A Ballarat couple has decided to keep their engagement ring despite a homophobic attack by the jeweller who made it.
A Ballarat couple has decided to keep their engagement ring despite a homophobic attack by the jeweller who made it.
Little Griffin was then born in August after the newlywed couple’s third IVF attempt was successful.
But only Holly, 31, was marked as his mum on the birth cert — with Katie, 34, from Gweedore, Co Donegal, put as a generic “parent”.
However, Irish laws from 1956 define a parent as only a child’s “mother” or “father” and the Passport Office refused Katie’s application for 11-week-old Griffin.
LeNoir wanted to coach female basketball players, but she said most of them were in a sinful relationship and the very sport they were playing was derived from satan.
Continue reading at: https://www.outsports.com/2017/11/6/16611650/camille-lenoir-gay-basketball-coach (Source)
Bishop recalled the story of a woman who lost her spouse of 25 years.
The woman didn’t tell her friends in her knitting group that her partner was a female until the shooting at Pulse nightclub happened in Orlando in 2016, Bishop said.
“There’s an assumption that if you get old and you’re widowed, then you’ve lost a man,” Bishop said, explaining why the woman didn’t reveal her partner’s identity sooner.
Continue reading at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/finding-rainbows-summit-winnipeg-1.4391413 (Source)
“Many people talked about how health-care practitioners would not look them in the eye, seemed flustered by them or just generally communicated through body language that they were uncomfortable,” McPhail said.
Continue reading at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lgbt-lesbian-queer-trans-manitoba-winnipeg-health-care-1.3445825 (Source)
Zayna says she was beaten, humiliated and threatened because of her sexuality – but throughout her tormented formative years she refused to deny who she truly was.
Growing up as a young Muslim lesbian in Pakistan, the graduate says she came up against both physical and mental abuse from those that she believes had misinterpreted the messages of the Qur’an.
Continue reading at: What it’s like to live life as a Muslim lesbian – Manchester Evening News (Source)
A daughter of one of the most virulently homophobic voices in the United States has come out as a lesbian.
Amber Cantorna has chosen to come out even though her father helps to lead Focus on the Family – an extremely homophobic faith organization. It has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight against marriage equality, advocated for dangerous ‘gay cure’ therapy, and fought against same-sex parents having adoption rights.
And when she came out to friends and family, she was immediately rejected by her family and was excommunicated from her church.
Since the 80ies there have been several initiatives from lesbian groups and -organisations as well as from feminist historians, feminist archives and activists to create a place where to commemorate the lesbian women who have been persecuted and murdered in the women’s concentration camp of Ravensbrück. In three consecutive years we – a group of feminist women and lesbians from Germany and Austria, have organised debates and meeting on “Persecution of lesbian women in Nazism – Information, exchange and remembrance” at the Memorial Ravensbrück.2015, at the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the women’s concentration camp Ravensbrück, we laid a memorial stone for the lesbians persecuted and murdered in Ravensbrück.
2016 we have decided that we will apply officially for the commemorative orb to remain. We applied for a memorial plaque that is a sign of remembrance, with the inscription as follows:
In memory for all lesbian women and girls in the women’s concentration camp Ravensbrück and Uckermark.
Lesbian women were considered “abnormal” and were persecuted and murdered for being “antisocial”, rebellious, crazy and for other reasons.
You are not forgotten!
