The Chicago Dyke March has hit back after being criticised for telling attendees waving Pride flags bearing a Jewish Star of David to leave its event on Saturday. Three people waving the flags were asked to leave because they were making “people feel unsafe” at the parade in the La Villita neighbourhood, which is part of the city’s annual Pride festivities. Chicago Dyke March had been accused of antisemitism for banning the flag, as the Star of David has been Jewish symbol for hundreds of years.
If you’ve not already binge-watched all of Orange is the New Black season 5, you’re probably a fair chunk of the way through by now. And you wouldn’t be human if your mind didn’t occasionally wander as to how you’d fare if you were banged up in Litchfield Prison. Would you survive a prison riot? And which of the other characters would be the love of your life? Take this ace quiz created by Bellaboo below to find out.
LGBT rights have been steadily improving around the world, but sadly such progress is not linear, nor global, and nothing highlights that more than the shocking persecution of gay men in Chechnya. Without the same media freedoms enjoyed elsewhere, it’s hard to know exactly what’s happening in the Chechen Republic, but below we round up the most credible reports and ask how we can best help the community there.
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Selecting a term
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