The Church of England has issued a formal apology for its “shameful” treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. “The Church of England has made it clear that LGBT+ people are not entitled to an equal place within the Anglican communion. “Fifty-five percent of Anglicans support same-sex marriage, according to a YouGov poll last year. The church is out of touch.”Same-sex marriage is backed my a majority of Church of England membersAs Tatchell stated, a majority of Church of England members believe that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right. Less than one in 10 (9%) believed same-sex marriage to be “wrong” in some capacity – a decrease in comparison to recent years.
The UK government has blocked Scotland’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill from getting Royal Assent. The Bill would have a significant impact on, amongst other things, GB-wide equalities matters in Scotland, England and Wales. “I have written today to the First Minister and the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer informing them of my decision.”The Scottish Parliament passed the Gender Recognition Reform Bill in a “significant” step forward for trans rights in the country on 22 December. MSPs voted by 86 votes to 39 in favour of allowing transgender people to self-identify, meaning trans people would no longer need to be medically diagnosed with gender dysphoria before obtaining a gender recognition certificate (GRC). “Trans people make up only 0.5% of our population, and trans men and women who can benefit from the Gender Recognition Reform Bill are only 0.2%.20 days ago Gay Times
The cast of Disney’s Strange World opened up about the film’s LGBTQ+ representation in a new interview. They’ve been a huge inspiration for Strange World.”However, one of the most exciting aspects of Strange World is its LGBTQ+ representation. With Strange World’s release date right around the corner, the film’s creative team and cast opened up about the “organic” inclusion of Ethan’s LGBTQ+ identity. He’s also bold and widely empathetic, which is why he becomes sort of the conservationist in our film,” Hall told Variety. Strange World comes out worldwide on 23 November.2 months ago Gay Times
Authentic queer representation is – not that you need reminding – still scarce across all genres (cinema only just received its first major gay-rom with Bros), but particularly within action and horror. Long Long Time serves as an antidote, of sorts, to what came before: Bill and Frank are front and centre; homophobia isn’t present within the narrative; and tired LGBTQ+ tropes don’t have a say here. Those stories are still important, of course, but in a world of Clickers and Bloaters and so forth, no one gives a damn. Being involved with such a trailblazing episode of television wasn’t lost on the cast, either. He’s a tough shell of a guy in a way, but also incredibly sensitive as a person and actor.6 days ago Gay Times
Several – Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen – retain the death penalty for same-sex relations, according to a 2020 report by the ILGA World LGBTQ+ advocacy group. In September, however, a Qatari World Cup ambassador made more outspoken comments about the issue during an interview with German television. Tatchell – who held a similar protest ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia – protested for more than an hour before being told to move on by police. LGBTQ+ sporting organisations have long expressed outrage that Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup by world soccer’s governing body, FIFA. Australia’s national team has spoken out against Qatar’s record on human rights and same-sex relationships, while Denmark’s players will travel to the tournament without their families as a protest against the country’s human rights record.2 months ago Gay Times
Several LGBTQ+ stories were honoured at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. LGBTQ+ comedian Jerrod Carmichael addressed this from the outset, telling the crowd that he chose to host the ceremony “because I’m Black”. Regardless of whatever the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s past may be, this is an evening where we get to celebrate. Blanchett won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama over stars such as Olivia Colman, Viola Davis, Ana de Armas and Michelle Williams, while Zendaya took home her first-ever Golden Globe for Euphoria. Check out all the winners from the 80th Golden Globes below.25 days ago Gay Times
With their “offbeat” sense-of-humour, avant-garde runway presentations and “poptimistic” charm, Le Fil became a strong fan-favourite on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Ultimately, Peppa was saved over Le Fil and he became the seventh contestant to sashay away. Le Fil, my darling, how are you? Your six-inches gave me the confidence to go for the full 12.’You portrayed Marie Kondo on the Snatch Game. Marie Kondo is a blank canvas, but it was so much more difficult once I found out it was a Strictly Come Dancing twist.3 months ago Gay Times
Police from Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale swarmed the heart of Wilton Manors after a man stormed into Wilton Manors Dental on NE 9th Avenue with a device he said was a bomb. Wilton Dental TargetedAround 3 p.m Oct. 27, a man showed up at the Wilton Manors Dental building at 2517 NE 9th Ave. between Wilton Drive and NE 26th Street. Within minutes Wilton Manors police were surrounding the building. The SWAT truck withdrew from the Wilton Dental lot and was sitting on 9th Ave. feet from where SFGN was. The people inside Wilton Dental were grateful to be safe, but they were also stranded.3 months ago South Florida Gay News