This man sparked outrage after blanketing a street with flyers that falsely claim lesbian sex causes cancer.
The man refused to speak when confronted by homeowners in the West Sacramento neighborhood about his leaflet, titled ‘The key to the mystery of estrogen and cancer.’
Continue reading at: https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/05/man-blankets-street-vile-flyers-claiming-lesbian-sex-causes-cancer-7687338/ (source)
At the San Francisco Dyke March on 23rd June 2018, a small number of lesbians attended with signs ranging from pro lesbian slogans to ones highlighting concerns with the use of puberty blockers in minors.
What followed is contested but much like the 2018 Baltimore Dyke March, at the San Francisco Dyke March lesbians who carried controversial signs were subjected to verbal abuse at the event, and harassment on social media afterwards. The verbal abuse at the San Francisco Dyke March was prolonged with the women significantly outnumbered 5-to-1. The altercation became physical, as evidenced by the damage sustained to the sign below:
This video is the only known footage of the (end of the) incident.
Social media reports and screen shots of the incident and its aftermath have been excluded in the interests of not promoting further harassment of any women.
The March Organisers put out the following statement:
No mainstream or LGBTI news sources have yet reported on this incident to our knowledge.
A lesbian couple says they were attacked at a Massachusetts pub by a random man who saw them kissing and began yelling homophobic slurs.
The incident happened at Dockside Restaurant in Malden, north of Boston, where Michelle Hart and Kelly Gonyer were meeting for a date.
“I kissed her,” Gonyer said. “That is what provoked everything. That made him very mad.”
Continue reading at: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/boston-lesbian-couple-assaulted-bar-raging-man-screaming-homophobic-slurs-beat-us-pulp/ (Source)
A police report was filed by a young lesbian, in late May 2018 in St. Louis after she was attacked outside the Grey Fox Pub by 3 individuals after a disagreement inside the bar.
According to the victim, she was attending a drag show at a bar she used to frequent, when a trans identified female approached her and told her she was not welcome. The victim then responded “why, because I know you’re female?”
The bartender then asked the victim to leave. According to the victim and her girlfriend, she was attacked by 3 individuals who were waiting just outside the door for her leave. She was beaten and sustained injuries, but is recovering at this time. The three individuals then took to social media to brag about beating the victim and were seemingly able to be identified through their social media accounts, some of which have since closed.
Social media posts by the attackers reveal that they knew the victim was a lesbian and referred to her several times as a “TERF”, a derogatory term used against anyone that questions gender identity.
One of the alleged attackers was apparently fired, with New American Funding releasing a statement condemning the attack.
An investigation is now pending. There has been no reporting by mainstream LGBT media on this incident.
Joann Newak had been sentenced to seven years hard labor. She was 23 years old, just coming to terms with her attraction to women. It landed her in maximum security military prison. “The very first lesbian relationship I had was with the partner that testified against me at my court marshall,” she says. “It’s like screwing around for the first time and getting pregnant. That was my first experience.”
The year wasn’t 1930. The country wasn’t on some far-flung continent. It was 1982. She was stationed in New York.
Newak is among an estimated 100,000 LGBTQ former service members that were discharged without an “honorable” distinction. When “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” (DADT) the military policy banning service members from serving openly, was repealed, their discharges were never upgraded. More than 30 years later, she considers, for the first time, that she may be owed an honorable discharge. Her attorney, Elizabeth Kristen, says they are going to pursue legal options to obtain one.
Continue reading at: https://intomore.com/impact/Former-Lesbian-Air-Force-Member-Considers-Legal-Action-After-Dishonorable-Discharge-And-Hard-Labor-Sentence-in-1982/3ea2d7cf64db42dc
[Nicole] Novak alleges that in 2016, her manager, Meagen Galloway, discriminated against her because she is a lesbian, saying “being a lesbian is a disability and said that lesbians should be banned because the Bible is against such behavior.”
