The ruling allows Mississippi to enforce its LGBT religious objections law. On Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a previous ruling that the law was unconstitutional. The law allows businesses and government employees to refuse service to same-sex couples based on their religious
Texas Seeks to Triumph Where Others Have Failed. A transgender “bathroom bill” appears to be on track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A similar (broader) proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people use public restrooms according to
Dozens of men were detained by Indonesian police in a weekend raid on a gay sauna. According to local reports, 141 men were arrested in the weekend raid. It is the latest sign of growing hostility towards homosexuality in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Police in Bangladesh stormed a community center to arrest men suspected of being gay. The center is located outside the capital of Dhaka. In the early hours of Friday morning, police raided the center. Zahangir Hossain Matobbar, commander of Bangladesh’s R.A.B., told the Associated Press
An Islamic Shariah court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time. The move further undermines the country’s moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy. The court said the men, aged 20
On Saturday, Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, confirmed that the Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men. The men were detained “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such,” the article claims. It is suspected that more than 100 gay men had been detained,
Gilbert Baker, famed LGBT activist and creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag, has passed away. According to his long-time friend and fellow activist, Cleve Jones, Baker passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday. He was 65 years old. Baker was born June 2nd, 1951