Tag Archive | Discrimination

Homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev

Homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev

Staring at the Berlin Wall mural of Soviet President, Leonid Brezhnev, kissing East German leader, Erich Honecker, on the mouth, Yevhenii Kalashnyk knew it was time to come out as gay. The 20-year-old Ukrainian kissed a friend in front of the graffiti painting in September, and posted the photo on Instagram. The decision changed his […]

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Sao Paulo to bring in sanctions for anti-gay and racist slurs in football A bill brought in in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will see changes to allowed behaviour in soccer stadiums, where clubs and their supporters may now be fined if they engage in homophobic or racist slurs at matches. They could be fined from R$2,500 […]

US: Supreme Court Hears Cake Case Arguments That Will Impact Anti-Discrimination Law

US: Supreme Court Hears Cake Case Arguments That Will Impact Anti-Discrimination Law

The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday (5th December) in oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will have a widespread impact on the future of anti-discrimination protection in the United States. The case centres on Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple […]

Egypt: US Dem Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Challenges Egypt On Anti-LGBT Actions

Egypt: US Dem Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Challenges Egypt On Anti-LGBT Actions

US Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, has asked the Egyptian speaker of the house to denounce Egypt’s attacks on LGBT people. She has also asked him to release those who have been imprisoned in recent assaults on the LGBT community, along with attacks on NGOs, saying they are doing “life-saving human rights work”. She states that […]

US: GLAAD President Calls out AG Jeff Sessions and US Department of Justice

US: GLAAD President Calls out AG Jeff Sessions and US Department of Justice

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, on Friday (27th October) denounced the US Department of Justice for requesting time in front of the US Supreme Court to argue on the side of the LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom during the upcoming oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights […]

US: ACLU File Brief That Public Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Customers Based On Who They Are

US: ACLU File Brief That Public Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Customers Based On Who They Are

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief last Monday (23rd) in the US Supreme Court, in a case where a Colorado bakery refused service to a same-sex couple seeking a cake for their wedding reception. The case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be heard at the Supreme Court on […]

US: AG Sessions Becomes Tongue-Tied on License to Discriminate

US: AG Sessions Becomes Tongue-Tied on License to Discriminate

Yesterday (18th) the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, failed to answer questions about recent attacks on the LGBTQ community coming from the Department of Justice (DOJ). During a DOJ oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, several Senators addressed recent policies and memos issued by the DOJ including the sweeping “license to discriminate” order. Sessions […]