When will TV and film start opening the door to transgender actors, asks Paris Lees
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Thursday 08 November 2012
Porn producers are threatening to quit filming in Los Angeles after voters approved a measure requiring adult-movie actors to wear condoms during shoots to protect them from sexually transmitted diseases.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Ahead of tomorrow’s High Level Panel meeting in London, a reflection on the critical role of health in and beyond the Millennium Development Goals.
Monday 22 October 2012
Defending a libel case is complex, time-consuming and extremely expensive. At the last general election, all three parties promised large-scale reform of the law – the first since 1843 – to protect public debate and freedom of expression. The Government published a Defamation Bill earlier this year, yet, nothing has changed.
Last night's viewing - Freddie Mercury: the Great Pretender – an Imagine Special, BBC1; Order and Disorder with Jim Al-Khalili BBC4
Wednesday 17 October 2012
There is no disputing Freddie Mercury's greatness, or the charisma of his performances and how far the on-stage flamboyances diverged from the shy, RP-accented man he was out of the fan-filled stadiums. What is at contention here is whether we needed another Freddie Mercury documentary, so soon after BBC2's Queen documentary last year.
Sunday 14 October 2012
In an exclusive column for Independent Voices, Africa's first openly gay black politician explains why he is running for a seat in his country's Senate
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Pop star Lady Gaga was awarded a peace prize by Yoko Ono in a ceremony in Iceland on Tuesday.
Saturday 29 September 2012
The painstaking journalism here offers remarkable insights into the plight of China's new citizens
Thursday 16 August 2012
Peter Popham meets the remarkable family from Nottingham who changed the way scientists thought about Alzheimer’s - and offered hope to millions
Saturday 11 August 2012
From the myth of promiscuity to unmentionable illness
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Polka dots are Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama's lifelong inspiration, obsession and passion.
Rebecca Tyrell: 'If Kim Kardashian wants to match Liz Taylor, she’ll need to divorce Kanye next year'
Saturday 04 August 2012
Who knew that at the end, after that film-star life, after all the Oscars, the drama, the husbands and the jewellery, Elizabeth Taylor's final public communication, a month before she died, was a tweet to Kim Kardashian?
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Here's a story of a young man coming to terms with his sexuality, who got mixed up in drugs and drink. He took chances with unprotected sex, and he was at very high risk of contracting HIV. He hit rock bottom, his life was a mess.
Monday 23 July 2012
As caravans of activists, scientists, celebrities and medical academics descended on Washington DC last night for the first International AIDS Conference to be held in the United States for twenty two years, there was dismay among some that the man who might have been the biggest turn, Barack Obama, was not planning to attend.
Friday 20 July 2012
The adoption of a new scientific Aids strategy to cure HIV rather than simply treat it with drugs for many years should not divert funding away from existing anti-Aids projects, a Nobel prize-winning scientist said yesterday.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Masters courses with a strong social aspect are growing in popularity
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
- 5 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party