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Tom-and-Dan

Tom Daley has called on more Commonwealth countries to legalise homosexuality. The 23-year-old British diver recently won his fourth gold medal alongside Dan Goodfellow in the synchronised 10m platform at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia. Tom took to his Twitter this morning to celebrate his win, writing “GOLD” in capital letters, but also expressed his feelings about the other Commonwealth nations which criminalise LGBTQ people. “37 of the competing nations criminalises being LGBT+,” he wrote. “I feel so lucky to be...
costa-rica

Costa Rican citizens are still celebrating the surprise presidential win of gay marriage supporter Carlos Alvarado Quesada. Many were surprised when the novelist and former labor minister won, because most were expecting his opponent, Fabricio Alvarado Munoz, to come out victorious. This is because Fabricio Alvarado won the initial round of voting back in February. That said, many are now saying that Fabricio Alvarado’s loss (with only 39% of the population’s support) is due to his aggressive campaigning. Fabricio Alvarado came on...
Chechnya-Protest

One year ago this week, news broke of a wave of terrifying, state-sponsored violence in Chechnya against men perceived to be gay or bisexual. In scenes that would not have been out of place in Nazi Germany, innocent men were rounded up by state militia and removed to illegal detention centres. Men like Maxim Lapunov who spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell just because he is gay, but who today is bravely speaking out for justice. Men like the pop...
Grindr

Police have arrested a 14-year-old suspect and believe he was working in a group. More arrests are anticipated. Two men were lured into attacks over the weekend in the Western Netherlands town of Dordrecht after they went to meet up with someone they met on Grindr. While one of the two men was able to flee before being injured, the second was injured so severely he had to be hospitalized. Police believe the men may have been attacked due to their...
newspaper

"It is my religious conviction that a male cannot have a husband." A married Texas couple is accusing a newspaper of anti-gay discrimination after it edited one of their names out of a family member’s obituary. Barry Giles and John Gambill have been together for 31 years. When Giles’ mother passed away, the local newspaper in Olton, Giles’ hometown, cut Gambill’s name from her obit, Fox 4 News reports. In Brenda Light’s original obit submitted to the Olton Enterprise, Giles wrote, “Those...
ad

A series of videos are circulating promoting anti-gay gospel from a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The videos, which are homophobic in nature, are set to be shown at the “Be Courageous!” Convention for JWs which teach to stand up against members of the LGBTQ community—because the bible tells you so. The videos have been leaked and are now circulating and causing fear and disappointment that the millions of people who will watch these videos are being told that intolerance toward...
gay cake

"The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment outweighs the State’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible marketplace." A California judge has ruled that a homophobic baker has every right to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples. Last August Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, told Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio that making a cake for their upcoming wedding would go against her religious beliefs. “Everyone is God’s creation and I love everyone,” Miller said. “but...
gay bar

"Just shaking my head and finger today as many parts of our history end up in the dumpsters in back alleys again." The Gangway, believed to be San Francisco’s oldest operating gay bar, poured its last drink on Sunday. After a wage-related lawsuit, a failed sale attempt, and the death of a longtime manager in 2016, the bar floundered and never recovered. Some type of bar has been operating at the Gangway’s Tenderloin address, 841 Larkin Street, since 1910. (According to...
Candlelight Vigil

Watchdog group Grupo Gay de Bahia reports a 30% increase in homicides attributed to homophobia or anti-gay violence. A new report indicates that anti-LGBT violence has reached a record high in Brazil. According to Grupo Gay de Bahia reported, there were 387 homicides attributed to homophobia or anti-gay violence in 2017, a staggering 30% increase from the 327 reported in 2016. (The report also listed 58 suicides in the same time period.) Brazil is often seen as one of the most gay-friendly...
France v New Zealand

Mathieu Bastareaud was initially suspended for calling an opposing player a "f*cking f*ggot." A rugby team in France has dropped a player for using an anti-gay slur. Mathieu Bastareaud, a center with the French Rugby Club (RC) Toulon, was initally given a three week suspension by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) after he called Italian forward Sebastian Negri a “fucking faggot” during Toulon’s match against Benetton Treviso last weekend weekend. Prior to EPCR’s disciplinary hearing, Toulon came to Bastareaud’s defense. In...
Republican

GOP staffer said Wes Goodman was 'all over Craigslist' Anti-gay Republican Wes Goodman resigned last month after being allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office. The Ohio state legislator admitted to reports he cheated on his wife but now past lovers reveal new details. Former GOP congressional staffer Chris Donnelly said he met Goodman on Craigslist under the prominent lawmaker’s alias Brady Murphey. He told cleveland.com the two had a sexual encounter in 2008. Goodman replied to a post on...
Justices

Guess what? If you get attacked because you’re gay in the state of West Virginia, the justice system won’t protect you. This past Tuesday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the hate crime law in the state doesn’t apply to anti-gay assaults or any crime based on sexual orientation. This ruling came down to a 3 to 2 vote that will now greatly affect the LGBTQ people living in the state. Now those people will have no protection...
lgbt

"These guys just made a wall and were chanting, 'Love wins!'" When anti-gay protesters tried to attack an LGBT-friendly church in Geneva, Illinois this month, a local parishioner rallied neighborhood troops to come save the day. Colin Campbell said he noticed seven men standing on the sidewalk outside the First Congregational Church of Geneva last weekend and immediately knew what they were trying to do. “I was hopeful this group wouldn’t show up again,” Campbell told the Kane County Chronicle. “I walked...
Anti-Gay Preacher

Adam Fannin, a pastor at Stedfast Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, offered some "advice" to members of his congregation, should they want to avoid a “flaming foo-foo fruit loop” waiter. In a video recently shared to YouTube, he can be heard saying: “If I ever go to a restaurant, you sit down, and here comes this flaming foo-foo fruit loop, I’m just like, 'Oh great.' I’m here to have a date night, enjoy some time with my wife and because of...

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