Tag Archive | homophobia

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than A$750,000 ($487,000) to be returned to thousands of donors. Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for A$3 million he said he needed for a potentially long legal battle against Rugby […]

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback, Israel Folau, has launched a crowd-funding campaign, seeking A$3 million (£1.6 million) to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, as he fights his termination in court. Folau, who was sacked last month for an offensive social media post, had already raised A$240,000 […]

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

(Reuters) – When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: “Drag queen”. That response came from Keegan, now 9, a “gender creative” kid, in his mother’s words, illustrating just one of the challenges facing educators […]

Brazil:  Supreme Court rules homophobia a crime

Brazil: Supreme Court rules homophobia a crime

(Reuters) – The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled on Thursday last that homophobia should be criminalised under existing legislation, until Congress creates a specific law for the subject, weighing in on a topic that has drawn the ire of President Jair Bolsonaro. Eight of 11 justices voted to treat homophobia in the same way as racism […]

UK: Two women injured in homophobic attack ‘for refusing to kiss’

UK: Two women injured in homophobic attack ‘for refusing to kiss’

(Reuters) – Two women were punched and robbed, in what police on Friday called a disgusting homophobic assault on a London bus, after one of the victims said their attackers tried to force them to kiss each other. The incident took place in the early hours of May 30, after the women, in their 20s, […]

US: Drag Queens Wish VP Mike Pence A ‘Happy Birthday’

US: Drag Queens Wish VP Mike Pence A ‘Happy Birthday’

All in the Name of Love for the LGBTQIA+ Community 57 years ago, one of the most popular sex symbols of that time sang a sultry rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ to the country’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The performance went on to become one of the most iconic (and sexiest) moments in US politics, […]

Georgia: First Pride march will go ahead, organisers vow after threats

Georgia: First Pride march will go ahead, organisers vow after threats

Organisers of Georgia’s first LGBT+ Pride event vowed on Monday to press ahead with a rally in the capital, despite a government warning that such a gathering would be “impossible” following threats from far-right groups. A six-day Pride celebration, including a play and a conference, is due to be held in the socially conservative former […]