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Arizona man is attacked by mob of people in possible anti-gay hate crime

An Arizona man is recovering after he says he was attacked by a mob of about 10 people in Downtown Phoenix last Friday night, reports Phoenix-based news station ABC 15. Caesar Marin, 41, claims he sustained a broken nose, two black eyes, and bruises and scratches all over his body after being attacked by the […] The post Arizona man is attacked by mob of people in possible anti-gay hate crime appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

GLAAD accuses Trump of “normalizing” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

LGBTQ media advocacy GLAAD is criticizing President Trump for “normalizing” the anti-LGBTQ actions and rhetoric of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, with whom he met in Washington on Tuesday. Bolsonaro, a retired military officer and former federal deputy in Brazil’s Congress who is often referred to as “Trump of the Tropics” for his populist rhetoric and […] The post GLAAD accuses Trump of “normalizing” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-LGBTQ rhetoric appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

HRC Foundation and UCLA to host 2020 Democratic presidential candidates forum

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will co-host a forum for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates later this fall. The forum, set to take place on Thursday, Oct. 10 — on the eve of National Coming Out Day — at UCLA’s historic Royce Hall, will give presidential contenders an […] The post HRC Foundation and UCLA to host 2020 Democratic presidential candidates forum appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot decries anti-gay flyers handed out near churches

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot condemned misleading flyers that have been distributed to parishioners at majority-black churches on the South Side that highlight her sexual orientation and claim she will give preferential treatment to members of the LGBTQ community. On one side of the flyer is a picture of Lightfoot and her wife, Amy Eshelman, […] The post Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot decries anti-gay flyers handed out near churches appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal from Hawaii B&B owner who turned away lesbian couple

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the owner of a Hawaii bed and breakfast who refused to rent a room a lesbian couple because of her religious beliefs opposing homosexuality. On Monday, the court decided not to hear the case of Phyllis Young, the owner of the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in […] The post U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal from Hawaii B&B owner who turned away lesbian couple appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Pete Buttigieg says he has amassed enough donors to qualify for Democratic presidential debates

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg has announced he’s raised enough from individual donors to guarantee him a spot at the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 cycle. Buttigieg’s campaign announced earlier this weekend he had received more than 76,000 individual donations, passing the threshold of 65,000 set by the Democratic National Committee for […] The post Pete Buttigieg says he has amassed enough donors to qualify for Democratic presidential debates appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Investigation reveals significant levels of hiring discrimination against gay and lesbian Virginians

An investigation by a D.C-based nonprofit civil rights organization finds that there appears to be a significant level of hiring discrimination against gay and lesbian job applicants in the Old Dominion. The Equal Rights Center released a new report based on a civil rights testing investigation into bias against LGBTQ Virginians when they seek employment. […] The post Investigation reveals significant levels of hiring discrimination against gay and lesbian Virginians appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Syracuse man on trial for murder of transgender woman serves as his own lawyer

A Syracuse man who is being retried for the 2008 shooting of a transgender woman and is serving as his own lawyer made a potentially convincing argument to the jury that eyewitnesses who identified him as the shooter were lying to protect their own friends and loved ones. Dwight DeLee, 30, is faces a charge […] The post Syracuse man on trial for murder of transgender woman serves as his own lawyer appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Detroit man sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder and burning of gay man

Last week, a man could serve up to 20 years in prison for the murder and burning of a gay man in southwest Detroit in 2013, reports the Detroit News. Hameer Alkotait accepted a plea deal on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Gabino Rodriguez. In exchange for accepting the deal, Judge […] The post Detroit man sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder and burning of gay man appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Botswana High Court hears case challenging country’s statute outlawing gay sex

On Thursday, Botswana’s High Court heard a challenge to the country’s laws criminalizing gay sex, reports Reuters. The country’s penal code outlaws “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature,” with a conviction carrying a sentence of up to seven years in prison. The lawsuit, brought in May 2018 by a gay man […] The post Botswana High Court hears case challenging country’s statute outlawing gay sex appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Richard Grenell, openly gay U.S. ambassador to Germany, has reportedly received death threats

Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany and highest-ranking out LGBTQ person in the Trump administration, has been receiving threats, including at least one against his life, reports CNN. A photo of one letter seen by CNN sent directly to Grenell told him to leave Germany or he would be killed. The letter was signed by […] The post Richard Grenell, openly gay U.S. ambassador to Germany, has reportedly received death threats appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Irish prime minister says gay people shouldn’t be judged for their sexual orientation in front of Mike Pence

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said gay people should not be judged by their sexual orientation in a pointed speech delivered in front of Vice President Mike Pence, reports the Daily Mail. Varadkar, who is one of only three openly gay world leaders, and his partner, Matt Barrett, are visiting Washington, D.C. at the invitation […] The post Irish prime minister says gay people shouldn’t be judged for their sexual orientation in front of Mike Pence appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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