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Rightwing Governor of Lazio Region Withdraws Backing for Pride Parade. The rightwing governor of Italy’s Lazio region has come under fire after withdrawing the administration’s support for Rome’s pride parade, saying its name could not be associated with events “aimed at promoting illegal conduct.” Read more here.


Catholic Group Launches ‘Hide the Pride,’ Encouraging Parents To Reclaim Libraries From ‘Radical Rainbow Cult.’ One of the largest Catholic advocacy groups in the nation is encouraging parents and concerned citizens to remove sexualized books for children at their local libraries, arguing taxpayer-funded institutions shouldn’t provide “pornography” to children. Read more here.


Professor Robert George Launches ‘Fidelity Month’ to Combat ‘Pride,’ Restore Traditional Values.  A leading Catholic intellectual is calling for June to be considered “Fidelity Month” in contrast to the LGBT celebration of “Pride Month.” Read more here.


Ted Cruz Shocks Conservative Supporters by Condemning Uganda’s Anti-Sodomy Law. Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has joined the Left in opposing Uganda’s latest anti-sodomy law, calling it “grotesque” and “an abomination.” Read more here.


Iowa Governor Signs Bill Restricting Lessons on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation in Schools. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a bill into law on Friday that restricts lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation in schools from kindergarten through sixth grade. Read more here.


Pride Month Feels Different as Threats, Fear of Violence Grows. There won’t be an official Pride Month celebration in St. Cloud, Florida this year because a festival scheduled for June 10 was canceled due to an alleged “climate of fear” and hostility toward LGBTQ people. Read more here.


Coca-Cola Funds LGBTQ Youth Event Showcasing ‘Indigiqueer’ Fashion. The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding an LGBTQ youth event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian featuring “Indigiqueer” fashion designers. Read more here.


Virginia Dept of Health Promotes ‘Queer Kid Stuff.’ The Virginia Department of Health promoted an organization called “Queer Kid Stuff,” as well as an online chat service marketed to teenagers who identify as “LGBTQ+.” Read more here.


Target Marketing VP Holds Senior Position at GLSEN. A Target Corporation senior marketing executive maintains a position with a controversial LGBT advocacy organization called GLSEN – Target’s “Pride Month” partner – which is focused on integrating gender ideology at all levels of K-12 schools. Read more here.


U.S. NEA Stands Behind LGBT Org That Pushes to Hide Kids’ Gender Identities. The National Education Association, America’s largest teachers’ union, is backing the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an LGBTQ+ organization that recently entered the spotlight for its collaboration with Target Corporation. Read more here.


Kohl’s Faces Shopper Uproar After Becoming Latest Retailer to Market LGBT Clothing to Children. Shoppers are criticizing Kohl’s after the department store became the latest major retailer to sell LGBTQ clothing for infants and young kids. Read more here.


CA Lawmakers to Honor Anti-Catholic ‘Queer, Trans Nuns.’ The California State Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus is poised to honor a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the controversial group at the center of a backlash engulfing the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read more here.


Indiana LGBTQ+ ‘Youth Carnival’ to Bar Parents From Attending. A wave of criticism is greeting an LGBTQ+ “Youth Carnival” set to take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, largely because the event will bar parents from attending. Read more here.


Target Donates to Group That Promotes Secret Child ‘Transitions,’ LGBT Books in Schools. Target has repeatedly boasted about efforts to support the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, an entity which helps teachers place LGBTQ books in school libraries and hide their students’ so-called “gender transitions” from parents. Read more here.


North Hollywood Parents Boycott District’s Planned ‘Pride’ Assembly. Parents in North Hollywood, California plan to boycott an assembly to discuss LGBTQ+ issues for “Pride” month at Saticoy Elementary School. Read more here.


Montana Bans Drag Queens Reading to Kids at Libraries, Schools. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill which bars minors from attending sexually oriented shows and prohibits Drag Queen Story Hour events at libraries and schools. Read more here.


LGBT Group Issues Travel Advisory to Florida. An LGBT advocacy group issued a travel advisory for those traveling to Florida, alleging that the state’s government has enacted laws that “are hostile to the LGBTQ community,” among other claims. Read more here.


Biden HHS Offers Grants to Groups Promoting Family ‘Acceptance’ of LGBT Youth. The Health and Human Services department is offering millions in grants to groups with programs that “reduce rejection” of LGBT youth by their families. Read more here.


Target CEO Defends LGBT-Friendly Kids’ Clothing Amid Boycott Calls. Target’s top executive dismissed the social media uproar over the retailer’s new line of LGBTQ-friendly kids clothing, saying that marketing the products are good for business and “the right thing for society.” Read more here.


Dodgers Re-Invite ‘Queer and Trans Nuns’ With an Apology. The Los Angeles Dodgers are back to welcoming a drag troupe of “queer and trans nuns” to their annual “Pride Night” celebration at a home game in June. Read more here.


Florida Bar Files Lawsuit Claiming Ban on Children at Drag Shows Infringes on Free Speech. An Orlando bar filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Florida over a law that restricts sexual performances in front of children, claiming that drag shows are a simple matter of free speech rights. Read more here.


Target Removes ‘Pride’ Items From Satanist Designer After Backlash. Target has removed “pride” themed items associated with the satanist designer Abprallen due to the backlash it has since received over the partnership. Read more here.


San Francisco Mayor Names First ‘Drag Laureate.’ San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named the city’s first “Drag Laureate,” a paid position to promote the city’s “queer culture and community.” Read more here.


Target Partnered With Satanist Brand to Create Items for ‘Pride’ Collection. Target has contracted with Abprallen – a clothing brand that sells Satanist merchandise, some of which glorifies violence – to create products for its “pride” collection. Read more here.


Washington State to Spend Tens of Thousands on Training Featuring DQSH Director. Washington state is preparing to spend an estimated $83,000 on an employee diversity training featuring the Director of Drag Queen Story Hour. Read more here.


Satanic Temple Collects Donations for LGBTQ Camp in Florida. The Satanic Temple is holding a collection drive for a Florida nonprofit that holds summer camps for “all genders, sexualities, allies, or children of queer families.” Read more here.


Texas House Advances Bill Banning Minors From Sexually Explicit Performances. The Texas House overwhelmingly voted 88 to 12 to advance a bill that would ban minors from drag shows and other sexually explicit performances. Read more here.


Tampa ‘Pride Festival’ Canceled After Changes to Florida Law. The Tampa Pride on the River event has been canceled due to the series of bills signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, which in part impose penalties on establishments that expose children to sexually explicit drag shows and similar adult performances. Read more here.


NJ AG Sues School District Over Parental SOGI Notification Policy. New Jersey’s Attorney General filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Hanover Township School District over a policy that requires school staff to notify parents of the sexual orientation and gender identity of students. Read more here.


EU to Block Funding for Regions Fighting LGBT Ideology, MEP Says. A progressive MEP has claimed that the European Union will block funding for local regions that try to resist LGBT ideology. Read more here.


Parents File Police Report After MS Teacher Offers Explicit LGBT Book to Students. Parents in Illinois have filed a police report for child endangerment against a middle school teacher who offered a highly sexually explicit LBGT book for students to read in class. Read more here.


Taiwan Amends Law to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Adopt. Four years after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the legislature has passed the third reading of an amendment to the law allowing same-sex couples to legally adopt children. Read more here.


Japan’s Governing Coalition Approves Reworded LGBT Bill. Japan’s ruling coalition parties have officially approved amendments to a bill aimed at preventing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community that was drafted by a nonpartisan group of lawmakers. Read more here.


Target Releases Latest ‘Pride’ Collection With Items for Kids and Babies. Target unveiled a number of clothing items and accessories, including apparel and books meant for babies and young children, as part of the retail giant’s latest “Pride” collection. Read more here.


U.S. FDA Drops Blood Donation Restrictions for Homosexual and Bisexual Men. The Food and Drug Administration has dropped all restrictions specific to homosexual and bisexual men donating blood, moving instead toward an “individual risk-based” approach. Read more here.


Arkansas ‘Pride’ Event Changes Venue After Center Says No Drag Shows in Front of Minors. Organizers of northwest Arkansas’ “Pride” weekend said they won’t hold events at an arts center that has prohibited the group from having drag shows or drag story hours in front of minors. Read more here.


Swiss Canton Bans ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland passed a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” outlawing any practice meant to change one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


PA Taxpayer-Funded LGBT Youth Club Promotes ‘National Masturbation Month.’ A state-funded Planned Parenthood LGBTQ youth group in Pennsylvania promoted May as “National Masturbation Month,” according to a social media post. Read more here.


Colorado Families Sue School District for Encouraging Children to Join ‘Secret’ LGBTQ Club. Two Colorado families are suing the Poudre School District over allegations that teachers and administrators encouraged their daughters to join an LGBTQ club and keep its activities “secret” from them. Read more here.


CDC: Number of U.S. Teens Who Identify as LGBT Skyrockets. One in four high school students in the United States identify as homosexual, bisexual or are questioning their sexuality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.


Minnesota Lawmaker Introduces Bill Removing Anti-Pedophile Language From Human Rights Act. A state lawmaker in Minnesota introduced a measure that would remove language from the state’s Human Rights Act that currently declares pedophiles are not included in protections based on “sexual orientation.” Read more here.


Counselors Receive Large Settlement After Tampa Banned ‘Talk Therapy’ for Minors. The city of Tampa, Florida paid $950,000 in a settlement after a court ruled that an ordinance banning “talk therapy” for minors experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction was unconstitutional. Read more here.


Oklahoma Gov Cuts Off Taxpayer Funding to PBS Over ‘LGBT Propaganda.’ Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed a bill that would have continued to provide the statewide PBS stations with taxpayer funds, in large part because some of its programs promote LGBT propaganda that “overly sexualizes our kids.” Read more here.


U.S. Navy Appoints Active-Duty Drag Queen in Diversity Drive to Boost Recruitment. The U.S. Navy invited an active-duty soldier who performs as a drag queen to be a “Digital Ambassador” as part of a recent drive “to attract the most talented and diverse workforce” and combat plunging recruitment. Read more here.


‘Frog and Toad’ Creator Discusses ‘Queer Undertones’ in New Children’s Series. The classic children’s books “Frog and Toad” were adapted into a TV series for Apple TV+, which the creator says has been infused with “queer undertones.” Read more here.


White House Celebrates ‘Lesbian Visibility Week.’ President Biden’s administration celebrated Lesbian Visibility Week during a White House press briefing, with guests declaring Biden the “most pro-LGBTQI president in our history.” Read more here.


Florida ‘Pride Parade’ Canceled Over Bill Barring Kids’ Attendance at Lewd Adult Performances. A “pride parade” was canceled and attendance at an associated event was limited to patrons aged 21 and older over a Florida bill that would bar kids from sexual adult performances. Read more here.


New Russian ‘LGBTQ Propaganda’ Rules Unveiled. Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor approved an expanded set of criteria for what is to be considered “LGBTQ propaganda” and grounds to block access to websites, including the promotion of pedophilia, non-traditional relationships, and “gender reassignment.” Read more here.


Disneyland to Host First Ever ‘Pride Nite.’ Disneyland announced that the California-based theme park will host its first-ever “Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite” in June. Read more here.


Florida Bill Protecting Children From Businesses Hosting Drag Performances Heads to Gov’s Desk. A Florida bill designed to protect children from businesses hosting drag shows has passed both legislative chambers and is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s desk. Read more here.


North Carolina Bill Would Criminalize Drag Shows After Viral Lap Dance Video. North Carolina legislators introduced a bill that would ban drag shows on public property or in the presence of a minor, just weeks after video showed a drag queen giving a lap dance to a young student at a public school in the state. Read more here.


Parents Protest Drag Queen Performance at MA Public High School. Newton North High School in Massachusetts plans to host a drag queen performance as part of Transgender Bisexual Gay and Lesbian Awareness Day, despite the objections of parents. Read more here.


Florida City, County Must Pay Damages to Therapists After ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Ruled Unconstitutional. A city and county in Florida have been ordered to pay damages to two therapists for passing bans on therapy for minors seeking help with unwanted same-sex attraction. Read more here.


Nike to Sponsor ‘Queer Youth Field Day’ in Tennessee. Nike will sponsor a “Queer Youth Field Day” in Memphis, Tennessee intended for all LGBTQ-identifying “youth” and allies, according to its registration website. Read more here.


LGBTQ Group Warns Florida May Not Be Safe to Visit, Live in. Citing the “hostile” policies of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Florida LGBTQ group issued a warning that the state may not be safe for LGBT individuals to live in or visit. Read more here.


Texas Venue to Stop Hosting ‘All Ages’ Drag Events After Performer Exposes Himself to Children. A Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas venue says it will no longer allow “all ages” drag queen shows at the establishment after undercover journalists published video showing a male exposing himself and children offering tips. Read more here.


NY Middle Schoolers Allegedly ‘Bullied’ Peers Into Participating in LGBT ‘Day of Silence.’ Students at Felix Festa Middle School in New York felt they were “bullied” into participating in an LGBTQ “Day of Silence,” according to an anonymous parent report. Read more here.


Ottawa School Board’s Gender Consultant Ripped for Tweet Calling Jesus a Drag Queen. A since-deleted tweet from an Ontario, Canada school board’s gender consultant garnered criticism on Good Friday when she posted a message stating that Jesus was a drag queen. Read more here.


NJ Middle School Announces It Will Fly ‘Inclusive Pride’ Flag Year-Round. Hackensack Middle School in New Jersey held a flag raising ceremony where it announced that it will fly the “inclusive LGBT pride” flag year-round. Read more here.


Tennessee City Decides Future of ‘Pride Fest’ That Featured Explicit Sexual Performances. In a vote of 5-4, the Franklin, Tennessee city board voted to allow a “Pride” festival to proceed after acknowledging that the event last year was not family friendly. Read more here.


CA Drag Queens to March on Easter to Protest Laws Protecting Children. Drag queens are set to march on Easter Sunday in West Hollywood, California to protest the growing number of state laws designed to protect children from “gender transitions” and sexually explicit drag shows. Read more here.


Think Tank Wants to Study ‘LGBT2SQ+’ Challenging ‘Heteronormativity’ in the Arctic. The Arctic Institute issued a call for researchers to submit papers for a series examining how “queer” people in the Arctic are “challenging well-established systems of heteronormativity.” Read more here.


Ontario Party Pushes Law Banning Protests Near Drag Shows. Legislation has been introduced in Ontario, Canada that would seek to enact “community safe zones” that would prohibit protests within 100 meters of a drag show or other 2SLGBTQI+ events with fines of up to $25,000. Read more here.


Arizona School District Encourages Students to Attend ‘Queer Activities’ During Spring Break. Chandler Unified School District in Arizona encouraged students to attend “queer” spring break activities put on by an organization aimed at serving LGBTQ youth. Read more here.


Texas Senate Advances Legislation Restricting Drag Performances. The Texas Senate gave initial approval to a pair of bills that would seek to limit the exposure children have to drag performances. Read more here.


Canadian Drag Queens to Lead Gov’t-Funded Junior Drag Camp for Kids as Young as Seven. The Carousel Theater for Young People in Vancouver, British Columbia will host a drag summer camp for kids as young as seven years old funded by various government agencies. Read more here.


Judge Blocks Tennessee Law Aimed at Protecting Children From Seeing Drag Shows. A Tennessee law criminalizing drag shows that occur in public or in the view of children has been temporarily blocked, preventing officials from enforcing the law over the next two weeks. Read more here.


Country Singer Performs With Drag Queens at CMT Awards Show. Singer Kelsea Ballerini performed on stage with drag queens from the reality TV series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at the annual Country Music Television Awards show. Read more here.


North Carolina School Faces Fallout for Letting Drag Queen Straddle Student. A North Carolina community college is looking to “revise campus policies” after coming under fire for a video showing a drag queen straddling a female student during an LGBTQ+ “pride” event on campus. Read more here.


Theater Group Sues to Block Tennessee’s Law Prohibiting Adult Cabaret Performances for Minors. An LGBTQ+ theater company is suing to try to block Tennessee’s law that placed strict limits on drag shows, saying it violates the First Amendment. Read more here.


