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New blood donation rules for gay and bi men in the UK has not changed rates of infected blood

New blood donation rules that allow gay and bisexual men to give blood if they have abstained from sex for three months have not changed rates of infected blood. Just seven out of 2 million blood donations made in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018 were infected with HIV, Katy Davison of Public Health England revealed in a presentation in San Antonio, Texas, New Scientist reports. The number was up from the year before – by just one. Six donations were infected with HIV in 2017, during which time gay...
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Elizabeth Warren shares tearful moment with queer teen when asked about acceptance

Elizabeth Warren was asked by a tearful young queer person about acceptance during an Iowa campaign event, and she responded by telling a moving, personal story and giving the teen a big hug. 17-year-old Raelyn, who only wants to be identified by her first name, teared up as she asked Warren: “I was wondering if there was ever a time in your life where somebody you really looked up to maybe didn’t accept you as much and how you dealt with that?” The presidential candidate took the time to share...
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This new queer dating app ‘inspired by newspaper personals’ is determined to keep the creeps out

A new queer dating app has launched and it’s the opposite of Tinder in every possible way. Lex began life as the Instagram account and dating platform Personals. It was “inspired by the personal ads in On Our Backs, a women-run erotica magazine of the 80s and 90s. The personals were written by lesbians and detailed their desires and romantic requirements.” Kelly Rakowski, founder of the lesbian culture instagram account h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y, asked her followers to post personal ads to connect with each other, inspired by the On Our Backs ads. The...
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Is Teletubby Tinky-Winky queer? Sam Smith certainly seems to think so

Move over Colleen Rooney, there’s a new detective in town. Sam Smith has confirmed once and for all what millennial gays grew up suspecting: that Teletubby Tinky-Winky is queer. The non-binary singer posted cold, hard proof of Tinky-Winky’s queerness to their Instagram, sharing an illustration of the purple Teletubby in heels, a tutu and a full beat. “TINKIE WINKIE… I KNEW YOU WERE QUEER,” they wrote, in what has already been hailed (by us) the best use of an ellipsis since “It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account”.   View this post on...
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