The first minor has been found guilty of Russia’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws.
Maxim Neverov was found guilty of ‘propaganda of homosexuality among minors’ despite being only 16-years-old himself. The teenager from Biysk was fined 50,000 rubles on 7 August for publishing photos on social network site Vkontakte.
A Las Vegas pool party kicked out a gay man for his choice of swimwear on Sunday (5 August).
Chris Donohoe took to Facebook on Monday (6 August) to post a video about the incident at the Encore Beach Club.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden today announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at helping LGBTI youth.
The U.S. Supreme Court may be deciding whether existing civil rights law covers antigay discrimination.
Altitude Express filed a petition Tuesday for the Supreme Court to hear the case. It argues that expanding the law to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation should be done by legislators, not the judiciary. It also contends that such discrimination does not amount to discrimination based on gender stereotyping, which some courts have ruled is a type of sex discrimination.
A judicial candidate in Florida who has written on social media that gay people are going to hell and that “Muslims are deranged” claims he can be fair to these groups and everyone else if elected to a judgeship.
Donald McBath, a family law attorney in the Tampa Bay area, is running for a judgeship in Florida’s Sixth Circuit, covering Pinellas and Pasco counties, on the Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay Times reports. In February, he wrote on Facebook, “If the homosexual continues committing that sin of sodomy, his soul faces ETERNAL damnation. Abstain, if you really have that mental illness. It’s not love.” Last year, he had written on Twitter, “Muslims are deranged!!!!” and “Never trust a Muslim.”
Soccer fans cast a pall over what was supposed to be a celebratory event when they continually chanted the homophobic “puto” (a slur against gay men) throughout the L.A. Galaxy’s match against FC Dallas on Wednesday’s Pride Night at Los Angeles’s StubHub Stadium, according to Outsports.
One president proclaims June as LGBT Pride Month and celebrates it with receptions at the White House. His successor ignores it, for the second year in a row.
The first president is, of course, Barack Obama, who recognized Pride Month in each of his eight years in office. His successor, Donald Trump, has once again issued several proclamations for June, but not one for Pride.
Despite the fact that hate crimes have doubled since Russia implemented its “gay propaganda” law in 2013, LGBT people attending the World Cup, which kicks off there June 14 and runs through mid-July, will be met with a warm welcome, even allowing attendees to put their LGBT pride on display, according to the country’s World Cup organizing committee, the Associated Press reports.