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Jehovah's Witnesses use this creepy anti-gay cartoon to indoctrinate children

Undercover activists show what happens at electroshock gay conversion therapy clinics in China

Homosexuality has not been classified as a mental illness in China since 2001, yet some clinics still offer to “cure” gay people of what they describe as a “condition.”<p>In response, some Chinese activists have been going undercover to expose the clinics’ use of controversial practices. A recent …

LGBTQI

GOP lawmaker: Gay people “don’t have a right to be served in every single store”

Oklahoma’s Joseph Silk defends anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” legislation<p>As the country marches toward nationwide marriage equality and polls show record levels of support for same-sex marriage, there's a fierce anti-gay backlash underway that imperils some of the most basic rights of the …

English teacher 'fired' from Catholic school after he revealed he was engaged to his boyfriend

• <b>Catholic High School in Omaha declined to renew the contract of teacher Matt Eledge after he told them he was getting married to a man</b>• <b><br>School</b> …

Gay young people still face bullying at school

The teenage years are a challenging time for many young people. But for those who think they might be gay, lesbian or bisexual, it can be even more bewildering. According to a new study published on Tuesday by the gay equality organisation Stonewall, 55% of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people …

A Look Inside The Horrifying Reality Of Being Gay In Uganda

“Tell me something about Ugandan culture,” prompts <i>Vice</i> correspondent Isobel Yeung to a group of locals on a recent trip to investigate violence …

10 Most Homophobic Countries In The World

gay couple social experiment. Reactions to homophobia

Homophobia social experiment

Black Trans Woman Killed in Los Angeles While Pounding on Door for Help

Deshawnda “Tata” Sanchez, 21, desperately sought help as she pounded on the front door of a home in Compton in the early morning hours of Wednesday …

Crime

How the Mind Rationalizes Homophobia

It's not easy to justify gut feelings with logical arguments. But that doesn't stop people from trying—in the NFL, in state legislatures, and beyond.<p>For gays and their allies—who now make up a majority of Americans — the past year has been a time of heartening election results and Supreme Court …

LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Ruling: Who Exactly Is Affected?

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday became the first federal appeals court to rule that long-standing civil rights laws prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.<p>The historic ruling quickly drew praise from LGBTQ-rights advocates.<p>“The checks and balances …

The FDA Blew Its Chance to End the Ridiculous Ban on Gay Blood Donation

So much for ending government-mandated discrimination. The FDA today eased restrictions on blood donation for gay and bisexual men—but only if they …

Tech’s Wakeup Call From Your Trans Coworker

By Jessica Lachenal<p>Two things you probably need to know about me: I am a trans woman and I work at a tech startup as a QA engineer. This means having …