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More than 800 people‚ mostly from the Lwandle community near Strand‚ have signed a petition against the release of a man accused of murdering Noxolo Xakeka‚ who was lesbian. Activist group Triangle Project handed in the petition at the Strand Magistrate's Court on Thursday where the 26-year-old ...
Others on the committee include gay Democratic activists Ron Collins, Everett Hamilton, Clark Ray, Martin Murray and John Lazar. Lesbian Democratic activist Claire Lucas, transgender activist Julius Agers and gay Democratic activist David Meadows, who works on Bonds' Council staff, are also on the ...

But gay activists “deliberately suppress all the ex-gay success stories while telling outright lies about electric shock and other methods that exist only in their imagination,” she said. The “Must Stay Gay” framing appears to have originated last week in an article by Michael Brown, another anti-LGBTQ activist ...
Executive Director of the Coalition Advocating for the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation Colin Robinson fears that Thursday's ruling by the High Court of a case filed LGBTQI rights activist Jason Jones challenging this country's buggery laws could lead to a backlash or embolden people to discriminate against ...
With a headline that read “The Last Frontier for Gay Rights: A powerful liberal activist, a rural conservative town and a debate that won't end,” it's about a ... There were rumors that the school would have “transgender restrooms,” or that a “homosexual-based curriculum” would be used in health and physical ...
Recent hit pieces produced by Church Militant, a Detroit-area right-wing Catholic news site, have labeled Schutte an “active homosexual,” dishing out slams ... Martin, too, has been the subject of this type of attack because he advocates for the Catholic Church to embrace gay and lesbian people of faith.

Hosts are careful with their language, so as not to be seen as promoting homosexual activity. Nobody comes out on air. Common topics include the science behind homosexuality and the treatment of gay people. “We're in 2018 and the Arab street is still homophobic!” said a host recently. “They still use the ...
–Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera, pointing to the plot of the movie Love, Simon as an example of Hollywood's attempt to “propagandize” and normalize ... “gay male diseases,” and that mental diseases and suicidal ideation are higher among the LGBTQ population because “homosexual behavior is a ...
As a gay rights, now neighborhood, activist, I hoped that the participation of gays inside the government would be a vast improvement. We'd be more compassionate, democratic, and inclusive, based upon our own history of marginalization and oppression. Unfortunately, we've seeing gay politicians can be ...
Yet the reversal sparked fears for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists that it may reverberate far beyond Bermuda and set a dangerous precedent for a gay rights rollback after years of gains across the Western world. “This could open the door to undo marriage equality elsewhere,” said ...
In a related development, two more gay candidates are expected to be on the ballot in the June 19 Democratic primary. Gay Democrat and longtime Ward 8 civic activist Phil Pannell is running for an at-large seat on the D.C. Democratic State Committee. Gay Democratic activist John Fanning is running for a ...
The president introduced Wicker and videotaped the speech. He talked about his friends Johnson and Rivera, but he also went further back in time. “I joined the gay movement in 1958,” he announced. “In 1958, there were not as many activists in the LGBT movement as there are people in this room tonight.
During his 60-year career as an activist, organizer and "troublemaker," Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American civil rights movement. A film about his work, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," illuminates the life of the visionary activist and strategist who has ...
LGBT activists want Amazon to reject bids for its second headquarters from cities located in states without civil right protections. Urging employers, like Amazon, to boycott and sidestep states and regions wholesale, is flawed at best and risky and harmful at worst. Welcoming more forward-thinking ...
An 'ex-gay' advocate spoke to students at Harvard University last week – despite angry protests. Evangelical campaigner Jackie Hill Perry claims to have been “saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin”, and regularly appears in Christian media to promote the discredited idea that people can be 'converted' ...
The Communities' House for Pride and Tolerance is almost filled to capacity, as activists and supporters of the local gay community swarm in. On an outdoor veranda, young activists listen devotedly as Ruti Litwin, 71, a veteran lesbian activist, greets the crowds. “Looking around me here, at all the ...
Around the world the rainbow flag flies high as the most recognisable symbol representing gay pride, but this was not always the case. It also did not always look the way it appears now. Nick Henderson is the curator and archivist at the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Melbourne. He said there had ...

