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Man sues gay porn site for selling his private information

A man is suing a gay porn site after he received “a barrage” of junk mail because he said it sold his information without written consent and violated his privacy rights. Dennis Chiamulera is also seeking class action status on behalf of other subscribers to the site who he thinks are in a similar situation. He said his privacy rights were violated by the site, owned by TLA Entertainment Group, under the Video Privacy Protection Act and the New York Video Consumer Privacy Act According to Out, the New York plaintiff...
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Asylum seeker beaten and raped for being gay in Uganda could be sent back by Trump administration

A woman who was beaten and raped for being a lesbian in Uganda could be sent back to her home country by the Trump administration. The woman – who has not been named publicly – knew she was gay when she was 13, but learned not to speak of the subject after her mother said she was a “disgrace”. She has now revealed her ordeal in an interview with Rolling Stone where she spoke about her efforts to get asylum in the US. The woman was dragged off a road...
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Half of the US Democratic candidates in the fourth debate list their pronouns on Twitter

Six out of 12 of the Democratic candidates that qualified for the fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday (October 15) have their pronouns listed on Twitter in solidarity with the trans community. Elizabeth Warren (she/her), Kamala Harris (she/her), Pete Buttigieg (he/him), Julián Castro (he/him/él), Cory Booker (he/him) and Tom Steyer (he/him) are the Democratic candidates with their pronouns in their Twitter bios. Misgendering a trans person by using the wrong pronouns can cause increased dysphoria and mental health problems.  It has been proven that consistently using the correct name and pronouns...

Police officer that slammed a gay man against a windshield and mocked him collects $100k a year

A Californian police officer smashed a gay man against a car’s windshield – hurling homophobic insults at him and mocking his voice – is now retired and collecting around $100,ooo per year from his pension pot. The former Palo Alto police sergeant was swamped with criticism when video footage capturing the incident went viral in April, The Mercury News reported. Wayne Benitez was placed on administrative leave earlier this year after the video surfaced, state officials said, and retired on 30 September. Scrutiny bubbled again, however, when it emerged that...
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There are more tanning salons where gay men live, according to study, and they might be causing skin cancer

Researchers in the US have discovered that there are more tanning salons in neighbourhoods with high numbers of gay men – and that this could be raising skin cancer rates. For the study, researchers looked at data of households where there were male same-sex couples across 4,091 census tracts, NBC News reports. They then looked at the distribution of tanning salons in the same cities and founds that the odds of living near a tanning salon were twice as high in areas with high numbers of male couples. Research is...
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Schools U-turn on trans bathroom policy after staff and students receive death threats

Schools in Georgia have reversed a trans-inclusive bathroom policy after staff and students received death threats. The new trans-inclusive policy allowed trans students to use the bathroom that aligned with their gender identity. But on October 16, the school board said that due to “many serious safety concerns” that had arisen as a consequence of implementing the trans-inclusive policy – with harassment of students and vandalism of school property – the district would be returning to the previous bathroom policy, which means trans students must use single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms. “School...
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Is the Statue of Liberty a 300-foot drag queen? According to this documentary, she might well be

A new documentary tracing the Statue of Liberty’s history has resurfaced an old rumour: that Lady Liberty might be hiding a secret underneath her green gown. The Statue of Liberty has watched proudly over New York City for more than 130 years, but the truth of her origins eludes historians to this day. For decades it was thought its sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, had based Lady Liberty on his mother. But in 2016, journalist and author Elizabeth Mitchell suggested that there might be a different familial connection. There’s a rumour...
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