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DM Weekly Digest 26/05/2023

How Tina Turner 'broke the silence' on domestic abuse


This week we said goodbye to the Queen of Rock'n'roll - when Tina Turner first spoke out about the violence she endured during her marriage to Ike Turner, it was an act of bravery to expose herself so publicly. Read more here.



New Tower of London display acknowledges ‘complex’ history of crown jewels


Contentious circumstances in which controversial jewels were acquired explained by ‘honest, transparent’ exhibition. Read more here.



What is it like being a gay man in the UK in 2023?


Gay men tell all about their first kiss, coming out and relationships - as the UK’s first gay male dating show airs on BBC Three. Read more here.



Scots cops 'punished' for raising concerns over 'racism, sexism and homophobia' from colleagues, report finds


The report into the culture of the force found instances of "poor behaviour being known and seen in plain sight with no action being taken". Read more here.



Met Police misreports intimate searches of children


Meanwhile, the Met has admitted it misreported the number of intimate searches that were carried out on children. Read more here.



'It's vital we teach the next generation about disability history'


Disability rights should be part of the curriculum so that all children learn about it and all disabled people can see themselves represented, writes Rachel Charlton-Dailey here.



Vinesh Phogat at Jantar Mantar: India wrestlers risk Olympic dream for '#MeToo' protest


Phogat is among a group of India's most accomplished wrestlers who have been protesting after they accused their federation's top official of sexual harassment and abuse of female wrestlers. Read more here.



About 50 million people worldwide trapped in modern slavery: UN report


According to the 2023 Global Slavery Index, the number of people falling victim to modern slavery has risen significantly. Watch here.



If football cannot deliver change then its drive to tackle racism has no credibility


In the wake of racial abuse directed at Real Madrid player Vicinius Jr, Tony Burnett writes that we cannot rest when it comes to racial inequality. Read more here.



Vinicius Jr racist abuse: Valencia to appeal against five-game stand closure as Real Madrid player has red card overturned


Meanwhile, Valencia have said they will appeal against their five-game partial stadium closure and fine following the racist abuse aimed at Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr in Sunday's La Liga match. Read more here.



Hinge and Bracket star George Logan dies aged 78


Entertainer George Logan, one part of the the Hinge and Bracket comedy and musical act, died earlier this week at the age of 78. Read more here.