Tag: LGBTQ

J’lem Police commander: Pride parade to continue as planned

The Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance is set to continue on its planned route despite threats by extremist elements to disrupt it, said Jerusalem District Police Commandner Yoram Halevy.   “Any and all attempts to disrupt the parade will be met with a firm and resolute response, and they will be arrested and prosecuted,” […]

The gay couple marrying tomorrow at J’lem Pride respond to Barkat

Yochai Werman and Yotam Hacohen intend to celebrate their love at the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance on Thursday by holding a marriage ceremony at Liberty Bell Park.   Their joy however, will also be accompanied by sadness with the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki in last year’s Pride parade figuring in the background. Prominent […]

Barkat condemned by Left for not participating in Gay Pride Parade over religious objections

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was lambasted by left-wing politicians Wednesday as insensitive and biased after announcing that he will not attend Thursday’s Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade because it is damaging to the ultra-Orthodox and right-wing sectors’ sensibilities.   In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth, Barkat – who has a largely right-wing and religious municipal coalition, […]

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 […]

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 […]

National PTA Calls for Federal Designation of LGBTQs as ‘Protected Class’

A resolution passed by The National PTA at its 2016 Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando last weekend calls for “explicit federal statutory protections” for gay and transgender individuals in addition to those that “currently address discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, [and] disability.”   The National PTA supports “legislation that […]

Republicans to consider softening party’s official language on LGBT

With the Republican National Convention less than two weeks away, moderate Republicans are drafting an amendment that would soften the GOP’s official position on gays and lesbians, CBS News has learned.   The party’s official stance on LGBT issues will be debated during next week’s meeting of the RNC’s platform committee, a 112-member group of […]

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 […]