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Student: My mom is the only one in our Trump-loving family who supports me as gay
LGBT+ people are increasingly celebrating their allies but some may only have one ally in their family.
That’s the story one gay student has shared on Reddit earlier today and it’s generating a lot of love for his mom.
‘Anxiouscharlie’ posted this message along with the cute photo of him and his mom:
‘My mom and I. I come from a Trump-loving conservative “Christian” family.
‘She is the only who supports me as gay. She’s as big of a Bernie fan as I am, followed me to CA, encourages me to date boys, and is moving to Mexico City with me after college.
Catholic school appears to force out two gay teachers because they’re engaged
The Archdiocese of Seattle is being accused of forcing two popular teachers to resign their positions due to their same-sex relationships. The teachers in question worked at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, and claim they found out about their ouster through a memo emailed to parents on Valentine’s Day.
Now, parents, students, and local councilmembers are calling out the archdiocese for the unpopular decision. The Archdiocese of Seattle maintains that the teacher’s resignations were voluntary.
A protest is being planned on Tuesday morning in front of the archdiocese, while students will stage a walkout that afternoon, when they return to class.
Paul Danforth – an English teacher – and Michelle Beattie – the a health & wellness teacher and soccer coach – both became engaged to partners of the same sex recently. Danforth was proposed to by his fiancee at Disneyland in November.
LGBTQ-inclusive gym forced to close after harassment from far-right group
The Canadian gym Queerflex, which is an LGBTQ-friendly gym designed for members of the LGBTQ community who felt uncomfortable in other gyms, has been forced to close after months of harassment from the far-right group, Defend Canada, formerly known as the Patriot Pride Canada Wide.
The group claimed that the founder of Queerflex was a “far left extremist [who] has opened up a training compound for domestic terrorists.”
As part of their harassment, the group published the address of the gym, as well as names and social media profiles of staff members who worked there, writing: “You can run but you can’t hide.”
Gay NYC Doctor Sues Hospital, Says He Was Bashed by Homophobic Supervisors Who Called Him Member of the ‘Ass to Mouth Crew’
A gay former doctor at The Brooklyn Hospital Center is suing for discrimination, claiming his supervisors created a hateful work environment in which he and LGBTQ patients of the hospital were regularly mocked.
Gay couple targeted in drive-by shooting after they kissed in their car
Two queer men in Florida say that they came under gunfire after kissing in their car. Three people were injured by the spray of bullets, including a woman in a lesbian couple.
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Clive Khouri said that he and his friend were driving in the car when they were ambushed by several men in ATVs southwest Miami-Dade. The unidentified men opened fire on them, possibly after the two men kissed.
Even as Khouri tried to drive away, the men followed them and continued shooting.
Six teenage boys broke a gay author’s nose & cheekbone during his walk in the park
Wendy Williams Slammed After Saying Gay Men Should 'Stop Wearing Our Skirts and Our Heels'
Wendy Williams is coming under fire for some controversial comments she made about the LGTBTQ community on Thursday’s episode of her self-titled talk show.
“I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days,” Williams added. “You can do a lot that we do, but I get offended by the idea that we go through something you will never go through.”
“And stop wearing our skirts and our heels,” she continued, referencing the trend of gender fluid fashion, made popular by stars like Billy Porter. “Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?”
“Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are,” Williams said. “No matter how gay.”
80% of LGBT+ people have been abused online
A massive eight in 10 LGBT+ have experienced abuse online in the last five years.
And trolls have threatened 63% of LGBT+ people with physical violence online.
And the abuse is so bad it’s sending some LGBT+ people back into the closet on social media sites.
One said: ‘It angers and annoys me that there is so much hate from within the LGBT community towards each other.’
And another revealed: ‘After receiving threats online I was threatened in person with injury and death and have been assaulted several times.’
One victim said: ‘The sheer amount of comments has made me hate my sexuality. I used to be very proud of it but now I just hate how and who I love.’
Charles Barkley: I’m Never Going To Let Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Happen On My Watch
Charles Barkley reflected on his passion for LGBTQ advocacy this week, vowing never “to sit back and let discrimination happen on my watch.”
Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday, the basketball legend recalled the time he convinced the NBA to move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s passage of House Bill 2.
