Nabonibo shocked many Rwandans in August when he revealed in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel that he is gay in a country where such a public assertion of homosexuality is unheard of. Although the central African nation has been relatively free of the anti gay rhetoric commonly heard in some other parts of sub Saharan Africa, homosexuality is still widely despised, and LGBT people keep a low profile.Nabonibo told The Associated Press that he came out in order to live normally. Yet the reaction he has received, from family and friends to strangers, has been mostly horrible, he said, underscoring the intolerance faced by LGBT people in many parts of Africa.
Nabonibo shocked many Rwandans in August when he revealed in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel that he is gay in a country where such a public assertion of homosexuality is unheard of. Although the central African nation has been relatively free of the anti gay rhetoric commonly heard in some other parts of sub Saharan Africa, homosexuality is still widely despised, and LGBT people here keep a low profile.Nabonibo told the Associated Press that he came out in order to live normally. Yet the reaction he has received, from family and friends to strangers, has been mostly horrible, he said, underscoring the intolerance faced by LGBT people in many parts of Africa.
Abel Cedeno, the bullied gay teen convicted in the stabbing death of one classmate and the slashing of another in a wild Bronx classroom fight two years ago, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the manslaughter of Matthew McCree, then 15, and eight years assaulting Ariane Laboy, then 16, the two sentences to run concurrently. He also received 90 days for possession of a knife.Justice Michael A. Gross acknowledged but rejected numerous and diverse pleas for Youthful Offender status for Cedeno from elected officials, LGBTQ groups, and organizations that provide counseling and alternatives to incarceration. Cedeno had just turned 18 at the time of his crime and would have faced one to four years if granted Youthful Offender status as well as the chance to have his record wiped clean after serving his sentence.
It s been a full decade since Kanye West famously sabotaged Taylor Swift s VMA speech. But a lot has changed since then. Most recently, Swift has vocaslied her political voice, tackled sexism with her song The Man and called out manipulative bully Scooter Braun who now owns her first six albums. She also launched a petition calling for LGBTQ equality rights in America.
The Trump administration has responded to Taylor Swift 's rousing call for equality and reaffirmed its opposition to a bill that would add federal civil rights protections for LGBT people.
But the trailblazing gay presidential candidate isn t a slam dunk with lesbian politicos, some of whom are reportedly prioritizing getting a woman in the White House. He s a trailblazer, Carter Spencer, a member of the LGBTQ Victory Fund Board, told Politico. But I m one of these women who thinks we are way overdue for having a woman in the White House.
On Sept. 15, 2017, Olivia stepped into a full body scanner at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.When she stepped out, a female Transportation Security Administration officer approached. On the scanner 's screen was an outline of a human body with the groin highlighted. The officer told Olivia that because of something the scanner had detected, a pat down would be necessary.
Hearings in the pivotal LGBTQ rights cases will begin on October 8.
The Justice Department intervened in one of two matters before the high court set to address LGBTQ employment discrimination during the court's next term. At issue is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it a crime for employers "to fail or refuse to hire" or otherwise discriminate against a prospective or actual employee "because of such individual's... sex."While the Supreme Court has held that discrimination on the basis of sex encompasses actions taken or beliefs held by an employer that subject an employee to gender stereotypes, the court has never ruled on whether sex based discrimination necessarily extends to sexual orientation.
Donald Trump actually thinks that LGBT people "like the job he 's doing ".
The gay GOP group downplayed the administration 's policies, including giving healthcare workers the right to deny treatment to LGBT people, his decision to end several promising research experiments into a cure for HIV at the request of the religious right, and their argument before the Supreme Court that LGBTQ people are not protected under civil rights laws.Jennifer Horn, who has sat on the board of the group for years, announced yesterday that she could no longer serve a group that endorses the subjugation of her own community and other minority groups. She sent the organization a letter yesterday to inform them of her decision to quit.
Madonna is known as the Queen of Pop for many reasons. Her decades spanning career is unparalleled, and in that time she had produced countless examples of pop mastery.
A group of LGBTQ content creators is suing Google owned YouTube because they believe YouTube is discriminatory when it comes to serving up related community content. According to the Washington Post, the content creators in question insist that YouTube is suppressing their content, which reportedly restricts ability to sell advertising and bring in new subscribers.
Topline: A group of LGBTQ YouTubers have alleged in a federal lawsuit that YouTube and its parent company Google discriminate against LGBTQ creators by unfairly restricting their ability to make money from advertising and purposefully making it more difficult for their videos to reach a wider audience.Five sets of YouTubers GNews producers Celso Dulay and Chris Knight, Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers, Brett Somers of WattsTheStanford, transgender YouTuber Chase Ross and Queer Kid Stuff creator Lindsay Amer are accusing the platform of:
The 1975 frontman Matt Healy kissed fan during the band 's gig in Dubai, in protest at the region 's strict anti LGBT laws.
Video footage also shows Healy telling gay fans: "God f ing loves you. "
The United Arab Emirates have strict anti LGBTQ laws that punish homosexuality with up to 10 years in prison. Healy knowingly broke that law in a sort of protest statement during the fan encounter. In a follow up tweet from the singer, he wrote: " I don t think we ll be allowed back due to my behaviour but know that I love you and I wouldn t have done anything differently given the chance again. " He later added, "but who knows maybe they will let me back in let s just wait and see :) "
BENICASSIM, SPAIN JULY 19: Matthew Healy of the band The 1975 performs in concert during the Festival Internacional de Benicassim on July 19, 2019 in Benicassim, Spain. (Photo by Xavi Torrent Redferns)The 1975 s Matty Healy kissed a male fan in the audience at the band s concert in Dubai, defying the city s strict anti LGBTQ laws.