LGBTQ Summit Calls on Japan to Enact Anti-Discrimination Law. Japanese LGBTQ activists held an inaugural “Pride 7 Summit” in Tokyo where they urged Japan’s government to enact an anti-discrimination law before it hosts this year’s G-7 summit in May. Read more here.


Canadian News Story Introducing ‘Nervous’ Children to Drag Performers Receives Backlash. One of Canada’s leading news outlets is under fire after it broadcast a segment introducing young children to drag performers. Read more here.


LGBT Family Controversy in Italy Slowly Turning Into EU Dispute. A domestic Italian conflict could soon become a European problem, with mayors of Italian cities being prevented from registering foreign birth certificates when presented by same-sex couples. Read more here.


SCOTUS Asked to Rule on State Law Banning So-Called ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to rule on a Washington state law that prohibits counselors from engaging in any “regime that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Read more here.


Drag Queen Straddles Girl at North Carolina School, Video Shows. A new video shows a drag queen straddling a girl during an “LGBTQ pride” event at a North Carolina technical college that enrolls students as young as 14 in on-campus high school programs. Read more here.


NHL Reportedly Considers Discontinuing ‘LGBTQ Pride’ Events at Games. In the wake of several NHL players refusing to wear pride-themed attire, the league is reportedly considering shelving “Pride night” events at its games. Read more here.


NJ Mom Sues After Military Flags Her as ‘Security Threat’ for Opposing School’s LGBT Posters. A New Jersey mother who was reported to local police by a military official after criticizing her child’s elementary school for displaying posters in the hallway about sexual preferences has filed a federal lawsuit claiming her civil rights were violated. Read more here.


Michigan Gov Signs SOGI Protections Into Anti-Discrimination Law. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation codifying LGBT protections into the state’s civil rights law, permanently outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


Italian Govt Tells Milan to Stop Registering Same-Sex Couples’ Children. Italy’s government has told Milan’s city council to stop registering the children of same-sex parents, since adoption by same-sex couples is not legal in the country. Read more here.


Students at Utah College Graded on Adherence to LGBT Ideology. A professor at Snow College in Utah gave students a test that reinforced the idea that the United States is traditionally “heteronormative” and that gender is a “social construct,” according to documents obtained by the College Fix. Read more here.


Italian Senate Rejects Proposal for Universal Parenthood Certificate. The European Policies Commission of the Senate in Italy has voted down a proposal for a European parenthood certificate that would ensure same-sex parenthood is recognized throughout the European Union. Read more here.


Canadian Pastor Arrested Again for Protesting Children’s Drag Queen Events. A Canadian pastor was arrested for the second time in weeks after protesting drag queen story time for children at public libraries in Calgary. Read more here.


New York AG to Host ‘Drag Story Hour’ for Children in Manhattan. New York Attorney General Letitia James will host a “Drag Story Hour” in Manhattan where “families with children” are invited to watch drag performers read books for four hours. Read more here.


Florida Gov Pulls Hotel’s Liquor License Following Drag Show With Children Present. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has pulled the liquor license of the Hyatt Regency Miami following news that the luxury hotel hosted a holiday-themed drag show in December with minors present. Read more here.


Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Drag Shows in Public Spaces. The Kentucky Senate passed a bill that would ban sexualized adult performances, including drag performances, on public property or in front of children. Read more here.


CA Parents Angered by ‘Mandatory’ High School Assembly Featuring Students in Drag. California parents are demanding transparency and accountability after high school students in the Elk Grove Unified School District were exposed to a mandatory drag show performed by their peers. Read more here.


Hungary Vows to Fight in EU Court to Defend LGBT Education Law. Hungary’s Justice Minister said Budapest would fight in the Court of Justice of the EU to defend an education law banning the use of materials seen as promoting homosexuality and gender “transitions” at schools. Read more here.


Texas District Promotes LGBT ‘Pride Week’ Events With Intersex Rainbow Flag, ‘Pronoun Buttons.’ Austin ISD is planning to hand out “pronoun buttons,” rainbow flags, LGBT stickers and other trinkets to students and staff for “Pride Week” and is advertising the event using the “Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride Flag.” Read more here.


Little or No Evidence for ‘Conversion Therapy’ in ROI, Official Report Finds. Little or no evidence of so-called “conversion therapy” has been found in the Republic of Ireland, an official study has revealed. Read more here.


Alaska Rights Commission Limits LGBTQ Discrimination Cases. Alaska’s human rights commission has reversed an earlier policy and now is only investigating LGBTQ discrimination complaints related to workplace discrimination and not for other categories like housing and financing. Read more here.


Irish Govt Minister ‘Raided’ State Funds to Give Cash to LGBTQ+ Projects. Roderic O’Gorman, Ireland’s Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth, is alleged to have “raided” funding earmarked for various state-financed projects, handing the cash over to LGBTQ+ projects instead. Read more here.


Tennessee Enacts Law Restricting Drag Shows. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law that criminalizes drag show performances in certain public places or anywhere they could be viewed by children. Read more here.


Footage of Sexually Explicit Drag Show for Babies, Toddlers Goes Viral. Multiple Twitter users posted videos and photos from an event in the UK that shows drag performers in thongs performing sexually suggestive dances in front of toddlers and babies. Read more here.


Czech Republic to Issue New Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Parents. Children of same-sex couples in Czechia are set to get new birth certificates that officially recognize their parents’ true gender according to a recently announced government decree. Read more here.


Michigan Adds SOGI as Protected Categories Against Discrimination. The Michigan Senate approved an amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here. Read more here.


Wyoming LGBT Group Pays Protesters to Rally Against Bill Protecting Women’s Sports. A Wyoming LGBT advocacy group offered to pay supporters to travel to Cheyenne to attend a rally at the state Capitol on behalf of biological males being allowed to participate in girls’ and women’s sports. Read more here.


NYC Teacher Tells Kids That Nintendo Characters Have Sexual and Gender Identities. While hosting a meeting of the Gay Straight Alliance club, a teacher employed by the New York City Department of Education presented to middle-school students that Nintendo characters have different sexual and gender identities. Read more here.


Police Scotland Quits Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ Program. Police Scotland is the first high-profile Scottish public body to withdraw from Stonewall’s controversial “Diversity Champions” program which rewarded participants for promoting LGBT ideology. Read more here.


Arkansas Gov Signs Into Law Restrictions on ‘Adult’ Performances. Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee-Sanders signed a new law adding restrictions on performances that feature nudity or semi-nudity, real or simulated sexual activities, and are intended to appeal to the prurient interest. Read more here.


Tennessee Drag Queen Vows to Fight Back If Ban Passes. A Tennessee drag queen vowed to “fight for liberation” if the governor signs a bill into law restricting drag performances in public or in front of children. Read more here.


Kenya Wrong to Ban LGBT Rights Groups From Registering, Supreme Court Rules. Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled that the country’s NGO board was wrong to stop the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission from registering in 2013. Read more here.


Tennessee House Passes Bill Prohibiting Drag Shows in Presence of Minors. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit the hosting of an “adult cabaret performance” in public venues or anywhere minors might be present. Read more here.


Gallup Poll Finds Over Seven Percent in U.S. Identify as LGBTQ. The percentage of adults in the U.S. who identify as LGBTQ increased to 7.2 percent last year, according to a Gallup Poll. Read more here.


South Korean Court Recognizes Same-Sex Couple’s Rights for Health Care Coverage. The Seoul High Court found a government health insurer did owe coverage to the same-sex spouse of a customer after the firm originally withdrew coverage when it found out the pair was homosexual. Read more here.


California Teachers Union Discriminates on Basis of Sexuality. The California Teachers Association is offering a scholarship limited to LGBT students, despite Biden administration rule changes which prohibit sexuality-based discrimination. Read more here.


Biden Official Says Some LGBT Children Need to Replace Parents With ‘One Supportive Adult.’ Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine said some “LGBTQI+” children need to replace their parents with “one supportive adult” while criticizing a parental rights law as “a gag rule.” Read more here.


OK Judge Rules Baby Belongs With Biological Parents, Not Mom’s Lesbian Ex-Partner. An Oklahoma judge ruled that a baby created for a lesbian couple using purchased sperm belongs with his biological mother and father who are now together, and not with his mom’s female ex. Read more here.


EU Ends Legal Action Against Poland Over ‘Anti-LGBT Zones.’ The European Commission has ended its legal action against Poland over the adoption by local authorities of so-called “anti-LGBT zones,” though no reason was given for so doing. Read more here.


APA Distances Itself From Panel Studying ‘Marginalized’ Polyamory Community. The American Psychological Association has pushed back against an assertion that the organization endorses polyamorous relationships after an APA task force was created to research “consensual non-monogamy.” Read more here.


Connecticut Lawmakers Seek to Block Teacher-Student Sexuality Discussions From FOIA. Connecticut state lawmakers introduced a bill that would block Freedom of Information Act requests from acquiring teachers’ discussions with kids on “sensitive subjects,” including sexuality and gender identity. Read more here.


Major Standardized Testing Org Used by Catholic Schools Promotes Gender Ideology. The NWEA, which provides map-testing assessments to almost two thousand Catholic schools across the country, features articles on its website promoting gender ideology to children and encouraging educators to help students “come out.” Read more here.


Florida Court Upholds Overturning of Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy.’ A federal appeals court upheld a district judge’s ruling that struck down a Tampa, Florida city ordinance prohibiting so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


Florida Gov Revokes Liquor License of Venue That Hosted Sexual Drag Show for Children. The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is rescinding the liquor license of an Orlando venue that exposed minors to obscene sexual acts during a drag performance. Read more here.


YouTube Kids Defends Content With Sexuality Themes. An in-depth review of the YouTube Kids streaming site found a variety of content featuring drag queens and queer kids, as well as videos on sexual and gender identity, all of which YouTube has deemed appropriate for the platform. Read more here.


Michigan University Offers ‘Unconditional Love Fund’ Exclusively for ‘LGBTQIA2S+’ Students. Michigan State University announced that it now offers an “Unconditional Love Fund” for “LGBTQIA2S+” students who may encounter “unexpected financial hardships associated with their sexual and/or gender identity” during their time at the school. Read more here.


Florida ‘Pride Festival’ Features ‘Family-Friendly’ Drag Event. Two Florida communities sponsored a “family-friendly pride festival” that featured a drag queen event, a “kids’ zone,” and a “banned book nook,” according to the event website. Read more here.


College Board Rolls Back Black History Course’s LGBT Elements. The College Board has rolled back its plans to launch a new African American history course containing extremist ideology on LGBT and racial issues, shortly after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed to bar the curriculum from state schools. Read more here.


ND House Passes Bill That Would Make It a Crime to Have Drag Shows in Front of Children. The North Dakota House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make it a crime to perform drag shows and cabaret performances in the presence of children or in public places. Read more here.


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.


Illinois Gov Signs Four Bills to Expand ‘LGBT Rights.’ Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a legislation package that aims to advance “LGBT rights” by, among other provisions, expanding infertility coverage for same-sex couples and allowing those getting married to choose gender-neutral certificates. Read more here.


UK LGBT Activists Claim NHS Guilty of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ for Adopting Rainbow. The widespread use of the rainbow as a “thank you” to NHS workers during the pandemic has upset LGBT activists in the UK, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. Read more here.


Lawmakers in Ghana Seek to Outlaw Advocacy for Homosexual Rights. Lawmakers in Ghana have proposed a bill that would punish same-sex displays of affection and advocacy for LGBTQ rights with up to a decade in prison. Read more here.


Czech Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples in Ongoing Adoption Battle. The Czech Constitutional Court rejected the proposal of the District Court for Prague 5 which would have led to the ability of an individual to adopt the child of their registered partner. Read more here.


Thousands Join Budapest ‘Pride’ March. Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest ‘Pride’ march to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Read more here.


Judge Rejects Challenge to Virginia’s LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law. A judge has ruled against a group of churches, schools and a pro-life pregnancy center challenging a Virginia law that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to state anti-discrimination law. Read more here.


Hungarian PM to Hold Referendum on LGBT Law. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that his government will be holding a referendum on a controversial LGBT law which prohibits depicting homosexuality and transgender issues in schools and on TV shows aimed at minors. Read more here.


Former Georgia UMC Churches Announce Merger Following Denominational Split Over LGBT Stance. Two congregations in Georgia have left the United Methodist Church and merged into one church over the denomination’s opposition to homosexuality. Read more here.


Dozens of Embassies, Cultural Orgs in Hungary Express Support of LGBT Community as ‘Pride’ Parade Nears. As the Budapest ‘Pride’ parade nears, 30 embassies and 12 cultural institutes have expressed their support of the LGBTQI+ community and “their rights to equality and non-discrimination…” Read more here.


PA Soccer Team Stops Selling Chick-Fil-A so That Fans Can ‘Feel Welcome.’ A Pittsburgh professional soccer team has ended a promotion with Chick-fil-A following complaints from fans upset at the restaurant chain’s promotion of traditional marriage. Read more here.


Polish LGBTQ Activists Being Sued for Slander. Up to six lawsuits will be filed in Poland accusing LGBTQ activists of slander for falsely accusing municipalities of LGBTQ discrimination over their Family Rights Charters. Read more here.


Disney Debuts First-Ever LGBTQ Love Song. Disney is featuring its first-ever LGBTQ love song on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” Read more here.


Minnesota Gov Restricts ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order aimed at banning so-called “conversion therapy” and called on the legislature to make the ban permanent. Read more here.


Despite Vatican Protest, Non-Discrimination Bill Survives Hurdles in Italian Senate. A controversial LGBT non-discrimination bill has survived two significant hurdles in the Italian senate and may soon be voted into law. Read more here.


Wichita Delays Vote on Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. The Wichita City Council put off a decision on a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance related to sexual orientation and gender identity, saying it needed more community input. Read more here.


‘Rainbow Dildo Butt Monkey’ Library Performance for Kids Sparks Outrage in UK. A Labour council leader and a London library are apologizing for a children’s performance by a male actor dressed in a costume dubbed the “rainbow dildo butt monkey” which included a fake penis, nipples, and exposed bottom. Read more here.


NY Lawmakers Move to Ban Chick-Fil-A From Rest Stops Over LGBT Views. Legislators in New York are opposing plans to open Chick-fil-A restaurants at rest stops in the state, citing the fast-food chain’s past donations to groups accused of opposing same-sex marriage. Read more here.


UK Mother Takes School to Court Over ‘Pride’ Parade. A mother who says her 4-year-old son was forced to take part in a “gay pride” parade against her religious beliefs will have her case heard in court. Read more here.


Notre Dame Students, Faculty, Alumni Complain About Plans to Put Chick-Fil-A on Campus. A group of students, faculty, and alumni at Notre Dame University sent a letter asking the campus dining leadership to ban Chick-fil-A from the school’s retail dining master plan, accusing the chain of donating millions to ‘queerphobic groups.’ Read more here.


Israel’s High Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Couples to Have Children Via Surrogacy. Restrictions on surrogacy for same-sex couples and single fathers in Israel must be lifted within six months, the high court has ruled. Read more here.


Boston Pride Committee Disbands Over QTBIPOC Criticism. The Boston Pride organization is disbanding over concerns from members of the Queer, Trans, Black, and Indigenous People of Color community that they are not diverse enough to represent the entire LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Read more here.


EU Votes for Action Over Hungary’s LGBT Law. The European Parliament has voted in favor of urgent legal action over Hungary’s new law banning pro-LGBT materials in schools. Read more here.


Hungary’s Clash With EU Over LGBT Propaganda Deepens. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law banning schools from using pro-LGBT materials as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. Read more here.


CA Homosexual Men’s Choir Sings ‘We’re Coming for Your Children.’ The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has released a new original song in which they declare they are “coming for your children.” Read more here.


Federal LGBT Employment Guidance ‘An Outrageous Overreach,’ Lawyer Says. Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert has warned. Read more here.


Hungary Levies Fine Over Sale of Book About ‘Rainbow Families.’ Hungary has fined the distributor of a children’s book about same-sex “rainbow families” under a law that bans unfair trade practices. Read more here.


Whistleblower: VW Pushed Gender and Sexuality Training on Employees. Volkswagen pushed a detailed manual about gender and sexuality on employees, according to a whistleblower at the German car manufacturer. Read more here.


