Palestinian and Israeli LGBTQs are being cynically used by the Israeli government and Israeli propaganda in order to “pinkwash” Israel’s international public image. Israeli government, through the ministry of Tourism, makes use of the relative tolerance towards Jewish LGBTQs (especially in Tel Aviv), as a way of diverting attention from the many Israeli war crimes performed in Gaza, the occupied Palestinian territories, and inside Israel itself. Thus, on the backs of the Jewish and Palestinian LGBTQ communities, Israeli propaganda can market a false image of Israel as a “liberal” “progressive” “gay haven”, while demonising Arabic Middle Eastern Cultures and presenting them as inherently LGBT-phobic—an Islamophobic notion whose goal is to further justify Israeli war crimes in Gaza and the occupied territories as well as against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Chilean LGBTI rights group MOVILH has called on the Ministry of Education to remove books from schools that are recommended reading for students that depict gay people as disordered and predatory.
The 21-year-old was arrested by police who feared he would be hunted down and killed by furious local residents who have accused him of engaging in sex acts with other men.
A man in Athens had to undergo surgery after he and his partner were beaten by a homophobic mob.
Second-wave feminism included many lesbians who didn’t know many trans women, because few were out and active in those circles in the ’70s, and found it very easy to weave into their philosophy the absurd idea that trans women are…
There are at least five factors contributing to suicide in African American communities. And for the most part, they go unaddressed.
25% of pupils say they are physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities, according to new findings.
Manning’s doctors have deemed her transition-related care medically necessary, but a new statement from the Wikileaks source says Defense Department promises are just lip service.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state’s civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.
One user at a congressional IP address changed a description of Laverne Cox to say she is ‘a real man pretending to be a woman.’
An anti-gay, faith-based group in Uganda whose funding was cut off by the Obama administration had to fire all its paid staffers.
The out CNN journalist sees racism and abuse of police power in Ferguson, Mo.
Though 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall in opposition to an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, city councilmembers in Fayetteville, Ark., voted in favor of the bill 6-2.
Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Aguierre were indicted on capital murder charges related to the beating death of Fernandez’s 8-year-old son.
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