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U.S. FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Blood Donations From Homosexual, Bisexual Men. The Food and Drug Administration announced draft guidelines for removing a restriction on homosexual and bisexual men donating blood, a segment of the population that faces a higher risk of HIV. Read more here.
Questions About Gender and Sexual Identity to Be Asked in New Zealand 2023 Census. Information on gender and sexual identity will be collected for the first time in this year’s New Zealand census. Read more here.
Wisconsin School Postpones ‘Family-Friendly’ Drag Show After Public Scrutiny. A high school in Wisconsin is postponing a planned drag show after a social media account raised awareness of the event, claiming that the public scrutiny had become a “safety” issue. Read more here.
Alaska Library Board Keeps LGBT Books in Youth Sections Despite Community Opposition. The advisory board for an Alaska public library has elected to keep a collection of books with reported LGBT themes in its youth sections despite a petition from the community asking for them to be removed. Read more here.
Washington ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Challenge Will Not Be Reheard by Appeals Court. A federal appeals court refused to reconsider an earlier order upholding Washington state’s ban on so-called “conversion therapy” seeking to change minor patients’ sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
WEF Says ‘LGBTQ+ Inclusion Policies’ Are Key to Economic Success. The World Economic Forum has claimed that “LGBTQ+ inclusion policies” are the key to economic success and hosted a panel of speakers at this year’s meeting in Davos to make their point. Read more here.
Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids Cancelled by French Mayor After Backlash. The mayor of Toulouse, France cancelled a drag queen story time event for children and reorientated the event for adults only after a petition against the event garnered around 5,000 signatures. Read more here.
Book Showing Same-Sex Marriage Suitable for Children, ECHR Rules. Labeling a fiction book with references to same-sex marriage as harmful to children violates freedom of expression, the European Court of Human Rights stated. Read more here.
Arkansas Senate Passes Bill Classifying Drag Shows as Adult Entertainment. The Arkansas Senate passed a bill that classifies drag shows as an adult business and bans the performances from public property. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Flying ‘Pride’ Flag for LGBT Causes. Official flag flying days to promote “key LGBT events” feature prominently in a schedule recently issued by the Scottish government. Read more here.
Norwegian Care Unit Fears Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ Will Block Treatment for Pedophiles. Specialists from the Oslo University Hospital in Norway are warning that a bill banning “conversion therapy” may hinder treatment for pedophiles and those with other sexual addictions. Read more here.
UK ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban to Include Transgender-Identifying People. A new law to ban all forms of “conversion therapy” in England and Wales will include practices aimed at transgender-identifying people, the government says. Read more here.
Dutch Senate Expands Constitutional Ban on Discrimination. The Dutch Senate approved an amendment to the country’s constitution, expanding its first article to specifically ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Read more here.
U.S. NIH Spends Millions on Equity, LGBT Issues Instead of Researching Cures. As Congress continues to expand its budget, the National Institutes of Health is increasingly spending its time on equity and LGBT issues, devoting millions of taxpayer dollars to causes other than its primary mission to find medical cures and treatments. Read more here.
HBO Max Show ‘Velma’ Receives Negative Reviews for Pushing LGBT Agenda. The new Scooby-Doo reboot “Velma” is being slammed for promoting an LGBT agenda and has received a mature rating for sex, nudity, violence and profanity. Read more here.
Protestors Clash at Alberta Drag Show Promoted as ‘Mature Content’ for ‘All Ages.’ Protesters required police intervention outside a recent “drag queen brunch” in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, an event advertised for “all ages” with a “mature content warning.” Read more here.
Penn State Professor Tells Students to ‘Watch Gay Porn’ to Learn How to Be Bisexual. Penn State professor Sam Richards challenged straight students in his sociology class to “watch gay or lesbian porn” to discover a new side to their sexuality. Read more here.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Block So-Called ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. Wisconsin lawmakers voted to block a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” again allowing therapists and social workers to counsel individuals on issues of unwanted gender identity or sexual orientation. Read more here.
Biden Officials Confront Ugandan President Over Opposition to LGBT Agenda. Representatives of the Biden administration confronted Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni regarding his and his nation’s positions on LGBT issues during a recent meeting ostensibly meant to discuss trade, hunger, and climate issues. Read more here.
Pennsylvania School Board Votes in Favor of Banning Classroom ‘Pride’ Flags. The Central Bucks School Board in Pennsylvania instituted a policy to prohibit teachers from displaying items such as “pride” flags which could be considered politically influenced. Read more here.
Proposed Nebraska Bill Would Make Bringing Children to Drag Shows a Misdemeanor. Nebraska state Sen. Dave Murman proposed a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to knowingly bring a child to a drag show. Read more here.
Drag Show Featuring People With Down Syndrome in UK Sparks Concerns. A new promotional video for a UK drag show company has sparked outrage over concerns that the performers, all of whom have Down syndrome, are being exploited. Read more here.
Irish Govt Minister Plans to Push Bill to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Ireland’s Equalities and Integration Minister has vowed to bring a bill before the Dail to ban so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
U.S. State Dept Announces Millions in Funding to ‘Empower’ LGBTQI Communities. The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor announced the availability of $1.5 million in grant funding for LGBTQI+ communities through the Global Equity Fund. Read more here.
UK Census: Over One Million Identify With LGB+ Sexual Orientation. Some 1.5 million people in England and Wales identified with an LGB+ sexual orientation in the 2021 census – 3.2 percent of those aged 16 and over, figures show. Read more here.
UK Police Forces Spend Thousands on Rainbow Cars, Flags Supporting LGBT Community. Police forces across the UK have spent £66,000 on merchandise such as rainbow-themed cars and flags to support the LGBTQ community, a report found. Read more here.
Teletubbies and Crocs Sponsor Underage Fashion Show at RuPaul’s Drag Convention. Shoe company Crocs and children’s television show “Teletubbies” are among the sponsors of RuPaul’s DragCon, all events at which are advertised for “all ages.” Read more here.
Florida Gov’s Office to Investigate Drag Show Event for Exposing Children to Inappropriate Content. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration announced that it is investigating a Christmas drag show event that allegedly exposed children to sexualized acts. Read more here.
UK LGBT Charity Refers Itself to Police Over Historical Child Sexual Grooming. LGBT Youth Scotland has recommended itself for police investigation over historical accusations of grooming and the sexual exploitation of children. Read more here.
Scotland Police Blasted for Report Describing Pedophiles as ‘Minor-Attracted People.’ Police in Scotland have sparked outrage for describing pedophiles as “minor-attracted people” in a report, language they say was based on terminology used by the European Union. Read more here.
Idaho School District Proposes New SOGI Policy. The Caldwell School Board in Idaho has proposed a policy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity that will govern restroom and locker room use and instructs teachers to use a student’s name and pronoun “assigned at birth” when talking to parents. Read more here.
Disney’s ‘Willow’ Star Praises Lesbian Romance Scene. A star of the new Disney series “Willow” praised the show’s lesbian romance scene, saying “this normalized representation is just so important.” Read more here.
Children Being Recruited Into Homosexuality, Says Ugandan Archbishop. Church of Uganda Archbishop Kaziimba says church leaders have received reports of individuals recruiting school children into acts of homosexuality and has asked the government to set up a mechanism for students to report such efforts. Read more here.
Feds Launch Investigation Into Texas District’s Removal of LGBT Library Books. The federal government is launching an investigation into a Texas school district accused of discrimination after the superintendent lobbied for the removal of LGBT library books. Read more here.
U.S. Omnibus Spending Bill Earmarks Millions for LGBT-Related Projects. The 4,155-page, $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill unveiled by Democrats in the middle of the night reportedly includes more than $11 million for LGBT-themed projects. Read more here.
Drag Queen Starring in Christmas Play Wants to ‘Kick Down’ Traditional Family Values. A prominent drag queen starring in an “adult-only” show that follows the grown-up life of Dr. Seuss character Cindy Lou Who says that “any opportunity” to “kick down traditional family values is welcomed.” Read more here.
Largest Ever Drag Queen Story Time Planned for Florida in January. The world’s largest “drag queen story time” planned for January 21, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Florida, hopes to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest gathering of its kind. Read more here.
First Annual Children’s Emmy Awards Dominated by LGBTQ Content. The first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards in Los Angeles ended up being dominated by LGBTQ messaging and talent. Read more here.
LGBT Advocacy Group Claims ‘Anti-Drag’ Threat of Danger Is on the Rise. LGBT advocacy group GLAAD claimed there is a “clear and present danger” from increased threats against the drag community. Read more here.
Congress Presses Biden Admin Over Grant to Colombian LGBT Group Supporting Prostitution. Republican members of Congress are pressing President Biden’s State Department for answers after a report revealed the agency handed taxpayer dollars to a Colombian LGBT group that engages in prostitution advocacy. Read more here.
Western Australia May Consider ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. A media statement indicates the government of Western Australia is set to introduce a bill criminalizing so-called LGBT “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
Barbados’ Top Court Repeals Laws That Criminalize Homosexual Sex. A top court in Barbados has struck down laws that criminalize homosexual sex, becoming the third nation in the Caribbean region to do so this year. Read more here.
Poland to Veto EU Recognition of Same-Sex Parents. Poland will block European Union proposals to ensure that the rights of same-sex parents and their children are legally recognized in all member states, says a deputy justice minister. Read more here.
Biden Invites Drag Queens to Attend Bill Signing at White House. President Joe Biden has invited multiple drag queens to attend the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act at the White House. Read more here.