Report Shows How ‘Queer Creators’ Spent Years Pushing the LGBTQ Agenda in Children’s TV Programs. An extensive report by Entertainment Insider highlights the increase of LGBTQ messaging in children’s programming and explains that LGBTQ activists behind the scenes have made it happen. Read more here.


LEGO Takes Flack From Activists Upset That Its ‘Progressive Pride’ Toy Set Is Rated 18+. LEGO has received negative press from gaming activists upset that a new “Pride”-based toy set is rated 18+ despite its low difficulty level. Read more here.


Slovenian PM Backs Hungary Over Law Banning LGBT Content in Schools. Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša backed his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban after the latter faced heavy criticism from fellow EU leaders regarding a law that bans LGBT promotion in school education material and TV content for people under 18. Read more here.


Canadian Senator Proposes Plan to Get ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Passed This Summer. A senator is pitching a plan to reconvene the Senate in order to adopt legislation that would ban the practice of “conversion therapy” in Canada. Read more here.


Museum Dedicated to LGBTQ+ History to Be Built in NYC. A museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture will soon have a permanent home as part of a massive expansion of the New York Historical Society. Read more here.


Homosexual Men Not Qualified for Ministry, PCA Votes. The Presbyterian Church in America has voted to disqualify all homosexual men from serving in its ministry. Read more here.


Biden Signs Executive Order to Advance ‘Workplace Equity’ for LGBTQ+ Individuals. President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order to advance “equity in the workplace for LGBTQ+ public servants,” in part by “expanding access to comprehensive gender-affirming health care.” Read more here.


UAE Citizens Furious at U.S. Embassy for Flying ‘Pride’ Flag. The American embassy in the United Arab Emirates drew criticism from residents of the Middle East for flying a rainbow “Pride” flag. Read more here.


CA Bans State Travel to Five More States Over LGBT Laws. California has banned state employee travel to five additional states because of laws that purportedly discriminate against LGBTQ Americans, the state attorney general announced. Read more here.


Polish Minister Encourages Country to Copy Hungarian LGBT Law. Poland should copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, the Polish education minister said. Read more here.


Disney+ Hosts ‘Pride’ Event Featuring Kermit the Frog. Disney+ hosted a virtual concert for “Pride” month that featured Kermit the Frog and appeared to be geared toward children. Read more here.


French MPs Legalize IVF for Lesbians. France’s lower house of parliament overwhelmingly backed a law that will allow single women and lesbians access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. Read more here.


NFL Releases ‘Pride Month’ Video. The National Football League has released a new video for “Pride Month” exclaiming that football is “accepting” and is “for everyone,” including the LGBTQ community. Read more here.


Tens of Thousands Attend ‘Pride’ Parade in Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands of people attended a “Pride” parade in Tel Aviv in one of the largest public gatherings in Israel since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.


BBC ‘Pride’ Group Wants to Vet Program on Transgender Issues. LGBT activists at the BBC are seeking to be involved in the editorial process for Radio 4’s Today program on transgender issues after they accused the station of “poor reporting” in a previous gender identity-related segment. Read more here.


VA Library Invites ‘Preschoolers,’ ‘Babies’ for ‘Drag StoryBook Hour.’ A library in Fairfax, Virginia is targeting “school age children,” “preschoolers,” and “babies and toddlers” as the audience for their “Drag StoryBook Hour.” Read more here.


U.S. House Passes Bill Pushing LGBT Loans. House Democrats passed the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act which gives LGBTQ-owned businesses favoritism in lending. Read more here.


PM Defends Italy From Vatican Objections to LGBT Law. Premier Mario Draghi defended the independence of Italy’s parliament in the face of formal objections by the Vatican to a proposed law that would extend additional discrimination protections to the LGBT community. Read more here.


Loki Comes Out as Bisexual in Disney+ Series. The third episode of the Disney+ series Loki has confirmed that actor Tom Hiddleston’s Norse God is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first bisexual lead character. Read more here.


Biden Names Special Envoy for ‘LGBTQ+ Rights.’ President Joe Biden named Jessica Stern as the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons. Read more here.


Brady Bunch to Recreate Episode With Drag Race Cast for ‘Pride’ Month Special. The classic Brady Bunch television show is being revamped for a special episode involving television personalities from RuPaul’s Drag Race as a celebration of “Pride” month. Read more here.


Canadian Lawmakers Pass Bill Criminalizing LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Canada’s House of Commons passed a bill criminalizing LGBT “conversion therapy” by a vote of 263 to 63. Read more here.


U.S. Will Fly ‘Progress Flag’ to Mark ‘Pride Month.’ The U.S. State Department will fly the “progress flag” for three days beginning on June 26, the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage. Read more here.


U.S. Bill Would Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQ Jurors. Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by two senators. Read more here.


Biden Praises ‘Courage’ of Homosexual and Transgender-Identifying Athletes. President Joe Biden praised two athletes for “coming out” to reveal a new gender identity and sexual preference. Read more here.


White People Charged ‘Reparations Fee’ to Attend Seattle ‘Pride’ Event Intended for ‘Black and Brown’ LGBT Community. White people will be charged a “reparations fee” to participate in a Seattle “pride” event since it’s focused on “black and brown” members of the “trans and queer” community. Read more here.


Seattle ‘Pride’ Organizers Apologize After Raising Issue With Event Charging White People ‘Reparations’ Fee. Two “Pride Month” organizers in Seattle are apologizing to the local community after writing a letter to the city taking issue with a separate event’s plans to charge a “$10 to $50 reparations fee” for white people, calling it “reverse discrimination.” Read more here.


EU Members Condemn Hungary Law That Bans Showing LGBT Content to Minors. Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Ireland are among European Union countries condemning Hungary’s new law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among minors. Read more here.


UEFA Declines Munich Application for Rainbow-Colored Stadium. UEFA, the governing body of European soccer, has denied the Munich city council’s application to have its stadium illuminated in rainbow colors for the European Championship. Read more here.


Vatican Accused of ‘Meddling’ in Italy’s LGBT Bill. Reports that the Vatican has formally opposed an Italian bill expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community have sparked protests by politicians and activists. Read more here.


Hulu Show for Teens Contains Sexually Explicit Homosexual Material. The second season of Hulu’s teen drama Love, Victor is filled with explicit scenes of underage boys engaging in sexual acts and visiting a gay strip club. Read more here.


‘Straight Pride’ Posters Branded ‘Homophobic Hate’ in Ireland. “Straight Pride” posters and fliers that have been posted around Waterford City, Ireland have been branded “homophobic hate.” Read more here.


Nellis AFB Hosts First-Ever Drag Queen Show. The Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first-ever drag queen show at one of its on-base dining and entertainment clubs, according a base spokesperson. Read more here.


UK Charity Alarmed by Push to Criminalize Prayer for LGBT People. A Christian charity in the United Kingdom is raising the alarm regarding a proposal to add even “gentle, non-coercive prayer” for LGBT people to the country’s ban on “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


Disney+ Hosting LGBTQ ‘Pride’ Concert Starring Drag Queen. Disney+ will host an LGBTQ “Pride” concert aimed at kids with performances of popular Disney songs that will reportedly be re-imagined with LGBTQ themes. Read more here.


EU Considers Sanctions Over Hungary’s New LGBT Law. The European Union has criticized a Hungarian law outlawing the dissemination in schools of content deemed to “promote homosexuality and gender change,” with Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli raising the possibility of sanctions. Read more here.


House Republicans Prevent Passage of Pro-LGBT Bill. Congressional Republicans and conservative activists are celebrating a “stunning” victory after GOP lawmakers successfully derailed an LGBT-related bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more here.


Sesame Street Episode Stars Same-Sex Couple and Daughter. In an apparent celebration of “Pride Month,” the children’s series Sesame Street released an episode titled “Family Day” which featured a same-sex couple and their daughter. Read more here.


SC City Passes Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. The city of Columbia, South Carolina has passed an ordinance that prohibits licensed, professional therapists from offering “conversion therapy” that attempts to change the sexual orientation of minors who identify as LGBTQ. Read more here.


Amazon Studios Demands Productions Include Underrepresented LGBTQ Population. Amazon Studios has released a new policy which includes a requirement that creative teams and characters meet certain diversity requirements and that characters are played by actors whose identity aligns. Read more here.


MPs in Hungary Back Ban on Sharing LGBT Content With Children. Hungarian MPs adopted a law banning any content portraying or “promoting” homosexuality or “sex reassignment” to anyone under 18. Read more here.


Michigan Gov Bans Funding of ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Youth. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive directive banning state and federal funding of “sexual orientation therapy” for youth who identify as LGBT. Read more here.


France Gives All Women Access to IVF. French women in same-sex partnerships will be able to access IVF and other fertility treatments under new legislation. Read more here.


Canadian Parents Protest ‘Pride’ Flag at Catholic Schools. Dozens of cars took part in a peaceful car rally organized to protest the flying of “Pride” flags at Thunder Bay Catholic schools and Board Office in Ontario, Canada. Read more here.


U.S. Interior Dept Celebrates Flag Day by Raising ‘Progress Pride’ Flag. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland celebrated Flag Day by hoisting the “Progress Pride” flag above the Interior building in Washington, D.C. Read more here.


LGBTQ Writers Demand More Hollywood Jobs. LGBTQ writers in Hollywood are claiming widespread discrimination in the entertainment industry and are demanding executives take decisive steps to hire more queer, homosexual, and transgender-identifying writers. Read more here.


Nickelodeon Ratings Crash Amid LGBTQ Push. A popular entertainment site reports that the Nickelodeon network has seen a major decline in viewers since it began overtly pushing the LGBTQ agenda to its young viewers. Read more here.


Mayor Fully Opens Up D.C. in Time for ‘Pride’ Crowd. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser opened up the city after months of coronavirus restrictions just in time for the LGBT annual “Pride” event at which she pledged to “make sure that D.C. is a leader in LGBTQ issues.” Read more here.


Teacher Berates ‘Straight Jerk’ Student Over Apparent LGBTQ Objection. A Missouri middle school teacher is no longer employed by Springfield Public Schools after a video surfaced showing her berating a male student as a “straight jerk” after his apparent objection to unicorn cupcakes. Read more here.


Shows Aimed at Children See 222% Increase in LGBTQ Characters and Stories. Children’s TV shows have seen a 222 percent increase in LGBTQ characters and stories in just two years. Read more here.


Canada Declares ‘Pride Season’ Lasting All Summer. The Justin Trudeau-led government of Canada has announced that festivities for the celebration of LGBT “pride” will be extended to cover the whole summer season because one month is not sufficient. Read more here.


Nickelodeon Again Taps Drag Queen to Teach Kids About ‘Pride Flag.’ Nickelodeon debuted a video over the weekend featuring drag queen Nina West explaining the colors of the LGBTQ “Pride flag,” the latest in a series of materials aimed at explaining “Pride month” to children. Read more here.


Biden Ed Dept Announces Blueprint to Make ‘Equity’ Focus of Schools. The Biden Department of Education outlined how it will spend the “American Rescue Plan’s historic funding for schools” in order to advance educational “equity” for LGBTQ+ students and students of color. Read more here.


Notre Dame Website Celebrates ‘Pride Month.’ The website of the University of Notre Dame has a feature post celebrating LGBTQ+ ‘Pride’ on its diversity and inclusion page. Read more here.


Pentagon to Keep Ban on ‘Pride’ Flags From Being Flown on Military Installations. The Pentagon will not grant an exception to fly LGBT flags on U.S. military installations during “Pride Month,” the Defense Department’s top spokesman said. Read more here.


Burger King Donates to HRC for ‘Pride Month.’ Burger King announce that it would donate 40 cents to the Human Rights Campaign for every Ch’King chicken sandwich sold in June. Read more here.


Wisconsin Gov Signs Order Banning State Funding of ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order preventing state and federal funds from going to so-called “conversion therapy” for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction. Read more here.


U.S. Nat’l Park Service Celebrates ‘Pride Month.’ The National Park Service commemorated “Pride Month” by posting photographs of rainbows adorning national park landscapes and highlighting the “LGBTQ heritage” of NPS. Read more here.


Walt Disney Co. Facing Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit. The Walt Disney Company has been hit with a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit from a longtime executive who claims he was denied promotions because higher-ups at the company knew he was homosexual. Read more here.


Israeli Coalition Deal Includes Push for ‘LGBT Rights.’ Israel’s Meretz chair MK Nitzan Horowitz said that his progressive party’s coalition agreement with Lapid’s Yesh Atid includes a commitment to advance “LGBT rights,” while the leader of the Islamist Ra’am party vowed to oppose any such legislation. Read more here.


Welsh Govt Backs ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. The Welsh government has thrown its weight behind activists seeking a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” in all its forms. Read more here.


SF Giants Will Wear Rainbow ‘Pride’ Patterns on Their Uniforms. The San Francisco Giants will wear rainbow-colored patterns on their baseball caps and a rainbow-colored patch on the sleeves of their uniforms to join in celebrations of “Pride Month.” Read more here.


New Foundation Seeks to Help ‘LGBT Rights’ Movement in Poland. The Equaversity Foundation has been launched with plans to seek international donations to fund organizations working for “LGBT rights” on the ground in Poland. Read more here.


UK LGBT Groups Appeal Decision to Make LGB Alliance a Charity. A group of LGBT charities have launched an appeal against the Charity Commission over its decision to make a controversial lesbian, gay and bisexual group a charity. Read more here.


Thousands March in Jerusalem ‘Pride’ Parade. Over 7,000 people marched in Jerusalem’s annual pride parade while 3,000 police officers secured the event. Read more here.


Catholic Teacher Nominated for Canadian Atheist Award for Classroom LGBT Activism. The “Canadian Atheist” website nominated a Catholic teacher from the Toronto Catholic board for its 2021 “person of the year” award for “standing up for LGBTQ2S+ students in the Catholic school system.” Read more here.


Ottawa Archbishop: Some Parents Say Flying ‘Pride’ Flag ‘Hijacks’ Catholic Schools. With multiple Catholic school systems in the Canadian province of Ontario deciding to fly the rainbow LGBT ‘Pride’ flag in June, one Ontario archbishop says that the movement contradicts Catholic teaching. Read more here.


Blue’s Clues ‘Pride Sing-Along’ Teaches Kids About Pansexuality, Bisexuality. Children’s show Blue’s Clues & You released an LGBTQ-themed video on YouTube which teaches children about being homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, “ace,” transgender and non-binary. Read more here.


Biden Touts Equality Act in Proclamation for Pride Month. President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on Tuesday to mark the beginning of “Pride Month,” including a directive to Congress to pass the Equality Act. Read more here.


Scottish Teachers’ Union Promotes ‘Transsexual Jesus’ Play. The Education Institute of Scotland has promoted a controversial play that portrays Jesus as a “transsexual.” Read more here.


U.S. Embassy to the Vatican Flies ‘Pride’ Flag for Month of June. The United States Embassy to the Vatican announced it is flying a “pride” flag that will remain up for the month of June to support the LGBT community. Read more here.


SCOTUS Will Soon Release a Potentially Pivotal Decision for ‘LGBT Rights.’ The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon release a decision that could provide the first glimpses of how its 6-3 conservative majority will shape the future of “LGBT rights.” Read more here.


Russian Official warns Disney Channel Over Film With Homosexual Protagonist. After the release of an animated short film with a homosexual protagonist, a Russian official wrote to the Disney Channel to explain that Russian law states that any film “negating family values and propagating untraditional sexual relations among children is prohibited.” Read more here.


‘Rugrats’ Mom Will Be Openly Homosexual in Paramount+ Series. Phil and Lil’s mom Betty in “Rugrats” will be an openly homosexual woman in the upcoming Paramount+ reboot of the beloved cartoon. Read more here.


More Britons Than Ever Before Identify as Homosexual or Bisexual. More Britons than ever before identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), meaning the nation’s “gay and bi community” grew by more than 15% in a year to reach 1.4 million people, the latest government figures show. Read more here.


U of Arkansas Spends Over $10K on Virtual Drag Show for Students. The University of Arkansas shelled out $11,050 for a 60-minute “virtual drag show” that only 38 students attended. Read more here.


