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May 6, 2015

'Homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality. Why else would they have been hiding in the closet?'

A Nebraska woman has filed a federal lawsuit against all LGBTI people on Earth for breaking 'religious and moral laws', on behalf of plaintiffs God and Jesus Christ.

Sylvia Ann Driskell, 66, filed a seven-page handwritten gramatically incorrect petition at an Omaha court, asking US District Judge John M Gerrard to decide once and for all if homosexuality is a sin.

May 6, 2015

He argues he showed the film to highlight changes in the attitude towards homosexuality

A Missouri high school has indefinitely suspended one of their teachers after he showed his class a film warning boys of ‘predatory homosexuals’.

Ken Simons, a history teacher at Raymore-Peculiar High School, was suspended weeks before he was due to retire for showing a law enforcement class the film Boys Beware; it warns students to avoid strangers ‘because they might be homosexual’.

May 6, 2015

Would you ever consider relocating to the Middle East for work purposes? And is the situation different for gay people who move there as opposed to nationals?

Countries in the Middle East are among the worst in the world when it comes to laws relating to LGBTI people.

If you’re gay, what might it be like to relocate to the region for work purposes?

The Middle East is a large and diverse area. While being gay can result in capital punishment and imprisonment in Saudi Arabia, the situation if very different in Israel, where same-sex sexual activity is legal and gay people go about their lives without too much fear of persecution.

May 6, 2015

Tibet ranks among the least accepting

Economically developed cities and China's southeastern coastal provinces are the most gay friendly, a new survey has found.

A WeChat user conducted the poll on attitudes towards homosexuality in different Chinese provinces on the mobile messaging.

Marvel Studios on 24 April posted a heat map of the results that showed places such as Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian and Hong Kong were the most gay friendly, while northwestern and inland provinces were more conservative.

May 5, 2015

'I remembered that it was really a faith based in love'

Oscar nominated actress Maria Bello believes it is possible to be in a same-sex relationship and still be a good Catholic.

The star of such films as Coyote Ugly, The Cooler and A History of Violence came out as bisexual in 2013 and recently spoke with GLAAD about how she reconciles her sexuality with her faith.

'I didn't think I could reclaim the label of Catholic even though I went to 16 years of Catholic school (and) my dearest friend at university was a Catholic priest. He was my partner in so many ways.

May 5, 2015

Denmark should apologize for shielding the man who experimented on gays in Nazi concentration camps

The Danish government is being asked to apologize for protecting a Nazi doctor who experimented on gays during the Holocaust in an attempt to turn them straight.

Danish Nazi SS Dr Carl Vaernet conducted the medical experiments on gay concentration camp prisoners.

But unlike other Holocaust criminals he was never prosecuted.

In fact Denmark and Britain conspired to protect him and he was allowed to escape to Argentina to continue his research into eradicating homosexuality.

May 4, 2015

'If this goes through, persecution is coming. I mean serious persecution'

Glenn Beck has predicted church attendance will half in the next five years if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide.

The radio host Thursday (30 May) said the government would start seizing church property and they would lose their tax exempt status if they refuse to perform same-sex weddings.

Beck made the prediction after interviewing Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of an Oregon bakery who are facing fines for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

May 4, 2015

'It violates our religious and cultural beliefs'

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said Sunday (3 May) the government will not legalize gay sex, which is punishable by up to 12 years in jail in the African country.

'We will stand with religious leaders to defend our faith and believes,' he said during a church service in Nairobi.

We will not allow homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and cultural beliefs.' 

May 3, 2015

New study finds it’s ‘misplaced’ to focus on whether children of same-sex parents are negatively impacted by their family structure

Children of same-sex parents are getting more one-on-one time with their parents than children with different-sex parents, according to a new study published in the June issue of Demography.

May 1, 2015

'It will give religious school principals free rein to discriminate against gay and transgender students and the children of same-sex couples'

Tasmania's lower house has passed a bill that would religious schools in the Australian state to refuse LGBTI students on grounds of their beliefs.

After a two-day debate, the House of Assembly Thursday (30 April) evening passed an exemption to the Anti-Discrimination Act, despite concerns that the measure would allow prejudice against LGBTI students and those with same-sex parents.

The government denied this but LGBTI rights advocates said it had failed to allay 'legitimate community concerns about this bad legislation.'

May 1, 2015

Defends disgraced former Health Minister Jim Wells' anti-gay comments

An election candidate in Northern Ireland has claimed gay people are 40 times more likely to abuse children.

Susan-Anne White, who is standing as an independent in West Tyrone, sparked outrage earlier this week with her 'Biblically correct' manifesto, which calls for gay people to be jailed.

April 30, 2015

Pastor: 'Before I accept homosexuality, I will die'

A Georgia church is causing outrage after their new sign reads: 'Homosexuality is a Death Worthy Crime'.

Pastor Robert Lee, of the Ten Commandments Church in Milledgeville, says he put up the sign as a message to the US Supreme Court who are currently debating the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

April 29, 2015

'Society has fallen to such a low level that most people wouldn't even bat an eyelid at two men or two women walking hand in hand in the street'

An independent parliamentary candidate in Northern Ireland has said she would criminalize ban gay pride and recriminalize homosexuality if elected.

Susan-Anne White, 55, who is standing in Fermanagh and Omagh, also wants to make adultery and rock music illegal.