European Commission Seeks to Enshrine Same-Sex Parents’ Rights. The European Commission issued a proposal seeking to ensure that the rights of same-sex parents are respected when people move within the European Union. Read more here.
Niger Parliamentary Group Backs Petition to Criminalize Same-Sex Relationships. A group of Nigerian parliamentarians has backed a petition to criminalize same-sex relationships, although it is not known at this stage whether the issue will be formally debated in Parliament. Read more here.
Experts Say FDA Needs Messaging Campaign to Ease Homosexual Men Into Blood Donation. The Food and Drug Administration needs to prioritize a health messaging campaign to ease homosexual and bisexual men into donating blood, medical experts say, after the organization announced its plan to lift restrictions. Read more here.
Disney CEO Pledges to Double Down on LGBT ‘Storytelling’ in Animated Kids’ Movies. Disney CEO Bob Iger pledged to double down on LGBT “storytelling” in the company’s animated children’s movies, according to The New York Times. Read more here.
Singapore Repeals Ban on Homosexual Sex but Limits Prospect of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage. Singapore’s parliament decriminalized sex between men but also amended the constitution to prevent court challenges that in other countries have led to the legalization of same-sex marriage. Read more here.
U.S. FDA Plans to Allow More Homosexual, Bisexual Men to Donate Blood. Homosexual and bisexual men in monogamous relationships would be allowed to donate blood without abstaining from sex under guidelines being drafted by the Food and Drug Administration, people familiar with the plans said. Read more here.
Producer of Disney+ LGBTQ Fantasy Series for Teens Discusses ‘Paradigm Shift’ of Acceptance. The producer of the Disney+ fantasy series “Willow” did an interview about his decision to include a “queer” romance front and center, saying there was no pushback. Read more here.
Russia Advances Law Banning LGBT Propaganda. Lower-level Russian parliamentarians unanimously passed a law that would ban the distribution of materials promoting homosexuality, pedophilia, and “gender reassignment.” Read more here.
Italian Court Rules on Listing Same-Sex Parents on ID Documents. Same-sex parents have the right not to be called “father” and “mother” in the identification papers of their offspring, a court in Italy has ruled. Read more here.
GLAAD Threatens Advertiser Boycott of Channel Promoting Traditional Marriage. The president of GLAAD has condemned Candace Cameron Bure’s recent comment that the Great American Family channel where the actress serves as chief creative officer will focus on traditional marriage in its Christmas programming. Read more here.
Belgium Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ for LGBT People. Belgium is banning so-called “conversion therapy,” the State Secretary for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity and Diversity announced. Read more here.
Poll: Plurality of U.S. Democrats Say Drag Queen Story Hour Is Appropriate for Children. A Rasmussen Reports survey showed that a plurality of Democrats, 47 percent, believe “Drag Queen Story Hour” is at least somewhat appropriate for children. Read more here.
Maryland School District Unveils LGBT Book List That Teaches ‘Intersex,’ ‘Drag Queen’ to Pre-K Students. Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools has unveiled a new LGBTQ-inclusive book list for elementary schools that teaches words like “intersex” and “drag queen” to children as young as four. Read more here.
Photos Surface of Sex Toy Ring Toss Game at ‘Pride’ Festival Billed as ‘Family Friendly.’ Photos have surfaced of a sex toy ring toss game at a Florida “gay pride” festival over the weekend that was billed as “family friendly” and took place on public property. Read more here.
Outcry in Moldova About New LGBT Campaign in Schools. The Orthodox Church of Moldova and parents are speaking out against a new campaign to promote LGBT values in schools. Read more here.
Illinois Voters Reject Drag Shows at Libraries and Schools by 40-Point Margin. According to the Madison County clerk’s office, 69 percent of Glen Carbon, Illinois residents voted “no” on the ballot question: “Shall tax-supported libraries and schools promote drag queen events to minors?” Read more here.
Tennessee Bill Would Criminalize Drag Shows. A Tennessee state senator has introduced legislation to criminalize public “adult cabaret” performances that appeal to a sexual interest and can be seen by children. Read more here.
Tasmania Looks to Outlaw ‘Conversion Therapy.’ A targeted campaign is being run in Tasmania against plans to ban so-called “conversion therapy” as Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT have already done. Read more here.
U.S. Men’s Soccer Changes Logo to LGBTQ Colors for Qatar World Cup. The United States Men’s National Team has redesigned its World Cup team logo to add rainbow LGBTQ color stripes in response to host nation Qatar’s stance against homosexuality. Read more here.
Nevada Passes Sweeping Version of Equal Rights Amendment. Nevada voters have adopted an amendment to the state constitution which adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes under the law. Read more here.
Trudeau Celebrates Drag Queens on Television. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appear on a television show devoted to contestants competing to be the “next global drag superstar.” Read more here.
Norwegian AG: Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ Is Legally Impossible. The Attorney General in Norway doubts whether a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” that applies to both minors and adults is legally possible. Read more here.
Slovak Court Rules Authorities Must Give Permanent Residence to Same-Sex Couple. The Regional Court in Zilina, Slovakia ruled that authorities must grant permanent residence to an Argentinian who entered into a homosexual marriage with a Slovak. Read more here.
French Publisher Changes ‘Family’ Definition Amidst LGBT Pressure. Le Robert publication house in France announced multiple changes to their dictionary definition of “family” after the current definition that emphasizes a mother and father was deemed “homophobic.” Read more here.
Poll: Most U.S. Hispanic Voters Oppose DQSH for Kids, Gender Ideology in Schools. A recent nationwide poll shows that most Hispanic voters across the U.S. are opposed to children being exposed to Drag Queen Story Hour and oppose gender ideology being taught in schools. Read more here.
CDC Spends $85M on Grant Program Requiring U.S. Schools to Allow LGBT Clubs. Eligibility requirements for a new grant program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention require schools to “establish or enhance … student-led clubs that support LGBT youth.” Read more here.
UK Medical Schools Back LGBT Campaign for ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. Three-quarters of UK medical schools have endorsed an LGBT charter calling for a broad “conversion therapy” ban. Read more here.
Russian Lawmakers Vet New Bill Against ‘LGBTQ Propaganda.’ Russian lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a bill that imposes tough new restrictions on activities which promote “LGBTQ rights” in the country. Read more here.
Florida Father Sues School Over ‘Pride’ Flags and LGBT Activism. A Florida father is suing the Palm Beach County school district after a teacher displayed “pride” flags and allegedly advocated homosexual lifestyles to students. Read more here.
Ohio City Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. Akron, Ohio adopted an emergency measure banning so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, becoming the 11th city in the state to ban the practice. Read more here.
Kansas Dept of Commerce Sponsors All-Ages Halloween Drag Show. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s Department of Commerce used tax dollars to sponsor an all-ages Halloween drag show where “scantily-clad” performers danced for adults and young children. Read more here.
U.S. State Dept Doubles Down on Grant for Drag Shows in Ecuador. The State Department is defending a $20,600 grant for a cultural center in Ecuador to host “drag theater performances,” saying it gives LGBTQ people an outlet “to express themselves freely and safely” in the South American country. Read more here.
U.S. State Dept Funds Drag Shows in Ecuador to Promote ‘Diversity and Inclusion.’ The U.S. Department of State has awarded more than $20,000 for a cultural center in Ecuador to host “drag theater performances” in the name of diversity and inclusion. Read more here.
U.S. and EU Hold Food Relief Hostage to LGBT Agenda. The UN body tasked with coordinating global efforts to help countries address food shortages had to postpone an agreement because the U.S. and the European Union insisted on the inclusion of homosexuality and transgender issues. Read more here.
Texas AG Seeks More Power to Criminalize Drag Shows Targeting Children. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is calling on the state legislature to give district attorneys and his own office more authority to go after drag queens and facilitators of sexualized drag shows that target children. Read more here.
Scottish Parents Quizzed on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Private School. Fettes College, a private school in Scotland, sent an anonymous survey to parents to address “inclusion,” asking about their sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.
Oregon Bar to Have Child Drag Queen Perform. Old Nick’s Pub in Eugene, Oregon will host an all-ages event featuring an 11-year-old child drag performer called Vanellope. Read more here.
Texas AG Calls for Prosecution Over Drag Queen’s Sexually Explicit Performance in Front of Child. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for prosecution over an “all ages” drag show that featured multiple sexually explicit performances in front of at least one young child. Read more here.
Bill Banning Public Drag Queen Performances Expected in Idaho. A bill that would ban drag queen performances in public venues is expected to be introduced in the Idaho legislature during the 2023 session. Read more here.
Bosnia Unveils ‘LGBT Rights’ Strategy. Bosnia and Herzegovina unveiled a strategy to improve the rights of LGBT people, a step toward bringing human rights protections into line with European Union standards. Read more here.
VA State Lawmaker Wants Parents Criminally Charged for Refusing to Affirm Child’s Sexuality. A Virginia state lawmaker wants to pass legislation that would make parents face criminal charges if they refuse to affirm their child’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.
LGBT Daycare Centers to Open in Berlin. Two “LBGT daycare centers” for young children are set to open in Berlin in 2023, with the aim to make it easier for the children to “come out” later in life. Read more here.
Italy’s Outgoing Govt Adopts New LGBT Strategy. Italy’s outgoing government has adopted a plan to promote LGBT “rights” in schools, universities, hospitals, prisons, sport clubs, and the workplace in general. Read more here.
