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Boris Johnson just won the Conservative Party’s leadership contest and will be the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. But LGBTQ activists are already asking him for apologize for his long history of homophobic comments. The organization LGBT+ Conservatives has called on Johnson to apologize for using the phrase “tank-topped bumboys” to insinuate that a political rival is gay in a 1998 Telegraph column. “As a journalist he used some distinctly hurtful and unhelpful language, and that has dented the confidence...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses. The Air Force previously had suspended fees at three Balfour Beatty bases. Now, it has halted such payments at all 21 company sites after new allegations of improper handling...

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced on Sunday that he would resign if Conservative leader candidate Boris Johnson is elected as next British prime minister on Wednesday (July 24). "I intend to resign after Prime minister's questions on Wednesday", Hammond told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Hammond is expected to be sacked when Boris Johnson, the favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, takes office. Johnson is believed to require a "loyalty pledge" for all his future cabinet...

The gay scientist and World War Two codebreaker, who was named the ‘greatest person of the 20th century’ by the BBC this year, will replace steam engine pioneers James Watt and Matthew Boulton when the note goes into circulation in 2021. It will feature a well-known photo of Turing, imagery relating to his historic work, and a quote from him which reads: “This is only a foretaste of what is to come and only the shadow of what is going...

Credit: Megan Rapinoe Instagram The BBC has received intense backlash after they asked a question within a now-deleted tweet about American soccer star Megan Rapinoe that people deemed as homophobic. The question centered around an article about Megan, 34, titled “Why is America’s newest hero so polarising?” It was issued by the @BBCWorld Twitter account who also asked, “Megan Rapinoe: Can a pink-haired lesbian be an American hero?” above the link. This did not sit well with social media users who clapped...
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Richie Anderson Is Winning Over Hearts! Ahh! More coming out moments! I was just telling you about a mom calling a gay bar for advice after her son came out of the closet. I’ll save my rant of not being able to come out to someone due to living in the glass closet and get back to the topic at hand. Alright, so another man in the public eye has came out of the closet. What makes his story incredibly...
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The 2018 miniseries is from the writer of "Queer As Folk." Calling all Maurice fans. Hugh Grant is returning to British television and playing gay in the new three-part period piece, A Very English Scandal. Grant is portraying British Liberal political party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who in 1979, was tried and acquitted of the murder of his former lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw). The limited series was written by Russell T. Davies (Queer as Folk, Cucumber) and is helmed by Stephen Frears, who...
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One brave teen decided to take the plunge live on national TV on Tuesday night. Coming out to friends and family can be one of the hardest decisions LGBT people ever have to face, but one 16-year-old boy has provided a welcome source of inspiration for others after deciding to take the plunge live on national television. Eighty 16 to 22-year-olds were been invited to share their views as part of BBC Newsbeat’s Generation Misunderstood? programme, which aired on the BBC...
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The story follows two young men who were attacked outside a nightclub in Brighton, leaving physical and emotional scars. Is It Safe To Be Gay in The UK? is the name of a new documentary where this story appears as a part of the BBC Gay Britannia series on BBC iPlayer. James and Dain had been together for five years when on a bank holiday weekend in Brighton, they were both attacked outside of a club. “We were having a great time,...
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The BBC's James Longman specialises in war reporting from Syria and the Middle East BBC audiences were given a tasty, and unusual, treat when reporter and journalist James Longman joined the news team in 2012 as their newest correspondent. Fluent in Arabic and French, the 30-year-old has specialised in Syrian and middle eastern affairs for five years, also working to provide safe access into the field for other international broadcasters. His fearless determination to nail a good story, along with his dashing...
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“Size generally matters in the gay meat market,” author Jeremy Helligar writes in a new op-ed at Honey9, “regardless of racial considerations, but the curiosity and expectations so often attached to dark meat raises the ick factor to a level of grotesque.” Helligar is the author of the humorous travelogue Is It True What They Say About Black Men?, which examines how gay black men are viewed, and often objectified, in countries all around the world. “Lately, though, I’ve noticed a shift, especially...
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BBC One’s new Christmas advert is the latest to features a same-sex couple. The festive scenes promote equality and show off the diversity of modern-day Britain, with a range of couples and family set-ups including a male same-sex couple who share a kiss at a Christmas party. Viewers have since taken to social media to air their thoughts on the new advert, with many praising the inclusivity shown in the advert and expressing the importance of such representation for minorities. https://twitter.com/OnceUponASophie/status/805502231919423488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/philford/status/805501658667110405?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/kennycport/status/806051428963876865?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/nickophile/status/805868277482291201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/Saul_Britt/status/805939130429571077?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/robbieg_15/status/805502392032751616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw It’s not...
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The BBC has warned production companies it won’t commission shows unless they employ a representative amount of ethnic minorities, the disabled and LGBT people. The Guardian reports that the broadcaster set out diversity guidelines for independent production companies this week. They put the onus on production companies to ensure representation of ethnic minorities, the disabled and LGBT people, both on screen and behind the camera. It adds that the new diversity criteria will be considered when green-lighting new shows. The guidelines say: “We...
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Ah, the kiss cam. That cute, time tested stunt seen at sporting events around the world to keep people entertained during slow moments between the action. It’s a lot less cute when you add homophobia into the mix, as TV presenter Paul Hand did while commentating on the women’s tennis singles quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “Let’s hope they don’t go on to two blokes sat next to each other,” Hand said, after encouraging straight couples to kiss. The BBC has issued an apology,...

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