Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Eva Pandora Baldursdottir Image caption Avast ye! Eva Pandora Baldursdottir sports an eyepatch following an eye injury A member of parliament from the Pirate Party in Iceland was forced to wear an eyepatch for a television appearance following a bizarre household accident. Eva Pandora Baldursdottir wrote on her Facebook wall that her one-year-old [...]

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Tobu Zoo Image caption Grape (L) and Hululu (R): A match made in heaven A celebrity penguin, which made international headlines after forming an attachment to a cardboard cut-out in a Japanese zoo, has died at the age of 21. Tobu Zoo in Japan’s central Saitama prefecture announced Grape’s death through its Twitter [...]

Who’s ‘allowed’ to tell a black trans woman’s story?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Netflix While Marsha P Johnson may not be a household name, a fiery digital debate has started about who is “allowed” to bring her story to the screen. Johnson was a black transgender woman and outspoken advocate for transgender rights in the 1960s. Most famously, she was a key participant in the 1969 [...]