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Italian broadcaster wants gender-based TV channels: ‘Rambo obviously appeals to men’

Rai, the Italian state broadcaster, has stoked controversy with plans to create TV channels based around heteronormative gender stereotypes. Under the plans there would be one channel aimed at men, airing films such as Rambo, with a separate service for women. Amid an instant backlash, a source told The Guardian: “There are lots of channels that are targeted according to age and gender. Take, for example, the film Rambo. It’s obvious that this would appeal more to a male audience.” “There are lots of channels that are targeted according to...
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Paula Radcliffe: Caster Semenya ruling could bring ‘death of women’s sport’

Paula Radcliffe has said that a court ruling involving Caster Semenya could hand intersex and transgender athletes an unfair advantage, and ultimately bring about the end of women’s sport. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will soon rule on a case bought forward by Semenya, the South African Olympic gold medallist. She is challenging proposed new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules which would limit testosterone levels in intersex and female athletes with a so-called difference of sexual development (DSD). Under the regulations Semenya, who has naturally high...
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Brexit Party candidate Alka Sehgal Cuthbert critical of LGBT ‘indoctrination’ in schools

A candidate for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party, Alka Sehgal Cuthbert, is a critic of LGBT+ inclusive education programmes. Alka Sehgal Cuthbert was selected as a candidate for the single-issue Brexit Party, which was formed by ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage to stand candidates in the May 23 European Parliament election after a delay to Brexit. Polling suggests the Brexit Party could be set to win dozens of seats in the European Parliament, but the party lists no official policies beyond pursuing Brexit and its candidates’ views have had little scrutiny....
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Gay journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland riots

Gay journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot dead last night (April 18) while reporting at the scene of riots that broke out in Derry, Northern Ireland. The acclaimed journalist from Belfast was just 29-years-old and had recently signed a two-book deal with publisher Faber & Faber. They are set to publish her book The Lost Boys next year. The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a murder investigation and labelled her death a terrorist incident after McKee was killed in the Fanad Drive area of Creggan in Derry last...
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