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IKEA sacked a homophobe who told co-workers gay people should be killed. Now, it’s being threatened with a lawsuit
The former IKEA employee, identified as Tomasz K, said he was fired last year after he refused to take down a homophobic comment he posted on the firm’s internal site.
“Acceptance and promotion of homosexuality and other deviations is scandalous,” he wrote, alongside several anti-gay Bible verses.
IKEA said at the time that the employee had expressed an opinion “in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT + people”.
“In addition, the employee actually used quotes from the Old Testament about death, blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people,” it added. “Many employees raised by this entry contacted our HR department.”
Homophobes don’t even try to hide their bigotry as they rage over Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Andrew Christian bag
A study examined the death certificates of LGBTQ teen suicide victims. This is what they found.
LGBTQ youth who die by suicide are more likely to have been bullied, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
LGBTQ youth are both more likely to be bullied and more likely to report suicidal thoughts and behaviors than cisgender, heterosexual youth. A team of researchers set out to determine if the two high rates are related.
The researchers examined death records for teens from 2003 to 2017, examining both the coroner’s or medical examiner’s report and police reports about the suicides. Since the records don’t always say how a decedent identified, the researchers looked for keywords describing how their families saw them, if they had a same-sex boyfriend or girlfriend, or if they were taking steps toward a transition.
Overall, they counted around 3% of the nearly 10,000 suicide records they had access to as LGBTQ. The researchers note that this is probably an undercount – there may have been LGBTQ youth whose death certificates and police reports didn’t mention their gender identity or sexual orientation in any way.
Religion can make gay youth more likely to commit suicide
Mum who ‘isn’t homophobic’ but scared her son’s HIV-positive boyfriend could ‘accidentally’ pass it to their children gets a blunt science lesson
The woman said she was recently introduced to Stephen’s new boyfriend Adam on a Zoom call, and was shocked when she learned that he is living with HIV.
“My son announced this on the Zoom call (I didn’t have time to process it), and then became irate when I asked some questions to better understand what that means,” she wrote.
“I remember the ’80s, and actually had a close friend die from AIDS,” she continued.
“My son claims I’m being ignorant, but I was alive during that time – he wasn’t!”
I’m not homophobic. I just need some processing time.
Bizarrely, the woman then went on to claim that she is “scared of what will happen if they stay together and have children.”
Catholic bishops are calling for the US federal government to crack down on porn, claiming it causes “pain” and “ongoing harm”.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter US attorney general William Barr on April 30, calling on the Trump administration to “confront the ongoing harms wrought by the pornography industry”, especially as use of porn sites has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the letter, the bishops wrote: “The current pandemic is exacting a heavy and widespread emotional, social, and financial toll in our communities.
“In the face of the pandemic, the Church expresses her solidarity with all who are struggling or alone.”
Anti-LGBT+ Christian group accused of ‘actively promoting gay conversion therapy’ while masquerading as a charity
Britain's biggest Islamic authorities say child sexual abuse in Muslim communities is 'underreported' because young victims are too scared to tell anyone about it
Anti-LGBT+ Catholic activists just found out what a ‘glory hole’ is and they are not OK
Ice cream parlor shuts down just 1 day after reopening — because the public harassed employees
A Massachusetts ice cream parlor was forced to close its doors just one day after reopening amid the COVID-19 crisis.
WFXT-TV reported that Mark Lawrence's Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour in Mashpee, Massachusetts, made the decision to close its doors Friday after customers reportedly harassed and disrespected the store's young employees.
The store had opened for just one day after the state determined that ice cream parlors could open with certain restrictions in place.
Lawrence said that he shared news of the opening on Facebook and asked customers to call ahead to place their pickup-only orders one hour in advance. He said that many people disregarded the directive and simply showed up.
When a crowd began to form at the ice cream parlor, Lawrence said that many of the customers began to harass the teenagers working at the dessert store.
Gay man awarded thousands after being forced to endure ‘faggots, fairies and Grindr’ slurs from born again Christian colleague
The 29-year-old gay man filed a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) over a number of comments made by his colleague that referenced his sexuality.
In his complaint, the man claimed his colleague said a local gay bar was full of “fairies and faggots” when it was suggested as a location for a team get together.
He also claimed that she regularly said “don’t catch anything” on Friday evenings, a comment which he believed referenced his sexual orientation and sexual health.
Zoe Kravitz, 31, 'gets offended' when people ask her if she is starting a family... 11 months after marrying Karl Glusman
Zoe Kravitz wants to make it clear she does not have baby on the brain.
