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White Arkansas woman pulls gun on 4 black fundraising teens
The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four black teenagers who were going door to door to raise money for their high school football team.
Police in the eastern Arkansas city of Wynne, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock, said the incident happened Aug. 7. Police responding to reports of "suspicious persons" found the four children on the ground, with Jerri Kelly, who is white, standing over them holding a gun, Memphis TV station WMC reported.
The officer let the children stand up, and they told him they had been selling discount cards to raise money for a school athletic program. The Wynne School District said two of the four children were wearing football jerseys.
It's Time to Stop Commenting on Your Coworker's Lunch
"Before you comment on someone’s food, ask yourself why you feel compelled to do so," says Caplan. "Much like commenting on someone’s appearance, food comments may be rooted in fat-phobia, or a diet mentality. Food is one part of the big picture that is health, and we should all have body autonomy in choosing what to eat based on our likes, resources, values, and preferences."
Mario Lopez apologizes for 'ignorant' comments about parenting and gender identity
TV personality Mario Lopez has apologized for comments made during a recent podcast appearance in which he said it was "dangerous" for parents to allow their children to pick their gender identities at young ages.
"The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," Lopez said in a statement to CNN. "I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful."
The former "Saved By the Bell" star made the remarks last month on a podcast hosted by conservative personality Candace Owens.
In the discussion, Owens brings up what she calls one of the "weird trends" of Hollywood parents allowing their children to pick their gender identity.
We need to stop telling people how to feel. We all have a right to an opinion and forcing ridiculous notions down sober people's throats isn't going to fix your children. We are supposed to guide our children into making the best decision not agree with it because it makes parenting easier. Geez, maybe he feels like a girl because Uncle Harry has been secretly diddling him. I wanted to be many things. Zero is the total that bled into my life. The more society makes people apologize for an opinion the more they will hurt us. This is all going to look ridiculous in the future when it blows in our faces. 31-Jul-2019
Florida Candidate Says LGBTQ Equality Hurts Other Minorities
A city council candidate in St. Petersburg, Fla., says LGBTQ Pride hurts the city’s black population, and vows to stop “their agenda” should he win.
Chico Cromartie, who made these comments, is running for the municipal office on the platform that being gay is a choice, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Reports of racism rise by nearly 50 per cent as discriminatory abuse increases for seventh year running
Deli owner gives 'free side' to customers who say 'send her back.' Now human rights group wants to rally after 'hateful message.'
Russian Activist Murdered After Being Named on 'Gay-Hunting' Site
'Very rude': Couple are outraged after being told to go to a 'gay bar' when they dared to ask for a cocktail while on a date at their local pub
Black pastors group calls on Nike to dissolve relationship with Colin Kaepernick: ‘Kaepernick’s views on America and the flag are fringe opinions’
He was beaten after being called anti-gay slurs. Now his picture is going viral.
A gay man was was severely beaten by homophobic attackers, and a picture of his injuries is being shared widely on Facebook.
Ryan Williams, 22, said that he and his friends were going to a McDonalds in Preston, England, early in the morning this past Saturday when some people shouted anti-gay comments at them.
“There was a group of people nearby in the street and they started calling me and my friends gay,” he told the Mirror.
“We went over and told them it’s not okay to say things like that.”
The other group of people didn’t take kindly to being told to not be homophobic, so one of them hit Williams in the back of his head as he walked away.
A man cut off his gay son’s earlobe to mark him as an ‘abomination’
Queer teen murdered, partially decapitated in New York
Bullied gay teen convicted of manslaughter in Bronx school brawl
A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter
The weather report in Buenaventura, Colombia, calls for thunderstorms this Sunday. That is a bit unfortunate, since it may prove tricky to differentiate between precipitation and holy water falling from the sky.
That afternoon, on the Lord's day of rest, Monsignor Rubén Dario Jaramillo Montoya, a Catholic bishop in the city, plans to hop in a helicopter and soak what he has described as crime-ridden streets with the blessed liquid. The ritual was set to be part of a religious feast celebrating Buenaventura's patron saint. But Montoya's real hope, he told a local radio station, was to "exorcise all those demons that are destroying our port."
Slain Grammy-Winning Musician Was Choked for 30 Minutes While Girlfriend Allegedly Punched Him
Two people have been indicted in the Bronx for their alleged roles in the slaying of Grammy-winning jazz drummer Lawrence Leathers, whose body was discovered last month in the stairwell of an apartment building.
Grand jurors returned indictments against Lisa Harris, described as Leathers’ girlfriend, and Harris’ friend, Sterling Aguilar, charging both with single counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.
Prosecutors allege Leather, who was 37, died on June 2 during a fight with Harris in the Bronx apartment they shared.
Aguilar, 29, allegedly held Leathers in a chokehold for approximately 30 minutes as Harris, 41, sat on his chest and punched him several times in the face, according to prosecutors.
Teen allegedly stabs brother to avoid long car trip with him
Gay man slain, another wounded after contacted on dating app
A 26-year-old Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another wounded after they were contacted through a dating app.
Demetris Nelson was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault and using a firearm during a felony.
‘It disgusts me to see you kissing!’ Homophobic woman screams abuse at two lesbians after she sees them together on the subway in Barcelona
Catholic Bishops accuse Ikea of LGBTI indoctrination
Polish Catholic Bishops have attacked Swedish retail giant Ikea after it terminated an employee for homophobic comments.
