Kenya's high court refused to scrap laws criminalising gay sex on Friday, in a blow to the LGBT community that was criticised by rights groups and the UN as a major step backwards for equality in the east African powerhouse. Gay rights organisations had hoped Kenya would follow a global trend toward easing legal restrictions on homosexuality, with landmark legal decisions seen in India and Taiwan, while three African nations have recently overturned anti-gay laws. But three years after they filed their petition, the high court ruled that laws criminalising homosexuality were not unconstitutional, leaning heavily on concerns about culture and family values in Kenya, a deeply Christian country.
The tech behemoth faced increasing pressure to remove an app from Texas-based Living Hope Ministries — which says its "mission" is to help those "seeking sexual and relational wholeness" and promotes a world-view in which sex should be between one man and on woman in monogamous marriage for life, according to its website. Google officially removed the app late Thursday about three months after Apple scrapped the app, Axios first reported. After Apple removed the application in DecemberTruth Wins Out, an LGBT rights group fighting conversion therapy tactics, launched a petition urging Google to scrap the anti-gay app, which LGBT advocates said referred to gay men as "sexually broken guys.
The distribution of T-shirts with anti-homosexual slogans has led a fraternity to suspend permanently all the members of its chapter at Syracuse University. The suspension, which can be appealed, means the students cannot live in the fraternity house or participate in fraternity activities, Mr. Spencer said.
In New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Nashville, Austin and several other cities, bodies streamed into the streets and blocked bridges and highways. In downtown Los Angeles, protesters burned a giant Trump puppet. In Oakland, police used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse crowds.
In reporting on Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea on disorderly conduct charges, the nightly network news broadcasts and The New York Times all ignored Craig's positions on legislation concerning gay and lesbian rights, including voting against legislation to ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Craig voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and, invoted to cut off debate on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Richard Bertrand Spencer born  is an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist. Spencer rejects the labels white supremacist and neo-Nazi, considers himself a white nationalista white identitarianand the equivalent of a " Zionist " for white people. In earlySpencer was filmed giving the Nazi salute in a karaoke bar.
There are not many counties in America more conservative than this one, where the main stretch of interstate highway is named for a former John Birch Society president who represented the area in Congress and where the town of Kennesaw made national news a few years back by enacting an ordinance that required all residents to keep a firearm and ammunition at home. So it was not entirely out of character when the Cobb County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution this month condemning homosexuality, and then decided to cut off all arts financing rather than have to decide what art offended community values. But even those appalled by the emotional showdown over values that played out here say the dispute in this prosperous suburb, one of the fastest-growing counties in America, reflects a lot more than Cobb County's eccentricities.
While Coachella has become a go-to destination for celebrities to rub elbows and snap selfies, there's one big name you won't see attending the festivities: Cara Delevingne. The year-old actress boycotted the California music festival this weekend over its co-owner Philip Anschutz's past donations to multiple anti-LGBT groups. Delevingne addressed her critics with a post on Instagram Stories.
Horrific homophobic posters have appeared depicting two men holding rainbow-coloured nooses over a cowering child. The hateful image was spotted in Heffernan Lane in the heart of Melbourne's central business district on Saturday. A photo of the poster provoked an outraged response on social media, even attracting the ire of opposition leader Bill Shorten.
A crowdfunding campaign by controversial Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was sacked last month for homophobic comments, was shut down Monday over concerns about "discrimination" and "exclusion". A search for Folau's GoFundMe webpage, set up on Friday, was met with: "We're sorry, but the campaign link you entered cannot be found. In the late s, the American state of New York had laws prohibiting homosexuality in public.