Media Company Features Drag Queen ‘Christmas Fairy’ in Holiday Marketing Campaign

U.K. broadband and cell service provider Virgin Media has launched a holiday marketing campaign featuring a drag queen ‘Christmas fairy.’Drag performer ‘Cheryl Hole’ is spearheading the company’s “25 Days of Christmas” prize giveaway promotion.Virgin Media began promoting the campaign at the end of November, releasing an advert in which an angel atop a Christmas tree […]

Student Suspended After Rejecting LGBT Version of Military Tribute Pin

A Canadian high school student was suspended and accused of ‘hate speech’ for openly voicing her opposition to pro-LGBT adaptations of a traditional tribute to military personnel killed in battle, according to reports.The 17-year-old girl, identified as ‘Natalie’ by the Post Millennial, says fellow students and teachers had suggested wearing rainbow-colored ‘Remembrance Poppies,’ in place […]

School District to Request ‘Sexual Orientation’ of Kindergarten Students

Children as young as four will be requested to provide information about their “gender identity and sexual orientation” to school district officials in Ottawa, Canada, according to the CBC.A new survey “aimed at understanding diversity” will be administered to all students by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) in November.“Starting Nov. 26, all OCDSB students […]

“Hate Offenses” Against Transgenders to Have Harsher Sentences Than Domestic Burglaries in UK

Convictions for ‘stirring up hatred’ against victims with protected ‘sexual orientations’ will carry a six-month prison sentence under new guidelines in the United Kingdom.Judges will be obligated to operate within the new framework when it goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.“The instructions, released yesterday by the judge-led Sentencing Council – the statutory body that […]

Berkeley to Replace ‘Manhole,’ Other Gender-Specific Language in City Code

City councilors in Berkeley, California, have approved changes to the municipal code which will see “gender preferential language,” such as ‘manhole’ and ‘patrolmen,’ replaced with “gender neutral” terms. City Councilman Rigel Robinson, a 23-year-old who recently graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, co-sponsored the ordinance. “According to Code Publishing Company, the Berkeley Municipal […]

School Announces Tariff on Students Not Wearing Pro-LGBT Clothing

An Australian public school landed in hot water after announcing that students not wearing pro-LGBT clothing on a coordinated dress-down day would be expected to double their ‘voluntary’ charitable donations. Greystanes High School in New South Wales notified pupils and parents that on “Rainbow Mufti Day,” those not openly participating in ‘International Day Against Homophobia […]

Converse Launches LGBT Shoe Line Featuring Preteen ‘Drag Kid’

Converse has announced the release of a new line of shoes celebrating LGBT culture alongside a marketing campaign featuring characters of various sexual orientations, including an 11-year-old ‘drag kid’ who goes by the stage name ‘Desmond Is Amazing.’ “We’re happy to launch our Pride Collection, partnering with six individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who […]