Dear sisters, friends, supporters,Chers soeurs, amies, supporteurCare amice, compagne, sostenitoreLiebe Schwestern, Freundinnen und UntersützerinnenWe send you the informations about the initiative for a commemoration orb for lesbian women being persecuted and murdered in the former women’s concentration camp Ravensbrück in Germany. As there is a very controversal discussion going on and no decision was taken until now, the campaign is still open and you can sign and support the action.We need your support till 5th of November 2017.Please send these informations to others who might be although interested to support.If you have questions, contact usfeminist lesbian greetings in solidarityInitaitve “Autonome feministische FrauenLesben aus Deutschland und Österreich”EnglishWe apply for a memorial plaque, that is a sign of rememberance, with the inscription as follows:In memory for all lesbian women and girls in the women’s concentration camp Ravensbrück and Uckermark.Lesbian women were considered “abnormal” and were persecuted and murdered for being “antisocial”, rebellious, crazy and for other reasons. You are not forgotten!The International Ravensbrück Committee (IRK) support our application for establishing the memorial and 590 people and organisations in 27 countries have signed our petition!A decision was deferred: The committee of the foundation for Memorial Sites in Brandenburg have deferred a decision. There were very controversial discussions both in the meeting of the International Advisory Council on 14th November 2016 and the Committee of Experts on 6th December 2016.A decision is deferred until 24th of November 2017.————————————————————————————————————-Please support our initiative with your signature and write an e-mail – till 5th of November 2017 – to: Gedenkkugel@gmx.deI support /we support the initiative for a permanent installation of a commemorative orb for the lesbian women persecuted and murdered in the former concentration camp Ravensbrückpersonal Name:Activity:or: Organisation:Name/Function:City:Country:I /we agree, that my/our support /signature is published—————————————————————————————————————–FrançaisVoilà une partie du texte: “À la mémoire de toutes les femmes, filles et lesbiennes dans le Camp de concentration de femmes Ravensbrück et Uckermark. Les lesbiennes étaient considérées comme “entartet” (dégénérées). Elles étaient persécutées car considérées comme “asociales”ou folles. Nous ne vous oublions pas.”Le Comité international de Ravensbrück avait décidé de supporter notre initiative de déposer une boule de commémoration et 590 personnes et organisations venantes de 27 pays ont signé.Une décision a été reportée. Durant la réunion du Comité consultatif du 14.11.16 et du Comité des expert-e-s le 6.12.16 il y a eu des discussions controversées. Nous allons nous engager pour que la demande soit accepté lors de la prochaine réeunion du Conseil consultative le 24 Novembre 2017.——————————————————————————————————————Si tu / vous voulez soutenir notre démarche, signez le texte suivant – jusqu’au 5 novembre 2017 – :Gedenkkugel @gmx.deJe soutiens /nous soutenons la demande d’installer une pierre commémorative pour les femmes lesbiennes persécutées et assassinées dans l’ancien comp de concentration de femmes RavensbrückNom personell:Activité:ou/et – Organisation:Nom/Fonction:Ville:Pays:Je suis /nous sommes d’accord que la signature soit publié——————————————————————————————————————Italiano
Chiediamo l’installazione di una tavola commemorativa con la seguente scritta: In ricordo di tutte le donne e ragazze lesbiche rinchiuse nei campi di concentramento diRavensbrück e Uckermark. Le donne lesbiche erano considerate degenerate e in quanto “asociali”, resistenti e pazzefurono perseguitate e uccise. Non sarete dimenticate.l’IRK, il comitato internazionale di Ravensbrück, ha appoggiato la nostra proposta e 590 persone e organizzazioni da 27 paesi hanno sottoscritto il nostro appello.
La decisione è stata rinviata: Gli organismi della Fondazione “Memoriali del Brandeburgo” hanno rinviato la decisione. Sia nella seduta del consiglio nazionale del 14 novembre del 2016, sia nella commissione del 6 dicembre del 2016 ci sono state discussioni molto accese. La decisione finale sarà presa il 24 novembre 2017.
—————————————————————————————————————————Se sei interessata a sostenere anche tu questa iniziativa, invia una mail con la tua firma del testo in giu al seguente indirizzo – fino al 5 novembre 2017 – : Gedenkkugel@gmx.deNome personale:Activita:o/e – Organisazione:Nome/Funzione:Cita:Paese:Sono d’accordo che il mio firma e publicata—————————————————————————————————————————Deutsch
Auszug aus dem offiziellen Antrag mit der Inschrift:
“In Gedenken aller lesbischen Frauen und Mädchen im Frauen-KZ Ravensbrück und Uckermark.
Lesbische Frauen galten als „entartet“ und wurden als „asozial“, als widerständig und
ver-rückt und aus anderen Gründen verfolgt und ermordet.
Ihr seid nicht vergessen!”
Das Internationale Ravensbrück Komitee (IRK) unterstützt unseren Antrag auf Niederlegung der Gedenkkugel und es haben mittlerweile 590 Personen und Organisationen aus 27 Ländern den Aufruf unterschrieben!
Eine Entscheidung wurde verschoben: Sowohl in der Sitzung des Internationalen Beirats am 14. November 2016 als auch in der Fachkommission am 6.12. 2016 gab es sehr kontroverse Diskussionen.
Eine endgültige Entscheidung wurde auf den 24. November 2017 verschoben.
