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Trans Woman’s Killer Used the “Gay Panic Defense.” It’s Still Legal in 42 States.
Alani Houston still lives three blocks away from where it happened, just after midnight on August 17, 2013 — and the memory sometimes resurfaces.
Islan Nettles was walking home with a friend when she ran into James Dixon and a group of six young men headed south on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, on their way home after plans had been cancelled. As the two groups collided, a drunken Dixon, 23, began flirting with 21-year-old Nettles, whom he thought “was a female.” Dixon told police he didn’t remember the exchange of words.
This daycare rejected a child because of her lesbian parents
When Brittney Ready and her wife Stacey enrolled their youngest daughter Callie in the daycare program of Parkview Christian Academy of Waco, Texas, they hoped their child would continue being raised in the Christian faith, just like they’d done at home. Instead, Callie was rejected because her parents are lesbians.
In a public Facebook post, Brittney wrote that the school called she and her partner in when they had an opening for their daughter.
Brittney said, “With excitement we went in this afternoon ready to see the place and get her started. The director was super sweet and welcoming to us and Callie! We go to leave with paperwork in hand only for the administrator to call us into his office to let us know that he heard that Stacey and I are “mates” (first off we aren’t animals) and because of that they cannot welcome her (Callie).”
When Brittney asked why her child was no longer welcome, the administrator reportedly said, “bylaws are bylaws” and that the school’s Christian faith disallowed the school from accepting Callie.
Katherine Schwarzenegger goes shopping after Chris Pratt shirt fiasco
Just a few days after her husband Chris Pratt made headlines in a particularly controversial flag shirt, Katherine Schwarzenegger was spotted leaving the Goop store at LA’s Brentwood Country Mart with a giant shopping bag in hand.
“Only people I see with that flag are alt-right racists,” one Twitter user said, while another wrote, “Unfollowed already … hope those bigots pay you a good pay check.”
Separate and not equal: Why Black Gay Pride hurts me
In a society that has historically valued white above all other human colors, we the black people need our own advocates and forums of recognition, whether they be in the form of individuals, organizations, award ceremonies, TV, or movies. As a black man, I get it. That doesn’t mean I have to always like it.
The “black” make-up movement I love least right now is one currently playing out from sea to shining sea (in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, among other U.S. cities) and in London: Black Gay Pride. Again, as a black man, I get it. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Black Gay Pride is a positive celebration, but it’s also a sobering reminder that, in many ways, the LGBTQ community is no more accepting than the straight community. It’s a world where activists preach diversity and acceptance, but one in which white, masculine, and young are seen as superior to any of the alternatives.
Black Gay Pride serves as a reality check that I might never be just a gay man or just a black man. For now and for the foreseeable future, I’ll always be a “gay black man.” I’ll have to wear at least one “X” everywhere, whether I am in an exclusively black crowd or an exclusively gay one, signifying that I don’t completely belong to either.
Teen girl allegedly knocked out after turning down stranger’s advances
A British teenager claims she was punched unconscious after telling a group of creepy strangers following her in the street, “I’m sorry, I’m not interested.”
Gabrielle Walsh, 18, said she was with a male friend in the early hours walking home from a club in Manchester when three men approached them.
“I’d taken my shoes off and this guy came over and said, ‘I like your feet’. I just said, ‘OK,’ and we tried to walk away,” she told the Manchester Evening News, showing off her horribly swollen left eye from this weekend’s alleged attack.
“They kept walking behind trying to talk to me. Eventually, I turned around and said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m not interested,’ ” she claimed.
Giants’ Kamrin Moore arrested for punching woman unconscious
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'Doomsday prepper' couple is accused of abusing two victims on their farm for years
Woman sexually assaulted at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival
When Does America Reckon with the Gravity of Donald Trump’s Alleged Rapes?
Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse
A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children.
The list released Friday by the Xaverian Brothers includes two current members "with a credible or established offense." The group, a separate entity not part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, says no credibly accused brothers are in active ministry.
Catholic priests kept their jobs despite sexual abuse claims: suit
Gay Indianapolis Teachers Targeted by Catholic Church Are Married
Gay man slain, another wounded after contacted on dating app
A 26-year-old Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another wounded after they were contacted through a dating app.
Demetris Nelson was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault and using a firearm during a felony.
‘It disgusts me to see you kissing!’ Homophobic woman screams abuse at two lesbians after she sees them together on the subway in Barcelona
Gay-Supportive Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Suspended
An LGBTQ-supportive Roman Catholic priest in New York City has been suspended from his ministry due to an allegation of sexual misconduct.
The Rev. John Duffell “has been directed not to publicly exercise his priestly ministry due to an allegation from the past that he abused his position of authority in a violation of his promise of celibacy,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, wrote in a July 1 letter to Duffell’s parishioners at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, the Catholic News Agency reports.
Court sides with student expelled from university over homophobia
Christian school teacher who scolded girls to be modest was molesting male students
Archdiocese removes prominent Detroit priest from pulpit
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese places deacon on leave over allegation
Trump approval rating jumps to highest level of his presidency in Washington Post/ABC News poll
President Donald Trump's job approval rating reached its highest level since he took office in polling conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News, according to a survey released Sunday.