Publisher Releases Its First LGBT-Produced “Two Dads” Children’s Book. Publishers Puffin is releasing its first picture book about two homosexual dads with both an LGBT author and illustrator. Read more here.


Arizona City Approves LGBTQ ‘Non-Discrimination’ Ordinance. The Phoenix suburb of Glendale has enacted an ordinance which prohibits residents from being subjected to discrimination in housing, employment and places of public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


Publishers Weekly Releases List of Upcoming LGBTQ Books for Children and Youth. Publishers Weekly has released a list of upcoming books for children and young adults through which they can “dive into budding queer romances,” “discover the importance of one’s pronouns,” and much more. Read more here.


Oregon School Board May Require Classrooms to Fly ‘Pride’ Flags. An Oregon school board updated a policy to mandate that each classroom in the school district display a “pride” flag. Read more here.


UK Govt Will Consult on ‘Conversion Therapy’ in September. The UK Minister for Women and Equalities has informed Parliament that the consultation on a so-called “conversion therapy” ban will be launched this fall. Read more here.


ACT Govt to Look at Reforms to Discrimination Act to ‘Protect’ Transgender, Intersex Canberrans. Lawmakers in the Australian Capital Territory will look to reform the areas of discrimination in law that still exist, particularly in relation to Canberrans who identify as transgender or “gender diverse.” Read more here.


Ontario Catholic Teachers Org Defends Its Support for LGBT ‘Pride’ Movement. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association has published an article defending and advocating for the flying of the LGBT “pride” flag by Catholic organizations. Read more here.


Lego Unveils LGBT ‘Pride’ Set With Transgender and Drag Queen Minifigures. The LEGO toy company has announced the release of its “Everyone is Awesome” set for kids, featuring 11 single-colored, non-gendered figurines that form a rainbow. Read more here.


PBS Kids’ Show Features Drag Queen Reading to Children. A children’s show on PBS featured drag queen and author “Lil Miss Hot Mess” singing, dancing, and reading a book about drag queens to an intended audience of 3- to 8-year-olds. Read more here.


Upcoming ‘Cinderella’ Features Genderless Fairy Godmother. The classic story of “Cinderella” is getting a “modern makeover” as a musical complete with the LGBTQ injection of a genderless fairy godmother. Read more here.


‘LGBT Hate Crime’ Bill Polarizes Italy. Some feminists and lesbian associations have joined the Catholic church and the political right in opposing a bill in Italy that would add homosexual and transgender people to the categories protected by a law punishing hate crimes. Read more here.


Women’s Shelter Will Host ‘Family-Friendly’ Drag Queen Show. A women’s shelter in Arkansas will host a “family-friendly” drag show featuring drag queen headliner “Crystal Methyd” and at least 16 other drag queens as part of an LGBT event open to all ages. Read more here.


NYC Pride Bans Police From Events Until 2025. NYC Pride, the group in charge of New York City’s annual “Pride March,” announced that it has moved to ban police from events until at least 2025 as part of an effort to make LGBT individuals feel “safer.” Read more here.


Singapore MFA Reminds U.S. Not to Interfere With Domestic LGBT Matters. Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reminded the United States embassy in Singapore that foreign missions there “are not to interfere” with domestic social matters after the embassy co-hosted a seminar with a local LGBT group. Read more here.


Japan’s LDP Puts Off LGBT Bill Approval. Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party postponed approving a draft bill for promoting understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people after a revision to include the phrase “discrimination will not be tolerated” made some members grow cautious. Read more here.


Therapist Sues Washington State Over Law Banning ‘Conversion Therapy.’ A licensed therapist is suing Washington state over its ban on sexual orientation counseling for minors. Read more here.


Baylor U Opens Door for Recognizing LGBT Student Group. Baylor University, one of the world’s largest Baptist universities, has opened the door to possibly providing official campus recognition to an LGBT student group but maintains that its stance on marriage and sexual ethics continues to be unchanged. Read more here.


Maltese Same-Sex Couples May Now Adopt Children From Colombia. Colombia has opened its doors to adoption by Maltese same-sex couples, giving them a second option to adopt internationally. Read more here.


FRC Clarifies ‘No Compromise’ on Equality Act. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Fox News’ story suggesting faith groups met with staff members of several senators in order to craft a “compromise” on the Equality Act is misleading. Read more here.


LGBT Activists Call for Ban on ‘Hate Prayer’ for ‘Conversion Therapy.’ LGBT activists in the UK are calling for a ban on “hate prayer,” meaning asking God to help individuals overcome same-sex attraction, even when they themselves have requested it. Read more here.


Disney Rolling Out Children’s Cartoon Featuring Interracial Homosexual Dads. Disney is revamping cartoon sitcom “The Proud Family” and will be featuring a cast that includes two interracial homosexual dads whose adopted daughter is a teenage racial activist. Read more here.


German Govt Makes ‘Hate-Motivated’ Insults a Crime. The German government passed a new law making “hate-motivated” insults a criminal offense, including those based on sexual orientation. Read more here.


Campaigners Demand No Loophole for Religious Groups in UK ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. Campaigners have urged the government to bring forward a full ban on conversion therapy over fears of a loophole for religious groups. Read more here.


UK ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Delayed for Consultation. A “conversion therapy” ban for England and Wales was announced in the Queen’s Speech but will be preceded by a consultation to consider religious freedoms and how to protect accredited professionals. Read more here.


USAF Creates Team to Address LGBTQ Issues. The U.S. Air Force has announced the creation of a team to address issues affecting service members of the LGBTQ community. Read more here.


Ugandan Parliament Passes Bill Outlawing Same-Sex Relationships. The Ugandan Parliament passed the Sexual Offenses Bill, which contains a clause to criminalize same-sex relationships. Read more here.


Lesbian Mothers Flood German Courts With Demands for Parenting Rights. More than a dozen lesbian couples have gone to court seeking to reform Germany’s civil code which does not recognize lesbian parents, forcing the second woman to apply to adopt her child. Read more here.


Court Ruling Paves Way for Same-Sex Couples to Adopt Children in Croatia. A court ruling in Croatia has paved the way for same-sex couples to adopt children under the same conditions as heterosexual married couples. Read more here.


Puerto Rico Bill Seeks to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is considering legislation that would ban the controversial practice of sexual orientation “conversion therapy” for minors. Read more here.


Disney Targets Kids as ‘Pride’ Month Approaches. In addition to offering rainbow-emblazoned apparel and sundries to adults, Disney is now promoting toys and clothing for kids awash in rainbow colors and messaging. Read more here.


Catholic University Commits to Promoting LGBT Ideology on Campus. The president of St. John’s University in New York City has committed the school to furthering LGBT ideology, stating that “much work needs to be done to transform St. John’s into a place that is equitable and inclusive for LGBTQ+ people.” Read more here.


Students Sue Yeshiva University Over LGBTQ Student Club. A group of Yeshiva University students and alumni filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court after the school refused to recognize their LGBTQ student club for the third time in two years. Read more here.


B.C. Judge Orders Second Mother Declared a Third Parent to Child of Polyamorous Trio. A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ordered that all three members of a polyamorous “triad” should be registered as parents of the two-and-a-half-year-old boy they are raising together. Read more here.


Ontario Catholic School Board to ‘Raise Awareness’ of ‘Pride’ Month. A Catholic school board in Ontario voted 7-3 that all school staff must undergo “mandatory training” about LGBT students, schools must “raise awareness around Pride month,” and schools must post pro-LGBT signage “to ensure that students in the 2SLGBT community are supported throughout the entire school year.” Read more here.


Disney Among 400 U.S. Companies Backing Equality Act. Disney, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Apple are among more than 400 U.S. companies that have joined a coalition supporting the Equality Act, a bill that Christian leaders say would have a devastating impact on religious liberty. Read more here.


UMC Faces Potential Schism Over Homosexuality. The United Methodist Church, the third-largest Christian denomination in the United States, faces the possibility of division after conservative Methodists are taking measures to break off over the issue of homosexuality. Read more here.


New England Catholic University ‘Affirms Support’ for LGBT Persons. Sacred Heart University held a rally celebrating LGBT students after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the Church hasn’t the power to bless same-sex unions. Read more here.


U.S. State Dept Will Allow Embassies to Fly ‘Pride’ Flag on Same Pole as U.S. Flag. American embassies and consulates around the world are now authorized to fly the rainbow flag on the same pole as the U.S. flag, according to reports. Read more here.


Illinois Could Expand Infertility Care Definition to Include LGBTQ Parents. Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal which would change the definition of infertility and require insurance providers to provide some form of coverage for in vitro fertilization and other treatments for LGBTQ individuals. Read more here.


State Rep, Former Teacher: ‘There Are Six’ Sexes. Former public school teacher and current Texas state Rep. James Talarico said that “modern science” recognizes there are “six” sexes. Read more here.


Decision to Grant Charitable Status to LGB Alliance Sparks Backlash. The UK’s Charity Commission is facing a backlash after confirming that the controversial LGB Alliance will have charitable status. Read more here.


Christian University Faculty Issues Vote of ‘No Confidence’ After Board Upholds Biblical Hiring Policy. Faculty at a private Christian university in Washington cast a vote of “no confidence” after its board of trustees announced it would continue a hiring policy that prohibits hiring full-time faculty members who are homosexual. Read more here.


Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couple Seeking to Take Newborn Daughters Home. Namibia’s High Court ruled against a same-sex couple battling to obtain travel documents for their twin daughters, born to a surrogate in South Africa, after authorities refused to do so on the basis the infants were not citizens. Read more here.


New Irish Hate Crime Laws to Cover Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. For the first time in the history of Ireland, it will become a specific criminal offense to commit a hate crime based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


EU Court Says Bulgaria Should Issue ID Papers to Child With Two Mothers. The top European Union court’s advocate general said Bulgaria should issue identity papers for a child with two mothers in a same-sex marriage. Read more here.


Lower Age of Consent Declaration Has Support of LGBT Groups. A global LGBT group has thrown its support behind a statement calling for ages of consent to be lowered around the world to allow adolescents to engage in sexual activity freely and without “stigma.” Read more here.


UK Govt’s LGBT Advisory Panel Disbanded. The UK government’s LGBT advisory panel has been disbanded after three members quit last month. Read more here.


Johnson Issues Statement on Prayer and ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. Boris Johnson has stated that churches in Britain will still be allowed to pray for those who are questioning their sexuality, despite a plan to ban “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


Japanese Committee to Seek Early LGBT Law Passage. A Japanese ruling party committee said that it will aim to enact a law to promote understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Read more here.


‘Fundamentally Flawed’ Report Being Used in UK Push to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ A new report being used by LGBT lobby groups to put pressure on the UK government to ban so-called “conversion therapy” has been dismissed as “fundamentally flawed.” Read more here.


Croatian Minister Addresses Same-Sex Adoption and Fostering. Croatia’s Minister of Family and Social Policy said that the issue of adoption of children by same-sex couples would be “put to public consultation.” Read more here.


Majority of Canadians Back Right to Seek Counseling on Gender and Sexuality. Nine in ten Canadians believe adults should be able to receive counseling if they experience confusion over unwanted sexual feelings or their gender identity, a poll has revealed. Read more here.


Same-Sex Couples in Taiwan Go to Court to Push for Equal Adoption Rights. Three same-sex couples and rights groups pledged to take their cases to court in order to seek a change in existing laws which forbid same-sex couples from adopting children. Read more here.


First Irish Couple Legally Recognized as Co-Parents of Children From Birth. Niamh O’Sullivan and Geraldine Rea are the first same-sex couple in Ireland to have both their names registered on the official birth certificates of their twin baby girls. Read more here.


Pantene Runs Ad Featuring Transgender Child With Lesbian Parents. Pantene has released a two-minute commercial featuring Sawyer, a biological boy who identifies as a girl, and the child’s two moms discussing the importance of one’s hair when “transitioning.” Read more here.


Same-Sex Spouse Fights U.S. Govt Denial of Death Benefits. Patricia Rolfingsmeyer is challenging the federal government’s denial of employee death benefits after her partner died before same-sex marriage became legal in their home state. Read more here.


Massachusetts City Becomes Second to Legally Recognize Polyamorous Relationships. The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts has officially recognized polyamory by amending the city’s existing statute so that domestic partnerships are not limited to only two people. Read more here.


U.S. Senators Spar Over ‘Equality Act.’ During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, lawmakers clashed over the Equality Act which would expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. Read more here.


ONS Abandons Attempt to Water Down ‘Legal Sex’ in Census. The UK’s Office for National Statistics has abandoned its appeal against a High Court ruling ordering it to correct its guidance on what constitutes biological sex in the upcoming census. Read more here.


Marvel Introduces New Gay Superhero. Marvel Comics will release a new limited series that will include a homosexual Captain America to mark “Pride Month.” Read more here.


Evangelical Christians Urge Johnson Not to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The Evangelical Alliance, which represents 3,500 evangelical churches in the UK, has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him not to ban so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


Columbia to Offer LGBTQIA+ Graduation. Columbia University is set to offer a “Lavender Graduation” specifically for LGBTQIA+ students. Read more here.


Court Rules Texas Human Rights Act Bars LGBT Discrimination. A Texas state appellate court held that the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act should be read to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


Cornell Students Focus on Abolishing Police Through ‘Queer Framework.’ Cornell University’s LGBTQ+ student union co-hosted an event which explored abolishing the police through a “queer framework” by examining “queerness and its relation to policing.” Read more here.


UK Equalities Adviser Quits Over ‘Hostile Environment.’ Jayne Ozanne, a key member of the UK government’s LGBT+ Advisory Panel, resigned from her role in protest, stating that the government has created a “hostile environment” for LGBT people. Read more here.


Ban on Same-Sex Union Blessings Upsets Homosexual Catholics in Asia. The Vatican’s decree that same-sex unions cannot be blessed because they are sinful was met with criticism by homosexual Catholics in parts of the Asia-Pacific region as being out of step with contemporary community standards. Read more here.


UK’s Johnson Says Govt Vows to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that although conversion therapy is a “technically complex” problem, he was committed to making it illegal. Read more here.


Poland Objects to EU Declaring Itself ‘LGBT Freedom Zone.’ The European Union has declared itself an “LGBT freedom zone,” prompting objections from the Polish government which says it has a right to maintain traditional views on marriage and family. Read more here.


U.S. Consumer Bureau Bans LGBT Lending Discrimination. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced plans to enforce discrimination protections for LGBT individuals. Read more here.


ACLU Gets $15M LGBT Grant From Billionaire Activist. The American Civil Liberties Union has received a $15 million grant to be used for LGBT advocacy from a donor known for promoting limits on religious liberty. Read more here.


Scottish Govt Hate Crime Bill Becomes Law. Members of Scottish Parliament voted 82-32 to pass the Scottish government’s controversial hate crime bill which includes a new offense of stirring up hatred on the grounds of religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, and transgender identity. Read more here.


EU Lawmakers Seek to Declare Bloc an LGBT ‘Freedom Zone.’ During a recent debate, lawmakers in the European Parliament overwhelmingly spoke out in favor of a resolution that would declare the entire 27-member European Union a “freedom zone” for LGBT people. Read more here.


Scotland’s Hate Crime Bill Faces Final Vote. A final vote is expected soon on Scotland’s Hate Crime Bill which creates a new offense of “stirring up hatred” on the grounds of religion, sexual orientation, age, disability and transgender identity. Read more here.


Italian Court Urges More Rights for Children of Same-Sex Couples. Italy’s Constitutional Court said the country urgently needs a law on the rights of children of same-sex couples which the court feels are not sufficiently protected. Read more here.


WA Supreme Court Opens Door to Forcing Religious Orgs to Hire LGBT Individuals. The Washington state Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision regarding legal exemptions for religious employers, a move that could open the door to forcing religious organizations to hire LGBT employees. Read more here.


Chinese Court Rules Homosexuality Can Be Called a Mental Disorder. A Chinese court has ruled that homosexuality may be considered “a psychological disorder” in the eyes of Chinese law. Read more here.


UK MPs to Debate ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. UK members of Parliament are set to debate a petition which calls on the government to ban conversion therapy. Read more here.


