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Army Veteran Aiming To Be First Double Above-Knee Amputee to Climb Everest
Double above-knee amputee (DAK) Hari Budha Magar’s has confirmed he is to attempt to climb the world’s highest mountain.Hari, who lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving with the British Army, holds the world record for being the first-ever DAK to summit a mountain over 6,000m. He hopes to push that record above 8,800m by climbing Mount Everest.https://www.livingwithdisability.org/post/army-veteran-aiming-to-be-first-double-above-knee-amputee-to-climb-everest
24 February 2023 by Marcus Gordon

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Kim Petras holds back tears as she becomes first trans woman to win Grammy for Best Pop Duo
Kim Petras made LGBTQ+ history on Sunday, becoming the first trans woman to win an award for Best Pop/Duo/Group Performance at the Grammy's in a moment that left her overcome with emotion.Petras and Sam Smith won the award for their track 'Unholy', which was up against ABBA, Coldplay and BTS, as well as duos Post Malone and Doja Cat, and Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran.https://www.joe.co.uk/entertainment/kim-petras-holds-back-tears-as-she-becomes-first-trans-woman-to-win-grammy-for-best-pop-duo-376879
7 February 2023 by Marcus Gordon

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Viola Davis achieves EGOT status at the 2023 Grammys
Viola Davis has officially achieved EGOT status, becoming only the third Black woman in history to earn the honour.“EGOT” status notably means that someone has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in their career. Thus far, only 18 people have ever achieved the feat.https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/viola-davis-egot-grammys-b2276280.html
7 February 2023 by Marcus Gordon

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Belgium bans 'conversion therapy' for LGBTQ people
Belgium is banning conversion practices – a pseudoscientific practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity to align with heterosexual and cisgender norms – for members of the LGBTQ community, announced State Secretary for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Sarah Schlitz.https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/323548/belgium-bans-conversion-practices-for-lgbtq-people
23 January 2023 by Marcus Gordon

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The Last Of Us star Bella Ramsey comes out as gender fluid
Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie Williams in HBO's The Last of Us, has come out as gender fluid and non-binary in a new interview and fans' reactions have been so wholesome.https://www.gamingbible.co.uk/news/last-of-us-fans-mod-bella-ramsey-game-807705-20230109
23 January 2023 by Marcus Gordon

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Dungeons And Dragons is swapping the word 'race', calls it 'problematic term'
The word 'race' is being removed from Dungeons And Dragons as part of the game's substantial new One D&D overhaul.Announced in a new D&D Beyond blog post, the change will be rolled out as part of a playtest scheduled for December 21 (2022) alongside a slew of new rules and changes. The word 'race' will be permanently replaced with 'species' after working in "close coordination with multiple outside cultural consultants".https://www.gamingbible.co.uk/news/dungeons-dragons-no-longer-using-the-word-race-573359-20221202
9 January 2023 by Marcus Gordon