Topics :: anti-gay harassment

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Threatening Letters to SD Gay Bars Mark Anniversary of Gay Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
Several San Diego gay bars in the Hillcrest neighborhood have filed police reports after receiving disturbing, rambling letters warning of impending accidents or death.

Mayor, Diplomats Join Gay Pride March in Greece

Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.

Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

By Christiana Lilly | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

Trans Woman Files Complaint After Being Called ’Gay Bitches’ at Hookah Bar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
A Washington, D.C., transgender woman filed a complaint with Lambda Legal after the employees in a hookah bar handed her and her eight friends a restaurant receipt with the words "gay bitches" printed on it.

Gay D.C. Council Candidate Receives Possible Threat, Harrassment

By John Riley | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
An openly gay candidate for the D.C. Council has received a menacing letter filled with derogatory terms and a possible threat in his home mailbox and has been attacked by a fellow D.C. resident on Twitter.

Obama Pressed to Hold Uganda Accountable for Anti-LGBT Law

By Justin Snow | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
The nation’s largest LGBT-rights organization urged President Barack Obama to take immediate and concrete steps to hold Uganda accountable for the enactment of an anti-LGBT law earlier this year.

Actor Fired After Booting Anti-Gay Heckler From Theater

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
A California theater fired one of its actors after he threw out a heckler for shouting anti-gay epithets at the cast during a production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Jason Collins Gets Anti-Gay Taunts From NBA Player

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, said that he is keeping his cool despite anti-gay taunts from other players.

Study: LGBT Individuals Living in Anti-Gay Communities Die Early

By EDGE | Sunday Feb 16, 2014
A study found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities.