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…

ICONIC BLACK LESBIAN BLACK LIGHTNING STAR NAFESSA WILLIAMS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ‘WAVE’ OF DIVERS REPRESENTATION IN FILM

Black Lightning star Nafessa Williams has said that the creation and support of black superheroes in Hollywood has resulted in an exciting “wave” of representation that is only just getting started. The star, who plays lesbian black superhero and daughter of Black Lightning Thunder, said that there has been a seismic shift towards black representation onscreen…