Disney’s ‘Black Panther 2’ Star Says It’s Important Her Character Is Queer. Screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel said she joined Disney-owned Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ because “my character is queer,” and she felt it was important to tell an LGBTQ story. Read more here.
Michigan Gov to Hire SOGIE Consultant for Children. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office issued a contract proposal for a “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Consultant” to assist with “awareness, education and opportunities” for LGBTQIA+ youth and their families. Read more here.
New ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie Makes Velma Explicitly Homosexual. Velma, one of the key characters in the “Scooby-Doo” kids’ shows and movies, is clearly portrayed as a lesbian in the new movie “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” Read more here.
Georgia Substitute Teacher Fired From Public School for Raising Concerns About LGBT Book. A substitute teacher is suing after she said a Georgia public school fired her for raising concerns about an LGBTQ book shown to elementary students during a library event. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Unanimously Vote Against Parental Rights Legislation. House Democrats unanimously voted to block legislation that would have required informed parental consent before a school provides mental health services related to sexual orientation or gender identity to students. Read more here.
Children Questioned About Their Sexuality in Canadian School Survey. The Upper Grand District School Board in Guelph, Ontario has rolled out an intrusive survey questioning young children about their sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.
Drag Queens Dressed as Disney Princesses Perform for Children at Tennessee Brewery. Shocking video from a “family-friendly” drag show marketed to children in Tennessee shows a young girl patting down the crotch area of an adult male dressed as Ariel from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Read more here.
Director to Revamp ‘The Wizard of Oz’ With LGBT Representation. Writer and director Kenya Barris is switching out the Dust Bowl community traditionally found in “The Wizard of Oz” and opting for an LGBT theme in his adaptation of the classic film. Read more here.
Michigan AG Calls for ‘Drag Queen in Every School.’ Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel remarked on camera that she believes there should be “a drag queen in every school,” apparently disregarding parental concerns that their children may be exposed to drag queens at school. Read more here.
Ohio School Allows Teachers to Wear ‘LGBTQ Ally’ Badges Despite Parental Backlash. Hilliard City Schools in Columbus, Ohio will allow teachers to wear “LGBTQ ally” badges provided by the teacher’s union, despite backlash from parental groups. Read more here.
Nebraska Judge Rules Birth Certificates Can’t Name Two Mothers. A Nebraska judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two Omaha women who sought to have both their names listed as parents on their children’s birth certificates, saying the request conflicts with state law. Read more here.
Biden Expansion of Title IX to Add SOGI Protections Sparks Debate. A federal rule scheduled to redefine Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has received over 200,000 public comments in the two months following its publication in the Federal Register. Read more here.
Michigan School District Removes LGBTQ-Themed Books From Public Schools After Parents Complain. A school district in Dearborn, Michigan has pulled seven books from its school libraries, including titles with LGBTQ themes, after parents complained about explicit content. Read more here.
Illinois ‘Pride’ Festival Invites Children to ‘Tip Performers’ at Drag Show. A “PrideFest” event in Joliet, Illinois advertised for children to bring dollar bills to “tip the performers” at an all ages drag show. Read more here.
Tennessee Tech Investigating ‘Disturbing’ Campus Drag Show. Tennessee Tech University is investigating a recent on-campus drag show that allegedly mocked Christianity and exposed kids to explicit activity. Read more here.
Texas Bar Cancels Disney-Themed ‘Drag Brunch.’ A Texas bar has canceled what was described as a “Disney-themed” drag brunch, citing backlash from critics. Read more here.
Boise ‘Pride Festival’ Drops Children’s Drag Show Amid Mounting Pressure. Boise, Idaho’s “Pride Festival” organizers announced they would drop their children’s drag show event amid intense public opposition and the loss of multiple sponsors. Read more here.
Florida School Board Rejects Proposal Requiring Observance of ‘LGBTQ History Month.’ Florida’s Miami-Dade School Board overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to recognize and observe October 2022 as LGBTQ History Month. Read more here.
Girl Dances at Drag Show in Utah, Collects Cash From Cheering Crowd. Videos showing a little girl dancing at an all-ages drag show in Salt Lake City, Utah and collecting cash from cheering audience members has drawn intense online backlash. Read more here.
Idaho Capital Hosts Festival Featuring Child Drag Queens. Boise, Idaho is hosting a “Pride” festival which features a children’s drag queen show and is sponsored by several major American corporations, according to the festival website. Read more here.
Appeals Court Upholds Washington State ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. A federal appeals court unanimously upheld Washington state’s ban on “conversion therapy” for children, rejecting a therapist’s claim that it undermined his free speech. Read more here.
‘Peppa Pig’ Adds Lesbian Couple to Children’s Show. The children’s show “Peppa Pig” is the latest to introduce an LGBT couple to preschoolers in an episode titled “Families,” where one character introduces Peppa to her two mommies. Read more here.
Illinois ‘Pride Fest’ to Feature ‘Youth Drag Show.’ A “Pride Fest” being held in Decatur, Illinois will feature a “Drag Queen Story Hour” followed by a “Youth Drag Show.” Read more here.
Kroger ‘Allyship Guide’ Tells Employees to Celebrate LGBT Holidays. The Kroger Company, an American supermarket giant, published an “allyship guide” that told employees to use “inclusive language” and celebrate LGBT holidays. Read more here.
Russia Considers Doubling Fines for ‘LGBT Propaganda’ in New Law. Russia is considering doubling fines for exposing children to what it calls “LGBT propaganda” and making any event or act seen as promoting homosexuality an administrative offence. Read more here.
New U.S. PAC Will Target Politicians Who Oppose the LGBT Agenda. In a bid to promote the LGBT movement, the Agenda Political Action Committee will seek to target political foes of the LGBT agenda while supporting the cause’s political allies. Read more here.
German Family Law Could Undergo Significant Change Regarding Parentage. The German government is discussing altering the definition of parentage so that custody of children would become easier for homosexual couples. Read more here.
LGBT Groups Petition Israeli High Court to Enforce Surrogacy Law. A petition has been filed with Israel’s High Court of Justice to compel the state to implement the court’s July 2021 ruling that was supposed to advance the surrogacy process for same-sex couples. Read more here.
NC ‘Pride Parade’ Condemned After Video Shows Boy Pole Dancing on Nearly Nude Woman. A video posted of a young boy straddling a nearly nude woman as they pole-danced during an LGBT Pride parade in North Carolina has prompted angry responses on social media. Read more here.
Nebraska School Officials Close Newspaper After LGBT Articles. Administrators at a Nebraska school shut down the student newspaper days after its last edition that included articles and editorials on LGBTQ issues. Read more here.
‘LGB, Drop the T’ Trends on Twitter as Many in Gay Community Reject Transgender Ideology. Twitter users who said they identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual have criticized progressive gender ideology and are attempting to distance themselves from transgender activists. Read more here.
Singapore Will Continue to Restrict LGBTQ Content After Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relationships. The Singapore government announced it will continue to restrict and classify media content with LGBTQ themes, even after its planned decriminalization of same-sex relationships. Read more here.
Singapore to Decriminalize Sex Between Men. The Prime Minister of Singapore announced that the government will repeal a law that criminalizes sex between men but also vowed to “uphold and safeguard the institution of marriage” between a man and a woman. Read more here.
Utah Parents Protest Teacher Who Was Disciplined Over ‘Queer’ Kids TikTok Teaching Again at New School. A Utah elementary school teacher who was disciplined by her school after posting a TikTok saying she talked to her students about sexuality has been hired again and is teaching even younger children at a new school. Read more here.
Sacramento SD Has Been Pushing LGBT Indoctrination Since 2012, Documents Show. The Sacramento Unified School District has been pushing LGBT indoctrination in its classrooms for at least a decade, according to documents. Read more here.
Wisconsin School Board Votes in Favor of Pride Flag Ban. The Kettle Moraine School Board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying “gay pride” flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Gov Signs Executive Order Banning LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order that bans so-called “conversion therapy” in the state. Read more here.
Study Finds U.S. Public School Teachers Told to Indoctrinate Kids in LGBT Theory. State universities indoctrinate future teachers in controversial gender and sexual identity theories and instruct them to teach these principles to children beginning in preschool, a new report has found. Read more here.
Cubans to Vote on Law Changing Definition of ‘Family.’ If approved by Cuban voters next month, the country’s new Family Code will establish the right of all people to form a family regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and will recognize a variety of family forms. Read more here.
Tens of Thousands March in Protest Against ‘Pride Parade’ in Belgrade. Some fifty thousand protesters took to the streets of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, calling for the cancellation of an upcoming “EuroPride” event scheduled for September 12-18. Read more here.
Drag Queen Coming to Disney+ in New Marvel Teen Series. Disney+ has welcomed popular drag queen Shea Couleé to the streaming service for its upcoming Marvel series about a teen superhero, coming to the site in 2023. Read more here.
Australian Rugby League Players Refuse to Wear LGBT ‘Pride’ Jerseys. Citing religious and cultural convictions, seven Australian National Rugby League players have chosen to withdraw from a match rather than wear a jersey celebrating LGBT “pride.” Read more here.
France to Create LGBTQ Ambassador to Promote Rights Around the World. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the new envoy will “campaign for the decriminalization everywhere of homosexuality and trans-identity.” Read more here.
Church calls for Safeguarding Marriage, Family in Singapore. Singapore Catholic Archdiocese has re-emphasized safeguarding marriage and families as the Singapore government plans to repeal a law that criminalizes homosexuality in the country. Read more here.
Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships Significantly Higher Than That of Heterosexuals: DOJ Report. According to the report, “Violent Victimization by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2017-2020,” by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), bisexual relationships experienced “about eight times” more violence than in straight relationships, and domestic violence occurred at “more than twice” the rate in “lesbian or gay” relationships when contrasted with straight relationships. Read more here.
Christian Rugby Players Banned From Stadium After Boycotting Game Over Team Pride Jerseys. Australian rugby league team Manly has banned its seven boycotting players from their home stadium for the match against the Sydney Roosters. The seven decided to stand down from the National Rugby League match on religious grounds after being told to wear a jersey celebrating LGBTQ+ rights. Read more here.
Thailand House Panel Allows Same-Sex Foreign Couples to Register Civil Partnerships. The House committee vetting the Civil Partnership Bill decided to amend the bill to make it possible for same-sex couples who are both foreigners to register their partnership in Thailand, instead of one of them having to be a Thai national. Read more here.
Australian Rugby Players Revolt After Being Told to Wear Gay Pride Jersey. Up to seven players from the Manly rugby league club in Sydney, Australia, are threatening to boycott an upcoming match after a decision was made without consultation for them to wear a gay pride jersey in the fixture. Read more here.
Russian Parliament Mulls Expanding ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law. Russia’s parliament moved to tighten already stringent restrictions on the discussion of LGBTQ rights and relationships in a draft bill calling for the broadening of a 2013 ban on the “promotion of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. Read more here.
Russia Proposes Extending Law Against Homosexual Propaganda to Adults. Russian lawmakers have proposed extending a ban on the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relationships among minors to now include adults as well, a senior legislator has said. Read more here.
U.S. Children’s Library Association Issues Pro-LGBT Summer Reading List. The Association for Library Service to Children is pushing multiple LGBT recommendations in its 2022 Notable Children’s Books and Summer Reading Lists. Read more here.
Police, Soldiers, Healthcare Workers Join London ‘Pride Parade.’ Members of the National Health Service, the London Fire Brigade and servicemen in the armed forces all took part in the London “Pride Parade.” Read more here.
U of Nebraska to Host Drag Shows to Fundraise for ‘Queer Activism.’ The University of Nebraska at Lincoln is set to host multiple drag shows, with the proceeds going to fund student involvement at a conference centered around “queer activism.” Read more here.
Antigua’s Ban on Same-Sex Acts Ruled Unconstitutional. A law criminalizing same-sex acts between consenting adults in Antigua and Barbuda has been declared unconstitutional. Read more here.
‘San Diego Pride’ Sponsored by Children’s Hospital That Profits From Youth ‘Transitions.’ The San Diego “pride” parade was sponsored by the Rady Children’s Hospital, which profits from children’s attempts to “change” their sex. Read more here.
Vanderbilt Health Sponsors Children’s ‘Pride’ Event. Vanderbilt Health Services, which partners with a children’s hospital that profits from providing hormone therapy to children, sponsored the “Kids and Family” portion of the Nashville “pride” parade. Read more here.
Polish Court Rules That Four ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Must Be Abolished. A top Polish appeals court ruled that so-called “LGBT-free zones” must be abolished in four municipalities. Read more here.
Children Watch Nude Cyclists at Seattle ‘Pride Parade.’ Young children watched fully nude cyclists at the Seattle “Pride Parade,” which was kicked off by the Boy Scouts of America. Read more here.
Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy ‘Pride’ Ban. Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul, Turkey after city authorities banned an LGBTQ “Pride” march, organizers said. Read more here.
LEGO Launches LGBTQ ‘Pride Campaign.’ Danish toy giant LEGO launched a campaign to “celebrate inclusivity” by supporting “Drag Queen Story Time” at its offices and donating funds to its LGBTQIA+ charity partners. Read more here.
Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Animated Film to Include Openly Homosexual Teen Romance. Disney’s next animated feature film “Strange World” will include the first openly homosexual teen romance in a children’s movie from the entertainment company. Read more here.
Gen Z ‘Extremely Concerned’ About LGBTQ+ Rights, U.S. Survey Says. Nearly two-thirds of Generation Z between the ages of 18 and 25 say they are worried about the state of LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S., according to new survey data from Toluna. Read more here.
BBC Training Instructs Journalists to ‘Push LGBT Agenda.’ The BBC is under fire for advising journalists to use their influence to advance the LGBT agenda among politicians and other leaders. Read more here.
Feminists Join Social Conservatives to Denounce Biden LGBTQ Order. Women’s Liberation Front and Family Policy Alliance issued a joint public statement denouncing President Biden’s LGBTQI+ executive order. Read more here.
NYC Mayor Unveils Millions for LGBTQ Causes. New York City Mayor Eric Adams is allocating nearly seven million dollars for programs aimed at supporting LGBTQ causes. Read more here.
Rainbow-Colored Toys, Clothing Seized in Saudi Arabia. Rainbow-colored toys and clothing have been seized in Saudi Arabia for allegedly promoting homosexuality. Read more here.
Producer For Teen Homosexual Romance Says Series’ Move to Disney+ Expands Audience in ‘Exciting Way.’ The executive producer of the homosexual teen romance series ‘Love, Victor’ has expressed excitement that the show is now available to a much larger audience on Disney+. Read more here.
MA Archdiocese Revokes School’s Catholic Designation for Flying ‘Pride Flag.’ A Massachusetts city’s archdiocese announced that it is revoking a Jesuit school’s Catholic designation after administrators insisted on flying the “pride flag.” Read more here.
Biden Issues Executive Order Cracking Down on ‘Conversion Therapy.’ President Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on the “discredited and dangerous practice” of so-called “conversion therapy,” the White House announced. Read more here.
Burger King Issues Apology for ‘Pride Whopper’ Ad Campaign. Burger King Austria’s advertising agency issued an apology for a much-ridiculed marketing campaign announcing the “Pride Whopper,” a burger served with “two matching buns.” Read more here.
VP Harris Speaks at D.C. ‘Pride Parade.’ Vice President Kamala Harris made an appearance at the Washington D.C. Capital Pride Festival where children were exposed to various forms of sexually suggestive LGBTQ+ “kink.” Read more here.
L.A. ‘Pride Parade’ Features Sexual Displays in Front of Children. The Los Angeles “pride parade” featured whips cracking against bodies, bare breasts, and bulging crotches – all in full view of little children who were gathered in the crowd. Read more here.
NYC Shells Out $200K to Bring Drag Performers to Public Schools. New York City paid more than $200,000 in taxpayer funding over the past five years to have drag queens come into classrooms and interact with schoolchildren as young as age 3, according to a report. Read more here.
Disney Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Will Not Play in 14 Countries Over Same-Sex Kiss. Walt Disney Co. has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear,” which contains a same-sex kiss, in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries. Read more here.
‘Family-Friendly’ LGBT ‘Pride’ Event in Texas Boasts Provocative Performances. Despite being marketed as a “family-friendly celebration,” a “pride month” event in Austin, Texas featured sexually provocative performances by multiple groups. Read more here.
Montana Zoo Faces Controversy Over Upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour. A Montana zoo is facing backlash after scheduling a Drag Queen Story Hour for “pride month.” Read more here.
San Francisco Mayor Announces Drag Laureate Position. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a Drag Laureate program to be funded through the city’s budget to “celebrate and support” the city’s drag community. Read more here.
Texas Lawmaker Plans Bill to Ban Children From Drag Shows. A Texas lawmaker announced he plans to introduce legislation in the next legislative session to ban children from being allowed to attend drag shows. Read more here.
Florida Gov Weighs CPS Investigations of Parents Who Take Kids to Drag Shows. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that he might urge the state’s child protective services to investigate parents who take their children to drag shows. Read more here.
Postmates Rolls Out ‘Bottom-Friendly Menu’ for ‘Pride Month.’ Food-delivery service company Postmates has introduced a “Bottom-Friendly Menu” for “Pride Month” in order to help destigmatize homosexual sex. Read more here.
Smithsonian Hosts ‘Age Appropriate’ Drag Queen Show for Kids. The Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted a “Pride Family Day” event featuring an “age appropriate” drag queen show and crafts for children inspired by the “pride flag.” Read more here.
‘Pride Flag’ Displayed at American Vatican Embassy in Rome. The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome is displaying a rainbow flag in honor of “Pride Month,” which the diplomatic mission displayed on social media. Read more here.
Maryland School District to Vote on Banning ‘Pride Flags’ in Classrooms. The Carroll County school board in Maryland is expected to approve a policy that would ban flying the “pride flag” after teachers reported being bullied for not displaying the flag. Read more here.
Texas Bar Hosts Drag Event for Kids. A Texas bar hosted a “Drag the Kids to Pride” event where drag queens danced provocatively while children handed them money. Read more here.
Burger King Debuts ‘Pride Whopper’ With Two Top or Two Bottom Buns. Burger King Austria is celebrating “Pride Month” by introducing the “Pride Whopper,” a hamburger that comes with either two top or two bottom buns. Read more here.
U.S. DHS Secretary Salutes ‘Progress Pride Flag.’ Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas posted an image of his hand-on-heart salute as the “Progress Pride Flag” was hoisted at the Department of Homeland Security headquarters. Read more here.
Pizza Hut Book Club Promotes Drag Queen Books to Pre-K Children. The Pizza Hut Book It program for young students is reportedly promoting books to pre-kindergarten children about little kids dressing up as drag queens. Read more here.
New York Library Hosts ‘Drag Camp’ for Kids. A publicly funded library in upstate New York is being assailed for hosting a “drag camp” for children as young as 11 years old to take on a drag persona and perform at a drag show. Read more here.