Christian Leaders React to Bethany Allowing LGBT Couples to Foster, Adopt. Christian leaders have expressed disappointment after Bethany Christian Services, the largest Protestant adoption and foster agency in the United States, announced it will now be offering its services to LGBT couples. Read more here.


Polish Activists Found Not Guilty of Offending Religious Feelings. A Polish judge found three activists who distributed images depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo not guilty of offending religious feelings, a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. Read more here.


Christian Adoption Agency to Help LGBTQ Families Adopt Children. Bethany Christian Services, one of the country’s largest adoption and foster care agencies, announced a “nationwide policy of inclusivity in order to serve all families across Bethany’s core service lines.” Read more here.


U.S. House Passes Equality Act. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.


Southern Baptists Oust Two Churches Over LGBTQ Issues. The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted to oust two of its churches over policies deemed to be inappropriate regarding LGBTQ people. Read more here.


UMC Pushes Back General Conference, Will Tackle Homosexual Debate in 2022. The United Methodist Church has again decided to postpone its next General Conference, which is expected to center on the debate over the denomination’s stance on homosexuality, to 2022. Read more here.


Poll: Nearly 16 Percent of Gen Z Identify as LGBT. Generation Z now sees one in six people identifying as LGBT, according to a new Gallup survey. Read more here.


Campground for Homosexual Men Draws Accusations of Transphobia. The owner of a private campground for homosexual men in Michigan is drawing the ire of some in the transgender community for barring people without male genitalia from his establishment. Read more here.


Thousands Urge Cadbury to Drop Ad Featuring Same-Sex Kiss. As Easter approaches, more than 30,000 people have signed a petition asking Cadbury Crème Eggs to remove an advertisement featuring a same-sex kiss. Read more here.


Akufo-Addo Orders Police to Shut Down LGBTQ Office. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the shutdown of an LGBTQ group’s office in Accra, Ghana. Read more here.


Children’s Rights Activist Blasts Judge’s Decision Allowing ‘Throuple’ to Be Named as Legal Parents. A children’s rights activist decried a California judge’s ruling allowing three men to be listed as the legal parents of two children born to surrogate mothers. Read more here.


Equality Act Expected to Advance in Congress This Week. The Equality Act, a controversial bill designed to overhaul the nation’s civil rights laws to include LGBT Americans, is expected to advance in the U.S. Congress this week. Read more here.


School District Comments on Email Urging Staff, Students to Lobby for Pro-LGBT Proposal. An Ohio school district has acknowledged that an assistant principal’s email directing teachers to encourage students to write letters to city council members in support of a local pro-LGBT non-discrimination proposal was “not appropriate.” Read more here.


Angola Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relationships. Angola has become the latest African country to decriminalize same-sex relationships. Read more here.


U.S. House to Vote on Equality Act Next Week. The U.S. House of Representatives is set to soon vote on the Equality Act which would amend existing Civil Rights Act provisions barring discrimination based on race and sex to also add specific protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.


Canadian Govt Announces $15M in Grants for LGBT Organizations. The Canadian government has announced it is awarding $15 million worth of grants to 76 community groups to be spent on various LGBT interests in the name of “equality.” Read more here.


Serbia Closer to Legalizing Same-Sex Partnerships. Serbian Minister of Human Rights and Social Dialogue Gordana Comic says that a bill legalizing same-sex partnerships should be in the Assembly by the end of the spring session. Read more here.


CDC: LGBs Have Higher Rates of Health Conditions Associated With Serious COVID Illness. In a study designed to gather more data about how “sexual minorities” are affected by COVID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that homosexual and bisexual persons have higher rates of health conditions associated with severe COVID illness than heterosexual persons. Read more here.


LGBT Group Opens Administrative Office in Ghana. LGBTQI+ Rights Ghana has opened an administrative office in Accra to promote “respect for human rights.” Read more here.


Children’s Charity Erases ‘Mother of the Year’ Award for Not Being Diverse. Australian children’s charity Barnardo’s has pulled its Mother of the Year award after 25 years because it does not celebrate other caregivers like same-sex parents and grandparents. Read more here.


Nickelodeon’s ‘Blues Clues’ Brings LGBTQ Message to Alphabet. Blues Clues & You on the Nickelodeon cable network is pushing LGBTQ pride with an alphabet video that proclaims “P is full of Pride” while showing flags representing the homosexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual, intersex, and gender-fluid communities. Read more here.


Hallmark Channel Promises More LGBT Characters: ‘This is Who We Are.’ The head of the Hallmark Channel’s parent company said this week the network remains committed to including LGBT characters in storylines and that fans will see “more of that” in the future. Read more here.


Victorian Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ Passes Upper House. A bill banning LGBT “conversion therapy” has passed Victoria’s Upper House and will become law, despite concerns from some religious leaders that the law could have unintended consequences. Read more here.


Biden Funds Program to Block Foreign Religious Leaders Who Oppose LGBT Agenda. President Biden signed an executive order that will promote homosexuality and transgenderism as a centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy. Read more here.


UK MP Lists Prayer as ‘Conversion Therapy’ Action That Should Be Banned. UK Member of Parliament Alicia Kearns listed prayer alongside grotesque acts such as ‘corrective rape’ as she called on the government to ban “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


NBC Host to Star in Animated LGBTQ Film for Children’s Network. NBC host and YouTube star Lilly Singh is set to star as a princess who discovers “pride in her identity” in a forthcoming animated musical short film for the digital children’s content network Pocket.watch. Read more here.


Documentary Depicts ‘LGBT Jesus.’ An upcoming documentary aims to revise Catholic iconography for those who identify as LGBT and will depict Jesus Christ as “a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community.” Read more here.


Parents Object to LGBT Content in Latest ‘American Girl’ Kids’ Book. Numerous reviewers of a new American Girl storyline explained their distress after they and their children were caught off-guard by references to a same-sex relationship. Read more here.


Turkish President: ‘There’s No Such Thing’ as LGBT. Turkish President Erdoğan said “there is no such thing” as LGBT during a speech denouncing a recent anti-government protest movement. Read more here.


Outcry, Arrests in Turkey Over Mecca Poster With LGBT Flags. Two students have been arrested in Turkey on charges of inciting hatred and insulting religious values for a poster depicting Islam’s most sacred site with LGBT flags. Read more here.


American Girl Releases First Doll With LGBT Storyline. American Girl’s 2021 “Girl of the Year,” Kira, includes a storyline with two lesbian aunts who married “after the law was changed to allow it.” Read more here.


NI Education Adviser Targeted for Post Supporting Biblical View of Sexuality. LGBT activists are calling on the Northern Ireland Education Authority to remove a board member after he shared an article of a gay man’s Christian conversion on his social media account. Read more here.


University Professor Says Heterosexuality Causes Societal Problems. A professor at the University of California-Riverside says that heterosexuality is a “tragic” concept that perpetuates misogyny, funnels men into supporting toxic masculinity, and breaks up relationships. Read more here.


Biden Official Withdraws Last-Minute Trump LGBT Memo. President Biden’s administration revoked a last-minute memo issued by former President Trump’s Justice Department that sought to limit the scope of a landmark Supreme Court decision on workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Read more here.


U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Says He Will Fill LGBT Position at Agency. President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State pledged to appoint an LGBTI envoy at the agency and says he will permit embassies to fly the “pride” flag, if confirmed. Read more here.


MN Ed Standards Call for LGBTQ Awareness. New standards proposed by the Minnesota Department of Education include a call for an “awareness” of “the LGBTQ+ community.” Read more here.


Three LGBT Activists on Trial in Poland for Alleged Desecration. Three “LGBT rights” activists went on trial in Poland for alleged desecration and offending religious sentiment by adding the movement’s rainbow symbol to posters of a revered Roman Catholic icon and publicly displaying the altered image. Read more here.


NYT Promotes a Pro-LGBT Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ The New York Times posted a complimentary story of a rendition of Handel’s Messiah, called Messiah: Complex, which shows an LGBT “pride” flag, an LGBT “pride” crosswalk, and other LGBT imagery. Read more here.


Rights Groups Condemn Hungarian Laws on the Family. Human rights groups condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a Christian conservative viewpoint to the legal definition of a family. Read more here.


Hundreds of Religious Leaders Call for Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy.’ More than 370 religious leaders from around the world are calling for a ban on “conversion therapy,” while other religious figures said a ban could risk criminalizing pastors. Read more here.


Multifaith Group Attacks Biblical Sexual Ethics, Biological Sex. LGBT activist and General Synod member Jayne Ozanne has joined forces with members of other faiths in a campaign to challenge biblical teachings on sexual ethics and biological sex. Read more here.


Marvel Confirms Star-Lord is Bisexual. According to Marvel Comics, the popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” character Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) is a polyamorous bisexual. Read more here.


LGBT Activists Issue List of Demands From Biden. Thirty prominent groups have banded together and issued a 51-page list of demands to insist that the Biden administration put the LGBT agenda at the center of its foreign policy. Read more here.


Victoria’s Conversion Therapy Bill a ‘Dramatic Overreach of the State.’ A bill seeking to ban so-called conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity in the Australian state of Victoria dangerously oversteps the bounds of protecting people from coercive practices, the Archbishop of Melbourne said. Read more here.


Boca Raton, Palm Beach Attempt to Revive FL Counseling Ban. The City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County are seeking a rehearing from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals which struck down laws that ban counselors from providing minor clients with help to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or gender confusion. Read more here.


Concerns Raised About Study Claiming ‘Nearly Half’ of LGBT Americans Are Religious. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler has questioned the validity of a study claiming that “nearly half” of LGBT-identified Americans are religious. Read more here.


Appeal Claims Board Illegally Retried Catholic Trustee to Appease LGBTQ Activists. Embattled trustee Michael Del Grande has appealed the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s decision to retry him on the code of conduct complaints he was cleared of in the summer. Read more here.


Canadians Protest Bill to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Campaign Life Coalition held a rally in front of the Canadian parliament to stop radical new anti-family legislation seeking to ban “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


New Progressive Methodist Denomination Formed Before Possible UMC Schism Over LGBT Issues. A group of theologically progressive United Methodists and others have formed a new denomination in advance of an expected division within the United Methodist Church over LGBT issues. Read more here.


Victoria to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The Victorian government will introduce legislation to outlaw “conversion therapy,” with fines of close to $10,000 or up to 10 years in jail. Read more here.


Nasdaq Wants to Require Sexual Identity Diversity Quotas for Corporate Boards. Nasdaq, the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would mandate listed companies to have a minimum of 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.


EU Commissars to Crack Down on ‘Homophobia.’ The European Commission announced that it wants to make “hate speech” and “hate crimes” EU crimes by 2021 and to impose mutual recognition of “rainbow families” across the European Union by 2022. Read more here.


SCOTUS Could Review Indiana Case on ‘Parenthood’ of Homosexual Couples. The U.S. Supreme Court might be positioning itself to hear the Indiana case of eight lesbian couples who used sperm donors to have children and are fighting the state to have both partners be recognized as “parents” on birth certificates. Read more here.


Hallmark Channel Releases First LGBTQ Holiday Movie. The Hallmark Channel released The Christmas House, its first holiday film featuring a same-sex couple as its main characters. Read more here.


Drag Queen Promotes LGBT Agenda to Kids on CBBC. A drag queen has promoted the LGBT agenda to kids while presenting on a CBBC program which provides lessons for children who may have missed school due to COVID-19. Read more here.


Perth Establishes LGBTQ Advisory Group. Perth councilors have voted to establish an LGBTQ advisory group to provide insight and direction to the City of Perth but declined a staff suggestion to expand the body to include other diverse communities such as migrants, youth and seniors. Read more here.


Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida Counseling Ban. A three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down laws that ban counselors from providing minor clients with help to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or gender confusion. Read more here.


Trudeau Govt Introduces Bill to Force Online Media Companies to Push ‘Diverse’ Content. Justin Trudeau’s government has introduced a bill which, if it becomes law, will require broadcasters to include content from Canadians of different “sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages.” Read more here.


EU Unveils First Plan to Address LGBT ‘Rights.’ The European Union’s executive arm, the European Commission, unveiled a plan to extend the list of crimes in Europe to cover “homophobic hate speech” and propose new laws to guarantee that same-sex parenthood will be recognized across the 27 member nations. Read more here.


Toronto Catholic School Trustee Fights Back Against LGBTQ Lobby. Toronto Catholic school trustee Michael Del Grande is launching an appeal after eight Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees voted to revisit code of conduct complaints of which he was cleared in August. Read more here.


Top Dictionary Changes Definitions for ‘Man’ and ‘Woman.’ Publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have modified the definition of dozens of words after a gender diversity review, including “woman” and “man.” Read more here.


Christian Councilor Cleared After Refusing to Back Pride Event. A Christian councilor has been cleared of any wrongdoing for opposing the use of public money to promote LGBT ideology. Read more here.


Bible’s Teaching on Sexual Ethics ‘Homophobic,’ Says LGBT Activist. LGBT activist Jayne Ozanne has accused the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union of homophobia for affirming the Bible’s teaching on sexual morality. Read more here.


Christian Ministry to Sue Bank Over Dropping Account. Core Issues Trust plans to file legal action against Barclays Bank for its decision to close the ministry’s account because they offer therapy to individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction. Read more here.


Survey Shows Americans Broadly Supportive of ‘LGBTQ Rights.’ Research done by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that the vast majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ non-discrimination laws. Read more here.


New Documentary Explores Promise of ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Titled “Censored,” a newly released documentary explores the many aspects of what is popularly called “conversion therapy,” which aims to resolve youth traumas that are often at the root of same-sex attraction. Read more here.


UK Public Bodies Paying Thousands to Join Stonewall’s Pro-LGBT Movement. Approximately 250 public bodies, including government departments, police forces and local councils, have joined Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ program which rewards employers who promote LGBT ideology. Read more here.


Parents’ Challenge to School’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Rules Dismissed for Lack of Standing. In Reynolds v. Talberg, a Michigan federal district court dismissed, primarily for lack of standing, the parents’ challenge to a school district’s policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Read more here.


Biden Pledges Passage and ‘Full Enforcement’ of LGBT Equality Act in His First 100 Days. U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told the Philadelphia Gay News that he wants to see the Equality Act passed and signed into law during his first 100 days in office and that he will direct his cabinet to “ensure immediate and full enforcement of the Equality Act across all federal departments and agencies.” Read more here.


BBC ‘No Bias’ Rules Prevent Staff Joining LGBT Pride Marches. BBC journalists have been told that new rules on impartiality mean they may no longer be able to go on LGBT pride marches, even in a personal capacity, in case their presence is taken as a sign of political bias. Read more here.


Maryland Counseling Ban in Appeals Court. Liberty Counsel will present oral argument to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals asking it to reverse the district judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Maryland’s harmful counseling ban. Read more here.


U.S. Senator Says LGBTQ Rights Are at Risk With Barrett Confirmation. Sen. Mazie Hirono gave a speech on the Senate floor saying that confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court would put the “rights” of LGBTQ Americans at risk. Read more here.


UK Census to Ask About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Data on the proportion of the population that is lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender will be gathered for the first time in the UK during next year’s census, with members of the public asked to provide information about their sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.


First-Ever Survey of Sexuality and Gender Identity of Episcopal Clergy Underway. The Episcopal Church’s Church Pension Group is encouraging all active and retired clergy to log on to the profiles and add their race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. Read more here.


Bill Offering LGBT Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides. Protesters turned out for rival demonstrations on a bill that would make violence against LGBT-identified persons a hate crime carrying harsher penalties than under current law. Read more here.


Biden Again Pledges to Sign Equality Act. U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged again to sign the Equality Act, which would make “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law. Read more here.


LGBT Groups in Japan Launch Petition Seeking Equality Law. Human rights activists launched a petition calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year when the country is to host the Olympics and will be the focus of international attention. Read more here.


Belize Equal Opportunities Bill Withdrawn. A bill purporting to secure equality and anti-discrimination in Belize was withdrawn after Catholic leaders raised objections to the bill’s treatment of sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.


MEPs Call for Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy.’ More than sixty Members of the European Parliament have signed a letter to three European Commissioners, demanding a Europe-wide ban on so-called “conversion therapy” practices. Read more here.


