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San Fransisco Police Officer

A San Francisco police officer has alleged he was repeatedly harassed by his superiors because he is gay, and says the bullying got worse after he reported it. Brendan Mannix has accused colleagues of frequently making comments about his sexual orientation, including calling him a “queen,” “too dramatic,” and insulting his masculinity, according to Mannix’s …

A young person colours using a rainbow spectrum of crayons

More than $20,000 has been raised through a crowdfunding campaign to support a 12-year-old transgender girl threatened with violence by parents at her small school in Oklahoma. A group of adults took to a private Facebook group for parents at Achille Independent School District to unleash vicious threats and hateful comments at 12-year-old Maddie complaining …

Jack Phillips Colarado Baker

The Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is heading back to court after denying a cake to a transgender woman. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, made headlines in June after the US Supreme Court partially ruled in his favour in the case involving …

Two proud dogs dressed in rainbow for pride month in the US

June is recognised in many countries around the world as Pride Month, and thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched through US cities last weekend in a massive celebration of LGBTIQ identity. Thousands turned out today to celebrate New York City’s Pride parade on Sunday, with a theme this year of “Defiantly Different” which …

Russell Berger

An executive at popular US fitness brand CrossFit has been sacked for calling LGBTIQ pride a “sin”. Russell Berger, chief knowledge officer and head trainer at the fitness company, sparked outrage with a series of tweets in response to a decision by an Indiana gym to cancel a special pride-themed workout session, the Guardian reported. …

same sex couple wedding cake religious beliefs

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. But the court’s narrow ruling applied to just the one case and avoided the larger question of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and …

Jerad Kluting

A man from the US state of Michigan has told of how he narrowly avoided death to protect his designer bag from a would-be thief. On Monday night, Jerad Kluting (pictured) says he was walking on the street in his hometown of Holland, Michigan when a man pulled a gun on him. The man demanded …

Donald Trump transgender homeless shelters

US LGBTIQ advocates have blasted the Trump administration’s new policy banning most transgender people from military service. On Friday evening, the White House announced in a memo that transgender people “with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria” requiring medication, surgery or other treatment would be disqualified from military service “except under certain limited circumstances,” …

1940s Gay Pool Party

A US filmmaker intends turning rare footage of a 1940s-era gay pool party into a documentary. Geoff Story, a gay filmmaker, made the incredible discovery in the 1990s at an estate sale. He believes the late ‘hairdresser to the stars’, Buddy Walton, shot the footage in St. Louis, Missouri. The footage shows men dancing in …

Plans Announced To Commemorate Pulse Nightclub Anniversary

The site of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will become a permanent memorial and museum. The plan was announced by Barbara Poma, the owner of the nightclub and executive director of the onePULSE Foundation, a non-profit created to raise funds for survivors and victims’ families. Forty-nine were killed at the site of the popular …

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