The Gay Village in Manchester, Canal Street (Picture: Google Maps)
A rapist who targeted lesbians in Manchester’s popular Gay Village has been jailed for 20 years.
Ashfaq Khan, 60, attacked women who were ‘lone and vulnerable’ and even raped one victim ‘while she was vomiting’.
He impersonated a taxi driver before giving his victims a lift and then attacking them, Manchester Crown court heard.
Continue reading at: https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/28/man-who-targeted-lesbians-raped-one-as-she-was-vomiting-7988525/ (source)
A lesbian couple staying in an English hotel were “in shock” when they received an email from the owner that claimed “people like you should be put in a cage with the rest of the wild animals.”
Continue reading at: http://southfloridagaynews.com/World/
Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.
Continue reading at: https://www.france24.com/en/20180921-kenyan-court-lifts-ban-lesbian-love-film (source)
Original article: Kenya bans lesbian love story film
A LESBIAN couple was punched and kicked in Worcester during what they believe was an unprovoked, homophobic attack by up to three men.
“It all happened so fast. They started hitting me and then my partner stood in front of me, trying to defend me. She got kicked in the face and I also got kicked two or three times in the face and punched four times as well.”
Continue reading at: https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/
An Orthodox Deacon in Moldova who threw holy water on a lesbian during a live television broadcast will have to pay her compensation and publicly apologize to her.
A court found Deacon Ghenadie Valuta guilty of ‘incitement to discrimination based on beliefs and signs of sexual orientation’ for splashing LGBTI activist, Angelica Frolov. The court ordered him to pay Frolov $715 in damages and to cover her legal fees.
Continue reading at: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/deacon-found-guilty-of-throwing-holy-water-on-lesbian-has-to-pay-her-compensation/#gs.K3g73Bc (source)
Married lesbians in Pennsylvania who say they’ve endured years of homophobic slurs from their neighbors are fighting back by painting their house the colors of the rainbow.
The women, Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau, who moved to their Penn Hills neighborhood five years ago, said that their neighbors Ron Makay and his wife, Iolanda Wieczorkowski, have repeatedly shouted “homos, dykes, and lesbians” at them. They allege that Makay shot their dog with a BB gun, which he has denied.
To put some distance between themselves and the antigay neighbors, Licata and Lau erected a fence that they painted the colors of the rainbow flag. The fence allegedly set the neighbors off so much that they amped up the harassment. That’s when the women decided to paint the side of their house that faces the neighbors in rainbow colors.
Continue reading: https://www.advocate.com/women/
Earlier today, 3 September, 100 people witnessed the public caning of two Terengganu women who were convicted of attempting to have lesbian sex last month.
Berita Harian reported that the women were caned six times each by a caning officer from the Kajang Women’s Prison in front of a panel of judges at about 10.10am today.
Although the punishment was carried out behind closed doors, Malay Mail reported Syariah lawyer Marlina Amir Hamzah as saying that the women were caned in full view of nearly 100 people including members of the public, government agency representatives, and members of non-governmental organisations.
Continue reading at: https://says.com/my/news/100-people-attended-public-caning-of-2-terengganu-women-for-lesbian-sex-attempt (source)
Original article: Malaysian women to be caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’
A same-sex Calgary couple says they were physically attacked last weekend by a group of people who made derogatory comments about their sexuality.
Continue reading at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/
Houston photographer Alicia Verdier knew things were about to get uncomfortable last month when a prospective client asked if she was gay.
When Verdier affirmed the woman’s inkling, the client told her “you homos are trying to ruin this country.”
“You’re going to burn in hell,” the woman said, according to screenshots of the conversation. “I want everyone to know just what kind of awful things you stand for, and I will be sure to let everyone know! Don’t you know Texas is a Christian state ??”
Continue reading at: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Burn-in-hell-Houston-photographer-says-client-13194151.php (source)
Police in Cameroon have been seeking a 22-year-old lesbian for the past three weeks, ever since a homophobic neighbor denounced her to police in Douala because of her sexual orientation.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2018/08/13/cameroon-lesbian-on-the-run/ (source)
A guidance counsellor at an Indianapolis Catholic school has been placed on administrative leave after school officials discovered she was married to a woman.
Shelley Fitzgerald has worked at Roncalli High School, which is run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, for 15 years and has been with her now-wife for 22 years.
Fitzgerald said school administrators gave her an ultimatum: resign or “dissolve” her marriage.
Continue reading at: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/guidance-counselor-may-lose-job-after-catholic-school-learns-she-n900401 (source)
A Ugandan asylum seeker who was staying with the nuns of Missionaries of Charity in Amsterdam, was not allowed to return to the shelter after she revealed that she is a lesbian and helped with the Canal Pride Parade.
Continue reading at: https://nltimes.nl/2018/08/07/amsterdam-nuns-kick-lesbian-asylum-seeker-protest-planned (source)
A St. Louis County senior community has denied housing to a married lesbian couple who have been together for nearly four decades because of the couple’s sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
Mary Walsh, 72, and Bev Nance, 68, both of Shrewsbury, say the Friendship Village senior living community, which has locations in Sunset Hills and Chesterfield, denied occupancy to them to live at the Sunset Hills community in 2016 because their relationship violated its cohabitation policy that defines marriage as “the union of one man and one woman, as marriage is understood in the Bible,” according to the lawsuit.
Continue reading at: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/
Update: Update: Lesbian retirement community discrimination lawsuit dismissed
A Massachusetts federal court judge ruled late Thursday that he has no jurisdiction to delay deportation proceedings of a gay Ugandan woman who has said she believes she could be persecuted, and even killed, if she returns to Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by life in prison.
Continue reading at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/
Wendy and Trudy Dragoon were crossing a street in their Southeast neighborhood of Brentwood-Darlington yesterday evening around 7:30 when they heard an engine rev nearby. They turned to see a truck speeding towards them. The couple ran onto the sidewalk to watch the truck whip by, do a U-turn, and park in front of a nearby home. Three men exited the vehicle, including a skinny 20-something who had been yelling out the window at the women as the truck drove by.
“He got out of the car and said something about ‘Beating the shit out of fucking dykes,'” says Wendy. When Trudy crossed the street to where the truck was parked to confront the man, Wendy began filming using her cell phone.
Continue reading at: https://www.portlandmercury.com/
Russian Elena Ivanova and Canadian Meg Stone spent 10 months at sea, defying storms and tempestuous seas, to reach Canada. But their love story and safety are far from settled.
Continue reading at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-lesbian-couple-sailed-oceans-to-be-together-their-epic-journey-is-far-from-over (source)
Original article: Lesbian escapes Russia by boat and sails to Canada to be with the woman she loves
A man accused of raping and assaulting a lesbian teenager in Potchefstroom in the North West is on Monday expected to make a formal bail application in the local magistrate’s court.
Continue reading at: https://www.ofm.co.za/article/local-news/263907/man-to-appear-in-court-for-rape-assault-of-lesbian (source)
A same-sex couple is “shocked and upset” that their request for a wedding cake was refused by a Warkworth baker who said marriage equality was against her beliefs.
Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick both live in Brisbane, but since Australia had not yet legalised same-sex marriage when they got engaged last year, they planned their wedding at Waipu in Northland for next January.
When they approached Kath’s Devine Cakes in Warkworth to make the cake, “Kath” refused, saying despite the New Zealand government legalising same-sex marriage, she believed it was not correct and therefore she would not make the wedding cake.
Continue reading at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/weddings/105324741/lesbian-couple-shocked-by-kiwi-baker-who-refused-to-make-wedding-cake (source)