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A patchwork of anti-discrimination laws don't protect LGBTQ workers
While working at a Billings, Montana, auto dealership in 2016, Kathleen O’Donnell said mechanics would frequently sling insults behind her back, calling her “faggot” and referring to her as “Bob” or “Joe” because of her closely cropped hair. A few days before her six-month probationary period at the dealership ended, O’Donnell recalled, her manager, with tears in his eyes, told her he had to fire her because she was gay. It was the first time O’Donnell had been fired from a job.
U.S. SUPREME COURT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ASKS SUPREME COURT TO LEGALIZE WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GAY EMPLOYEES
Canadian fashion designer and boyfriend attacked in suspected homophobic assault
Canadian fashion designer Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert and his boyfriend, Alex James Taboureau, have been attacked, with what is believed to be a homophobic motive.
The pair were targeted as they left a bar in La Malbaie by a man who threw homophobic insults their way. The man later approached Markantoine and headbutted him, while two men targeted his partner.
The group then later approached them again, this time pushing Markantoine to the floor.
Man Bullied for Being Open About Trans Relationship Dies By Suicide
A man who was bullied in a viral video for his relationship with a trans woman has now died by suicide.
A number of LGBTQ blogs mourned the death of Maurice Willoughby, first reported at Aazios. The 20-year-old Philadelphia man, also know as “Reese Him Daddie,” defended his relationship in a widely viewed Facebook post. There, he defended his girlfriend, Faith.
Knife waving man screaming antigay & racist slurs in barbershop shot by Palm Springs police
A man who burst into a barbershop brandishing a knife and started yelling antigay and racist slurs was shot by police in Palm Springs, California. The unidentified man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers originally were called to reports of a fight outside of a Bank of America, but learned that the deranged man had previously entered the nearby barbershop before patrons pushed him out and into the bank parking lot.
Anti-LGBTQ groups are funding the bigoted opponent of this trans legislator
One of the leading causes of death for young gay & bi men is police violence
DC police release photos of gang of men who attacked a trans woman in gas station lobby
Queer Middle School Teacher Rebuked for 'Gender Unicorn' Explainer
Republican official says the ‘sin’ of homosexuality kills gay men at age 42
Bus driver refuses to operate vehicle that ‘promotes homosexuality.’ Now he’s not working at all.
Restaurant employees get $40k after nonstop antigay harassment by coworkers
Parents protest vulgar anti-LGBTQ priest appointed to teach pre-teens at Catholic school
Rev. Erik Richtsteig is supposed to become a new youth pastor working with kids ages four to 15 in Salt Lake City’s Catholic schools. But more than 150 parents have signed a petition opposing his appointment after discovering his anti-LGBTQ and misogynist social media posts.
According to New York Daily News:
“In a post on Facebook, the paper noted, the priest said that images shared by LGBTQ individuals in June (Pride month) looked ‘like a gnome vomited.’
He also would not accept any friend requests from people who had a rainbow filter over their picture.”
He has reportedly also followed Facebook pages with titles like, “Male feminists are p*ssies,” “Right wing extremist” and “Obama has to go.”
College kicks out trans student for having top surgery
Las Vegas Man Arrested for Plotting Bombing of LGBTQ+ Bar
Report: Sibling Killed in Dayton Shooting Was Trans Man Jordan Cofer
The 14th Black Trans Woman Has Been Murdered Just This Year
Anti-LGBTQ+ Violence in Latin America Reaches 'Alarming' Level
This ‘Straight Pride’ organiser blames her gay son for their bad relationship
Michigan police officer investigated, on paid leave after KKK items found at home
A Michigan police officer is under investigation and on paid administrative leave after potential buyers of his property toured his home and found items inside related to the Confederacy and the Ku Klux Klan.
Robert Mathis, who is black, and his wife, Reyna, toured the home of Officer Charles Anderson, a member of the Muskegon, Michigan, Police Department. On the tour they were confronted with multiple Confederate flags, and a framed document in one of the upstairs bathrooms.
That old, yellow paper turned out to be an application to the Ku Klux Klan.
Straight Pride Organizer: 'We're a Totally Peaceful Racist Group'
Shocking video shows Florida cop shoving handcuffed suspect face-first into concrete wall
The Wing Founder Calls Out Gay Politician for Posting Shirtless Photo
One of the founders of elite women’s club The Wing publicly criticized New York City’s openly gay City Council Speaker for sharing a picture of a shirtless man on social media.
Audrey Gelman, who co-founded The Wing with Lauren Kassan in 2016, tweeted a screenshot of a recent Instagram post shared by Corey Johnson, who has served on New York’s City Council since 2014 and as City Council Speaker since 2018.
Johnson’s post, shared just after midnight on Friday, depicts an unidentified man who isn’t wearing a shirt. [UPDATE: Johnson is dating the man in the picture, his office confirms.] Gelman tweeted her screenshot of the photo approximately eight hours later, calling out what she perceived to be a sexist double standard.
“Corey Johnson, the NYC Council Speaker, posted this photo on social media at midnight,” Gelman wrote. “If a woman elected official did this, they wouldn’t have a job in the morning.”
Father who killed his son because he was gay let out of jail after two years behind bars
A father who is accused of killing his own son for being gay has been placed on house arrest. Now the victim’s mother is speaking out.
In 2017, Giovanni Melton, 17, was shot and killed in Henderson, Nevada. His father Wendell Melton was arrested because police believed that he was responsible for the murder.
Now a judge has let Wendell Melton out on $200,000 bail and placed him on house arrest as he awaits trial.
