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Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of known HIV strains and has successfully prevented the infection in primates. The U.S. National Institutes of Health and Paris-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi worked together on the antibody, which combines three powerful antibodies that had developed in a small number of patients after years of infection. Each …

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Ellen DeGeneres has thrown her support behind the same-sex marriage “yes” campaign in Australia. The comedian and talk show host posted an image to her social media accounts of her Australian-born wife Portia de Rossi lounging at home with their pet dogs. “I appreciate my wife every day,” she wrote. “I can’t imagine calling her …

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The number of hate crimes against British gay, lesbian and bisexual people has risen by 78 per cent in four years, new research from UK group Stonewall has found. The proportion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people who have experienced a hate crime rose from nine per cent in 2013 to 16 per cent in …

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85-year-old James “Gypsy” Haake has proudly proclaimed the title of “the world’s oldest working drag queen,” and he’s still going strong: he just recently become friends with Miley Cyrus. Haake appears in the music video for Miley Cyrus’ latest single “Younger Now,” and took to the stage to perform live with Cyrus at the MTV …

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The first photo of actor Rami Malek in character as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been released. The photo was released on Tuesday, on what would’ve been the iconic rocker’s 71st birthday. Malek told Entertainment Weekly of his first time in hair and makeup: “When you’re able to open your eyes …

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Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about the self-censorship she had to endure on the early seasons of her hit talk show. She’s celebrating the Season 15 premiere of “The Ellen Show,” which premiered back in September 2003 and would go on to win more than a dozen Emmy Awards and catapult the comedienne to global …

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Tributes have flowed for terminally ill British journalist Dean Eastmond, who lost his battle with a rare form of tissue cancer. The 21-year-old had been documenting his cancer battle on Twitter, and last month shared the devastating news that he had only weeks to live. Eastmond has told his Twitter followers that the wish at …

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Singer Troye Sivan has joined the cast of “Boy Erased”, a film adaptation of a memoir about a teenager’s time in a harmful “gay conversion” program. Sivan will star alongside fellow Aussie actors Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in the film, which will be directed by Australian actor-director Joel Egerton. The film will tell the …

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A Canadian charity has reported that they’ve helped 31 gay and bisexual men escape persecution in the Russian region of Chechnya. Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and human rights groups reported in April that gay men in Chechnya were being abducted and violently tortured because of their sexual orientation, prompting global outcry. The Toronto-based charity Rainbow …

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Singer Pink has delivered an emotional speech about self-image and gender fluidity at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend. At the ceremony, the singer performed a medley of her hit songs and accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honouring her career. On stage, the 37-year-old shared a story about her six-year-old daughter Willow, …

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