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Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers of Rammstein kiss onstage in Moscow (photo: Jens Koch) Two members of the German heavy metal band Rammstein shared an onstage kiss in defiance of Russia’s anti-LGBTQ policies during their concert at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow Tuesday night. While performing their song “Aüslander,” which means “foreigner” in German, guitarists Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers slowly walked towards each other. After briefly catching each other’s eyes, they leaned in for a quick kiss. And the crowd goes...

Two members of the German heavy-metal band Rammstein defied Russia’s anti-LGBTQ policies by sharing a kiss during a concert in Moscow on Tuesday. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe kissed onstage as the band performed “Ausländer,” German for “foreigner.” “Russia, we love you,” the band wrote in an Instagram post accompanied by an image of the musicians’ kiss. The kiss was widely praised for its defiance of Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” law, which prohibits “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships” to...

Two members of the German heavy metal band, guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe, shared a kiss on stage during a performance in Russia’s capital city Moscow to protest the country’s anti-LGBTQ attitudes and laws. While homosexuality isn’t illegal in Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s ‘gay propaganda’ law has created a hostile environment for LGBTQ people. A prominent LGBTQ activist was recently murdered after her name was listed on a vile ‘gay-hunting’ website. Elsewhere, in self-governed Russian state Chechnya, gay people have...

Iqra – played by actress Priya Davdra – will come out as gay in a storyline this summer, after it’s revealed that she’s been sending flirtatious messages to other women. A source told The Sun: “Iqra has been fighting to keep her sexuality quiet, but eventually the truth will emerge.” The character won’t be the show’s first gay Muslim, but she will be the first Muslim lesbian. It was announced earlier this year that Eastenders would introduce a queer bar in...

The comedy-drama, which followed the title character and her friends as they attend middle school, has received acclaim from fans and critics for its LGBTQ storylines – specifically for its handling of Cyrus Goodman’s coming out journey. Cyrus’ sexuality was first addressed in the show’s second season when Andi discovered they both have a crush on the same boy. Later, Cyrus came out to his friend Buffy, telling her he feels “weird” and “different”. Her response was perfect. “Cyrus, you’ve always...

Peace TV faces a ban from the UK after a presenter claimed that gay people were “worse than animals.” The complaint arose from a segment called The Valley of the Homosexuals. Ofcom has ruled that four of the station’s programmes have breached its rules on hate speech, offence, abusive treatment and incitement to crime. Powers given to Ofcom means that it could take the station off air for the breaches, if deemed severe enough, but it could also impose a lesser...

By filling its world-renowned Hayward Gallery with more than 100 artworks by around 30 queer artists active in the last 50 years, and building a strand of LGBTQ summer programming around it, London’s Southbank Centre is cementing its queer ally status and making a political statement. According to Guest Curator Vincent Honoré, “Kiss My Genders is a wonderful celebration welcoming the brilliant differences and the rich spectra of genders within our society.” Here we speak to Honoré about the purpose and...

According to Guest Curator Vincent Honoré, “Kiss My Genders is a wonderful celebration welcoming the brilliant differences and the rich spectra of genders within our society.” Here we speak to Honoré about the purpose and potential of Kiss My Genders, before finding out what inspired Jenkin van Zyl, the exhibition’s youngest artist, to fly to Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to make a “kaleidoscopic horror” film that’s gut-punchingly powerful. Southbank Centre Vincent Honoré. A few weeks into the exhibition’s three-month run, I call Honoré, who’s...

Many people say that there are no rights that the people of the LGBTQ community don’t have so there is no need to protest, but they couldn’t be more wrong. How about being treated as a human being and not feel threatened or getting attacked in public just for loving someone and people don’t like it? There are all sorts of things around us that many of us don’t like...

All Elite Wrestling’s pledge that it is “for everyone” was on full display from minute one at Saturday’s Fight For The Fallen event, as out gay pro wrestler Sonny Kiss made an impactful singles debut in Jacksonville, Fla. Kiss opened the event’s pre-show, The Buy-In, in a one-on-one contest against “The Librarian” Peter Avalon, who was accompanied to the ring by “The Librarian” Leva Bates. Yes, they’re both librarians. It’s a thing. But the Concrete Rose stole the show as...

A 29-year-old man has been hospitalised with head injuries following a suspected homophobic attack near the junction of Denmark Hill and Camberwell Road in South London. It is thought that the victim’s injuries are neither life-threatening or life-changing. It’s been reported that some shops in the area have been cordoned off, and blood could be seen on the pavement. A 19-year-old man was arrested for the attack on the grounds of causing grievous bodily harm, and has since been released under...

US footballer Kelley O’Hara has seemingly nonchalantly come out by kissing her girlfriend after the US national team won this year’s Women’s World Cup. In the celebrations after the final whistle, Kelley ran to the stands, among others players, and kissed her girlfriend. Other members of the US women’s football team like Megan Rapinoe, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris are also LGBTQ, the latter of whom are engaged. Writing on SB Nation, Kim McCauley praised Kelley, writing: “This is not a...

‘Queer Eye’ stars Jonathan Van Ness & Antoni Porowski (via Instagram) Fans of the Netflix ‘make better’ series, Queer Eye, had a social media meltdown when two of the show’s stars, avocado-loving foodie Antoni Porowski and mustachioed grooming guy Jonathan Van Ness, posted a photo on Antoni’s Instagram account of the two just about to engage in a hot and heavy make-out session. Accompanying the photo was the caption, “I guess Amurica’s birthday’s our anniversary, babe,” complete with heart emoji. Aw…. Over 700,000...
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A London airport is waving a rainbow flag that’s made of kisses. Heathrow Airport in London is proudly waving a rainbow flag up in the skies. The fun part is that that colors of the flag are made by the kisses of 6,000 former passengers. In order to celebrate Pride in London this upcoming weekend, the airport offered passengers colorful lipstick. The passengers then applied the rainbow of colors and kissed a large white cloth (or used a stamp if they...

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…and it’s a peach. American ‘internet personality’ and ‘social media influencer’ Cameron Dallas has been letting it all hang out for his behind-the-scenes show Chasing...

One man, blessed with quite a curvy bottom, shares his attempt to break the Internet. C/O the guys at C&C, watch as this bearded gent...