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Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ+ People Are the Highest in a Decade
Hate crimes have risen in the last year according to a study released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. The nonpartisan research and policy institution said that in 2018, hate crimes rose 9%in major U.S. cities that they studied. And this change comes while crime overall in major cities has declined.
This latest increase is the fifth consecutive increase in hate crimes year over year in the United States. According to the study “the most common victims for hate crimes reported to police in major cities in 2018 were African Americans, Jews, and Gays, but Whites and Jews experienced the biggest percentage increase.
To combat this, 47 states as well as other U.S. territories like the Virgin Islands, D.C., and Puerto Rico all have hate crime laws. That said, of those states, less than 36 apply to LGBTQ+ people specifically. And this is important.
School forced to shut down after inviting lesbian politician to speak for Black History Month
Students at Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, North Carolina, won’t be attending classes today after extremist right wing groups threatened protests over the school’s planned Black History Month celebration.
The event would have focused on African-American women and one of the planned speakers was lesbian city councilor Vernetta Alston.
“As a pastor, I cannot place our Imaculata students into this contentious environment,” school administrator Christopher VanHaight wrote in a letter to parents.
Federal judge rules Christian student group has constitutional right to exclude LGBTQ people
New push for public school Bible studies classes is an excuse to spread Christian gospel
Arizona state government is secretly funding an anti-LGBTQ hate group
Spain questions Catholic Church over sex abuse cases
I was groped by a man called “Mary”: The world changes but not the Catholic Church
Girl, 5, abducted, raped and murdered in Mumbai
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH SEXUAL ABUSE DATABASE REVEALS HUNDREDS OF CONVICTED PREDATORS AMONG LEADERS
We hold everyone accountable except religion. We kiss their asses and then expect them to eat ours. All we do is enable and empower a hate that is built-in. I'm tired of waiting for respect. Fight the fuck back! 08-Feb-2019
Christian NCAA member Azusa Pacific bans all same-sex relationships
Azusa Pacific University, an NCAA Division II school with ties to the Christian church, has reinstated a previously suspended ban on same-sex relationships, sending LGBTQ students, student-athletes, members of the administration and advocates scrambling.
The school’s Board of Trustees late last week sent a notice returning the school’s policy to say “Students may not engage in a romanticized same-sex relationship.”
Some Christians have long held that the Bible bans sex between people of the same gender. This policy goes even further, banning all romantic same-sex relationships, even those that don’t include sex. The school’s policy already bans sex outside of wedlock, this policy simply specifically targets gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer people.
God has yet to weigh in on the decision.
Obama Gave Us Gay Marriage, Trump The Honeymoon From Hell
Business owner says gay people “need to be called out.” Let’s see how he likes it.
Fox & Friends got upset about an LGBTQ Nation essay. Here are the messages their fans sent.
Trump’s Latest Attack On Same-Sex Couples Is Exactly What His Base Wants
Anti-LGBTI Christian author claims all oral sex is 'homosexual'
A Christian author of anti-LGBTI books has claimed that oral sex is the ‘practice of homosexuals’.
Linda Harvey, writer behind books like Maybe He’s Not Gay, has launched a frankly bizarre rant against sex education.
During an article for right-wing website BarbWire denouncing teaching teenagers about ‘pleasure’ during sex ed, the writer goes into an odd tangent about oral sex.
Harvey writes: ‘And let’s not forget the deadly contribution of “LGBTQ” advocates who demand “inclusive” sex ed – ie, lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals.’
For people with opposite sex partners: no, this isn’t an excuse to skip foreplay.
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Hundreds Arrested in Multiday Protests of Supreme Court Nominee
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the Senate this week was frequently disrupted as protesters were removed from the hearing room by police, with more than 200 people arrested.
Protesters are removed during the fourth day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018.
In an unusually intense episode of civil disobedience on Capitol Hill, the four-day Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was targeted for “creative resistance” by liberal activist groups, said Linda Sarsour, Women's March board member.
“This is a travesty of justice! Adjourn the hearing!” Sarsour, 38, yelled on Tuesday morning as she was the first to be taken out of the hearing room by police officers.
Obama calls on California to rise up against ‘anger and division’ of Trump and GOP
BEN SHAPIRO: WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD IS THE MEDIA PROTECTING POPE FRANCIS? / OPINION
In 2003, The Boston Globe won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on a massive sex abuse cover-up inside the Roman Catholic Church, led by the archdiocese of Boston. The Pulitzer board praised the newspaper’s “courageous, comprehensive coverage of sexual abuse by priests, an effort that pierced secrecy, stirred local, national and international reaction and produced changes in the Roman Catholic Church.” Hollywood made the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight about the effort.
In 2018, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former Vatican ambassador to the United States, released an 11-page memo alleging that Pope Francis and other top members of the Vatican had reinstated Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to a public position despite credible allegations of sexual abuse of seminarians and minors. The memo rocked the Catholic Church; Pope Francis refused to comment; other sources came forward to back Vigano’s claims.
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago made the near-unbelievable claim that Pope Francis shouldn’t comment, since he has “a bigger agenda. He’s got to get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the church. We’re not going to go down a rabbit hole on this.”
