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Archives / October 2021

LGBT staff appalled as BBC expected to exit Stonewall scheme – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedThe BBC headquarters. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)LGBT+ staff at the BBC have said that they “no longer feel safe” at the broadcaster as it reportedly prepares to withdraw from Stonewall’s workplace diversity scheme.The BBC is just one of around 800 organisations across the UK that are signed up to Stonewall’s Diversity…

Protestors demand Guardian 'stop platforming transphobia' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedProtestors outside the Guardian newspaper’s London headquarters on 7 October. (Vic Parsons)A protest outside the London headquarters of the Guardian demanded that the newspaper “stop platforming transphobia”.“The Guardian/Observer is consistently publishing articles that push transphobic tropes and identify male violence with trans rights,” a digital flyer for the protest read….

4 joyously queer Marvel comics moments that need to make it to the big screen – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedCome on, MCU! (Marvel/PinkNews)There aren’t many LGBT+ superheroes in films, and fans probably wish for Marvel to include more of its queer comic moments on screen.In recent years fans have witnessed the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) turning its focus towards inclusion and diversifying its content.But somehow in a world…

John Barrowman dropped from Dancing on Ice after flashing controversy – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedJohn Barrowman during a Dancing On Ice 2019 photocall. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty)John Barrowman has been dropped from Dancing on Ice following claims that he exposed himself to colleagues while working on Doctor Who.Earlier this year, Barrowman admitted to and apologised for “tomfoolery” on the Doctor Who set, following reports of…

LGBT+ Tories put in 'section 28' at party conference and the irony wasn't lost – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedLGBT Conservatives were placed in Section 28 at the Conservative party conference. (Twitter)The Conservatives’ LGBT+ group is being spectacularly trolled on social media after it was given a very unfortunate section at the party’s conference.The LGBT Conservatives group was placed in section 28 at the conference – which immediately…

China to ban games featuring queer relationships, 'effeminate' men, moral choices – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedThe memo said games featuring queer relationships or “effeminate males” should not be approved for release. (Envato)China will ban video games featuring same-sex relationships, ‘effeminate’ men and moral choices, according to a leaked memo.The internal memo from a recent internal training by the state-backed gaming association was revealed by the South…

Freddy McConnell: Trans man must give birth abroad for birth certificate – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedFreddy McConnell with his first child. (Instagram/Freddy.McConnell)British trans dad Freddy McConnell will give birth abroad in order to be legally recognised as his second child’s father.McConnell, who lost a lengthy legal battle against the UK government to be named his first child’s father or parent on their birth certificate,…

Willow Smith announces one-off UK headline show: tickets, price and presale info – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedWillow Smith is headlining a one-off London show this December. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival)Willow Smith has announced a one-off UK show – and it’s happening very soon.The artist will headline the show at the Electric Ballroom in London on 9 December.Fans will be able…

Boris Johnson still doesn't know the difference between HIV and AIDS – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedBoris Johnson leaving the House of Commons. (Peter Summers/Getty)Boris Johnson is facing criticism after he mixed up HIV and AIDS while speaking about vaccines and advances in medical research.The prime minister made his remarks during an address to 200 business leaders at a Global Investment Summit held at the…