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New Jersey student’s Pride mural painted over by church

A Pride mural created by a student was painted over by the church who owns the building of the school. The LGBT Pride mural at Bergen Arts & Science Charter School (BASCS) in Hackensack, New Jersey, featured a love heart designed with the colours of the rainbow.  According to Garden State Equality, an advocacy…

SNP MSP James Dornan apologises for ‘fag’ tweet about gay Tory MP

James Dornan, the Scottish National Party (SNP) MSP, has apologised for what he describes as a misunderstanding of a tweet. Dornan, who has served as MP for the Glasgow Cathcart constituency since 2011, faced criticism from social media users after he described gay Tory Ross Thomson as MP Boris Johnson’s ‘fag’ in a tweet. …

Maajid Nawaz shuts down radio caller comparing LGBT equality to ‘beating your wife’

LBC radio host Maajid Nawaz called out a caller during a discussion on the recent anti-LGBT protests in Birmingham. During Nawaz’s LBC show on Saturday (May 25), Nawaz ended a conversation with a caller during a talk about protests outside a primary school in Birmingham.  Anderton Park Primary has been the centre of recent…

Drag show for kids sends message of inclusivity to Birmingham protesters

A drag cabaret show for children will be visiting Birmingham as part of its UK tour, where organisers hope it will “challenge the current misinformation and myths that are being spread through protests in the city about the LGBTQ+ community.” FANTABULOSA!, a pop-up interactive drag show for kids directed by Adam Carver, celebrates difference and…

Gillette ad features dad teaching trans son how to shave

The latest advert from Gillette features a trans man being taught how to shave for the first time by his dad. The advert, as part of the grooming company’s #MyBestSelf campaign, has already been viewed by over 400k viewers since it was uploaded on Thursday (May 23).  The video sees Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, a…

New Gillette ad features dad teaching his trans son to shave for the first time

A new Gillette advert shows the moment a loving dad teaches his transgender son how to shave for the first time. The global shaving brand casually dropped the video on Thursday (23 May) featuring Samson Brown and his dad. ‘Whenever, wherever, however it happens – your first shave is special,’ they wrote in the caption.…

Hundreds remember Lyra McKee with three-day memorial walk

Hundreds gathered in the streets of Belfast today (25 May) for a three-day memorial walk for the late Lyra McKee. Members of the dissident republican group, New IRA, allegedly shot journalist McKee to death while she covered riots in Londonderry – also known as Derry – on 18 April. This weekend (25-27 May), friends, family…

Drone captures shocking video footage of LGBTI attack in Poland

A group of people in Warsaw, Poland gathered to mourn the loss of a transgender friend last night (24 May). They hung a rainbow flag over the Łazienkowski Bridge where Milo Mazurkiewicz, who identified as non-binary trans, took their own life just two weeks prior. Photo: Bart Staszewski – Proud and Furious / supplied Trigger…

Men raid Russian activist’s home, threaten to kill people helping LGBTI Chechens escape

A group of seven unknown men raided a Russian activist’s home in St Petersburg last week (17 May). The activist, who wishes to remain anonymous, works as a volunteer for the Russian LGBT Network’s hotline service. The hotline offers LGBTI people in Russia and Chechnya legal, psychological and organizational consultations. The Russian LGBT Network plays…

Here’s why this gay man has no sympathy for Theresa May’s tearful resignation

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, announced her resignation yesterday (24 May), officially stepping down 7 June. But during her resignation speech outside 10 Downing Street, she shared a rare moment of vulnerability. ‘I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold,’ she said…

Gay dating app Taimi launches in Singapore

Gay dating app Taimi has launched in Singapore this weekend. The app – which saw its global launch in May last year – claims to have some of the tightest security procedures of any gay dating apps. Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asian Taimi has launched in. Responding to questions from GSN, the…

Support for gay rights in Russia reaches 14-year high

Nearly half of Russians are supportive of equal rights for the gay community, a new poll has found. This shows a 14-year high in support for gay rights in Russia. These are the findings come from a new poll by the independent pollster, the Levada Center. Russia has been widely condemned for its poor record on…