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Disney+ might be remaking ‘Love, Simon’ into a TV Series

Awarded winner of the Outstanding Film category at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards, and Comedy Movie of 2018 by Teen Choice Awards amongst many others, ‘Love, Simon’ is a 2018 American romantic teen comedy-drama centred on Simon Spier (acted by Nick Robinson), a 17-year old closeted gay high school boy. In the movie, Simon is… Read More Disney+ might be remaking ‘Love, Simon’ into a TV Series

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Netflix’s upcoming series, ‘Special’ explores the life of a disabled gay man

Here’s what we know for sure about Special, the upcoming Netflix series; Ryan Kayes (played by Ryan O’Connell), the star of the series is in his mid-20s, gay and with cerebral palsy. “Cerebral Palsy is a disability of the brain manifested through muscular in-coordination” Ryan says in the trailer just before he falls. In an… Read More Netflix’s upcoming series, ‘Special’ explores the life of a disabled gay man

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LGBT+ advocates are hopeful as Kenya is set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

As the countdown draws closer towards Friday for the much-awaited ruling by Kenya’s High Court to repeal Section 162 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes gay sex , advocates, particularly from the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), are optimistic. The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) is an independent human… Read More LGBT+ advocates are hopeful as Kenya is set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

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You can lend your voice in solidarity with LGBT+ Egyptians. Here’s how

The Egyptian government hates rainbows. In fact, waving a rainbow flag can have very serious consequences in Egypt. In September 2017, 75 people were arrested after someone did just that at a concert in Cairo. And last year, at least 76 people were arrested and taken to court, just because authorities assumed they were LGBT+.… Read More You can lend your voice in solidarity with LGBT+ Egyptians. Here’s how

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India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

Released on the first of February, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) is Bollywood’s first LGBT+ mainstream film and one focused on lesbian romance. The transgender writer, Gazal Dhaliwal says she “feels responsible for telling LGBT+ stories”. “I have lived this life. I felt responsible… Read More India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

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“Being openly gay has held my career back” – Phuti Lekoloane, South African openly gay footballer

“I believe I am Africa’s only (full time) soccer player who has come out as gay,” Phuti Lekoloane tells the BBC News Africa. Phuti Lekoloane is the goalkeeper for South African team, Tornado FC. He had initially come out as gay in December 2015 but it wasn’t until a July 2016 radio interview with Robert… Read More “Being openly gay has held my career back” – Phuti Lekoloane, South African openly gay footballer

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“My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” Jussie Smollett speaks about the attack

About a week after the racist and homophobic attack on actor, Jussie Smollett, he has released his first statement to reassure everyone that he’s recovering and thankful for the support he’s received over the last few days. As earlier reported on the Rustin Times, Jussie Smollett was stopped while reportedly exiting a Subway restaurant in… Read More “My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” Jussie Smollett speaks about the attack

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Kenya’s LGBT+ refugees fall sick at U.N. shelter but UNHCR says the outbreak was not linked to conditions at the shelter

Thanks to brilliant reporting from the Thomas Reuters Foundation, it has been revealed that “Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they complained of overcrowding and poor sanitation at the facility”. According to the refugee representative,… Read More Kenya’s LGBT+ refugees fall sick at U.N. shelter but UNHCR says the outbreak was not linked to conditions at the shelter

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Actor, Jussie Smollett hospitalized after racist, homophobic attack in Chicago

Jussie Smollett, popularly known for his lead role as Jamal Lyon in Fox Television show — Empire, was attacked around 2:00 am CT Tuesday morning in Chicago. According to Chicago police reports on The Advocate, Jussie Smollett — who came nout as gay in 2015 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — was stopped while reportedly exiting… Read More Actor, Jussie Smollett hospitalized after racist, homophobic attack in Chicago

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Boy Erased, Grey’s Anatomy, Pose, Queer Eye makes nominee list for GLAAD Media awards

2018 was definitely the year of accurate representation for Queer people. From movies to series to songs nd even video games, Queer people and Queer issues moved from being a minority to a major part of the media. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the… Read More Boy Erased, Grey’s Anatomy, Pose, Queer Eye makes nominee list for GLAAD Media awards