Man called homophobic slur and then attacked for holding his penis while sleeping
A 56-year-old was victim of a homophobic attack for doing nothing except holding his penis while sleeping in Jamaica.
After it reported ,Randy Livingston, 54, Janil Barette, 25 and Wayne Richards, 19, all from Kingston, appeared in court ,they beat up and injured the 56-year-old man, called him a ‘batty man’.
In a community center on 5 September, around 6.30am the man was sleeping ,when Livingston saw him sleeping with his hands inside his shorts.
‘Wha kinda ting dat you a do?’ he said ,adding ‘Lef de area.’.
When the man said that he would call the police, other men got together with Livingston in his alleged attack.
The men said it was a ‘batty man’ thing to hold onto your genitals in your sleep, adding that he was a ‘dog’.
When the 56-year-old rapidly ran from the room, they caught him. One of the men with the Livingston forced him unconscious, using a stick to beat him on the head.
When the man regained consciousness in a police station, he immediately reported the incident.
Barette was charged with assault causing bodily harm, while Livingston and Richards were charged with unlawful wounding.
The men will return to court on 16 November, because they all pleaded not guilty.
The case will continue.
June 3, 2016
Zimbabwe Activist Vows to Fight for Gay Rights Despite Mugabe Broadside
“Despite all these challenges and the speech by President Mugabe on Monday at the United Nations against gays, I will continue to fight for the rights of all our members,” said Samba.
“I feel honoured to be recognized for the work we are doing in Zimbabwe, although the road has not been easy but like any other person in the country we also want our basic human rights respected,” said Samba.
He said his father confronted him asking why he was a member of that organisation prompting him to share his secret and come out.
“After I came out my family was very supportive and have been ever since. I feel free to live the life I have always wanted to without fear of rejection or condemnation from those close to me. I no longer get questioned about why I prefer men or am not married yet,” said Samba
Samba said he would be in the U.S capitol Washington, Wednesday to conduct meetings with organisations fighting for gay rights and other officials, before returning to Zimbabwe.
May 25, 2016
Obama rips Republican candidates on gay marriage
President Obama on Sunday dismissed Republicans opposed to same-sex marriage as living in another era, saying the national conversation had moved beyond whether gays and lesbians deserve equal marriage rights.
“One of their leading candidates argued that going to prison turns you gay,” Obama said, an apparent reference to Ben Carson, who had claimed that homosexuality in prison is proof that being gay is a choice.
“I’m just stating the facts,” Obama continued. “Another candidate boasts that he introduced an amendment to end nationwide marriage equality. One said he loves the Constitution except for Article 3.”
The President said that “America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind.”
“We need to reject politicians who are supporting new forms of discrimination as a way to scare up votes,” he added. “That’s not how we move America forward.”
During the event at Gotham Hall, which Democratic donors paid upwards of $33,400 to attend, Obama claimed Republican presidential contenders were pining for an era of economic failure.
“In their world, everything was terrific back in 2008 when we were in the midst of a spiral into the worst financial crisis and economic crisis since the Great Depression, when unemployment and uninsured rates were rising and when our economy was shedding jobs each month, and we were mired in two wars, hopelessly addicted to foreign oil, and bin Laden was still at large,” he said.
“Those were the Golden Years, apparently.“
May 22, 2016
Margaret Cho wants to officiate same-sex marriage at Tucson show
Margaret Cho is not kidding when she says she wants to marry a Tucson same-sex couple at her Rialto Theatre show next month.
“If a Tucson couple would like me to do the ceremony, I am open to it,” Cho said during a phone call Wednesday to chat about her “There’s No I in Team But There a Cho in Psycho Tour,” that pulls into Tucson Oct. 18. “I ask them only to tweet at me using #MarryMeMargaret and I’m there for you.”
Cho is hoping to officiate gay weddings at all of her tour stops, but so far she’s only got a couple lined up for her San Francisco show Oct. 15. The tour kicks off in Michigan Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 14 before she takes it to Europe for a month of dates through December.
Cho has been performing gay weddings since then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom “deputized” her in 2004, Cho said.
“I had Kim Davis’s job, essentially, but I actually did the job,” she said, referring to the controversial Kentucky county clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. “(Newsom) allowed me to perform wedding ceremonies in City Hall in San Francisco, which was the site of Harvey Milk’s assassination. It’s a very, very healing thing to go to the place that is literally the site of the most tragic moment in gay political history and do something like marry gay couples there.”
Cho will marry one couple during her show. Interested couples can click here for details on how to apply
May 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton to Speak to Gay Rights Group in October
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton will be addressing the staff, board, and volunteer leaders of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT group, on Oct. 3.
Calling Clinton a “visionary leader,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement announcing the address that the former secretary of state “is a tremendous advocate for equality and has been a tireless champion for the advancement of LGBT rights as human rights around the globe.”
“Secretary Clinton is a tremendous advocate for equality and has been a tireless champion for the advancement of LGBT rights as human rights around the globe,” said Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin, a former aide in Bill Clinton’s White House. “A visionary leader fighting for an America where everyone is treated with equal respect and dignity, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, we’re thrilled Secretary Clinton will join us to discuss the challenges ahead in the fight for full federal equality.”
“A visionary leader fighting for an America where everyone is treated with equal respect and dignity, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, we’re thrilled Secretary Clinton will join us to discuss the challenges ahead in the fight for full federal equality.”
Gay and lesbian voters, meanwhile, are a reliable Democratic bloc and their checkbooks help them wield even a greater political influence. In 2012, exit polls showed roughly six million LBGT voters cast ballots and 76% of self-identified voters in those surveys said they voted for President Barack Obama’s re-election. (The President won by fewer than five million votes.) Clinton has aggressively courted these voters as she pursues her party’s nomination.