Oreo Touts ‘Pride Pack’ for June ‘Pride Month.’ Oreo Cookies is celebrating ‘Pride Month’ with limited edition packaging that includes “words of love and support from real allies of the LGBTQ+ community.” Read more here.
Indiana Town Cancels ‘Family Friendly’ Drag Show. A “family friendly” drag event scheduled to take place in Jasper, Indiana has been canceled after the Twitter account Libs of TikTok included it in the “mega thread” of drag events targeting kids. Read more here.
Global South Revolts Against Western Sexual Agenda at WHA. Over 120 countries rejected a U.S.-backed global strategy to address HIV/AIDS at the World Health Assembly because it promotes the homosexual/transgender agenda and sexual autonomy for children. Read more here.
First ‘Gay Days’ Event Since Pandemic Takes Place at Florida Theme Parks. An LGBT travel agency is sponsoring the first “Gay Days” event since 2019 in Walt Disney World and other theme parks across Orlando, Florida. Read more here.
U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates ‘Pride Month’ With Rainbow Bullets. The U.S. Marine Corps marked the first day of “Pride Month” with a celebratory image featuring rainbow bullets. Read more here.
Biden Adds ‘Intersex’ to Presidential Proclamation Recognizing ‘Pride Month.’ President Joe Biden has added “intersex” to the list of sexual identities his administration is recognizing as part of “pride month.” Read more here.
Kuwait Criticizes U.S. Embassy Over Pro-LGBT Tweets. Kuwait has summoned a top U.S. diplomat in protest over tweets from the American embassy supporting LGBT rights, its foreign ministry says. Read more here.
U.S. Air Base Cancels Drag Show at Library. A drag queen event at the library on Ramstein Air Base has been canceled after receiving criticism from service members and lawmakers. Read more here.
Indonesia Summons British Envoy Over Rainbow Flag. Indonesia summoned Britain’s ambassador to explain the raising of an LGBT “pride” flag at its embassy and urged foreign missions to respect local “sensitivities.” Read more here.
Florida Church Holds LGBTQ+ Conference for Youth. A church in Naples, Florida hosted an LGBTQ+ conference for children and young adults aged 12 to 18 with the goal of “empowering them to be confident in all their identities.” Read more here.
WA School Board Member to Host ‘Queer Youth’ Event at Sex Shop for ‘All Ages.’ A Washington state school board member is set to host a “Queer Youth Open Mic Night” for children aged “0-18” at the sex shop she owns. Read more here.
London Mayor Unveils New LGBTQ Flag. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has apparently unveiled a new version of the LGBTQ+ “pride” flag for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Read more here.
South Carolina Bans Biological Males From Women’s Sports. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed legislation which requires that students participate in sports that align with the biological sex on their birth certificate. Read more here.
Philadelphia Schools Urged Teachers to Attend Sexually Explicit Transgender Conference. Philadelphia teachers were encouraged to attend a conference that featured X-rated workshops by LGBT activists. Read more here.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law. A federal judge struck down Tennessee’s law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender-identifying people to use the bathroom of their choice. Read more here.
Judge Orders Indiana School to Allow Female Student to Use Boys’ Bathroom. A federal judge who previously ruled that an Indiana middle school must allow a female student who identifies as transgender to use the boys’ restroom rejected a request from the school district to delay enforcement of her earlier ruling while the district appeals the decision. Read more here.
Biological Males Should Not Compete Against Women, World Swim Coach Group Declares. The World Swimming Coaches Association released a report which states that biological males cannot take part in competitive women’s swimming without ruining the sport. Read more here.
Poll: Most U.S. Voters Oppose ‘Sex-Change’ Surgeries for Children. A new poll shows that most Americans oppose “sex-change” operations for minors, but many are afraid to speak about the issue due to fear of retribution. Read more here.
Greece Bans LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. Greece has passed a bill banning “conversion therapy” for minors but allowing the practice for adults who give their consent. Read more here.
Illinois ‘Pride Fest Kiddie Korner’ Includes ‘Affirming Books’ and Drag Kids Dress-Up. An upcoming “Pride Fest” in Lake County, Illinois will feature a number of activities for children, from “affirming books” to a Drag Queen Story Time and Drag Kids Dress-up. Read more here.
Child Abuse Prevention Center Hires Professor OK With Adult Sexual Attraction to Minors. A Johns Hopkins University center dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse hired a professor who said adult sexual attraction to minors is OK as long as it’s not acted upon. Read more here.
Taco Bell Offers Drag Queen Show for Customers. Taco Bell has announced a new “Drag Brunch” campaign inviting customers at Taco Bell Cantinas in select cities to watch drag performances while they eat. Read more here.
Northern Ireland Excluded From ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. The London government’s planned ban on so-called “conversion therapy” will reportedly exclude Northern Ireland. Read more here.
Disney Star Says ‘There’s Further to Go’ After Character Comes Out as Bisexual. Tom Hiddleston hopes his Marvel character Loki “coming out as bisexual was meaningful” and says “there’s further to go” to represent the character’s sexuality. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Call on TV Ratings Board to Alert Parents About SOGI Content. Republican lawmakers have called on the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board to alert parents about children’s shows with sexual orientation and gender identity content. Read more here.
Report Details U.S. Pressure on LGBT Issues Overseas. The U.S. State Department has released a detailed report on the pressure placed by the U.S. government on foreign governments and their citizens in order to promote LGBT issues. Read more here.
Discovery+ Show Claims Abraham Lincoln Was ‘Queer,’ Joan of Arc ‘Non-Binary.’ A new Discovery+ show claims to tell “the story of multiple historic and groundbreaking queer individuals throughout history.” Read more here.
PA School District Apologizes for Drag Show. A Pennsylvania school district has apologized for a local high school’s after school drag show which reportedly included a highly sexualized dance routine. Read more here.
Peanuts Mother’s Day Special Declares Some Kids Have Two Moms. An upcoming Apple TV special featuring the characters from the Peanuts comic strip will promote same-sex families. Read more here.
School Invites Students to Observe LGBTQ Day Without Parents’ Knowledge. The advocacy group GLSEN invited schools across the U.S. to hold a demonstration showing support for LGBTQ students and their allies. Read more here.
Disney+ to Feature Queer Teen Romantic Drama to Celebrate ‘Pride Month.’ Disney has announced that all three seasons of the queer teen drama “Love, Victor” will be available on both Hulu and Disney+. Read more here.
Wales Considers Independent ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. The Welsh government announced it will look into bringing a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” unilaterally, citing its ambition to become “the friendliest LGBTQ+ nation in Europe.” Read more here.
Discovery+ Preps Show Exploring Teenage Drag Queens. Discovery+ is preparing to launch a show that will follow five teens and their journey into the world of drag. Read more here.
Texas State Library Association to Host Drag Queens at Annual Conference. The Texas Library Association’s annual conference will include drag queens as “featured speakers,” according to the conference program. Read more here.
School Board Members Claim Some Teachers Felt Bullied Into Displaying ‘Pride’ Flag. Members of a Maryland public school board claimed some teachers felt “bullied” into displaying rainbow “pride” flags in their classrooms after an LGBTQ group donated them. Read more here.
WA Middle School Wins $2K for Setting Up Drag Show. A Washington school district has announced Whatcom Middle School’s Gender Sexuality Alliance Club as the winner of its Think BIG competition for pitching a student drag show. Read more here.
UK Govt Urged to Pause ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Over Risks to Children. More than 80 campaigners and politicians have called on Westminster not to rush through its proposed “conversion therapy” ban. Read more here.
OSU Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour for Young Children. Oklahoma State University hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour for kids aged 2-8 as part of their “Pride 2022” event. Read more here.
German Interior Ministry OKs Raising Rainbow Flag on Govt Buildings. Germany’s Interior Ministry has authorized raising the rainbow “pride” flag at federal government buildings on certain occasions. Read more here.
Texas Health School Hosts ‘All Ages’ Drag Queen Show. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Office of Global Health is presenting a free “Spring Queening” showcase, with profits going to an organization that promotes “gender-affirming” care for minors. Read more here.
WI Teacher Performs as Drag Queen for ‘Fine Arts Week.’ A teacher at Middleton High School in Wisconsin performed dressed in drag for students during “Fine Arts Week.” Read more here.
Disney Exec Celebrates ‘Targeting Gen Z and Millennials’ With ‘LGBTQIA2S+’ Content. Leaked video shows Disney corporate president Karey Burke saying that the company has been “targeting Gen Z and millennials” with “LGBTQIA2S+” content. Read more here.
LGBTQ References Stripped From Proposed Revisions to CO Early Elementary Standards. The committee revising Colorado’s social studies standards has reversed plans to add the experiences of LGBTQ people to its recommended curriculum for students below the fourth grade. Read more here.
Seattle Museum Plans ‘Drag-Tastic Summer Camp’ for Kids. A Seattle museum is hosting a week-long summer camp for teens where students who enroll will “investigate drag history” and find their own “drag personas.” Read more here.
Leftists Boycott Hungarian LGBT Child Protection Referendum, Invalidating Vote. Leftists opposed to the Hungarian government’s socially conservative stance were able to successfully invalidate a referendum meant to gather public opinion on LGBT issues. Read more here.
GLAAD CEO Demands More LGBT Stories From Hollywood. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation CEO Sarah Kate Ellis is advocating for more LGBT representation in the media, specifically in programming targeted at young audiences. Read more here.
