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Richard Dawkins doubles down on offensive views on trans women – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedRichard Dawkins on stage at the Bluedot Festival 2018 in Manchester, England. (Katja Ogrin/Redferns/Getty)Richard Dawkins has once again questioned the definition of trans women as women, stating his belief that “sex is pretty damn binary”.The outspoken evolutionary biologist and author was stripped of his 1996 Humanist of the Year…

Netflix LGBT account breaks silence on Dave Chappelle – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedDave Chappelle. (Netflix)Netflix’s LGBTQ+ storytelling arm, Most, has broken its silence on the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s new special The Closer.Since Chappelle’s latest special premiered on 5 October on Netflix, the streaming giant has been widely accused of platforming transphobia.In The Closer, Chappelle makes derogatory comments about trans women’s genitals and…

The fascinating history of Halloween: From ancient festival to gay Christmas – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedHalloween is the most wonderful time of the year for many queer people. (PinkNews)Each year on 31 October, people dress up, go to parties, go trick-or-treating, or watch their favourite horror films to celebrate the holiday that has become known as Halloween.Today, many queer people affectionately refer to Halloween…

'Ambitious, mesmerising' woman is 40th trans person killed in 2021 – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedRoyal Poetical Starz. (Facebook)In yet another frightening attack, an “ambitious, mesmerising” Black woman was brutally slain in Florida, making her the 40th trans person murdered in the US this year.Royal Poetical Starz, 26, was fatally shot in Miami Gardens, a city in the north-central Miami-Dade County, on the afternoon…