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Orlando nightclub shooting is the deadliest in US history

The mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub early Sunday morning is the deadliest in US history.<p>At least 50 people were confirmed dead and 53 more injured after a gunman, reported as Omar Mateen, opened fire and barricaded himself inside a gay nightclub Sunday morning in what is now being …

Homeland Security

Why TV's "Dead Lesbian Syndrome" Needs To Stop

It's a bad time to be a queer woman on TV. Actually, looking at the statistics, it's never been a good time to be a queer female character on …

What Frozen needs is a lesbian Elsa

It’s not that she’s a frosty ice queen who rejects men – but women who love women deserve romance too. And how about co-opting some more Disney LGBT heroines?<p>Come on Disney, give Elsa a girlfriend. The heroine of Frozen, the most progressive Disney princess of them all, feminist icon and singer of …

Walt Disney Company

Ruby Rose Tells Us What She Really Thinks Of Lesbian Characters On TV

We thought our obsession with Ruby Rose had reached peak levels in 2015 when she became everyone's favorite inmate, Stella Carlin, at Litchfield …

LGBTQI

Why an Activist Was Sentenced to Death for Being a Lesbian

Amal had watched for years as some of her secretly gay friends in Uganda were outed and subsequently burned alive or beaten to death. The 22-year-old …

Al-Shabaab

As a gay British Muslim, this is what I think of the poll finding over half of UK Muslims want homosexuality banned

The halal chicken I ate today represents progress. Not just because it came pre-marinated so I didn’t have to faff with all the masalas, but more so …

Religion

Schoolgirls in New Zealand told to lengthen skirts to 'stop distracting male staff and pupils'

Comments by deputy principal have been criticised by students and academics<p>Teenage girls at a New Zealand high school have reportedly been told to lower their skirts to knee level so as not to “distract” male students and teachers.<p>Around 40 students in year 11 at Henderson high school in Auckland …

New Zealand

We Don’t Need Separate Bathrooms For Men And Women

Public, stall-based ladies’ and men’s bathrooms are essentially a gross disaster that make all of us dread having to pee and some of us fear for our safety.<p>First, there’s little privacy. Most stall doors don’t reach to the floor or the ceiling. There are gaping holes next to the doors, too. You’re …

LGBTQI

Oh Heda, my Heda: 'The 100's Lexa and the power of fandom

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding <i>The 100</i> and the death of Lexa in the last four weeks. I have probably spent more time than I’d care to …

Alycia Debnam-Carey on Leaving Lexa and ‘The 100’ for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

The 100 star Alycia Debnam-Carey addresses fans’ anger at Lexa’s fate, TV’s Dead Lesbian Syndrome, and what to expect from Season 2 of Fear the …

Joanne Dennehy: Triple killer sues for prison trauma

<b>Triple killer Joanne Dennehy is seeking compensation for her solitary confinement in jail claiming it is a violation of her human rights.</b><p>Dennehy, 33, from Peterborough, is serving life for murdering three men whose bodies were found in ditches in Cambridgeshire in 2013.<p>She also attempted to murder …

Crime

Breivik gives Nazi salute in court return to challenge jail isolation

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Crime

Every school in England faces being turned into an academy under Tory plans

Tory ministers are set to force every mainstream school in England to become an academy.<p>Furious union chiefs accused the government of marching …

Child sex grooming has more than DOUBLED in just two years

The number of recorded child grooming offences has more than doubled in just two years.<p>Latest figures from police forces across England and Wales …

Prince William in plan to tackle wildlife trafficking

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Wildlife
Gender

Urban explorers who filmed themselves parachuting off buildings banned from scaling man-made structures in England and Wales

Four urban explorers who filmed themselves climbing, hanging from and parachuting off buildings have been banned by a court from scaling structures …

Radovan Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide

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North Africa

Fans revolt after gay TV character killed off

Fans orchestrated the online protest to coincide with a new episode of the show.<p><b>WARNING: CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS</b><p>When a gay character on a popular TV show was killed off, fans orchestrated an enormous online campaign.<p>"LGBT fans deserve better" was tweeted more than 280,000 times in just a few hours. …

Social Media

'Biggest crackdown' on rogue pharmacists

<b>Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the "biggest crackdown" in UK pharmaceutical history.</b><p>In 2012, undercover reporters were sold Valium and opiates without prescription at seven London pharmacies. Now those responsible have been …

United Kingdom

Annie Zaidi: Football coach faced racism, sexism & Islamophobia

<b>Annie Zaidi is a female football coach of South Asian heritage. She has passed her FA Level 2 badge and is working towards her Uefa B coaching licence.</b><p>With the support of Queens Park Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand and technical director Chris Ramsey, she is involved at the Championship …

Soccer

International Women's Day: Sexism rife in textbooks, says Unesco

<b>Sexist attitudes are "rife" in school textbooks used in developing countries, according to Unesco.</b><p>The United Nations agency, marking International Women's Day, says negative stereotyping undermines the education of girls.<p>It says too often female figures are represented in textbooks as "nurturing …

Central African Republic

International Women's Day: Why women can thrive in sci-fi

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Feminism

International Women's Day: Five pictures that reveal how women are treated

<b>Photographs and videos shared on social media can sometimes reveal more than intended - not just about the people pictured, but also about society. Five BBC journalists share images that reflect how women are often treated in their parts of the world.</b><p>A Chinese meal: Celia Hatton, BBC World Service …

Social Media

Sharon Edwards: Violent wife murdered lawyer husband

<b>A woman who regularly beat her newly-wed husband has been convicted of his murder by stabbing him through the heart.</b><p>Sharon Edwards, 42, denied killing solicitor David Edwards at their home in Chorley, Lancashire, in August 2015.<p>The 51-year-old was found dead in bed with a chest wound, two months …

Sociology

Revealed: The laws you can break and apparently get away with it

Since it became illegal to smoke with a child present in the car, there have been no prosecutions for the offence by the Metropolitan Police …

The gender pay gap on International Women's Day

<b>Parity is this year's theme for International Women's Day so 46 years after the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, BBC Rewind looks back on the history of the gender pay gap.</b><p>Despite equal pay legislation being introduced in 1970 a gender pay gap still exists today. According to the Office of …

Gender

Saudis on social: A Saudi transsexual

When it comes to freedoms, human rights organisations will tell you Saudi Arabia doesn't have the best track record. And perhaps because compared to elsewhere there is limited personal freedom, defiance across the region has gone digital.<p>In this part of the BBC's special series "Saudis on social" …

Saudi Arabia

Age UK charity pocketed a staggering £31 MILLION in a year promoting funeral and insurance deals

Age UK made £31.3million in a year by promoting funeral and ­insurance deals.<p>It took £21.9million revenue after marketing Ageas home, travel and car …