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Bohemian Rhapsody faces censorship in Malaysia due to anti-homosexuality laws

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Censors have reportedly cut 24 minutes from the biographical film about Queen and its frontman Freddie Mercury

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/bohemian-rhapsody-malaysia-freddie-mercury-gay-censorship-homosexuality-laws-film-a8630731.html
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Jack White Shares Statement On Homophobic Incident At Edmonton Show

Jack-WhiteOn Friday night, Jack White played a show at the Edmonton venue Rogers Place, and something deeply shitty happened in the crowd. Allyson MacIvor, a musician with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, was at the show with a friend, and, caught up in the moment, the two women kissed. As they were doing that, a member … More »

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Tom Hanks marks 25th anniversary of Philadelphia with moving short film on AIDS

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‘It’s hard for people now to realize how intense that moment in time was’

GLAAD reports a record-shattering year for LGBTQ people on TV

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Between the transgender military ban and an HHS memo seeking to define “transgender out of existence,” it’s been a painful, difficult year for the LGBTQ community.

There are nonetheless brighter signs — and in a medium everyone loves to hate — television.

A new GLAAD report analyzing LGBTQ representation in television finds a “record high percentage of LGBTQ characters on broadcast TV” in 2018. Before Trump was elected, this is what we used to call “good news.”

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GLAAD measures LGBTQ representation across broadcast, streaming, and cable television. According to the report, a record high 8.8 percent of all regularly occurring characters on broadcast television in 2018 are LGBTQ series regulars. In 2017, that number stood at 6.4 percent, then a record high.  Read more…

More about Television, Lgbtq, Glaad, Entertainment, and Activism

Transgender rights at risk as Trump weighs a narrowed legal view on gender

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In one of the Donald Trump administration’s most flagrant acts of evil to date, a narrowed legal definition of gender that is currently under consideration could jeopardize the rights of 1.4 million transgender Americans.

A Sunday report from the New York Times makes public an effort spearheaded by the Department of Health and Human Services to more explicitly define gender under the federal civil rights law, Title IX. 

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A memo obtained by the Times stresses that enforcement of the law necessitates a more explicit definition of gender, one determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”  Read more…

More about Politics, Social Good, Transgender, Donald Trump, and Transgender Rights

Kit Harington wants better queer representation from Marvel, bless him

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Listen up, Marvel, the King in the North has a task for you. While promoting his upcoming film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington questioned the lack of queer representation in superhero movies – on and off screen, Variety reports.

“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington said. “That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?”

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More about Entertainment, Television, Movies, Disney, and Hbo

Russia's first ever gay Pride banned within 24 hours of being announced

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Local authorities say ‘we will not hold any gay parades’ to ‘protect … our children from the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations’

Joe Biden launches 'As You Are' family acceptance campaign for LGBTQ youth

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‘We all deserve to be safe, loved, and affirmed’

The best pictures from New York City Pride 2018

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Famous faces at the parade included Billie Jean King, Emma González and Lady Gaga

After the Boy Scouts opens up to trans kids, queer kids and girls, the Mormons severed their 105-year relationship to scouting

The Church of Latter Day Saints insists that its decision to end over a century of close association with the Boy Scouts has nothing to do with the organization’s decision to admit girls, gay kids and trans kids — the Mormon leaders say that its launching of a competing scouting organization based on the “spiritual, social, physical and intellectual goals outlined by the church” is merely a coincidence.

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