Effort to Bar LGBTQ Discrimination Moves Ahead in Michigan. A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state’s civil rights law. Read more here.


Senator Scolds U.S Supreme Court Nominee for Using ‘Anti-LGBT’ Term ‘Sexual Preference.’ Sen. Mazie Hirono chastised Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for using the term “sexual preference,” claiming that the words are “offensive.” Read more here.


Merriam-Webster Changes Definition of ‘Sexual Preference.’ The Merriam-Webster dictionary changed its definition of “sexual preference” to include the word “offensive” when used to describe sexual orientation as Democrats slammed Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett for using the term. Read more here.


Record Number of LGBT+ Candidates Set to Run in U.S. Election. The LGBTQ Victory Fund reports that at least 574 openly LGBT+ candidates will appear on the ballot for the November 3 election. Read more here.


Oreo Releases Rainbow Cookie Celebrating LGBTQ+ Allyship. Oreo has released the first-of-its-kind Limited Edition Oreo Rainbow Cookies “in celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month.” Read more here.


Hungarian Govt Calls Children’s Book ‘Homosexual Propaganda.’ Hungary’s nationalist government condemned a book of modern fairy tales for children published by a lesbian group as “homosexual propaganda” and said it should be banned. Read more here.


Facebook Removes Page for Those Struggling with Unwanted Homosexuality. Facebook recently shut down the entire page of Restored Hope Network, a coalition of ministries, therapists and pastors who offer Christian help and support for those struggling with unwanted homosexual and transgender desires, actions and identities. Read more here.


California Rolls Out Diversity Quotas for Corporate Boards. Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Read more here.


Trudeau Govt Reintroduces Bill Criminalizing Help for Unwanted LGBT Inclinations. Justin Trudeau’s government reintroduced a bill making it a crime punishable by five years in jail to help minors overcome same-sex attraction or gender confusion, or to remove them from Canada to seek such help. Read more here.


Poland Rejects Int’l Criticism Over LGBT Rights. Polish leaders rejected suggestions that LGBT people are deprived of any of their rights in the country, after an open letter from 50 ambassadors and international representatives cited a need to work for “non-discrimination, tolerance and mutual acceptance.” Read more here.


Chicago Renames LGBTQ Neighborhood Over Concerns Name Was Not Inclusive of Non-Binary. Following an “inclusivity survey,” Chicago’s historic LGBTQ neighborhood, “Boystown,” will rebrand as “Northalsted” and market itself as “America’s Proudest Neighborhood” over concerns “Boystown” referenced only one gender. Read more here.


Icelandic Church Apologizes for Ad Featuring Jesus With Breasts, Wearing Makeup. An Icelandic church recently received backlash after attempting to “emphasize diversity” by running a cartoon ad featuring a bearded Jesus with breasts and makeup dancing under a rainbow. Read more here.


Poland Criticized in EU Parliament Over LGBT Rights. Poland’s government came under criticism in the European Parliament, where some lawmakers called for it to lose European Union funding over its rule of law record and its “stigmatization” of LGBT people. Read more here.


Korean Bishops Concerned About Anti-Discrimination Law. The Bioethics Committee of the Catholic Church of Korea expressed concerns about a bill that aims to end all forms of discrimination, including those against LGBTI people. Read more here.


Lifetime Will Feature First LGBT-Themed Movie Starring Real Married Same-Sex Couple. Lifetime announced its “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday movie slate, chief among them being “The Christmas Setup” starring actors Ben Lewis and Blake Lee, who are married in real life. Read more here.


Burger King Ad Features Homosexual Kiss Between Mascots. To celebrate Helsinki “Pride Week,” Burger King Finland launched an ad campaign featuring the chain’s male mascot embracing and kissing Ronald McDonald. Read more here.


UK Survey on LGBT Teaching in Schools Shows Concern Over Inappropriate Instruction. The survey conducted by Kantar found that 56% of those who practice a religious faith disagreed with teaching a six-year-old that it is acceptable to be homosexual; 30% of people described as ‘not religious’ also disagreed. Read more here.


Malta Police Add LGBT Rainbow to Coat of Arms. The police force of the predominantly Catholic country of Malta added the pro-homosexual rainbow to its coat of arms this September to mark “Pride” month. Read more here.


PA City Enacts Non-Discrimination Law. Shippensburg is the 59th municipality in Pennsylvania to enact protections for LGBT people with regards to employment, housing and public accommodations. Read more here.


Manchester to Give Old People’s Homes LGBT Makeover. Manchester is working with artists to “improve LGBT visibility” in elderly people’s homes to encourage residents to “come out” as homosexual or transgender. Read more here.


Polish Bishops Clarify Call for Counseling Centers in LGBT Document. A Polish bishop has dismissed suggestions that the country’s bishops want to force people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to undergo therapy and instead clarified that counseling services offered would be only for those who voluntarily seek them. Read more here.


Yeshiva University Nixes LGBTQ Club. Yeshiva University rejected the formation of a campus group for LGBTQ students but said it was putting in place new policies to help them feel safe. Read more here.


CA Legislature Passes Bill to Soften Criminal Penalty for Sex with Underage Teens. The California General Assembly has advanced legislation that seeks to prevent homosexual adults who sodomize or perform oral sex with underage teenagers from being automatically assigned to California’s sex offender registry. Read more here.


German Diocese Releases Videos of Employees Demanding Church Accept Homosexuality. The German Diocese of Essen launched an attack on Catholic teaching, releasing videos featuring employees and volunteers of the diocese demanding to change what the Church has taught since the time of Jesus Christ, including traditional marriage. Read more here.


LGBT+ Candidates Celebrate ‘Rainbow Wave’ in U.S. Election. This year, more than 880 openly LGBT+ candidates have appeared or will appear on ballots across the country, nearly double that of 2018, according to the LGBTQ Victory Institute. Read more here.


Canberra ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Passes With Amendments. A bill banning “conversion therapy” for individuals dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity issues has become law in the Australian Capital Territory, with amendments added to protect parents who seek to address sexuality issues with their children. Read more here.


Coalition Issues Statement on the Right of Polish Citizens to Protect the Family. Civil Society for the Family, a coalition of over 200 organizations, has issued a statement supporting the right of polish citizens to protect marriage, the family, and children by taking a stand against “LGBT propaganda” without interference from international organizations. Read more here.


Over 300 LGBT Leaders Endorse Biden for U.S. President. More than 300 LGBT leaders voiced their support for Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president, stating that the former vice president and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, together make “the most pro-equality ticket in American history.” Read more here.


Polish Bishops Weigh in on Country’s LGBT Debate. Catholics have a duty to respect people who identify as LGBT+ but are not obliged to accept their views uncritically, Poland’s bishops said. Read more here.


Kentucky Lawmakers Resume Push to Curb ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Bipartisan opponents of “conversion therapy” in the Kentucky legislature have introduced a proposal to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from engaging in “conversion therapy” with people under 18. Read more here.


Amazon Bans Book Outlining ‘Health Hazards of Homosexuality.’ Retail giant Amazon has removed a book outlining the medical and psychological dangers associated with same-sex sexual acts from its website. Some say it is further evidence of a larger censorship trend. Read more here.


Arkansas Governor, Lawmakers Unveil Hate Crimes Proposal. Arkansas’ governor, attorney general and a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled legislation that would impose harsher penalties for crimes motivated by the victim’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Read more here.


L.A. to Close Hollywood Blvd for Installation of LGBT-Themed Mural. The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services will close part of the Hollywood Boulevard next week in order to install a permanent street mural with the slogan “All Black Lives Matter” written in the colors of the LGBT rainbow, a move they say is a memorial to transgender people of color. Read more here.


Germany Plans Equal Rights for ‘Lesbian Co-Mothers.’ A baby born into a lesbian family will have two mothers, and neither will be required to apply to adopt the child, according to a proposed reform. Read more here.


Polish Nationalists and LGBT Activists Face Off in Warsaw. Hundreds of Polish nationalists and defenders of LGBT rights faced off against each other on opposite sides of a street in central Warsaw, separated by a line of several police vans and dozens of policemen. Read more here.


U.S. Political Convention Features ‘Transgender Non-Binary Gender Transcendent Mermaid Queen-King.’ A “Black-Vietnamese, transgender non-binary/gender-transcendent mermaid Queen-King currently living out their ever-evolving truths in Winston-Salem” spoke at the Democratic National Convention during a daytime session. Read more here.


Polish ‘LGBT-Free’ Town Gets State Financing After EU Funds Cut. A Polish town that lost European Union funding after it set up a zone free of “LGBT ideology” will receive government financial support, Poland’s justice minister said. Read more here.


CA State Senator Fights for Bill That Could Alter Sex Offender Registration for Homosexual Sex With Minors. A California state senator is seeking to salvage a bill that could decriminalize homosexual sex between young adults and minors in some cases, arguing that present state laws governing the sex offender registry unfairly discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Read more here.


Queensland Becomes First Australian State to Outlaw ‘Conversion’ Therapy. Under the new law, healthcare professionals could face up to 18 months in jail for attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


Disney’s ‘The Owl House’ Features First Bisexual Lead Character. The Disney Channel’s animated series The Owl House features what is believed to be Disney’s first bisexual lead character. Read more here.


Mennonite Regional Body Considering Cutting Ties Over LGBT Issues. A regional body of Mennonite Church USA has entered into a period of discernment over possibly leaving the denomination, in part over LGBT issues. Read more here.


Upcoming Hallmark Movie to Feature First Same-Sex Wedding. An upcoming Hallmark Channel movie will feature a same-sex wedding as a secondary part of the plot, a move many see as the first step in their commitment to prioritize “diversity and inclusion.” Read more here.


Lifetime Christmas Movie to Feature Same-Sex Romance for First Time. Lifetime cable network has announced that one of its upcoming Christmas movies will be its first to feature a same-sex romance as the lead story. Read more here.


First Lesbian Woman to be Appointed to Tel Aviv’s Religious Council. Abigail Sperber, 47, a mother of two and founder of the LGBT religious women’s organization Bat Kol, is expected to be appointed next week to Tel Aviv’s religious council. Read more here.


Three Poles Charged for Hanging Rainbow Flags Off Statues. Three people accused of hanging LGBT rainbow flags off statues in Warsaw have been arrested and charged with desecrating monuments and offending religious feelings. Read more here.


Russian Foreign Ministry Sends Notes of Protest to Western States’ Embassies Over LGBT Flags on Buildings. The United Kingdom embassy in Moscow has received a note of protest from the Russian Foreign Ministry over the appearance of an LGBT flag on the embassy building in late June. Read more here.


Democrats Demand Military Flag Policy Allow LGBT ‘Pride’ Flag While Banning Others. More than two dozen Democrats are demanding Defense Secretary Mark Esper allow service members to fly the LGBT “Pride” flag, which was banned when Esper issued a broad flag policy. Read more here.


Barclays Closes Bank Account of Christian Counseling Org. A UK Christian charity that helps people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction has been notified by their bank that their account will be closed. Read more here.


Facebook Censors Christian Ministry for Allegedly Promoting ‘Conversion Therapy.’ Facebook is starting to censor a Christian ministry for allegedly promoting “conversion therapy,” removing posts of men and women who were once LGBT-identified.. Read more here.


BBC Airs Teen Same-Sex Kiss in Show for Kids as Young as Six. The BBC, the publicly funded British TV and radio institution, has aired a kiss between two teenage girls in a program aimed at young children. Read more here.


Facebook Says Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Strike ‘Right Balance’ on Speech, Safety. In response to activists, Instagram and parent company Facebook plan to ban information about “conversion therapy” but haven’t fully defined the term. Read more here.


Ukraine Proposes Fine for Promoting Homosexuality. Two Ukrainian MPs are proposing a fine for the promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism. Read more here.


Knesset Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ Passes Initial Vote. A bill outlawing controversial same-sex “conversion therapy” passed a preliminary vote in the Knesset, drawing cheers from LGBT rights advocates and angering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political allies. Read more here.


UK Prime Minister Promises to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy.’ UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the government will move to ban same-sex “conversion therapy,” while failing to define how this might impact those seeking help with unwanted same-sex attraction. Read more here.


Italian Priest Performs Same-Sex Civil Union Ceremony. A priest has resigned as a parish pastor after he performed a same-sex civil union ceremony in the town hall of the Italian town of Sant’Oreste. Read more here.


NYC Pays $100K for Censoring Therapist’s Conversations on Same-Sex Attraction. The city of New York agreed to pay $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and nominal damages this week after the city council backtracked and repealed an ordinance that unconstitutionally censored private conversations between counseling professionals and their patients. Read more here.


Hallmark Movies Soon to Include ‘LGBTQ Storylines.’ Upcoming Hallmark movies will include “LGBTQ storylines, characters, and actors” as part of a company-wide strategy to promote diversity, an official from the parent company of Hallmark Channel says. Read more here.


UK Police Forces Spend Thousands on LGBT Causes and Training. Police forces around the UK have been criticized for spending tens of thousands of pounds on Stonewall subscriptions and other “LGBT expenditures.” Read more here.


Polish ‘LGBT-Free’ Town Weighs Risk of Losing EU Funds. Like about a hundred other municipalities across rural Poland, the local council has declared Konskowola to be free of “LGBT ideology.” Read more here.


Facebook Bans Content Related to Change From Homosexuality. Facebook announced that both Facebook and Instagram would be updating “hate speech” policies to ban any content that promotes so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


‘Scooby-Doo’ Producer Confirms Character Velma is Lesbian. Velma Dinkley, the brainy square-glasses-wearing fictional character from the American animated franchise “Scooby-Doo” is lesbian, said a producer and former screenwriter for the franchise. Read more here.


Top Human Rights QC Blasts Northern Ireland Hate Crime Proposals. In a detailed legal opinion, Ivan Hare Queen’s Counsel attacked the proposals which could see “hate crime” laws extended to those who express disagreement on issues like same-sex marriage or transgenderism. Read more here.


Arab Israelis Call for Tahini Boycott Over LGBTQ Support. There are calls for a boycott after Al-Arz, an Arab Israeli company which produces locally popular tahini, announced last week that it would start funding a hotline for LGBTQ Arab Israeli youth. Read more here.


Polish President Proposes Constitutional Ban on LGBTQ Adoption. Ahead of a tight run-off race, the president of Poland has announced plans to change the country’s constitution to ban adoption of children by same-sex couples. Read more here.


UK Award-Winning Authors Call for Peer to be Reinstated as Honorary VP of Booker Prize. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne was removed from her position following accusations of “transphobia” and “homophobia” after she voted against same-sex marriage in 2013 and “misgendered” a model who claims to be a woman. Read more here.


Knesset Says No to Surrogacy for Homosexual Men, But Minister Vows It Will Happen. Israeli Justice Minister Avi Nisseknorn said that he intends to advance a bill that would enable homosexual men to use the surrogacy procedure that is currently only available for heterosexual couples or single women who are unable to have a child. Read more here.


LGBT Flags on Moscow Embassy Buildings Seen as Attempt to Influence Voting. A Russian official feels that the flying of rainbow flags on the U.S. and UK embassies in Moscow was politically motivated. Read more here.


German Pastor Charged With Incitement for Anti-Homosexual Comment. Prosecutors in the northern German city of Bremen have charged a Protestant pastor with incitement for comments he made about homosexuality. Read more here.


LGBTQ Groups March Through Paris Demanding Political Action. Grassroots LGBTQ groups marched through Paris demanding more political actions on behalf of migrants, sex workers and other “marginalized” members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Read more here.


Drag Queens Dance in Calgary Park to Drum Up Stampede Spirit. According to one participant, the event — with five drag performers and some rodeo clowns — was created to spark joy and keep the spirit alive for the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and exhibition, despite its cancellation due to COVID-19. Read more here.


Petition Signed by 275,000 Blasts Movie Portraying Jesus as a ‘Lesbian Woman’. The daughter of late pop singer Michael Jackson stars in a new movie in which she portrays Jesus Christ as “a lesbian woman,” according to a petition opposing the film. Read more here.


Netflix Orders ‘Queer-Friendly’ Animated Children’s Series. Netflix is ordering so-called “queer-friendly” animated children’s series DeadEndia, a horror-comedy series known for its tales of adolescence and inclusion of LGBTQ story lines. Read more here.


