Homophobia

Homophobic Attack on New York Subway

In December 2018 a New York man on the subway attacked a woman because he believed she was a lesbian.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: A Morality Based in Power

Christian superiority, the patriarchy, and the concept of law and order can often seem hypocritical. But when one's morality is based in power, any justification of control is valid.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Hate Speech and Dog Whistles

Language affects perception. Dog whistles are an attempt to hide bigotry.

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TN Man Attacks Woman for Refusing His Advances in Possible LGBTQ Hate Crime

In July 2018 a TN woman was attacked after refusing to give a man her phone number and telling him she is a lesbian.

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US Preacher Says Gays Should Be Executed

In June 2018 in an online debate with an atheist, a Christian preacher argued that the government should execute gay people.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Pride is a Protest

For the forty ninth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots, we're exploring why Pride is a protest, and why it still must be.

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MI Education Department Proposes Removing References To Gay Rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK

In June 2018, the Michigan Department of Education proposed changes to social studies standards, which would erase gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK.

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Homophobic Slurs Were Chanted at a CA Pride Night Soccer Match

In May 2018 fans at a California soccer match - a match designated as Pride Night - repeatedly yelled homophobic slurs.

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VA Hardware Store Employee Uses Homophobic Slurs

An employee at a Virginia hardware store used homophobic slurs while criticizing a boy scout asking for a donation.

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TX Nightclub Denies Entry to Man Wearing Makeup

In May 2018 a Texas nightclub denied entry to a man wearing makeup, and the owner defended its gender conformity dress code policy.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Marginalized People and Income Inequality

Income inequality is a key form of marginalization within the kyriarchy: every marginalized group is affected.

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HUD Removes Citizen Protections from New Mission Statement

A March 2018 memo reveals that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is removing sustainability, consumer protection, and anti-discrimination from its mission statement.

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US President Announced New Division at HHS Committed to ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom’

In January 2018 the US president announced a new division at the Department of Health and Human Services that will focus on “conscience and religious freedom.”

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KS School Board Ended Parking Spot Symbols After Complaint of LGBTQ Flag

In December 2017 a school board in Kansas ended a six-year tradition of students painting their designated parking spots after a local citizen complained about one of the spots being painted with an LGBTQ rainbow.

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up LGBT Discrimination Case

In December 2017 the Supreme Court of the United States missed chance to clarify whether existing civil rights law provides protection to LGBT people based on sex discrimination.

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NV Father Murdered Gay Son

In November 2017 a Nevada father killed his gay son.

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VA Car Vandalized with Homophobic Hate Speech

In October a car in Virginia was vandalized with homophobic hate speech.

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Anti-LGBTQ Group Announced Boycott of TV Channel Because of Gay Teen

In October 2017 a national conservative group announced a boycott of a TV channel for content including a gay teenager.

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NJ Professor Used Anti-Semitic, Homophobic, and Sexist Comments

In October 2017 a petition circulated by students at a New Jersey university accused a professor of anti-Semitic, homophobic, and sexist comments.

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MI City Council Candidate Indifferent About Racist, Sexist, and Homophobic Comments

In October 2017 a Michigan pastor running for city council responded with indifference when questioned about racist, homophobic, and sexist comments he made on social media.

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2017 Anti-LGBTQ Violence Significantly Outpaced Previous Year

An August 2017 report from an LGBTQ advocacy group found that LGBTQ hate violence resulting in homicide in 2017 significantly outpaced those in 2016.

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Anti-LGBTQ School Board President Compares Calls for Resignation to Armenian Genocide

In August 2017, the elected president of a school board in California defended against calls for his resignation (for anti-LGBTQ statements) by comparing the criticism to the Armenian genocide.

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AL Governor Signed Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Law

In May 2017 the Alabama governor signed the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” which allows religious discrimination of otherwise qualified LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents.

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