——————————————————————————————————-Bitte unterstützt unsere Initiative mit eurer Unterschrift mit unten folgendem Text und schickt diese Email – bis 5. November 2017 – an: Gedenkkugel@gmx.deIch / wir unterstütze(n) den Antrag, die Gedenkkugel für die verfolgten und ermordeten lesbischen Frauen im ehemaligen Frauenkonzentrationslager Ravensbrück dauerhaft zu verankern.persönlich-Name:Tätigkeit:oder/und – Organisation:Name/Funktion:Stadt:Land:Mit der Veröffentlichung meiner Unterzeichnung bin ich/wir einverstanden.
The young woman was riding in a taxi to the airport when she decided to make the call. She had just left her home in Russia’s southern Chechnya region — for good, she thought, first on a flight to Moscow to pick up emigration documents and then on a plane out of the country.
But the taxi driver was eavesdropping. And when the woman told her friend she had run away, he locked the car doors and drove her back home, fearing potential consequences for his role in her planned escape.
The 22-year-old woman was a lesbian who claimed that her relatives had beaten and threatened her with death after learning of her sexual orientation. Within a week of the fateful taxi ride, she was dead.
Once she was diagnosed, Tripplett, a real estate agent, says she and her girlfriend called medical offices endlessly, trying to find the right words to say in order to get her the help she needed. When she heard, “We don’t take your insurance,” she’d say, “I’m sure somebody else there does.” When she heard, “Your girlfriend can’t come in the room,” she’d say, “Oh, good thing she’s my best friend, so now she can come in.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Sree Chitra Home for Destitute and Infirm here has no room for lesbians. Therefore, it ousted Shilpa, an inmate, alleging that she had lesbian tendencies.
Continue reading at: Kerala: Inmate ousted for being lesbian (Source)
A lesbian couple was brutally attacked by their neighbors outside their home in Bogota, Colombia.
Marita Perilla posted security video depicting her and her wife, Isabel Gaviria, attacked by a mother and daughter who lived next door.
Continue reading at: Lesbian Couple Pinned Down And Brutally Attacked By Neighbors | NewNowNext (Source)
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks and Viacom have joined 71 other companies in an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief supporting Georgia lesbian Jameka Evans in her efforts to ask the US Supreme Court to hear her case. Evans claims she was harassed in the workplace and fired from her security-officer position at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah because she is a lesbian and wears her hair in an androgynous style. Lambda Legal is seeking a nationwide ruling affirming that sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
On why they chose to follow only lesbian couples
“The reason we are focusing on lesbians is that in the Birmingham area they’ve been previously invisible,” Sherer says. “And partly that may be because of the AIDS crisis and the attention that was placed on what was going on in in the 80s in Birmingham.”
(Jakarta, September 6, 2017) – The Indonesian government should urgently investigate the September 2, 2017 police raid on the homes of 12 “suspected lesbians,” Human Rights Watch said today. The raid and ensuing forced evictions violate the rights to privacy, non-discrimination and basic due process.
The police raided a residential compound in West Java province’s Tugu Jaya village in response to complaints from local Islamic youth groups and religious leaders that the women’s cohabitation was “against the teachings of Islam.” Police demanded that the women immediately relocate from the area without providing any legal justification for the order, according to authorities, Human Rights Watch interviewed.
Continue reading at: Indonesia: Stop Raids on Homes of ‘Suspected Lesbians’ | Human Rights Watch (Source)
Rev. Kim Jackson knew as a child she wanted to be a pastor.
Raised near rural Cowpens, South Carolina, in a small Baptist Church, she said the people in her home church “nurtured me in the faith, encouraged me to participate in children’s and youth ministries.” When she expressed at age nine she wanted to become a pastor, she was told that was impossible.
“I was told that I couldn’t become a pastor because I was a girl,” she told Georgia Voice.
She moved to Atlanta a decade ago, when she was 22, where she came out as gay, another blow, she was told, in her journey to become a pastor.
Continue reading at: Atlanta church honors defrocked LGBT clergy with ‘Shower of Stoles’ (Source)
Umpierre is Rochester’s first full-time female officer and its first openly gay officer. She is of Puerto Rican heritage. She was accused of misconduct, including prejudicial bias, encouraging unlawful behavior and unprofessional conduct, for one comment about “white male cops” and another siding with the protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline that said, “sometimes laws have to be challenged and broken for the good of the masses.
“Schlag is a white man who made postings that talked of shooting Muslims and running over people protesting the police shootings of black men.