Tag: LGBTQ

EU stops funding to six towns that declare themselves ‘LGBT-free zones’

Following the announcement on Thursday, the European Commission said the EU stood for the equality of all its people. “EU values and fundamental rights must be respected by Member States and state authorities,” European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, wrote on Twitter. “This is why six town-twinning applications involving Polish authorities that adopted ‘LGBTI free […]

ACLU Sues Catholic Hospital for Not Performing Transgender Surgery

A transgender individual whose hysterectomy surgery was canceled by a Catholic hospital due to religious objections sued the medical institution last week, alleging discrimination and violations of constitutionally protected rights. Jesse Hammons, who was born female but identifies as male, was scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy in January. Yet one week prior to the surgery, […]

Poland will not let EU ‘force’ it into allowing gay marriages, says justice minister

Poland’s justice minister said on Monday the European Union may be in a position to force Warsaw to legalize gay marriage if EU leaders make financial aid conditional on upholding democratic norms, and warned that this was unacceptable. At talks in Brussels on the next EU budget and an economic recovery plan, some leaders have […]

Buried Detail in SCOTUS Workplace Bias Ruling Puts LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom on Collision Course

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling extending workplace discrimination protection to cover sexual orientation and gender identity was cheered by LGBTQ people and allies. Indeed, the June 15 decision represents a big win in the fight for LGBTQ equality. But buried towards the end of a 33-page majority opinion written by conservative stalwart Justice Neil Gorsuch […]

Supreme Court rules gay, lesbian and transgender workers protected from job discrimination

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because […]

Mom Pulls Children From School Over LGBT Adult “Hangout”

An outraged California mother announced on Facebook that she would be pulling her children from public school after receiving an email advertising an online “LGBTQ+ Safe Space Web Hangout” for “LGBTQ+youth ages 13-25.” According to the advertisement, which was e-mailed to middle-school children by government schools in California’s Gilroy and Morgan Hill school district, this […]

America’s First Gay Spy Chief Makes LGBT Radicalism First Priority

Richard Grenell never worked for Barack Obama — but he’s using tactics near and dear to that administration’s foreign policy. The acting director of national intelligence has decided that it’s time for America to stop sharing information with countries who aren’t as pro-LGBT as he is — a view that’s eerily similar to Hillary Clinton’s […]

U.N. report promotes abortion, LGBT ‘rights’ over human rights

Billions of people around the world exercised their religious freedom during Holy Week, but a new United Nations report threatens to undermine both this freedom and women’s rights. The report of Ahmed Shaheed, the U.N. expert responsible for protecting religious freedom, advances a “progressive” agenda of abortion and new “rights” based on membership in sexual […]

Georgia Republican introduces bill to make child transgender surgeries, drugs illegal

Georgia Republican State Representative Ginny Ehrhart introduced a bill in the Georgia House of Representatives last week that would ban health care professionals from performing transgender surgeries on children. The bill specifies criminal penalties for medical professionals who perform surgeries such as mastectomies, vaginoplasties, castration, penectomies, etc. “for the purpose of attempting to affirm the […]

Alabama Senate passes ban on puberty blockers, hormones, surgeries used to gender-transition youth

The Alabama Senate passed a bill barring the experimental medicalized gender-transition of youth, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and body-altering surgeries. Following a successful committee vote last week, the state senate passed legislation criminalizing the act of prescribing opposite sex hormones and drugs used to arrest puberty to youth under the age of 19, AL.com […]