GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle”

Montana Sen. Theresa Manzella said LGBTQ people “play the protected class card” when they get beat up for holding hands in public. A Republican lawmaker in Montana said that LGBTQ people who get beat up for holding hands in public are receiving the “normal consequences associated with the choices they made” and said that LGBTQContinue reading “GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle””

Neo-Nazi march against LGBTQ+ community in Madrid raises alarm over growing homophobia

Regional prosecutors have launched an investigation into potential hate crimes while politicians have criticized premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso for downplaying the problem A neo-Nazi march in Madrid has created concern over the rise of homophobia in Spain. Around 200 people gathered on Saturday in the gay-friendly neighborhood of Chueca, known as the center of Spain’s annual PrideContinue reading “Neo-Nazi march against LGBTQ+ community in Madrid raises alarm over growing homophobia”

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country’s LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of Kyiv, some carrying banners reading “Fight for right!” Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, includingContinue reading “Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety”

Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’

Missouri teacher John Wallis resigned after he was threatened with termination for displaying a pride flag in his classroom. A parent complained about Wallis, saying he “would potentially teach their child to be gay,” NBC News reported. After resigning, Wallis filed a civil rights complaint for employment discrimination. A Missouri teacher resigned from his jobContinue reading “Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’”

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Hungarian law on LGBTQ issues triggers conflict with EU PM Orban portrays law as fight to protect Christian values Rally organisers say law seeks to intimidate LGBTQ people U.S., British, German, other embassies back Pride Festival Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against aContinue reading “Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law”

Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home

Alexander Lashkarava was one of several dozen journalists attacked by the mob last Monday  The pride march was cancelled before going ahead Police are investigating Lashkarava’s death Rallies have been held in Georgia after the death of a journalist who was bashed by a homophobic mob that was protesting against a pride march. Cameraman Alexander LashkaravaContinue reading “Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home”

German stadiums to display rainbow colours during Hungary match in defiance of UEFA ban

German stadiums will display rainbow colours during the country’s match against Hungary at the European Championship on Wednesday after UEFA rejected host city Munich’s plan to do the same. Clubs in Berlin, Wolfsburg, Augsburg, Frankfurt and Cologne said they would light up their venues during the final group game. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter also saidContinue reading “German stadiums to display rainbow colours during Hungary match in defiance of UEFA ban”

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