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saw gay hunt chechnya's comeback saw

Authorities finally blocked the SAW ‘gay hunt’ website Wednesday. The Russian website allowed users to upload photos and personal information of gay people. Other users could then pay US$3 to access information. However, for a fee of US$23, people could pay to have information about themselves removed. For a time, the site also offered rewards …

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freedom and equality shelley argent religious freedom

Shelley Argent OAM is the National Spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She is one of the most effective advocates for the human rights of LGBTIQ people in Australia. As such, Shelley played a leading role during the Australian campaign for marriage equality. She believes fervently in freedom and equality for …

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puerto rico ricky martin

Singer and actor Ricky Martin today joined street protests in Puerto Rico against the incumbent administration. Police yesterday used water cannon and tear gas during an attempt by thousands of protestors to storm Governor Riccardo Rossell√≥’s residence. The protests erupted over the leak of a group chat between Rossell√≥ and his 11 closest political allies. …

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ryan williams hate crime

Over the weekend QNews reported on the homophobic attack on Ryan Williams in Lancashire, England, now described by police as a hate crime. After Ryan posted an image of his injuries to Facebook, victim-blaming social media commenters justified the attack as righteous retribution for his sexuality. Ryan described the circumstances of the attack to the …

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ryan williams homophobia gay bashing

Ryan Williams from Lancashire England posted this photo of himself to Facebook last night. “I never thought in my life that I would get beaten up for being GAY!” he said. We don’t know the circumstances of the violent physical attack on this young man. It certainly bears the hallmarks of a gay bashing. What …

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gay christian iranian Mehdi Shokr Khoda iran

The Swedish Migration Board yesterday ordered a gay Christian Iranian teenager to leave Sweden. Despite the well documented persecution of both Christians and gays in Iran, the board rejected 19-year-old Mehdi Shokr Khoda’s application for asylum. Mehdi Shokr Khoda and Christianity Mehdi fled Iran in 2017. He converted to Christianity in Stockholm and subsequently underwent …

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toy story 4 one million moms same-sex parents disney pixar

Anti-LGBTIQ organisation One Million Moms is furious at Disney for “blindsiding” them with a scene of same-sex parenting in Toy Story 4. The homophobic group, an offshoot of the notorious American Family Association, spend their time petitioning anything LGBTIQ-inclusive. Their new target: a very brief moment in the Pixar sequel that viewers likely missed. It’s …

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joseph nikolosi amazon conversion therapy

Online retailer Amazon last week banned books by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, ‘the father of conversion therapy’. Nicolosi authored some of the best known books on the pseudoscience of changing sexual orientation and gender identity. However, Amazon withdrew the books from sale permanently after a change.org petition amassed over 82,000 votes. According to the 2019 National …

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religious freedom bill israel folau australian christian lobby

A Guardian Essential poll reveals only 38% of Australians support a religious freedoms bill as currently proposed by right wing elements of the federal government. Since the federal election and the Israel Folau controversy, politicians and the Australian Christian Lobby launched petitions for federal action. 64% of people surveyed in the poll agreed with the …

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nivea

Outrage greeted news two weeks ago that a Nivea representative said “We don’t do gay at Nivea,” in response to an ad proposal. He made the statement when rejecting an image that showed two male hands touching. The Nivea rep was apparently unaware that one of the ad agency executives on the call was gay. …

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