US SUPREME COURT RULES YOU CAN’T FIRE A WORKER BECAUSE THEY ARE LGBT+

BREAKING: The US Supreme Court has ruled LGBT+ workers have protection under federal law. The justices decisions came in three cases and will impact millions of LGBT+ workers. Two of the cases related to whether employers can discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. The third case was about whether bosses can discriminate against a…

LA PRIDE WILL HAPPEN IN 2020 – AS A BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST

Los Angeles Pride will happen in 2020 after all – but as a Black Lives Matter solidarity march. LA Pride bosses cancelled this year’s event from 12 to 14 June, when the coronavirus pandemic struck in March. It was due to be a historic celebration – marking 50 years of Pride in the city. But now…

TWO HOMOPHOBES TRAP & BRUTALLY BEAT A GAY MAN TO DEATH IN NIGERIA

Two homophobic vigilantes have trapped and brutally beaten a gay man to death in Nigeria. It is an incident like so many others that have happened in the west African country – often attracting no publicity. But this time there are some important differences. The victim found a way to fight back and protect his…

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S FRIEND BAYARD RUSTIN WILL BE PARDONED FOR GAY SEX

California is to posthumously pardon LGBT+ and civil rights hero Bayard Rustin for his 1953 ‘vagrancy’ arrest, which was for consensual gay sex. Rustin, a close confidante of Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the key organizers of the historic 1963 March on Washington – a highpoint of the civil rights movement. He also…

ALABAMA DEPUTY WHO MOCKED DAY TEEN’S SUICIDE GETS REHIRED

A deputy in Alabama has been rehired to a new position after being suspended and then resigning over comments he made regarding a gay teen’s suicide. Jeff Graves, formerly a Madison County sheriff’s deputy, is now an officer in Owens Cross Roads. ‘Everybody deserves a second chance,’ said Owens Cross Roads Police Chief Jason Dobbins. He added he believes Graves is ‘remorseful’…

BEHEADED, GUNNED DOWN & STONED TO DEATH: 369 TRANS PEOPLE KILLED THIS YEAR

Trans people have been beheaded, gunned down and stoned to death, according to a new report. It highlights the 369 trans, non-binary and gender-variant people, at least, who were murdered in the 12 months from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. 28 of the trans murder victims were reported to be teenagers, with some as young…