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Map of the Chechnya Region in southwestern Russia (image via WikiMedia Commons) Six months after global media and human rights groups brought renewed focus on Chechnya, a semi-autonomous region in southwestern Russia with a lurid recent history of brutal anti-gay abuses, attention has returned to the area once again. Sadly, conditions have not improved – rather, recent reports have shed new light on the extent and ruthlessness of repression, which never went away. The First “Gay Purge” and Global Backlash In early-to-mid-2017,...

Yelena Grigoryeva, a Russian LGBT activist was recently found stabbed to death near her home. Image from The Moscow Times via Dinar Idrisov on Facebook Prominent LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva was found dead near her home in St. Petersburg, possibly because she was featured on a now-blocked website that encouraged people to hunt down non-heterosexual people by offering the killer prizes, according to The Moscow Times.  Grigoryeva was active in the pro-LGBT scene and fought for equality by tackling multiple issues,...

Founder of the Liberty Counsel Mat Staver spread misinformation when he said that the Q in LGBTQ is meant for people who are attracted to minors. Image via Facebook. I’ve written about the Liberty Counsel’s anti-LGBTQ stance in the past and once again founder Mat Staver shares his bigoted views with all of us when he said the Q, which stands for “queer” or “questioning” in LGBTQ is in reference to pedophile and ephebophiles, according to Metro Weekly.  He made the...

A poster was taken down because it perpetuated homophobic myths and stereotypes. Image via Weibo from SCMB.com After outrage on various social media platforms, an HIV awareness poster was removed from Hengxian No.2 High School for having a “harm of homosexuality” column, according to Global Times. An employee at the high school was responsible for putting up the poster as part of an AIDS prevention campaign that the school was participating in. The employee, however, did not closely review the contents...

An Irish priest recently compared gay people to zombies, a move that left people speechless. Image via Express.co.ukTom Forde, a priest at the Friary in Kilkenny compared LGBTQ people to zombies during his sermon which stunned the people attending the service, according to Attitude. He prefaced this homily by saying that people may disregard what he says and then goes on to say that he likes zombies and then lists TV shows and movies that feature zombies. He described zombies...

Jefferson Anderson Feijo da Cruz recovered from a coma after an attack but is unable to walk or speak. Screenshot via Facebook video “Quero contar sobre alguém pra vocês.”I will never understand how certain people are so filled with contempt for people who are different from them, but apparently, this hate does exist and it often manifests itself into the form of physical violence. Jefferson Anderson Feijo da Cruz, 22, was a victim of such hate as he fell...
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...
antigay-teen

A Queerty reader has directed us to a video of a teen expressing his severe homophobia, and we feel it deserves to be seen. We must warn you that he uses highly offensive language, and if you’re sensitive to hate speech, you may want to move on. While antigay hostility on high school campuses (or anywhere else for that matter) isn’t much by the way of news, the willingness of bigots to wear their ignorance on their sleeves has become noticeably more...
PEACE

“One person’s act of fear and maliciousness created such a powerful statement of love.” A Massachusetts-based lesbian couple received an amazing display of solidarity from their neighbors this week after vandals stole a Pride flag from the front of their home and egged their front porch while they were out of town. Lauri and Cari Ryding initially hung the Pride flag following the Pulse nightclub massacre, the worst mass shooting in American history. The incident at their home served as a...
Iain-Lee

BBC radio presenter Iain Lee has left his shoe on the BBC Three Counties Radio breakfast show following a humiliating apology for calling an anti-LGBT group "bigots". In an astonishing and quick turn of events, the BBC issued an apology on Lee's behalf after an interview with Libby Powell of Christian Concern and The Christian Legal Center turned heated. Discussing news of a prison gardener who claimed he was facing religious oppression after losing his job for preaching repentance of homosexuality...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...

A revealing photo of Britney Spears’ boyfriend is getting everyone’s attention. Shared on Twitter earlier this week, the image shows model Sam Asghari posing for...