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  • Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns dies

    Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns diesDead or Alive singer Pete Burns dies - Dead Or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said.
    A statement said it was with "greatest sadness" that it had to break the "tragic news" that Burns died suddenly on Sunday.
    Burns had a hit with You Spin Me Round in 1985 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.
    The management statement said: "All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star."

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  • Coming Out In 2016

    Coming Out In 2016From reported stories to personal essays - Coming out in 2016 has been shaped by the external factors around us, digitally from social media and video-sharing, social issues like immigration, the refugee crisis and race relations, and also by tragedy, such as the Orlando nightclub shooting in June 2016. Not only are there new ways to come out, but the very definition has changed; coming out no longer just means identifying with a letter in the LGBT acronym — for many it means celebrating what’s beyond the four letters.

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  • Gender Boundaries - American Male

    Gender Boundaries - American MaleShort film 'American Male' takes a deeper look at the weight of masculinity. - Most of us were taught from young to follow ‘gender boundaries,’ and warned that if we don’t act according to how society expects us to do, we would be shamed, rejected and even bullied. In a new short film titled American Male, a college student tries his best to not only conform to the ‘ideal’ standards of masculinity, he tries to outplay it.

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  • 500M Yahoo accounts hacked

    500M Yahoo accounts hackedAn Important Message About Yahoo User Security - We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

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  • New York pulls the plug on public internet

    The fat lady sangWhy we can’t have nice things? - Want to know why we can’t have nice things? Because apparently, the public — or at least parts of New York — is not to be trusted.
    Per an announcement from the LinkNYC team, “We … know that some users have been monopolizing the Link tablets and using them inappropriately, preventing others from being able to use them while frustrating the residents and businesses around them.

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  • All teenagers get a €500 ‘culture bonus’

    All teenagers a €500 ‘culture bonus’€500 given to every 18-year-old in the country - The money can be spent on gigs, theatre tickets, museum entry and books. If there are two things the UK government doesn’t seem to give a shit about, it’s young people and the arts. Funding for the latter has been systematically slashed by 40 per cent over the last six years, while the former... well, where do we even begin?

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