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Arthur creator ‘disappointed’ by Alabama ban on gay wedding episode

Arthur creator Marc Brown is “very disappointed” by Alabama Public Television’s refusal to air a new episode about a gay wedding. “I’m really proud of that episode. And I will defend it to anybody who wants to talk about it,” Brown, who also serves as executive producer on the cartoon adaptation of his books, told People magazine. Alabama Public Television refused to show the premiere of the 22nd season of Arthur because it features a gay wedding. Entitled “Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone,” the episode features the same-sex marriage of Arthur’s third-grade...
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Joe Lycett responds to Labour MP who criticised LGBT+ education

Comedian Joe Lycett has posted a response to Labour MP Roger Godsiff, after he criticised LGBT+ inclusive education. The comic spoke out after Godsiff, the MP for Birmingham Hall Green, said that five year olds are too young to learn that some families have same-sex parents. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail after a school in his constituency faced protests over LGBT+ education, Godsiff said: “I have concerns about the age appropriateness of children of four and five being introduced to these ideas.” Joe Lycett, who is pansexual and lives in...
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Malta named best European holiday destination for LGBT travellers

Malta has topped the Rainbow Europe list, which lists 49 countries based on their LGBT+ equality laws and policies, for the fourth year in a row. The list ranks countries from 0 to 100 percent based on six categories: equality and non-discrimination, family, hate crime and hate speech, legal gender recognition and bodily integrity, civil society space and asylum. “Consider Rainbow Europe to be your roadmap! We know what is needed and the formula for success is obvious: Laws and explicit policies matter. Political leadership matters. Add to this mix...
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