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“You are loved and accepted just the way you are” – U.S President’s message on #NationalComingOutDay

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Its been thirty-three years since the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, and National Coming Out Day has now turned into an annual celebration

Today marks an important day in the LGBTQ community, to raise awareness for their ongoing fight for equality.

U.S President Joe Biden criticised legislation that discriminates against the community

In a statement directed to queer Americans, Biden said “today and every day, I want every member of the LGBTQ+ community to know that you are loved and accepted just the way you are—regardless of whether or not you’ve come out.”

“Bullying and harassment—particularly of young transgender Americans and LGBTQ+ people of color—still abounds, diminishing our national character,” he continued.

“We must continue to stand together against these acts of hate, and stand up to protect the rights, opportunities, physical safety and mental health of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.”

U.S PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

People have taken to social media to share their coming out stories

Public figures including celebrities and politicians have taken to twitter to support #NationalComingOutDay

https://twitter.com/CynthiaNixon/status/1447578607904251909

Up, up and out of the closet!

The new Superman, Jonathan Kent, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, is now set to begin a romantic relationship with a male friend, DC Comics.

Other iconic brands got involved to show their LGBTQ support, like Bratz dolls and Disney’s Pixar.

https://twitter.com/Pixar/status/1447600421892145154

In a message from It Gets Better, a reminder that It might be #NationalComingOutDay but remember it’s important to come out in your own time

Everyone’s journey is different, but to the queer community – know that this is your day too, your place in this community is valid and your voices are heard and seen.

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Prince Harry and Elton John take legal action against the Daily Mail

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The celebrities allege the paper was involved in phone-tapping and privacy breaches.

Some of the allegations include bugging private telephone calls, paying police for sensitive information and impersonating the celebrities for medical records.

The individuals became distressed after learning of the privacy breaches.

Meanwhile, it’s believed the journalists still hold senior positions of authority and power today.

The newspaper is denying the allegations.

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Kayne reacts to ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt backlash

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It’s been a massive week for Kayne West after he stirred the pot with his fashion show

He stepped out wearing this ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt and social media went nuts.

The 45-year-old rapper sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson to discuss the shirt and his views on controversial topics like abortion.

West says wearing the shirt “was funny and talked to Carlson about supporting Donald Trump.

The rapper was the former president’s most famous supporter and didn’t shy away from wearing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat in public.

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High school teacher charged for allegedly sending nudes to a student

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A teacher has been charged after allegedly sending nudes to one of her students

44-year-old April Viney is facing two charges with two felony counts of the dissemination of obscenity.

The online high school student claimed the teacher sent a nude photo and video to them.

Before her arrest, witnesses were interviewed and the teacher’s phone and social media accounts were investigated.

After posting a $50,000 bond she has since been released to her home.

Viney has been teaching since at least 2002 and has been suspended without pay.

She had been teaching English at West Iredell High School in North Carolina since 2019.

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