Mother of trans child speaks out on sickening hate crime: “I could have lost my child”

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“As a mother of a transgender teenager, this is your worst fear” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS When a parent’s child comes out as transgender, it’s hard to ignore fears for their safety when navigating our rampantly transphobic world. For Great Harwood mum, Rowan Taylor, these anxieties sadly became a [….]

Italian Senate kills bill intended to protect LGBTQI people against hate crime

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Two years of hard work have been sabotaged by a sordid stitch-up between cynical politicians and the Church BY jane fae, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In the end, it took the votes of just twelve senators to bury the hopes of Italy’s LGBTQI community.   For the last two years, a major focus for LGBT people [….]

Home Office report reflects worrying rise in transphobic and homophobic hate crime

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Hate crimes reported in England and Wales have risen by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY A Home Office report has revealed the sinister reality of hate crime in the UK, reflecting a rise in reported hate crimes by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic. The report [….]

Lisa Luxx: “The word lesbian has become so hostile it is taboo even in our own communities”

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The spoken word poet delivers a gut punch with a timely new film BY CARRIE LYELL Urgent, intimate and provocative, Lisa Luxx’s new spoken word poem Lesbian. is essential viewing. Filmed and directed by Tamara al Mashouk, the powerful four minute video sees Lisa talking directly to the camera, sharing her anger and frustration of [….]