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A 22-year-old gay man was viciously attacked on Sunday morning (14 July) in Preston, England. Ryan Williams – who works as a receptionist in Lancashire – was headed to a McDonald’s after a night of partying when he was approached by the homophobic assailants, who left him with facial damage so severe he was taken to hospital. “We were called following reports of an assault in Friargate, Preston,” said local police. “A man in his 20s had been punched by another...

A 29-year-old man has been hospitalised with head injuries following a suspected homophobic attack near the junction of Denmark Hill and Camberwell Road in South London. It is thought that the victim’s injuries are neither life-threatening or life-changing. It’s been reported that some shops in the area have been cordoned off, and blood could be seen on the pavement. A 19-year-old man was arrested for the attack on the grounds of causing grievous bodily harm, and has since been released under...

FIFA, the world organization that governs international soccer matches, recently launched a new simplified “disciplinary code” that highlights referees’ ability to end matches if fans utter homophobic or racist chants. The newly highlighted ability has existed since May 2017, leaving us to wonder how many referees will actually use it, what FIFA will do if they don’t and whether other stakeholders — like local governments, broadcasters, viewers and sponsors — will take action to end the hateful chants once and...

Ricky Martin has joined others in calling for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign, after messages from a leaked group chat showed him referring to people with anti-gay slurs. In several messages, Rosselló referred to people as ‘cocksuckers’. In one message, he said senator Eduardo Bhatia had “historic cocksucker levels” and in another message he said journalist Benjamín Torres Gotay was an “unprecedented cocksucker.” In another message from the group, Rosselló’s finance minister, Christian Sobrino, targeted singer Ricky Martin. “Nothing...

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is facing calls for his resignation after a local media outlet published almost 900 pages from a leaked private group chat revealing homophobic, misogynistic, and other vile remarks written by him and his cronies. The group chat happened on the messenger app Telegram last fall and included 11 male political figures within Rosselló’s inner circle, including Christian Sobrino, the government’s chief financial officer, and Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín, the State secretary and interim governor. Among the...

A reformed homophobe told all of Reddit how a coworker turned him into a card-carrying gay ally, and commenters are raving about the “amazing,” “wonderful,” and “beautiful” story. The user started off by confessing that he was a “vocal and hateful gay basher” in his teen years. “I didn’t know just how many of my close friends were gay because, let’s face it, people who think they’re smart tend to be somewhat out of touch until life gives them an...

Four Maryland teens who defaced their high school with anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist slurs were arrested after it was discovered that their phones automatically connected to the school’s wireless network, reports The Wahington Post. Glenelg High School seniors Seth Taylor, Tyler Curtiss, Joshua Shaffer, and Matthew Lipp broke into the school last May for a senior prank. The students, who used their T-shirts to hide their faces during the crime, claim that they only intended to paint “Class of 2018” in...

The owner and editor-in-chief of The New Republic apologized for a vulgar and homophobic op-ed published Friday that attacked presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and made broad assumptions about the mayor’s personal life. Dale Peck’s post titled “My Mayor Pete Problem” described Buttigieg as “the gay equivalent of Uncle Tom,” and repeatedly referred to the presidential candidate as “Mary Pete” throughout the column. Peck argued that because the mayor waited until his early 30s to come out...

New York Police are investigating after eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were found vandalized with homophobic slurs. The New York Police Department (NYPD) hate crimes task force said it was investigating after the posters were vandalized with derogatory slurs at the Bryant Park subway station in New York. Police confirmed to USA Today on Wednesday that the posters were cleaned or replaced with help from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after the vandalism was discovered early Monday morning. Rapinoe...

A homophobic group in the United States called One Million Moms have called for a boycott of Toy Story 4 due to a subtle same-sex scene. In a powerful yet blink and you’ll miss-it moment within the film, two mothers are seen picking up their child from kindergarten and although it’s an extremely subtle reference, it was the only thing One Million Moms focused on. The leader of the group, Monica Cole, laid out the reasoning behind the boycott by ridiculously...

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is up for reelection in 2020 and Dan Baer, an openly gay Democrat and former U.S. Ambassador under President Barack Obama, hopes to unseat him. Baer, who just received the endorsement of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, pulled in a jaw-dropping $1.35 million in fundraising dollars last quarter. It’s the largest ever initial fundraising total for an openly LGBTQ congressional candidate. This no doubt has Gardner more than a little unnerved. 44-year-old Gardner has a long history...

Police in the UK were forced to remove a man for flying into a “violent rage” after he spotted a set of garden gnome statues painted with the Pride flag. A local shop in Estover called Asda began selling Pride-themed garden gnomes in a few years ago as a show of support to the LGBTQ community. On June 29, a man entered the store and saw the statues on display. That’s when things turned ugly. According to witnesses, he flew into a...

Bestselling author Nicholas Sparks is fielding a public relations nightmare and it doesn’t show signs of letting up anytime soon. It all started last week when Saul Benjamin, the former headmaster at the Epiphany School of Global Studies, a faith-based prep school founded by the Sparks in 2006, accused the author of trying to ban an LGBTQ student group. A series of leaked emails showed that in 2013, Sparks ordered Benjamin to break up the group and threatened at least two...

A homophobic preacher showed up to an Ariana Grande concert last weekend and she and her fans weren’t having any of it. The singer is currently on the road with her Sweetener World Tour, where she played in Atlanta over the weekend. Outside the venue, a man marched around wielding a rainbow banner with the word “Pride” crossed out. He was screaming into a megaphone, telling Ariana’s fans, “God wants you to repent!” Someone captured the spectacle on video and uploaded it...

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