? We should be crying What would happen to us now when you have entered the industry?) Also Read Trending Entertainment News Today: Sooryavanshi, 83 theatrical release; Kartik Aaryan s film stalled

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  • The film features interviews from Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Brian Michael Smith, Sandra Cladwell, Jazzmun, Chaz Bono, Candis Cayne, and several more famous trans non binary celebrities. Disclosure is an informative, engaging, and often critical look and exploration at how our media has portrayed transgender individuals for decades, typically providing flawed, clumsy, problematic, or outright dangerous representations since the dawn of cinema. It''s a thoughtful and immersive piece of film study, providing both personal and academic examinations of several prominent films and shows throughout our not too distant past. It''s well worth watching. Here are just five reasons why.As mentioned above, Disclosure is given great perspective and reflection through its impressive roster of interview subjects, all of whom are trans, queer and or non binary. Laverne Cox, who also serves as an executive producer, is one of the most prominent celebrities seen throughout this film, though we also see and hear from Lilly Wachowski, Brian Michael Smith, Susan Stryker, Alexandra Billings, Jamie Clayton, Chaz Bono, Alexandra Grey, Yance Ford, Trace Lysette, Jazzmun, Mj Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Elliot Fletcher, Sandra Caldwell, Candis Cayne, Zackary Drucker, Ser Anzoategui, Zeke Smith, and Leo Sheng.

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  • Ugly Betty's Alec Mapa: It's Getting 'Harder for People to be Bigots' In Hollywood (Exclusive)

    Alec Mapa is opening up about his experiences with racism in both Hollywood and the LGBTQ community.During an interview with TooFab, the multi hyphenate talent started off by discussing his latest endeavor, the podcast "Hot Mess," which covers mental health and wellness topics Mapa said are dear to him.

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  • More than 40 LGBTQ Activists Arrested in Moscow

    More than 40 people were arrested in Moscow on June 27 for protesting against the arrest of an LGBTQ activist who is accused of spreading gay propaganda on her social media page and distributing pornography.Yulia Tsvetkova, 27, is currently facing a six year prison sentence for running a social media page called Vagina Monologues. The page encouraged people to share artistic depictions of vaginas and bodies as a whole, as well as drawings of same sex couples with children.

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    (WB) More than 40 people were arrested in Moscow on June 27 for protesting against the arrest of an LGBT activist who is accused of spreading gay propaganda on her social media page and distributing pornography.Yulia Tsvetkova, 27, is currently facing a six year prison sentence for running a social media page called Vagina Monologues. The page encouraged people to share artistic depictions of vaginas and bodies as a whole, as well as drawings of same sex couples with children.

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  • Ron Howard Redferns Getty ImagesThe year 2020, as difficult (and deadly) as its been for so many, has become a moment of reckoning. The nation is facing the shutdown and health crisis of coronavirus, pervasive acts of racist violence against unarmed Black people, and countless injustices for people of color, LGBTQI individuals and women and those within the intersectionality of these identifies. Today, in this climate of social unrest, powerful protest music of the past resonates once again.

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  • Ron Howard Redferns Getty ImagesThe year 2020, as difficult (and deadly) as its been for so many, has become a moment of reckoning. The nation is facing the shutdown and health crisis of coronavirus, pervasive acts of racist violence against unarmed Black people, and countless injustices for people of color, LGBTQI individuals and women and those within the intersectionality of these identifies. Today, in this climate of social unrest, powerful protest music of the past resonates once again.

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  • Totalitarianism Is Coming Back to Poland

    On June 27, just a day before our presidential election, YouTube blocked the LGBT expos eacute; titled Their True Targets (Ich prawdziwe cele) produced by PCh24.pl, an independent conservative Polish website. And it wasn #39;t just the first example of the tech giant censorship in Poland. It had already happened before. Though there is no censorship in Poland, a foreign company has deemed it has the right to decide what we can watch or read.At the same time, I see the news from the United States and things which were known to my grandfathers 100 years ago mdash; leftist thugs destroying monuments, looting shops, burning private property, attacking innocent people.

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  • Food

    A celebrated diner in Vancouver s LGBT friendly West End may change hands again.

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  • Colorado Joins 10 Other States In Banning the Gay Panic Defense

    In 1999, one year after Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, lawyers for one of the defendants attempted to blame ;gay panic; for their client;s actions. The LGBT Bar defines the LGBTQ panic defense as, ;a legal strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim s sexual orientation or gender identity expression is to blame for a defendant s violent reaction, including murder.; In other words: The perpetrator is justifying his or her actions by saying that the victim;s sexual orientation or gender identity caused their loss of control.The judge in the Shepard case deemed the defense inadmissible. Though, as the American Bar Association (ABA) points out, the decision was "not due to the illegitimacy of the gay trans panic defense, but instead due to Wyoming s statutory insanity defense construct. "

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  • What Happened When Police Brutality Protests And Pride Month Converged

    At the intersection of these two fights for equality are Black transgender people.Imara Jones, an independent journalist and founder of TransLash media, told NPR''s All Things Considered, that this moment has been "a crucible."

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