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  1. In a country where it is not only illegal to be gay, but laws are defined by traditional and strict religious views, a trans woman being elected councillor seems like a fever dream. But for Bangladeshi garment shop owner Pinki Khatun, it’s a reality. Khatun was elected as councillor for Kotchandpur, a rural town in the … Continued

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  2. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Sum Ting Wong opted for a more muted look today as she and more than “150 people” protested today against the first UK Chick-fil-A store. In the southern town of Reading, England, locals were filled with unease when they awoke to the news that the American fast-food chain – known … Continued

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  3. A Californian police officer smashed a gay man against a car’s windshield – hurling homophobic insults at him and mocking his voice – is now retired and collecting around $100,ooo per year from his pension pot. The former Palo Alto police sergeant was swamped with criticism when video footage capturing the incident went viral in … Continued

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  4. In a groundbreaking move, the first same-sex couple will take to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom next month, according to an alleged source. Two of the show’s pro dancers will perform the first one-on-one same-sex dance next month, The Sun reported. Italian Graziano Di Prima, 25, and newcomer Johannes Radebe, 32, will perform intimate whirls … Continued

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  5. A non-binary person from Iran called Kaveh Mousavi has written a moving essay for Patheos about being Iranian and non-binary. “My Pronoun is U”, the headline declares, and the piece goes on to explain that in the Persian language, nouns are not divided into genders but into living and non-living beings. So all humans are … Continued

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