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A city council candidate in Florida has been posting homophobic messages on social media. Chico Cromartie is running in the primary to challenge St. Petersburg, Florida, City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Bowman in a non-partisan race. In Facebook posts that appear to have been deleted, Cromartie wrote about his hatred of gay people. “STOP PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY TO OUR CHILDREN,” one June post read, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “I hear you south St. Pete! Finally we have a leader who’s not afraid to...

Boris Johnson just won the Conservative Party’s leadership contest and will be the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. But LGBTQ activists are already asking him for apologize for his long history of homophobic comments. The organization LGBT+ Conservatives has called on Johnson to apologize for using the phrase “tank-topped bumboys” to insinuate that a political rival is gay in a 1998 Telegraph column. “As a journalist he used some distinctly hurtful and unhelpful language, and that has dented the confidence...

A magazine in Poland is going to be distributing “LGBT-free zone” stickers to their readers. Gazeta Polska is a far-right nationalist weekly magazine in Poland that supports the Law and Justice Party, which is anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant. The magazine said that it will be distributing stickers that say “LGBT-FREE ZONE” and show a rainbow flag with an “X” through it in next week’s issue. Pavel Rabiej, deputy president of Warsaw and a centrist, said on Twitter that he would file a complaint...

This weekend, hate pastors in Orlando, Florida are holding a three-day “Make America Straight Again” conference around the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. In response, over 150 LGBTQ and allied protestors picketed the Revival Baptist Church of Orlando whose leader helped organize the conference. The actual conference is being held in an undisclosed location but is being streamed on YouTube. Truth Wins Out (TWO), a non-profit organization that fights anti- LGBT religious extremism, recorded interviews with the protestors and...

A police officer who called for death for gay people has asked for early retirement. Grayson Fritts is a deputy with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, as well as the pastor of the All Scripture Baptist Church. A local television reporter was invited to sit on a sermon last night at the church, when Fritts called other Baptist preachers “weak and spineless” when it comes to homosexuality. His sermon, which was entitled “Sodomite Reprobates,” said that God hates. “Just as...

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