So, did the press leap to investigate Vigano’s claims? Did they demand answers from Pope Francis? Did we see the same type of courageous, comprehensive coverage of Francis’ activities that we saw from the Globe team circa 2003? Of course not.
Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession
We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage
Don Lemon says Trump told him he couldn’t be a good journalist because he’s black
Don Lemon revealed Tuesday night that President Donald Trump once inferred Lemon was racist, and unable to be an impartial journalist because he’s black.
“The last time I interviewed Donald Trump, before he ran for office, was the night that Osama Bin Laden was killed,” Lemon explained to Wolf Blitzer during CNN’s The Situation Room. “It was before he was killed and we had a row about the birther issue.”
“He vowed that he would never do an interview with me because he said I was racist, because I challenged him on an in-factual statement, a lie.”
Outrage After Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License in New York
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, among others, blasted the decision by a Montgomery County town clerk to reject a marriage license for a same-sex couple.
Dylan Toften (pictured, left) and his partner were recently forced to travel to a neighboring jurisdiction to get their license after Montgomery clerk Laurel "Sherrie" Ericksen refused to grant them a license — a deputy clerk in Montgomery will grant licenses to same-sex couples, but that employee was not in the office when Toften and his partner came in. Montgomery town attorney Robert Subik told the Daily Gazette that same-sex couples must make appointments because they have a clerk, Ericksen, who refuses to grant them licenses; in other words, the onus is on same-sex couples to work around the clerk's bigotry.
The Hate Group Successfully Rolling Back LGBT Rights
NYPD Seeks Man Who Punched Bus Rider, Called Him a ‘White Bitch Homo’
Police didn’t arrest a lesbian girl’s adult attackers. Now her mom is stepping up.
The Trump administration will financially reward countries that oppress LGBTQ people
Two men brutally attacked by a gang of teenagers in an anti-gay attack
A man destroyed a lesbian’s car & attacked her after she rejected him
A cis woman got banned from a gym for insulting a trans woman. She thinks she’s the victim.
Toddler Dies Just Before Her 2nd Birthday from 'Unbelievable' Injuries as Mom Is Arrested
When toddler Paisley Hudson arrived with her mother at the hospital in Anderson, Indiana, on Saturday morning, the little girl was unresponsive but it was unclear exactly what had happened to her.
Hours later, Paisley died. At 23 months old, she was just shy of her second birthday.
It wasn’t until after her autopsy that doctors learned Paisley had suffered a fractured skull, internal bleeding and bruises almost beyond counting — all signs of severe physical abuse.
Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College
A Massachusetts college president is apologizing after campus police were called to investigate a black student quietly eating her lunch in a common room.
Smith College President Kathleen McCartney says in a letter Thursday the college is hiring a "third-party investigator" to review the incident and that every Smith staff member will undergo mandatory anti-bias training.
Sarah Jeong: NY Times stands by racist tweets reporter
Safeway Employees Called Police On A Black Woman Donating To A Homeless Man
Pennsylvania Pediatrician Charged With Sexually Abusing More Than 2 Dozen Children
Charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania pediatrician who in January was arrested for molesting more than two dozen children, in many cases while their parents were in the exam room.
Johnnie Wilson Barto was charged on Monday with sexually abusing 29 children over the course of more than 20 years, Buzzfeed reports. The 69 counts include charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, multiple counts of aggravated indecent assault, and multiple counts of indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children.
Woman Sexually Assaulted in Bathroom During Foo Fighters Wrigley Field Show
Family Allegedly Forced Woman with Autism to Live in Cage and Eat Her Mom's Ashes: Prosecutors
Utah Dad Allegedly Stabbed Infant Son to Death on Homemade Altar, Then Stashed Body in Closet
Australian Bishop Convicted of Sex Abuse Cover-Up Resigns
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
Trump’s enduring political strength with white women, explained
White women voters disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job performance, but nonetheless view him more favorably than other voters — showing that even as a large Trump-era gender gap seems to have opened up, gender remains a less significant marker of political behavior than race and ethnicity or even age.
Tracking polling from Civiqs available online makes it easy to examine Trump’s approval rating among demographic subgroups of registered voters and illustrate the point.
Trump famously won a majority of white women’s votes in 2016, but he is currently unpopular with this group.
Jeff Sessions Laughs, Joins in as High School Students Chant ‘Lock Her Up’ During Speech: WATCH
Jeff Sessions laughed as conservative high school students from Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit began chanting “Lock Her Up” during his speech.
91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico'
Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez's face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk on the Fourth of July.
"I can't walk anymore," Rodriguez said in Spanish. "I'm in so much pain."
He'll be turning 92 in September, Rodriguez said, and he's never been hurt like this before, in a life working the fields with cattle and corn.
He had traveled from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit his family in Willowbrook, California, a city in Los Angeles County, his grandson Erik Mendoza said.
California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration hearings
MAN APOLOGIZES FOR CURSING NEIGHBORS PLAYING LATIN MUSIC ON FOURTH OF JULY, WISHES THEY'D 'ASSIMILATE MORE'
Moron Harangues Woman In Park For Wearing Puerto Rico Shirt In America
Arrest made in beating of 91-year-old who reportedly was told to 'go back to Mexico'
The Officer Who Just Watched As A Man Went On A Racist Tirade Against A Woman For Her Puerto Rico Shirt Has Resigned