UK ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Will Move Forward in Part. The UK government now says it will ban so-called “conversion therapy” for homosexual or bisexual people in England and Wales but not for transgender-identifying people. Read more here.
Texas Teacher Claims 20 of 32 Students Have Come Out as LGBTQIA+. An Austin, Texas fourth-grade teacher is claiming that 20 of the 32 students she currently teaches have come out to her as LGBTQIA+. Read more here.
Video Shows Disney Officials Pushing LGBT Agenda. Videos posted on Twitter by an investigative journalist show multiple Disney officials pushing a progressive LGBT agenda on employees. Read more here.
Biden Admin Promises to ‘Fight’ for ‘LGBTQI+ Youth.’ President Joe Biden’s administration reacted to news that Florida had banned sexual orientation and gender identity conversations for young school children by promising to fight for LGBTQ youth. Read more here.
UN Committee Rules Laws Against Female Same-Sex Sexual Activity Violate Human Rights. A UN committee has ruled that criminalizing female same-sex sexual activity is a fundamental breach of human rights. Read more here.
European Commission Withholding Relief Funds Over LGBT Issue. Poland and Hungary have asked the EU Commission to intervene on their behalf in order to receive nearly $45 billion in assistance currently being withheld because the two states do not hold liberal views on homosexuality and transgenderism. Read more here.
Disney Launching Task Force to Make More LGBTQ+ Content for Children. Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced plans to form a task force to “develop action plans to make more LGBT-aware content for children and family.” Read more here.
Israel Tells Top Court It Supports Adoption by Same-Sex Couples. Israel told the High Court of Justice that it supports allowing same-sex couples to adopt children but noted that this should be done through a legislative amendment by the Knesset. Read more here.
U.S. Diplomats Ramp Up LGBT Advocacy at UN Negotiation. The U.S. government and the European Union are pressing UN Member States to add homosexuality and transgenderism in a draft UN agreement about the impact of climate change on women. Read more here.
Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Restores Same-Sex Kiss to Children’s Movie. Pixar’s forthcoming “Toy Story” prequel has put a same-sex kiss back in following an internal backlash to Disney’s handling of Florida’s legislation prohibiting sexuality instruction in grades K-3. Read more here.
U.S. Ed Secretary Initiates Phone Call With LGBT Students, Parents in Florida. U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke with LGBT students and parents in Florida in response to state legislation which prohibits sexuality instruction in grades K-3. Read more here.
New Hampshire Bill Would Roll Back Blanket Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. A New Hampshire bill is seeking to reverse a state law banning so-called “conversion therapy” for minors. Read more here.
California City Excludes Heterosexual People From Guaranteed Income Program. A guaranteed cash payment pilot program in West Hollywood, California will only consider applicants who “identify as LGBTQIA.” Read more here.
Minnesota Students, Teachers Oppose School Board Hearing ‘Other Side’ of LGBT Presentation. Minnesota students and teachers have voiced opposition to the Becker School District’s decision to hear presentations by both sides of the LGBT debate in schools. Read more here.
Sixty-Five Businesses Call on Texas Gov to Abandon ‘Anti-LGBTQ+’ Initiatives. Sixty-five global businesses called on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon what they deem to be “anti-LGBTQ+” initiatives in the state. Read more here.
UK NHS Trusts Spend Tens of Thousands on LGBT ‘Rainbow’ Crossings. NHS trusts spent over £45,000 on installing and maintaining pedestrian crossings with the colors of the LGBT flag during the pandemic, a Freedom of Information request has uncovered. Read more here.
South African Court Rules Both Same-Sex Partners Have Full Parental Rights. A high court in Pretoria, South Africa has ruled that both members of a same-sex couple will be recognized as parents without one needing to legally adopt their child. Read more here.
Same-Sex Couple Scores Partial Victory on Namibia Residency in Top Court. A same-sex couple scored a partial victory in Namibia’s Supreme Court after it ruled the government had discriminated against them when it did not recognize their marriage and rejected the residency application of one partner. Read more here.
Opponents of Nebraska City’s LGBT Ordinance Gather Enough Signatures to Force Referendum. An ordinance in Lincoln, Nebraska that extends discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity could be put on the ballot this November or rescinded after referendum petitions garnered four times the needed signatures. Read more here.
U.S. Threatens to Deny Visas to Dominican Republic Lawmakers If They Don’t Change LGBT, Abortion Laws. Legislators in the Dominican Republic have reportedly been told they will be denied U.S. visas if they don’t legalize abortion and write LGBT protections into law. Read more here.
Major U.S. Christian Denomination to Split Over ‘Divisive Debates’ on LGBT Issues. The United Methodist Church will officially undergo a division in the coming months, ending a years-long internal disagreement over LGBT issues. Read more here.
India’s National Medical Commission Bans ‘Conversion Therapy.’ India’s National Medical Commission announced that any doctor who practices so-called “conversion therapy” is liable to be prosecuted for professional misconduct. Read more here.
Same-Sex Couples Push for Adoption Rights in Taiwan. An LGBT advocacy group in Taiwan is promoting a non-biological adoption bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt children. Read more here.
UK NHS Spent Tens of Thousands on LGBT Rainbow Crossings at Height of Pandemic. Since 2019 more than 20 National Health Service trusts have spent £46,000 of taxpayer money on LGBT rainbow crosswalks. Read more here.
UN Commission Rejects LGBT Agenda. The UN Commission for Social Development rejected new language on LGBT issues in their final report. Read more here.
Dutch MPs Propose Bill to Outlaw ‘Conversion Therapy’ in Netherlands. People who offer so-called “conversion therapy” for homosexual and transgender-identifying people would face up to a year in prison under a bill being put before the Dutch parliament. Read more here.
Israeli Health Ministry Formally Bans LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The Health Ministry issued an order banning medical professionals in Israel from providing so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
New Zealand Passes Law Banning LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy.’ A bill was passed almost unanimously in New Zealand to ban practices aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
Filipino Legislator Confirms LGBT Individuals Are Qualified to Adopt Children. Rep. Michael Defensor has stated that LGBT Filipinos are qualified to adopt children, clarifying a public misperception that only a husband and wife are eligible to adopt. Read more here.
U.S. House Passes Bill to Punish Foreign Opponents of LGBT Agenda. The House of Representatives passed the Global Respect Act which would impose visa sanctions on foreigners who oppose the homosexual/transgender agenda. Read more here.
AZ Lawmakers Introduce LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill. Arizona lawmakers are introducing legislation which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in workplaces, housing, and places of public accommodation. Read more here.
German Minister Wants Equal Parenting Rights for Married Lesbian Couples. Justice Minister Marco Bushman said he wants to see Germany recognize both partners in a lesbian married couple as mothers. Read more here.
Cambridge Takes Down ‘Progress Pride’ Flag. Cambridge University has removed an LGBT+ flag after the council voted that only the university flag will be flown on campus to preserve political neutrality. Read more here.
U.S. House Prepares to Penalize Foreign Opponents of LGBT Agenda. The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the Global Respect Act which imposes penalties for violations of human rights committed against individuals who identify as homosexual or transgender. Read more here.
Mississippi Activists Push for SOGI Hate Crimes Law. Some clergy members and a group that advocates for LGBTQ rights are calling on Mississippi legislators to expand the state’s hate crimes law to cover offenses committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
U.S. NIH Spends Millions on Study That ‘Recruited’ Minors to Report Homosexual Activity Without Parental Consent. The National Institutes of Health spent $8 million on a Columbia University research study that asked minors to submit information about their homosexual activities, including whether they participate in “condomless anal sex.” Read more here.
German Catholic Bishops Welcome Initiative Seeking Change in Church Teaching on Sexuality. German Catholic bishops welcomed an initiative that is calling for the revision of what it described as “defamatory and outdated” expressions of Catholic doctrine related to sexuality and gender identity. Read more here.
France Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ With New Law. France has a new law that bans so-called “conversion therapies” and authorizes jail time and fines for practitioners who attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
Council of Europe Condemns ‘Attacks on LGBT Rights’ in Some Countries. The Council of Europe has approved a report condemning alleged attacks on LGBT “rights” that singles out the UK, Hungary and Poland for criticism. Read more here.
Irish Govt to Look for Evidence Related to ‘Conversion Therapy’ Before Legislating. An Irish government minister has said there is a need to investigate whether “there is an issue” with so-called “conversion therapy” in the Republic of Ireland before bringing in a ban. Read more here.
Denmark Considers Petition Asking for Co-Father Rights. A public petition has called on the Danish parliament to consider allowing two men to be legal guardians of a child. Read more here.
High School Lesson Plans Tell CA Students They’re Inherently Privileged If Cisgender, Heterosexual. A school district in La Quinta, California said it is taking “corrective” action over ideological lecture materials that tell high school students they are inherently privileged if they are cisgender, heterosexual, or Christian. Read more here.
Stonewall Gets £2M in Handouts From UK Public Purse. LGBT activist group Stonewall received nearly £2 million in grants from UK taxpayers between September 2019 and March 2021, according to its most recent financial statement. Read more here.
NASCAR Partners With LGBT Advocacy Group. NASCAR announced a partnership with the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce as its “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion partner for the 2022 term.” Read more here.
Germany Appoints First ‘Commissioner for Queer Affairs.’ For the first time in the country’s history, Germany has appointed a commissioner for the acceptance of sexual and gender diversity who will oversee a national LGBTQ+ action plan. Read more here.
