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I’ve got big, muscular legs – and I’m finally proud of them

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I’ve started wearing shorts for the first time, aged 39. I’ve got some serious legs on me – and by serious, I mean funny. They’re short, they’re thick, they’re hench. They’re the sort of legs that when people see them...

‘Sad … proud’: disappointment in Germany over loss to Lionesses

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Germany reacted with disappointment after being beaten by England in a nail-biting and historic final at Wembley. “A hundred and twenty minutes of pure passion and pure struggle weren’t enough today,” tweeted the offi...

New Zealand declares US far-right Proud Boys and the Base terrorist groups

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New Zealand’s government has declared that the American far-right groups the Proud Boys and the Base are terrorist organisations. The two groups join 18 others, including the Islamic State group, that have been given ...

My grandmother is challenging patriarchal land values in India. I’m so proud of her

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When my 67-year-old grandmother, Poli, learned that her four brothers had divided all the family land among themselves, she was furious. “When I asked my brothers to give me an equal share, they said, ‘what do you nee...

I’m an out and proud lesbian – but after a recent attack, being visible feels scary

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Over the years we’ve been together, my wife and I have become increasingly “visible” as lesbians. There’s the somewhat obvious fact that we’re a couple, which automatically makes us more identifiably gay than we were ...

‘Loud. Proud. Still allowed’: New York’s mayor urges LGBTQ+ Floridians to move to city

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The mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, has launched a digital campaign designed to persuade members of Florida’s LGBTQ+ community to move to the Big Apple, after their state passed a so-called “don’t say gay” educati...

Banned! The Mary Whitehouse Story review – this documentary will make you oddly proud of the BBC

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Sexual intercourse began, of course, in 1963. And so, by absolutely no coincidence, did what would become the 30-year campaigning career of Mary Whitehouse. The Nuneaton art teacher-turned-scourge of the permissive so...

‘My mum dressed flamboyantly’: Drag Race UK’s Bimini Bon Boulash on their proud foundations

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The most important lesson Bimini Bon Boulash has learned is that life is yours to define how you wish: “As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I think we should be able to exist as ourselves,” they tell me over the pho...

‘I go crazy when I go to gigs’: Rina Sawayama on her proud foundations and duetting with Elton John

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“Such a big part of my creativity involves going to gigs to feel the raw energy, the sweat,” says Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama. “Even how people move to certain beats can be inspiring in terms of wri...

‘I go crazy when I go to gigs’: Rina Sawayama on her proud foundations (and duetting with Elton John)

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“Such a big part of my creativity involves going to gigs to feel the raw energy, the sweat,” says Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama. “Even how people move to certain beats can be inspiring in terms of wri...

Gymnast Rebeca Andrade stands proud at end of her breakthrough year

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There has never been a gymnastics world championships quite like the event that unfolded at the weekend in Kitakyushu, a northern city on Kyushu Island in Japan. In a sport so intense that it is difficult for gymnasts...

Stephen Colbert: ‘Vaccine mandates have a proud, patriotic history in this country’

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“The biggest story today is that the coronavirus refuses to stop being the biggest story every day,” said Stephen Colbert on Thursday evening. “Thanks to Delta, the pandemic numbers are as bad as they were back in Mar...

Bridget Christie: Ritual Britain made me proud to be British

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I’m Bridget Christie, a comedian, but I don’t just see comedy. Last weekend I went to a spellbinding exhibition of British folk art called Ritual Britain, set perfectly in London’s atmospheric Crypt Gallery in the bow...

A swimsuit model at 71: ‘You’ve only got one body so you may as well be proud of it’

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Sarah Grant donned a swimsuit to make her Australian fashion week runway debut on Thursday, at the age of 71. Wearing a black scoop-neck one-piece with a breezy floral over shirt, Grant walked the Aqua Blu show to a c...

Girl, 10, who witnessed George Floyd murder ‘proud’ after guilty verdict

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A young girl who witnessed Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd has said she felt “proud” after the jury’s verdict on Tuesday. Judeah Reynolds, now 10, watched on television with her parents as Chauvin was found guilty o...

Proud Boys and other far-right groups raise millions via Christian funding site

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A data breach from Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo has revealed that millions of dollars have been raised on the site for far-right causes and groups, many of whom are banned from raising funds on other platfor...

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