A killer who savagely murdered a woman in an ‘explosive rage’ after she refused to have sex with him has been jailed for life.
Karar Ali Karar, 29, stabbed Jodi Miller, 21, with a kitchen knife 15 times to the head and body to ‘teach her a lesson’ after she repeatedly rejected his sexual advances in a Leeds flat.
Continue reading: https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/16/killer-stabbed-woman-21-to-death-in-explosive-rage-after-she-refused-sex-10579245/ (source)
The family of a British mother who died after being doused with a flammable substance and set alight as she lay in bed in Barbados say they are “shocked and devastated” by her death.
Luton-born Natalie Crichlow, 44, was visiting family in the West Indies when she was attacked by an unknown intruder in a bedroom.
The mother-of-three, who had survived cancer twice and had two strokes in the past decade, was on a trip to help look after her disabled brother when she was attacked at his home in Christ Church on July 28.
Continue reading: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
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An Australian Federal Police officer has lost her discrimination claim after the force repeatedly denied her transfer requests to the same city as her same-sex partner.
Detective Sergeant Kathryn Richens and Senior Constable Emma-Kate McPherson began a relationship in 2013 while based in Canberra and Brisbane.
The couple claimed that despite the repeated transfer requests they were told their case is not the same as that of a heterosexual couple, the AAP reported.
In a 2013 letter, they said they were informed that their “circumstances are not comparative to the co-location of heterosexuals who meet genuine compassionate reasons” and that their living apart was “not the AFP’s problem”.
Continue reading: http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/australian-federal-police-officer-same-sex-discrimination-case-loses-partner-transfer/185235 (source)
Original Story: Australia: Federal police officer in lesbian relationship claims discrimination
Actor said that while she received praise for her portrayal of a same-sex relationship on the popular soap, being in one in real life was a different experience.
Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick has said she sometimes feels scared to hold her partner’s hand in public for fear of a homophobic attack.
Hardwick, who plays vet Vanessa Woodfield, told the Sunday Mirror that she and show producer Kate Brooks sometimes “instinctively let go of each other’s hands” if they see a group of young men “because we’re scared they’ll turn on us”.
“We live with that fear every day,” she said, later adding: “I feel like we’re going backwards in society with our attitudes.”
“So people who say, ‘Gay Pride? Why isn’t there a Straight Pride?’ I’ll tell you why, because you don’t need it. Because luckily for you, you’re able to be affectionate with your partner in public and you won’t be abused for it. It’s absolutely vile what goes on.”
Continue reading: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/michelle-hardwick-emmerdale-gay-character-lgbt-homophobia-pride-a9039246.html (source)
The Lesbian couple who own Betty’s International Music Bar, in Cala Egos, fear their venue will be forced to close after the town hall warned them about the number of calls it has been receiving.
That is despite the venue being 100% legal and holding the correct licences and after having invested more than €30,000 in sound-proofed ceilings, doors and windows.
“Our neighbours just want us out, it’s been a non-stop campaign of harassment,” co-owner Leanne Green, 37, from near Leeds, told the Olive Press last night.
“The owner of the apartment upstairs told us he doesn’t want ‘dirty lesbians’ around here and his kids who live there have spat on our terraces and sometimes we see them just staring into our CCTV cameras trying to intimidate us.”
Continue reading: https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2019/08/02/british-expat-couple-fight-to-keep-popular-bar-after-neighbours-call-them-dirty-lesbians-and-spit-on-their-terrace-in-harassment-campaign-in-spains-mallorca/ (source)
Two women in their early twenties are going viral online for sharing their harrowing experience which they faced at a club in Chennai. The two women alleged that they were treated badly by the club because they are a same sex couple.
Rasika Gopalakrishnan and Shivangi Singh, took to their respective Facebook pages to tell their experience at a bar called The Slate Hotels.
In a long FB post, Rasika recounted her experience saying that the club apparently accused them of doing something else and insisted them to leave the premises even though they did not do anything.
“I am devastated by the assumptions that are made about people who deviate even slightly from the norm. They decided to make a ‘threat’ out of us for absolutely no good reason, and worse, tried to make us feel guilty for something we didn’t do.”
