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Former rugby player Israel Folau (screen capture via GoFundMe) Homophobic Australian rugby player Israel Folau has filed a $10 million lawsuit to the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia alleging he was sacked for his Christian beliefs. Not only is the former Wallabies player demanding his job back, but 30-year-old also wants $10 million in compensation. The Guardian reports Folau issued a statement regarding the lawsuit which read, in part, “No Australian of any faith should be fired for practicing their...

Disgraced rugby player Israel Folau has officially filed a $10 million lawsuit against Rugby Australia after the organization fired him earlier this year for spewing off all sorts of homophobic nonsense on social media. In the lawsuit, Folau, who had been one of Australia’s highest-paid athletes before his epic fall from grace, argues that his contract was unlawfully terminated due to his Christian beliefs. But Australian rugby officials maintain that Folau breached a players’ code of conduct by violating its code...

Ricky Martin waves a Pride flag during protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico (photo: Alejandro Pedrosa @WorldJunkies) For the tenth straight night, protests against Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló have continued with an estimated 500,000 residents of the U.S. territory coming together to demand Rosselló’s resignation. The New York Times reports that “hundreds of thousands of people swept through the capital of Puerto Rico on Monday, shutting down a major highway and paralyzing much of the city.” After years of...

Ryan Williams (image via Facebook) A gay man in the UK, who was knocked unconscious and severely beaten requiring medical attention at a hospital, has seen the photos of his injuries go viral on social media. Ryan Williams, of Preston, Lancashire, shared his story along with graphic photos of his injuries from the attack on Facebook. “I never thought in my life that I would get beaten up for being GAY!,” wrote Williams on his Facebook page. “Wtf has this world actually...

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...

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico is currently embroiled in an ugly political scandal as hundreds of pages of a private group chat between the governor and 11 other officials were anonymously released last week. Now dubbed #RickyLeaks, the private text messages (889 pages) included profane homophobic and sexist comments from the governor and others regarding politicians, officials and journalists. El Nuevo Dia reports that on December 24, 2018, Rosselló posted a video featuring PDP senator Eduardo Bhatia which...

L-R Jeff Graves, Nigel Shelby (images via WHNT) A police officer in Alabama who resigned amid controversy after mocking the suicide of a gay teen has been rehired just two months later. Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old high school student, took his own life in April after having been the target of homophobic bullying. Jeff Graves, while working as a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy, commented on a story posted to Facebook about Shelby’s death writing:  “Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ – That’s my kind...

A Washington D.C. resident posted disturbing surveillance video of an unidentified man defacing the Pride Flag outside his home while screaming homophobic slurs. The resident, identified on Twitter as @MJasonRhodes, shared a 30-second video of a man yelling “f*ggot motherf*cker” and “drag queen motherf*ckers” among other antigay slurs while tearing down the flag on July 2. In the video, the man violently rips the flag pole off the exterior wall of the home, smashes it against a fence, and leaves it...

Homophobic vandal caught ripping down Pride flag (screen capture) A man in Washington D.C. was caught on video walking into a resident’s front yard and ripping down a rainbow Pride flag, all while yelling homophobic slurs. The 30-second security camera video shows the man walking down the sidewalk, seemingly talking to himself. In the clip’s audio, he can be heard shouting, “F*gg*t motherf**ker, you f*gg*t flag-flying motherf**ker.” Clear as day, the man enters the yard, striding right up to the flag and...

Dan Hall is a chaplain and a Republican state senator from Minnesota who was first elected to office in 2010. While the rest of the city was out celebrating Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis last weekend, he was spotted across town at the state Capitol Building attending an antigay “Freedom March.” The event billed itself on Facebook as an afternoon of “celebrating freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus.” Hall’s appearance there came mere weeks after he worked...

The Air Force says it is investigating an airman who posted a series of videos of himself calling gay people “cockroaches,” “pedophiles,” “sodomites,” and “vermin scum,” among other antigay slurs. “The sodomites, the homos, they do all their filthy acts in the dark of night where no one can see them,” the airman, who has not been identified but who was wearing his uniform in the videos, said. “When you get these perverts on their own, they flee like cockroaches, like...

Continuing with its litany of anti-LGBTQ policies this month, the Trump Administration and Republican party have further maligned the LGBTQ community by confirming yet another ardently antigay judge to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench. Happy Pride! 42-year-old Matthew J. Kacsmaryk has a long and nasty history of opposing LGBTQ equality, including criticizing the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, claiming members of the queer community are not protected by the Civil Rights Act, and characterizing transgender people as suffering...

Grayson Fritts is a deputy with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also moonlights as a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church, where he recently gave a fiery sermon about the evils of homosexuality. In the sermon, which was delivered on the first Sunday of Pride month and then uploaded to Facebook, Fritts called LGBTQ people “f*gs,” “freaks,” and “animals” and said it was the duty of police officers like himself to enforce the homophobic teachings outlined...

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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