Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 23 & 24, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 23 & 24, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News:

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Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories

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Two teens arrested after anti-gay attack in east London

The two gay men said they were left bloody and beaten by the attack. During the incident, they were repeatedly called ‘faggots’

Woman accused of sending nude photo of gay florist around town in hate campaign

Days after a new florist opened in Paisley, Scotland, leaflets featuring the nearly naked owner were doctored to include homophobic insults

Shocking rise in anti-gay attacks in London

If you live in the UK capital, see where your area fits in and whether there has been more or less crime

Most Americans wrongly believe it’s already illegal to fire someone for being gay

A new poll has found that a large majority of Americans wrongly believe that it is already illegal to fire someone over their sexuality under federal law despite the Employment Non-Discrimination Act stalling in Congress

Gay couple attacked by teenage gang in east London

Up to seven Bangladeshi teens surrounded the couple on Whitechapel Road, yelling ‘faggots’ and ‘get out of our area’

Moravian Church allows gay clergy and blessing of same-sex unions in 13 US states and Canada

The Moravian Church in North America’s Northern Province voted Sunday to allow gays and lesbians to become clergy and also to create a religious ceremony by which to bless same-sex unions

Thousands march at Thessaloniki Pride with mayor and diplomats

The Thessaloniki Pride march has grown from just a few hundred participants in its first year to thousands in 2014 despite protests by Orthodox Christian groups

In a historic first, Boy Scouts will lead NYC Pride March

Gay scouts past and present and their allies to participate in oldest LGBTI pride event in the US

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson: Republicans need to move beyond gay marriage and other social issues

‘If the voters decide that they want gay marriage I’m not going to oppose it’

World Cup officials say ‘puto’ not anti-gay slur if used in context

Chant has been used during Mexico’s games when goalie for opposing team has the ball

Bisexual men facing unique sexual health challenges

In the US last year, 21% of bisexual men reported STD treatment compared to 12% for gay men and 2.3% of straight men

Uganda tax hikes could lead to anti-gay riots

US cuts aid in response to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, President Yoweri Museveni responds with tax rises

New Football Association chair: ‘Homophobia is unacceptable’

Head of a new discrimination panel at the FA has said the governing body has hired gay, disabled and people of ethnic minorities

Russians would prefer to see nudists in public than trans people

Shocking polls have previously revealed that Russians are overwhelmingly in favor of the ‘gay propaganda’ law, with 5% even saying LGBT people should be ‘exterminated’

Trans woman burned to death, found behind garbage bin

Victim was misgendered by the police report and her own family even after her death

Dominican Catholic Cardinal attacks gay US ambassador over pride month video

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez has told ambassador James Brewster to ‘take his gay pride elsewhere,’ after he released a video with his husband for Gay Pride Month

Mongolian Government plans to protect LGBTIs from hate crimes

The Government of Mongolia is proposing to pass new laws protecting LGBTIs and ethnic minorities from hate crimes after a wave of attacks by neo-Nazis against vulnerable groups in recent years

Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri sacked by Opera Australia over anti-gay comments

Georgian opera singer Tamar Iveri has been ‘released from her contract’ with Opera Australia after it was revealed that a homophobic rant was posted by her Facebook account

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Gay Star News: Entertainment

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Orange Is The New Black stars have a very special message for London Pride

Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks and Laura Prepon from the hit Netflix show film a video for this year’s celebrations

Kim Kardashian u-turns on anti-gay Sultan hotel boycott

The 33-year-old said it’s ‘sad’ to see Beverly Hills hotel workers suffering because of anti-gay laws in effect halfway across the world

Tim Gunn blasts NYC carriage drivers for ‘relentless, hateful bigotry’ including anti-gay slurs

Project Runway guru calls on Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the problem

Bill Maher stuns TV audience by making gay murder joke about Karl Rove

Comic made joke on ABC’s The View because Rove has insinuated Hillary Clinton might have brain damage

Chandler Massey wins third Daytime Emmy for portrayal of gay character on US soap

Former Days of Our Lives star has left show – footage of his successor in the role is mistakenly played when announcing his name as nominee

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About Agender Jeri 🦄

A disabled, trans/agender person living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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