The Babadook: how the horror movie monster became a gay icon

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Top-hatted ghoul has been hailed as LGBT figure in corners of social media after it was jokingly floated on Tumblr that he was gay Queer communities of the internet are embracing an unlikely icon this Pride Month: the Babadook. The top-hatted monster, from jenna (@jennafenwick) current favorite meme is the lgbt community insisting that the […]

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You say you want a sexual revolution: why 1967 is the year pop came out

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Fifty years ago, homosexuality was decriminalised and pop was never the same again. From Dusty and Motown to Mick Jagger and the Kinks, here are the songs, clubs and clothes that liberated Britain In one of his very last acts as Beatles manager, All You Need Is Love. Exactly one month later, Epstein was dead […]

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‘This is not OK’: Martina Navratilova steps up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena

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Tennis great calls out fellow former world No1 over anti-gay rights stance, accusing her of bullying and linking LGBT to Nazis, communists, the devil in an open letter published by Fairfax Media. We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be […]

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Hungary’s president welcomes US ‘anti-LGBT hate group’, fueling feud with EU

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Viktor Orban calls on Hungarians to have more children at summit for World Congress of Families, dubbed hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center Hungary is locked in a confrontation the EU over a catalogue of issues including its policies towards asylum seekers, civil society groups and the Budapest-based Central European University, funded by George […]

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Russia investigates ‘gay purge’ in Chechnya

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Putin officials pursue claims of homosexual men jailed and tortured in republic ruled by Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov Russian officials are actively investigating claims of a purge of gay men in Chechnya, a process that could lead to a showdown between Moscow and the local Kremlin-backed strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov. Dozens of men in the southern republic […]

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Indonesian men caned for consensual gay sex in Aceh

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Hundreds packed mosques courtyard to witness the canings in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practise sharia law Two men in Indonesias Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as medieval torture and escalates an anti-gay backlash. pic.twitter.com/5WownDwGi5 after vigilantes broke into their […]

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No ‘reliable information’ on Chechnya gay persecution, says Putin spokesman

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Police in the predominantly Muslim republic allegedly rounded up more than 100 gay men and killed at least three In the face of police in the predominantly Muslim republic rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality and that at least three of them have been killed. Chechen authorities have denied the reports. But […]

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Power Rangers gets 18+ age restriction in Russia over inclusion of LGBT character

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Russian distributor informed cinemas that the film would have highest possible restrictions after hardline anti-gay legislator suggested it should be banned The Russian distributors have given the Hollywood Reporter. Another legislator, Alexei Zhuravlev, said the film amounted to gay propaganda while speaking on conservative television network Tsargrad, and criticised staff at the culture ministry for […]

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