An 'ex-gay' advocate spoke to students at Harvard University last week – despite angry protests. Evangelical campaigner Jackie Hill Perry claims to have been “saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin”, and regularly appears in Christian media to promote the discredited idea that people can be 'converted' ...
You have played southern US rednecks, transgender intelligence agents, gay rights activists, nerdy friends with glasses. Which is the real Damon? Ha, I'm probably closest to the nerd with glasses, to be honest. I'm not quite as dumb as the redneck, I'm not as smart as the intelligence agent and I'm nowhere ...
On Friday, poet, rapper, and ex-gay activist Jackie Hill Perry spoke at Harvard University. On her website, Hill Perry says that she was “saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin” and is now “compelled to share the light of the gospel truth through poems.” In a 2013 blog post, she said that she has felt attracted ...
Rustin was gay. His arrests for "perversion"—along with his refusal to apologize for loving men—made many Civil Rights leaders view him as a liability. While King and others became the public icons of the movement, Rustin was moved to the back, his influential essays published under a pseudonym, his ...
The petition notes Combs' fight against the LGBT community in Jackson over the years - including his opposition to Jackson High School's Gay-Straight Alliance and the city's non-discrimination ordinance. The Jackson LGBT community was alarmed by Combs' appointment, Landrum said. "It's an economic ...
Hahn—who had never denied that he was gay but had never made a public announcement about it—was outed in 1991 when organizers of the West Hollywood's annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade told the crowd that Hahn was "the senior-most elected openly gay official in Los Angeles," making Hahn ...
Speaking at the protest, queer activist Lini Zurlia said it was the first in a series of protests against the revisions; the next one is planned for ... out of political interest, as is the case with Indonesia's current sociopolitical going-ons,” said Fajar Zakhri, a 26-year-old gay man who attended the protest today.
A leading Malaysian newspaper has published a list of pointers for identifying potential gay and lesbian people, drawing anger from activists who said lives ... Arwind Kumar, an activist and one of Malaysia's biggest social media stars, lashed out at the Sinar Harian article, saying it could “take away lives”.
But as the investigation has grown, so, too, has anger among gay activists in Toronto, Canada's largest city, who accuse the authorities of neglect in ... The distrust has persisted despite efforts by the police to increase the number of gay and lesbian police officers and the issuance of an official apology, ...
Activists have raised concerns that, if approved, the new rules could violate basic rights and be misused to target minorities. ... raised the issue with President Joko Widodo during a three-day visit to the world's largest Muslim-majority country, where hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ...
Activists from the fight for gay and lesbian rights in Fort Lauderdale got together again to relive tender moments, difficult journeys and well-earned victories. Presented by the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, the activists sat for a taping of the South Florida LGBT Rights Oral History Project.
Gay-rights activists and some state lawmakers said they were shocked by one of Gov. Rick Snyder's appointments to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission last week — a minister who opposes same-sex marriage. Bishop Ira Combs Jr., — who heads the Greater Bible Way Temple in Jackson and was ...
GLAAD reports a drop of 3 to 4 percent drop in people's reported “comfort levels” with several scenarios, such as learning a family member is gay. ... Reasonably, before 2015, when transgender activists began demanding access to sex-segregated private spaces based solely on how they identify, ...
Jamaica has banned a Holocaust-denying pastor from Arizona who has called for gay people to be stoned death, after outcry from activists on the island. Steven Anderson, from the Faithful World Baptist Church in Tempe, said he was about to board a flight to Kingston when he was informed he would not ...
Sara Elkas, who built and sustained many community organisations, became active in Melbourne's thriving lesbian-feminist scene of the early 1980s, and took pride in her identity as a Jewish ... Sara performed in all POW shows from 1995 to 2006, including performing at the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney.
Back in 2012, commemorating their 10th wedding anniversary, devout Mormon couple Josh and Laurel “Lolly” Weed made headlines when they revealed a big family secret: Josh was a gay man. “I am gay, I am Mormon, I am married to a woman,” Josh announced on his blog. “I am happy every single day.
