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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the so-called Save Chick-fil-A bill into law on Thursday while surrounded by Chick-fil-A food and beverages. “Today I signed the @ChickfilA law in Texas. And, had a great lunch,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners gave to a church or to the Salvation Army or to any other religious organization.” The legislation, known as Senate Bill 1978, prohibits government entities from taking “adverse actions” against businesses or individuals...

“One Million Moms” is calling for a boycott of Pixar’s Toy Story 4 over what the conservative anti-LGBT group admits is a “subtle” nod to the LGBTQ community. “At the start of the movie, when Woody’s new owner Bonnie goes for her first day of kindergarten, in the background there is a quick scene where one child is dropped off by two moms,” the group explains on their website. “Later, the moms return to pick up their child who gives...
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(CNN)The Mormon church will no longer consider same-sex couples "apostates" and will allow their children to be baptized into the church without special approval from church leaders, the church said in a surprise announcement Thursday. The announcement was made by Dallin Oaks, a member of the church's First Presidency, at a conference in Salt Lake City. "Previously, our Handbook characterized same-gender marriage by a member as apostasy," the church said in a statement. "While we still consider such a marriage to...
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Bisexual people are more likely to be politically liberal than other groups, according to a new study. The study was conducted by University of Oklahoma sociologist Meredith Worthen and was published in Sexuality Research and Social Policy. It looked at political perspectives among lesbian, gay, bisexual and heterosexual students. The study divided heterosexual people into “mostly heterosexual” and “exclusively heterosexual” and looked at the attitudes of students in the southern United States. How liberal are bisexual people? The study found that there was...
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LGBT rights advocates say they will fly rainbow flags in the stadium in spite of the threats LGBT soccer fans heading to the World Cup in Russia have already been warned not to publicly display affection, and members of the transgender community told to bring a friend with them to the bathroom to avoid attacks. Now there are reports of anti-LGBT Russians threatening violence against the community. Joe White of LGBT soccer fan group Pride in Football said it has received...
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"The sad reality is, this is everyday life for the LGBTQ community," says Brandon Wolf. Following some comments he made about Vice President Mike Pence, Brandon Wolf has found himself on the receiving end of intense online attacks from right-wing activists, as online threats on his life. A Pulse shooting survivor and now visible LGBT activist, Wolf is doing his work to speak out on anti-LGBT violence and shed light on the necessity of equality in the country. During a Monday night...
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"This case is really about the right of all Americans to speak in accordance with their beliefs." A pair of Arizona artists are suing for the right to refuse to design invitations and artwork for same-sex weddings. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, co-owners of art and calligraphy business Brush and Nib Studio, say Phoenix’s inclusive anti-discrimination statute infringes on their First Amendment rights. The duo, represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, didn’t wait for a same-sex couple to request their work...
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Volunteers who were promoting a in Stratford-upon-Avon were barraged with homophobic abuse over the weekend. Warwickshire Pride had been running a stall at the market in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday, sponsored by Stratford Town Trust. However, organisers say that the presence of the stall led to a string of homophobic incidents. In a statement, Warwickshire Pride said: “A member of our volunteer team, who was lone working at the time, was subjected a shocking amount of anti-LGBT+ comments and behaviours from members of...
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We wish we had these books when we were tots. Whether you have kids of your own or just want to dote on someone else’s, it’s never too soon to introduce children to the wonders of literature. And if you can incorporate positive representations of the LGBT community, so much the better. Unfortunately, publishers frequently face backlash and even boycotts by anti-LGBT groups. But we can make sure they don’t succeed by buying books aimed at making the future more inclusive...
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Hate-violence homicides in the U.S. shot up 86% from 2016. A new report reveals that anti-LGBT homicides are still on the rise in America, increasing 86% from 2016 to 2017. In all, 52 LGBT people are known to have lost their lives because of who they were or who they loved. While there are many others whose deaths have not been recorded, that’s already the highest number recorded in the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects’ 20 years of tracking hate crimes. The...
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The new proclamation is full of anti-LGBT dog-whistles. In a proclamation released this morning, Donald Trump declared January 16, 2018 "Religious Freedom Day" to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly passing the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, the first statute of its kind. However, the seemingly innocuous proclamation, which claims to celebrate "Americans from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds" contains references to politicized policies that appeal to Trump's evangelical base. "Unfortunately, not all have recognized the importance of religious...
egypt

Nine people have been arrested in Egypt accused of “debauchery” for being gay after neighbours accused them of being “weird”. The men were arrested on Monday, accused of “debauchery” after being accused of being gay. The Dekheila Prosecution in Alexandria arrested the men after they were reported for being “weird” and frequently visiting an apartment. According to reports, investigations ensued after an estate agent rented the property for sex parties. Authorities said the men had put up a wall of secrecy on what...
Man With Black Eye

The victim was left lying in the street with two broken teeth An 22-year-old man was attacked New Year’s Day in Amsterdam by a group of men who called him a “cancer faggot,” NL Times reports. The victim was walking back to his bicycle after celebrating New Year’s Eve at a friend’s house when he was attacked in the early hours of the morning. “While I was busy with my bike’s chain, I heard a group of people behind shouting at me,”...
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Perez Hilton has warned prospective Coachella attendees just what exactly their ticket could be funding. As the tickets for the popular music festival go on sale today, the celebrity blogger has reminded those looking to purchase a ticket that the profits of their tickets could fund anti- LGBT hate groups. Reminding festivalgoers that Coachella is ran by promotions magnate AEG, which is owned by Republican-backing donor Philip Anschutz, who gave $187,300 to politicians who are vocally against same sex marriage and...

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