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Taylor Swift says the LGBTQ+ community “deserves to be acknowledged and included”

Pop icon Taylor Swift has proven she is not ready to be excluded from LGBTQ+ politics anymore. It was revealed this Wednesday (October 7) that Swift would be one of the few stars gracing the cover of V Magazine. In an excerpt of the new interview, which has been branded ‘The Thought Leaders’, Swift speaks candidly about the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. “The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right…

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Get ready for the 2020 Outvertising Awards: Highlighting LGBTQ+ inclusivity in advertising

The highly-anticipated event will take place on 17 September 2020. LBGTQ+ inclusion within advertising will be celebrated throughout the night. Along with highlighting allies within the industry, the event will also be used to explore new ideas and plans for the upcoming year. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the award show will be virtual and hosted by Facebook. In a statement, via the social media site, the team states: “You are invited to an evening of discovery as we celebrate the power of inclusion & representation – whilst Pride may…

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TikTok admits to censoring some LGBTQ+ content on its platform

The infamous social media app has admitted to blocking LGBTQ+ hashtags to correspond with laws in specific countries. In a recent report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, it was discovered that many LGBTQ+ hashtags and content were banned from countries like Russia, Jordan and Bosnia. The report states that “Hashtags related to LGBTQ+ issues are suppressed on the platform in at least 8 languages.” The hashtags include “GayArab”, “I am gay” in Russian, “Gay” in Estonian, “I am a lesbian” in Russian and “Transgender” in Arabic. The report also…

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