Management at the Ikea store in Krakow fired the man known only known as, Tomasz K. It fired him after he posted homophobic comments on the company’s intranet network.
Tomasz objected to Ikea’s request that staff attend an LGBTI even in honor of Pride season. He posted his objection using two quotes from the Bible on the internal intranet.
In a statement Ikea said it fired him for ‘using quotes from the Old Testament about death and blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people’. It also fire him for ‘expressing his opinion in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT+ people.’
But unhappy with his termination, Tomasz has hired a lawyer and plans to sue Ikea. Another employee quit in protest after his termination.
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DOES BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP MEAN GOING TO EVERY SOCIAL EVENT ON YOUR S.O.’S CALENDAR?
Star-spangled bikinis aside, the Fourth of July isn’t the most sexy of all holidays (it certainly falls behind the romance-heavy celebrations like Valentine’s Day, New Years Eve, and Christmas). Perhaps part of my stance has to do with the fact that this year, my barbecue plate certainly won’t include a side dish of sex. That’s because I’m opting out of my boyfriend’s big July 4th bash this year—one of the recurring social events he’s been having with his friends for a decade. While at this point, his friends are my friends and my friends are his friends, and we all love each other and all that jazz…I just don’t know if I love them at an amount of 10-hours-at-a-faraway-beach-with-no-exit-plan. So, “learn to when to say no” is something I can successfully check off my to-do list.
I get that it appears as though I’m dead in the wrong in my choice to go this route. Because isn’t the golden rule of relationships that old proverb, “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends”? The argument makes sense to me; in the early days of your relationship, getting “with” your new squeeze’s friends is major. You don’t need to be a walking Cool Girl Who Can Hang trope, but being at least cordial with the people your love loves is a fair expectation if you want to last. That much I can handle, because I love my partner (and also, phew, he happens to know some good people and sometimes my introverted self is surprised by how much fun we can have).
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Republican Congressman Wants to Defund PBS Over Gay Rat Wedding
Just when you thought gay ratgate was over, another right winger is still pressed about a children’s television show.
Republican congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado is calling on the government to defund PBS following a May episode of beloved children’s show Arthur in which the title character’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, married another man in a beautiful ceremony. Lamborn, in a column for The Daily Signal, wrote that “PBS writers deemed it appropriate to preach their liberal views on same-sex marriage to America’s young children.” Man, I’ve got to start reading this website!
“Taxpayers now know with complete certainty that the goal of the PBS cartoon is to impart social liberalism to children,” Lamborn continued. “Enough is enough. It is time to stop sending our hard-earned tax money to support programming that is objectionable to many Americans.”
Prosecutors: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pursue affairs
Indiana Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Caving To Archdiocese
An Indiana Catholic high school has fired a married gay teacher to remain within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
The decision means Cathedral High School in northeast Indianapolis will avoid the punishment the neighboring Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School received just last week for following its conscience and refusing to fire its own gay and married employee.
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Cathedral High School’s board of directors said in a letter on Sunday that if the school kept the gay teacher on staff, it would lose its nonprofit status, its diocesan priests and its ability to offer the Eucharist, a central Christian rite, among other consequences.
Leaders said they hoped the gay teacher’s termination won’t “dishearten” students.
Spanish prosecutors want inquiry into church sex abuse cases
Former Nebraska officer convicted of on-duty sexual assault
Another study shows homophobic language isn’t linked to rejection of gay athletes
Another new study from Monash University again demonstrates that athletes using gay slurs don’t mean to convey messages of homophobia to their teammates, and in fact believe their teams would be welcoming places for gay athletes.
The study focused on 146 semi-professional ice hockey players in Australia. The sample group included a good mix of players from North America, Europe and Australia.
One of the most illuminating parts of the study looked at why athletes use gay slurs. Some of the results:
55% because they want to make people laugh
46% think the language is normal, so no one thinks about it
6% want to insult or bully others who are gay
1% say they are homophobic
Ex-chauffeur claims racism and sexual harassment by mom, daughter: suit
A wealthy mother and daughter living in “Grey Gardens”-like squalor subjected their personal assistant to racist slurs and sexual harassment, according to a new Westchester County lawsuit.
Shamel Thompson says he was paid $1,750 a week to chauffeur around the 28-year-old daughter, Becky Stein, and do simple housework at her and her mother’s $4 million White Plains home, which was “permeated with junk,” according to court papers.
But it turned into the job from hell, with Becky spewing the N-word at him and demanding that he wipe feces from her genitals, the suit says.
Trans Woman Accuses Chicago Police Officer of Sexual Assault
Four arrested for possible hate crime in 'mob' attack on gay couple outside of DC gay bar
Utah will investigate case of police drawing gun on child
Extremist pastor who wanted to ‘save the children’ arrested for repeatedly molesting a child
Two teens aged 14 and 16 told to 'kill themselves' in homophobic attack
Substitute Teacher Allegedly Brought Teen Student to Her Grandparents' House and Sexually Assaulted Him
Man charged in threat to kill gays at St. Louis Pride parade
Trump’s New Rule Could Effectively Allow Discrimination Based on Race and Age
A new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights rules dictating whether providers must care for patients who are transgender or have had an abortion. While news stories have mainly focused on how the proposal might affect LGBTQ rights and abortion rights, the sweeping proposal has implications for all Americans, because the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to change how far civil rights protections extend and how those protections are enforced.