Tag: homophobia

Florida bill silences LGBTQ history and education

Florida’s house bill 1557, which is being called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by some, seeks to limit discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, which would be incredibly damaging to LGBTQ students and hinder their education.

Diversity Retreat focuses on sexual identity and homophobia

Daniel Loera, director of multicultural affairs, provides an introduction to the diversity retreat session on sexual identity and homophobia Friday.

Let’s end homophobic ‘therapy’

A bill introduced to Congress on April 25 would outlaw gay conversion therapy across the U.S., taking a step forward for LGBT rights by putting an end to a reprehensible practice that has been both ineffective and traumatic to LGBT people.

Russian persecution of gays kills

After being kidnapped or lured by Russian authorities into gay concentration camps, hundreds of homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia are beaten, electrocuted and emotionally abused or forced to perform quasi-sexual acts. Little is being done to stop them, and more action is needed to shut down the camps.

Let’s tackle heterosexism

When Michael Sam was drafted to the St. Louis Rams in this year’s NFL Draft, he made history by being the first openly gay player in professional football.

Film educates viewers on diversity

The Bible is often used by the anti-gay movement as a weapon against homosexuals. That was made clear in the film “For the Bible Tells Me So,” which was screened Sunday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.

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