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Is this Catholic NFL owner trying to bury stories of child sexual abuse? These lawsuits stem from the Archdiocese's continual employment of George F. Brignac, a former deacon who has been accused of sexual abuse of children several times since 1978.

LGBT groups pen open letter in support of GRA reforms and trans rights LGBT Health and Wellbeing. LGBT Unity. LGBT Youth Scotland. LGBT+ Conservatives. LGBT+ Labour Scotland. Moray LGBT. NetworQ Orkney. Oban Pride. Orkney Pride. Out for Independence. Out On Sundays. PCS Proud. Perth Parrots Floorball Club. Perthshire Pride.

Guatemalan Actor Enrique Salanic Blocked From Entering US to Promote LGBT Film 'José' Embassy in Guatemala has twice denied his non-immigrant visa applications, citing a concern that he is a "flight risk" because he lives with his parents in Guatemala and has no permanent address in the U.S.

State legislatures are filled with anti-LGBTQ measures, thanks to a religious right playbook Randy Forbes, as a kind of outgrowth of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, which Forbes also founded. Forbes is probably best remembered for his push in 2013 to have the GOP refuse to fund gay candidates. Unsurprisingly, Forbes kept racking up 0% voting scores from the Human Rights Campaign during his tenure in Congress.

A Football Referee Spent A Year Fighting With The FA Over Its Handling Of Alleged Homophobic Abuse And Has Now Quit Dales, who is heterosexual, revealed that his motivation for persisting with his complaint is born of an anxiety that a weak response to bigotry means LGBT people are being excluded from the game. "By behaving like that," he said of the FA's handling of his case "they end up isolating and pushing out a huge section of society.

It’s like saying kids shouldn’t listen to Lady Gaga’: Drag Race queens hit back at drag story time critics Drag Race queens Sum Ting Wong, Gothy Kendoll and Laila McQueen weighed in on the ongoing drag queen story time protests.

Ewan McGregor and Chris Messina clumsily say their Birds of Prey villains are probably, maybe, sort of gay Actors Ewan McGregor and Chris Messina play the Black Mask and Victor Zsasz respectively in the spin-off from the Academy Award-winning film Suicide Squad. Rumours swirled that the characters, in contrast to their original depiction in the DC comic books, might be gay.

Bayard Rustin was convicted for having sex with a man. Lawmakers want to finally address it. Long, who wrote a biography on Rustin, reported that a pardon would be "an affirmation of what Rustin knew all along: that he was not a criminal for being gay." Gov. Newsom pledges to consider the letter, saying in a statement that "history is clear. In California and across the country, sodomy laws were used as legal tools of oppression."

Review: "La Cage aux Folles" In 1983, La Cage aux Folles became one of the first Broadway hit musicals centered on a gay relationship and dealing with LGBT issues. "I Am What I Am" was lauded as a gay anthem, and many who see the show for the first time will have heard the song elsewhere, due to its many covers.

Madonna just cancelled the first London show of her Madame X tour In the latest in a string of delayed shows and cancellations, pop queen Madonna has just cancelled the first London, England, show of her Madame X tour. Furious fans took to Twitter to express their dismay over the concert's cancellation, due to take place on January 27.

This week’s winners and losers in LGBT Sports Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Apple TV show retelling true story of gay refugee blacklisted across Middle East, Russia Season 1's last episode, "The Son", is focused on "a gay Syrian refugee seeking asylum in the States." Like the rest of the show, each episode is stands alone and is based on true stories as published in Epic Magazine. The entire first season came out on last Friday, January 17, 2020, on the streaming service Apple TV+.

Support for LGBT+ rights soaring in the Czech Republic with two-thirds backing marriage equality Support for marriage equality in the Czech Republic is soaring, with around two-thirds of the public backing same-sex marriage, a new poll published Thursday showed. In results that researchers branded as "encouraging", a MEDIAN agency survey showed that the majority of Czech citizens support LGBT+ rights.

Drag Race star Carmen Carrera compares RuPaul to ‘Hitler’ in scathing attack over trans queens Drag Race star Carmen Carrera burst into a devastating attack against RuPaul, calling him the "Hitler of the LGBTQ community", yesterday over the lack of openly trans contestants in the latest season of the show. As the new roster for the twelfth season started their engines, fellow queen Detox accused RuPaul of "feigning inclusivity" this week.

Joe Rogan may cost Bernie Sanders more support than ever Sanders' embrace of Rogan's endorsement however, coupled with his now-fired organizer who openly used gay slurs on Twitter, and the several LGBTQ+ events that the candidate has failed to make throughout the campaign, does not give confidence that the LGBTQ+ community is of high importance to his platform.

Russian court overturns conviction of trans woman jailed for sharing manga porn A Russian trans woman who was sentenced to three years in prison for sharing erotic manga drawings on social media has had her guilty verdict overturned by a court.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rufus Wainwright sang The Everly Brothers and it’s honestly gay rights In today's reason that despite living in a swirling vortex of doom, maybe existence isn't that bad, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and singer Rufus Wainwright sang The Everly Brothers and it said: "Gay rights!" Taking to New York City's Lincoln Centre on Wednesday, the pair performed "All I Have to Do Is Dream" together.

Judge who made landmark same-sex marriage ruling says someone thanks her every single week The judge who legalised equal marriage in Massachusetts in 2003, the first US state to do so, has said that she is thanked by strangers at least once a week. Margaret Marshall, originally from South Africa, was the first woman and first immigrant to become chief justice of the Massachusetts supreme judicial court in its 328-year history.

Virginia House Advances LGBT Protections Bill A bill that seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has advanced in the Virginia House of Delegates. According to the Washington Blade, the bill cleared a House subcommittee on Thursday with a 5-1 vote.

TN Governor Bill Lee Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, a Republican, has signed into law an adoption bill that opponents say discriminates against LGBT families. The AP reported that Lee signed the bill without fanfare.

Bernie Sanders blasted for touting support from anti-trans comedian Joe Rogan US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is facing intense ire after accepting endorsement from comedian Joe Rogan, whose track record of anti-LGBT comments is pronounced.

Eminem did the Dolly Parton Challenge and shared his Grindr pic. Yes, really As the Dolly Parton Challenge takes up all the real estate in people's Twitter timelines, the latest to leave his meme mark is rapper Eminem, but he did his with a twist. The meme take started by the "Nine to Five" singer sees users pick pictures of themselves to represent their LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder profile pictures.

Why China's LGBT hide their identities at Lunar New Year Representation of China's LGBT community is improving but many still struggle during Lunar New Year.

Tamworth Country Music Festival's first LGBT pride float takes part in cavalcade For the first time, an LGBT pride float has taken part in the Tamworth Country Music Festival cavalcade, with 11-time Golden Guitar winner Beccy Cole leading the way. When 18-year-old Logan Hoswell recently came out to her friends and family as a lesbian, she was not sure how they would react.

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