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Florida Family Beats Gay Man For Dating Son. Man Nearly Killed, Loses Sight.

Florida Family Beats Gay Man For Dating Son. Man Nearly Killed, Loses Sight.

Via Florida’s local ABC affiliate

Members of a Ukrainian refugee family appeared in a South Florida courtroom on Wednesday. That’s where they are facing hate crime and attempted murder charges for an alleged family ambush against a gay man. Police say Oleh Makarenko was in a nine-month homosexual relationship, which would end with his lover being beaten so badly by Makarenko’s family that the victim became blind. Authorities allege that Oleh Makarenko, who is also known as Alex, was being forced to marry a woman by his mother. On Aug. 6, three members of the Makarenko family barged into the victims home, according to police. A police report stated that, “All four of the suspects continued holding him and began punching, kicking, and hitting him all over his face and body.”

While in the war between Russia and the Ukraine we are all hoping that the Ukraine wins. But the Ukraine, like Russia is a very dangerous place to be LGBT.

Since the fall of the Soviet Union and Ukraine’s independence in 1991, the Ukrainian LGBT community has gradually become more visible and more organized politically. But it is still a place of extreme prejudice thanks to  the Eastern Orthodox Church, which has a significant influence on the perception by society of members of the LGBT community. 

DELTA Airlines Cuts Gay References and Same Sex Kiss From Elton John Biopic "Rocketman"

DELTA Airlines Cuts Gay References and Same Sex Kiss From Elton John Biopic “Rocketman”

DELTA Airlines which has scored 100 percent on the the Human Rights Campaign’s almost useless Corporate Equality Index (CEI) multiple times is being accused of “censoring the gay out” of the Elton John biopic “Rocketman”.

Shana Krochmal who works as the digital director of Entertainment Weekly ook to Twitter to detail her recent Delta flight on October 30.

“On Delta today discovered that Rocketman is stripped of almost every gay reference or scene that [Elton John] fought to keep in the film’s mainstream release, including a simple chaste kiss. What does it say that the edit left in a scene of John Reid assaulting Elton but removed any evidence of intimacy between them or for that matter Elton and any man? ” she wrote.

Krochmal is not the only one who has noted the heavy handed anti-gay censorship– an array of other flyers on Delta has alleged similar experiences of censored Rocketman editions.

This is not the first time Delta has come under fire over gay and lesbian censorship aka “cutting the gay away”.  Olivia Wilde slammed Delta and other airlines this week for excising a lesbian kiss from a film she directed, Booksmart.

“Tried watching Booksmart on the plane and they cut the ENTIRE lesbian hookup scene like not even a KISS was allowed!” tweeted Barton. “Oh but don’t worry guys, the Straights got their kiss.”

In past years, Delta has also been called out showing an edited version of the lesbian theme movie Carol , but had no issue showing Chris Rock’s Kill the Messenger HBO comedy special which included the anti-gay slur “faggot” until it received thousands of complaints and removed it.

Delta airlines has not responded for comment to this website.

Anti-Gay Kentucky High School Principal Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Anti-Gay Kentucky High School Principal Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

An anti-gay Kentucky principal who in 2009 who tried to ban books with “homosexual content” from his high school was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Todd Wilson, the principal of the Clark County Area Technology Center, located at the George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Kentucky, was arrested by state troopers after a complaint saying they saw Wilson give child pornography to another person.

Kentucky State Trooper said Wilson had about 15 images of child pornography, which resulted in 15 counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and another 15 counts of possessing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

In 2009, when Wilson was the principal of Montgomery County High School, he came under fire for banning a number of books from the classroom for “homosexual content.”

The controversy was over a number of contemporary LGBT young-adult books being taught next to classic works like Beowulf.

The Montgomery County High School administration, backed Wilson and banned the books.

Wilson is held in the Clark County Detention Center on $25,000 bail

Youth Minister at Anti-Gay Illinois Church Charged With Sexually Exploiting Teen Boy

Youth Minister at Anti-Gay Illinois Church Charged With Sexually Exploiting Teen Boy

Authorities claim Paxton Singer, a youth pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Aurora, Illinois, asked a 16-year-old for nude photos, inquired about the teen’s sexual habits and requested the two spend the weekend alone together.

Prosecutors says Singer, “knowingly enticed a person under 17 years of age to remove their clothing for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification of the defendant or the child.” He faces a misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and sexual exploitation of a child.

Singer also worked at the Harvest Bible Chapel campus in Rolling Meadows, about 40 miles away. Church officials disclosed there were also allegations of inappropriate actions between Singer and three different male teens there also.

