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LGBTQ World News Digest: 7 International Stories You Need to Know About

AUSTRALIA. Melbourne artists’ work “Taste the Feeling” removed for homophobia? ‘The collage, which includes the faces of right-wing Australian politicians alongside slogans such as “God hates fags” used by the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in the US, was removed after a complaint was posted on the gallery’s Facebook page saying that the artwork “spewed homophobic hatred”.’ Deeply expressive and powerful piece, Taste The Feeling, by gay artist Paul Yore – Removed from gallery for being 'homophobic'. #PaulYore #SeeUsHearUs #MissedThePoint pic.twitter.com/j5hl6c9uMu— Sure, Jan. (@AvocardiB) July 22, 2019 CHECHNYA. TIME profiles Amin...
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4 Teens Charged in Horrific London Bus Attack on Lesbian Couple

Four teens arrested in June for attacking a lesbian couple on a London bus after telling them to kiss, have been charged. According to London’s Metropolitan Police: “A 16-year-old boy from Wandsworth has been charged with theft, handling stolen goods and Section 4a of the Public Order act (namely an aggravated hate crime). A 16-year-old boy from Kensington and Chelsea has been charged with possession of cannabis and Section 4a of the Public Order act (namely an aggravated hate crime). A 17-year-old male from Kensington and Chelsea has been charged...
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Russell Tovey Unveils Plaque Marking Spot Where Oscar Wilde Suffered Homophobic Abuse

Actor Russell Tovey and Wandsworth, UK Mayor Leslie McDonnell on Tuesday unveiled a plaque marking the spot where playwright Oscar Wilde suffered homophobic abuse. View this post on Instagram Today, our wonderful patron and friend @russelltovey unveiled Studio Voltaire and Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum’s permanent Rainbow Plaque, commemorating Oscar Wilde. The plaque marks the spot that Wilde was subjected to homophobic abuse at Clapham Junction Train Station. It is intended as a celebration and reclamation of LGBTQ+ hidden histories and a reminder that hate crime is not tolerated in the rail...
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Is Boris Johnson, Britain’s New Prime Minister, Anti-Immigrant, a Homophobe, a Bigot – or Just Politically Expedient?

After the election of Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and prime minister, does Britain have a populist, nativist politician as its head of government? It’s hard to say. Johnson has been a little of everything during his career. Over three decades in public life, Johnson has shifted between social liberalism and right-wing provocation. As London mayor for two terms between 2008 and 2016, he spoke of his pro-immigrant beliefs and presented the British capital as a tolerant, multicultural melting pot. Responding in 2015 to untrue claims by Donald Trump...
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Anonymous ‘Gay Footballer’ Gets Cold Feet About Coming Out, Deletes Account: ‘I Thought I Was Stronger’

Skeptics were right. The anonymous Twitter account claiming to be a closeted professional British footballer who for a month detailed his plans to come out as gay got cold feet and deleted the entire account, which had amassed more than 50,000 followers, on Tuesday. Before doing so, he tweeted out two messages, the Guardian reports: ‘“I thought I was stronger. I was wrong,” read the first, quickly followed by a more detailed explanation before the account was deleted. “Call me all the names under the sun, belittle me and ridicule...
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Professional ‘Gay Footballer’ Behind Anonymous Twitter Account Reveals His ‘Coming Out’ Date

Photo by Jannik Skorna on Unsplash An anonymous Twitter account claiming to be a closeted professional football (soccer) player in the English Football League announced on Sunday that he’ll be coming out the closet on July 24, this Wednesday. 24.07.19 — The Gay Footballer (@FootballerGay) July 21, 2019 Last week, he said he planned to come out of the closet as soon as possible, prior to the start of the upcoming season in August. The anonymous Twitter account began tweeting on July 5 that he was preparing to come out of the closet as gay....
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