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British Airways and their new gender-neutral greetings approach.
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British Airways and their new gender-neutral greetings approach.

British Airways is not the first nor the last, but surely the latest airline to drop the old “ladies and gentlemen” greeting on-board in favour of gender-neutral greetings. We maybe needed a lockdown to allow many airlines to rethink their strict policies and open their views on social issues too, but apparently this change of announcement has been made in order to “reflect the diversity” of the always larger number of children travelling after lockdown and the increasing recognition of trans and non-binary customers flying onboard of their aircrafts. Pilots and Cabin Crew members have been asked to use gender-neutral language when making their pre-flight announcement and welcome speeches. We might find that the old “ladies and gentlemen” could be replaced by “passengers” or “guests”. ...
Turbulent moments for the ex-Little Mix member Jesy Nelson accused of Blackfishing by Leigh-Anne Pinnock
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Turbulent moments for the ex-Little Mix member Jesy Nelson accused of Blackfishing by Leigh-Anne Pinnock

When everything seemed settled and calm, and Jesy finally released her first solo hit on 8th October 2021, featuring Nicki Minaj, here you have a new drama! Apparently, Jesy Nelson faced allegations of “blackfishing” – this is a term that refers to a white person who appropriates Blackness by using make-up, fake tan, lip fillers, and appropriating styles made popular by Black people. And guess who was this person who started it all? Apparently - staying to what the influencer NoHun said - it was her ex bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock that accused Jesy of Blackfishin in a private messages exchange on Instagram (and apparently, some screenshots of said conversation leaked on the internet). Leigh-Anne called Jesy a “horrible person” saying she should be called out publicly for blackfishing fa...
National Coming Out Day 2021 –  Love and embrace your-real-self!
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National Coming Out Day 2021 – Love and embrace your-real-self!

National Coming Out Day 2021 marks again an important milestone for the LGBT+ Community from all around the world, and on this day, we really should be taking a moment for ourselves and understand why Coming Out is so important for us and our wellbeing.  National Coming Out Day was created by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary to inspire future generations of LGBT+ people to express themselves and their identity publicly, with no fears and proudly. Are there benefits from Coming Out? Yes, there are. And we shall not underestimate their importance. First of all we need to understand that coming out can have positive mental health benefits on us: too many LGBT+ people feel pressure every day when trying to hide part of themselves, and keeping their identities a secret can feed low se...
Latest Music Releases – “MAMMAMIA” by Måneskin and much more!
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Latest Music Releases – “MAMMAMIA” by Måneskin and much more!

Lately, a set of new fresh songs by Eurovision artists dropped. Now, without further ado, check out below the most recent new releases. Måneskin - "MAMMAMIA" The winners of Eurovision 2021 are back with a massive heat filled up with sensuality and sexual tension. Damiano's smoky voice portrays all the confidence of a real "Italiano". The lyrics go about crossing boundaries, being yourself and "feeling sexy and freee..." Amir - "Rétine" Amir brings back the French classic ballad sounds. Stripped-back from the beginning, it builds up to something modern, avant-garde and even electronic-inspired in the second half of the song. The song was written by Amir himself together with producers Nazim Khaled and Stav Beger. Little Big – "Welcome To The Internet" ...
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Torino will host the event
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Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Torino will host the event

Eurovsion 2022 has finally got a host city: Torino is the chosen one! We have been waiting a long time, bids have been made so far to guess which of all the beautiful Italian cities who were candidate to host Eurovision 2022, and finally here is the official news, that we can find also on La Repubblica : "RAI announced that Turin will host the event". Turin was the very first city who volunteered to host Eurovision 2022 soon after Måneskin won the Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, and guess what, this city won the event! Many Italian fans were hoping for Eurovision 2022 to be help in Milan, thanks also to all the easy accesses to the city and ways to move around. For Turin there will be many things to improve in order to host such a huge event, but Good Luck Torino, and don't f**...
Raffaella Carrà: why was she so loved by the LGBT+ people?
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Raffaella Carrà: why was she so loved by the LGBT+ people?