Harvest Bible Chapel is a large anti-gay evangelical organization with congregations across the metro Chicago area. In its bylaws, Harvest asserts that God “is the sole authority in matters of marriage and sexuality for all people, and that marriage involves the sacred joining together of one man and one woman in faithful, permanent union.” and also condemns sex outside of heterosexual marriage and prohibits “‘sexual immorality’ activities related to: lustful thoughts, adultery, fornication, pornography, homosexuality, bisexuality or polygamy.”

Via NEWSWEEK

Anti-Gay Bigots in Hungary Lose Their Minds Over Coca Cola Ad Featuring Same Sex Couples

Anti-Gay Bigots in Hungary Lose Their Minds Over Coca Cola Ad Featuring Same Sex Couples

A new Coca-Cola advertisement running in Hungary that include images of same-sex couples kissing and holding bottles of Coke is facing backlash from anti-gay Hungarian politicians and conservative activists.  The ads can be seen at train stations and elsewhere in the nation’s capital, according to several local media reports.

Coke launched the “Love is Love” campaign in Hungary days ahead of the progressive Sziget festival, which is scheduled to kick off in Budapest this week. The posters contain slogans, such as, “Zero Sugar, Zero Prejudice.”

István Boldog, a conservative member of the Hungarian parliament and a Fidesz party leader, has called for a boycott of Coca-Cola products until the ads are removed.

The country currently recognizes legal unions for same-sex couples, but the Fidesz party and its leader, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage.

An online petition calling for a boycott and for local officials to ban the ads has reached about half its goal of 50,000 signatures. There is speculation that the many of the signatories are fake.

“Until now, large companies in Hungary have not advertised with openly gay content and messages. Do not be illusory, this is a test,” a translated version of the petition states. “If Hungarian society accepts this, there will be more and more steps. Posters, commercials, films, rainbow products, etc. And as we continue to slide down the slope, it will become increasingly difficult to stop.”

Cola-Cola has no intention of removing the ads and responded to criticism of the campaign: “We believe that both heterosexuals and homosexuals have the right to love a person the best they can.”

“In our advertisements, posts, and messages, we express the principles we represent, and thus our belief in equality between people.

“We believe that in a world based on these values, everyone can live freely, happily. The right to love and be loved belongs to everyone.”

Coca-Cola Hungary same-sex advert
Pastor at Alabama Anti-LGBT Baptist Church Arrested for Molesting Multiple Underage Boy

Pastor at Alabama Anti-LGBT Baptist Church Arrested for Molesting Multiple Underage Boys

An anti-gay pastor has been charged with sexually assaulting multiple young boys at his Alabama congregation.
 
Pastor John Martin, of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Florence, Alabama confessed to his congregation that he disgraced his family by having sex with two young boys. Members of his congregation then reported his crimes to authorities.
 
Martin was arrested on Friday, July 5 on four charges of first-degree sexual abuse.
 

One victim stated that the abuse began when he was 12 years old. According to the victim, one incident occurred at a birthday party for Martin’s son. The victim told police that Martin climbed into the tent of the boy when everyone else had fallen asleep.
 
According to the court records, Martin assaulted numerous boys from his church. Martin performed sex acts on the boys and forced the boys to perform sex acts on him.
 
Besides his church duties Martin also worked as a bus driver for a local school. One victim told police that Martin showed him nude photos while he was on the bus. The victim said that on multiple occasions Martin texted him to ask him “if he touched himself” that day.

Lighthouse Baptist Church which John Martin works at is part of the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) denomination that holds extremist anti-LGBT beliefs.

From the church’s website:

“We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.”

The church continues,

“We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.”

The church also believes that men are the leaders of the family. Women are not allowed to serve as pastors. Additionally, the church does not believe in divorce and expects members to remain married until they die. Corporal punishment of children is also approved by the church to keep them in line.

John Martin’s bail has been set at $60,000., he will be required to wear an ankle monitor and cannot have contact with minor children.

VIMEO Bans American Family Association Anti-LGBT Hate Group From Streaming Platform

VIMEO Removes Anti-Gay Church’s Account Over Gay Conversion Therapy Sermons

Video platform VIMEO banned Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma, after it discovered that videos posted on the church’s channel violated the company’s ban on posting “content that promotes “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts”.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you luck in finding a video hosting platform more suitable to your needs,” wrote Vimeo’s Trust and Safety department. They removed Christian testimonies of people who left LGBT lives. They removed other talks on Scripture.”

In December the extreme right wing website, WND reported, Vimeo abruptly shut down the page of Church United, a “non-profit” in Newport Beach, California, because some content dealt with the issue of counseling people who want to overcome same-sex inclinations.

Hate group leader Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel is currently attempting to attack laws and ordinances in court that ban or restrict these dangerous and potentially deadly anti-gay conversion therapy programs.

