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McDonald's employee fights back after Florida man attacks her over plastic straw
A plastic straw ban in St. Petersburg, meant to increase sustainability, apparently caused a patron to attack a McDonald's employee.
Man Says Bar Owner Threw Him Out for Hugging Boyfriend: ‘Said It Was Disgusting and I Embarrassed the Establishment’
WBSM reports: ‘Jacob Froias, 25, says he was preparing to dine with his mother on Sunday at Al’s Cafe on Belleville Avenue when he was approached by the owner and longtime family friend, Alsuino Cordeiro. “He looked at me and said, ‘You guys can’t come here anymore,” recalled Froias. “He was like, ‘Oh, last time you were here, you and your little Filipino boyfriend were outside hugging and it made everyone uncomfortable. You essentially embarrassed the establishment.”‘
Gay Classmate: MN GOP Candidate Doug Wardlow Said I Was a ‘F*gg*t’ Who ‘Should Be Shot’
Two men convicted in teen's deadly allergic reaction to takeout
A former restaurant owner and an employee were found guilty of manslaughter Friday in the death of a British teen who suffered an allergic reaction to takeout from the eatery.
Megan Lee, 15, who was severely allergic to peanuts, died on New Year's Day 2017 — two days after eating a meal of onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan from the Royal Spice Indian restaurant in Hyden, Lancashire, England.
None of the items were supposed to contain nuts.
Chick-fil-A sponsoring Pittsburgh kids’ run. But officials, in LGBT solidarity, want deal shot down.
Once word got out last month that Chick-fil-A was the title sponsor for next year’s Kids Marathon in Pittsburgh — a mile race that comes the day before the Pittsburgh Marathon — some folks got upset.
The Post-Gazette reported that all nine city council members signed a letter asking the marathon to trash the deal — one that puts the fast-food franchise’s name on the kids’ race, WESA-FM said.
Racist White Woman Verbally Attacks Family for Speaking Spanish in Virginia Restaurant
In yet another example of a racist white American feeling threatened by something they don’t understand, a woman in Lovettsville, VA, verbally harassed a family at a local restaurant because they were speaking Spanish in public.
NBC Washington broadcast a partial video of the profanity-laced tirade directed at a local resident whose relatives were visiting from Guatemala. While the victim, who asked that her name not be published, said she was justifiably upset, she was even angrier that the incident occurred in front of her 7-year-old daughter.
Wendy's customer left outraged after he received a receipt with 'Chubby' written on it instead of his name as the entire restaurant erupted with laughter when it was called out
A North Carolina man was shocked when he went to his local Wendy’s to order a sandwich for his fiancée and himself and found his receipt said 'Chubby' in place of his name.
Police: Fast-food worker threw hot cooking oil at customers
Police say a Philadelphia fast-food worker threw hot oil at customers during an argument at the drive-thru window.
Police allege the employee threw the cooking oil through the window during a dispute with three women over an order at about 3 a.m. Saturday at a Checkers restaurant.
Wife allegedly kills estranged husband in front of daughter at Walmart parking lot
Arsonist Who Tried to Burn Down Planned Parenthood Caught on Video
Man armed with assault weapon captured on home video ringing doorbell: Police
This Jerusalem Pizzeria Is Being Sued for Refusing to Serve a Gay Man
A Jerusalem pizzeria is in legal trouble after allegedly discriminating against a gay customer.
Sammy Kanter, 31, was wearing an LGBTQ Pride t-shirt when he entered Ben Yehuda Pizza on August 3, the day after Jerusalem Pride. Almost immediately, Kanter says, an employee asked if he was gay. When he said he was, Kanter claims the staffer asked him and his friends to leave.
“The guy behind the counter said ‘Atah homo?’ (are you gay)?” Kanter, a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College, wrote in a Facebook post. “I said yes. He said ‘out’ and pointed at the door. My jaw dropped, and he instructed my classmates and I to leave.”
Client attacks a gay photographer: ‘You’re going to burn in Hell’
States ask Supreme Court to limit LGBTQ workplace protections
Help! My Sister-in-Law Disowned Her 13-Year-Old Son After He Came Out.
Mario Batali Now Under Criminal Investigation by Boston Police for Allegedly Groping Woman
Mario Batali is now facing criminal investigations in two states for sexual assault.
Natali Tene, the 28-year-old woman who is suing Batali in Massachusetts for groping her in a Boston bar last year, also filed a complaint against the chef with the Boston Police Department over the alleged assault. BPD confirmed to Eater that it is investigating Tene’s claim, which she made on June 22.
Tene, whose story was detailed in an Eater investigation earlier this year, claims that Batali rubbed her breasts, grabbed her buttocks, and forcibly kissed her in a Boston bar last April when the former fan took selfies with celebrity chef; she is suing Batali for assault and battery and seeking damages for emotional distress and humiliation. After Eater reported on Batali’s pattern of sexual misconduct in December, Tene — along with a number of other women — came forward to tell their accounts of being groped by Batali.
Convicted killer arrested on suspicion of raping 8-year-old
Former head of CDC Tom Frieden arrested, charged with sex abuse
Hospital security guard charged with having sex with corpse
California police chief's son arrested in attack on Sikh man
A Northern California police chief has said he was "disgusted" to hear his estranged son was arrested in an attack on a 71-year-old Sikh grandfather.
