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97-year-old gay war veteran robbed and assaulted after helping attacker
On Monday (18 May), Rupert Starr – known to his friends as ‘Twink’ – was out for a walk on Neil Avenue in Columbus’ Victorian Village when a stranger approached him and asked for money.
According to Sergeant James Fuqua from the Columbus Division of Police, Starr – in an act of kindness – “decided to give this man a dollar to help this person during this crisis. He felt it would be appropriate to help him.”
Truck painted with “OPEN OUR GYMS F****T” cruises Colorado to protest safer-at-home order
Customer calls sassy Costco employee a “pussy little bitch” when asked to wear a mask
White Supremacists Deface Pulse Mural at Orlando LGBTQ+ Center
Queer People See More Harassment in Dating Apps Than Straights
Cody Latimer’s arrest set off by argument involving 4-year-old son: lawyer
A sexual assault allegation involving Cody Latimer’s 4-year-old son sparked a heated argument over the weekend that left the Washington Redskins wide receiver facing multiple felony charges, his lawyer said during a Monday hearing.
Latimer, who was released on $25,000 bond, was charged with assault in the second degree, menacing and illegal discharge of a firearm in Colorado, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. He also is facing misdemeanor charges of prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Man Arrested in Miami-Dade for Allegedly Forcing Woman Into Human Trafficking
Man jailed for breaking lockdown to harass mother of his children
GEORGIA POLICE HUNT MAN AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN THE FACE BY SIBLING
SC man kills woman in jealous rage, daughters trying to help
Black man and his mother say police brutalized them after false accusations of TV theft. Cops say there's much more to the story.
Sheriff: Man gouges out neighbor's eyes over loud rooster
‘They Came to Kill the Mothers.’ After a Devastating Attack on a Kabul Maternity Ward, Afghan Women Face Increased Dangers
Couple Allegedly Rob Man After Luring Him In Snapchat Sex Scheme
Producer Adam Donaghey Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault on a Minor
Adam Donaghey was arrested in late April on suspicion of sexual assault of a minor, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The female victim was 16 years old at the time, said Tamika A. Dameron, spokeswoman for the Dallas Police Department. No other information about the case was available.
Transgender woman groped and taunted by police as queer community ‘damned’ by gender-based lockdown rules
White cops charged after video surfaces of them beating black trans woman’s head against concrete
Jonathan Schmitz Killed A Man For Revealing A Crush On Him On TV — Where Is He Now?
Michigan man Jonathan Schmitz, then 24, was invited onto “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1995. "The Jenny Jones Show" began in 1991 as a traditional talk show where serious topics were discussed, but by 1993 it transformed into something more like "Maury" and "The Jerry Springer Show." The show's segments began ranging from paternity tests to out-of-control teens to secret crush reveals.
During the taping of this particular episode, which was entitled “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” Schmitz's acquaintance Scott Amedure, 32, revealed his crush on him while also describing details of his sexual fantasies about him. While Schmitz appeared to be a good sport about it ?— he was mostly smiling and laughing ?— he was deeply humiliated. At points, he covered his face with his hands; he also turned to Amedure and the female friend who brought him on the show and said, “You lied to me.” His father had made multiple homophobic statements in the past and Schmitz seemingly feared being perceived as gay, as the docuseries points out.
Investigators refuse to drop murder charges against three Russian sisters who killed their 'rapist' father while he slept despite prosecutors calling it self-defence
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia's lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
Dallas Boy, 6, Found Tied Up in Dark, Locked Shed as Grandmother and Boyfriend Are Arrested
Conn. Man Allegedly Admits to Beating Teen Nephew to Death, Dumping Body in Lake
Videos show daytime shootings on Charlotte streets. ‘This is as real as it gets,’ official says
Marshalltown teenager shot by officer during altercation
California high school basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor
CPD Sex Crimes Division working to identify suspect in surveillance footage
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.
NYC launches team to combat coronavirus discrimination
With a spike in anti-Asian discrimination related to the coronavirus pandemic, New York City has formed a team to respond to the incidents.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights announced Sunday that the coronavirus response team would handle reports of harassment and discrimination related to the outbreak, and that the team is made up of attorneys and members of the agency's law enforcement and community relations departments.
Since February, the agency has recorded 248 reports of harassment and discrimination related to coronavirus, more than 40% of which were anti-Asian. During the same time frame last year, the agency had received just five anti-Asian discrimination reports.
"All New Yorkers are facing extraordinary levels of stress right now; discrimination and harassment should not be among them," NYC Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis said. "Even in the midst of a pandemic, human rights cannot be violated, and we encourage anyone who has experienced Covid-19-related discrimination to report it to us."
Homophobic taunting at college basketball game sparks investigation
The president of Monmouth University in New Jersey has launched an investigation after homophobic taunts were directed from the stands at a basketball player from a visiting team.
During a men's basketball game at the West Long Branch campus on Friday night, at least one person in a student section held a large sign that read: "Stick to Grindr."
Grindr bills itself as "the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people."
Other students in that section of the arena held up signs displaying an image of a Siena College player's profile on the dating app Tinder, according to The Asbury Park Press, which first reported the incident.
Bars near one Florida university are giving women a secret way to alert bartenders if they feel unsafe on a date
College students who find themselves out on a date gone wrong at bars in southeastern Florida may be able to turn to the bartender for help.
Posters hanging in the restrooms of about a dozen bars and restaurants in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter give instructions to women about alerting bartenders if they're in danger or uncomfortable.
First, order a drink called the "Owl Shot." Then, depending on what's happening, say one of the three coded phrases displayed on the posters. Based on the code, here's how the bartenders will respond:
'Neat': Bar staff will escort you to your car
'On the rocks': Bar staff will call a ride for you
'With lime': Bar staff will call the police
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.
Homeless trans woman murdered in Puerto Rico with video of attack shared online
According to media reports confirmed by Puerto Rican LGBTQ advocacy groups, Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, known as Alexa, was killed in a park in Toa Baja, a city around 15 miles west of capital San Juan, early on Monday.
“A Puerto Rican transgender woman appears to have been harassed for using the women’s bathroom and then murdered. The attack was recorded & shared on social media,” wrote civil rights organisation Lambda Legal on Twitter.
“This violence is completely unacceptable. Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are and treated with dignity and respect.
Candace Owens blasts leftist cancel culture: 'Godless', 'societal atom bomb'
"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we are flawed. To be human is to be flawed."
An announcer called names of girls’ basketball players ‘pretty disgusting.’ He was removed at halftime.
One member of the Crooked Oak High School girls’ basketball team raised her hands to her mouth in shock. Others appeared confused.
The visiting players from Oklahoma City had been lined up in two rows on the court waiting for the introduction of their starting lineup ahead of Friday’s playoff game against a rival school. But instead of reading their teammates’ names, the announcer first offered some unexpected commentary.
“Now, their names are pretty disgusting,” said the announcer for the home team, Newkirk High School. “But I’m going to try to call them out.”
Surprise rippled through the gymnasium as players exchanged looks of disbelief.
School that repeatedly sent pupil home over afro hair paid for award celebrating equality commitment
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.
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.