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Chick-fil-A's Last U.K. Location Shutters After Months-Long Protest
The last Chick-fil-A in the United Kingdom has flown the coop.
The restaurant, located in a Macdonald Hotels property in the Scottish Highlands, was controversial from its launch in October due to the fast-food chain's history of donating to anti-LGBTQ organizations.
Due to this problematic history, Scott Cuthbertson, an LGBTQ activist, had launched a petition calling for its closure, which quickly accrued 1,000 signatures.
Additionally, Patrick Harvie, the first out bisexual member of Scottish Parliament, called on a boycott of the restaurant among his fellow politicians, who often stay at the luxury Macdonald Aviemore Resort.
Three armed men rob Palm Springs business; flee with cash after striking employee
Three armed men entered a Little Caesar's Pizza in Palm Springs just before 10 p.m. Sunday, demanded money and fled with cash after striking an employee in the head. Palm Springs police announced Thursday.
Grindr is sharing users’ sexual orientation and location data, says study
The LGBTQ dating app Grindr has been caught sharing users’ sensitive data with thousands of ad partners, reports Bloomberg. That’s according to a study from the Norwegian Consumer Council. The NCC’s report says Grindr uses Twitter’s ad subsidiary MoPub to funnel the personal information of Grindr users to ad partners.
The data includes a Grindr user’s location, age, gender, and sexual orientation, which malicious individuals or parties could then use to identify and target LGBTQ people. As a result of its findings, the NCC and European privacy advocate Max Schrems has filed no fewer than three complaints against Grindr and five ad-tech companies. Those complaints were filed with the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, and they allege Grindr’s sharing of personal data breaches the EU’s GDPR privacy rules.
Queer Women Have a Lot to Worry About When They Travel for Work
Patricia King travels a lot for her job. She says where she stays, how she flies, and what cars she drives when she’s on the road matter to her. And as often as she makes sure the airlines, car companies, and hotels she uses have LGBTQ-friendly policies for their employees, she also makes sure she knows the local LGBTQ-related laws of the places she travels to.
“I will not stay at a hotel with a track record of discrimination,” said King, a speaker and consultant, and “I do make myself aware of the laws [of the states] where I am traveling to.”
King’s experience as a trans woman who regularly travels for business aligns with research revealing that a majority of LGBTQ businesswomen encounter compound forms of harassment and discrimination while traveling on the job, and often find themselves doing research their straight and cisgender counterparts don’t have to do.
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.
Indiana Republicans have introduced two bills targeting transgender & non-binary people
Indiana Republicans are introducing two bills targeting the transgender and non-binary communities.
Senate Bill 74, authored by Sen. Jim Tomes, would eliminate the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ proposal to create gender-neutral driver’s licenses, and House Bill 1088 (The Fair Play for Female Athletes Act), authored by Rep. Christy Stutzman, would prevent anyone assigned male at birth from competing in female sporting events.
Gay conservative arrested for sending fake anthrax to New York gay bar
At an exclusive Manhattan sex party, members can smoke weed, eat Haribo gummies, and have sex until 3 a.m.
NSFW's clubhouse doesn't look like much from the outside, since it's nestled in an average-looking apartment building and up a long and steep stairwell.
But once through the nondescript apartment door, members see the large studio has been transformed with dim lighting, lounge areas decorated with pillows and string lights, electronic DJ mixes, clouds of marijuana smoke, and warm faces.
At NSFW, which stands for the "New Society for Wellness," members pride themselves on being part of an LGBT-friendly sex club that offers a safe space for people to explore self-pleasure regardless of income. Consensual sexual experiences are the club's hallmark, but some people who attend NSFW's weekend play parties may not even have sex.
The Supreme Court will hear 2 major cases about when religious schools can ignore civil rights laws
The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it would hear a pair of cases concerning the “ministerial exemption” to employment discrimination laws. Broadly speaking, the “ministerial exemption” provides that religious “ministers” are not protected by civil rights laws in their workplace — so a church could, for example, fire its preacher because the preacher is black.
