LGBT News

Gay Four-Time Olympian Tom Daley Wins The Gold

ESPN reports: Team Great Britain’s Tom Daley and Matty Lee won gold with a score of 471.81 in the men’s synchronised diving on Monday at Tokyo 2020. The pair beat off strong competition from defending champions China and pushed the British duo to the very last round. It was a narrow victory for Lee and Daley who beat Cao Yuan …

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Thousands March Against Orban At Budapest Pride, US And European Embassies Show Up To Support [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Thousands of Hungarians have joined the annual Budapest Pride march to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values from western liberalism, stoking tensions …

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Ghana Bill Proposes 10 Year Prison Sentence For LGBTs

The Guardian reports: Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or offer social or medical support, in one of the most draconian and sweeping anti-gay laws proposed around the world. Support for intersex people would also …

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Chilean Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: The Chilean Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. The vote took place less than a month after President Sebastián Piñera announced he supports marriage equality and urged lawmakers in the South American country to quickly act on the issue. The bill now goes to the …

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Hate Groups Seek To Block LGBT Rights In AL Capital

The Alabama Reporter reports: The conservative Alabama Center for Law and Liberty on Monday sent a letter on behalf of itself and six allied organizations urging that the Montgomery City Council to reject a proposed ordinance that they say would require Christians to violate their religious beliefs or face fines under certain circumstances. The proposed ordinance would make sexual orientation …

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Hungarian PM Plans Referendum On LGBTQ Rights

Radio Free Europe reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced plans for a referendum on child-protection issues to gauge support for controversial legislation that the European Union and activists see as discriminatory to LGBT people. In a Facebook video posted on July 21, Orban accused the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, of abusing its powers in challenging Hungary’s …

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Woman Ejected From Flight In Anti-Gay Tirade [VIDEO]

The Dallas Morning News reports: A woman making homophobic remarks was apparently removed from a flight bound for DFW International Airport, according to a video posted to YouTube Monday. The 46-second video, made of two screen-recorded Snapchat videos, shows a woman following the rest of her travel party through the aisle with her mask around her chin while arguing with …

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GA Police Arrest Three After Video Showed Abuse Of Boy And The Word “Gay” Being Shaved Into His Hair

Atlanta’s Fox News affiliate reports: Police said they have arrested three people almost a month after a disturbing social media post was brought to investigator’s attention. Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 18, Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, 19, and Brittney Monique Mills, 35, were all charged with cruelty to children. Investigators said the video which was posted in June shows a young man with …

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Dem MN Gov Restricts Ex-Gay Torture Of Minors, GOP Senate Leader Sent Own Child To Marcus Bachmann

The Minnesota Reformer reports: During a ceremonial signing on Thursday morning, DFL Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order that will restrict so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, bypassing lawmakers in the GOP-led Senate who have blocked legislation to end the practice. The executive order is not as comprehensive as a previous DFL effort in the Legislature to outright ban the …

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Methodists Seize Assets Of Anti-Gay GA Megachurch

The Roys Report reports: The United Methodist Church has seized the assets of a large congregation in Georgia whose pastor maintained a conservative stance on homosexuality and objected to being reassigned within the denomination. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, has about 8,000 members and is one of the largest congregations in the North Georgia …

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Texas Senate Approves Two Anti-Trans Youth Bills

The Texas Tribune reports: Senate Republicans passed two bills on Wednesday that would restrict transgender student athletes from participating on sports teams that do not correspond with their sex assigned at birth. The legislation received overwhelming Republican support, and it’s one of 11 priorities on Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda. Now, however, it is in limbo because there are …

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US Calls For Prosecutions In Fatal Attack On Tbilisi Pride

Reuters reports: The State Department on Tuesday called for calm in the republic of Georgia after the death of a cameraman beaten up during violence against LGBT activists and said those who attacked peaceful protesters and journalists should be prosecuted. State Department spokesman Ned Price told a regular news briefing that Washington was following the situation in Georgia and was …

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GOP New Jersey Gov Nominee Vows To Roll Back LGBT Curriculum: We’re Not Teaching Sodomy To 6th Graders

Gothamist reports: The Republican nominee for governor in New Jersey, Jack Ciattarelli, is vowing to roll back school curricula that centers LGTBQ inclusivity, falsely claiming that “sexual orientation” is being taught to kindergarteners and sixth graders are learning “sodomy.” The comments, made during a campaign stop at a gun range last month according to a video obtained by Gothamist/WNYC, were …

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Journalist Dies After Beating At Tbilisi Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Several thousand people protested in front of the Georgian parliament on Sunday evening, demanding that the ex-Soviet nation’s prime minister resign over the death of a journalist who was attacked and beaten by anti-LGBT protesters. Cameraman Alexander Lashkarava was found dead in his home by his mother earlier Sunday, according to the TV Pirveli channel he …

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Wyoming Bar Sells “Shoot Fuck’n Faggots” Shirt

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: The discovery that a Cheyenne bar was selling a violent, homophobic T-shirt drew a strong rebuke Monday from community and state leaders. Wyoming Equality, a prominent LGBTQ rights group, released a statement Monday afternoon calling attention to bar, which it did not identify out of fear that doing so may bring more business to the establishment. …

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Boston Pride Dissolves Amid Inclusion Criticisms

The Boston Globe reports: Boston Pride, the organization that for decades has organized the city’s annual LGBTQ parade, is dissolving amid a controversy over inclusion, the group’s board of directors said. The announcement, posted to the organization’s website Friday afternoon, came one month after Pride board president Linda DeMarco said she would resign this summer in response to complaints that …

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Court Blocks TN Law On Anti-Trans Warning Signs

Via press release from the ACLU: A federal judge today blocked a new law in Tennessee that required businesses and other entities that allow transgender people to use the public restroom that matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of business owners Kye Sayers and Bob Bernstein who object to the …

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Activists Cry Foul In Michigan LGBT Rights Ballot Drive

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan elections bureau has determined that organizers of a ballot drive to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people failed to collect enough valid voter signatures. Fair and Equal Michigan gathered nearly 299,000 signatures, short of the roughly 340,000 needed, according to a report released Thursday. “The Bureau of Elections threw out thousands of signatures that are …

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Fourth Suspect Charged In Murder Of Spanish Gay Man

El Pais reports: Spanish police have arrested a fourth individual in connection with the deadly beating of a young man by a group of at least seven people in the northwestern city of A Coruña last Saturday. The suspect is a man in his early twenties who is friends with the three people – two men and a woman – …

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Extremists Rain Death Threats Down On SF Gay Chorus Over Satirical Song About “Converting Children” [Video]

The Bay Area Reporter reports: The office of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is closed “out of an abundance of caution” after members started receiving a barrage of negative messages, including death threats, in response to a mischaracterization of a song the group posted to YouTube, its executive director said Thursday. Chris Verdugo, a gay man who is the …

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