Archive for the ‘Homophobia’ Category
According to a 2009 applied research paper from the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, the LGBT community is facing a different set of circumstances than their heterosexual peers: gays and lesbians are more likely to be physically targeted than other groups affected by hate crimes. One study found that sexual harassment was a factor in the four-times-higher (than non-LGBT population) rate of suicide attempts for gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students.
International Olympic Committee Forbids Athletes to Speak Against Russian Antigay Laws | Advocate.com
The International Olympic Committee says it plans to stop any athlete from showing support of LGBT Russians at the Sochi Winter Games
The Armed Service Committee adopted an amendment Wednesday night to expand the “conscience protections” in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), offering a license to discriminate against gay service members and effectively undermining the implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, critics say.
Women’s votes, according to state exit polls, determined the historic outcome of the 2012 marriage equality ballot measures. Same-sex marriage was approved for the first time by general election votes in three states: Maine, Maryland and Washington state. In Minnesota, voters struck down a proposed state constitutional amendment “to recognize marriage only between one man and one woman.”