Tag Archive | Discrimination

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 […]

Indonesia: Draft Bill With Anti-‘LGBT On TV’ Legislation

Indonesia: Draft Bill With Anti-‘LGBT On TV’ Legislation

Indonesia’s parliament is considering national legislation that would ban lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content from TV screens by the end of the year. The Draft Bill would ban LGBT content and ads, and comes amid police raids on ‘gay spas’. The UN has condemned gay raids in Indonesia, and Egypt, and the bill is not […]

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and who is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) an anti-gay organisation […]

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said on Thursday last (7th September), with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster, YouGov, found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and […]