May 20, 2016
Gay Jews Celebrate ‘High Homo Days’ — With Eye on Marriage
(JTA) — It was nearly midnight Saturday, and Jayson Littman was milling about an upscale Manhattan nightclub greeting friends with a wide smile and often a big hug. Standing alongside a “shot boy” — clad only in underwear, a kippah and Star of David necklace — he offered partygoers shots of Manischewitz in plastic cups.
“I want people to go to the occasional Jewish event outside Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services,” Littman told JTA. “And a lot of people are focused on their relationship to Judaism this time of year.”
“I loved being a part of a community that had structure, familiarity and the feeling of being part of something,” he said.
Littman’s goal: “For others to feel that sense of Jewish community and self-acceptance of being gay and Jewish, and allowing ourselves to be authentic with who we are — which, in turn, will better our familial and Jewish identity, no matter how that’s expressed.”
But he also can’t escape his desire to be a matchmaker.
“I want to help gay Jews meet other gay Jews and get married and have kids,” he said. “That makes me very happy.”
“I had one mom check in with me afterwards to make sure he [her son] actually went,” Littman said. “She wanted to know if he tried to meet a nice Jewish boy.”
May 19, 2016
Dallas police is searching for hate crime perpetrator after gay pride parade
According to the police reports, a man was attacked and robbed after the gay pride parade, on Sunday night. They are in active search for any valid information about the perpetrator, which attack was classified as a hate crime.
The incident occurred after the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, which crowded thousands to Oak Lawn’s Cedar Springs neighborhood on Sunday to provide support to the LGBT people.
The victim of dreadful attack, who is 29 year old, was walking to his friend’s place when he was attacked by group of four men at the intersection of Sylvester Street and Wycliff Avenue, after the gay pride parade, at about 9:15 p.m.
Police reported that the group of attackers used baseball bat, and their hands and feet, and stole his belongings.
The victim was later hospitalized with life-threatening injuries of fractured skull, a lot of cuts, bruises and abrasions. The doctors are saying that the victim is in stable condition at the moment.
Police reported that during the horrific assault, suspects were yelling “numerous derogatory statements referencing the victim’s perceived sexual orientation”, and that they are considering this to be a hate crime.
Anyone who hold any informations about the attack, or have any video evidence, is asked to report to Detective Arredondo at 214-671-3638.
May 16, 2016
Cyprus hotel kicked out gay man for being HIV positive
A gay man was kicked out of the hotel he was staying in in Cyprus, because he is HIV positive. To add more on that, they burned bedsheets he used.
After an injury in Paphos, he was taken in private clinic. He told the medical staff that he is HIV positive and to handle accordingly. But when he returned to hotel where he was staying, they told him he can no longer stay.
Stella Michaelidou, Head of the HIV/AIDS Support Center, told the Daily Mail that the man was “in shock” and “feeling dizzy”.
She explained that: “A doctor from the clinic called the hotel where the injured man was staying and informed them of his condition. A clear breach of medical confidentiality and strictly forbidden.”
She added: “The clinic informed the hotel to burn the sheets and the bedspread and to disinfect the room. It’s like in the 80s before we knew what HIV was.”
The worst of all, the hotel informed other local hotels about the situation and the man was refused accommodation and other private clinics denied him treatment. After six days without medication, he returned to the UK.
Eliza Savvidou, Commissioner for administration and human rights, made a statement, saying: “Unfortunately, the elements of the case reveal the deeply rooted, widespread and extremely persistent prejudices surrounding the issue of HIV/AIDS and are based on ignorance and lack of information, even by health professionals.”
May 16, 2016
Fugitive Paris Terror Suspect Was “a Rent Boy”
Testimonies from bar managers and further details have emerged. Salah Abdeslam was reportedly a regular at gay bars in Brussels, smoked cannabis, and spent most of his time playing Playstation.
After images of the terror suspects were released, bar owners in the area recognised Abdeslam and went to the police.
A manager of one of the gay bars Abdeslam visited has claimed he thought the suspect was actually a sex worker.
Julien, the bartender of a club visited by Abdeslam, told the Sunday Times: “We had him down as a rent boy, he was always hanging out with that kind of crowd.”
Abdeslam was supposed to have blown himself up in a suicide attack, having deciding not to do it, he is apparently on the run from both European security and ISIS members in Brussels.
According to his two friends, he was under surveillance for not detonating his suicide belt.
Mohamed, Abdeslam’s brother, has issued public calls for his brother to turn himself in.
He told Belgian television RTBF: “We say to him that we prefer to see him in prison rather than in a graveyard.”
Brussels went into lockdown Saturday — shuttering its metro system, canceling concerts, postponing soccer games and telling locals to stay out of crowds amid fears of a “serious and imminent” terror attack.
April 20, 2016
Zayn Speaks About One Direction Split and Gay Relationship Rumours
Among the many things Zayn is breaking his silence on is the “shipping” of the 1D guys in relationships with one another. Namely the couplings of Harry Styles with Louis Tomlinson (“Larry”), and Niall Horan and Liam Payne (“Niam”).
Zayn told FADER: “There’s no secret relationships going on with any of the band members. It’s not funny, and it still continues to be quite hard for them.”
“They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on, which is not even true. They won’t do that natural behaviour.”
He also talks about his time in one of the world’s biggest pop groups:
“There was never any room for me to experiment creatively in the band. If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as fuck,”
“As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren’t happy about.”
He was also asked if he enjoyed the music the band made, he answered:
“That’s not music that I would listen to. Would you listen to One Direction, sat at a party with your girl? I wouldn’t. To me, that’s not an insult, that’s me as a 22-year-old man.”
April 9, 2016