Ramzan Kadyrov arrived in the Caucasus mountains to rows of people applauding him furiously. The leader of Chechnya had come for the official opening of the republic's first ski resort. As he's notoriously hard to get near to, that's where I'd come too - to question him on his human rights record.
It's hard to imagine a time when Sir Ian McKellen was still in the closet. Some may know the celebrated 78-year-old actor best as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films and Magneto in the X-Men franchise, but he's also an outspoken activist who has played an integral part in advancing LGBT rights in the ...
Never mind that according to the best studies—the ones that even transgender activists themselves cite—80 to 95 percent of children with gender dysphoria will come to identify with and embrace their bodily sex. Never mind that 41 percent of people who identify as transgender will attempt suicide at some ...
"The Trump/Pence administration took office a year ago this week, and the attacks on women's rights, immigrants' rights, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals have been incessant. Part of our work as advocates is to pressure our elected officials to act on our behalf and hold them ...
Minerd has been an outspoken advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, serving as vice president for Equality Springfield. He's pushed the city to add sexual orientation to its local anti-discrimination ordinances. It's needed now, he said. The current ordinance prohibits ...
“I think Guy Benson has become, I would say, one of the top—the most dangerous from a pro-family conservative perspective—one of the most dangerous gay activists in the United States,” LaBarbera said. Mefferd added, “When you have a homosexual activist who's part of the Democratic Party and is out ...
An arrest in two alleged murders in the Village has “brought a huge sense of relief” in the community. “There has been a lot of anxiety,” said gay activist Rev. Brent Hawkes. On Thursday, police announced they have charged a 66-year-old Bruce McArthur with first degree murder in the murders of Andrew ...
While religion was a popular topic in gay and lesbian magazines in the 1950s and '60s, it was almost always Christianity being discussed, and usually with ... The existence of the Tretter Collection does not just mean the preservation of LGBTQ history; it also provides a space for scholars, activists, and ...
Vice President Mike Pence arrived for a holiday stay at his Aspen, Colorado, home this week and was greeted by a colorful rainbow banner that read: “Make America Gay Again,” The Washington Post reported. In an email to the Aspen Times, a neighbor's daughter and her friend admitted to hanging the ...
(CHICAGO) — Starting in January, Illinois will bar a rare criminal defense allowing the use of a victim's sexual orientation as justification for violent crime, a ban gay rights advocates say they will attempt to replicate in about half a dozen states next year. Defense attorneys will no longer be able to mount the ...
British LGBT Awards: Shortlist of leading gay activists, celebrities and their allies announced ... Among the nominees is the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who has been shortlisted for the International Ally award, while the transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox has been nominated for ...
Just a month after Indonesia's Constitutional Court rejected a petition to ban gay and extramarital sex, the country's parliament seems poised to pass a sweeping set of revisions to the nation's criminal code that would criminalize extramarital and gay sex. Civil society and activists are extremely concerned.
Anthony Scaramucci says T-Mobile has his politics all wrong ... Exhibit A -- he's a gay rights activist. We got the former White House Communications Director at LAX Thursday and asked him about the nixed deal from the mobile carrier. TMZ broke the story ... T-Mobile offered the Mooch a mid 6-figure deal ...
But one group of gay activists is pressuring the company to avoid some of the locations that made the cut. The tech behemoth, currently headquartered in Seattle, launched a public search for the site of its second headquarters, or HQ2, last year. It said it would spend $5 billion on constructing the new ...
Activists believe the proposal to amend several articles of the Indonesian Criminal Code (KUHP) is aimed at persecuting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The petition was filed by Love ... The group wanted the law to consider homosexual sex as rape. It also wanted to include ...
Gay rights activists have emerged from the shadows in Tunisia since the revolution in 2011, but their position remains precarious in Tunisia's ... The outlet — set up by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights group Shams — aims to tackle deep-rooted hostility in the North African state, where ...
Remarkably, both cases will resolve clashes between gay rights and claims of conscience in the context of confections. The case from Belfast concerns Gareth Lee, a gay rights activist in Northern Ireland, where same-sex marriage is not legal. In 2014, he sought to buy a cake from Ashers Baking Company.



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