She also accused the hotel of threatening them by saying that they had a video of them making out and they would make the video public.
Continue reading: https://www.indiatoday.in/trending-news/story/chennai-lesbian-couple-thrown-out-of-hotel-staff-blackmail-them-with-making-out-video-1576501-2019-08-02 (source)
A gay woman who was unlawfully deported from the UK has described how she was gang-raped and has lived in perpetual fear since being sent back to Uganda six years ago.
The British government was ordered by the High Court this month to help the 26-year-old return to the UK on the grounds that its decision to reject her asylum claim was unlawful. The landmark ruling could open the door to thousands of similar challenges.
The Ugandan national, who is set to return on Monday, has also talked about the trauma of getting pregnant and having a child, who is now four months old, as a result of the sexual assault she suffered.
Continue reading: https://www.independent.co.uk/
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Tagged corrective rape, Hate crimes, lesbian erasure, Lesbian refugees, Lesbians in the U.K., Lesbians in Uganda, Lesbophobia, male violence against women, seeking asylum, sexual assault, violence against lesbians, violence against women
by Amy Dyess
Several of my straight, gay, and bi male friends said those lesbophobic things to me. I’m butch and look very gay, which made me a visible target for sexual harassment. It’s partially why I moved from the American South, where all of this happened. I decided to share because recently the memories have been triggered. I want them out, and maybe writing about my experiences will help other lesbians.
Male friendships are tricky, no matter what a man’s orientation is. As you can see, many straight and bi male friends are really trying to hook up. Gay men project their own fears onto lesbians. Gay men have also groped me in dark, sweaty gay bars. Lesbians have to be careful around all men.
Continue reading: 20 Lesbophobic Things My Male Friends Have Said to Me by Amy Dyess (source)
The body of a 41-year-old woman was found in bushes near her home in the city on Sunday, local police said.
Relatives and friends later named the victim as Yelena Grigoryeva, Russian news website Fontanka reports.
Ms Grigoryeva, who had reportedly received death threats, regularly campaigned for human rights in Russia.
In a post on Facebook on Monday, activist Dinar Idrisov said his friend Ms Grigoryeva had been “brutally killed near her home”.
“She had recently been the victim of violence and death threats,” he wrote, adding that she had filed several complaints with the police.
Continue reading: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49081626 (source)
The 84-year-old gay Adelaide woman began to speak to the National Elder Abuse Conference in Brisbane in clear and simple language.
“My name is Malloy and I’m going to share a story about what it was like to grow up as a lesbian in the 1950s,” Hazel ‘Malloy’ Rolfe said.
“Then I’m going to tell you about a recent experience of elder abuse at an aged care service provider. Sadly, the two stories are connected.”
She moved to Australia from Middlesex in the UK as a teenager in 1948.
Ms Rolfe was sexually assaulted by her now deceased father, then her mother died nine years after arriving in Adelaide.
Ms Rolfe was later treated in Adelaide with LSD and electro-shock therapy for her sexuality.
She said growing up as a lesbian in Australia in the 1950s was “simply awful”.
“I was told that if I went back to feeling like a lesbian, God wouldn’t love me,” Ms Rolfe told delegates.
More recently, she was refused permission by a major aged-care provider to speak to women at aged-care facilities in South Australia because she was lesbian.
Continue reading: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/
When Brittney Ready and her wife Stacey enrolled their youngest daughter Callie in the daycare program of Parkview Christian Academy of Waco, Texas, they hoped their child would continue being raised in the Christian faith, just like they’d done at home. Instead, Callie was rejected because her parents are lesbians.
Continue reading: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019
Kimberly Page is speaking out publicly about a violent attack as police search for suspects. Page said that she and her girlfriend were out late with friends in a town on Long Island on July 7.
At around 3:30 a.m., Page and her girlfriend were alone when a group of men approached them and taunted them.
They “started saying obscene things to my girlfriend and I,” Page said. “It originated by him asking her if she wanted a real [expletive] and why is she with this [slur].” She said that they tried to ignore the men, but then the men got angry.
