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Restaurant Defends Server Who Described Customer as ‘Fat’ and ‘Gay’ on Receipt: WATCH
Plush Daiquiri Bar and Grill, a restaurant in Houston. is defending a server who described a customer as a “fat” and “gay” on the customer’s receipt. The customer who received the receipt says he felt offended, telling KTRK: “I don’t even know her, she don’t know me. That’s like stereotyping, for her to not even know and say fat, gay and this and that.”
These guys found the best way to scare off a Christian Pride protestor. They kissed.
Google warns that employees will be punished if they protest at Pride
LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls
Bullied librarian posts heartbreaking note before dying by suicide
Gay ex-college football player Brandon Davis to appear on MTV dating show
Outsports readers tuning in for Wednesday night’s premiere of MTV’s “Are You The One?” might notice a familiar face.
Former Louisiana Tech running back and Montana State rugby player Brandon Davis will appear on the MTV dating show, premiering June 26 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Davis shared his coming out story with Outsports in 2016 and has continued to live his life authentically.
Gay college wrestler Justice Horn wants to be Missouri’s governor one day
Gay wrestler Anthony Bowens crowned inaugural Battle Club Pro Franchise champion
GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser for Homophobic Rugby Player
Gay Rams cheerleader Quinton Peron is proud to be a trailblazer
AGT alum Brian Justin Crum: 'F**k you Donald Trump, you will not erase us'
America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum has a very special message for US President Donald Trump.
‘Fuck you Donald Trump,’ he exclusively told Gay Star News. ‘You will not erase us and you will not silence us.’
Crum then added: ‘My goals as a cisgender white male is to dive into my community and learn how I can be of better service to the queer people of color and trans community.
‘My heart is being pulled to activism and I just want to learn how I can be more of service,’ he said.
Gay Star News
Straight ‘Country Boy’ Cody Barlow Drove His Famous Rainbow Pickup Truck in Oklahoma City’s Pride Parade: PHOTOS
Straight ally Cody Barlow, who became internet-famous earlier this month after decorating his pickup truck in a rainbow flag to show that “not all country boys are bigots,” drove the truck in Oklahoma City’s Pride parade over the weekend. Photos of Barlow spreading joy sprang up on social media following the event.
The Right-Wing Is Weaponizing Gender Panic
The Trump Administration’s leaked gender memo, the recent transgender military ban, and the expansion of the global gag rule aren’t coincidences. They are part of a well-coordinated, funded global movement designed to control our communities by restricting the rights and bodily autonomy of women, LGBTQI communities, and people of color — eerily reminiscent of Reagan era oppressive tactics.
For LGBTQI communities, this kind of backlash is not new. At the height of the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administration demonized our communities, as did right-wing forces around the world, spreading the false notion of the "gay plague" and blaming men who have sex with men for the transmission of the HIV virus. LGBT people were denied equal access to healthcare, faced intense violence, were stigmatized, stripped of basic rights, and often forced into the shadows. But we fought back.
Today, we know the far-right are sewing those same seeds of paranoia, creating gender panic with the use of an intentionally ambiguous organizing framework termed "gender ideology"by some and "anti-gender ideology" by others. Originating in the 1990s, gender ideology is a construct that depicts efforts to expand rights for women, LGBTQI people, and people of color, as radical, dangerous, and elitist, arguing that we are a threat to traditional family values.
You don’t have to march at Pride to show your pride
I remember being squashed between a mass of people on one side and the glass window of a sushi restaurant on the other.
I remember grabbing a handful of rainbow flags and raising them above my head.
Then, I remember hearing the names of the fallen recited and repeated by a mournful crowd. I remember the London vigil for the Pulse shooting as if it was yesterday.
The events of that weekend shook me to the core and pushed me to make a commitment I’d been putting off for a while. I pledged to become a queer activist.
Gay Star News
From gay Nazis to “we’re here, we’re queer”: A century of arguing about gay pride
This month, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will join gay pride marches in cities big and small. In many cities, pride marches are controversial. In some—like Moscow—they are even banned. But for many people in North America, parts of Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere, attending the local pride march has become an unremarkable ritual of summer.
There are still good reasons to march. Few countries around the world have robust protections for gay and transgender rights. And pride marches, the LGBTQ political rallies that take the form of exuberant, outrageous parades, often meet hostile counterdemonstrators.
Integration or revolution? LGBTQ activists split over what Pride is all about
Cracker Barrel Tells Pastor His Church Is Not Welcome After Sermon Calling for Execution of Gay People
A Cracker Barrel restaurant in Tennessee turned away a pastor who preached anti-LGBT sermons, including that gay people should be executed by the government.
Grayson Fritts, a Tennessee pastor who is also a detective at the Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, was planning a meeting with his church group at the Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tenn. on June 29. When the chain found out, Cracker Barrel refused to host them, citing the restaurant’s “zero tolerance policy for discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort.”
Ecuador's highest court legalizes same-sex marriage
Ecuador's highest court has ruled to recognize same-sex marriage, marking a watershed moment for LGBTQ rights in the Catholic-majority country.
Judges on Quito's constitutional court ruled five-to-four on Wednesday to overhaul the country's laws, arguing that its current marriage legislation was discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should be allowed equal rights.
The four dissenting judges said that changes to the Ecuadorean constitution should be decided and approved by the government and not the court.
Ecuador's National Assembly will still be required to officially change the laws that define the institution of marriage. Constitutional lawyer Salim Zaidán told CNN, however, that Wednesday's verdict was binding and that same-sex couples would be able to marry as soon as the constitutional court notifies local government offices of their decision. The court has 10 days to do so.