In her 'biblically correct' manifesto, she pledges to:

'Oppose the LGBT agenda, whilst showing compassion to those who struggle with gender confusion.

'Oppose the redefinition of marriage and uphold Biblical man/woman marriage.

April 28, 2015

Says business never asked sexual orientation of customer who ordered pride T-shirts, so was not discriminatory

A Kentucky judge Monday (27 April) upheld the right of a printer to refuse business from LGBTI groups and individuals – the first decision of its kind.

Citing freedom of speech and religion, Fayette County Circuit Judge James Ishmael overturned a decision by Lexington's Human Rights Commission, which last year ruled that Hands On Originals had violated a city law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.

April 28, 2015

'There's always been gay people in the black community'

Queen Latifah has said there's always been gay people in the black community, but stopped short putting herself in that category.

The 45-year-old actress, whose sexuality has long been subject to speculation, has never commented on her orientation.

'People's ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love,' she told Uptown magazine.

April 27, 2015

The Shanghai event attracted several Fortune 500 companies and around 400 LGBT job seekers

What is believed to have been China’s first LGBT job fair took place on Saturday.

The event was organized by WorkForLGBT and Shanghai LGBT Professionals as part of its second, annual LGBT Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference.

Both the conference and job fair – held in conjunction with Kanzhun.com – took place at the Langham Xintiandi Shanghai.

Organizers say that around 200 HR leaders and LGBT employees attended the conference, and around 400 LGBT Chinese job-seekers attended the job fair, which featured 17 Fortune 500 companies.

April 27, 2015

Lesbian couple accused Jim Wells of, when he came to their door to ask for their votes, saying he didn't agree with their 'lifestyle choices'

Northern Ireland's health minister Jim Wells has resigned after allegedly saying gay people were more likely to abuse children.

While the Democratic Unionist Party member has apologized, he faces a police investigation following a complaint involving what he said to a lesbian couple over the weekend.

In a statement released today (27 April), Wells alleged he was quitting due to his wife's ill health but added he had not intended to 'offend anyone'.

April 26, 2015

Saying sorry is not enough, chair of the NI Assembly's health committee says 'questions still remain for Jim Wells to answer'
 

Saying sorry is not enough, Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has been called before the Northern Ireland Assembly's health committee to explain his comments that gay couples are more likely to 'abuse' children.

Wells has apologized on Friday after he linked gay relationships and the abuse of children at a South Down hustings meeting on Thursday night.

He said, 'You don't bring a child up in a homosexual relationship. That a child is far more likely to be abused and neglected...'

His comments were immediately met by uproar from the audience.

April 24, 2015

Every Friday we sit down with Gaydio and discuss the stories of the week

One of the things that I look forward to each week is my Friday morning catchup with Chris and Emma – the breakfast team on Gaydio, the UK's only LGBTI radio station.

My challenge each week is to choose three stories that might be of interest to Gaydio readers. At Gay Star News our journalists around the world are writing hundreds of articles each week, so being forced to select just three is never an easy task.

Here are the three stories that have caught my eye this week:

April 24, 2015

'I was not attacking the homosexual community, I was attacking their campaign for marriage, which is seeking an end to traditional marriage'

Northern Ireland's Health Minister Jim Wells has apologised for saying gay couples are more likely to abuse children.

Speaking at a South Down hustings event last night (23 April) the DUP minister said gay couples were more likely to be in 'unstable relationships'.

Social media erupted, with opposition party Ulster Unionists issuing a statement describing the comments as 'absolutely appalling' and 'totally wrong'.

April 24, 2015

Is Texas Republican trying to be seen as less anti-gay?

Is US Senator Ted Cruz getting ready to start dailing down his anti-gay rhetoric?

The Tea Party favorite from Texas attended a reception in Manhattan this week at the apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers where he did not make mention of his outspoken opposition to gay marriage.

April 23, 2015

Think you can't change an animal's sexuality? These scientists claim you can

Scientists have come up with a way to turn 'straight' rats 'gay' by using happy-making chemicals.

A group of researchers in Mexico have been working for four years to come up with the best way of making rats gay with their experiments.

Using mind-altering drugs, they stimulated the male rats' brains to make them feel good when they were put together.

They also covered the rats with almond oil which they had made them associate with sex.

April 22, 2015

Jaymi Hensley, the gay member of Union J, appears to think LGBTI people shouldn't find words like 'faggot' offensive

Almost half of young British people think 'that's gay' is acceptable.

Three thousand 18-29-year-olds were surveyed about what they consider offensive in terms of sexuality.

The slurs 'dyke', 'lezza', 'queer', 'faggot', 'bender', 'that's gay', 'queen', 'fairy' as well as less offensive terms like 'homosexual', 'straight' and 'camp' were put to the interviewees.

They were asked how often they used the words, whether they were acceptable on TV or in songs, and how offensive they found them.

April 21, 2015

'The two are closely linked in a short and simple causal chain'

The Christian lawyer who unsuccessfully defended Utah's ban on gay marriage has said legalizing gay marriage will cause 900,000 abortions.

Gene Schaerr made the claim in an amicus brief filed with the US Supreme Court on behalf of '100 scholars of marriage.' The court will hear arguments on gay marriage from four states on 28 April.