French Court Acquits Young People of ‘Homophobia’ Charges. A French Court of Appeal has found 12 college students who joined a spontaneous action against an “LGBT rights” stand in France not guilty of homophobic insults and obstruction to a legal public demonstration. Read more here.


Drag Queen Event for Toddlers Cancelled Following Backlash. UK Parents have successfully persuaded a library to cancel a Drag Queen Story Hour event aimed at children as young as two. Read more here.


Unsanctioned ‘Pride’ Parade Draws Thousands in Chicago. The city’s parade was canceled because of fears of the spread of the coronavirus, but activists gathered anyway at the “Reclaim Pride March,” which partnered the causes of “LGBT Pride” and the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more here.


First ‘Transqueer Lesbian’ Stars in Calvin Klein Billboard for ‘Pride Month’. American fashion brand Calvin Klein launched a nine-part video series featuring “rising stars” in the LGBTQ community, including self-described “transqueer lesbian” Jari Jones who is a biological male. Read more here.


Canadian Museum for Human Rights CEO Resigns After LGBT Censorship. The president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has resigned following reports that the museum forced staff at times to censor and block LGBT content for certain guests including religious school groups. Read more here.


Catholic Catechesis Directory Addresses Gender, Biological Sex. Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican’s latest Directory for Catechesis. Read more here.


U.S. Speaker of the House Calls Again for Senate Vote on Equality Act. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which she called upon Senate leadership to bring up the Equality Act for a vote. Read more here.


Tel Aviv Announces Recognition of Same-Sex Couples During ‘Pride Week’. Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai announced that same-sex couples will enjoy similar municipal benefits to those enjoyed by married couples. Read more here.


LGBTQ Advocates Sue Over Rollback of Non-Discrimination Protections. The Trump administration doesn’t have the authority to allow health providers to discriminate against LGBTQ patients, according to a lawsuit filed by advocacy groups seeking to block a new rule from taking effect. Read more here.


Catholic Activists to LGBT Members: ‘We’re Transforming the Church From the Bottom Up’. Outreach 2020, an “LGBTQ Catholic ministry gathering,” was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers put out a video message instead. Read more here.


Canadian Human Rights Museum Under Fire for Allowing Touring Religious Schools to Bypass LGBT Displays. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is under fire from LGBT activists for having previously accommodated the request from religious schools for tours that bypass exhibits dedicated to LGBT “rights.” Read more here.


U.S. Senate Republicans Block Vote on Equality Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives last year and would extend protections for LGBTQ individuals, superseding the rights of religious groups. Read more here.


UK LGBT Group Complains About Rainbow Artwork Inspired by Lockdown. A London-based LGBT group claimed that “the rainbow is ours” and told the group who decorated a bridge that they cannot use it for a different meaning “without taking it away from us.” Read more here.


Global ‘Pride’ Event Scheduled After Canceled Parades. After the cancellation of “Pride” parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national “Pride” networks have set up a new digital “Global Pride Day” which will include a 24-hour stream of music, performances and speeches. Read more here.


UN Calls for End to ‘Cruel’ ‘Conversion Therapy’. The United Nations is urging nations around the world to ban what opponents call “conversion therapy,” which involves therapy for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion. Read more here.


Polish President Calls LGBT ‘Ideology’ Worse Than Communism. Earlier in the week, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a declaration with a ban on “propagating LGBT ideology in public institutions.” Read more here.


U.S. Supreme Court Extends Anti-Discrimination Protections to Transgender, Homosexual Employees. The Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects workers from discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more here.


Polish Archbishop Urges Protection of ‘Family Values’ Ahead of Vote. Archbishop Marek Jedrazszewski spoke out against ideologies that undermine the institution of marriage and the family. Read more here.


Nickelodeon Suggests SpongeBob is Homosexual in ‘Pride Month’ Tweet. Although the tweet doesn’t explicitly say the animated cartoon character SpongeBob is homosexual, the two other “rainbow” character treatments, released alongside SpongeBob, are of known queer characters. Read more here.


Polish President Makes Re-Election Promise to Protect Kids From LGBT Propaganda. President Andrzej Duda’s re-election campaign includes a focus on his pro-life policies, one of which is “Protection of children from LGBT ideology.” Read more here.


World Economic Forum: LGBT Inclusion Will Determine Cities’ ‘Post-Pandemic Success.’ An article published by the World Economic Forum argued that better inclusion of transgender and homosexual people “is the secret to cities’ post-pandemic success.” Read more here.


Over One-Third of Ontario’s English Catholic School Boards Give Nod to ‘Pride Month.’ The Catholic boards acknowledged “Pride Month” in the context of assurances that Catholic schools are inclusive and welcoming to all. Read more here.


Austrian Priest: Church Must Recognize ‘Sacramental Character’ of Same-Sex Partnerships. The editor of a book commissioned by the Austrian bishops that argues for the blessing of homosexual relationships has indicated that the ultimate goal is to have the Church “recognize” the “sacramental character” of homosexual partnerships. Read more here.


UN Report Condemns Talk Therapy for Homosexuality. The report encourages governments to outlaw doctors from offering, and patients from seeking, this particular method of dealing with unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction. Read more here.


No ‘Pride Month’ Proclamation for June From President Trump. President Donald Trump has not officially recognized June as “LGBT Pride Month” by issuing a proclamation about it, nor has he done so during the prior three years of his administration. Read more here.


Canadian Catholic University Raises ‘Pride’ Flag on Campus. St. Jerome’s University, a publicly funded Catholic institution federated with the University of Waterloo, explained in a press release that it was doing so to be welcoming to all. Read more here.


Courage Director Responds to Call for Same-Sex Church Blessings. Blessings of homosexual couples in the Catholic Church would only obscure knowledge of what is important and good about persons with same-sex attraction, according to the director of Courage International. Read more here.


German Bishop Quits Synodal Forum Endorsing ‘Polyvalent Sexuality.’ No general debate of the presented paper had been provided for, Bishop Dominikus Schaderlapp said, which led to his decision to renounce his membership in the forum. Read more here.


U.S. Speaker of the House Issues Statement in Honor of LGBTQ Pride Month.hHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month in which she said that “LGBTQ leaders, activists and allies have advanced the cause of freedom for all Americans.” Read more here.


IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Homosexual Remarks. A Polish prosecutor has charged an IKEA manager with violating the religious rights of an employee terminated for voicing strong objections, within the company, to a corporate event supporting LGBT people. Read more here.


Rainbow Flags Over Baghdad Fan Debate. In what both progressive and conservative critics considered a tone-deaf step to support Iraq’s LGBTQ community, several Western embassies’ raising of the rainbow flag did not have its intended effects. Read more here.


Malaysian Federal Court to Hear Challenge of Law Criminalizing Unnatural Sex. The Federal Court recently decided that it will proceed to hear a man’s constitutional challenge over a Selangor state law that makes it a Shariah offense to have unnatural sex. Read more here.


Canadian City Bans Help to Overcome Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction. The bylaw comes with fines of up to $10,000 or a year-long prison term for those found to violate the law. Read more here.


Marvel Film ‘Eternals’ Includes Openly Homosexual Married Superheroes. One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association, is warning parents that the upcoming Marvel Studios film “Eternals” features an openly homosexual male superhero and his “spouse,” who kiss on screen. Read more here.


Austrian Bishops Commission Book Calling Same-Sex Relationships ‘Image of God’s Goodness.’ A new book commissioned by the Austrian bishops calls upon the Church to change its teaching against homosexuality and to bless homosexual relationships. Read more here.


Pixar Short ‘Out’ Features Studio’s First Homosexual Lead Character. Disney Plus debuted a Pixar short film that breaks new ground for the animation studio by featuring an openly homosexual character who is shown kissing his partner. Read more here.


Catholic GOP Committeewoman Fired From Healthcare Job After Cheering Cancellation of LGBT Pride Parade. Not only did the employer fire the home caregiver, but LGBT activists have harassed her and her family. Read more here.


SNP Veteran: ‘Beware Scotland’s Hate Crime Bill’. The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill seeks to extend the law on ‘hate crime’ against particular groups, namely age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and variations in sexual characteristics. Read more here.


Albanian Psychologists Ban Conversion Therapy. Gay rights organizations welcomed a decision by the governing body of psychologists in Albania to prohibit the so-called conversion therapy, which attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expressions. Read more here.


PBS Celebrates ‘Pride Month’ With Series on LGBTQ+ Identity in the South. The Public Broadcasting Service, which is funded in part by U.S. taxpayers, is introducing a series in June to celebrate “Pride Month” that will examine LGBTQ+ life in the southern United States. Read more here.


Pennsylvania Focusing on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Collection of Coronavirus Data. Governor Tom Wolf’s office announced that the state’s health department, under transgender Health Secretary Rachel Levine, is focusing on gender identity and sexual orientation or expression in the state’s collection of coronavirus data. Read more here.


Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill to Address LGBT Youth Suicide. The latest economic recovery bill making its way through the U.S. Congress calls for providing assistance to help develop strategies and plans to prevent suicides among “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer” (LGBTQ) youth. Read more here.


Scottish Hate Crime Bill Could Be ‘Weaponized to Suppress Free Speech’. The Hate Crime and Public Order Bill in Scotland seeks to extend the law on ‘hate crime’ against particular groups, listed as age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and variations in sexual characteristics. Read more here.


LGBT Activists Complain at Rainbow Being Used to Thank the NHS. LGBT activists in the U.K. are complaining that the rainbow is being appropriated by others to be used as a sign of support for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.


Turkish President Backs Cleric Who Claims Homosexuality Brings Disease. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threw his weight behind Turkey’s top Muslim cleric, who caused a storm by claiming homosexuality “brings disease and causes this generation to decay.” Read more here.


Finland’s First Same-Sex Adoptions Confirmed. The adoptions come three years after reform of the Marriage Act which allowed marriage equality and same-sex couples to adopt. Read more here.


German Bishops’ Head Calls for Changing Church Teaching on Homosexuality. Bishop Baetzing claims the Church’s teaching is something many no longer want or understand. Read more here.


Bosnia Takes First Step to Regulate Same-Sex Partnerships. Despite widespread resistance to LGBT rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, civil society groups believe the political will is now there to regulate same-sex partnerships in one of the country’s two entities. Read more here.


Disney Producer Says ‘Relevant LGBTQ+ Narratives’ Are in the Works. Disney’s kids’ cartoon “DuckTales” has introduced a gay couple — two dads — as the parents of Violet, and the co-producer says upcoming themes will continue to address LGBTQ narratives. Read more here.


San Francisco 50th Anniversary LGBT Pride Parade Canceled. Carolyn Wysinger, the organization’s board president, said that alternative methods to celebrate LGBT Pride will be explored. Read more here.


Former Homosexual Begs Canadian Politicians to Not Ban Therapy That ‘Freed’ Him From LGBT Lifestyle. A man who formerly lived a life of homosexuality, drugs, and prostitution for 35 years is calling on Canadian politicians to vote against legislation that would ban “conversion therapy” designed to help LGBT people overcome unwanted same-sex attraction. Read more here.


Singapore Court Rejects Attempt to Overturn Ban on Gay Sex. Singapore’s High Court rejected an attempt by three pro-LGBT activists to overturn the city-state’s law against homosexual relations, thereby reaffirming its prohibition of gay sex as constitutional. Read more here.


UK School Threatened With Deregistration for Refusing LGBT Instruction. A strictly Orthodox secondary school has been threatened with removal from the register by the Department for Education because it will not teach openly about LGBT people. Read more here.


South Africa Opens Continent’s First Queer Wellness Center. The founders of the center in Johannesburg, the country’s biggest city, said it would provide clients with “stigma-free” sexual and mental health services, as well as treatments that focused specifically on LGBT+ people’s needs. Read more here.


Trudeau Government Introduces Bill to Criminalize Therapy for Those With Unwanted LGBT Identity. The bill will make it a crime not only to give Canadians of minor age help to overcome same-sex attraction or gender confusion but to “remove a minor from Canada” to seek such help. Read more here.


Middle School Hangs LGBT Flag in Cafeteria, Bans Flag of Traditional Family. Marshall Middle School in Marshall, Minnesota allowed the rainbow flag to be displayed. A student-circulated petition opposing the LGBT flag and requests to display other flags offered by the school population were not approved by the administration. Read more here.


UK National Health Service Will Refuse to Treat Patients Who Are “Intolerant of Sexuality.” The NHS will refuse treatment to patients who are deemed “homophobic” beginning in April unless the case is an emergency. Read more here.


Switzerland Votes to Criminalize ‘Homophobia.’ In a public referendum, 63.1 percent of the voters agreed that “discrimination,” “hate speech” and other forms of public “insults” aimed at homosexuals because of their “sexual orientation” will be punishable by a fine and up to three years’ imprisonment. Read more here.


Croatia’s Top Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Can be Foster Parents. A ruling by the Croatian Constitutional Court obliges courts and relevant authorities to give all competent appliers to foster equal opportunities, including same-sex couples. Read more here.


Nepal’s Next Census to Count LGBT+ People for the First Time. The census will be held in June 2021, and it is believed that the move could help sexual minorities gain better access to education and health schemes. Read more here.


Oklahoma Bans State Travel to California in Tit-for-Tat over LGBT Laws. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed an executive order banning nonessential state-funded travel to California, in response to California’s own ban on travel to Oklahoma. Read more here.


Tennessee Senate Passes Bill so Adoption Agencies Won’t Be Forced to Place Kids With Same-Sex Couples. On a vote of 20-6 the senate passed the bill that will ensure that licensed adoption agencies cannot be forced to make child placement decisions that “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.” Read more here.


Criminalization of Same-Sex Relations in Belize Ruled Unconstitutional. The Court of Appeal of Belize ruled that the Criminal Code that prohibited same-sex sexual relations is a violation of the Belize Constitution, which guarantees free expression and freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex. Read more here.


Calls for Improved Rights for LGBT Families Using Surrogacy to be Examined in Ireland. The Irish Government has tasked its special rapporteur on child protection to examine calls for improved parental rights for LGBT families using surrogacy and other forms of assisted human reproduction. Read more here.


Croatia Court Rules Same-Sex Couple can Foster Children. The Zagreb Administrative Court ruled that a same-sex couple has the right to become foster parents. Read more here.


Trump Administration Rule Again Allows Religious Adoption Agencies to Serve in Face of LGBT Demands. The federal rule change once again allows faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding without being required to place children with same-sex couples. Read more here.


Pro-LGBT Governments and U.S. Clash on Campaign to Decriminalize Homosexuality. U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell pitched a U.S. campaign to decriminalize homosexual conduct to members of the UN LGBT Core Group that promotes LGBT rights but they were not on board with the plan. Read more here.


Cambodia to Teach LGBT Issues to Students. From grade seven, around age 13, modules covering sexual orientation and gender identity will be part of sex education in schools. Officials believe the training will combat bullying and discrimination. Read more here.


Experts’ Group Says Governments Must Respect ‘Freedom … Right’ Of Homosexuals Wanting to Overcome Same-Sex Attraction. The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice released its 2019 Declaration stating that “everyone should have the freedom and right to walk away from sexual experiences and practices they find unfulfilling, and have support to do so.” Read more here.


American Medical Association Announces Support for U.S. Ban on “Conversion” Therapy. Despite scientific evidence showing that sexual orientation change effort therapy can help individuals overcome unwanted same-sex attraction, and that counseling can help individuals overcome gender confusion, the AMA announced it would begin supporting a ban on so-called “conversion” therapy. Read more here.


Singapore Court to Hear Legal Challenges on Homosexual Sex Ban. Singapore has retained an old law that criminalizes homosexual behavior. Three Singaporean activists have launched separate bids to decriminalize homosexual sex. Previous legal challenges to overturn the ban have failed. Read more here.


Homosexual Pressure Group Demands 1 of 5 Prime-Time TV Characters be LGBT by 2025. In its annual report on the state of LGBT representation in television, the pro-LGBT pressure group GLAAD found a rise in prime-time depictions of homosexual and transgender characters but is demanding that a fifth of regular primetime characters are LGBT five years from now. Read more here.