Continue reading at: http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/01/12/lawsuit-former-joliet-caregiver-abused-discriminated-for-being-a-lesbian/airjlhr/ (Source)
On an afternoon in late April 1994, a young woman was raped in broad daylight in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Two days later, the biggest columnist in New York City’s biggest newspaper called her a liar.
The woman—black, a lesbian, and an activist—became the target of a vicious smear campaign by a Daily News columnist and sources within the NYPD, who charged that she had made up a “hoax” to advance a political agenda.
“I have had the misfortune of being raped twice—once in the park and again in the media,” she told her lawyer, Martin Garbus, after the attack.
Continue reading at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-1994-nypd-brass-called-her-rape-a-hoax-in-2018-they-found-her-rapist (Source)
Around midnight, gendarmes arrived, beat up the two friends, arrested them, and hauled them to the gendarmerie on charges of lesbianism. The officers interrogated them, kicked them, and beat them with the flat side of a machete blade. They were handcuffed and hung, standing, from a window frame. The mistreatment lasted for three days.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2017/12/28/cameroon-two-women-arrested-for-walking-together/ (Source)
The only crime Noxolo Xakeka from Strand committed was that she was a lesbian. She was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day.
During celebrations in a shack in Blaau Street, Lwandle, the 23-year-old mother was harassed, called names and assaulted before being stabbed to death by a young man. Her family claim the attack was because of her sexual orientation.
Continue reading at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/lesbian-23-stabbed-to-death-in-strand-shebeen-12618736 (Source)
“We soon found out that we couldn’t work, but we thought there wouldn’t be a problem getting our daughter into school,” said Esenia.
“After her first week there, the director of the school told us that our daughter had three months left at school. She cited an ancient, obscure law, where when people come from another part of Russia, you need some papers to validate your child’s education, and of course we didn’t have them,” she said.
“She then said that once the three months were up, she would refer my daughter to the social services. That’s when we knew we needed to move,” she explained.
Continue reading at: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/11/exclusive-please-dont-make-the-mistake-we-have-one-lgbt-familys-account-of-running-away-from-russia/ (Source)
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A school has been blasted by a former student after placing ‘censored’ stickers over her GCSE artwork which showed two women kissing. Megan Angus accused Laurence Jackson school in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, of being ‘homophobic’, but education chiefs defended their actions saying it was done because they were ‘mindful of the impact the sexually explicit drawing may have on younger students’. However, the school has apologised, admitting it may have been ‘overzealous’.
Continue reading at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5262503/Guisborough-school-apologises-censoring-LGBT-artwork.html#ixzz544OxmpTl (Source)
“I feared for mine and my partner’s lives on that plane, we were physically trapped with someone who wanted to hurt us and make sure we had a terrible time,” Ms Franke wrote. “When I spoke up to ask him to stop, he only got more aggressive and louder with his homophobic hate speech and began boxing the back of my partner’s chair.”
Continue reading at: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/gay-couple-subjected-to-homophobic-slurs-on-jetstar-flight/news-story/267604f358bef175abbe1b2a61cb6df6 (Source)
“Lesbians are very often undercounted as murder victims–both within the so-called LGBT community and by those who monitor violence against women. This is a beginning effort to honor the names of the lesbians that have been lost.”
This month we honor the following sisters:
Mary Caitrin “Caithy” Mahoney, Washington, DC, USA (July 1997)
Tyonne Johns, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA (August 2016)
Richelle “Shelley” Horsley, Taylorsville, Utah, USA (June 2017)
Brittney Johnson, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (July 2017)
Continue reading at: http://inmemoriamlesbian.blogspot.com/2017/07/
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.
Continue reading at: https://www.thesun.ie/news/1770531/donegal-lesbian-ivf-mum-is-denied-irish-passport-for-her-son-as-1956-law-states-shes-not-the-little-tots-mother/ (Source)
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)
Roberta Bishop says more talk with health-care providers is needed to ensure LGBT seniors have better experiences in personal care homes, for example. (Trevor Brine/CBC)
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)
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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.
Continue reading at: Daughter of homophobic executive of Focus of the Family on why she came out as lesbian (Source)