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Serbia PM calls Belgrade gay pride a 'security risk' due to violent threats from the Right Wing

Serbia PM calls Belgrade gay pride a 'security risk' due to violent threats from the Right Wing | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Belgrade LGBT pride organizer says parade is still planned to go ahead despite ban fears... 

Serbian authorities are continuing to threaten to ban a gay pride festival in the capital Belgrade this weekend over fears of violence from right wing thugs.

Prime Minister Ivica Dacic says the event, which features a parade on Saturday (6 October), poses a security risk.

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Homophobia Tracker Finds ‘Faggot’ On Twitter Nearly 1 Million Times Per Month

Homophobia Tracker Finds ‘Faggot’ On Twitter Nearly 1 Million Times Per Month | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS) at the University of Alberta launched NoHomophobes.com in July to track the usage of anti-gay language on Twitter, including “Faggot,” “So gay,” “No homo,” and “dyke.” In the short time...
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Pope says gay people are not fully developed humans

Pope says gay people are not fully developed humans | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Head of the Catholic Church says family is threatened by a 'defection in human nature'...
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PHOTO: This Is What DOMA Discrimination Looks Like

PHOTO: This Is What DOMA Discrimination Looks Like | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
With momentum for marriage equality rolling ahead and acceptance of LGBT issues at an all-time high in polls, it can sometimes be easy to forget just how pervasive institutional discrimination against LGBT people can be.
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BREAKING: Judge Steps Down, Lt. Dan Choi's Hearing Vacated | 10,000 Same-Sex Couples eMagazine - representing the faces of same-sex couples around the globe

BREAKING: Judge Steps Down, Lt. Dan Choi's Hearing Vacated | 10,000 Same-Sex Couples eMagazine - representing the faces of same-sex couples around the globe | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

Only 23 hours before Lt. Dan Choi's scheduled criminal hearing, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth C. Wingo, recused herself. The recusal and unprecedented delay is based upon Lt. Choi's motion related to Government Misconduct. Over 30 officials, including Former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina were subpoenaed to testify about their political roles in the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (2010) and the Tarsands Keystone XL Pipeline Protests (2011).

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Be Prepared - Know how to vote in your state to...

Be Prepared - Know how to vote in your state to... | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Be Prepared - Know how to vote in your state to support marriage equality. Share to spread the word and visit The Four 2012 for daily content.
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Philippines activists fear new cybercrime law will target trans people

Philippines activists fear new cybercrime law will target trans people | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
New cybercrime prevention act will lead to extortion and harassment of trans people by the police, ProGay Philippines say...
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Boy Scouts Lose Largest Donor Over Anti-Gay Policies

Boy Scouts Lose Largest Donor Over Anti-Gay Policies | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Boy Scouts have just lost their largest corporate donor over their insistence to exclude — and even expel — from all levels any gay man, teen, or boy.
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Meet the man who had three exorcisms to 'cure' him of being gay

Meet the man who had three exorcisms to 'cure' him of being gay | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Peterson Toscano spent $30,000 trying to cure himself of being gay by undergoing controversial 'conversion' therapy treatments before accepting that he was a gay man...
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One Year Following DADT Repeal, Gay Service Members Still Lack Equal Benefits

One Year Following DADT Repeal, Gay Service Members Still Lack Equal Benefits | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Our guest blogger is Crosby Burns, Research Associate for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress.
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Justice Ginsburg expects same-sex marriage case in 2013

Justice Ginsburg expects same-sex marriage case in 2013 | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told students in Colorado that she would likely be hearing DOMA arguments within one year...
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Join The largest LGBT (Gay - GLBT) Professional Network on LinkedIn

Join The largest LGBT (Gay - GLBT) Professional Network on LinkedIn | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

Come Join LinkedIn's largest LGBT Group. This global group is for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgenders (LGBT) persons and our friends seeking to connect, network and communicate to advance their professional careers with a special emphasis on LGBT social and business issues that affect us as individuals and the larger GLBT community globally.

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eQualityGiving - Accomplishments by the Administration and Congress on LGBT Equality

eQualityGiving - Accomplishments by the Administration and Congress on LGBT Equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
No one should rest until we have full LGBT equality. But after eight years of Republican disrespect, progress is being made. In its first 11 months, the Obama Administration has...
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Immigration Equality Praises Obama Administration for New, Written Guidance Providing Discretionary Relief to LGBT Immigrant Families | Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality Praises Obama Administration for New, Written Guidance Providing Discretionary Relief to LGBT Immigrant Families | Immigration Equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

Washington, DC –Immigration Equality today praised the Obama Administration, and specifically the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for new, written guidance that will extend discretionary relief to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses and partners.

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Russia snubs Council of Europe over gay rights

Russia snubs Council of Europe over gay rights | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Council of Europe conference of ministers ended for the first time in its history without a declaration being adopted due to Russia's opposition to a mention of gay rights...
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Mr. Gay Denmark On Coming Out -- As A Muslim

Mr. Gay Denmark On Coming Out -- As A Muslim | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
[Editor's note: This interview originally appeared in Spanish and has been translated.] Mr.
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Hong Kong billionaire offers £40 million marriage bounty for lesbian daughter

Hong Kong billionaire offers £40 million marriage bounty for lesbian daughter | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A businessman from Hong Kong has offered a $65m (£40.2m) dowry to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter.
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Reflections On Pre-Stonewall LGBT University Life

Reflections On Pre-Stonewall LGBT University Life | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

I graduated with my B.A. degree on June 13, 1969 -- 15 days before the momentous Stonewall rebellion.  I travel around the United States and other countries to give presentations and workshops on social justice issues on university and high-school campuses and at professional conferences. Recently, after I spoke about the topic of heterosexism at an East Coast university, a student asked me what my undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student group was like.

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Paul Ryan: Gay Marriage Is Not An 'American' Or 'Universal Human Value'

Paul Ryan: Gay Marriage Is Not An 'American' Or 'Universal Human Value' | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan reiterated his well-known opposition to same-sex marriage in Cincinnati today.
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Milan weds gay couples but doesn’t give them rights

Milan weds gay couples but doesn’t give them rights | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Formal recognition but no rights for Milan’s gay couples as Italian city opens partnership register...
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Broward School Board expected to honor gay history - Schools - MiamiHerald.com

In a groundbreaking move, Broward’s school district is poised to endorse October’s designation as LGBT History Month.
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What Makes Mitt Romney Happy

Mitt Romney: "When I was a boy, I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy.
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Anti-gay marriage politician appealing against expulsion from liberal party

Anti-gay marriage politician appealing against expulsion from liberal party | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Christian councillor Christina Summers, who plans to vote against plans for same-sex marriage, was kicked out of Brighton's Green Party...
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Anti-Gay Groups Want Parents To Shield Children From Learning About Sexual Reality

Anti-Gay Groups Want Parents To Shield Children From Learning About Sexual Reality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Following up on their model policy to ensure ongoing bullying of LGBT students, Focus on the Family and Alliance Defending Freedom have released new model legislation about “parents’ rights.” Much of the access they seek for parents greatly endangers...
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LGBT Comes in Color, Too!

LGBT Comes in Color, Too! | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
It's sometimes tough being a queer person of color. We're underrepresented and stuff. To be honest, though, I really wouldn't have it any other way. I love my identity. I love all of my identities.
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