Despite significant progress in gay rights and economic power in some quarters, middle and lower class LGBT individuals can be more vulnerable to institutional homophobia and to violence in public spaces, and may suffer from a dual discrimination.
The Texas House passed an amendment requiring a university that has a “gender and sexuality center” to equally fund a center that teaches, ahem, “traditional values.”
A US Justice Department investigation specifically mentioned Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature law, calling it “a statute whose history reflects anti-LGBT sentiment.
I don’t usually follow Lady Gaga, but the lyrics of a recent song contain language suggesting bias and discrimination against Latinos, transgendered and gay persons.
In the immediate aftermath of the murder of a prominent LGBT advocate in Uganda, Ugandan lesbian who is set to be deported from Britain fears for her life in returning to her country. She has reason: One virulently anti-gay Ugandan lawmaker has threatened her with “punishment” if she does not “repent.”
Human rights advocates and the US State Department are calling for a thorough investigation of the murder of a Ugandan human rights advocate murdered after he had been publicly targeted by an anti-gay publication.
Eight people, including several religious figures active in Uganda’s “anti-gay” movement, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to injure the reputation of a rival religious leader, according to in-depth reports by Box Turtle Bulletin.
This Monday, 20th December, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on whether to include protection for LGBT people in a crucial resolution on extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings. Our colleagues at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission are asking for your help to ensure sexual orientation is not stripped from the resolution.
The Department of Education sent a letter to schools underscoring that homophobic bullying violates the law. Meanwhile, an Arkansas school official declared on Facebook that all “queers” should commit suicide.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in Southern California has declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional because the ban violates the First Amendment rights of gays and lesbians.