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Jake Bain, an openly gay football star at John Burroughs High School, received tons of support from his family, friends and community this morning as Westboro Baptist Church descended onto their town to once again do another homophobic-filled hate protest. Hundreds of people lined the streets to support one of their own, as they waved the rainbow flag and sported a ton of fantastic signs to let him know that they have his back no matter what Westboro or anyone...
cop

"If this is how you are treating one another, how the hell are you treating the public?” A policeman in Bergen County, New Jersey, is suing the sheriff for homophobic harassment and wrongful termination. Andrew Kara, a former Marine and SWAT team officer, claims other cops in his squadron repeatedly taunted him with gay slurs, including “homo” and “fag.” He was mocked for being “girlish”, despite being an ex-Marine, and asked invasive questions about his HIV status. (At one point, a...
australia

It may technically be Australia Day today, but more people turned up to support Indigenous people atrallys across the country January 26 is officially Australia Day, the national holiday where everyone gets a day off to celebrate being Australian. The date was chosen because it was the date that British explorers landed in Botany Bay and began the colonization of the continent. But for Indigenous people in Australia it is not a day of celebration, but rather the day that marks the...
Students_Rally

'We’re not all from one group, but we’re all united' When 14 year-old Garrett McCann started getting bullied at school for being gay, he told his teachers. They told him to go to the principal, who sent out a letter to parents Garrett’s classmates, however, wanted to go further. On Monday (23 October) morning, over 200 students showed up to York High School in Maine at 6:30 am. They carried rainbow flags and posters of support for Garrett’s plight. Several remained even after...
rally

With a whopping crowd of "about 20 people." Last month the Australian right-wing group, Party For Freedom, announced its plans to hold a “straight lives matter” rally in Sydney on September 23. And this past week it actually happened. According to ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) a crowd of “about 20 people” event at Green Park were far outnumbered by counter-protestors. “Some people have said it’s provocative but we’re just exercising our democratic right to freedom of speech and freedom of location,” said Nick...
marriage-equality-rally

Tens of thousands of people in cities around Australia hit the pavement to support marriage equality More than 30,000 people took to the streets of Sydney to march for marriage equality in what became Australia’s largest LGBTI rally in history on Sunday. Thousands of people also hit the streets in Brisbane and Hobart to convince their fellow Aussies to vote yes for same-sex marriage. Today marks the first day Australians will receive a ballot in their letterboxes to vote on marriage equality....
madrid

Now that's what we call a party. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid to march for LGBT+ equality this weekend as festivities for World Pride 2017 came to a head. Saturday’s march through the city centre was led by politicians from across Spain’s political spectrum, who carried a large banner which read: ‘For LGBTI Rights All Over the World.’ The huge display of LGBT+ solidarity was the highlight of the 10-day World Pride 2017 festival, which concluded...
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Out actors Sara Ramirez, Asia Kate Dillon and Charlie Carver are scheduled to speak at the accompanying rally. Organizers have released details for this Sunday’s Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington D.C. and say it will include a march on the National Mall and a rally of LGBT speakers. The idea for the march was conceived back in January following the success of the Women’s March on Washington and is set to amplify the voices of queer resistance in...
enough-is-enough-rally

Police in Berlin, Germany thwarted an attempted bombing of the Russian Embassy during a pro-LGBTQ rights demonstration. The rally took place on April 8, and was in response to the poor treatment of the LGBTQ community in Chechnya, as news has come out of prison camps where gay and bisexual men are held against their will, interrogated, and tortured. A 24-year-old Moroccan man planned to mix in with the pro-LGBTQ rights demonstrators and set a bomb off in front of the...
March_against_Trump

The Stonewall Inn is considered to be the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement and as equality is once again under attack it is only fitting that it should once again be home to what looks to be a massive protest. An LGBT Solidarity rally on Saturday from 2-4 P.M. has been organized by New York Councilman Corey Johnson, with the express purpose of protesting the policies of the Trump administration. “Join us in front of the Stonewall Inn as...
engage

A gay Hillary Clinton campaign staffer got a belated October surprise when his boyfriend of three years proposed to him at a rally for the Democratic nominee in Philadelphia. In a video created by the Clinton campaign, proposer Greg talks about how he fell in love with Clinton staffer Kyle after they met three years ago in New York. Greg says that growing up gay, he wasn’t sure if he would ever find someone he could spend the rest of his life with. But...
gay couple

Reporter Jason Bellini of the Wall Street Journal recently braved a Trump rally in Cincinnati, where he ran into perhaps the only gay couple in the entire state of Ohio, possibly the nation, voting for the gay-hating, pussy-grabbing Republican. “I’m pretty excited,” one of the men told Bellini. When asked if they felt comfortable being affectionate with one another in a roomful of racists, sexists and homophobes, one of men replied, “Ain’t nobody said nothing ’bout it.” Then he added, “I gotta lotta gay friends...
trump

While Trump tried everything in his power to roll out a newly empathic and huggable persona at the Detroit Electronic Club on Monday, anyone with even the vaguest semblance of human consciousness could easily see through the ruse. The abrupt about-face is doubly transparent when you consider the Republican presidential nominee and crepuscular gasbag plans to attend a fervently antigay event being held this week in Orlando — exactly two months after the Pulse nightclub shootings that killed 49 people and left...

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Pass the popcorn! Love, Simon, is the first teen movie with a gay protagonist to be released wide by a major studio, but it is...

The 2018 Oscars race has begun. The trailer for the gay conversion drama, Boy Erased, is finally here, and grab some tissues because it is...