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Carl Bean, singer of gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, dies aged 77

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Carl Bean, the US gospel artist and minister who sang the gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, has died aged 77. A statement from the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, a church for Black LGBTQ+ worshippers founded by...

Hong Kong man arrested for allegedly booing Chinese anthem while watching Olympics

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Hong Kong police have arrested a man on suspicion of insulting the national anthem, after he allegedly booed the Chinese national anthem while watching an Olympic event at a mall. The 40-year-old man was detained on F...

Team GB’s Leah Williamson: ‘I had to keep my eyes closed for the anthem’

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The 15-year-old Leah Williamson was sitting on a bench in the Olympic Park on Super Saturday as her Milton Keynes home town hero Greg Rutherford won gold in 2012. Nine years later she was standing in red, white and bl...

FA fined £25,630 for laser incident, anthem boos and fireworks in semi-final

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The Football Association has been fined €30,000 (£25,630) after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win. The punishment, confirmed on Saturday b...

Vax That Thang Up: Juvenile turns hip-hop classic into pro-vaccine anthem

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The New Orleans rapper Juvenile’s biggest hit record, Back That Thang Up, might have been released 21 years ago, but the classic song is now enjoying a new life as a reworked, pro-vaccine paean that could prove to be ...

Gwen Berry turns away from anthem at US Olympic trials and says she was ‘set up’

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Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry has said she was “set up” after turning away from the national anthem during the medal ceremony at the US Olympic trials on Saturday night. The 31-year-old has a long history of activ...