Raffaella Carrà the Italian and International Gay Icon who never understood why she was so loved by the LGBT+ people. In one of her interviews she once admitted that she really did not understand why she became such a powerful and loved Gay Icon. Raffaella, died yesterday at the age of 78, since the very first appearance on tv, with a natural simplicity, was able to wreck tabus, to sing of sexual freedom, female empowerment, independence and, of gay loves, with a big smile on her face. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ8_q5SBTM-/ Raffaella Carrà, back in 1978, on Rai1 - the equivalent of BBC1 in Italy - sang "Luca". This was a song about her love for this beautiful and stunning guy, who all of a sudden, she lost contacts with. One day - as she tells us in the song - she saw him from ...
Raffaella Carrà dies at the age of 78 – one fo the first international Italian Gay Icon   Her final goodbye
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Raffaella Carrà dies at the age of 78 – one fo the first international Italian Gay Icon  Her final goodbye

Raffaella Carrà - the international LGBT+ community has just lost one of her most loved queens. Aged 78, the most iconic International Italian Showgirl and LGBTQI supporter, left this world today 5th July 2021 4.20 pm. Her friend and ex-partner, Sergio Iapino, announced her death that arrived after a long illness that attacked her “small but always strong body” (as Iapino said). The news arrived unexpected and shocked the international showbiz panorama, leaving too many colleagues, artists and normal people in tears. A woman out of the ordinary yet endowed with unsettling simplicity, she had no children but as she always said, she had thousands of them, like the 150 thousand she helped to adopted thanks to “Amore”, an international adoption programme she sustained along her life.  http...
Jack Dunne – Irish Pro-Rugby player – publicly comes out as bisexual
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Jack Dunne – Irish Pro-Rugby player – publicly comes out as bisexual

Rugby has always been a very inclusive sport, one of the most open-minded team-sports, and a new player - Jack Dunne - comes out publicly about his sexuality. The player for Irish team Leinster discussed his sexuality in a recent Pride-themed webinar for his team's YouTube page, and speaking to TV presenter Craig Doyle, 22-year-old Jack said he's actually been "out as bisexual for four or five years now - but not out in the media." https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-6coYqePYHQ&feature=emb_logo In a following interview with the Independent.ie he added: "I kind of realised when I was 15 or 16, but you are in a school full of teenage boys. [...] A lot of them would say things that they wouldn't even be thinking about, but they are just doing it out of ignorance....
Måneskin on top of the world and fighting against Homophobia in Poland
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Måneskin on top of the world and fighting against Homophobia in Poland

Måneskin is absolutely the strongest music band of the moment, and these Italians really do it better than others ... or at least, when it comes to fight prejudice and homophobia. Damiano David and Thomas Raggi have kissed on stage in Poland in protest of rising levels of homophobia in the country, especially after all the LGBT Free Zones were created. The Italian Rock Band, who won Eurovision Song Contest 2021 against all odds, started a European tour that has seen each date to be quickly sold out, and during their concert in Poland, they launched a serious message of love, acceptance and togetherness. On their IG profile they posted the below video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQmLgfQISg6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   And yes, Damiano, you are perfectly right: LOVE ...
Xavier Bettle – Luxembourg PM – publicly attacks Orban’s anti-LGBT+ bill.
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Xavier Bettle – Luxembourg PM – publicly attacks Orban’s anti-LGBT+ bill.

Xavier Bettle is openly gay and married to his husband, with which he committed to keep on fighting for LGBT+ rights around the world. As we said here, yesterday Orban and Hungary received an open letter where the EU leaders jointly expressed their solidarity with the LGBT+ community and continued dedication to “fighting against discrimination”. You can see a copy of the letter here below:   “Respect and tolerance are at the core of the European project […] We are committed to carry on with this effort, making sure that future European generations grow up in an atmosphere of equality and respect.” And of course this is what Xavier Bettle wants to pursue for our present and future. Speaking to reporters he said: “Being gay is not a choice. […] You know, I did not just wak...
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