Abortion rights are LGBTQ rights
‘My Little Pony’ To Introduce A Lesbian Couple This Weekend
LGBTQ+ Athletes Star in Powerful New Nike Film for Pride Month
Nike returns with a short film featuring several larger-than-life LGBTQ+ athletes for its BeTrue campaign during Pride month.
The film is a call to encourage athletes who dare to compete, whether or not they are on a level playing field with the other athletes in their sport. Professional athletes like WNBA star Sue Bird probably know a thing or two about the ways women are treated on and off the court, versus their male counterparts.
“For female athletes in a league that’s trying to grow in the U.S., the ‘rules’ we’re following are geared toward men,” Bird of the Seattle Storm, told Out on Wednesday. “So that might be the WNBA versus the NBA, and some of the ways they view us, or the standards they want to have. Things have always been done a certain way, and it’s never been thoughtful for different groups of people, so how can you succeed in that world?”
Gay Son Takes His Proud Dad to L.A. Pride
NYC park steps to become city’s largest Pride flag
Read Allen Ginsberg’s Annotations About the Early Years of the Gay Pride Parade
When the 1969 Stonewall Riots erupted in the Greenwich Village, Allen Ginsberg was elsewhere. But the legendary queer poet of the Beat Generation made his way downtown one day after the initial brawl that ricocheted from Christopher Street and across the country. Surveying the damage, Ginsberg recognized how Stonewall would change gay life by rendering undeniably visible the LGBTQ people of America. Discussing the riots, he is believed to have said, “You know, the guys there were so beautiful — they’ve lost that wounded look the [gay men] all had ten years ago.”
In 1984, Ginsberg took another chance to discuss the significance of the police raid. Speaking in the documentary Before Stonewall, his remarks were reflective and encompassing:
All of a sudden at the height of the anti-war movement, at the height of the black liberation movement, after the triumph of liberation of the word [the end of print censorship], all of a sudden the cops were in there again trying to bust some guys right in the center of Sheridan Square, the most bohemian traditional place in Greenwich Village!
Straight Oklahoma Ally Creates Anti-Bigot Pride Truck, Ends Homophobia
A straight man in Oklahoma became a viral queer ally after decorating his truck in honor of Pride month. Cody Barlow used colored duct tape to create a rainbow flag on the back of his truck, writing on Facebook that he’d “found a way to show my support for pride month” with the flag and using mailbox letters to write a message: “Not all country boys are bigots. Happy Pride month.”
“This is important to me, not only because I have family and friends that are LGBTQ+, but also because countless people have dealt with hatred and judgement simply for who they are, and/or who they love, for far too long,” wrote Barlow. “Obviously doing this isn’t going to change the minds of those who are intolerant, but hopefully it can help drown out the hatred with love.”
Vandals Target Gay High School Student’s Home with ‘Kill Yourself’ Graffiti, Forks, and Suicide Hotline ‘For-Sale’ Sign:
1 in 3 LGBTQ+ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide in the Past Year
White supremacist appears to urinate on an Israeli flag as nationalist group interrupts LGBT celebration in Detroit by tearing apart Pride flags and giving Nazi salutes
Gay man, 28, robbed, shot, and murdered in Atlanta, Georgia
HALSEY GIVES EMPOWERING SPEECH IN LONDON AFTER HOMOPHOBIC BUS ATTACK
Activists Call for Resignation of Mayor Who Posted About Killing Gays
Theater cancels shows after actors targeted in homophobic assault
Mom who won marriage equality now in a fight against 'religious freedom'
Texas school district donates cash from antigay church to local Pride festival
These famous people are committed to the cause.
The Academy Award-winning actress gave an impassioned speech while accepting the National Ally for Equality award at the 2018 Human Rights Campaign dinner. After taking time to acknowledge her privilege as a straight, white, cisgender person, Hathaway went on to say that "Authentic equality doesn't prioritize sexual orientation, it doesn't put any one race or gender at the center... What it does is centralize love. And when love is fully centralized, every door opens for everybody."
San Francisco’s Humane Policy of Hospitalizing the Homeless and Mentally Ill
They’re a vast improvement over California’s incoherent commitment policy.
The rapid decline of San Francisco is emblematic of the corrosion now typical in California’s once-glorious cities.
Needles, human waste, and litter are ubiquitous on the city’s streets. San Francisco’s homeless population has exploded; some estimate that as many as 10,000 people live on the street, a census larger than the entire population of almost 85 percent of American townships. City residents have been disturbed by the size and behavior of the homeless population, some of whom, according to the Associated Press, have made a habit of “dashing into traffic or screaming at strangers.”
Taraji Gives Emotional Testimony To Congress On Mental Health
Domestic abuse survivors 'more at risk of serious mental illness'
Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'
Desperation And Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students Or Lock Them In Rooms
Axe body spray defends LGBTQ pride on Twitter
You may remember the scent of Axe from some middle school dances and awkward teenage dates, but the popular body spray and wash brand made waves online for something entirely different: The brand came out in defense of Pride and LGBTQ rights in a Twitter exchange that went viral Wednesday.
The body spray's endorsement of LGBT rights comes after a Twitter joke that listed out possible candidates for Straight Pride parade floats, which was proposed to take place later this summer. A "giant AXE body spray" was first on the list.
"We’ll be at the parade that matters and this one isn’t it," tweeted Axe in response to that tweet.
Stonewall 50: Police refuse to protect Pride after violence in Georgia