New U.S. Fund Launched to Push LGBT Advocacy Internationally. The Biden administration launched a new $2.5 million international fund to promote acceptance of homosexuality and transgenderism and label opponents of the LGBT agenda as “anti-democratic.” Read more here.
Korean Same-Sex Couple Loses Suit Against Health Insurer Over Spousal Coverage. A Seoul court ruled against a same-sex couple demanding the same spousal health insurance coverage as heterosexual couples, saying matrimony in South Korea is still considered a union between a man and a woman. Read more here.
Israel Ends Ban on Surrogacy for Same-Sex Couples. Six months after a Supreme Court decision on the issue, Israel has opened surrogacy to every citizen, including same-sex couples, single men and transgender-identifying people. Read more here.
Same-Sex Couple Becomes First in Taiwan to Legally Adopt Child. A Taiwanese court recently ruled in favor of allowing a same-sex couple to adopt a little girl, marking the first time a same-sex couple has legally adopted an unrelated child in the country. Read more here.
Pastor Holds ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Children During Worship Service. A newly ordained, openly homosexual Lutheran pastor dressed up to lead a drag queen story hour-style message for children during worship. Read more here.
UN General Assembly Passes Resolution With Promotion of Homosexuality and Transgenderism. For the first time, the UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution that includes the term “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Read more here.
Czech Senate Rules Against Adoption of Children Abroad by Same-Sex Couples. The Czech Senate has ruled against the proposal of the Regional Court to amend current legislation that prevents same-sex partners who are registered abroad to adopt Czech children. Read more here.
UN Human Rights Office to Litigate LGBT Issues and Abortion in Latin America. The UN human rights office has launched a new initiative to promote judicial activism on gender issues in Central and South America, including abortion and the LGBT agenda. Read more here.
Court Rules Same-Sex Parents and Their Children Must Be Recognized as a Family Across EU. The European Court of Justice ruled that same-sex parents and their children must be recognized as a family in all member states. Read more here.
L.A. Schools Host LGBT Club for 4-Year-Olds. The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of Human Relations, Equity and Diversity hosted a 10-week online club for LGBT elementary schoolers as young as four years old. Read more here.
French Parliament Bans ‘Conversion Therapy.’ France’s parliament voted to ban so-called “conversion therapy,” joining a handful of countries that have taken steps to outlaw practices that seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Becomes Law in Canada. The bill banning so-called “conversion therapy” in Canada received royal assent, making it the law of the land. Read more here.
UK Govt Extends ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Consultation. The UK Government Equalities Office has confirmed that it is extending the consultation on a proposed “conversion therapy” ban to February 4, 2022. Read more here.
Canadian Senate Passes Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy.’ After minimal debate, Canadian senators agreed to fast-track legislation banning so-called “conversion therapy” through all stages of the legislative process and deem it passed. Read more here.
Canadian House Passes Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Canada’s House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion to fast track the passage of a government bill banning so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
Botswana Court Upholds Ruling Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relationships. The Botswana Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that criminalizing same-sex relationships was a violation of the constitutional rights of LGBTQ+ individuals. Read more here.
Norwegian Postal Company Ad Features Homosexual Santa. A new ad for the postal service in Norway portrays the story of a man falling in love with Santa over the years and ends with them kissing to celebrate the decriminalization of homosexuality in Norway. Read more here.
Ninety Countries Back ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’ at the United Nations. For the first time, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution that includes the terms “sexual orientation and gender identity,” though not without objections. Read more here.
Stonewall Ambassador Heads Up New Diversity Training Program for BBC. INvolve UK, a pro-Stonewall organization, has been appointed to “cultivate an LGBT-friendly environment” at the BBC. Read more here.
Ireland Recognizes Two Women as ‘Birth’ Parents. Two women have become the first same-sex couple in the Republic of Ireland to be named as legal parents on a birth certificate. Read more here.
Hungarian Media Defy Ban on Publishing LGBT+ Content for Children. Several media organizations in Hungary have defied a ban on publishing LGBT+ content geared towards children. Read more here.
‘The Simpsons’ Features First Same-Sex Love Story for Smithers Character. A recent episode of “The Simpsons” featured a same-sex love story for fan favorite character and Mr. Burns’ personal assistant, Waylon Smithers. Read more here.
Report: California Teachers Urge Recruiting Kids Into LGBT Clubs. A new report reveals that the California Teachers Association has been encouraging teachers to recruit students into LGBT clubs, urging them to “create a safe environment that fosters bravery to explore sexual orientation.” Read more here.
Canadian Govt to Introduce Tougher Version of Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The Canadian government is set to introduce a tougher version of its earlier bill to ban “conversion therapy,” which failed to pass before parliament was dissolved for the election. Read more here.
U.S. National Book Award Touts Author Who ‘Queers’ Romance for Teens. The National Book Awards selected as its young people’s literature winner a novel aimed at “queering” teens. Read more here.
U.S. Academics Speak Out for Professor Put on Leave After Defending Pedophiles. Professors from around the country are defending a fellow professor who was put on leave after claiming that he wants to destigmatize pedophiles by referring to them as “minor-attracted persons.” Read more here.
Thai Court Calls for Expanded LGBTQ Rights. A court in Thailand has ruled that the government and parliament “should draft laws that guarantee … rights for gender diverse people.” Read more here.
School Places Professor on Leave Who Defended ‘Minor-Attracted Persons.’ Old Dominion University announced it has put a professor on leave following comments attempting to normalize the phrase “minor-attracted persons.” Read more here.
Irish Academics Propose Changing Birth Certificate Terms to Be LGBT-Inclusive. Two Irish academics have proposed that birth certificates should be changed to reference “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of “Mother” and “Father,” with the option of adding additional parents. Read more here.
U.S. Professor Claims It’s Okay for Adults to Be Sexually Attracted to Minors. An assistant professor at Old Dominion University claims that “minor-attracted people” — those who are sexually attracted to people under the age of 18 — shouldn’t be stigmatized for their attractions and that such feelings are okay as long as they’re not acted upon. Read more here.
Supporters and Opponents Face Off Over Ghana’s LGBT Law. Supporters and opponents of Ghana’s new LGBT bill faced off in parliament in the bill’s first public hearing. Read more here.
Ghana’s Parliament to Begin Considering Petitions on LGBTQ Bill. Ghana’s parliament will begin considering memoranda it has received from the public on the Proper Human Sexuality and Ghanaian Family Values Bill. Read more here.
Mexican Tribunal Rules Political Party’s Ads Against Same-Sex Adoption Were Discriminatory. Mexico’s Electoral Tribunal ruled that political ads against adoption by same-sex couples from the Solidarity Encounter Party “exceed the limits of freedom of speech because they include discriminatory content.” Read more here.
U.S. Political Org Announces First ‘Pride Coalition.’ The Republican National Committee announced its first “RNC Pride Coalition” in a partnership with the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that promotes LGBT inclusivity in the party. Read more here.
UK Parents Accuse GirlGuiding of ‘Sexualizing’ Children After Group Tweets About Asexuality. Parents have accused Girlguiding of sexualizing children after the UK youth group announced it was “raising awareness and understanding” of asexuality. Read more here.
U.S. Study: Nearly One-Third of Millennials Identify as LGBT. According to a new study from Arizona Christian University, nearly one-third of millennials identify as LGBT. Read more here.
Spanish Govt Grants Free IVF to LGBT Persons, Single Women. Spain’s health minister signed an order granting single women, homosexual women, and bisexual- and transgender-identifying people access to medically assisted reproduction in the public health system where it is performed free of charge. Read more here.
Polish Lawmakers Vote to Continue Working on ‘Stop LGBT’ Legislation. Poland’s lawmakers voted to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban “pride parades” and other public gatherings or actions deemed to “promote” same-sex relationships. Read more here.
VA Scholar Refuses to Cave to Pressure Over Tweet Criticizing Bisexual Superman. A scholar at a Virginia university is not backing down as students and faculty seek to get her fired for a tweet she posted criticizing DC Comics’ new bisexual Superman character. Read more here.
Ghana Churches Push Law to Combat Promotion of Homosexuality. The majority of Christian churches in Ghana is backing a proposed law that could send homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people to prison for five years and send those who advocate for their rights to prison for 10 years. Read more here.
Irish Same-Sex Couple Both Recognized as Parents of Children After Lengthy Campaign. Two Irish women have become one of the first same-sex couples in Ireland to have both partners recognized as parents of their children after a five-year campaign. Read more here.
Ghana President Calls for Tolerance as Parliament Considers LGBT Law. Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo called for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works toward a vote on a controversial bill that would make it a crime to be homosexual, bisexual or transgender. Read more here.
MTV Says Award Show in Hungary Will Protest Nation’s LGBT Laws. The MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Budapest, Hungary will be used as an opportunity to “stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Hungary,” according to the network’s CEO. Read more here.
Vermont Students and Teachers Dress in Drag for High School Football Halftime. Burlington High School in Vermont held a faculty and student drag show during halftime of a high school homecoming football game. Read more here.
Same-Sex Couple Sues Nebraska to Be Recognized as Legal Parents. Two Omaha women and their teenage sons have sued Nebraska’s health department for rejecting their request that both women be listed as legal parents on their sons’ birth certificates. Read more here.
Schools in Multiple U.S. States Ban LGBTQ ‘Pride’ Flags. An increasing number of schools across the United States are banning LGBTQ “pride” and Black Lives Matter flags, calling them too political and divisive. Read more here.
Dutch LGBT Organizations Say Next Govt Must Enshrine ‘Rights’ in Coalition Deal. Gender equality organizations will be urging the next government of the Netherlands to “honour the promises on LGBTI rights which have been set down in [the] Rainbow Accord.” Read more here.
