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Boris Johnson congratulates LGB Alliance on its “incredible hard work”

Boris Johnson allegedly sent a letter to anti-trans pressure group, the LGB Alliance, congratulating it on its “incredible hard work”. On 21 October, the group will hold its first annual conference in a prestigious government-owned hall. The Alliance, which is technically a registered charity, has continuously used its platform to “assert the rights of lesbians, bisexuals and gay men to define themselves as same-sex attracted” – all the while excluding trans individuals.⁠ It now alleges that representatives of the Prime Minister sent a letter praising the group in response to…

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Hope Tala releases bossa nova-inspired single Tiptoeing

The rising West London artist has returned with the premiere of her stunning new single. First premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World by Clara Amfo, Hope Tala’s new track ingeniously melds bossa nova influenced and her signature R&B sound. Tala has taken new steps with Tiptoeing choosing to collaborate with the producer of Adele’s mega comeback hit Easy on You. Greg Kurstin, who has also worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Pink. and Sia. Speaking on the new record, Hope said: “Tiptoeing” is about the…

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Here’s how celebrities reacted to Netflix staff protesting Dave Chappelle’s special

Netflix’s trans staff and their allies staged a company-wide walkout on 20 October in protest of Dave Chappelle’s comedy special. Two weeks after The Closer debuted on Netflix, members of the Netflix employee resource group Trans* and their allies took a “day of rest”. This is in response to the transphobic remarks it features, as well as Netflix’s handling of the situation. “They cancelled J.K. Rowling — my God. [Effectively] she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as shit, they started calling her a TERF,” Chappelle…

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TS Madison says RuPaul had to fight for her to be a judge on Drag Race

TS Madison has revealed that RuPaul fought for her to be a guest judge on season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. After first rising to fame on video-sharing app Vine, Madison has seen success as a YouTuber, actress and television host. Throughout her career, she has been no stranger to discrimination from those in the entertainment industry. Speaking on an episode of the LGBTQ&A podcast, she says: “They’d call me into the HR office and tell me to stop wearing fitting dresses because I was confusing the men. “I was…

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Jamie Lee Curtis on her daughter coming out as transgender: “I’m a grateful student”

Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Ruby have opened up about the latter coming out as transgender and the journey they have been on since. Ruby, Jamie’s youngest daughter with husband Christopher Guest, came out to her mother in 2020 at the age of 25. In an interview with People, Ruby explains that she “wasn’t worried” about coming out because of how “accepting” her parents are. She says: “It was scary — just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn’t know. “It was intimidating — but…

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MTV to hold EMAs in Hungary to “stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community”

In a bid to show solidarity with Hungary’s LGBTQ+ community, MTV will be holding its Europe Music Awards in Budapest. Announcing the move on 19 October, MTV confirmed the choice was made after the country prohibited the “display and promotion of homosexuality” to those under-18. “The decision was very clear to all of us. We should not move the event,” MTV Entertainment Group Worldwide President, Chris McCarthy, wrote in a memo to staff. He continued: “Instead, we should move forward, using the show as an opportunity to stand in solidarity…

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Ruby Rose accuses The CW’s Batwoman of toxic working environment: “Shame on you”

Ruby Rose has accused Batwoman of a toxic working environment and detailed injuries they allegedly suffered when filming the show. Rose left Batwoman in May 2020 and took to Instagram Stories on 20 October to make a series of allegations about her time on the show. “Enough is enough,” they wrote in their first post, which was addressed to the CW, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of production company Berlanti Productions. “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set… I…

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Why Twitter and Instagram are inviting people to share their pronouns

Are you a he or a she? A they or a ze? Telling the world who you are is getting easier as social networking sites from LinkedIn to Instagram roll out pronoun options in profiles to help users clearly express their gender identity. High-profile transgender and non-binary stars including Hollywood star Elliot Page and singers Sam Smith and Demi Lovato are helping to drive growing awareness of gender minorities – and big businesses are embracing the social shift. Social networks including Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn have announced or introduced dedicated…

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Transgender politicians and government officials around the world

Rachel Levine was sworn in on Tuesday as an admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, becoming the country’s first transgender four-star officer in its uniformed services, which include the coast guard and the military. She had already made history earlier this year as the first openly transgender person confirmed in a top government job by the U.S. Senate, winning approval for her appointment as assistant health secretary in Joe Biden’s administration. A professor of paediatrics and psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine, Levine, 63, previously led…

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Exclusive: Brooke Lynn Hytes wanted to lip-sync to this 2000s “classic” on Drag Race

Brooke Lynn Hytes spilled the T on her All Stars lip-sync against Ra’Jah O’Hara and the song she wishes she could have performed to. After giving us one of the best lip-syncs in Drag Race herstory on season 11, it was no surprise to see Brooke return as an esteemed lip-sync assassin on All Stars 6. “It was so much fun,” she tells GAY TIMES. “Honestly, that for me was not stressful because like, I think I’ve said in pretty much every interview I’ve ever done, the least stressed I…

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