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Russia considers officially branding LGBT+ groups as 'extremists' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedRussia’s President Vladimir Putin. (Getty/ Mikhail MetzelTASS)LGBT+ groups in Russia should be designated as “extremist” organisations, an influential government figure has said.According to Moscow Times, the Russian state-run news agency TASS reported that Andrei Tsyganov, chairman of a commission for the protection of children at the Roskomnadzor communications regulator,…

BBC slammed for failing LGBT+ and people in damning, seething open letter – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedThe BBC headquarters. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)The BBC has been accused of key failures in its coverage of LGBT+ issues – particularly towards the trans community – in a letter signed by more than 800 people.The letter, organised by former BBC research and development technologist Chris Northwood, condemns the broadcaster for…

Ruby Rose fired from Batwoman after 'complaints about her behaviour' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedRuby Rose. (Getty Images)Following Ruby Rose’s claim that toxic behaviour on the set of Batwoman led to her leaving the show, Warner Bros has hit back at what they call her “revisionist history”. The Orange Is The New Black actor posted a series of stories on Instagram Wednesday (20 October), saying that…

Male State: Hate group deemed too extreme even for Russia – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedA Pride rally in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2017 (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty)A Russian court has banned a deeply homophobic, misogynistic and racist social media movement for stoking hatred against LGBT+ folk, women and Black people.Male State, an umbrella group for a reviled array of nationalist, pro-patriarchy communities of some 150,000,…

Trans comedian called 'homophobic nonce' and 'pervert' at LGB Alliance conference – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedTransgender Action Block activists and supporters protest outside the first annual conference of the LGB Alliance at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre on 21st October 2021 (Getty)A trans woman was called a “homophobic nonce” and a “f**king pervert” while attending the conference of anti-trans charity LGB Alliance.The conference, held…

There's a major problem with the Tories' conversion therapy ban – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedBritain’s equalities minister Liz Truss leaves Downing Street. (BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)The Conservative government has finally announced proposed plans for its conversion therapy ban – with religious forms of the discredited practice to remain legal.More than three years after ministers promised to outlaw conversion therapy in England and…

Margaret Atwood sparks anger with 'why can't we say woman' tweet – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedCanadian poet Margaret Atwood. (Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood ignited outrage by sharing an article titled: “Why can’t we say ‘woman’ anymore?”The opinion piece, penned by Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno, explores the the ongoing conversation around gender-neutral terminology.DiManno, 65, argued in the piece (which is behind a paywall)…