Tag Archive | Anti-gay

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google has removed an app that advised people on “recovery from same-sex attraction” from its download store after one of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities suspended the tech company from a gay and transgender rights ranking. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) removed Google from its annual Corporate Equality Index, which ranks U.S. companies on the […]

Brazil: Anti-LGBT Candidate Wins Election, HRW Urges Rights Protection

Brazil: Anti-LGBT Candidate Wins Election, HRW Urges Rights Protection

Human Rights Watch to Monitor Bolsonaro’s Presidency Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture, openly-bigoted member of Congress, won a run-off election on October 28, 2018 and will take office […]

WHO Removes Anti-gay Leader Robert Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

WHO Removes Anti-gay Leader Robert Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting about chronic diseases on Wednesday in Uruguay attended by both men. […]

Italy: Anti-gay Rally Against Civil Unions

Italy: Anti-gay Rally Against Civil Unions

Yesterday, 30 January, Rome’s Circus Maximus saw a gathering of thousands of people, who were protesting against a new civil unions bill. The bill, if passed, would see LGBT couples have civil partnerships for the first time, and be able to adopt their partner’s children. They would also have residual pension rights.

US: Criticised Anti-gay Utah Judge Retires

US: Criticised Anti-gay Utah Judge Retires

A Utah judge has retired, following widespread criticism of how he handled a case involving lesbian foster parents and their 9 month old baby, according to Associated Press (AP). Judge Scott Johansen, who was appointed to the bench in Price, 120 miles south of Salt Lake City, retired on January 1 of this year.  He […]

US: Fortune 500 Cummins Inc. Tells Anti-Gay Dieseltec To Stop Using Their Logo

US: Fortune 500 Cummins Inc. Tells Anti-Gay Dieseltec To Stop Using Their Logo

After hearing that Michigan car repair shop Dieseltec had stated that they would not repair a gay person’s car, Fortune 500 company Cummins, who supply engine and parts, have stated that their company values diversity, and have asked Dieseltec to stop using the Cummins logo. In reply to Robert Huyck, who had posted about it […]

Israel: LGBT Soldiers & Activists React Against Habayit Hayehudi Party On Facebook

Israel: LGBT Soldiers & Activists React Against Habayit Hayehudi Party On Facebook

The Israeli party, Habayit Hayehudi, has come under fire recently from the Israeli LGBT community and pro-gay supporters, because of its anti-gay opinions. There have been incidences showing an anti-gay stance by the party in the run up to the 2015 election, the most recent being sparked by seemingly homophobic opinions expressed by members of […]