“I felt betrayed,” said Veronica Melton, Giovanni Melton’s mother.
Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ+ People Are the Highest in a Decade
Hate crimes have risen in the last year according to a study released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. The nonpartisan research and policy institution said that in 2018, hate crimes rose 9%in major U.S. cities that they studied. And this change comes while crime overall in major cities has declined.
This latest increase is the fifth consecutive increase in hate crimes year over year in the United States. According to the study “the most common victims for hate crimes reported to police in major cities in 2018 were African Americans, Jews, and Gays, but Whites and Jews experienced the biggest percentage increase.
To combat this, 47 states as well as other U.S. territories like the Virgin Islands, D.C., and Puerto Rico all have hate crime laws. That said, of those states, less than 36 apply to LGBTQ+ people specifically. And this is important.
Antigay, 14-Year-Old Vlogger Soph Threatens to Shoot Up YouTube
A racist, Islamaphobic, homophobic teen threatened to shoot up YouTube headquarters after the company terminated her account for posting a hateful, anti-LGBTQ screed in late July, according to Business Insider.
Responding to YouTube’s removal of her account last week for violating its three strikes in 90 days rule, 14-year-old Soph tweeted a picture of an assault rifle with the caption, “youtube headquarters here I come.” She later deleted the tweet saying that it was a joke.
The video that finally led to her removal from the site was entitled “Pride and Prejudice.” In it, she wore a short-haired wig and a t-shirt intended to be ironic.
“Unfortunately, as you know, last month was Pride, which meant we all had to endure 30-days of AIDS-carrying pedophile victims patting themselves on their backs for their lifestyles,” Soph said in the video. “I had an especially hard time considering that I live in California where there was a puddle of diseased load waiting for me whenever I dared to step out of my house.”
Florida Diner Wrote Anti-Gay Message on Bill in Place of Tip Before Stuffing It Down Female Manager’s Blouse
A diner in St. Augustine, Florida was arrested for battery after he wrote an anti-gay message on his restaurant bill in place of a tip, and then ripped it up and stuffed it down the female manager’s blouse when confronted.
According to the Naples Daily News, Smith wrote “if he wasn’t gay” in the tip line of the receipt along with a big zero for a tip. The waiter showed it to the manager, and she confronted Smith outside. Smith took the bill from her, tore it up, grabbed her collar, and shoved it down her blouse, touching her breast.
Lyft Adopts New Policies After Drag Queens Refused Rides
Hate crimes in schools in region affected by anti-LGBT+ protests surge
One Million Moms Protest Whole Foods Over Drag Event: 'Absolute Filth'
Polish archbishop claims a “rainbow” plague is affecting the country
Police nab 3 suspects in cold-blooded daytime murder of Georgia gay man
Gay Son of ‘Straight Pride’ Event Organizer Speaks Out Against It: WATCH
Organizers have reportedly filed an application to use the city’s Mancini Bowl for a rally and may also be planning a parade around the August 24 event.
The Modesto Bee reports: “Mason still will address the City Council. He said he supports the right to free speech and peaceful assembly but believes the city should not allow this event because it has the potential for violence. One of the organizers has said the local chapter of the Proud Boys accepted his invitation to attend. The New York Times has reported that Proud Boy members attended the 2017 far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in which one of the rally participants drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one of them.”
Christian author, pastor renounces faith, issues lengthy apology for previous beliefs
Joshua Harris, popular Christian author and former church leader, has renounced his faith and issued an apology to the LGBTQ community for offending its sensibilities with Christian tenets.
Harris, a former leader at Maryland's Covenant Life Church, said that he was sorry for contributing to a "culture of exclusion and bigotry" that came along with his Christian faith.
Earlier in July, Harris revealed in an Instagram post his decision to leave his faith behind, admitting that he had "undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus."
He wrote, "The popular phrase for this is 'deconstruction,' the biblical phrase is 'falling away.' By all measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I'm not there now.
Pressure grows on pro-LGBTQ companies to stop funding anti-LGBTQ politicians
Woman verbally abuses Pride marcher in suspected hate crime in London: ‘You despicable people. Shame on you’
Bigots attack Pride march by throwing bricks & burning rainbow flags
Gay man 'appalled' after seeing his face used in viral homophobic meme
Bishop says if a pregnant woman enjoys anal sex, the baby will be gay
A bishop has claimed if a pregnant woman enjoys anal sex, this will transfer to the baby and it will be gay.
The shocking revelation came from The Most Reverend Metropolitan Neophytos (Masouras) of Morfou of the Church of Cyprus on Tuesday (23 July).
In a short video posted to YouTube, he said the lack of spirituality and knowledge of Christ and the Orthodox religion creates homosexuals.
And the ‘fault’ lies with the parents, who ‘pass on’ the ‘sickness’ of homosexuality, the bishop claimed.
Basically, when a woman enjoys anal sex or any ‘abnormal sexual contact’, ‘a desire is created, which is then transmitted to the unborn child’.
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Second Suspect Arrested in Attack on NYC Trans Filmmakers
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an attack on two transgender filmmakers in New York City.
David Gonzalez, 34, turned himself in to police Tuesday night, the New York Post reports. He was charged with two counts each of felony assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment as a hate crime, and aggravated harassment. He has a long record of arrests going back to 2002, the paper reports.
A woman accused of participating in the attack, Paola Custodio, 24, was arrested at the crime scene June 29, and she is charged with felony assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes, as well, according to the New York Daily News.