NEWS: A shocking new report finds that anti-LGBTQI groups are using Amazon to fundraise

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Despite policies against discrimination, over 40 anti-LGBTQI groups have been found fundraising via AmazonSmile  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INGE SNIP A new investigation by openDemocracy has revealed that more than 40 anti-LGBTQI groups are fundraising on Amazon’s U.S. online donations platform AmazonSmile – despite the company’s policies against discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The [….]

NEWS: Spanners With Manners go viral after Cara Delevingne shares them on Instagram

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London’s first all-female garage might have found a new customer in the actor  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MIKE COLES Christmas has certainly come early for Spanners With Manners after model, actor and general queer legend Cara Delevingne recently shared their business to her Instagram story.  Spanners with Manners is London’s first all female garage. [….]

NEWS: Trans activists criticise High Court ruling on puberty blockers

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Campaigners say the landmark ruling will cause devastation for the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Trans young people have been left facing an uncertain future following a High Court ruling on puberty blockers described by some as “devastating”. Children under the age of 16 experiencing gender dysphoria are “highly unlikely” to be [….]

NEWS: Statue commemorates two of history’s greatest forgotten LGBTQI trailblazers

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The landmark statue of Anne Bonny and Mary Read was made by British artist Amanda Cotton BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DEBBIE BRAGG Trailblazing pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read have taken their rightful place in history with a statue that honours their boundary pushing, gender defying lives. Sadly, we know little about Anne (born [….]

NEWS: Stonewall and Manchester United launch a new partnership to promote LGBTQI inclusion

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Manchester United joins Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme and strengthens commitment to make football everyone’s game  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Manchester United has come out swinging for LGBTQI equality in football today with the announcement of a new partnership with Stonewall, the UK’s leading charity LGBTQI equality. This initiative demonstrates the club’s strengthening commitment to promoting diversity [….]

NEWS: Historic number of LGBTQI representatives win in the U.S. elections

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Some positive election news as a rainbow wave of LGBTQI victories emerges BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’ve been keeping your eye on the U.S. election results over the past couple of days, you may be feeling quite disheartened or concerned about what the future holds for LGBTQI rights. However, we are here to assure you [….]

NEWS: Pope Francis backs civil unions for same-sex couples

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“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Speaking in a new documentary about his life entitled Francesco, Pope Francis has officially called for same-sex couples to be “legally covered.” The ground-breaking statement was first heard in Rome where the documentary premiered on Wednesday.  It marks a dramatic shift [….]