The 31-year-old actress shared while appearing on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert, that she gets 'offended' when people ask her if she is having kids soon.
Zoe, who got married to Karl Glusman in 2019, added she doesn't like that society assumes that because she's a woman she will have children.
Tracee Ellis Ross talks overcoming society's expectations to get married, have kids
Gay Jewish governor accused of Nazism – yes, really – for trying to save lives during coronavirus crisis
The Democrat, elected in 2018 as the first Jewish governor in Colorado and the first openly gay governor in the US, is currently facing strong opposition for retaining the coronavirus lockdown in his state, a decision which many Republicans are seriously comparing to Nazi fascism.
At a press conference on April 15 a reporter asked him: “We’re seeing a lot of rebellion out here against your orders, which have been called tyrannical against local health department orders, being equated to Nazism.
“How do you react to that? What do you say to those people who are clearly getting frustrated with this stay-at-home order?”
American boxing star Devin Haney insists he 'rejects discrimination' after claiming he would 'never lose to a white boy' when asked about facing Vasyl Lomachenko
American boxing star Devin Haney has insisted he isn't racist after claiming he would 'never lose to a white boy' when asked about facing rival Vasyl Lomachenko.
The 21-year-old fighter made his controversial remarks as he continues to chase a fight with unified lightweight champion Lomachenko this year.
Haney's comments were widely criticised by his rivals and boxing fans on social media, with Ryan Garcia tweeting: 'We should all respect everyone from every race and see who the best man is!'
Liam Payne issues apology for controversial “bisexual anthem”
Liam Payne has issued a heartfelt apology to those he offended with his controversial “bisexual anthem”.
Both Ways, which was included on his debut album LP1, attracted a lot of criticism from fans over the sexualisation of bisexual women, and the feeding of the trope that bisexual people are only around for threesomes.
In the song, Liam sings: “Lovin’ the way that she’s turning you on, switching the lanes like a Bugatti Sport. Nothing but luck that she got me involved, yeah. Flipping that body, go head, I go tails. Sharing that body like it’s our last meal.”
Gay Couple Spat At, Called "Cancer Homos" in Viral Video
A video showing a gay couple in Amsterdam who were spat at and called “cancer homos” by a group of teens on Sunday has gone viral, and the pair are now sharing their story to bring awareness to the incident. The attack took place on Molukkenstraat as the two, Daniel Schepers and Fabio Viana, were walking to a supermarket in the city on Sunday.
“I hope it helps to share this story,” Fabio told local television AT5. “This makes me so angry. That this is happening here in 2020 without us provoking anything.”
Teen was bullied so badly he got a concussion & attempted suicide. Now his mom is suing the school.
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Gay man flees Turkmenistan after being horrifically beaten by police, all for the simple crime of having HIV
Teen boy hands himself into police after spitting on a gay couple while yelling vile homophobic slurs
The respect you show unto others, shall visit your kids because you made it a rule. 15-Apr-2020
Filipino politician tries to force LGBT+ people to kiss and ‘sexy dance’ as punishment for breaching coronavirus lockdown
A Filipino politician reportedly tried to force LGBT+ people to kiss each other and perform a “sexy dance” in front of minors as a punishment for breaking a coronavirus lockdown curfew.
Christopher Bombing Punzalan, captain (elected chairman) of the Pandacaqui barangay (district), posted a series of now-deleted Facebook live videos of him confronting a group breaking the 8pm lockdown curfew.
Hate-spewing teens yell ‘you caused coronavirus bitch!’ at Asian woman
A trio of hate-spewing teens blamed an Asian woman for coronavirus as they attacked her on board a city bus in The Bronx, police said Sunday.
The three girls approached the 51-year-old victim on the bus near Ogden Avenue and West 166th Street, screaming a series of anti-Asian slurs around 3 p.m. Saturday when one of the 15-year-olds hit the Asian woman in the head with an umbrella, cops said.
Fans hold sign taunting high school hockey player to “reveal” her gender & shout slurs
Fans of a high school hockey team shouted slurs at a female hockey player while holding a sign asking her to “reveal” her gender. 17-year-old Alyssa Wruble is the only girl on the Northampton Area High School varsity hockey team.
A group of the opposing team’s fans chanted “she has a penis” and “35 you’re a dude!” at the girl. They also held up a sign that asked “Alyssa gender reveal?” and had pink or blue checkboxes.