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Queer Boost in US Elections

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It was “off year” polling day in the USA, and there was a small but heartening leap forward in LGBT representation – including the “B”. The big years in US politics are the even numbers – like last year’s Presidential contest, or next year’s “midterms”. But just as the UK has local elections every year whether or not they are […]

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Bi/Gay Divide

New research from USA campaign group GLAAD highlights an age gap in how many people know a bisexual person – and it stands in stark contrast to a remarkable degree of consistency in how many people say they know a gay or lesbian person across the generations. The survey conducted by pollsters Harris on November 2-4, 2016 asked 2,037 adults […]

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South Dakota licences prejudice

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Last night South Dakota became the first US state of the year to retreat from treating LGBT people as equals with the rest of society. The snappily titled “SB149” law will allow adoption agencies to discriminate based on “religious belief or moral conviction” – weasel words for having adoption rules based on prejudice and bigotry and without care for the […]

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Bisexual identity on the rise?

Another statistic suggests more young people are identifying as bisexual than as lesbian or gay. In the past identity surveys that separate out bisexual from lesbian and gay identity have often shown more gay and lesbian people than bi people. The UK’s Office for National Statistics for example when first publishing figures on this question has tended to show around […]

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It’s Bi Health Month

It’s March, and that means it’s Bisexual Health Awareness Month. Research in recent years has highlighted how bi people are likely to have worse mental and physical health than both gay and straight people alike. In the USA, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) for the fourth consecutive year with the launch of a social […]

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Evan Rachel Wood Receives the HRC Visibility Award

United States LGBT campaign group HRC (Human Rights Campaign) presented True Blood and Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood with their HRC Visibility Award at the 2017 HRC North Carolina Gala yesterday. Receiving the award she spoke of the importance of being seen and heard and shared powerful remarks about bisexual visibility. “It was something so simple and yet so terrifying. I […]

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US Crisis: Leaked LGBTphobic Plans

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A human rights crisis continues enveloping the United States following President Trump’s move against people from several Muslim countries. A leaked plan proposing to give regressive social beliefs legal priority has caused fresh concern. A draft version of an order from the President entitled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom” has been widely reported. This suggests a planned […]

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History Finding Homes

Imagine a museum of LGBT history. San Francisco looks like it’s going to get one – and quite possibly on the rates. The Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco voted on the evening of Tuesday, January 31, to approve a groundbreaking resolution calling on municipal authorities, philanthropists and business leaders to support the GLBT Historical […]

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