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CrossFit athlete Alec Smith comes out as gay in emotional video

“Took a DNA test, turns out I’m gay.” CrossFit athlete Alec Smith has come out as gay in an emotional Instagram post. “I know this isn’t a fitness related post, but there’s been something on my mind that I’ve been wanting to talk to you guys about for a while now,” he began. “I think I’m finally ready to. So, I’m gay, and I’m at a point in my life now where I’m okay with that.” Alec said it’s been a struggle for him to accept his homosexuality, but now...
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Lana Wachowski is making trans history as director of The Matrix 4

Lana Wachowski is making history. It was recently announced that a fourth instalment in the Matrix franchise is in the works, with original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss set to reprise their iconic roles as Neo and Trinity. Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowski siblings who co-wrote and directed the original trilogy, will also be returning to write and direct the new movie – although this time without her sister Lilly. Both Lana and Lilly have come out as trans since the original Matrix trilogy. With Lana returning...
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Survivors of Pulse Nightclub shooting to headline “ex-gay” rally

“I love the LGBTQ community, I love my family. There’s no hate here – there’s love.” Two survivors of the Pulse Nightclub massacre are set to headline an “ex-gay” rally. Luis Javier Ruiz and Angel Colon will take part in The Freedom March, which will occur 14 September in Orlando at Lake Eloa Park – approximately ten minutes away from Pulse. It’s one of many events hosted by the organisation of the same name that celebrates “freedom from homosexual and transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ”....

Win a VIP weekend to Manchester Pride Festival with Whitworth Locke and GAY TIMES

As the Summer of Pride comes to a close, it’s finishing with the most impressive one of the lot: Manchester Pride. With tens of thousands of people lining the city streets for a huge celebration of everything LGBTQ, events happening all over Manchester, and huge headline sets from Years & Years and Ariana Grande, it’s going to be a bank holiday weekend to remember. We’ve partnered with Manchester Pride and Whitworth Locke to offer the ultimate luxury experience for you and a guest. Whitworth Locke embraces the quirks and history...
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Trump says he’s “done very well” with the LGBTQ community

Donald Trump actually believes he’s “done very well” with LGBTQ people. At a press conference on Tuesday (20 August), the President of the United States was asked if he’s in favour of his administration’s new proposal that would allow businesses discriminate against LGBTQ people in the name of religious beliefs. “Well you know, I just got an award and an endorsement yesterday from the exact group, you saw that – is it the Log Cabin group? – and I was very honoured to receive it,” he said, deflecting from the...
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Berlin memorial to gay victims of Nazis has been vandalized

The Berlin memorial to homosexual victims of the Nazis has been vandalized. The concrete memorial, called Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen (translated to Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism) has been painted over. It is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten park, a short walk from the memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The memorial features a small opening into which visitors can see a black and white video of a same-sex couple kissing. Berlin police currently have no suspects and wouldn’t reveal if there was surveillance of...
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Kids told they will be “cast into a lake of fire” by homophobe at drag queen story time

The protester interrupted an event that was being held as part of Ottawa’s Pride. During a story-telling event hosted by the Canadian drag queen Adrianna Exposée in Bells Corner, Ottawa on 17 August, a protester stormed into the event telling attendants “everyone here is going to be cast into a lake of fire” and accusing parents of being “child abusers”. “Everyone here needs to repent, turn from your wicked ways, and accept Jesus Christ and be saved. That’s the only way you’re going to be saved,” the man can be...
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The UK’s first permanent rainbow crossing has been unveiled in London

The UK now has its first ever permanent rainbow-coloured crossing. Following in the footsteps of cities around the world like Vancouver, Sydney and San Francisco, south London has become home to a multi-coloured crossing outside Brockwell Park in Herne Hill. The crossing was unveiled by Lambeth council to “show solidarity with the LGBTQ community” and people are being encouraged to share photos on social media with the hashtags #WeAreLambeth and #WalkTheRainbow. The UK’s first permanent Rainbow Crossing is here in Lambeth! Officially opened in Herne Hill today, to celebrate our...
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Songs of Praise to feature the show’s first ever same-sex marriage

The Sunday show is breaking away from the archaic production script and appealing to a more modern audience. Songs of Praise first hit the British public’s screens in 1961, but during its 58-year run, not once has the show featured the marriage of a same-sex couple. However, this week’s Sunday afternoon show, aptly named God’s Own Country, will include the marriage of Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowall at the Rutherglen United Reformed Church in Glasgow. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Scotland since 2014, but whether churches allow to play...
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Will Young praises Prince William for saying it would “absolutely fine” if his children were gay

“William wasn’t forced to say that, it’s his initiative, that’s him.” Will Young has praised Prince William for his “incredible” support of the LGBTQ community. Speaking to Event magazine, Young said he wrote a letter thanking him for his recent comments. “I want to let him know what a wonderful thing he did,” he revealed. “Him standing up and saying, ‘I wouldn’t mind if my child was gay’ is just incredible. And William wasn’t forced to say that, it’s his initiative, that’s him. It makes me emotional, in a wonderful...
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