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LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee - State Sanctioned Homophobia

CULTURE | By Christiana Lilly | Oct 8
The country was in the midst of the Red Scare, and the committee was out to find civil rights activists and integrationists. Soon, however, the committee decided to go after a target that wasn't so strongly represented: LGBT people.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Canadian Hate Group

INTERNATIONAL | By John McDonald | Aug 24
An anti-LGBT group infiltrated a Canadian Pride festival last month and is now facing consequences for those actions.

Hundreds Gather for Kiss-A-Thon After Gay Couple Gets Kicked Out of Store

INTERNATIONAL | By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 20
Thomas Rees and his boyfriend Joshua Bradwell were reportedly removed from Sainsbury's supermarket in London after a customer complained about their "immoral" and "inappropriate" hand-holding. A kiss-in ensued.

Alleged Threat from GOP Operative to Lesbian Activist: 'I'll Beat You Like A Man'

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Sep 2
What was intended to be a friendly gathering of local activists in South Florida turned into an ugly encounter with threats of violence.

Anti-Gay Sites Eating Up Gay Baker's Rant

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 25
Jesse Bartholomew's video rant is making the rounds on the Internet, particularly on conservative media.

Lieu Bill Would Classify Gay Conversion Therapy as 'Fraud'

CRIME | By John Riley | May 23
Although Lieu's bill would not specifically prohibit conversion therapy per se, the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act (TFPA) would essentially put the brakes on the practice by licensed therapists across the nation by making them the target of litigation.

Coronado Rallies Around Gays Harassed During Wedding

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 24
The residents of Coronado, California, are rallying around a gay couple whose wedding was interrupted by a hateful rant during their service at Coronado's Centennial Park in mid-August.

Trailer Park Up in Arms After Lesbian Grandma Harassed

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 4
When vandals spray-painted "Die Dyke" on the side of the home of a lesbian grandmother in Rainier, Oregon, her neighbors were right there to support her, with some saying they suspected the new manager of the trailer park as being behind the harassment.

Hacker's Warning: Grindr Bug IDs Users' Exact Locations

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 23
A hacker has sent warning messages to over 100,00 users worldwide of the popular hookup app Grindr, claiming that a flaw in the app allows determiation of the exact locations of users.

Queer Apple Customer Finds 'F@G' Written on His Receipt

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 15
A queer Apple customer was shocked to find a homophobic slur printed on his receipt after a recent visit to a Portland, Oregon, Apple store.

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