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Police Detain 14 Men for Holding ‘Gay Party’ in Indonesia

Silence = Death. Please share what is still happening to LGBT people around the world. Don’t become complacent as you sit at Starbucks sipping your frappaccino using free wifi. Gay Star News reports — Police officers in Indonesia’s second biggest city arrested 14 men for performing ‘deviant sexual acts’. At around midnight on Sunday, officers […]

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Meet The Brave People Fighting Homophobia And Transphobia In Africa

Above image: “People describe me as a young, soft-spoken boy, but I have never hesitated to publicly express my sexual orientation.” — George, former model and leader of the LGBTI organization Out in Kenya, in the center of Nairobi. Kenya, May 2013.  And you thinking waiting in a ling line at Starbucks is brave. Meet the people fighting […]

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Illinois School Board Bans Family Diversity Book

Will someone get these inbreds a time travel machine and bring them to 2012 with the rest of us!  The Erie, Illinois School Board has banned Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” from being used in its elementary school after parents complained that on one page, it mentions that “some families have two moms or two dads.” They argued that […]

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“IDAHO” International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia May 17th

Following other initiatives such as the National Day Against Homophobia created in 2003 in the Quebec province of Canada by the Fondation Emergence and celebrated in June, Louis-Georges Tin, a French university lecturer, campaigner for Black and LGBT Rights and chief editor of the «Dictionary of Homophobia», launched in August 2004 an initiative to create an […]

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“HOMOPHOBIA” Gay Bullying Themed Short Film: Released May 11, 2012 (Video)

Project Homophobia is a short film about gay bullying and self-acceptance by Austrian filmmaker Gregor Schmidinger. Release in May 2012. Homophobia means being afraid of homosexuality. But what if you would be afraid of your own homosexual feelings? What if you could not handle them? The short film Homophobia explores these questions. We invite all […]

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Is Some Homophobia Self-Phobia?

I will answer the question “Is Some Homophobia Self-Phobia?” . My answer is thorough and very scientific, “Probably.” Science Daily reports: Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is […]

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1 Gay Person is Killed Every 24 hours in Brazil

The overall crime rate is falling sharply in Brazil, but “murders of gays and lesbians are on the rise,” the Daily Beast’s Kristian Jebsen reports. “Attacks against gays have climbed steadily for most of the last decade, with 272 murdered in 2011—one every 36 hours, according to Grupo Gay da Bahía, a leading gay-rights group that […]

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Burke Family: “You Can Play” Project to Combat Homophobia in Professional Hockey (Video)

This PSA may resonate with those of you that have ‘father issues” more than the next.   Brian and Patrick Burke have launched the “You Can Play” project to combat homophobia in professional hockey. Mission statement: You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation. You Can […]

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Sao Paulo, Brazil: Metro Launches Campaign to Combat Homophobia

 “See beyond prejudice. Respect differences.” The Brazilian State of São Paulo in partnership with the São Paulo City Metro (Underground) launched yesterday a campaign to combat homophobia entitled: “See beyond prejudice. Respect differences.” Its objective is to increase respect towards, and decrease discrimination against, LGBT people living in South America’s most populous city. The first […]

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GLSEN Releases Groundbreaking Study of Bias, Bullying and Homophobia in Grades K-6

“Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States” First National Study to Look at Homophobia, Gender Nonconformity in Elementary Schools. Gender Nonconforming Students at Particular Risk for Bullying, Many Teachers Unprepared to Address Issues of Gender Expression, LGBT Families www.glsen.org On February 1, join GLSEN for an in-depth look at the study findings from […]

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Why Rappers Are Suddenly Speaking Out in Support of Gay Pride

Hip-hop hooray-ho, No Homo! Hip-hop and homophobic hate speech have long gone hand in hand—but now MCs from Fat Joe to The Game are changing their tune. Chris Lee on rap’s gay-friendly tipping point. Has hip-hop finally had it with homophobia? Since the genre’s explosion into the public consciousness in the early ’80s, rap music has […]

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Homophobia in UK Prisons is Endemic, But Often Unreported or Ignored

Homophobia is not sexy! Prisons seems like the perfect, dark, private, ruled by ultimate power environment for homophobia to hide. “The charity (jail) has been told that gay prisoners are advised by officers to ‘act less gay’ as a survival strategy.” A new report claims that while homophobia is widespread in the UK prison system, anti-gay […]

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London Wasps Sign Government Charter Against Homophobia

Ben Cohen says, “Great to see London Wasps signing the Charter. First Rugby Club to do so. Who will be next?” Ben London Wasps have become the first professional rugby union club to sign the Government Charter for Action to rid sport of homophobic and transphobic abuse. www.wasps.co.uk The Charter was launched by Equalities Minister Lynne […]

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Stunning LGBT Campaign Ads From Argentina: Can You Believe This? (Videos)

Amazing LGBT rights campaign ad from Obs.Salta in Salta, Argentina. A year ago, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to grant same-sex couples full marriage rights. Before this year is over, the Argentinean congress might very well pass a groundbreaking transgender-rights law extending health care protections to transgender individuals and making it easier […]