Tag: LGBTQ

Kansas Board of Education Votes to Ignore Obama’s Transgender Directive

The Kansas Board of Education has voted unanimously to ignore the Obama administration’s policy that students should be permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of their biological sex, and to allow the individual school districts to decide how to proceed. The school board contends it is vital that policies such as these […]

HPD investigating threat aimed at Pride parade

The Houston Police Department is investigating a threat made to the upcoming Pride parade, scheduled for June 25 in downtown Houston. The tweet, from the now-deleted account crehgdu123, reads: “There will be a massive shooting at the pride parade in Houston, Texas.” HPD spokesman John Cannon said police are aware of the tweet and are […]

Dove Soap Father’s Day Ad Features Two Gay Dads

Dove soap company released an uplifting Father’s Day ad on Monday that shows two dads kissing and rocking an infant to sleep.   The one-minute ad titled, “Caring Makes My Dad, My Hero,” depicts a montage of high-flying father-daughter, father-son moments caught on camera.   Various messages meant to describe dads flash on the screen. “The […]

Thirty-year Christian Worker Fired After Opposing “Gay Marriage”

By all accounts, Charles Rhoads, Jr. was an excellent worker. After 30-plus years of employment at SPX Flow Technology’s site in Rochester, New York, he was an experienced man who’d been promoted and enjoyed excellent performance reviews. But that didn’t stop SPX from unceremoniously firing him last year — after he expressed opposition to faux […]

Congressman Who Read Anti-Gay Bible Verse Prays for Orlando Victims’ Loved Ones

The Georgia congressman who last month read a Bible verse to the House Republican Conference calling for the death of homosexuals stands by his actions, without regrets. But he told CQ that he and his wife are praying for the loved ones of those killed in a mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, […]

Now boys can wear skirts to school – as new ‘gender neutral’ uniforms introduced

Eighty state schools are allowing boys to wear skirts and girls to wear trousers under new government-funded “gender neutral” uniform policies.   The schools have either dropped references to girls and boys in their dress codes or have rewritten their uniform policy to say that pupils as young as five can dress in the uniform in […]

FBI to investigate if Orlando gunman’s sexuality was a motive in shooting

The FBI has told members of the LGBT community it will pursue accounts that the Orlando nightclub shooter was partially motivated by internal conflict over his own sexuality, the Guardian has learned.   A conference call held late on Monday pulled together representatives from the FBI and departments of justice and homeland security with 358 […]

Thousands march for LGBTI rights in Warsaw amid rising hostility

Thousands of people have marched with rainbow flags through Warsaw in a sign of defiance against a rising tide of extremism under Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice government.   Speeches at the start of the Equality parade – which began at the symbolic Palace of Culture and ended with a “beach party” across the Vistula […]

Ukraine Shields Gay Rights Parade From Repeat of Violence

KIEV, Ukraine — Gay rights groups in Ukraine celebrated a milestone on Sunday — holding a parade without being chased or attacked by right-wing opponents. But the march, in Kiev, was guarded by police and security forces who sealed off much of the city center and warned participants not to linger afterward.   About 2,000 […]

Voters oust powerful pro-LGBT ruling party in Mexico

After 86 years of domination in Mexico’s state governments, the country’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) suffered a landslide defeat in recent elections, with the unprecedented upset coming shortly after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto launched a new initiative to amend the constitution to legalize same-sex “marriage” nationwide.   Public outrage over the PRI member president’s […]