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Russia has blocked access to a website that was named after and inspired by the horror franchise Saw. The website was used by homophobes and encouraged violence against the LGBTQ community. The website charged people 200 rubles, equivalent to US $3, to access its database and track down people who were reportedly LGBTQ. If someone wanted their name removed from the website, they had to pay 1,500 rubles, equivalent to US $23. The website, which was launched last year, referred to...

President Trump met with human rights activist Nadia Murad, an Iraqi who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for speaking out about her rape and torture while in Islamic State captivity, for several minutes in the Oval Office on Wednesday, reports the Washington Post. Murad implored the president to help her Yazidi ethnic minority return to Iraq while standing beside a seated Trump, who “mostly avoided eye contact with Murad.” Murad, who now lives in Germany, explained that the...

The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Netherlands is partially responsible for the July 1995 deaths of 300 Muslims in Srebrenica. Relatives of the victims first sued the Netherlands in 2007, arguing that the country is accountable for the deaths of 300 Muslim men because its troops expelled them from their UN base on July 13, 1995, knowing they would be killed. Some 8,000 Muslims — mostly boys and men — were killed by Bosnian Serbs in the July...

Jonah Welch/Instagram / Via instagram.com When nonbinary trans artist Jonah Welch went to check out their gorgeous new billboard in Detroit, someone drove by and yelled «what the fuck» at them.«This is exactly why I made this billboard,» they told BuzzFeed News.The billboard sits at 7 Mile and Kempa Street and proclaims «trans people are sacred.»«I just hope people feel free and joyful when they see...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sideline an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats. The resolution’s sponsor, Democratic Representative Al Green, was seeking to capitalize on growing criticism of Trump after the president’s recent attacks on minority congresswomen. The House voted 332 to 95 to set aside the measure. “Impeachment of your President...., is now OVER. This should never...

The historic and successful Apollo 11 mission could have gone very differently. As the world remembers mankind's first steps on the moon on the 50th anniversary of the mission, the incredulity of it is hard to overlook as it could have ended in disaster. US President Richard Nixon's speechwriter William Safire had prepared a speech in the event that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never made it back from the moon. The speech that Nixon thankfully never had to give was...

Alabama’s Secretary of State, John Merrill, who is also eyeing up a Senate bid, has claimed that pop culture has become too obsessed with “homosexual activities”. Yellowhammer News reports that he made the comments at a campaign event in Fort Payne. When asked about a cultural shift in pop culture, he slammed politicians for allowing it to happen. “That’s what we’ve allowed to happen. How have we allowed it to happen?” he said. “There are no more good TV shows on like...

The Congolese health ministry has confirmed the country’s first Ebola case in the eastern city of Goma, raising concerns the disease could spread across the border to Rwanda. The person with the confirmed case is a pastor who had been in the town of Butembo, said the press release by the health ministry. “During his trip to Butembo, the pastor preached in seven churches where he would regularly place his hands on the sick. His first symptoms were detected on July...

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local elders and MPs were meeting on Friday night, before three gunmen stormed in, police said. Security forces took 11 hours to end the siege, they...

By Abdiqani Hassan and Abdi Sheikh Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel where local elders and lawmakers were having a meeting on Friday night, and then three gunmen stormed in, police said. It took 11 hours...

Demetris Nelson, a 26-year-old man from Detroit, has been accused of using the gay dating app Grindr to find and kill gay men. Nelson is accused of killing Brian Anderson, and wounding Malcolm Drake. Malcolm Drake is currently alive, but was critically injured in the attack. Nelson is being charged with first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to rob while armed, and felony firearm possession. Prosecutors believe that he sought out his victims because of their sexual...
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Giovanni Melton's former foster mom reveals troubled history A father allegedly shot his 14-year-old gay son, with police attributing the killing in part to the boy’s sexual orientation. Henderson police in Nevada say 53-year-old Wendell Melton shot and killed his son Giovanni in the morning of Thursday 2 November. Sonja Jones is Giovanni’s former foster mom and said Wendell always had a thing against his son’s sexuality. She told 3 News: ‘He hated the fact that his son was gay. ‘I’m sure that inside...
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Mother and her boyfriend allegedly tortured son to death for five straight days when he announced he liked boys The sister of a 10-year-old boy allegedly killed for liking boys has revealed what she remembers of his horrifying final hours. Anthony Avalos, 10, died on 20 June. He was malnourished, covered in bruises and burn marks, and had a series of head injuries. His mother, Heather Barron, called 911 in Lancaster, California to say he had fallen down the stairs. But the boy’s...
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He saw it as his 'duty as a white man' Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes ordered the execution of Peter Avsenew for the murder of a gay couple in 2010. In January, a jury found Avsenew guilty of killing Steven Adams and Kevin Powell in north Florida. They sentenced him to death. He showed no remorse at the sentencing, and flipped off the victims’ families before being led out of the court room. ‘I have no regrets in my life and I am...

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