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BBC quits Stonewall scheme over 'risk of perceived bias' following 'organised attack on inclusion' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedThe BBC headquarters. (Getty/ Peter Macdiarmid)The BBC has confirmed that it is quitting Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme, a scheme designed to make workplaces more inclusive for LGBT+ staff.Tim Davie, director general of the BBC, announced the decision in an email sent to staff on Wednesday (10 November). He said…

Olympic champion and Nicola Adams describes her 'scary' coming out – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedNicola Adams attends the exclusive screening for Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story on 8 November, 2021. (Getty/ Tim P Whitby)Lesbian boxer and Olympic champion Nicola Adams has described coming out at 13-years-old: “It’s so hard to pretend to be somebody that you’re not.”Adams, 39, a double Olympic champion who…

Doctor denies woman a hysterectomy in case her 'sexuality changes' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights Reserved27-year-old Rachel Champ was refused a hysterectomy in case her sexuality “changes”. (Instagram/ Rachel Champ) A queer woman has described how a doctor denied her a hysterectomy in case her “sexual orientation changes”, prompting a flood of responses revealing shocking misogyny and homophobia in healthcare.Rachel Champ, 27, from Ireland, took…

Lady Gaga's House of Gucci called 'camp' yet 'messy' by critics – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedLady Gaga attends the British premiere Of House of Gucci. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)Lady Gaga said she “suffered” playing Patrizia Reggiani as the “camp” yet “messy” House of Gucci finally premiered in London, England.The “Stupid Love” hitmaker was joined by the likes of Drag Race UK‘s Bimini Bon Boulash and Salma Hayek…

Trans students sue school board after being banned from boys' bathroom – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedTwo trans students are suing over bathroom access at their school (Envato)Two trans students are suing their school district after they were banned from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.The students from Terre Haute North High School in Indiana have been out as trans…

GMB's Susanna Reid apologises after asking lesbian couple: 'Who wants to be mum?' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedSusanna Reid apologised for the on-air blunder. (ITV)Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid offered a grovelling on-air apology after asking a lesbian couple: “Who wants to be mum?”Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans, known for their YouTube channel What Wegan Did Next, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday (9 November)…

Sinister anti-trans campaign to ban pronouns from workplaces exposed – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedAn anti-trans pressure campaign claims that sharing pronouns is ‘regressive, sexist and homophobic’ (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty)Anti-trans activists are attempting to pressure companies to ban pronouns in staff email signatures through anonymous letter-writing.An email template is currently circulating in “gender critical” circles on Mumsnet, Substack, Facebook and Twitter.Purportedly first sent to…