Sadiq Khan and Labour mayors urge government to hurry gender reforms

The mayors of London, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield have called on the government to press ahead with reforms to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and allow trans and non-binary to determine their own gender identity. Sadiq Khan, mayor of London wrote an open letter to Minister for Women and Equality Penny Mordaunt,...

Liberation Disco with Ana Matronic celebrates rich LGBT history

The Hampstead Old Town Hall has been making history for 140 years and continues to do so today. From sheltering Londoners from German air raids, hosting Suffragette meetings, holding Gay Liberation Front discos, to now home to an arts organisation whose mission is to provide inclusive, innovative arts experiences, the Old...

Californian city to ban gender-binary language

Berkeley, California is to expunge all gender-binary language from its city code in a new drive to acknowledge its non-binary residents. As part of the initiative, Berkley’s municipal code will drop he/him and she/her pronouns for they/them, and will replace terms such as “fireman” and “policewoman”...

Queer teen’s alleged murderer shared gruesome photos of body online

A queer Instagram star was partially decapitated in a brutal murder on Sunday (July 14), a day after coming out as LGBT+ online. After her death, the alleged killer of 17-year-old Bianca Devins circulated graphic photos of her body on Instagram, Discord and 4chan. The photos remained on Instagram for several hours before...

Billy Porter on Pose drunk scenes and ‘discovering’ Blanca

Pose star Billy Porter has revealed why he loved acting drunk on set and how he “discovered” Mj Rodriguez, who plays Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista. FX ballroom series Pose follows ballroom culture in the 1980s in New York City, most notably highlighting the lives of Black gay men and transgender women of colour. Porter...