New lesbian bar La Camionera officially opens in London: ‘We’ve been lacking this space’
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by Erik Niewiarowski
3h ago
London’s newest lesbian bar La Camionera has officially opened its doors as a permanent venue. La Camionera – Spanish for female trucker, but also slang for butch lesbians – first opened in February in East London on a temporary basis. Over the weekend, however, it launched as a permanent venue in Hackney, with the owners claiming it is the first FLINTA-owned [female, lesbian, intersex, non-binary, trans and agender] LGBTQ+ space in the capital for more than a decade. PinkNews caught up with some of the clientele and the owners to talk about what the venue means to them. “We’ve been lacking th ..read more
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Pope Francis clarifies that he’ll bless LGBTQ+ people but not their unions
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by Erik Niewiarowski
3h ago
Pope Francis has described being gay as a “human fact”, clarifying that he supports blessings for individual LGBTQ+ people, but not their unions. In a Vatican interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, which aired on Sunday (19 May), Pope Francis said he would bless LGBTQ+ people but does not support same-sex marriage, and would not “bless the union”. Giving his reason, he added: “That cannot be done because that is not the sacrament. I cannot. The Lord made it that way. But to bless each person, yes. The blessing is for everyone. “To bless a homosexual-type union, however, g ..read more
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Monét X Change’s most expensive Drag Race look cost ‘five-figure’ sum
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by Chantelle Billson
3h ago
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Monét X Change has spilled the tea on her most expensive look on the show.  Speaking exclusively to PinkNews, the All Stars 4 winner shared details about her outfit, how she surprised Bob the Drag Queen at a Madonna concert, and her new R&B album. The cost of competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a hot topic in recent years, with queens forking out thousands to ensure their runway looks are a cut above the competition. Contestant Hershii LiqCour-Jeté, who was eliminated first from season 16, previously revealed that she sold her car so that she could ..read more
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Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre worker Roz Adams wins tribunal over ‘gender-critical’ beliefs
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by Emily Chudy
4h ago
A woman who worked at Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre was unfairly constructively dismissed because of her “gender-critical” beliefs, an employment tribunal has ruled. The tribunal found Roz Adams, who worked at the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, was unlawfully discriminated against for believing that service users should be able to know the “biological sex” of staff members, the BBC reported. Management at the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, known as a trans-inclusive centre, launched a disciplinary process against Adams, 52, after she asked how to respond to a service user who wanted to know wheth ..read more
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Neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes blames gay porn livestream clip on hack
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by Amelia Hansford
4h ago
Neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes’ livestream has played gay porn to thousands of his supporters. The explicit clip was played out as the pundit, who is known for making antisemitic and homophobic remarks and is described by the Anti-Defamation League as a “white supremacist leader”, ended an episode of his commentary show, America First, on Friday (17 May). After Fuentes had closed the stream, more than 3,300 viewers were presented with a brief clip of gay porn, which was quickly halted too. Supports of Fuentes expressed shock in the livestream’s chat room, with some telling the right-wing pundit to “tur ..read more
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News anchor comes out to viewers on live TV: ‘I’m so nervous right now’
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by Emily Chudy
6h ago
A news anchor has come out as gay on live TV, saying he wanted to show viewers his “authentic self”.  Jason Hackett, who presents Sunrise on news station KARE 11, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, came out after he was asked to be on the cover of LGBTQ+ magazine Lavender. “I’ve been living in a glass closet for the most part,” Hackett said, using the term to reveal that he was out to friends and family, but not publicly.  “I wanted to let you out there, the viewers out there [who] wake up with me every morning, know a little bit more about me.” The journalist, who joined KARE 11 last year ..read more
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Trans OnlyFans star Qtee Foxx claps back at haters: ‘There’s more to me than my genitals’
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by Chantelle Billson
6h ago
Trans OnlyFans star Qtee Foxx has hit back at haters, reminding them that there’s “a lot more to [her] than just [her] genitals.” Qtee Foxx is based in Sweden and shares explicit videos and pictures with thousands of subscribers online on platforms like OnlyFans. Speaking exclusively to PinkNews about her career as an adult content creator, Foxx said: “I fulfil all of your spiciest fantasies online [but] there’s a lot more to me than my genitals. “I know that’s sometimes what you come for, but you’re also going to have to acknowledge that I’m human.”  Foxx has suffered discrimination ..read more
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I Kissed a Boy season two confirmed with Dannii Minogue returning as host
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by Chantelle Billson
7h ago
Dannii Minogue has confirmed that her hit dating show I Kissed a Boy will be returning for a second season. The announcement follows the news that the series, and its follow-up I Kissed a Girl, will be shown on Hulu in the US. The UK’s first lesbian dating show, I Kissed a Girl, began to air on the BBC earlier this month, leaving viewers pining for more episodes of I Kissed a Boy.  And on Tuesday (21 May), Minogue wrote on X/Twitter that she will be back to play Cupid to a new set of lads. — Dr. Lonnie, Pharm.D., NP, RPh. (@lonnies56163849) May 21, 2024 The two shows are set to featur ..read more
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Microplastics found in every human testicle tested in new study
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by Chantelle Billson
9h ago
Microplastics have been detected in every human testicle examined in a new study, raising questions about the possible impact on health and fertility. The research, led by the University of New Mexico and published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, looked at testicular tissue taken from dogs and humans. The scientists tested 23 human and 47 dog testes.  Microplastics are created when plastic is exposed to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight and degrades in landfills, and cause pollution in the environment. These very small pieces of plastic were found in every sample tested ..read more
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Footballer Mohamed Camara covers anti-homophobia badge during game
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by Michele Theil
9h ago
Mali international and Monaco footballer Mohamed Camara was spotted wearing a shirt with tape covering a badge supporting the LGBTQ community during a game at the weekend. Camara was playing against Nantes for French Ligue 1 side Monaco on Sunday (19 May), but, unlike his teammates, the badge on his shirt, with the word ‘homophobie’ – French for homophobia – with a red cross through it, was obscured. Both team’s players were asked to participate in a pre-match photograph standing behind a banner supporting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBI ..read more
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