“These counselors provide life-saving counsel to minors who desperately desire to conform their attractions, behaviors, and gender confusion to their sincerely held religious beliefs,” Liberty Counsel said. “The sacred trust between counselors and clients establishes a unique relationship that permits the clients to inform the counselors of their goals and receive counseling consistent with those goals.”

A message to Mat Staver and the Liberty Counsel from Back2Stonewall.com

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Anti-Gay History Surfaces After 2020 Presidential Announcement

Tulsi Gabbard’s Anti-Gay History Surfaces After 2020 Presidential Announcement

Only one day after Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced that she was running for president in the 2020 election her past anti-gay comments are coming back to haunt her.

In February 2004, Gabbard, at the time a 22-year-old state representative, was testifying against a bill aimed at legalizing same-sex civil unions.“To try to act as if there is a difference between ‘civil unions’ and same-sex marriage is dishonest, cowardly and extremely disrespectful to the people of Hawaii,” she said. “As Democrats, we should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists.”

Later that same year Gabbard while replying to an email originally sent to her father, Mike Gabbard, who was a Republican city councilman in Honolulu running for Congress about her father;s ties to the Hare Krishna movement in Hawaii, wrote:

“It’s clear to me that you’re acting as a conduit for The Honolulu Weekly and other homosexual extremist supporters of Ed Case [Mike Gabbard’s opponent].

Since her switching parties from Republican to Democrat Gabbard may back legislation that supports the LGBT community, but it’s unclear if her personal views have evolved

A 2016 profile of the combat veteran published in Ozy suggests otherwise: “She tells me that, no, her personal views haven’t changed, but she doesn’t figure it’s her job to do as the Iraqis did and force her own beliefs on others,” noted reporter Sanjena Sathian.

Florida Yoga Studio Shooter Exposed As Far-Right, Trump Loving, Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant Extremist

Florida Yoga Studio Shooter Exposed As Far-Right, Trump Loving, Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant Extremist

Via Buzzfeed News

The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs.

Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police as the gunman who opened fire inside the Hot Yoga Tallahassee studio, killing two and injuring four other women and a man. In one video called “Plight of the Adolescent Male,” he named Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and injured 14 and is often seen as a hero for so-called “incels,” or those who consider themselves “involuntarily celibate.”

In “American Wigger,” he sang that he would “blow off” the head of a women he referred to using the c-word. The song “Locked in my Basement” featured an extremely disturbing tale of Beierle holding a woman prisoner in his basement using chains so he could rape her. Other songs were entitled “Who Let The Fags Out?” and “Bring Your Fatwa.

Beierle’s YouTube channel was filled with sexist, racist anti-gay rants in which he identified himself as a “misogynist” and expressed sympathy for “involuntary celibates.”

In another video, “Illegal Immigration and the Unaffordable Care Act,” he advocated for further militarizing the U.S.-Mexico border and accuses the Affordable Care Act of “susidizing sluttiness” by offering coverage for birth control.

Man Thrown Out of New Bedford, MA Restaurant for Being Gay

Man Thrown Out of New Bedford, MA Restaurant for Being Gay

A man in New Bedford, Massachusetts is saying that he and his mother were told to leave a local restaurant for being gay while homophobic slurs were being hurled at him.

According to Jacob Froias he was preparing to dine with his mother on Sunday at Al’s Cafe on Belleville Avenue when he was approached by the owner and longtime family friend, Alsuino Cordeiro.

“He looked at me and said, ‘You guys can’t come here anymore,” recalled Froias. “He was like, ‘Oh, last time you were here, you and your little Filipino boyfriend were outside hugging and it made everyone uncomfortable. You embarrassed the establishment.”

As Froias and his mother were preparing to leave as not to cause trouble Cordeiro started making homophobic remarks.

“He was saying derogatory things towards me, like calling me a faggot.” Froias said.

Having been openly gay since he was a teenager, Froias says he has dealt with bigotry before, but not to the extent where he was refused service at a business.

“I’ve never really had to deal with this type of discrimination and the way I felt yesterday,” said Froias. “After the situation, I sat in the car and I looked at my mom and I started crying.”

Froias says he’s “playing it by ear” as to whether he’ll seek legal action against the owner of Al’s Cafe, saying he’s received advice from friends including filing complaints with the City of New Bedford Licensing Board, the Better Business Bureau, and the Attorney General’s office. Froias says, though, he’s not sure he wants to take matters that far.

“I’m not trying to effectively ruin someone’s business and, essentially, their life. But they need to know that what they did was wrong and it’s not acceptable in any way, shape, or form.”

In the state of Massachusetts it is illegal to refuse service to anyone because of race, sex, or sexual orientation.