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30-year-old Candace Towns has become the 25th transgender person killed in the US this year. Towns were reported missing on Sunday and were found fatally shot in Macon, Georgia, on Tuesday.

The man who funded Milo Yiannopoulos’s projects as well as the right-wing website Breitbart is cutting ties with both. Bob Mercer said Yiannopoulos had divided the community, while Breitbart’s chair, Steve Bannon’s politics were out of sync with his own.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced its festival programme, celebrating the event’s 40th anniversary. Central to the festivities will be honouring the individuals who fought for equality since it’s inception in 1978.

A gay storyline in the Disney Channel series Andi Mack has resulted in the show being pulled across Africa. Kenya & Nigeria have insisted on the ban from the Multichoice platform which delivers a range of channels across the continent.

And finally, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has said that she believes her character, Haley Dunphy is bisexual. The Twittersphere went berserk at the claim, which is Hyland’s personal opinion, while the show’s creators have yet to comment.