Thursday, November 15, 2018

Being gay is against the law and considered a criminal act in many, many countries

https://www.fastcompany.com/90232389/its-still-illegal-to-be-gay-in-more-than-one-third-of-the-countries-on-earth Being gay is against the law and considered a criminal act in many, many countries around the world, including 34 African nations, much of the Middle East, many Caribbean nations, and swaths of Oceania. While some of these laws are religious in nature, the effect is the same when the

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Pope backs down on gay conversion therapoy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/28/vatican-erases-popes-remarks-about-psychiatric-help-for-gay-children The Vatican has rolled back on a recommendation by Pope Francis that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he

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Important moment for New Zealand’s gay community.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/new-zealand-opens-website-for-wiping-gay-convictions.html Parliament last week passed the law allowing convictions for offences committed before homosexuality was legalised in 1986 to be expunged. It's believed more than 1000 gay men were convicted and shamed before the Homosexual Reform Act was passed. "They key element of the application process is showing that conduct that led to

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If #straight #couples #treated #like #gay #on #vacation?

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/10/straight-couples-got-treated-like-gay-people-went-vacation/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Sendible&utm_campaign=RSS   t’s a world many could not fathom, one where straight couples are questioned, harassed, and discriminated against while trying to relax together on vacation. That reality is one that all too many gay couples face, a new study from Virgin Holidays shows. One of its depressing findings: Only five percent of LGBTQ couples

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#Auckland #preacher #damages #Christianity #shoot #gay #people

Check out this story from the NZ Herald Android App http://nzh.tw/11904818 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11904818&ref=twitter But he said he was just repeating the Bible - specifically Leviticus 20:13 which calls for gay men to be put to death. Robertson said he was not calling for church members to shoot anyone, and took no responsibility if someone did

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#Chechen #police #urging #parents #kill #gay #children

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-parents-kill-gay-sons-russia-region-government-chechen-leader-ramzan-kadyrov-a7714591.html?cmpid=facebook-post Chechen police are reportedly urging parents to kill their gay children, according to survivor testimony from one man held in a “gay torture camp” in the country. Authorities have been telling parents of gay men to “sort it out” or the state will intervene, the victim, who has not been identified,

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#BIllNye uses #satire to #debunk #gay #conversion #therapy

https://www.indy100.com/article/bill-nye-ice-cream-orgy-discuss-gay-conversion-therapy-7709536 On his new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World,”​ the enigmatic scientist uses a video about ice cream to demonstrate the craziness of so called gay 'conversion therapy'. Because when there’s ice cream involved, even the most ignorant will listen. We are enlightened by forward thinking, but not everyone sees

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