Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people

The annual number of anti-LGBTQ bills filed has skyrocketed over the past several years, from 41 bills in 2018 to 238 bills in less than three months of 2022. State lawmakers have proposed a record 238 bills that would limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans this year — or more than three per day —Continue reading “Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people”

Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools

The Florida Senate Education Committee passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would bar school districts from encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity. The Parental Rights in Education bill, commonly referred to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its critics, would apply to such topics in primary grade levels, as well asContinue reading “Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools”

Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection

Greg Abbott’s primary opponent said it’s “offensive to see Greg Abbott use our tax dollars to advocate for transgender ideology,” because a state website linked an LGBTQ suicide hotline. It was promptly removed. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) quietly removed information intended to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicide from one ofContinue reading “Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection”

Republican Judge Dies by Suicide Before FBI Could Arrest Him for Allegedly Using Hidden Camera to Sexually Exploit Children

A Maryland man and now-former judge killed himself just as FBI agents were closing in on him outside his home on Friday morning. Jonathan G. Newell, 50, was wanted on suspicion of sexually exploiting several children. On Thursday, federal charges were filed against him in Maryland. The next day, Newell was found dead. “This morningContinue reading “Republican Judge Dies by Suicide Before FBI Could Arrest Him for Allegedly Using Hidden Camera to Sexually Exploit Children”

Japan investigates subway death, media says involved Olympic official

Tokyo police said they are investigating a deadly incident on the city’s subway, which media reports said involved a senior official at the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC). Private broadcaster Nippon Television, citing metropolitan police sources, identified the person as someone who worked in the JOC’s accounting department and said his death was being treated asContinue reading “Japan investigates subway death, media says involved Olympic official”

‘Sweep bullying under the rug’ no more: Child’s death set to bring changes to Cincinnati schools, could be a lesson for other cities

A wide-ranging settlement proposal in a bullying case that led to the death of an 8-year-old boy could provide a blueprint for combating bullying in schools. Ross Ellis, founder of the nonprofit advocacy group STOMP Out Bullying, said that for any plan to work, the school district – in this case Cincinnati Public Schools, CPS – mustContinue reading “‘Sweep bullying under the rug’ no more: Child’s death set to bring changes to Cincinnati schools, could be a lesson for other cities”

Teenage suicide sparks deadly uprising in southwest Colombia

The suicide of a 17-year-old girl who accused police of sexual abuse sparked an uprising in southwest Colombia that left at least one person dead, 35 injured and the local police jail destroyed. The news of the suicide of the ICT student dropped a bomb on Colombia and turned anti-government protests into a violent uprisingContinue reading “Teenage suicide sparks deadly uprising in southwest Colombia”

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