Russian anti-gay law prompts rise in homophobic violence

A Russian gay rights activist holds a poster reading ‘Love is stronger than homophobia!’ after his detention at a rally in Moscow. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images Russia has experienced an upsurge in homophobic vigilantism following the introduction of legislation outlawing “homosexual propaganda” in June, gay and lesbian groups say. The new laws, which have cast a …

Russian anti-gay law prompts rise in homophobic violence Read More »

Look Out, Your Hate is Showing: Homophobia is Alive and Well

I realize a lot of people are homophobic. I think it’s ridiculous, of course. But I’m not naïve enough to think it doesn’t exist, despite my relative luckiness to not encounter it personally on a regular basis. I understand that it is about ignorance and lack of exposure to people and cultures different from their …

Look Out, Your Hate is Showing: Homophobia is Alive and Well Read More »

Jamaica Anti-Gay Violence Continues To Escalate After Man Stabbed To Death, Attacks

In the latest instance of Jamaica’s dangerously pervasive homophobic climate, a 41-year-old allegedly gay man was reportedly stabbed to death, his car stolen, and his house set on fire while his body was still inside on Aug. 28. The Jamaica-Gleaner News Paper, reportedly citing the Western Bureau, stated that “renowned Montego Bay hospitality worker Dean Moriah was …

Jamaica Anti-Gay Violence Continues To Escalate After Man Stabbed To Death, Attacks Read More »

Mark Ferrandino, Gay Colorado Speaker Of House, And Greg Wertsch Officially Recognized As Fathers

Mark Ferrandino, Colorado’s first openly-gay Speaker of the House, and his partner of nearly 13 years were officially recognized as the parents of their adopted daughter Lila Augusta on Wednesday “There is not one definition of what a family does look like and should look like,” Juvenile Court Judge Karen Ashby said during the formal …

Mark Ferrandino, Gay Colorado Speaker Of House, And Greg Wertsch Officially Recognized As Fathers Read More »

Pat Robertson Suggests Gays With AIDS Wear Rings To Cut, Infect Others

Pat Robertson delved into a discussion about AIDS during a recent episode of “The 700 Club,” in which he suggested that infected individuals in cities like San Francisco purposefully infect others by cutting them with special rings. On Tuesday, Robertson and co-host Terry Meeuwsen responded to a question from a viewer about the disclosure of an …

Pat Robertson Suggests Gays With AIDS Wear Rings To Cut, Infect Others Read More »