Tag Archive | homophobia

US: Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court ‘Hotlanta’ case

US: Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court ‘Hotlanta’ case

(Reuters) – Months after joining the gay-friendly Hotlanta Softball League, Gerald Bostock was out of a job in a Georgia county government office, and was convinced he had become the victim of workplace discrimination based on his sexual orientation. Proud of his job as an advocate for children caught up in the juvenile justice system […]

Bermuda: First Pride Parade today, amid threats and homophobia

Bermuda: First Pride Parade today, amid threats and homophobia

Bermuda stages its first Pride parade on Saturday, as the conservative island wrangles over gay marriage in the courts, and marchers face religious protest on the streets. Homosexuality is legal in Bermuda – a prosperous financial centre in the Atlantic Ocean – but activists say the island’s LGBT+ community faces widespread homophobia. Hundreds of marchers […]

French football ref praised for stopping match over homophobic banners

French football ref praised for stopping match over homophobic banners

(Reuters) – The coaches of Nice and Olympique Marseille and France’s equality minister have all praised the referee who interrupted the Ligue 1 match on Wednesday because of homophobic banners in the home crowd. France’s equality minister Marlene Schiappa said the banners had sullied the stands while Nice coach Patrick Vieira said referee Clement Turpin […]

Homophobia rises in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia rises in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognise same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday showed. Most European countries saw a rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships between 2002 and 2016, according to Hungarian researchers who analysed results […]

Australia: Folau case set for trial in early 2020

Australia: Folau case set for trial in early 2020

(Reuters) – Israel Folau’s unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs will head to trial in February, 2020, if no settlement is reached beforehand. Fundamentalist Christian, Folau, is fighting the termination of his four-year contract in May, after he posted a meme on social media that said hell awaited ‘drunks, […]

Poland: Police presence strong at Pride march in wake of violence

Poland: Police presence strong at Pride march in wake of violence

More than 1000 people took part in a pride parade in the central Polish city of Plock protected by a cordon of armed police as LGBT rights became a hot button issue in Catholic Poland ahead of a parliamentary election in October. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has made hostility to gays a […]

Puerto Rico: Impeachment Proceedings Against Governor in ‘Rickyleaks’ scandal

Puerto Rico: Impeachment Proceedings Against Governor in ‘Rickyleaks’ scandal

(Reuters) – Impeachment proceedings by Puerto Rico’s legislature against Governor, Ricardo Rosselló, have begun. Rosselló was expected to step down on Wednesday, after almost two weeks of protests against his administration, sparked by the publication of offensive chat messages with aides, several of whom have already quit. Rosselló had made no announcement by early Wednesday, […]