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Gay teen found shot to death in possible hate crime but his family says police are biased
The family of a gay teen who was killed in Louisiana is asking for the federal government to get involved because they believe he died in a hate crime.
Ja’Quarius Taylor’s mother noticed that her 17-year-old son was missing on the morning of January 12, so she called the police.
The Washington Paris Sheriff’s Office says that Taylor, who was a senior at Varnado High School, was shot to death near a lake in Washington Parish in southeastern Louisiana, and someone who was at the lake to check water levels found his body and called 911 about an hour after his mother noticed he was missing.
Now his family is speaking out and asking the federal government to get involved. In a statement released by their attorney, they said they want the FBI to help with the investigation because they believe Taylor was killed in an anti-gay, anti-black hate crime.
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Investigators believe that Ferlenda got enraged at the sight of the gay couple together as they were leaving a concert at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse this past August 24.
Ferlenda allegedly punched one of the men in the face, starting a rage-fueled attack that lasted half an hour, as the couple tried to escape on foot and then by car.
Ferlenda followed them, shouting anti-gay slurs. And he didn’t stop when they got to their car.
The LGBTQ+ Community Is Not Inclusive
Bouncer at “LGBTQ-friendly” bar allegedly kills gay newlywed after “unruly behavior”
A 35-year-old gay newlywed named Christopher McKinney died in University Hospital early Sunday morning after getting into a fight with a bouncer at Nowhere, an LGBTQ-friendly bar in Louisville, Kentucky. Some bar patrons say that Nowhere has a troubling history of callously handling patrons.
The bouncer was escorting McKinney out of the bar for “unruly behavior.” On the way out, the two got into a fight and the bouncer knocked McKinney out. Police investigators say there’s no evidence of a hate crime and have withheld the bouncer’s identity for the time being. No charges have been filed.
Charlamagne tha God Gifts DJ Envy a Mold of His Butt
It can be difficult sometimes figuring out what to give someone for the holidays, but the best approach is to try and pick up on clues that tell you what that person wants. Charlamagne tha God claims to have done just that when he presented his The Breakfast Club co-host DJ Envy with a gift on his first day back to the show from vacation.
"It's no secret that Envy flirts with me constantly on this radio [show]," Charlamagne said as Envy denied his claim. "He constantly flirts with me. I tried to get to this to him before the holidays 'cause I know he missed me over the past few weeks."
A surrogate blackmailed a gay couple for parental rights of their newborn twin daughters
Steven and Marc Winchester-Horscraft — a married gay couple from Shropshire, England — have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the $34,100 in legal costs after the surrogate mother of their newly born twin girls refused to sign over parental rights unless they paid her an additional $4,000 on top of the $22,300 they’d already paid to cover her other fees.
In their GoFundMe page, Steven wrote that their “long, excruciating nightmare” began when their twin girls were born prematurely at 28 weeks instead of the usual 37 weeks. As a result, the newborns had lots of health difficulties.
After their surrogate announced that she had gone into labor, the couple took a 3.5-hour drive to the hospital to find out upon arrival that their second daughter was a “breech birth” (coming out feet- or butt-first rather than head-first). The dangerous delivery condition that left the infant “covered from head to toe in bruises.”
Court tosses out case against social workers accused of ignoring torture of 8-year-old “gay” boy
Baton Rouge Teenager Arrested for Allegedly Ripping Boyfriend's Testicles
A Baton Rouge teenager has been arrested for allegedly ripping another man's testicles during a fight, the local CBS-affiliate reports.
Prominent Christian activist says “the Nazi Party started in a gay bar”
A prominent Christian conservative is now claiming that the Nazi Party was founded and staffed by gay people.
“Let’s not forget that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar,” said radio host Bryan Fischer earlier this week on his show Focal Point. “The Nazi Party started in a gay bar in Munich, Germany.”
Ex-teacher harassed, ousted from Upper East Side middle school for being gay: suit
A former social studies teacher at an Upper East Side public middle school was relentlessly hectored by students and colleagues — and eventually let go — because he is gay and stood up for a bullied student, a new lawsuit alleges.
During his two-year tenure as a full-time teacher at Robert F. Wagner Middle School, Robert Halkitis suffered a campaign of harassment that included vandals scrawling a slur on his bulletin board and a student calling him a “f—ing f—-t” in his classroom, alleges a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday.
The torment also included a school clerk suggesting that he was having a sexual relationship with a male colleague on school grounds, court papers say.
The Ostensibly Straight Men I’m Dating Sound Gay
Is it homophobic for me to find that unattractive?
Dear How to Do It,
I recently started dating again and have just recently been confronted by a situation that’s left me scratching my head. I have met two men who would like to date me, and they both are great! And, they both sound completely gay—like, out-of-the-closet, effeminate-speech gay. This is kind of a libido killer for me, and it makes my brain spin. I am not proud of my response, which is to not want to go out with them again. I can’t even tell if I sound homophobic here, but is it homophobic to be a straight woman and not want to date a gay man? See? My brain is a mess. Here are my specific fears—that one or both of these men are in denial about their gender preferences OR that I’m passing up on some fantastic men because they are indeed straight. I know it’s up to me to decide if I find them attractive and move ahead, but I guess I want someone to tell me that it’s possible that I’m a nincompoop here and that straight men can “sound gay.”
Having a preference doesn't mean you hate, it means you are an individual. Let's stop torturing people for being themselves lest we are obliged to apply the same empathy to killers and rapists.
A good question to ask would have been, "why are you attracting so many effeminate men?" 23-Dec-2019
Old Gays/Gus Kentworthy
The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness
For years I’ve noticed the divergence between my straight friends and my gay friends. While one half of my social circle has disappeared into relationships, kids and suburbs, the other has struggled through isolation and anxiety, hard drugs and risky sex.
None of this fits the narrative I have been told, the one I have told myself. Like me, Jeremy did not grow up bullied by his peers or rejected by his family. He can’t remember ever being called a faggot. He was raised in a West Coast suburb by a lesbian mom. “She came out to me when I was 12,” he says. “And told me two sentences later that she knew I was gay. I barely knew at that point.”
This is a picture of me and my family when I was 9. My parents still claim that they had no idea I was gay. They’re sweet.
Jeremy and I are 34. In our lifetime, the gay community has made more progress on legal and social acceptance than any other demographic group in history. As recently as my own adolescence, gay marriage was a distant aspiration, something newspapers still put in scare quotes. Now, it’s been enshrined in law by the Supreme Court. Public support for gay marriage has climbed from 27 percent in 1996 to 61 percent in 2016. In pop culture, we’ve gone from “Cruising” to “Queer Eye” to “Moonlight.” Gay characters these days are so commonplace they’re even allowed to have flaws.
Gay Loneliness Is Real—but “Bitchy, Toxic” Culture Isn’t the Full Story
Hetero transfer. Hey, local stranger. 03-Dec-2019
Indiana School Board Member Says 'Cry Me a River' Over Trans Suicides
Activists in Evansville, Ind., caught a school board member on video appearing to dismiss their concerns about safety for LGBTQ kids.
This week, ten members of the Tri-State Alliance — a social service and educational organization serving LGBTQ communities in southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and western Kentucky — attended a board meeting of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corporation to ask for greater protections for queer students.
After the meeting, the activists confronted school board members, according to posts on the group’s Facebook page.
The Tri-State Alliance says board member Ann Ennis claimed there was no support on the board for addressing suicide concerns among trans students.
On a video posted to the group’s Facebook page, Tri-State Alliance President Wally Paynter can be heard calling Ennis transphobic.
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