LGBTQIA US News Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

U.S. Sends ‘Anti-Gay Hate’ Group to U.N., Fueling Fears Over LGBTQ Rights

For the last five years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) as a hate group.  Yet the Trump administration has chosen to send this hate group to key United Nations meetings which has left LGBT+ rights group fearing a roll-back of gay rights.

U.S. Hate Crimes, Up 20% In 2016, Fueled By Election Campaign

Bomb threats, desecration at synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, murders of transgender people, and gay bashings have all increased in US metropolitan areas.  Overall, there has been a 20% increase over the previous year, according to California researcher Brian Levin of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.  New York reported the greatest number of hate crimes at 380, a 24 percent increase from 2015, while Washington, DC, saw the largest percentage rise at 62 percent.

This Year The LA Pride Parade Is Being Replaced By A ‘Resist March’

Los Angeles Pride organizers have repurposed their annual Pride Festival as a #ResistMarch, which is scheduled in response to the threat against the rights of minority Americans by current forces in the US government.


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