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1800forked ir claims miles heffernan

Industrial Relations Claims recently took a harder approach in their advocacy for workers and contractors. I asked Miles Heffernan from IR Claims about the reason for the company’s new phone number, 1800FORKED. “I’m sick of the bullshit. We’ve been in this game a long time, and we still see employers simply ignoring worker’s rights. This …

us ambassador to zambia

Following an ongoing dispute with the government over gay rights, the State Department recalled the US ambassador to Zambia. Last month, Ambassador Daniel Foote expressed dismay at the jailing of two local gay men. A judge sentenced them to 15 years each for a consensual private sex act in 2017. A worker at a holiday …

US man burns pride flag,receives 16 years prison

An Iowa man will spend 16 years behind bars after stealing a local church’s LGBTIQ flag and setting it alight. Adolfo Martinez, 30 stole the LGBTIQ flag from the Ames United Church of Christ in Iowa back in June. Then Martinez doused the flag in lighter fluid and burnt it outside of a strip club …

israel folau rugby australia court case court documents religious freedom fair work

The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) has accepted a vilification complaint from LGBTIQ rights activist Garry Burns against Israel Folau. Burns wrote to the board earlier this month to complain about the former rugby star’s April Instagram post warning hell awaits homosexuals. Burns also took aim at Folau’s comments in a video sermon linking the bushfires …

LGBTIQ conversion

Within fifteen years of the word ‘homosexual’ coming into common usage, the search for a cure was in full swing. Indeed, LGBTIQ conversion therapists are nothing new. There is a long and undistinguished history of quacks attempting to profit from social prejudice against LGBTIQ people. 7 minute read In 1903 the Brisbane Truth mocked the …

transgender woman detained at airport twitter video

A trans woman has taken to Twitter to open up about her experience being detained at an airport. She was travelling to see her family over the Thanksgiving period when she was stopped and detained by airport personnel. The trans woman, Lilah, tweeted a video of herself walking through the airport in tears. “It’s so …

Boston man attacked with shovel and box cutter, stitches

A Boston man had his face sliced open with a box cutter in what he says was a vicious homophobic hate attack. The victim, 25-year-old Victor, said he knew his alleged attacker. He told 7 News Boston 58-year-old Eddie Smith had harassed him on many occasions in the past. However, it was Victor’s response of …

israel folau rugby australia settlement gay

LGBTIQ rights campaigner Garry Burns has accused Israel Folau of “homosexual vilification” in a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. Burns wrote to the board’s president on Sunday to complain about Folau’s infamous Instagram post in which he warned “hell awaits” homosexuals. The longtime activist also argued Folau’s sermon linking the bushfire crisis and …

homosexual flotilla

Hungary announced this week it will not participate in Eurovision 2020. The Hungarian government remained guarded in their response. However, András Bencsik, a pro-government media personality welcomed the move, describing Eurovision as a ‘homosexual flotilla’.  Maybe something got lost in translation, but a fear of gays in boats seems just a tad irrational. Admittedly, Eurovision …

worker gay boss pay cut discrimination

A man has sued his boss for discrimination after he allegedly slashed his worker’s salary to bring his pay into line with “other females” after learning he was gay. Two weeks after joining New York events company Eventique, worker Wesley Wernecke opened up about his sexuality and told colleagues he was gay. However, boss Henry …

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