Footage of the attack showed Sahib Singh Natt walking on Monday when he was confronted by two men. One of them began kicking him as he fell down.
Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister later revealed that his 18-year-old son was a suspect.
Police say they are investigating it as an attempted robbery, not a hate crime.
Man arrested in fatal shooting of pregnant teen
MISSOURI TEEN WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED PARENTS RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER JUDGE LOWERS BOND
'Daddy, I'm Sorry,' 8-Year-Old Said Before Father Allegedly Slit His Throat and Killed Sister
Inside the remote New Mexico compound: Ammo, toys and books on assault rifles
Teen to Serve a Life Sentence for Each Family Member He and His Brother Brutally Stabbed to Death
Mom Allegedly Bought Kid-Sized Prison Uniforms for 4 Children Kept in Windowless Sealed Boxes
Police: Mom sets herself on fire, kills herself and twins
Wife sentenced for running over husband, killing him
Restaurant worker beat with club after confrontation over pay: police
A Clerk Called the Cops on a Kid Buying Candy for Being 'Black' and 'Arrogant'
Friday night started off pretty unremarkably for Jordan McDowell. The 22-year-old college student was on a quest to buy some Sour Patch Kids, so he made a stop at a local convenience store. But after perusing some of the aisles, he started to get the feeling that someone was watching him.
"She had been in the corner the whole time watching," McDowell told KRQE.
What by all accounts should have been a routine trip to the store suddenly took a scary turn: Out of nowhere, the clerk of the store called him “sketchy.” Then she picked up a phone and dialed 911.
Cop uses Taser on 11-year-old girl accused of shoplifting at grocery store
An Arkansas police officer is fired after telling a group of black men 'you don't belong in my city'
KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training
Poll: Public Support Grows for Anti-LGBTQ Businesses
Americans registered a five percentage point increase in support for "religiously-based service refusals by wedding businesses," according to a new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute and reported by Think Progress.
A poll conducted last year found that 41 percent of Americans believed a business owner who provides wedding services should be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples "if it violates their religious beliefs."
This year, the same questions nets 46 percent support. Dividing up the findings between demographics revealed the same trend. Support for discriminatory wedding businesses rose among Republicans, Independents, and Democrats, as well as men and women.
Pizza Hut desperately tries to apologize for transphobic tweet
An Uber security feature is automatically booting transgender drivers
Trump’s new communications director just settled a lawsuit over outing a gay man
LGBTI refugees get creative to survive after homophobic violence drove them out of work
Portraits of LGBTI activists removed from art expo in Malaysia
Pastor who hates gay people busted for soliciting gay minor for gay sex… again
Former Pastor Who Founded Christian Music Festival Sentenced to 18 Years in Child Sex Abuse Case
We are losing because we refuse to acknowledge what is keeping us stagnant. I guess "woke" means opening your mouth to let something in not to shout to rally the troops and fight. 09-Aug-2018
MISSOURI GOP CANDIDATE CLAIMED 'GAY LIFESTYLE' MORE DANGEROUS THAN SMOKING
Missouri Republican seeking a House of Representatives seat has a history of making homophobic remarks, including in a 2012 newspaper ad in which he said being gay is more deadly than smoking.
Hardy Billington, 65, of Poplar Bluff, took out the Daily American Republic advertisement in support of a proposed state law known as the “don’t say gay” bill. The legislation, which attempted to curb classroom discussions of homosexuality, failed. But six years earlier, Billington made his anti-gay stance known when he published a book titled The Election by Faith in '04, blasting a Massachusetts court decision allowing same-sex marriage. The southeastern Missouri candidate for this year’s House race has a large financial advantage over his Democratic opponent in a county where four-fifths of voters cast ballots for President Donald Trump in 2016.
Prosecution: California killing motivated by anti-gay hate
Eddie Murphy's Blisteringly Antigay Comedy Act Scarred Guy Branum
'Inclusive' Business Confab to Include Antigay Chick-fil-A CEO
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds gives passionate speech for LGBTI youth
Frontman of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, just gave a passionate speech for LGBTI youth.
Imagine Dragons were the headlining act for the Love Loud Festival last night (28 July) at the Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Launching last year, the festival aims to directly support LGBTI youth by donating proceeds to LGBTI charities.
Halfway through Imagine Dragons’ set, Reynolds (who identifies as straight) stopped and addressed the crowd for a moment.
Gay Star News
Canadians prepared to boycott Chick-fil-A's first Toronto location
Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro on How Intersectionality Saves Lives
Actor Ving Rhames said neighbor called 911 to report him as 'a large black man' breaking in
During a radio interview promoting "Mission: Impossible Fallout," Ving Rhames said he was a target of racial profiling earlier this year after Los Angeles police came to his home and held him at gunpoint in response to a neighbor calling 911.
The 59-year-old actor recounted Friday that he was watching television in his Santa Monica home when he heard noise coming from the backyard. He said he thought it was his two English bulldogs at first — only to quickly find out it was police.
"I get up, I open the door, there's a red dot pointed at my face from a 9 millimeter," Rhames said on Sirius XM’s The Clay Cane Show on Friday. "And they say, 'Put up your hands.'”
'I Don't Have to Explain Shit to You': Restaurant Manager Fired After Ordering a Black Woman to Leave