LGBT News

Dating App Launches For “LGBTQ+ Christians”

Religion News Service reports: Adam Evers created the app he’d been longing for. As a gay Christian, he felt caught between two worlds. In LGBTQ spaces, his faith was often an obstacle, because so many in the community have been hurt by churches that believe same-sex relationships contradict Scripture. So on Thursday (June 3), Evers launched believr, an app that …

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Pentagon To Keep Ban On All Non-US Flags On Bases

The Hill reports: “After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “There won’t be an exception made this month for the Pride flag.” Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper last year implemented a broad flag policy intended to target the …

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Jerusalem Pride Takes Place Under Heavy Security

The Times Of Israel reports: Chanting for equality and holding aloft brightly painted signs supporting LGBT rights, some 7,500 people marched in Jerusalem’s annual pride parade Thursday evening. Over 3,000 police officers secured the highly charged event, six years after a deadly attack on participants. The event demanding LGBT equality began with a ceremonial prayer for Shira Banki, who was …

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Chasten Buttigieg Roasts RNC Chair For Pride Tweet

The Hill reports: Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday took a shot at the head of the Republican National Committee over the party’s platform relating to LGBTQ rights. Buttigieg, who is married to the first openly gay man to be confirmed by the Senate to serve as a member of a president’s Cabinet, responded to …

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TX Man Guilty Of Federal Hate Crimes, Faces 26 Years

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Texas man pleaded guilty yesterday to federal hate crime charges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. According to court documents, Daniel Jenkins, 22, of Dallas, pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal hate crime and two other charges in connection with his involvement in a scheme to target …

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Victim In Anti-Gay Hotel Pool Incident Speaks Out

Sacramento’s CBS News affiliate reports: A relaxing day at the pool took an ugly turn. A heated argument caught on camera started when two women claim they were harassed for kissing each other at the Kimpton Sawyer pool. Domonique Veasley tells me the encounter took her by surprise. She believes if she were straight, this wouldn’t have happened. “This is …

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Montana Man Faces Life On Hate Crime Charge After Shooting Into Home To “Get Rid Of Lesbians And Gays”

Via press release from the Justice Department: A federal grand jury in Billings, Montana, returned an indictment on May 20 charging a Montana man with hate crime and firearm violations for allegedly firing a gun into an individual’s house and threatening the individual with violent, homophobic slurs. According to court documents, John Russell Howald, 44, of Basin, is charged with …

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DeSantis Vetoes Funding For LGBTQ Youth Homeless Shelter And Counseling For Pulse Massacre Survivors

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Just days from the five-year remembrance of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed $150,000 in state funds that would have provided counseling for survivors — despite a budget that has $9.5 billion in reserves.  And in what advocates describe as “war” on LGBTQ+ Floridians, the governor also eliminated $750,000 approved by …

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SF Giants To Be First MLB Team To Wear Pride Colors

Changing America reports: The San Francisco Giants will quite literally be wearing their pride on their sleeves this weekend, becoming the first MLB team to incorporate LGBTQ Pride colors into their on-field uniforms. In honor of Pride month, the team announced that players would sport an SF logo Pride Patch on the right sleeve of their home jersey as well …

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Pentagon Reviews Policy On Flags At Military Bases

CNN reports: The Pentagon is reviewing a policy instituted last year that limits which flags can be displayed at military bases. The review comes as Pride Month is being celebrated throughout June. If changes are made to the current policy it could open the door to allowing the rainbow Pride flag to be displayed. But a senior defense official strongly …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Karens Shouted Out Of Hotel Pool After Screaming About Two Black Women Kissing Each Other

Raw Story reports: A Sacramento hotel was the scene of a homophobic incident when a group of people witnessed two women kissing and flipped out. The Black Bay Area Instagram account showed the white women losing their minds while queer Black women were kissing. They insisted they weren’t racist, just homophobic, mentioning there were children present. Judging by the end …

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GOP Utah Gov Is State’s First To Recognize Pride Month, Salt Lake City Mayor Raises Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate: On Monday, Governor Spencer Cox issued an order declaring June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah. “We must encourage relevant and vital conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members,” Gov. Cox says in the declaration. “We can strengthen resilience in the …

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Boat Sinks In Flames After Passengers Harass LGBTQ Family For Flying Rainbow Flag From Their Own Boat

The New York Post reports: If karma is real, here’s evidence. A boat full of bigots swarmed an LGBTQ family on the water — just before the bigots’ vessel exploded and was “charred to a crisp,” according to one of the victims of their harassment. The passenger also shared footage showing the mayhem as it unfolded. Over 4.8 million have …

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Christian Billionaires Are Funding Anti-Equality Act Push

The Daily Beast reports: The National Christian Charitable Foundation (NCF), the nation’s sixth-largest charity and one of the biggest bankrollers of organizations currently on the front lines in the fight against the Equality Act. The NCF’s list of high-dollar donors include some of the country’s richest and most powerful families. Among them: Betsy DeVos’ eponymous family foundation, as well as …

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DNC Marks Pride Month: “There’s Still Work Ahead”

From the Democratic National Committee: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement in celebration of Pride Month. This Pride Month, we must not only recognize our roles as allies to the LGBTQ community but reassert our commitment to being advocates for equality. Just four months into his tenure, President Biden has strongly demonstrated …

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President Biden Issues 2021 Pride Month Proclamation

Just in via press release from the White House: Today, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, marking a time a time of hope, progress, and promise for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country. After four years of relentless attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken historic actions …

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Alleged Ex-Gays Lobby Congress Against Equality Act

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Whether it’s a ban on counseling choice, the elimination of a free market for faith-based organizations, or granting privileges to transgender women above biological women, Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) legislation politicizes sexuality and reduces freedoms. Codifying LGBTQ identity as immutable through legislation denies that sexuality is fluid and will never resolve the confusion …

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Namibia To Consider Legalizing Homosexuality

Reuters reports: Namibia could soon scrap a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex between men, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation “outdated and discriminatory”. The law is rarely enforced in the Southern African country and is among several dozen laws that the government will consider abolishing following recommendations by a reform commission. “The LGBTQI community are human …

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“Rugrats” Reboot Features Lesbian Mom Character

The Christian Post reports: The reboot of a children’s cartoon series will feature a lesbian single mom, making it one of several modern interpretations of children’s shows making overtures to the LGBT community. “Rugrats,” a children’s cartoon which aired on Nickelodeon for more than a decade before concluding in 2004, was relaunched Thursday in the form of a new series …

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Russia Warns Disney On “Anti-Family” Gay Short Film

Reuters reports: Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday warned Walt Disney Co against distributing content it said was harmful to children in Russia with its release of a short film, “Out”, which features a gay main character. Roskomnadzor said it had sent a letter to Disney noting that it was against Russian law to distribute information which “denies family values …

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