UK Politician Deselected for Backing Parents Over LGBT Teaching in Schools. Roger Godsiff, an MP of 27 years, was formally reprimanded by the Labour Party after he sympathized with parents who complained that LGBT issues were being taught to their children without consultation. Read more here.


Order Signed in Ireland to Let Same-Sex Couples Register Both Names on Birth Certificate. Minister for Health, Simon Harris, signed commencement orders and regulations for parts of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015, which will come into effect on May 5. Previously, some same-sex couples could only register the child’s birth mother, meaning the other person in the relationship had no legal parental rights to the child they were raising. Read more here.


German Health Minister Submits Law Banning “Conversion” Therapy. Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn, submitted a draft law to ban so-called conversion therapy for minors that would prohibit them from undergoing therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. Read more here.


Kentucky Supreme Court Tosses Suit Against Designer Who Declined to Print “Gay Pride” Shirts. The court ruled that the plaintiff, Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization, lacked standing in the case since the city’s homosexual rights law is meant to protect individuals rather than activist groups. Read more here.


Former LGBT Individuals Gather in Washington D.C. to lobby against LGBTQ-Rights Bills. The group is lobbying against H.R. 5, better known as the Equality Act, and H.R. 3570, or the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act. Both bills have been supported by the country’s major LGBTQ advocacy organizations. Read more here.


Trump Administration Announces that Adoption Agencies Won’t be Forced to Give Kids to Same-Sex Couples. The announcement said that the administration will not be enforcing Obama-era rules forcing faith-based adoption and foster agencies to place children in same-sex households and proposed new rules specifically recognizing the religious and conscience rights of such organizations. Read more here.


Tens of Thousands Take Part in First “Gay Pride” Parade in Taiwan Since Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage. An estimated 200,000 people took part in the event in central Taipei near the Presidential Palace. Taiwan was the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. Read more here.


Scottish Citizens Face ‘Baffling’ List of 21 Sexualities to Choose From in 2021 Census. National Records of Scotland revealed a plan to expand the four basic sexualities— straight or heterosexual, gay or lesbian, bisexual and other—to include 21 additional sexualities including bicurious, gynephilic and skoliosexual. Read more here.


Kellogg Announces Special Pro-Homosexual Breakfast Cereal to Raise Money for ‘LGBTQ Advocacy Work.’ All Together cereal is a limited-edition variety pack of Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, and Rice Krispies. It was created in recognition of GLAAD’s Spirit Day 2019, which the organization bills as a “means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth.” Read more here.


UK LGBT Teaching Row: School Exclusion Zone Decision Put Off. The decision on whether to keep a protest exclusion zone around a school at the center of a debate over LGBT equality teaching has been put off until a later date. The school has been at the focus of a campaign against teaching about LGBT relationships, led by some parents and activists who say it is in conflict with their religious beliefs and family values. Read more here.


LGBT Protesters Succeed in Shutting Down First Chick-Fil-A in the United Kingdom. LGBT advocacy groups in England have succeeded in convincing a shopping center in the UK not to renew Chick-fil-A’s lease, leading the company to announce that it will permanently close the location. Countless protests and boycotts have been organized by LGBT activists because the owners of Chick-fil-A hold a religious belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Read more here.


UK Christian School Administrator Suspended After Questioning LGBT Agenda. The woman who held the position of governor (similar to a school board member) objected to the introduction of a pride month and the addition of LGBT books to the school library. Shortly after voicing her objections, she was suspended for “breaching the Governors Code of Conduct.” Read more here.


Tampa, Florida Counseling Ban for Minors with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Struck Down. Federal Judge William F. Jung struck down the city ordinance that prohibited licensed counselors from providing talk therapy to minors seeking help to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. Read more here.


Disney Confirms ‘Gay Couple’ in Star Wars Resistance Kids’ Show. Two producers of the Disney show said they were “proud” the two characters, Orka and Flix, in the animated show for children are a “gay couple.” Read more here.


Iowa City Rejects Federal Request to Remove Rainbow Crosswalks. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration requested that Ames, Iowa remove the crosswalks because they don’t comply with federal traffic control standards, which require crosswalk to use only white paint. Read more here.


France’s Medical Ethics Committee Expresses “Reservations” Over IVF for Lesbians and Single Women. In a debate about a bill that would legalize medically assisted pregnancies, the committee warned that children without fathers pose a developmental risk. Under current French law, only heterosexual couples have the right to use medically assisted procreation methods such as in vitro fertilization. Read more here.


Chick-Fil-A Sales Have Doubled Since LGBT Boycotts Began In 2012. Protests began following the CEO’s public support for marriage between a man and a woman. The fast-food chain has become the third largest restaurant in the U.S. Read more here.


Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Maryland Therapy Ban for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction. U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow’s ruling makes Maryland the 11th state to ban therapy for same-sex attracted minors. The lawsuit was initiated by therapist Christopher Doyle who believes his First Amendment rights to free speech and religious freedom were violated by the ban. Read more here.


New York City to Repeal Ban on Counseling for Same-Sex, Gender Dysphoria. The New York City Council is backing down from the ban on counseling for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion for fear the U.S. Supreme Court would strike it down along with other similar bans throughout the country. Read more here.


Homosexual “Chemsex” Parties Are Fueling Urban HIV Epidemics, AIDS Experts Warn. Parties where people spend days using drugs and engaging in sexual behavior with dozens of partners is causing an increase in HIV among homosexual men in Europe. Read more here.


Brazilian President Moves to Protect Schoolkids from LGBT Gender Ideology. President Jair Bolsonaro has announced that his administration is preparing legislation to prohibit the spreading of gender ideology in Brazil’s public primary schools. Read more here.


Spanish Region Gives Parents the Right to Take Children Out of Talks Led by LGBT Groups. The government of Murcia will allow parents of elementary students to decide if their children will attend classes led by external organizations on a range of issues including sex education. Read more here.


“Veggie Tales” Creator Says it is “Inevitable” That Christian Filmmakers Will Be Forced to Address LGBT Issues. Phil Vischer said the issue has become a growing presence in children’s media, but he will not cave to pressure from Hollywood to promote such things as same-sex marriage to children. Read more here.


More States Pledge to Include LGBT History in School Curriculums. Illinois has joined California, New Jersey, and Colorado in mandating the teaching of LGBT History. Maryland is also planning to include LGBT individuals who are viewed as historically underrepresented in lesson plans. Read more here.


Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools. Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed the bill that will require schools to incorporate “a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people” as part of the American history curriculum. Read more here.


U.S. Uses UN Mechanism to Pressure Countries on Homosexuality. The U.S. State Department is using a little-known UN mechanism, the Universal Periodic Review, to pressure governments to change their laws on sexual practices related to “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Read more here.


Maryland Therapist Fights for Free Speech and Religious Liberty Against “Conversion Therapy” Ban. Christopher Doyle, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor filed a lawsuit against a Maryland law banning therapy for minors with unwanted homosexual or transgender issues. Read more here.


White House Confirms Global Campaign to Protect Homosexual Behavior. The White House confirmed the launch of a global U.S. campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in a tweet from Richard Grenell, the openly homosexual U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Read more here.


U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Case in October. On October 8 the court will begin hearing oral arguments on whether longstanding anti-discrimination laws should be reinterpreted to include homosexuality and gender identity. Read more here.


California Lawmakers Suggest Religious Are to Blame for LGBT Suicides. ACR-99 is a resolution passed by the California Assembly that declares that “being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender” are “part of natural variations that occur in sexual orientation and gender identity.” The resolution condemns counseling services that help people resolve unwanted gender confusion or same-sex attraction. Read more here.


Oregon Mandates K–12 LGBT Identity Curricula in Civics, Economics, Geography, Government and History. House Bill 2023 was signed by Gov. Kate Brown and will go into effect in January 2020. By September 2026, all textbooks and instructional materials will have to include perspectives of LGBT individuals. Read more here.


Study Finds LGBTQ Americans Could Be at Higher Risk for Dementia. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that compared with non-LGBTQ people LGBTQ individuals were 29 percent more likely to report memory loss and confusion—two early signs of dementia. Read more here.


Former Homosexuals Petition Amazon to Stop Banning Books That Help With Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction. Amazon recently removed several books in response to a Change.org petition that mislabeled all materials dealing with leaving the practice of active homosexuality as destructive “conversion therapy.” Read more here.


Botswana to Appeal Ruling Decriminalizing Homosexuality. Attorney General Abraham Keetshabe said the court made a mistake, and the government will appeal the ruling by the High Court. Read more here.


Poll Finds UK is Less Tolerant of Same-Sex Relations. According to the British Social Attitudes Survey, one-third of the population is opposed in some way to homosexual behavior for the first time since the AIDS crisis. Read more here.


UK Prime Minister Defies Parents to Back Compulsory LGBT Lessons. Prime Minister Theresa May has commended compulsory Relationships Education for primary school children despite parents’ opposition. The program, which will be compulsory in all primary schools in the UK from 2020, is “heavily biased towards LGBTQ” as it covers topics such as gender, gender reassignment and sexual orientation. Read more here.


Over 200 Companies Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Make “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Protected” Classes. The 206 corporations including Amazon, Google, Nike, and General Motors have signed an amicus brief urging the court to interpret the meaning of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Read more here.


French Politician Excluded From Party For Opposing Law Allowing Lesbians to Artificially Procreate. Agnès Thill, a member of the French National Assembly, was excluded from the presidential “République En Marche” (LREM) party for opposing access to artificial procreation for single women and lesbian couples. Read more here.


10-Year-Old Girl Suspended for Asking to be Exempted From LGBT School Lesson. The student from the Heavers Farmer Primary School in South London was suspended from school for a week for making the request. Read more here.


UK Education Secretary Says School Children Must Learn About Same-Sex Relationships. Damian Hinds said, “Our new guidance is clear that children should leave school having learnt about LGBT relationships.” The government issued final guidance this week ahead of compulsory Relationships Education lessons that will be introduced next year. Read more here.


Poll Finds Americans Greatly Overestimate the Size of the LGBT Population. U.S. adults estimate that nearly one in four Americans (23.6 percent) are homosexual or lesbian, more than five times Gallup’s more encompassing 2017 estimate that 4.5 percent of Americans are LGBT, based on respondents’ self-identification as being lesbian, homosexual, bisexual or transgender. Read more here.


Survey Shows Young Americans are Increasingly “Uncomfortable” With LGBTQ Community. The survey of nearly 1,800 American adults by GLAAD, formerly known as the “Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,” found the percentage of those surveyed who were “very or somewhat comfortable” in all the scenario prompts dropped by eight points on average, from 53 to 45 percent. Read more here.


LGBT “Pride” Parade Advocates Say Children Like to See “Nakedness” and “Kink.” A sex therapist in Canada claims she cannot imagine “a safer place for families to bring children” than an LGBTQ “pride” celebration. “Pride” parades often feature public nudity and sex acts. Read more here.


Active Homosexuals Deliberately Break UK Blood Donor Waiting Period. A regulation that bans men who actively engage in homosexual behavior from giving blood if they’ve had sexual contact in the previous three months is being intentionally violated to protest the ban and “fight the system.” Read more here.


Top U.S. Library Group Colludes With Local Librarians to “Sneak” LGBT Content to Kids. The American Library Association (ALA) website features an article by a Maryland librarian that describes ways children’s librarians can sneak LGBT content and activities into libraries located in conservative rural areas. Read more here.


Cartoon Network Promotes LGBTQ Lifestyle to Kids. The network viewed by millions of children is encouraging support of “pride month” in one of its shows and is using cartoon characters to promote an LGBTQ lifestyle in social media campaigns. Read more here.


Scotland 2021 Census to Include New Questions on Transgender Identities and Sexuality. The Scottish Parliament unanimously approved the new questions but stressed that answering them would be voluntary with no penalties for those who choose not to respond. Read more here.


France to End IVF Ban for Lesbian Couples and Single Women. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced that the ban on single women and lesbian couples accessing medically-assisted procreation will be lifted. Currently only heterosexual couples who have been married or living together for more than two years can access procedures such as artificial insemination, IVF or sperm donation. Read more here.


“My Little Pony” Cartoon Introduces Lesbian Pony Couple. The cartoon based on the popular toy figurines aired an episode which featured the same-sex pony couple. The episode was approved by Hasbro, the company that produces the toys. Read more here.


“Gay Pride” Flag Raised at California State Capitol for the First Time. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office wrote that the flying of the flag over the capitol was a celebration and support of the LGBT community. Read more here.


Homosexual Rights Activists Want Police Out of “Pride” Events. Some activists claim police officers inspire fear and threaten the safety of participants. “Cops out of Pride” protests are set to take place in opposition to the policing of “pride” parades. Read more here.


Botswana Decriminalizes Homosexual Behavior. Three judges on Botswana’s High Court unanimously ruled that laws that impose up to seven years in prison are unconstitutional. The law banning homosexual behavior was enacted in 1965. Read more here.


U.S. VP Pence Defends State Department Decision to Disallow “Gay Pride” Flag on American Embassy Flagpoles. When asked about the policy, Vice President Pence said, “one flag should fly, and that’s the American flag – and I support that.” Read more here.


Trump Administration Bans Rainbow Flags Above U.S. Embassies. Requests from embassies across the world to fly the rainbow flag in recognition of LGBT “pride month” are being denied by the Trump administration. Flags can still be displayed elsewhere including on embassy walls and inside buildings. Read more here.


Boston Group Plans “Straight Pride” Parade. A group of Massachusetts conservatives is planning to hold the event in late summer to “spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond.” Read more here.


San Marino Bans Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation. Citizens of the country voted on the ban in a referendum. The motion passed with 71.46 percent of the votes. Read more here.


Trump Supports “Pride Month” and Pledges to Overturn Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality Worldwide. President Donald Trump has asked the world to “stand with” same-sex attracted people in countries where homosexual conduct is illegal. Read more here.


Brazil’s Supreme Court Votes to Make “Homophobia” and “Transphobia” Crimes. Six of the 11 judges voted in favor of the measure and ruled that “homophobia” should be framed within the racism law until the country’s congress approves legislation specifically covering LGBT discrimination. Read more here.


Kenya High Court Upholds Law Criminalizing Homosexual Sex. The three judges rejected claims that the law violated the new constitution, which guarantees equality, dignity and privacy. Many African countries still enforce strict laws governing homosexuality. Read more here.


Target Stores Donate $100,000 To LGBT Nonprofit That Promotes Inclusive K-12 Schools. Target is donating the money to GLSEN, a pro-homosexual organization. The department store also offers clothing and accessories celebrating the homosexual lifestyle marketed to adults and children. Read more here.


U.S. House Passes LGBT Equality Act. The legislation, passed by a vote of 236 – 173, would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


Federal Court Rules Christian Adoption Agency Can’t Reject Same-Sex Couples. A federal court says New York officials weren’t infringing on a Christian adoption agency’s religious freedom by requiring it to serve same-sex couples. An appeal is likely. Read more here.


White House Criticizes Equality Act but Stops Short of Veto Threat. The proposed legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to federal civil rights law. A Trump administration official said “this bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.” Read more here.


PBS Kids’ Cartoon Features Homosexual Wedding. The season premiere of “Arthur,” the longest-running animated series for children in the U.S., depicted the marriage of Arthur the Aardvark’s teacher to another male. Read more here.


U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Non-Discrimination Law Covers Homosexual and Transgender Workers. The Supreme Court announced that it would decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees protections from workplace discrimination to homosexual and transgender people. The court will take up the cases of three individuals who claim they were fired for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.


UK Teachers’ Union Calls for Compulsory Same-Sex Relationships Education in Schools. The National Education Union conference in Liverpool made the demand after protests over an “equality” program. Protesters said the program, “No Outsiders,” violates religious beliefs. Read more here.


Arizona Repeals Law Preventing Teachers from Discussing LGBTQ Issues in Health Classes. The law on the books since 1991 regulated HIV/AIDS instruction and prevented teachers from portraying homosexuality as a positive lifestyle. Read more here.


United Methodists in Conflict Over LGBT Policies. There have been disagreements in America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination for years over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. Many believe a vote that took place in February in favor of the “Tradition Plan” that strengthened bans on LGBT-inclusive practices may prompt liberal congregations to split off. Read more here.