FAMILY GUY WILL ‘PHASE OUT’ GAY JOKES

Producers on Family Guy have said they are “phasing out” jokes about gay people. The long-running animated Fox comedy series has frequently made LGBT+ people the butt of jokes over the years, attracting criticism for relying on offensive stereotypes. However, Sunday’s (January 13) episode “Trump Guy” hinted that the show is seeking to forge a more tolerant path on…

GOLDEN GLOBES RECOGNISE QUEER TV SHOWS ALONGSIDE LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga has received two Golden Globe nominations—for best actress and best original song in A Star Is Born—in a year of LGBT+ successes. The bisexual actress and singer was recognised on Thursday (November 6) for the film’s hit song “Shallow,” which she co-wrote. Lady Gaga was joined on the Golden Globes list by historical lesbian comedy The Favourite, which scored…

GAY PRIEST JIDE MACAULAY: ‘GAY SIMPLY MEANS GOD ADORES YOU’

Openly gay priest Reverend Jide Macaulay has invited people who have an issue with LGBT+ people to confront God about it. “Those who argue against the sexuality of the LGBT community actually need to take it up with God because I have taken it up with God and I have reconciled,” the openly gay priest…

THE NEXT FRONTIER OF LGBT EQUALITY? REFORMING THE GENDER RECOGNITION ACT

“You can get married now, isn’t that all you wanted? I thought the struggle for LGBT equality was over?” Over and over again, I get asked these kinds of questions. People trying to figure out what’s next after equal marriage. While there’s still plenty of progress to be made for the whole community, for trans people…

RuPaul’s DRAG RACE MAKES HISTORY WITH EMMY AWARD WINS

RuPaul’s Drag Race has picked up five Emmy Awards in an unprecedented night of success for the show. The iconic programme took home the Outstanding Reality Show honour for the first time ever, breaking The Voice and The Amazing Race‘s seven-year stranglehold on the trophy. RuPaul, who this year became the first drag artist to be given a star on…

QUEER EYE SNATCHES ITS FIRST EMMY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW

Queer Eye snatched its first ever Emmy on Sunday during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, which where hosted by none other than the Fab Five themselves. The Netflix revival of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy won the Emmy for outstanding structured reality programme, besting Shark Tank, Antiques Roadshow, Fixer Upper, Lip Sync Battle and Who Do You Think you Are. “This…

HERE’S HOW TO GET THE NEW PRIDE RAINBOW FEATURES ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

Facebook and Instagram have launched new rainbow-inspired features – available all year – to celebrate Pride month in the US this June. The new settings include “Pride Profile Frames” on Facebook, where users can choose rainbow frames – including multicoloured waves and concentric circles – to add to their profile picture. Facebook users can also personalise…

STUDY SHOWS DISNEY IS FAILING LGBT KIDS – DESPITE ‘CASHING IN’ ON PRIDE MERCH

A report has shown that Disney’s blockbuster releases are failing LGBT kids – despite the company cashing in on LGBT merchandise. Disney last month announced a ‘Pride’ merchandise range for the first time, featuring a range of rainbow-themed merchandise aimed at LGBTQ fans. But just weeks after the launch, GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index reporthas launched –…

MEET THE LESBIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS BATTLING THE UK’s ‘HOSTILE & HOMOPHOBIC’ IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

To mark Lesbian Visibility Day, PinkNews spoke to three lesbian asylum seekers about their harrowing experiences – from depression to attempted suicide – as they fight the UK immigration system. In November, PinkNews revealed that thousands of gay, lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers have been refused asylum from countries where they could face prison, violence or death. Figures quietly released…