Topics :: anti-gay harassment

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

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 15, 2014
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.

Sisters, Officials Mull Pink Saturday Changes -- or Cancellation

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
City officials and organizers of San Francisco's annual Pink Saturday celebration are talking about changes to the event, including possibly ending it, after years of violent incidents.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Threatening Letters to SD Gay Bars Mark Anniversary of Gay Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
Several San Diego gay bars in the Hillcrest neighborhood have filed police reports after receiving disturbing, rambling letters warning of impending accidents or death.

Mayor, Diplomats Join Gay Pride March in Greece

Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.

Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

By Christiana Lilly | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

Trans Woman Files Complaint After Being Called ’Gay Bitches’ at Hookah Bar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
A Washington, D.C., transgender woman filed a complaint with Lambda Legal after the employees in a hookah bar handed her and her eight friends a restaurant receipt with the words "gay bitches" printed on it.

Gay D.C. Council Candidate Receives Possible Threat, Harrassment

By John Riley | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
An openly gay candidate for the D.C. Council has received a menacing letter filled with derogatory terms and a possible threat in his home mailbox and has been attacked by a fellow D.C. resident on Twitter.

Obama Pressed to Hold Uganda Accountable for Anti-LGBT Law

By Justin Snow | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
The nation’s largest LGBT-rights organization urged President Barack Obama to take immediate and concrete steps to hold Uganda accountable for the enactment of an anti-LGBT law earlier this year.

Actor Fired After Booting Anti-Gay Heckler From Theater

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
A California theater fired one of its actors after he threw out a heckler for shouting anti-gay epithets at the cast during a production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."