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Lyra McKee murder: 140 people contact police with information More than 140 people have contacted police in Northern Ireland with information about the murder of gay journalist Lyra McKee. McKee, who was 29-years-old, was shot dead last Thursday night while reporting at the scene of riots in Derry. The murder is being treated as a terrorist incident with the New IRA believed to be responsible.
Bisexual mental ill-health caused by biphobia and erasure, says study Bisexual people can experience poor mental health due to biphobia, invisibility and erasure, according to a new study. Researchers at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, surveyed more than 2,600 people for the Who I Am study to find out what causes poor mental health in the bisexual community.
A 15-year-old gay bullying victim died by suicide. Now the community is rallying. "Nigel took his life because he was bullied for being gay. There are no words that can be said to make sense of this devastating news." If you or someone you know is struggling with feelings of suicide, please consider reaching out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386, or to Trans...
Pope Francis told a gay comedian that people who 'discard' him 'don't have a human heart' We are all human beings and have dignity. It does not matter who you are or how you live your life, you do not lose your dignity." "There are people that prefer to select or discard people because of the adjective - these people don't have a human heart." Amos said in an interview that he at first said he didn't want to meet the pope.
Australian Labor party plans to ban conversion therapy if elected The Australian Labor Party will ban conversion therapy across the country if they win next month's election. The party will officially announce plans to ban what they have said is a "dangerous and discredited practice" on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Franklin Graham just cited the Leviticus 'death to gays' verse when discussing Buttigieg As Joe My God helpfully points out, "The full Leviticus 20:13 verse reads 'If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.'" Graham didn't mention that death part and he didn't need to: His audience knows full well what that verse connotes.
Judy Shepard to be honoured by University of Wyoming Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard, is set to be honoured by the University of Wyoming. Matthew Shepard was a student at the University of Wyoming in 1998 when he was beaten, tortured, and left to die by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson near Laramie, Wyoming.
Jussie Smollett suffering from 'night terrors' since alleged hate crime Jussie Smollett has been having night terrors since he was allegedly attacked in a hate crime in January, according to his brother. Smollett's brother JoJo made the revelation in an op-ed published by BET.com.
An early supporter of LGBTQ rights is challenging Trump for the GOP nomination As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld was ahead not just of his own party, but also many Democrats. Now the GOP has no room for anyone like him…
The Supreme Court is going to rule on LGBTQ job discrimination. This could end badly. The Supreme Court announced that it will be hearing three cases about anti-LGBTQ discrimination this year in what could be a dramatic blow against LGBTQ discrimination protections. The three federal cases all involve questions about how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to LGBTQ people.
Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination, including Michigan case The Supreme Courtwill decide whether federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination against transgender people when it takes up a Michigan case involving a R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes. The lawsuit involves Aimee Stephens, a funeral home director at R.G.
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US Supreme Court to decide whether it's legal to fire people for being LGBT The US Supreme Court has confirmed it is taking up cases relating to LGBT+ employment discrimination that could have a seismic impact on LGBT+ rights.
US supreme court to consider LGBT employment discrimination Justices to decide if civil rights law applies to LGBT people with ruling of conservative-leaning court expected by June 2020.
LGBT activists accused of 'bullying' Ireland's Eurovision entrant LGBT+ activists in Ireland have been accused of "bullying" the country's Eurovision entrant Sarah McTernan. The Ireland Israel Alliance has said they were "saddened by the bullying Sarah McTernan continues to receive" after LGBT+ activists urged her to pull out of Eurovision as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign last week.
The Supreme Court will take up LGBT job discrimination cases Washington - The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Does the Civil Rights Act Ban Discrimination Against LGBT People? The Supreme Court Plans to Decide. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear several cases deciding whether federal protections apply to LGBT people—specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of "race, color, religion, sex or national origin.".
Editorial: A Supreme test for LGBT rights Supreme Court will consider the argument that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 should extend to LGBT workers. It should. That law expressly forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Supreme Court will take up LGBT employee discrimination cases next term The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether a federal employment discrimination law that bans discrimination based on sex also encompasses discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification.
Roseanne complains that she can't say 'f g.' And did she just come out as queer? "I'm queer, I'm alien, I don't belong here with all these people. They makes no sense. They are very queer. That makes me queer, I guess. But I did put the Q in it. Bye!"
Roseanne Barr just announced "I'm Queer" via YouTube The former sex worker and actress was known for presenting groundbreaking LGBTQ characters on her eponymous sitcom. But then she got her show cancelled after comparing Obama administration senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Related: Roseanne Barr Is Totally On Board With Getting The Drag Queen Treatment.
U.S. Supreme Court takes up major gay, transgender job discrimination cases WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.
Over 20% of Sanders supporters say they'll vote for Trump if Buttigieg or Warren win A recent Emerson Poll found that Sanders's support is rising and sets up a clear set of frontrunners and mid-tier candidates in the primary…
Republican lawmakers want to make child drag shows illegal Offenders could face up to six months in prison and a $1000 fine, while violations of the law could lead to venues being stripped of their liquor licenses.
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