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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
Hammer-wielding woman arrested after screaming racist tirade at Latino couple
Dr. Lia Francoand and her husband, Arturo Cordovez, recorded a terrifying encounter with a woman yelling a racist tirade at them, telling them to "go back to your (expletive) country!" KPRC's Phil Archer reports.
The Instagrammer Stabbed and Robbed After Posting His Lavish Life Online
Kieran Hamilton was the victim of a growing type of crime: burglars targeting people who have uploaded photos of their designer clothes, luxury holidays and sparkly watches.
Kez's case may be extreme, due to the intense violence of the incident, but his experience falls under a growing area of crime. According to a 2018 report, one in 12 Brits have reported a burglary after posting on social media, with more than half admitting they had location tagging turned on. Another survey found that 78 percent of burglars use social media as a tracking method to see who they want to target. A burglary ring in the US used social media to track wealthy people who had shared their valuable art collections online. One mayoral candidate in Houston was relieved of his works by Andy Warhol, Picasso and Monet after he hosted an art gala at his home, making it easy for thieves to know what he had, and where.
California Authorities Bring Suit Against 'Criminal Minds' Team for "Unchecked" Sexual Harassment
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing wants to make a stand against sexual harassment in Hollywood. This past week, the agency took the bold step of filing suit against the various studios behind CBS' Criminal Minds as well as the executive producers of the series, which had its final episode in February.
The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court discusses alleged sexual touching by Gregory St. Johns, who acted as a director of photography on the show. He's been the subject of court action already, but what makes this particular legal action so extraordinary is that California authorities have decided to go after The Walt Disney Company, ABC Signature Studios, CBS Studios and various individuals for what happened.
"With the aid of defendants, St. Johns created an unchecked intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment on the set of Criminal Minds," states the complaint. "Protected by the executive production team — including showrunner Erica Messer, executive producer Harry Bring, executive producer John Breen Frazier, director Glenn Kershaw, and unit production manager Stacey Beneville — St. Johns continued his unlawful conduct for years. Defendants’ executive team not only had actual and constructive knowledge of St. Johns’ abusive conduct, they condoned it. No necessary steps to prevent sex-based harassment and discrimination were taken over the years, nor were appropriate corrective actions. Instead, the executives fired anyone who resisted or who tacitly evaded St. Johns’ advances or abuse."
A Florida teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes involving students begged a judge for castration instead of prison time
'People continue to turn a blind eye': behind a shocking film about music industry abuse
Religious exemptions are gutting civil rights protections, advocacy groups warn
The Trump administration's expansion of religious exemptions is undermining civil rights protections and codifying discrimination against marginalized groups — particularly LGBTQ people — according to a report released Monday by three research and advocacy groups.
Using a combination of new rules, legal interventions and newly created divisions, the departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor and State have all taken steps to advance "religious liberty," often at the expense of LGBTQ rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project argue in their report.
The proposed rules — from the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Agriculture and Education, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development — would undo several Obama-era regulations, including those that require federally funded religious organizations to inform beneficiaries about certain rights.
For example, if a homeless LGBTQ teen sought help from a faith-based provider and the provider was not accepting of the teen's sexual orientation or gender identity, the provider would no longer have to inform the teen under the new rule about alternative providers that may be more accepting.
"These rules would be harmful to LGBTQ people, women, religious minorities and others during the best of times, but they're particularly unconscionable during a public health crisis when even more people than usual are relying on social services," said Rachel Laser, president of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, which was not involved with Monday's report.
The ‘gender critical’ feminist movement is a cult that grooms, controls and abuses, according to a lesbian who managed to escape
“TERF is a slur used to sexually harass, threaten, and silence lesbians,” continued Amy’s viral Medium post, which was liked more than 4,300 times.
Back then, Amy was connected to an international network of powerful lesbians.
She believed, like many people in the “gender critical” feminist movement do, that the lesbian community to which she belonged was under attack from trans-rights activists.
She believed that lesbian identity itself was being infringed on and erased by trans women, and that the media didn’t care – more than that, she believed that the media was being controlled by trans people.
She believed that she was part of the fight back against trans-rights activists – part of the fight back against homophobia.
Amy, who is based in Seattle, doesn’t believe those things any more. Looking back on her time in the “gender critical” feminist movement, she is unequivocal: it’s a cult.
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
The escort found overdosing with Andrew Gillum went to a birthday bash. He’s a former nurse.
Travis Dyson, the gay escort and former ICU nurse who was busted with former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, uploaded a video of a weekend birthday party to Instagram, prompting fury at the lack of social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The incident evokes outrage over the recent New York City “Rona Rave” in which over 30 people, mostly gay men, crowded into a small apartment with no social distancing or facemasks. A DJ was present as well as at least one pharmacist and nurse. One attendee, gay adult performer Ian Frost, posted 60 Instagram videos from the party and has since deleted his social media accounts.
