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  • Rob Ford apologizes for Ford Fest clash between fans, LGBT activists
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologized for the confrontation between his supporters and LGBT activists at Friday's Ford Fest. Ford fans got into verbal confrontations with protesters at the annual festival at a park in the city's east end. At one point, a few Ford fans grabbed the protesters' signs, tore them up, threw them on the ground and stamped on them.

  • Fifth Kerala LGBT parade pride held
    Kochi, July 27 (ANI): It was a joyous moment for the hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community members when they held the fifth Kerala queer parade pride march in Kochi to assert their rights. The march was organised by the Queer Pride Keralam Group, which includes Queerala (a support group for the LGBT community, their friends and family) and Sahayathrika (a Human Rights ...

  • Despite Progressive Rep, Part of Hollywood Is Stuck in the Dark Ages When It Comes to LGBT Roles
    Last year alone the major movie studios released 43 such movies, but only four of them contained any LGBT characters, according to a study released by GLAAD this week. Most LGBT characters appeared in comedies and typically only got a few minutes—or seconds—of screen time. “In terms of mainstream Hollywood films...LGBT people are invisible,” said GLAAD national spokesman Wilson Cruz. Of the 102 ...

  • Here’s How the Westboro Baptist Church Was Duped Into Fund-Raising for LGBT
    A popular band met hateful extremism with generosity recently after a gaggle of perma-protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at its concert in Kansas City, Miss., wielding posters that read "Repent or Perish" and "God H8s Fag Marriage." Electro pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco found out about the impending protest beforehand and tweeted this ingenious response to its own 666,000 ...

  • Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Threatens Religious Liberty, Say Advocates
    Unwilling to wait for Congress to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting organizations with federal contracts from discriminating against employees who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or transgender. For religious freedom advocates, that could pose a major problem. Obama’s order does not provide an exemption for religious organizations ...

  • How Many LGBT Americans There Are Depends On What You Ask
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the latest group to attempt to estimate just how many people identify as a sexual orientation other than heterosexual. According to the CDC's National Health Interview Survey, the first broad government survey of sexual orientation, just under 3 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian and bisexual. As The Washington Post wrote, from a ...

  • Lindung golongan LGBT ‘jejas’ Akta Harmoni, kata Saifuddin
    Perlindungan terhadap golongan lesbian, gay, biseksual, dan transgender (LGBT) akan menjejaskan Akta Harmoni, kata Ahli jawatankuasa Majlis Konsultasi Perpaduan Nasional (MKPN) Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Saifuddin berkata, majoriti anggota MKPN merasakan "semangat berkenaan perkara itu" dalam akta tersebut tetapi khuatir ia akan menjadi...

  • ACLU Just Came Out Against Antidiscrimination Law Designed to Protect LGBT
    You know things are getting weird when a prominent civil rights organization opposes a nondiscrimination law.  In a statement released Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and several LGBT rights organizations withdrew their support for the Employee Non- Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination. Their qualm with the legislation is this: Based on ...

  • LGBT homeless youth situation 'emergency,' says advocate
    One in five homeless youth in Toronto identify as LGBT, according to the city’s most recent street needs assessment, which has lead one person to ask council for a shelter and safe space specifically for LGBT youth who often face discrimination in the current system.

  • Fake Job Applications Prove There’s Real LGBT Discrimination in Hiring
    Jennifer and Michelle both apply for an administrative assistant position at Exxon Mobil in Illinois.   The only other real difference between the two is that Jennifer has a history of LGBT activism. If you haven’t already guessed, Jennifer and Michelle are the names on fake resumes that were submitted to eight different federal contractors as part of a recent study by the Equal Rights Center ...

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