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Virgin Trains Sent A Sexist Response To A Woman Who Complained About Sexism & Twitter Is Not Here For It

And today in Things To Fuel Your Feminist Rage In 2018, we have this: When a woman in the UK tweeted about an alleged incident of sexism she said she …

Keela Cup Menstrual Cup Works Like A Tampon To Make It Easier To Use

Periods can be grueling, messy, and just a plain, downright bummer. From tampons and pads, to menstrual cups and period panties, all of us menstruate …

How Betty Who Finally Ditched The Clothes She Thought She "Had" To Wear

<i>In 2018, Bustle will remove the word "flattering" from all of our fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and entertainment content. This means you won't catch</i> …

Teen Girls Unsurprisingly Feel Immense Pressure to Text Nude Photos

A new study from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University found that in an analysis of over 450 stories from teenage …

Mormon president to be replaced with homophobic elder following death

The role of the Mormon president is set to be taken up by a homophobic elder following the death of former president, Thomas S. Monson.<p>Monson, who …

Religion

Recy Taylor, black Alabama woman raped by six white men in 1944, dies aged 97

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, died on Thursday. She was 97.<p>The Rape of Recy Taylor: behind one of the year's most vital documentaries<p>Read more<p>Taylor died in her sleep at a nursing home in Abbeville, her brother Robert Corbitt said. …

Recy Taylor

Dear White Women, Here’s Your New Year’s Resolution

White women, it's time to make some changes in 2018. By now we're well aware of the stats: the 53 percent of white women who voted for Donald Trump …

She Broke Japan’s Silence on Rape

TOKYO — It was a spring Friday night when one of Japan’s best-known television journalists invited Shiori Ito out for a drink. Her internship at a news service in Tokyo was ending, and she had inquired about another internship with his network.<p>They met at a bar in central Tokyo for grilled chicken …

Japan

11 Ways You Can Support Sexual Assault Survivors In 2018

With more powerful men being exposed as alleged sexual abusers and the watershed #MeToo movement sparking a national dialogue on sexual assault, 2017 …

23 Horrifying Things That Have Actually Happened To Women At Work

"I worked at a veterinary office in my early twenties, and I didn’t wear much makeup. <b>My boss told me that to keep my job I needed to start putting Vaseline on my teeth for a beauty queen smile</b>... and then hired a Mary Kay woman to teach me how to wear the makeup they wanted." —shays4e355f4dd<p>"I …

Sexual Assault Allegations Aren’t A Trend, They Are The Truth

2017 has been the year of the silence breakers: the year that women across the country brought down some of the world's most powerful men by having …

How one project in West Africa gives African girls the right to dream

On each new day, hope is expected to rise with the sun for all and sundry. But in many villages across Africa, there is the dreaded scourge called …

A British Formula 1 Driver Shamed His Young Nephew For Wearing A Princess Dress On Instagram & His Comments Are So Awful To Hear

While we've made strides in 2017 to leave outdated gender norms in the past where they belong, society unfortunately still has a long way to go. …

My dad never had to ‘come out’ to me as gay – as a kid I just accepted it

People are constantly asking how my dad came out to me as gay<p>I want to answer: Well he held a huge party for the whole neighbourhood and he had this …

CNN host Don Lemon got drunk, kissed his boyfriend on New Year’s Eve show

Having to work on New Year’s Eve is the worst – but CNN host Don Lemon was definitely making the best of it.<p>The CNN host anchored the network’s …

Don Lemon

Complaints made over trans women being allowed into women’s swimming pond

Complaints have been made over a famed London swimming pond announcing that trans women will be welcomed.<p>The Hampstead Heath women’s only pond has …

The 19 most heartwarming stories of 2017

If you needed a bit of good news in what has been a mixed bag for LGBT people in 2017, look no further.<p>PinkNews loves reporting on positive, …

LGBTQI

Mike Pence Was Greeted To His Vacation By Neighbors' "Make America Gay Again" Banner

The banner was hung by the daughters of the couple living in the Aspen, Colorado, home, with the support of their parents.<p>The rainbow flag was draped over a stone pillar that sits at the end of the driveways for the home where the vice president and his wife, Karen, are staying during their …

The 9 homophobes and transphobes who we watched lose this year

It’s been a painful year for LGBT people in many ways.<p>But there have been some rays of light, some precious gems of schadenfreude to cling to.<p>These …

LGBTQI

9 things to stop saying to bisexual people

Sexuality is a wide spectrum, and thankfully the world is becoming much more accepting of the fact that people can love who they love.<p>There’s still a …

Christian bakers who refused to make lesbians’ wedding cake lose appeal against $135,000 fine

A Christian bakery which rejected a lesbian couple’s request for a wedding cake has been ordered to pay them $135,000.<p>Melissa and Aaron Klein, the …

LGBTQI

A gay Ugandan woman has attempted suicide twice after being denied asylum

A gay Ugandan woman has attempted suicide after the Home Office refused her asylum application.<p>Lazia Nabbanja, who is currently being detained in …

LGBTQI

A gay man has been brutally burned to death in Brazil

A gay man has been burned to death in Brazil.<p>The charred body of the homeless black man, who was known only as Alexandre, was found in an abandoned …

LGBTQI

Beyond the Peach Sex: The Remarkable Year in LGBT Film

From the romance of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ to the energizing vitality of ‘BPM’ to the transgender actress worthy of an Oscar and more, an ode to the …

School ends years-old tradition to get rid of rainbow Pride flag

When high school senior Logan Waner painted his school parking space with a Pride flag, he did not expect to end a six-year-long school tradition.<p>The …

LGBTQI

How a Trans Teen Got Her Quinceañera

Zoey Luna, a trans teen from Downey, California, never dreamed she’d get to have a traditional Latina upbringing — one complete with a quinceañera to …

Third Grader Pens Epic Poem On Feminism And Twitter Is Dying Over It

From the mouths of babes, we get epic poems about feminism<p>You’re never too young to express your feelings about modern feminism, that’s for sure. An …

Jazz Jennings Wrote A Heartfelt Letter To Her 5-Year-Old Self

Almost 12 years ago, when she was just 5-years-old, Jazz Jennings told her parents that even though she was born in a boy's body, she knew that she …

'I've seen it all': LGBTI elders come back out at the ball

In the midst of Australia’s same-sex marriage survey, a glorious night in Melbourne celebrates those who came of age when being ‘in the closet’ was all but compulsory<p>They arrived in sequins and feathers, six-inch heels and pancake makeup. They arrived, too, in T-shirts and hiking boots, frocking up …

LGBTQI

Here's What Happened When The Daughter Of An Anti-LGBTQ 'Family' Group Exec Came Out

"The day I told my family I was gay changed the course of my life forever."<p>For as far back as I can remember, my mom always told me, “Amber, friends will come and go, but your family will <i>always</i> be there for you.” Believing what she said, I trusted her and shaped my view of the world around that …