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Ambassador in court for hate article

Jon Qwelane | Robert Botha/Business Day | 17152

South Africa’s High Court has ordered Jon Qwelane‚ a former journalist and ambassador to Uganda, to “unconditionally” apologise to the gay and lesbian community for homophobic statements he wrote in a newspaper column nine years ago, and dismissed his constitutional challenge of the Equality Act. 150 more words

Attacks On Gay People

Preaching discrimination from the pulpits.

Today, I looked at the news and found this: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/no-to-gay-marriage-archbishop-ng-b88570100z. It’s an article in the major WA newspaper, the West Australian, by Nick Butterly, providing a forum for the views of Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe. 1,455 more words

PRIDE

A high school student who was beaten up for bringing a male date to prom comes back to the  20 year reunion with revenge on the mind. 4,695 more words

Short Stories

Musings of a Fangirl

So, there’s a lot going on in our world right now. On top of international crises and difficult political climates, in the absence of true or even stable leadership for the U.S., there has been an outcry for some time now that seems to align itself with the current clash of fascists versus those who protested against them, the outcry of those who demand equality, diversity, and visibility in media. 1,846 more words

Personal

Why Saying 'I Love All People' ALWAYS Comes With Strings Attached

We have all heard it at one point. We have all probably said it at one point. However, someone who has to clarify that they “love all people” is likely to have said or done something that proves the contrary. 143 more words

Social Issues

Another nasty attack in Manchester

There has been another nasty attack on a gay man in Manchester.

Carl Johnson moved to Rochdale after getting a new job there and on Saturday night went out and got chatting to a group of people in a bar in the city. 111 more words

Society