Forty-four percent of Americans say they approve of the job Trump is doing as president in The Washington Post/ABC News poll, which was conducted from June 28 to July 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. That was 5 points higher than his approval in a poll from April, and it surpassed his previous high of 42% in April 2017.
Fifty-one percent of Americans say he is doing a good job on the economy, which is ranked as a highly important issue for 82% of adults heading into the 2020 election.
Jimmy Carter Goes There, Calls Trump an Illegitimate President
Catholic Bishops accuse Ikea of LGBTI indoctrination
Polish Catholic Bishops have attacked Swedish retail giant Ikea after it terminated an employee for homophobic comments.
Management at the Ikea store in Krakow fired the man known only known as, Tomasz K. It fired him after he posted homophobic comments on the company’s intranet network.
Tomasz objected to Ikea’s request that staff attend an LGBTI even in honor of Pride season. He posted his objection using two quotes from the Bible on the internal intranet.
In a statement Ikea said it fired him for ‘using quotes from the Old Testament about death and blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people’. It also fire him for ‘expressing his opinion in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT+ people.’
But unhappy with his termination, Tomasz has hired a lawyer and plans to sue Ikea. Another employee quit in protest after his termination.
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Anti-LGBTQ Group Protests at SCOTUS, Vows to End Marriage Equality
An anti-LGBTQ hate group took to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to call for marriage equality to be overturned and promised to challenge the Equality Act in court.
At a rally featuring supposed ex-gay and ex-trans speakers, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality founder Peter LaBarbera stood in front of a rainbow-colored sign calling for justices to “Repeal Obergefell.”
“Four years ago today, the Supreme Court of the United States imposed homosexual so-called ‘marriage’ on the nation,” LaBarbera said. “The Supreme Court did something that it did not have the authority to do, which is to redefine marriage. This tragic ruling is immoral, unconstitutional, and imperious.”
WICCAN PROFESSOR AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY TOLD SHE "MIGHT NOT WANT TO BE SO OVERT ABOUT BEING A WITCH"
A college professor in western New York is suing the Catholic university she woks for, claiming the school discriminated against her because she is a Wiccan.
In a suit filed last month, Pauline Hoffman, a journalism professor at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, claims administrators at the 161-year-old Franciscan college pressured her to resign as dean of the communications school because they had a problem with her religion. Hoffman, 49, also alleged St. Bonaventure denied her a promotion to provost, the college's highest academic post.
She's seeking the reinstatement of her job, as well as lost wages, reimbursement of medical costs for therapy, and an unspecified amount in damages for pain and suffering.
Birmingham Archdiocese let children be abused and harboured paedophile priests 'to protect its own reputation'
Focus on Africa: Sex abuse scandal rocks Liberia's Catholic Church
Woman Claims Evangelical Seminary Leader Shamed Her When She Reported Campus Rape
School defies Archdiocese of Indianapolis, refuses to fire teacher in same-sex marriage
Woman Threw Scalding Soup At 'Noisy' 11-Month-Old Baby In Restaurant, Video Shows
A pregnant woman was caught on surveillance camera throwing a bowl of scalding soup at an 11-month-old baby in a restaurant in China on Tuesday.
According to local media, the 28-year-old woman, identified only as Ren, was reportedly was enraged after a “noisy” baby girl began banging the spoon loudly on the table. The woman, who was in a bad mood following an argument with her husband prior to the incident, began fighting with the baby’s mother over the child making noise.
Ren’s husband then asked her to leave the restaurant. However, a few minutes after getting out of the restaurant, Ren returned and threw a bowl of hot soup on the mother-daughter duo, before fleeing from the scene. Police were called to the restaurant and the baby was rushed to a nearby hospital after she received burns to her back.
Man arrested outside N.J. elementary school with loaded gun, 130 rounds of ammo in trunk
Gutsy grandparents fight off burglar who tried to snatch 6-year-old girl
‘LET'S GO... MONKEY MAN!' VIRAL VIDEO SHOWS WOMAN DELIVER 'JUSTICE' IN RESPONSE TO RACIST TIRADE AT LA SUSHI RESTAURANT
Took my mom out to Sushi for Mother’s Day in LA. It was going great until a crazy racist white man started trouble and ended calling a black man “Monkey Man”...
Landlord Goes on Racist Tirade Against Black Tenant
Florida man calls police on comic Ahmed Ahmed after Middle East joke makes him 'uncomfortable'
Alabama sheriff’s deputy attacks LGBTQ community after gay teen dies by suicide
A sheriff’s deputy in Alabama has been placed on leave after he made anti-LGBTQ comments on social media — specifically, on a post about a teenage boy who was bullied until he killed himself, Alabama.com reported Monday.
Last weekend, a local Alabama news station shared Rocket City Pride’s Facebook post about Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old who died by suicide after being bullied for being gay, according to Rocket City Pride. The station’s story specifically highlighted the fact that LGBTQ people face a higher risk of violence and that they often lack legal protections.
On Sunday, Madison County Deputy Jeff Graves denounced the entire LGBTQ community in a comment to that Facebook post.
“Liberty. Guns. Bible. Trump. BBQ. That’s my kind of LGBTQ movement,”
Florida Officer Fired After Footage Shows Abuse of 69-Year-Old Veteran
Protestors Demand Answers After Connecticut Police Shooting Involving Unarmed Black Couple Sitting In A Car