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Couple attacked on London bus say Boris Johnson is unfit to be PM

The couple who suffered a homophobic attack on a London bus have said they hope Boris Johnson is not the next Prime Minister. Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris were attacked by a group of men on a north London bus in the early hours of May 30, after refusing to kiss for their entertainment. A photo of the couple covered in blood after the incident went viral, and they received a flood of attention and warm wishes. Couple who suffered homophobic attack: Hate crimes not a surprise However, speaking...
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Ecuador’s Highest Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage – Sparking Massive Celebrations

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Ecuador to celebrate after the South American country’s highest court approved same-sex marriage. It is a landmark ruling in a country that is traditionally Catholic and conservative. Ecuador now joins Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia in recognizing same-sex marriage. The Latin American nation is also the 27th country to allow same-sex marriage. Five justices on the nine-member Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of two gay couples who sued after their request to be...
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Texas School District Donates $10,000 From Anti-LGBT Church To Local Pride Parade

 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); After months of protests by students and LGBT rights activists, a Texas school district agreed to donate $10,000 from revenue generated from the rental of the Performing Arts Center to a local anti-LGBT church, to fund the district’s “participation in the annual Austin Pride Parade and other LGBT districtwide activities,” according to the Austin American Statesman. Gay rights advocates have argued that the district should stop renting the facility to the church because its traditional biblical views run counter to the district’s inclusive values....
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Study Finds 4 in 10 LGBTQ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide in Past Year – Conversion Therapy Makes It Worse

A new study of over 34,000 individuals released Tuesday by The Trevor Project reveals a disturbingly high rate of LGBTQ youth have considered attempting suicide – and that for those who have undergone so-called “conversion therapy” the numbers are substantially higher. Nearly four in 10 (39%) LGBTQ youth “seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months,” The Trevor Project’s study finds. For transgender and non-binary youth the rate climbs to more than half. Youths who have undergone conversion therapy are “more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as...
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Texas County Commissioner Refuses To Sign Pride Week Proclamation Honoring Pulse Victims

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A county commissioner in Texas refused to sign a Pride Week proclamation that among other things, honored the lives lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting, commemorated the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, and honored the LGBTQUIA+ community, according to ABC affiliate KIII. Nueces County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn read a statement at Wednesday’s meeting, in Corpus Christi, declaring, “I want it in the record that I do not support this proclamation or agree with the statements in it.” Vaughn told NBC affiliate...
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