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It was until March 2020 when lives from all around the world changed. As COVID-19 hit the world, the world turned upside down, and so did the lives of people from all over the globe. Among these are the LGBTQ community. If you don’t already know what this community stands for, it consists of people who have different sexual orientations, and based on that; they demand equality. For decades, the LGBTQ community has faced oppression and discrimination due to their differing sexuality....
sean-borja

MANILA – During his elementary school days, he was bullied for being gay, an identity that he carried with shame. Later in life, he was able to overcome. While he had fully come to terms with who he is, Ateneo law school valedictorian Sean Borja said many in the LGBT community are still afraid to come out and need some encouragement. Borja believes topping the 2018 Bar exams gives him a platform to push for LGBT rights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzahxbggKvY “Other than the mundane, I...
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15-year-old Nigel Shelby was laid to rest in a casket that was decorated with rainbows. Shelby, a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama, died by suicide last month after he was allegedly bullied for being gay. The community rallied to raise funds for his funeral, organizing a GoFundMe page and a Drag Brunch to raise over $15,000. People who attended the funeral wore rainbow clothing and clothes that denounced bullying, local media reported, and the casket had a picture of Shelby wearing...
bisexual teacher

Nicholas Breiner hadn’t even told his family on April 7, 2017, when he came out on Instagram and told the world — more particularly, his students — that he was bisexual. He spoke up because one of his students, struggling with her own sexuality, had told a friend that she was going to kill herself. “I couldn’t help but wonder how many students I had that were in a similar situation to that student; feeling completely alone and nearing that...
queer

Facebook user Christopher Brown stopped by his favorite foot spa on December 30 to treat himself to some post-holiday pampering. But shortly after he sat down for his mani-pedi, he became the target of a rude woman who called him “f*ggot,” “sissy” and “queer.” The altercation began when Brown asked the woman if she would take her phone off speaker as she was carrying on a full voice conversation with her daughter via FaceTime. There were signs in the spa requesting...

The conservative country, where marriage equality is still illegal, had fought the ruling Romania must recognize the residency rights of same-sex spouses of European Union citizens, the Constitutional Court ruled. The historic ruling follows a six-year legal battle, with Romanian citizen Adrian Coman (above) seeking to obtain those rights for his American husband, Claibourn “Cali” Robert Hamilton, who was denied, as marriage equality has still not come to the conservative country. Adrian Coman (L) and his father watch a video call of...
heathrow

Who knew that a simple trip through an airport could mean so much to the LGBTQ community? Heathrow Airport has embraced the colors of the rainbow in celebration of Pride in London and commissioned a unique interpretation of the iconic flag, created with the help of 6,000 passengers’ kisses. Populated by staff and passengers the flag will now fly above Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal until the end of July. The unveiling of the flag is part of a week-long celebration...
LGBT people

New report finds shocking stats on race-based discrimination Almost two-thirds of black people who identify as LGBT say they face racism from within the LGBT community. According to new research by UK charity Stonewall, 51% of black and minority ethnic LGBT people said they have faced discrimination based on their race from within the queer community. This number jumps to 61% when broken down to just black people. The research is based on YouGov polling of over 5,000 LGBT people. Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive...
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A Tunisian commission has called for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the North African country. The 230-page proposal, which was published on Wednesday, detailed the current lack of equal rights for many groups in the country. Groups that were highlighted in the proposal included women, gay men and the wider LGBT community. Led by the President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, the commission called for the removal of the death penalty in Tunisia, equal rights for women, and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Tunisia...
schoolteacher

LGBT teachers working in the countryside are nine times more likely experience mental health issues, according to new research. Nearly half (46 percent) of LGBT teachers working in villages reported taking time off work due to anxiety or depression linked to their sexual or gender identity, according to the results of a survey by Anglia Ruskin University, as reported by Schools Week. For LGBT teachers working in towns and cities, this figure was five percent. The survey also found that four in...
pride

We've got the info on what's happening at some of the biggest festivals in the country right here Pride month is here once again, when cities across the United States celebrate the LGBT community with parades, festivals, and other events. Most Pride events—although certainly not all—are held in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots that took place in New York City on June 28, 1969. That event, where LGBT protesters fought back against police in a raid at the Stonewall...
navy

Michael Aycox is making history as the first openly gay candidate ever to run in a Mississippi congressional race. He’s currently one of two Democrats on the ballot in the June primary for Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district seat. The 30-year-old Navy veteran lives in Newton, Mississippi with his husband, Mario, who he married in 2013 and who is currently serving in the Florida Air National Guard. Aycox says he was inspired to run for office after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer...
LGBT

Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan has been charged with petty theft, making criminal threats and a hate crime. A California man has been arrested after stealing rainbow flags and threatening to detonate pipe bombs at a local supermarket. Sheriffs say Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan, 55, planned to set off bombs at the Guerneville Safeway and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office substation in order to injure deputies and members of the LGBT community. On Saturday O’Sullivan was booked on suspicion of petty theft, making criminal...
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"I don't mind straight people, as long as they act gay in public." A Twitter user got majorly dragged after asking gay people to “just shut the fuck up” about their orientation. https://twitter.com/shpend_rashiti/status/993850271628488705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newnownext.com%2Flgbt-community-annoying-tweet-twitter-reacts%2F05%2F2018%2F On May 8, user Shpend Rashiti tweeted his hot take that the LGBT community is “annoying”: “You are gay, okay? Stop mentioning that in your bio, in every tweet. You are not special—I dont see straight people going around and telling everyone that they are straight every goddamn second.” Naturally,...

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