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Priest uses sermon to make ‘disturbing’ attack on gay people

A priest in Malta has sparked outrage for attacking the island nation’s LGBT+ rights in front of shocked church-goers. During a service in the town of Birkirkara, Paul Vella criticised the “progressive agenda” Malta has embraced by allowing same-sex marriage. “And what can we say about laws that go against the holiness of the marriage between a man and a woman,” he said. “Whoever doesn’t want God in their life, as a creation made by God, needs to change.” He added: “Whoever does not agree with their teachings needs to...
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Gay Republican group endorses Donald Trump for re-election

A gay Republican group has endorsed Donald Trump for re-election, claiming that he has followed through on changes that “benefit the LGBTQ community”. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Robert Kabel and Jill Homan of Log Cabin Republicans praised Trump for what they see as advances in LGBT+ rights that have occurred under his leadership. In particular, the group praised Trump for committing to “eliminate” HIV/AIDS earlier this year. “This scourge decimated a generation of gay men in the United States and continues to inflict pain, suffering and death...
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Trump’s anti-trans health care plan ‘could lead to HIV care cuts’

A leading health care professional has warned that Donald Trump’s plan to roll back trans health care could lead to further discrimination against marginalised groups, including those who are HIV-positive. The White House proposal “lays the groundwork for the Trump administration to cut services to other populations,” Kazumi Yamaguchi, associate director of Transgender Health Services at St. John’s Well Child & Family Centers, wrote for The Hill. “In reality, this attack is a testing ground for this administration to undo protections for many Americans,” Yamaguchi wrote. Yamaguchi suggested that the...
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UKIP politician doesn’t want police to ‘ponce around’ at Pride events

Police should not “ponce around” at LGBT+ events run by “political activists”, according to UKIP politician David Kurten. Kurten, a Brexiteer who resigned as UKIP’s education spokesperson in December 2018 over the party’s ties with far-right extremist Tommy Robinson, is currently an elected member of the London Assembly. He tweeted on August 11: “The job of the police is to find criminals and lock them up. It is not to ponce around in rainbows at an event run by political activists.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “ponce” as an “offensive and...
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Stephen Colbert perfectly drags straight men who think recycling is ‘gay’

US comedian Stephen Colbert has called out straight men, who – according to Penn State research – don’t recycle because they are scared it makes them “look gay”. In a segment called ‘Hey Straight Guys: Recycling Does Not Make You Look Gay’ on CBS’s The Late Show, Colbert said, “Here’s a story that may count as lighter news. “The Earth may be boiling and broiling to a crisp, but according to a new study, men don’t recycle to avoid looking gay. “Really, men? Is there no limit to straight male...
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