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Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting
Entertainment

Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting

Netflix has suspended a trans employee who criticized Dave Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer. In the stand-up set, which was released on October 5th, Chappelle doubles down on his jokes about LGBTQ groups. After the special was released, Netflix software engineer Terra Field who identifies as queer and trans wrote that Chapelle “attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness”. Field tweeted; After the tweet went viral, Field and two other employees were suspended for attending the “QBR”, Netflix’s quarterly business review, a two-day affair that convenes the top 500 employees at the company. Netflix did not suspend Field over recent tweets decrying what she called anti-trans jokes in the Chappelle special, individuals familiar with Netflix said, but...
“I’m not straight” Married Supermodel Lily Cole Comes Out as “Queer”
Celebs

“I’m not straight” Married Supermodel Lily Cole Comes Out as “Queer”

Supermodel Lily Cole has come out as "queer" after revealing she is "not straight" and she wants to break the "rigid" boundaries of sexuality. The model, 33, married entrepreneur Kwame Ferreira in 2012 and they have a five-year-old daughter named Wylde. Cole opened up about her sexuality in her new book, Who Cares Wins: How to Protect the Planet You Love. She explained that while she is a private person who likes to keep her personal life out of the public eye, she has felt the need to "acknowledge that she's not straight". Cole has been linked to popular men such as actor Jude Law, British model David Gandy and Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry, who is 42 years her senior. She is rumoured to have briefly dated Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, after he heard her speak pa...
‘I am queer. We’re human like you’ – Simphiwe Dana hits back at crimes against the LGBTIQ+ community
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‘I am queer. We’re human like you’ – Simphiwe Dana hits back at crimes against the LGBTIQ+ community

South African singer-songwriter, Simphiwe Dana has joined the many South Africans who have shared their outrage at crimes committed against the LGBTQI+ community. Over the last week, Mzansi has mourned the loss of Andile “Lulu” Ntuthela and Sphamandla Khoza, two gay men killed in alleged homophobic hate crimes. The two murders sparked debate and anger across SA, leading to some of SA’s biggest names weighing in. Bamako star Simphiwe took to Twitter to mourn the loss of their lives, hitting back at the hate as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community herself. “I am queer. If you love me and my music, rethink your hate towards people like me. This has to end. We are human beings like you,” said Simphiwe. Simphiwe also shared her journey of accepting her identity. “It took me a...
President Biden threatens financial, visa sanctions against countries yet to make laws to accommodate LGBTQI people
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President Biden threatens financial, visa sanctions against countries yet to make laws to accommodate LGBTQI people

US president, Joe Biden has threatened to sanction countries that are yet to make laws to accommodate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) people. The Democrat issued a presidential memorandum aimed at expanding the protection of the rights of LGBTQI people worldwide. Biden’s memo reads, “When foreign governments move to restrict the rights of LGBTQI+ persons or fail to enforce legal protections in place, thereby contributing to a climate of intolerance, agencies engaged abroad shall consider appropriate responses, including using the full range of diplomatic and assistance tools and, as appropriate, financial sanctions, visa restrictions, and other actions. “All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live ...
I knew I was gay at 10 — Bolu Okupe
Lifestyle

I knew I was gay at 10 — Bolu Okupe

Bolu Okupe, son of former presidential aide, Dr Doyin Okupe, speaks to AFEEZ HANAFI on his sexual orientation as a gay and his father’s remarks Your dad, in two separate Facebook posts, expressed strong belief that you would reconsider your sexual orientation as a gay someday. What is your view on this? Sexual orientation is not something that one can “reconsider”. This is the way I am and it is the way I have always been and will always be. I and many others in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community were born the way we are, many may not understand this but stop and think for a second, why would we intentionally choose this lifestyle when we know that we will be ridiculed and shamed by society? I do hope that one day we can, as Nigerians and Africans...
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”I am not Like Bobrisky Still Denying Being Queer” – Nigerian Chef, Ayomide Reveals he is a Queer man

A Nigerian chef, Ayomide, has gone viral after he took to Instagram last night to declare himself a queer. Queer is a term used to describe sexual minorities such as gay and lesbians. In a video posted on his page, Ayomide declared himself queer as he threw shade at popular crossdresser, Bobrisky, who he said is still denying being queer. Ayomide shared a video of himself and another man believed to be his lover on his Instagram page and wrote''This is real me I'm setting Instagram on fire I'm not bobrisky still denying being queer This is real me I'm queer'' he wrote

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