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The 10 Best US Cities to Celebrate Pride in This Year
Pride is all about celebrating who you are and who you love, and really, what's not to love about that? From the rainbow flags to the parades to the declarations of love, there are so many cities in the US that celebrate Pride in style. Every year, the streets of these cities transform into one big party, and it's always so much fun to be a part of it. The events around the nation vary in size, but all share a universal mission of promoting LGBTQ+ equality and human rights. From the streets of New York City to the beaches of Miami, check out our list of the best cities in America to party in for Pride Month.
Milwaukee County Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signed a resolution Monday (May 20) stating how racism is a public health crisis and that the county plans to take action.
"Everybody has been reading and hearing about the same set of statistics in Milwaukee for decades," Abele said. "We lead in an unfortunate way the racial disparities in employment, in education, incarceration, income and even things like ... access to capital."
The resolution hopes to take actionable steps to level the playing field in Milwaukee, a playing field that finds minorities disproportionately affected.
Drunk Airline Passenger Yells Racist Abuses, Kicks People On International Flight [Video]
Black Strippers Awarded More than $3 Million In Racial Discrimination Case
Federal prison guard sexually assaulted 4 inmates in New York City, prosecutors say
A federal correctional officer was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly abusing his position to sexually assault female inmates over the course of six years, according to newly filed charges.
Colin Akparanta was charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a ward, four counts of abusive sexual contact and one count of deprivation of civil rights in connection to four women who were housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City between 2012 and 2018.
"Akparanta was a predator in uniform, exploiting his position to sexually abuse multiple inmates over a several-year period. No inmate in a Bureau of Prisons facility should fear sexual abuse at the hands of a correctional officer," said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in a statement.
Penn State professor with side job as Uber driver accused of kidnapping multiple women: Court records
Ex-police officer gets prison for paying teen girls for sex
Colorado police officer who pulled gun on black man picking up trash quits force
A white Colorado police officer caught on video pulling a gun on a black man who was picking up trash outside his home has resigned, officials said Thursday.
Boulder Police Officer John Smyly quit the police force after an investigation found he violated department policy when he drew his gun and attempted to detain 26-year-old Zayd Atkinson in March, according to officials and a police department internal affairs report.
"While the finding likely would have resulted in suspension or possibly termination, Officer Smyly resigned prior to the conclusion of the disciplinary process," a statement released by the City of Boulder on Thursday reads.
A police internal affairs report obtained by ABC News shows Smyly's decision to attempt to detain Atkinson "was not supported by reasonable suspicion that Mr. Atkinson was committing, had committed, or was about to commit a crime."
Nigerian police arrested 65 women in a raid. Some of the women say officers raped them
Suspect arrested in racist attack aboard New Jersey bus
Watch this woman suddenly demean & spit on a gay man as he tries to ride the subway
A bystander on the Jubilee line of the London Underground caught a homophobic attack on film as one rider used anti-gay slurs and spit on another passenger.
The video of the apparently intoxicated woman, originally reported by the Daily Mail, was provided by an unnamed onlooker who said that the attack was unprovoked..
The short clip shows the woman shouting at a passenger while several other riders look on.
At the beginning of the clip, she tells the man, “because you’re gay I’m gonna be like, ‘nah, he’s gay, just let him go?’ No! Because you’re gay, even more, I’m going to violate you.”
Gay Couple Forgives Restaurant After Waiter Called Them ‘Faggots’ as They Left After a Meal: WATCH
Cuba Turns Away LGBTQ Journalist Upon Arrival
Porn deemed a public health crisis by Arizona politicians
Some legislators gave pornography a new title: public health crisis.
The Arizona State Senate voted Monday to declare pornography a public health crisis, but beyond stating such on their resolution, no further action is set to be taken.
The bill states that "pornography perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society," proceeding to list that "potential detrimental effects on pornography users include toxic sexual behaviors, emotional, mental and medical illnesses and difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships."
More Than 300 Catholic Clergy in New Jersey Have Been Accused of Sex Abuse, Report Says
Delaware man accused of raping woman after posing as ride-share driver, police say
Man filmed himself sexually assaulting 16-year-old several times, plotted to kill girl
U.S. Military Sees Dramatic Rise in Sexual Assaults
There were 20,500 reported sexual assaults in the military in 2018, according to a new Pentagon report, a 38% increase in the number of assaults since 2016. The results, as ABC News reports, represent “a setback for the U.S. military’s efforts to reduce sexual assault in the military.”
These numbers come from an anonymous survey the Pentagon conducts every two years. Respondents include Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel. The survey defines assault as “rape, sexual assault, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact and attempts to commit those offenses,” according to ABC News.
Over 85% of the victims reported knowing the perpetrators.
