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Stonewall slams Tory idea adults can 'consent' to conversion therapy – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedA protestor holds a placard that reads ‘actually ban conversion therapy” in Trafalgar Square during the Reclaim Pride protest, 2021. (LightRocket via Getty/ SOPA Images/ Vuk Valcic)The Tories’ proposed conversion therapy ban is shot with “concerning loopholes that the government must close”, Labour lawmakers and Stonewall have warned.On Friday…

Hateful charity worker threatened to kill TV staff simply for supporting LGBT+ people – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedThe Australian debate show Q+A was targeted for its pro-LGBT+ coverage (YouTube/Sky News Australia)A charity worker has been sentenced after threatening to kill the staff of an Australian talkshow that supported LGBT+ people.David William Wonnocott, 47, pled guilty to making threats to kill the employees behind ABC’s panel debate…

Birmingham announces steps to combat spike of anti-LGBT+ violence – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedVictims of homophobic violence in Birmingham (Twitter/@jpkesseler)Birmingham leaders have announced proposals to tackle the spate of homophobic attacks in and around the Gay Village.A raft of new measures includes increased police patrols and a £200,000 funding injection to support victims of hate crime. The possibility of a 24 hour public…

Bulgarian LGBT+ centre 'destroyed' by frenzied mob led by presidential candidate – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedThe Rainbow Hub in Sofia, Bulgaria, was ransacked by a group of fascists led by a presidential candidate. (Twitter/BilitisLGBTI)An LGBT+ community centre in Bulgaria has been “destroyed” in an attack that saw equipment smashed, the space vandalised and one person punched in the face by a group of fascists…

Tory government held 'productive and respectful' meeting with 'ex-gay' leaders – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedFormer government equalities minister Liz Truss leaving Downing Street (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty)Tory government officials organised a secret meeting with so-called “ex-gay” leaders as they considered proposals to ban the discredited and torturous practise of conversion therapy.An investigation by VICE World News learned that the government equalities office reached…

Sussex university students protest against professor Kathleen Stock – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedStudents protesting at the University of Sussex against Kathleen Stock. (Provided)Students gathered for a peaceful protest at the University of Sussex on Saturday (16 October) to show their opposition to the continued employment of trans-exclusionary professor Kathleen Stock.Stock, a philosophy lecturer, has faced stinging criticism over her “gender critical”…

Disgusted students stage huge walkout after gay classmate is harassed and bullied – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedStudents protest outside Lee’s Summit High School (Screenshot: KSHB 41)Another student walkout has taken place at a US high school, this time in support of an out gay classmate who was reportedly harassed and bullied because of his sexuality.Hundreds of students were seen marching out of Lee’s Summit High…

Kristen Stewart joyfully announces engagement to girlfriend Dylan Meyer – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedKristen Stewart with her fiancé Dylan Meyer (Instagram/@spillzdylz)Kristen Stewart has announced that she’s engaged to her partner of two years, screenwriter Dylan Meyer.The 31-year-old Spencer star confirmed she’s getting hitched while promoting her new movie on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday (2 November).“We’re marrying, we’re totally gonna do…

The Taliban has compiled a sinister 'kill list' for Afghanistan's LGBT+ community – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedAfghan Taliban militants and villagers attend a gathering as they celebrate the peace deal and their victory in the Afghan conflict on US in Afghanistan. (NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP via Getty)The Taliban has compiled “a kill list” of LGBT+ Afghans, according to the executive director of a charity helping queer people…