Gay employee says salary was halved to be even with ‘females in the office’ | US news

A gay man working at a New York events company has claimed in a discrimination lawsuit that his pay was halved so he would be on a par with “other females in the office”. In the lawsuit against Eventique, a company that stages promotional events for companies including Nike, Twitter and Amazon, Wesley Wernecke claims […]

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Instagram’s murky ‘shadow bans’ just serve to censor marginalised communities | Chanté Joseph | Opinion

Vulnerable and marginalised communities on Instagram have been calling for a wider conversation to address what they say is the platform’s censoring of queer and plus-sized bodies. Instagram has a confusing policy of hiding certain content from its users – and in the past few weeks, Pxssy Palace (a popular queer arts collective and London […]

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I’m happy to boycott Chick-fil-A – but that doesn’t make Popeyes progressive | Rashad Robinson | Opinion

When you live in a racist society, even something as simple as a chicken sandwich may not be just a chicken sandwich. The sandwich wars reignited on Sunday when Popeyes reintroduced their popular fried chicken sandwich, in direct competition with Chick-fil-A. The sandwich had been so popular earlier this year that Popeyes literally ran out […]

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Bake Off winner David Atherton: ‘I enjoy the buns innuendos!’ | Food

He’s the quiet, controlled one who wowed the judges with precise technical bakes. At least, that’s the impression you probably have of the 2019 Great British Bake Off winner, David Atherton. Wrong. In person, he’s an adventurous extrovert with a hippy streak. “Most of my practices I did in my pants while eating pizza and […]

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Florida teacher condemns ‘hypocrisy’ of school that fired her for being gay | US news

A Florida teacher has attacked the “hypocrisy” of a private Christian school that fired her for being gay, then insisted she stick around to teach one more class after giving her a lecture about the sin of homosexuality. Monica Toro Lisciandro said her summary dismissal by the head of the Covenant Christian school in Palm […]

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Delta airline will restore LGBTQ scenes to Booksmart and Rocketman | US news

The airline Delta has said it will start showing fuller versions of the films Booksmart and Rocketman that were controversially edited to remove scenes involving LGBTQ love and sexuality. “We are working to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” a spokeswoman said. Delta faced criticism after it emerged it was showing films with edits that […]

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Police board chairman resigns after gay sergeant’s $20m discrimination victory | US news

The chairman of a St Louis county police board has resigned and another board member said she is being replaced after a jury found that a sergeant was discriminated against because he is gay and recommended that he be awarded nearly $20m. The county executive, Sam Page, said on Monday in a letter announcing board […]

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Texas Republicans weigh in on case of child with contested gender identity | World news

Top Republicans in Texas have weighed in on two parents’ battle over their seven-year-old child’s gender identity, after the case was shared widely on social media and conservative news sites. Anne Georgulas and Jeffrey Younger, from the Dallas area, have been embroiled in a legal dispute over their divorce and the care of their children […]

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Hate crimes double in five years in England and Wales | Society

Hate crimes double in five years in England and Wales | Society

The number of hate crimes reported to police has more than doubled since 2013, according to government figures, which also showed a large increase last year in offences against people based on sexual orientation. The majority of hate crime offences recorded by police forces in England and Wales were racial – 78,991 – which increased […]

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Court bid to stop LGBT lesson protests at Birmingham school starts | UK news

Court bid to stop LGBT lesson protests at Birmingham school starts | UK news

Protests were held outside the high court on Monday over a bid to permanently ban activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham primary school. Holding up gag order signs, protesters gathered outside the court ahead of a hearing to stop protests against equality lessons taking place at Anderton Park primary school. The […]

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