With her or with him? How the sexual attack of an Indian actor inspired a powerful feminist movement
‘Monster’ abducted 4-year-old girl from bed, hid her in chest: cops
Harlem teacher accused of lewd conversations with 18 students
‘Winnie the Pooh’ voice star accused of rape and animal abuse
Airline Passenger Allegedly Kissed Woman, Spat On Her Chest During Flight
THE MORMON CHURCH HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF USING A VICTIMS’ HOTLINE TO HIDE CLAIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
American charged with manslaughter in Caribbean says hotel-worker victim was 'armed intruder'
A Connecticut man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla on Thursday released a picture of his bloodied and bruised face, which he said resulted from a fatal fight that he insisted was self-defense.
USB financial adviser Scott Hapgood, 44, said the victim, hotel maintenance worker Kenny Mitchel, 27, was an "armed intruder" at the posh Malliouhana resort on April 13.
Scott HapgoodA photo released by the Hapgood family shows some of the injuries Scott Hapgood says he sustained from a confrontation with a hotel worker in Anguilla.Courtesy of the Hapgood family.
"We were excited for our first family vacation abroad in the beautiful and tranquil Caribbean island of Anguilla," according to a family statement. "But with a single knock at the door, our dream vacation turned into a chilling nightmare — a literal fight to survive."
Sex. Consent. Education.
A British Man Has Been Convicted Of Rape After Removing A Condom During Sex
Watertown man accused of groping 19-year-old woman on international flight
Rainbow Tourism: Finding LGBTQ Community in the Rural South
Most representation of the LGBTQ community centers around coastal, urban areas. But there’s a vibrant LGBTQ community in the rural south that often gets overlooked.
20 Popular Destinations That Are Unapologetically Anti-Gay
In many of the places on this list, LGBT rights improve every year. But, recognition rarely equals acceptance. In some countries, same-sex marriages are recognized and celebrated. But, toleration and acceptance of the LGBT community is far from universal. Being queer is illegal in nearly 80 countries and punishable by death, including some very popular travel destinations.
Although some of these countries welcome tourists, that doesn’t mean travelers are safe to be themselves. It’s crucial that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer travelers use extreme caution while traveling abroad.
Trivago Spokesman Tim Williams Charged With Drunk Driving
The actor best known as the “Trivago guy” has been charged with driving while intoxicated after police said they found him passed out at the wheel Wednesday afternoon.
Houston police also said Tim Williams had his foot on the brakes in a moving lane of traffic, according to local station KTRK.
After Williams allegedly failed a sobriety test, he was arrested on a DWI charge. He was also ordered to have a mental health or intellectual disability assessment, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Uber sued for $10 million by woman who was sexually assaulted by her driver
A resident of Washington, DC, is suing Uber for negligence and consumer protection violations, after she was sexually assaulted by one of the ride-hail company’s drivers. The victim, listed only as “Jane Doe” in court documents, claims Uber portrays itself as a safe mode of transportation for women, especially if they have been drinking, when in fact they are putting those women in harm’s way.
The victim was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver named Raul E. Rodriguez Vasquez on April 1st, 2018, according to court documents. She later told a social worker, who contacted the police. They collected DNA evidence linking Vasquez to the assault. He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse and is currently in jail.
The civil case is the latest example of Uber’s ongoing problem with sexual assault and abuse by drivers. Last year, CNN reported that at least 103 Uber drivers in the US had been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers over a period of four years. At least 31 drivers have been convicted for crimes ranging from forcible touching and false imprisonment to rape, and dozens of criminal and civil cases are pending, CNN found. In June 2017, a Kansas City woman sued Uber after she was raped by a driver, claiming the company ignored warnings about the driver’s criminal history.
Journalist intervenes after man harasses teen girl on flight
A female plane passenger has revealed how she intervened when she overheard an adult man asking a teenage girl for a “dirty” photo on a flight.
Canadian reporter Joanna Chiu heard the man, in his 30s, talking suggestively to the teen on a trip from Toronto to Vancouver.
While trying to get to sleep, Chiu overheard the male passenger telling the young girl he wanted to “take her out to eat.”
The journalist was forced to “rage whisper” her disgust at the man when he asked to the teenager for a “dirty” photograph.
Georgia Dad Outraged After He Says School Bus Driver Left His 5-Year-Old Daughter Behind 3 Times
Officials at a Georgia elementary school are apologizing to a concerned father after he said that his 5-year-old daughter had been left behind by school bus drivers three times.
Video footage showed Tristan King confronting staff at Norton Elementary school in Snellville after learning that the school bus driver had driven off without his young daughter yet again. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionthis link opens in a new tab that his fourth-grade son called him in a panic with the news.
“He called us screaming that his sister wasn’t on the bus and they wouldn’t wait for her or let him off to find her,” King told the publication.
Angry dad brings loaded AK-47 to Florida school because son called crying, police say