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A gay artist’s work has been removed from a gallery after a group of unproductively woke LGBTQ people complained that it was homophobic. They even filed a police complaint that the collage was “hate speech” for highlighting the homophobia common in modern society. A collage by Australian artist Paul Yore entitled “Taste The Feeling” was being shown at the Mostyn Gallery in Wales this month. The work used common anti-LGBTQ hate speech phrases like “Gays doom nations,” “God hates fags,”...

A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

A gay man was was severely beaten by homophobic attackers, and a picture of his injuries is being shared widely on Facebook. Ryan Williams, 22, said that he and his friends were going to a McDonalds in Preston, England, early in the morning this past Saturday when some people shouted anti-gay comments at them. “There was a group of people nearby in the street and they started calling me and my friends gay,” he told the Mirror. “We went over and told...

A teen drag queen knew how to get his classmates cheering at graduation: do a death drop. Brandon Austin, who performs as Sophia Stardust, just graduated from West Kent College, near London, England. He told Gay Star News that he noticed most of his theatre classmates were doing more than walking across the stage. They were adding bows or waving to the crowd. “I just said to my friends, ‘How iconic would it be if I did a death drop?'” he said. “All...

The Bank of England has chosen to honor Alan Turing on the £50 note. Alan Turing was a gay mathematician whose theories were highly influential in the development of computer science, and his work during World War II helped Allied forces crack coded Nazi messages and defeat Axis forces, a crucial part in winning the war. After World War II, he was prosecuted because he admitting to having a relationship with another man and was forced to take feminizing hormones. In...

A member of the House of Lords in the UK who previously campaigned against civil unions for same-sex couples said that his daughter is married to another woman. David Trimble is a big deal in conservative politics in Northern Ireland. From 1995 to 2005, he led the Ulster Unionist Party, and now he’s a Conservative member of the House of Lords. In 1998, he and John Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping negotiate the Good Friday Agreement, which helped...

A teenager was left bleeding and bruised after she was beaten up by two other women from her school. Ellie-Mae Mulholland, 18, of Hull, UK, said that she confronted “one of her friends” yesterday afternoon over some money that the friend owed her. “She had seen a couple of her friends, who are usually her friends, and one of them owed her a tenner and Ellie asked about it,” Mulholland’s sister Stevie-Leigh Ansell told Hull Live. “The lass said she never had...

A baby clothes store said that a pink T-shirt was returned to them because a dad won’t let his son wear it. The UK clothing store Fred & Noah posted on social media that a pink T-shirt with a giraffe on it was returned to them, along with a note from the mother. “Beautiful top but my husband won’t let my son wear it,” the note said. They posted an image of the shirt, too. “This got me thinking, are we dressing our...

Penguins often pair up with a penguin of the same sex, with many of those turning out to be great parents for baby chicks, so much so that a zoo opted to display a pride-themed banner for their penguins. But a Catholic journalist is outraged because people are telling children that the penguins aren’t all straight. In honor of Pride Month, the London Zoo placed a miniature banner in the style of others designed by the Stonewall UK charity. It read...

A man allegedly threw a giant temper tantrum at a grocery store when he saw rainbow-themed garden gnomes for sale. According to PlymouthLive, police had to be called this past Saturday afternoon to an Asda store in the UK when a man created a disturbance over garden gnomes. A witness said that the man had a rainbow gnome like the one in the picture below in his bag when he started “causing a disturbance.” We're proud to be supporting Pride events across...

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested following a shocking knife attack on a gay couple in England. Police are still searching for two other boys after the gang of pre-teens stabbed the men multiple times. According to police, the two men, who are in their 30’s, were walking down a road on Saturday evening when they were approached by three teen boys. The boys, who are believed to be between ages 12 to 15, shouted homophobic insults at the men. One...

Prince William said that he would be “nervous” for his children if they turned out to be LGBTQ. He was visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust in London, a nonprofit that works with homeless LGBTQ youth, when he was asked what he would do if one of his kids came out. “It is something I’m nervous about,” he said. “Not because I’m worried about them being gay or anything, it’s more about the fact that I’m worried about the pressure, as you...

Several teenagers attacked two gay men with a knife in what appears to be a homophobic hate crime. According to police, the two men, who are in their 30’s, were walking down a road at 9:20 p.m. this past Saturday in Liverpool, UK, when they were approached by three teen boys. The boys, who are believed to be between ages 12 to 15, shouted homophobic insults at the men. One of them pulled out a knife and attacked the men. One of...

London has been hosting Pride parades since 1972. The event attracts approximately a million people, and is the only annual event to close Oxford Street, one of the busiest streets in the city. Despite the size and popularity of Pride, the United Kingdom has endured a long battle with queer rights. The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 removed the death penalty for homosexuality, yet same-sex acts remained illegal, and were punishable by imprisonment. The police were very strict about laws against...

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