One of the men told Page’s girlfriend, “I’m not going to fight you, I’m going to fight her,” because Page is “a dude.”
The man slapped Page’s girlfriend and then punched Page.
Continue reading: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019
A St. Louis couple said a wedding dress designer refused to make a garment for them, saying it goes against her faith. Tiffany Allen and Angel Lane said they reached out to the New York-based company, D. AUXILLY, through e-mail to get some information. They said the designer, Dominique Galbraith, responded with the following e-mail that said in part:
“I wouldn’t be able to make a piece for a same-sex wedding. It goes against my faith in Christ. I believe Jesus died for our sins so that we would live for him according to His Holy Word. I know you both love each other and that this feels right but I encourage you both to reconsider and see what the Lord has to say and the wonderful things He has in store for you both if you trust and obey Him.
God Bless and be with you both!
I’m available to talk and share more about Jesus if you’d like. Feel free to call me.”
Continue reading: https://fox2now.com/2019/07/09/st-louis-couple-says-wedding-dress-designer-refused-their-business-because-of-their-sexual-orientation/ (source)
Posters of world-class soccer champion Megan Rapinoe hanging in New York City’s Bryant Park subway station were defaced with antigay and misogynistic slurs two days ahead of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s triumphant appearance at a ticker-tape parade to celebrate their fourth World Cup win. The New York Police Department is investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime.
The Nike posters that depict Rapinoe, who is gay, in powerful positions accompanied by slogans like “Dream with us” and “Just do it” were covered with hateful phrases like “shemale” and “screw this ho” scrawled across her face
Continue reading: https://www.advocate.com/crime
A woman with a buggy has been filmed hurling a torrent of homophobic abuse at a lesbian couple after she reportedly spotted them kissing.
In the footage taken on a tube, the woman is heard calling the pair “d—-” and “c———-“.
She also refers to her own gay brother as a “f—–” and shouts: “You disgust me, I have a gay brother, but he doesn’t kiss in front of me because he respects me.”
She adds: “It disgusts me to see you kissing. If you want respect, you also have to respect me.”
When she appears to hear the couple speaking Catalan, the woman scoffs and says: “Oh, you are also Catalan!”
One of the women replies: “Oh, so you are a homophobic and a racist!”
Continue reading: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/lesbian-couple-verbally-abused-by-woman-with-pram-after-she-spots-them-kissing/ar-AAEeG0D?ocid=spartanntp#image=AAEeG0D_1|1 (source)
A teenager was left bleeding and bruised after she was beaten up by two other women from her school.
Ellie-Mae Mulholland, 18, of Hull, UK, said that she confronted “one of her friends” yesterday afternoon over some money that the friend owed her.
“She had seen a couple of her friends, who are usually her friends, and one of them owed her a tenner and Ellie asked about it,” Mulholland’s sister Stevie-Leigh Ansell told Hull Live. “The lass said she never had it. Then they both beat [Ellie-Mae] black and blue.”
“Because she is gay they called her a ‘F–king lesbian, you and your girlfriend are going to get it ten times worse next time,’” Ansell said.
Continue reading: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/07/
KEBBI State College of Science and Technology in Jega has expelled four female students for engaging in lesbianism as part of a crackdown on homosexuality after they were caught having sexual intercourse.
Continue reading: http://www.nigerianwatch.com/kebbi-state-college-of-science-and-technology-expels-four-students-just-for-being-lesbians/ (source)
Civic leaders spoke out against hate Monday and showed support for a northwest suburban family.
Two weeks ago, a Barrington family’s lawn was vandalized. Dozens of plastic forks and a for sale sign with a suicide hotline number and an acronym for go “f—ing kill yourself” written on it were found in the Nelles’s yard on May 31.
Sharon and Scott Nelles said their teenage daughter, who is a lesbian and a student at Barrington High School, was the target of harassment.
Continue reading: https://wgntv.com/2019/06/10/leaders-community-show-support-after-family-of-gay-teen-harassed/ (source)
Earlier this month a 27-year-old Cameroonian woman suddenly found herself on the street, barred from her family home, after her older brother learned about her love for another woman.
Continue reading: https://76crimes.com/2019/06/24/