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Scarlett Johansson steps down from Rub & Tug

Following backlash from the LGBT community, Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she is stepping down from the upcoming film project, Rub & Tug. In a statement released exclusively to Out Magazine, Johansson said “While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by… Read More Scarlett Johansson steps down from Rub & Tug

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“We Will Never Surrender Equality” – OUTBermuda Pledges to Battle against Government Appeal in Marriage Decision

OUTBermuda has declared that “we will never surrender equality for all Bermudians, and especially the LGBTQ families and couples who deserve it.” The group’s statement was made in response to the Government of Bermuda’s decision to appeal the historic June 6 verdict by the Supreme Court of Bermuda that overturned the Government’s decision to ban… Read More “We Will Never Surrender Equality” – OUTBermuda Pledges to Battle against Government Appeal in Marriage Decision

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South African Policeman accused of beating women because of their sexuality

A South African police officer in Mthatha, South Africa has been accused of physically assaulting four women in his home because they are lesbian. GroundUp is reporting that he will appear in court on the 17th of July. According to the women, the officer who was off duty alongside his mother, hit them with sticks while… Read More South African Policeman accused of beating women because of their sexuality

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Keiynan Lonsdale sings about self-acceptance in ‘Preach.’ Watch the video here

Actor and Singer Keiynan Lonsdale has released the music video to his single, Preach. Written by Lonsdale and produced by Louis Futon, the songs is about self love and acceptance. In an email to The Fader, he says “I want everyone to have their own interpretation of it for them, but for me it’s about fucking with your… Read More Keiynan Lonsdale sings about self-acceptance in ‘Preach.’ Watch the video here

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WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will no longer classify gender incongruence as a mental disorder. This comes in their latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The report states: “The rationale being that while evidence is now clear that it is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this… Read More WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder

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Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman

At The Rustin Times, we are particular about showing LGBTIQ persons from around the world who are living their best lives. “Transfixed” tells the story of 49 year old Jessica, a transgender woman from Denver, who has struggled to become herself throughout her entire life. It was directed by Jared Formanek with assistance from Kaitlyn… Read More Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman