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Chase Strangio, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, tweeted an urgent message to the LGBT community over the weekend. “If you don’t know what is happening on October 8th I urge you to find out,” Strangio posted on Sunday. “It will be one of the biggest days in LGBTQ legal history and we have a lot to do to prepare. Our fight is at SCOTUS. Our lives on the line. Don’t look away,” he added. The tweet is referring to...

(stock photo via Depositphotos) After two dads in Russia took one of their adopted children to a Moscow hospital for treatment, doctors notified Russian authorities and the children have now been taken from the couple. Gay Star News reports that the men took the child to the emergency room on June 19 for a suspected case of appendicitis.  But when hospital staff realized the boy had two dads, they were reported to the Investigative Committee of Russia. Adoption by gay couples isn’t...

A gay couple, James Derek Mize and Jonathan Daniel Gregg are suing the US State Department, after it rejected their daughter’s application for citizenship. Mize was born in the US and Gregg was born in the UK. They married in London, but have lived in the US for several years now. Their daughter, Simone, was born through surrogacy in Huntingdon, in the UK. Due to Simone being the child of an American couple, the State Department should’ve automatically given her citizenship,...

On Friday 19 July, 20-year-old Kathy Zhu shared a screenshot of an email she received from the Miss World America organisation, informing her that she would be stripped of her Miss Michigan title, which she had recently won. “It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content,” the letter said, adding that she no longer met the requirement of “being in good character”. Kathy claimed that the social...

A U.S. District Judge approved a settlement Tuesday that clears the way for transgender people in North Carolina to use whichever bathroom, shower, locker room or other public facilities match their gender identity. If you thought, “Wait, wasn’t that already settled?” Nope, not until now. As Reuters reported, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ok’d the agreement between the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and Gov. Roy Cooper (D). Schroeder is the same judge who ruled in 2016 that...

The figures were also condemned by the commission’s gender and sexuality commissioner, Ro Allen. They were speaking to an inquiry on the matter. ‘We have very, very bad data collection around this,” Ro said. “I remember going to funerals of young LGBTI people and families didn’t know they were queer; it certainly wasn’t recorded.” Speaking about possible causes, Ro added: “The constant living with the fear of being discriminated against — I mean, my own personal experience of physical harm and...

Anthony Albanese, the leader of the Australian Labor Party has vowed the party won’t “accept any discrimination” as the current ruling Liberal Party introduces a Religious Discrimination Bill. It is feared that religious groups will use the bill to continue discriminating against LGBTQ Australians. Speaking to Out in Perth, Anthony Albanese said: “We won’t accept any discrimination on the basis of – for example – people’s sexuality or gender identity. We won’t support a view that says it’s okay to discriminate...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. Census. The measure, which passed 230-198, was a response to the Trump cabinet members’ failure to produce documents requested by House Democrats as part of an investigation into whether the administration attempted to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census that would discriminate against racial...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census. The measure, which passed 230-198, was a response to the cabinet members’ failure to produce documents requested by House Democrats as part of an investigation into whether the Trump administration attempted to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census that would discriminate against racial...

Chris Godfrey / Screenshot via NBCWhoTV13 The former workers compensation commissioner has won $1.5 million after he was discriminated at the workplace. Chris Godfrey won the discrimination lawsuit against the state of Iowa and former Governor Terry Branstad, who’s now the U.S. ambassador to China, though not without its headaches. The lawsuit was first filed in 2012 after Godfrey says Branstad reduced his pay for being openly gay. In 2011, Branstad re-took office after losing it to Chet Culver. He then asked...

The government of Canada is soon to start paying compensation to victims of the country’s “LGBT purge”, which is used to refer to a time period between the 1950s and 1990s when Canadian federal employees faced employment sanctions because of their identity. Some people were fired, whereas others were demoted or discriminated against by their employer. They were targeted during the Cold War, as it was believed that homosexual men had sympathies with Communism. The Canadian government is due to give...

A new report has revealed the levels of physical and sexual violence that soldiers serving in the South Korean military face. South Korea enforces national service, and while homosexuality is legal in the country, it is against the Military Service Act. People convicted of breaching Article 92-6 of the Act, which criminalises “anal intercourse”, face up to two years in prison. And now a new report from Amnesty, titled South Korea: Serving in Silence: LGBTI People in South Korea’s Military, criticised...

(image via Depositphotos) A survey from the UK shows 48% of respondents say they would be uncomfortable kissing someone who is living with HIV, even though 97% of those diagnosed in the UK are virally supressed thanks to modern antiretroviral medications. The survey, commissioned by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and executed by YouGov, found high levels of stigma still abound when it comes to HIV. Multiple studies have shown that people living with HIV and on effective treatment report viral levels...

(image via Depositphotos) A survey from the UK shows 48% of respondents say they would be uncomfortable kissing someone who is living with HIV, even though 97% of those diagnosed in the UK are virally supressed thanks to modern antiretroviral medications. The survey, commissioned by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and executed by YouGov, found high levels of stigma still abound when it comes to HIV. Multiple studies have shown that people living with HIV and on effective treatment report viral levels...

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