Emma Wilkes

Katie Hopkins has been banned from Twitter at last

Here’s one good thing that has come out of 2020: Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter. The ban comes after Hopkins violated their “hateful conduct policy”, which prohibits the promotion of violence or direct threats to other people, especially based on race, gender, sexual orientation or other protected...
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Posted Jul. 5, 2020

How are trans rights under threat in Hungary?

Just weeks after the LGBT community celebrated Germany’s ban on conversion therapy for minors, the fight for their rights suffered a major setback. On 19th May, the Hungarian government, led by Viktor Orban, voted in favour of a bill that now makes it impossible for an individual to change their...
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Posted Jun. 27, 2020

What is the UK’s stance on gay conversion therapy?

Early in May, the German government passed a law that proved to be a landmark moment in the country for the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. The law banned conversion therapy for under 18s – any practitioner claiming to be able to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity can...
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Posted Jun. 12, 2020

The treatment of LGBTQ+ musicians in metal

After Liturgy lead singer Hunter Hunt-Hendrix announced she was transgender last month, it has started many conversations about what place the LGBT+ community had in metal music, especially when the genre has a complex relationship with the concept of masculinity itself.
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Posted Jun. 9, 2020