Fighting With Fruit: Anita Bryant’s Long-Lasting Legacy

A banana cream pie was a part of one of the most iconic moments in the gay liberation movement. Anita Bryant, a chart-topping songstress who used her fame to fight “homosexual militants,” was speaking at a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa in 1977 when an activist, Tom Higgins, threw the pie in her face. … Continue reading Fighting With Fruit: Anita Bryant’s Long-Lasting Legacy

Jamaica – Still a Hotbed of Hate Against LGBT People

Jamaica — it’s an island paradise, splashed across television ads, billboards and brochures, promising a vacation that one will never forget. However, many are trying to get away from the white sand beaches, rum, and reggae tunes: LGBT people. In May, two men were shot and killed at a home they were staying at and … Continue reading Jamaica – Still a Hotbed of Hate Against LGBT People

Non-profits Are Popping Up Left and Right to Help the Victims of Orlando

In the wee hours of June 12, a gunman entered Pulse nightclub in Orlando and opened fire, killing 49 people and injuring dozens of others. The world immediately went into action, sending prayers, condolences, social media shout outs, blood donations — and cash. Equality Florida set up a GoFundMe account the very same day and … Continue reading Non-profits Are Popping Up Left and Right to Help the Victims of Orlando

New Jehovah’s Witness Video Teaches Children How to Preach Their Anti-Gay Stance Others

A nonprofit of the Jehovah’s Witnesses released a video for children discussing the church’s stance against same-sex marriage and families, and encourages youngsters to talk to their friends about why it is wrong. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society released the video on the church’s website under the children’s section earlier this month. The … Continue reading New Jehovah’s Witness Video Teaches Children How to Preach Their Anti-Gay Stance Others

Black Lives Movement Hits Home With Death of Corey Jones

After the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting and death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza wrote a short, but history-making statement in social media -- seeing it, her friend Patrisse Cullors turned it into a hashtag, which went viral. #BlackLivesMatter Since then, the movement has spread across the country, bringing together activists of all … Continue reading Black Lives Movement Hits Home With Death of Corey Jones

LGBT Mormons Upset Over Church Ruling

Children of same-sex parents no longer able to be baptized Earlier this month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints caused controversy within and outside the church when elders changed the handbook’s policies regarding homosexual relationships. Also known as the Mormon Church, the handbook was edited to regard those in same-sex relationships as … Continue reading LGBT Mormons Upset Over Church Ruling