Janoris Jenkins released by Giants after using slur on social media
Former Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins was released by the New York Giants on Friday, two days after using a slur on social media.
Coach Pat Schurmur said in a statement that the incident and Jenkins’ “refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”
The Twitter exchange occurred after Jenkins posted some of his statistics from this season, including four interceptions and 50 total tackles. A fan commented that those numbers are “irrelevant” since they haven’t contributed to many victories for the 2-11 Giants.
Franklin Graham Says Chick-fil-A Won't Stop Anti-LGBTQ+ Donations
Despite reports Monday that fast-food chain Chick-fil-A would cease all donations to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations, the conservative Christian leader Franklin Graham says that they’ve reversed that decision almost as soon as they announced it.
In a Facebook post, Graham, who is also aTrump ally, said he had personally called Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy as soon as he heard that the fast food restaruant might stop donating to anti-gay causes. According to Graham, Cathy was “very clear that they have not bowed down to anyone’s demands, including the LGBTQ community.”
Canadian Woman Goes On Horrifying Racist Tirade Against Asian Driver Who Hit Her Car
When someone dings your car or parks poorly in the parking lot, it can make you roll your eyes, curse, or even scrawl a hastily written note about parking etiquette. However, some people take the direct approach and wait to speak with the driver themselves. Amy Xu is one of those people, and when she came back to her car to discover that another car had actually come into contact with hers in the parking lot she stopped to speak with the other driver. Who is Carla Waldman? She's the woman who did the bad parking and Amy wasn't remotely prepared for the reaction she would have.
AMERICAN AIRLINES SUED BY ALLERGIC BLACK MAN CLAIMING HE WAS KICKED OFF FLIGHT 'SO A DOG COULD FLY FIRST CLASS'
Florida Burglars Target Chinese Restaurants
Florida burglars are targeting Chinese restaurants and they're not walking away with takeout. Authorities say they are taking the entire cash register instead.
Ten restaurants around the Ocala area have been hit in the last few months. Police say the break-ins typically happen overnight and that the burglars either take cash or the entire cash register. The latest occurred Friday morning in Williston.
Thief swipes entire cash register from Chelsea Italian restaurant
Indiana Teen Attacked In Locker Room for Being Gay
An Indiana high school student has faced ridicule after being attacked in a locker room for being gay. After other students started circulating video of the incident around school, the teenage boy’s mother shared the story with Indianapolis TV station WTHR.
“I’m not OK, but I will be,” the student told the news outlet.
And he’s telling anyone else who ever finds themselves the victim of a hate crime to stay strong in spirit.
"Stay true to yourself,” he said, “and if you get hit, do the best you can to make sure it never happens again."
Rockies Apologize After Employee Tells Lesbians Not To Kiss
Watch this gay man handle a drunk woman screaming slurs like the true queen he is
Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville
England women's manager Phil Neville said footballers should "boycott" social media to send a "powerful message" that abuse is not acceptable.
Neville's comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba received racist abuse online having missed a penalty in his side's 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday.
"We have to take drastic measures now as a football community. I've had it with my players on social media, the Premier League and the Championship have had it," said Neville.
"I just wonder whether as a football community we come off social media, because Twitter won't do anything about it, Instagram won't do anything about it - they send you an email reply saying they'll investigate but nothing happens.
Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger
An Uber driver has been found guilty of raping an intoxicated woman he picked up at a casino near Philadelphia.
Ahmed Elgaafary was found guilty Thursday of rape of an unconscious person, sexual assault and indecent assault.
Report Alleges Levi's, Lee, & Wrangler Workers In Lesotho Face Sexual Violence & Harassment
Women In India Are Being Forced Into Taking Dangerous Actions To Prevent Periods So They Don’t Miss Work