“I think anytime you’re Black, you’ve got to stand up for other people,” he said. “Black people know what discrimination is like. If you’re in a position of power, you’ve got to always stand up against discrimination. I’ve been blessed.”
Chaos at Virginia Legislature After Pastor Recites Antigay Prayer
A minister’s prayer condemning same-sex marriage and abortion caused some members of the Virginia House of Delegates to walk out Tuesday and the speaker of the House to slam her gavel and cut him off.
He told House members that they risked God’s wrath for not following the Bible. He denounced abortion, saying, “All life is precious and worthy of a chance to be born.”
“And why are there so many abortion clinics near African-American communities?” he added. “This is planned urban genocide, and you can change this.”
“Marriage is to join a biological male and a biological female in holy matrimony, not to provoke the Almighty God,” he said. “Without laws to protect traditional marriage, Virginia will be reduced to increased fatherless children and welfare victims and homelessness, a tax burden to us all.”
Lesbian sues Burger King for harassment like asking who is “the man” in her relationship
Burger King dressed as McDonald's
A lesbian has filed a discrimination complaint against the Washington, D.C. Burger King where she works, alleging that her manager repeatedly harassed her due to her sexual orientation and caused her to have severe anxiety and even attempt suicide.
The Washington Blade reports that Ingrid, who did not want her last name published, said after finding out she was gay, her manager approached her from behind multiple times after she worked with a female customer and whispered, “Do you like that woman?” into her ear.
Pete Davidson criticised for jokes about gay men in new stand-up trailer
Pete Davidson has been criticised for making “outdated” jokes about gay men in the trailer for his Netflix special.
“I like my gay friends because I don’t think there’s like a more honest relationship between a gay dude and a straight dude,” he begins. “Because there’s just like nothing to gain, you know, so it’s just pure honesty.”
Pete continued to say that “there’s always one gay friend that I don’t think is fucking gay at all” and that everyone knows a “gay dude that’ll run up on your girlfriend and squeeze her boobs, and slap her ass and be like, ‘Damn girl, you look great!'”
“I don’t find that fucking funny at all, I’m sorry,” he continued. “I’m all for the gayness, you know. It doesn’t mean I’m against gayness. It’s just like you get to slap ass on a technicality? That’s not fucking fair at all.”
Pete said he wouldn’t “walk up to his boyfriend and tug his dick” just because he could.
Florida Teacher Confronts Fifth-Grader on Gay Rumors in Front of Class
A Florida teacher confronted a fifth-grade student about her sexual orientation in front of her classmates.
The instructor at Northport K-8 in Port St. Lucie — whose name has not been reported — grilled the student in the classroom last week about rumors circulating the school that she was dating another girl, reports WPTV, a local NBC affiliate.
"She asked them if they were together if they were dating as a couple together, and she asked them in a way that they felt they were in trouble," said Jezenia Gambino, the mother of the fifth-grader.
Sony is planning to make Spider-Man bisexual and give him a boyfriend
A bisexual Spider-Man could be coming to a cinema near you if producers at Sony get their way.
Movies, games and TV site We Got This Covered say reliable sources confirm Sony is developing a live action Spider-Verse movie.
The movie will unite current Spider-Man actor Tom Holland with his predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
The sources also say that Sony particularly wants to get Garfield back as they want him to portray a bisexual version of the hero. And they plan to give him a boyfriend.
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Missouri Police Officer Told to 'Tone Down' Gayness Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $10 Million
St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.”
The agreement with Keith Wildhaber was finalized Monday, hours after St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announced he is retiring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Although jurors awarded Wildhaber nearly $20 million in October, each side had reason to negotiate because Wildhaber could keep a larger share of the award by settling.
Christian pundit says that Trump is “just too much of a man” for LGBTQ people
Failed Republican politician and minister E.W. Jackson has finally figured out why the left doesn’t like Donald Trump: he’s “just too much of a man for them.”
He said that Trump’s manliness is too much for the “the radical feminists, the homosexuals, the trangsenders, whatever bizarre idea they have of who we’re supposed to be” on the left.
“They’re not putting up with men who stand tall, who stand up straight and say, ‘Look, this is who I am, this is what I believe, you can like it, or you can lump it, but there it is,'” he said.
Jackson went on to compare Trump to former President Barack Obama to prove his point.
“Obama was effete,” Jackson said. “Obama was light in the loafers,” he added, using a common expression for gay men.