Cleese's tweet was in response to a Twitter user who questioned his support for J.K. Rowling after the author faced a backlash over comments about transgender people.
"YouTube removed an entire episode of the Candace Owens show because we said that men are not women, and women are not men. I honestly cannot even believe how absolutely bats*** woke you have to be to believe basic truth to be 'hate speech,'" the conservative commentator tweeted on Friday.
Politicians attacking transgender Americans run the risk of alienating not just liberals but also moderates, Republicans and military families.
Abigail Shrier debates Juliet Jacques.
The IOC, and other sporting bodies that take the IOC's lead, should continue to assess on a case-by-case basis, and perhaps draw up firmer guidelines where necessary. But there is a bigger picture, a deeper ethos to consider.
Rowling's latest novel under the "Robert Galbraith" name features a male serial killer who wears a dress to kill his female victims. Amidst all the controversy surrounding Rowling's comments about trans-people, actor Robbie Coltrane has come to her defense.
Have Rowling's "Harry Potter" sales been affected by her sharing her problematic views? Yes and no—depending on which country you check.
We need to save women's sports by making sure only women can participate.
Around 150 writers, academics and activists signed a pice published by Harper's Magazine in which they denounce the "restriction of debate."
"Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I'd like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote on Twitter.
On the last day of Pride Month 2020, Google Doodle celebrates LGBTQ+ rights pioneer Marsha P. Johnson.
"This fight belongs to us all," said Human Rights Campaign Director Tori Cooper in a statement.
Connecticut is one of 18 states that allows trans athletes to compete without restrictions alongside other members of their shared gender identity.
Trans people and other vulnerable communities have additional burdens beyond hoarding toilet paper as society reacts to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
"It's really heartbreaking... the same thing that she was trying to be vocal about happened to her," said a friend of the victim.
Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said the decision was "unjust and wrong" and called on Congress to pass the Equality Act.
"Well, I guess I'll go sleep in the woods," Samantha Coyle said she thought after the homeless shelter denied her entry because she's transgender.
Aimee Stephens told her boss she is transgender. Two weeks later her boss fired her because she was no longer going to "represent himself as a man." Here's everything we know about her landmark Supreme Court case.
Pauline del Mundo, 59, was on her way to Cozumel, Mexico for a vacation. She went missing during a layover at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and hasn't been heard from since.
Domingo Ramirez-Cavente, 29, was arrested in connection with the shooting of a transgender woman on Friday night. He has admitted to the crime.
Two days before Evan Minton was scheduled to have a hysterectomy, Mercy San Juan Medical Center canceled the procedure, because it was "part of a course of treatment for gender dysphoria."
In a sit-down with the National Center for Transgender Equality Action Fund, Booker said he hoped soon his brother's child "and other great trans leaders in the youth community" had a voice in the White House.
The snack giant gave away special-edition Oreo packages at NYC Pride with 'she/her,' 'he/him, and 'they/them' imprinted on the cookies.
"Anchorage voters rejected fear and intimidation," Fair Anchorage Field Organizer Lillian Lennon said.
"If mothers wear jeans and shirts and dress like men, they will beget children who are transgenders."