Perspective on LA Pride

While other cities around the world are celebrating Pride with special emphasis on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, LA pride is billing this year’s celebration as, “…a free block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, rides, attractions, beer gardens and more…,” with no mention of Stonewall in any of the publicity material. This op-ed […]

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China’s not planning to allow same-sex marriage; Gay sex is still illegal in Kenya; LGBT community services are funded by an Orthodox mayor in Jerusalem. China signals won’t follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for activists Jerusalem to approve budget for LGBT nonprofit despite Orthodox […]

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Acquatics Competition brings international LGBTQ+ athletes to New York City to join historic WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebration The 25th International LGBTQ+ Aquatics (IGLA) Championships will bring 1500 swimmers to New York City in June 2019.  The event will coincide with the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, marking the global impact of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

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‘Lavender Scare’ bill seeks to address midcentury employee terminations for sexual orientation discrimination Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would call for a “review all employee terminations that occurred after January 1, 1950, to determine who was wrongfully terminated owing to their sexual orientation, whether real or perceived.” Called the  Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration Act, or […]

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Cuba’s parade against homophobia is cancelled; Brunei extends the moratorium on the death penalty (by stoning) for sex between men; the Democratic Unionist Party elects its first gay candidate to parliament Cuban LGBT Community Calls Out Government for Canceling Parade Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex First openly gay DUP candidate […]

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Transgender Pakistanis can serve as police; the President of Brazil is worried about gay tourism; and the first Armenian trans woman to speak to parliament gets death threats. Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province Bolsonaro: Brazil must not become ‘gay tourism paradise’ Armenian MPs call for trans activist to be burned alive after […]

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Death by stoning for gay sex in Brunei, leading at least one trans teenager to seek asylum and lesbians in eastern Europe gather in the Ukraine despite successful counter-protests. Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada Lesbians Held Conference in Kyiv Despite […]

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Affirming mosques help gay Muslims reconcile faith, sexuality Around the world, more inclusive mosques are opening their doors and instituting policies that are more LGBTQ friendly. Although there is currently no formal movement for the establishment or tracking of these mosques in the US, they seem to be growing.  Google Employees Protest ‘Anti-LGBTQ’ Conservative’s Appointment […]

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