Tag: Homosexuality

Gay rights: California becomes first state in the US to teach LGBT history in schools

California is to become the first state in the US to teach LGBT history in schools. The decision by the California State Board of Education follows a consultation period, during which several changes, as well as the inclusion of LGBT history, were decided upon.   The changes were praised by Equality California, which campaigns for […]

Same-sex ‘marriage’ fight in Kentucky ends

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to vacate a lower court’s injunctions against Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and dismiss her pending appeals, giving her a clear victory in a fight over same-sex “marriage.”   “We celebrate this final victory for Kim Davis,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, which […]

Look who’s targeting Target’s restrooms

It’s another case of creepy peepers snooping on women and girls in Target: A man named Sean Patrick Smith who identifies as a woman by the name of Shauna Patricia Smith was arrested on charges tied to taking photographs of women inside a dressing room at a Target retail store in Ammon, Idaho.   Target, which […]

Justin Trudeau joins Canada gay pride march

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the country’s first head of government to take part in Toronto’s annual gay pride parade.   Read More: Justin Trudeau joins Canada gay pride march – BBC News

Canada may adopt gender-neutral identification cards

Canada is exploring gender-neutral options on identity cards, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told local television station CP24 on Sunday at a Toronto gay-pride parade.   Last week, the Canadian province of Ontario said it would allow the use of a third gender, X, on a driver’s license, which is commonly used in North America to […]

Pentagon says transgender troops will be allowed to serve openly in US military

The Pentagon has announced it is lifting the ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said that the prohibition of transgender citizens will end “immediately”.   A recent study by the RAND Corporation revealed that out of the approximately 1.3 million active-duty service members, an estimated 2,450 were […]

Judge issues injunction granting transgender teen access to boys’ bathroom

A federal judge has ordered a school board in rural Virginia to give a transgender student, who was born female but identifies as male, access to the boys’ bathroom while his discrimination lawsuit against the school board proceeds.   Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old rising senior at Gloucester High in Gloucester County, Va., sued the school […]

Israel marks Orlando massacre at first Pride embassy event

WASHINGTON — Israel’s embassy in Washington had been planning its first-ever Pride reception celebrating the gay and lesbian community, held on Monday evening, for several months. It had not planned to begin the event with a moment of silence.   Marking the murder of 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida last week, […]

Istanbul riot police disperse ‘Trans Pride’ march

Istanbul riot police fired tear gas and rubber pellets on Sunday (June 19) to disperse a march for transgender people banned after ultra-nationalists said that “degenerates” could not demonstrate.   Hundreds of riot police cordoned off the city’s main Taksim Square to prevent the “Trans Pride” rally taking place during the Muslim holy month of […]

Orlando Highlights Islam’s Complicated Relationship With Homosexuality

Islam’s approach to homosexuality has been in the spotlight since the massacre at an Orlando gay club — criminal or compassionate? Prejudiced or progressive?   While ISIS death squads enforce an extreme version of Islam that punishes gays with death, the religion’s history is far more nuanced. And like most relationships, when it comes to […]