Botswana Top Court Hears Homosexuality Appeal. Botswana’s government is seeking to overturn a 2019 court decision striking down prison sentences for same-sex relationships. Read more here.
NC Lt. Gov Under Fire Over LGBT Views. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is defending language he used in a church message describing homosexuality and transgenderism as “filth” to which children should not be exposed. Read more here.
Comic Writer Says Superman Is Now Bisexual. DC comic writer Tom Taylor revealed that Superman is coming out as bisexual, saying that creating “another straight white savior” would be a “real opportunity missed.” Read more here.
Biden Celebrates ‘National Coming Out Day.’ President Joe Biden released a statement celebrating “National Coming Out Day,” using it to emphasize his administration’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. Read more here.
U.S. LGBT Farmers Given Taxpayer-Funded Wellness Grants. The University of Delaware is promoting a “Northeast Queer Farmer Wellness Microgrant” program to support “queer and trans farmers” through taxpayer-funded grants. Read more here.
France Moves Closer to Banning ‘Conversion Therapy.’ France’s parliament has unanimously backed proposed legislation that would ban any attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
NASA Declines to Rename Telescope After Namesake Accused of LGBT Persecution. NASA has declined to rename the James Webb Space Telescope, finding accusations that the telescope’s namesake had a history of persecuting LGBT individuals to be without merit. Read more here.
Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT Groups. The chairman of an influential Russian government commission has said that Russia’s LGBT groups should be recognized as “extremist.” Read more here.
Polish Court Again Delays Ruling on Primacy of EU Law When Deciding LGBT Issues. Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal delayed for a fourth time a ruling on whether the country’s constitution or European Union treaties take precedence when deciding disputes over LGBT issues. Read more here.
More Polish Regions Revoke LGBT Declarations Over EU Funds Withdrawal. Three more Polish regions have revoked declarations opposing LGBT ideology over the threat of losing funds from the European Union. Read more here.
Hungary’s Foreign Minister Alleges ‘Blackmail’ by EU Over LGBT Promotion Law. Hungary’s foreign minister pushed back against the European Union’s decision to impose financial penalties over a controversial LGBT law, calling it “blackmail” and “a purely political decision.” Read more here.
MSPs Told ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Would Be ‘Great Statement of Freedom.’ Dr. Igi Moon testified before Members of Scottish Parliament that banning so-called “conversion therapy” “is one of the greatest statements of freedom” that could be made. Read more here.
Hungarian PM Accuses EU of Blocking Recovery Plan Over LGBT Dispute. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused the European Commission of blocking funds for coronavirus relief over the country’s LGBT policies. Read more here.
Thousands March for LGBTQ+ ‘Rights’ in Ukraine. Organizers said approximately 7,000 participants attended the Equality March in Ukraine this year, compared to 8,000 in 2019. Read more here.
Hungary Publishes Media Guidelines Regarding LGBT Promotion in Films. Hungary’s media regulator published guidelines for broadcasters to comply with a new law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among minors. Read more here.
LEGO Introduces ‘Queer Eye’ Toy Set Inspired by Netflix Show. Toy company LEGO is introducing a new children’s set inspired by the Netflix reality show “Queer Eye,” a series featuring five homosexual men who give makeovers to heterosexual men. Read more here.
Record Number of Submissions Received on Proposed ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban in NZ. Over 100,000 submissions were received by the New Zealand Parliament’s Justice Committee supporting a proposed law to ban so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
‘Power Rangers’ Premiers First Lesbian Superhero. “Power Rangers: Dino Fury” is featuring the series’ first lesbian superhero. Read more here.
Missouri Teacher Resigns After Being Told to Remove ‘Pride’ Flag. A Missouri teacher has resigned from his position after being told to remove an LGBT “pride” flag from his classroom and refrain from discussing sexuality with students. Read more here.
Council of Europe Releases New Factsheet on Judgments Related to LGBTI Rights. The Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights issued a new factsheet focusing on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning the rights of LGBTI persons. Read more here.
EU Threatens to Withhold Aid From Poland Over LGBTQ Stance. The European Union is threatening to withhold $150 million in aid from Polish provinces over their stance on LGBTQ issues. Read more here.
Teacher Who Suggested Students Pledge Allegiance to ‘Pride’ Flag Removed From Classroom. A California teacher who suggested that her students should say the Pledge of Allegiance to a rainbow “Pride” flag has been removed from her classroom. Read more here.
Court Upholds Washington Law Banning ‘Conversion Therapy.’ U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan issued a ruling against family therapist Brian Tingley who sued Washington State over its ban on therapy practices to help those with unwanted same-sex attraction. Read more here.
Lithuanian President Against Demands to Let Homosexuals Adopt Children. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said he is against demands to let homosexuals adopt children or to teach LGBT history in schools, both of which have been put forward by organizers of the Kaunas “Pride” march. Read more here.
CA Teacher Has Students Pledge Allegiance to ‘Pride’ Flag. A California school district is investigating a teacher after she posted a video admitting that she encouraged her students to pledge allegiance to a “gay pride” flag after she removed the American flag from her classroom. Read more here.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ to Feature First Same-Sex Pairing. YouTuber JoJo Siwa will join U.S. television’s upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars” as part of the first same-sex couple on the show. Read more here.
Colonial Williamsburg Begins ‘Reenactments’ About ‘LGBT History in the Colonies.’ The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has created a “Gender Diversity Committee” to create “programs and reenactments geared toward educating the public on LGBTQ history in the colonies.” Read more here.
Jamaicans Demand Removal of ‘Pride’ Flag From U.S. Embassy. Concerned Jamaicans protested and demanded that the U.S. Embassy in Kingston remove the LGBTQ ‘Pride’ flag hoisted on its grounds. Read more here.
‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Initiative Heads to Parliament in Finland. A citizens’ initiative to ban sexual orientation and gender identity “conversion therapy” in Finland reached the required 50,000 signatures and will now be referred to Parliament for consideration. Read more here.
Two LGBT Marches Held in Poland Under Heavy Police Security. Parades for “LGBT rights” took place under heavy police presence in the Polish cities of Czestochowa and Gdansk. Read more here.
LGBT Czechs Urge Reform to Allow Adoption. Same-sex couples in the Czech Republic are lobbying for the right to get married and adopt children. Read more here.
LGBT Activists Pressure Donors to End Therapy for Same-Sex Attraction in Foreign Assistance. International LGBT activists are targeting NGOs and countries, including the U.S., insisting they forbid so-called “conversion therapy” in international development. Read more here.
New Mexico to Ask About Sexual Orientation in Public Surveys. New Mexico will begin routinely collecting demographic data about sexual orientation and gender identity during government surveys in order to address “inequities in access to public resources.” Read more here.
Disney Star ‘Proud and Happy’ to Come Out as Pansexual. Actress Mae Whitman, star of Disney’s ‘The Owl House,’ came out as pansexual and praised the show’s “queer representation.” Read more here.
Mexican MP Acquitted of Homophobia Charges. Elsa Méndez, Member of Parliament for the state of Querétaro, Mexico, was acquitted of all charges of homophobia after being accused of “traumatizing” members of the LGBT community with her pro-family statements. Read more here.
Photo of Child Surrounded by Men in ‘Fetish Sex Gear’ Wins LGBT Award in Holland. A photo of a young girl in Holland surrounded by grown men in “bondage and sexual fetish gear” has won an award from LGBT organizers for apparently showcasing what “pride” is all about and “celebrating diversity.” Read more here.
Saskatchewan City Passes Municipal Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The city of Regina, Saskatchewan passed a municipal ban making it illegal for people to counsel others with the intent of changing their sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
North Carolina City Approves LGBT Protections. The city council of Charlotte, North Carolina unanimously approved an ordinance which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes. Read more here.
Batman Sidekick Comes Out as Bisexual Teen in New Comic. The latest teenage iteration of Batman’s sidekick, Robin, has been revealed as bisexual in the newest “Batman: Urban Legends” installment. Read more here.
Czech Deputies Vote Down Proposal to Allow Joint Foster Care Rights to Same-Sex Couples. The Czech Chamber of Deputies did not approve a proposal to allow joint foster care rights to two people who are not spouses. Read more here.
Colonial Williamsburg Aims to Tell the ‘Queer History’ of America’s Founding. Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia has reportedly spent the last two years poring through archives to uncover the nation’s so-called “queer history” in order to produce programming that tells the “complete” story of the time period. Read more here.
Hungary Orders Booksellers to Cover Up Children’s Books With LGBT Themes. A new government order in Hungary says booksellers must keep children’s books depicting homosexuality in “closed packaging.” Read more here.
Harvard Law School Promotes Legal Rights for Polyamory. Harvard Law Today published an article wherein they highlight a group promoting legal rights for polyamorous people who “experience a lot of discrimination.” Read more here.
Biden Nominates First LGBT Federal Appeals Court Nominee. President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. Read more here.
SEC Greenlights Stock Exchange’s LGBTQ+ Diversity Mandate for Corporate Boards. Under a new diversity mandate, companies listed on Nasdaq’s stock exchange must have at least two diverse directors, including one who self-identifies as female and one who self-identifies as either an underrepresented minority or “LGBTQ+.” Read more here.
UK Govt Accused of ‘Burying’ Conversion Therapy Report. Research into people’s experiences of so-called “conversion therapy” in the UK has been “buried,” campaigners say. Read more here.
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