The Independent Newspaper has failed to acknowledge any gay or bisexual men in its round up list of people who made 2015 a landmark year for LGBT rights.
The Independent, home to the annual Rainbow List has failed to acknowledge any gay or bisexual men in its round up of the people who made 2015 a landmark year for LGBT rights.
The list included Caitlyn Jenner, who many in the LGBT community have blasted as not being a good representative after claiming “If You Look Like a Man in a Dress, It Makes People Uncomfortable”
The list, created by reporter Caroline Mortimer, hails, reality star Caitlyn Jenner, actresses Ruby Rose and Ellen Page, artist iO Tillett Wright and model Cara Delevigne as people who made “massive strides for equality and tolerance for LGBT people across the world.”
Cara Delevigne is a former model who came out as bisexual in an interview with Vogue in July. She is in a relationship with singer St. Vincent and has now quit the modelling industry.
iO Tillett Wright is an artist who photographs anyone who doesn’t indentify as “100% straight”.
Earlier this year Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose came out as not 100% straight.
The list failed to mention the extraordinary efforts made by some gay and bisexual men in 2015 for LGBT rights across the globe.
The only man mentioned on the list of just six people is Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who along with other judges who legalised same-sex marriage in the US.
We reached out for comment from the list’s creator Caroline Mortimer.
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