A Video Of An Asian Woman Being Kicked In The Face Has Led To Three Teens Being Arrested
Officials in Minnesota have arrested three teens after a viral Instagram video showed them allegedly taunting an Asian woman who was alone at a metro stop before kicking her in the face, then running away, laughing.
Black people complaining about white being racial to them. But look they doing the same thing . Only black people are being racist to the asian people.
Black people in UK four times more likely to die of COVID-19: ONS
Black people in the United Kingdom are more than four times as likely to die from coronavirus than white people, the UK's statistics office said on Thursday.
Those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity also have a significantly higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than white people, even when adjusting for deprivation, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
HISPANICS LOST JOBS AT HIGHER RATES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND LATINO GROUPS ARE SCRAMBLING TO TRY TO FILL THE GAPS
U.S. NEWS Video shows New Jersey police using batons, pepper spray to break up crowd
Sheriff won't enforce lockdown order: 'I refuse to make criminals out of business owners' for exercising rights
CORONAVIRUS 3 McDonald's workers hurt after customer attack over coronavirus limits, Oklahoma police say
California identifies nail salons as source of coronavirus community spread, Gov. Newsom says
The beach-going Grim Reaper on his Florida protest: 'Someone has to stand up'
Top ‘Blue Bloods’ costumer accused of rampant on-set racism
“Blue Bloods” costumer Trenena “Trina” Patterson is accusing the show’s top costume designer, Michael Woll, of race discrimination and unlawful termination in an explosive lawsuit she filed against him and ViacomCBS in March.
The suit claims Woll asked a co-worker, “Why would you hire that little black girl? She looks like a hot ghetto mess” when Patterson was first hired.
Later, “he was promoted from supervisor to costume designer. He would yell and curse at me so bad that I was often reduced to tears,” she told Page Six.
An NYC man tried to forcibly remove Asian-American nurse from the subway, police say
An Asian-American nurse was on a subway train in New York Sunday when a man approached him making discriminatory statements, police told NBC News.
According to police, the man then grabbed the nurse by his wrist and shoulder and tried to remove him from the train.
"Hey Chinaman, you're infected," the man said, according to police. "You need to move to a different car. I'm going to beat this Chinese nigger up."
Nonreligious LGBTQ People Face Discrimination, Stigma
A new report from American Atheists titled Reality Check: Being Nonreligious in America reveals high levels of discrimination and stigma for nonreligious people in general and notes that those who are LGBTQ have a disproportionate lack of family support.
“LGBTQ young people face significant family rejection that results in a greater rate of negative psychological outcomes,” states the report, released Monday and based on the U.S. Secular Survey. “Similarly, nonreligious LGBTQ survey participants were more likely to have unsupportive parents. Among families that are aware of the participant’s nonreligious identity, LGBTQ participants were significantly more likely to have had 'very' or 'somewhat' unsupportive parents (43.0%) compared to non-LGBTQ participants (34.9%).”
These numbers are cause for concern, the report notes, because “participants with unsupportive parents had a 71.2% higher rate of likely depression than those with very supportive parents.”
It doesn’t get any better for nonreligious LGBTQ people outside the home, either, with 22 percent of those surveyed reporting negative experiences at work.
Miley Cyrus says that celebrities aren't truly experiencing the coronavirus crisis: 'I have no idea what this pandemic is like'
"I'm sure some people I was reaching out to felt the same way I do, which is that my experience is so rare, it almost doesn't feel right to talk about," she recently told WSJ Magazine. "This isn't Covid-19, what I'm experiencing."
"I'm sure a lot of the hesitation for other people saying yes to doing the show is because it almost doesn't feel right for celebrities to share our experience," Cyrus concluded. "Because it just doesn't compare."
Bisexual volleyball player and coach Brett Thompson has explained his reasons for coming out in response to a bigoted parent who questioned his suitability to teach.
Thompson was head girls volleyball coach at West Salem High School in Wisconsin, the school he himself attended. In April 2018 he came out as bisexual after years of repressing his sexuality and attempting to be straight.
“I am me and that hasn’t changed and it won’t change,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I have been struggling with something inside me for awhile and I am finally putting myself first… I am bisexual.”
Anticipating rejection from his friends and family, Thompson then turned off his phone and tried to sleep.
The next day he was relieved to see that the vast majority of comments were positive and supportive – but not everyone was happy. When he arrived at work he was told, to his shock, that one parent had spoken against him.