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Indianapolis Archdiocese criticized after calling for firing of two gay Catholic schoolteachers

The Indianapolis Catholic Archdiocese, currently in the midst of purging gay teachers in same-sex marriages from its schools, is being criticized for forcing schools to either fire the individuals in question or otherwise be unable to identify as “Catholic.” Most recently, Cathedral High School was forced to fire a married gay teacher after Archbishop Charles […] The post Indianapolis Archdiocese criticized after calling for firing of two gay Catholic schoolteachers appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Support for anti-LGBTQ religious discrimination is on the rise, survey says

An increasing number of Americans support denying services based on sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and race The post Support for anti-LGBTQ religious discrimination is on the rise, survey says appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Human Rights Campaign names Alphonso David as new president

Former civil rights lawyer becomes first person of color to head nation's top LGBTQ organization The post Human Rights Campaign names Alphonso David as new president appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Elizabeth Warren says gay couples should be refunded $57 million for tax returns filed before marriage equality

Prior to the repeal of DOMA, married same-sex couples were denied tax benefits that heterosexual couples enjoyed The post Elizabeth Warren says gay couples should be refunded $57 million for tax returns filed before marriage equality appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Arab nations are more accepting of honor killings than homosexuality, study says

Six out of seven nations surveyed found honor killings more acceptable than homosexuality The post Arab nations are more accepting of honor killings than homosexuality, study says appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass hosts LGBTQ Family Day on June 23

For the first time, Maryland’s historic Glen Echo Park will hold its first-ever LGBTQ Family Day on Sunday, June 23. The family-friendly Pride-themed event, hosted by openly gay Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass (D-At-Large), will feature a hands-on arts and crafts area, face painting, rides on the historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel, a Cat in the […] The post Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass hosts LGBTQ Family Day on June 23 appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

AQUA DC and LULAC Lambda to hold joint Jell-O shot fundraiser at DC Eagle on July 6

AQUA DC, the local queer Asian Pacific Islander group, and LULAC Lambda, D.C.’s local LGBTQ Latinx organization, will host a joint fundraiser at the DC Eagle on Saturday, July 6. That night, representatives from both clubs will offer patrons Jell-O shots and draft beer in exchange for donations. Suggested donations are $2 per Jell-O shot, […] The post AQUA DC and LULAC Lambda to hold joint Jell-O shot fundraiser at DC Eagle on July 6 appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

House Ways and Means Committee approves bill to remedy LGBTQ discrimination in federal tax code

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has unanimously approved a bill designed to remedy unequal treatment that married same-sex couples were previously subjected to under the federal tax code. The PRIDE Act, introduced by U.S. Reps. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Andy Levin (D-Mich.), seeks to remove provisions from the tax code that don’t recognize […] The post House Ways and Means Committee approves bill to remedy LGBTQ discrimination in federal tax code appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Senate narrowly confirms anti-LGBTQ judge Matthew Kacsmaryk

Repeating a pattern of behavior that has occurred over and over again during Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. Senate narrowly voted to confirm a judicial nominee to a lifetime appointment, despite concerns over his anti-LGBTQ record. On Thursday, the Senate voted 52-46 to confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District […] The post Senate narrowly confirms anti-LGBTQ judge Matthew Kacsmaryk appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Roy Moore, homophobe and accused child molester, is once again running for Senate

Anti-LGBTQ Republican lost his previous Senate race in 2017 to Democrat Doug Jones The post Roy Moore, homophobe and accused child molester, is once again running for Senate appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

71% of Americans support transgender military service, Gallup poll says

Findings square with another recent survey showing a super majority of Americans support open military service The post 71% of Americans support transgender military service, Gallup poll says appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

New York lawmakers approve bill banning gay and trans panic defense

Bill prohibits defendants from attempting to justify violent crimes committed against LGBTQ people The post New York lawmakers approve bill banning gay and trans panic defense appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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