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LGBT persons participate in a gay pride parade in Uganda, one of the countries where LGBT refugees face violence. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS

LGBT persons participate in a gay pride parade in Uganda, one of the countries where LGBT refugees face violence. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS

UNITED NATIONS – Despite their extreme vulnerability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees often do not seek the assistance they need, since revealing their sexual or gender identities can put them in grave danger.

“People are just absolutely completely terrified to come out, and rightly so, they will be dead, they will be dead if they come out,” Neil Grungras, Executive Director of the San Francisco-based Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) told IPS. Read More

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NEW YORK – The Anne Frank Center USA is renaming itself the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, and has named civil rights leader Steven Goldstein to be its new Executive Director. The new name, and Goldstein himself, made their debut at the organization’s 20th annual gala at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Now the organization, reflecting the Mutual Respect in its new name, will significantly broaden its work on contemporary issues to become a national leader in exposing and fighting hate. Read More

By Jeffrey M. Jones
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PRINCETON, N.J. — Republicans and Democrats have starkly different interpretations of what the recent mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub represents.

While 79% of Republicans view it primarily as an act of Islamic terrorism, the majority of Democrats, 60%, see it as an act of domestic gun violence.

Given Republicans’ more lopsided views, Americans as a whole tilt toward describing it as a terrorist act.

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The results are based on a June 14-15 Gallup poll, conducted days after a Muslim U.S. citizen, Omar Mateen, perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at an Orlando nightclub. Mateen had been listed on the federal government’s terrorism watch list in 2013 and 2014, but was later removed.

While both President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton described the incident as an act of terror, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump went further, tying the act to radical Islam. Read More

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Imagine growing up hearing from those you love and trust that certain groups of people are evil. In fact, these people are so bad, so wrong, that God himself will punish them. Imagine absorbing this hatred deep into your bones. Imagine that you then discover, at some point in your adolescence, that you are one of these people. They are the hated. You are the hated. Read More 

Title_Anonymous_hacksSAN FRANCISCO – In response to the Orlando mass shooting, the hacker-activist group known as Anonymous has hacked into dozens of pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Twitter accounts and infused them with gay pride, CBS San Francisco reported.

While San Francisco-based Twitter did not admit that the accounts were hacked, images of the hacked accounts and the Twitter account responsible for the hacking suggest otherwise. Read More

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People of color under attack in Orlando

By Paul Henderson

As we begin our celebration of Pride in San Francisco, I remain effected by the tragedy of the shootings in Florida that targeted the LGBT community. One thing about the Orlando shooting that stands out to me above all else: the vast majority of the victims were people of color.

As a minority member of the LGBT community, I have been shaken by this tragedy as much as anyone else; I can see myself in many of the victims. I have been to many places just like Pulse here in San Francisco. That could have easily been any one of my friends. That could have been me. So believe me when I say that my heart goes out to the families and friends of those who were taken from them far too soon by this vile act of hatred. Read More

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Paul Henderson is an experienced courtroom litigator and lifelong San Franciscan. He has served since 2011 as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Public Safety Liaison in Mayor Edwin Lee’s Administration.

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The NYPD’s special LGBT Pride color scheme adorns this patrol unit. Photo credit: NYPD

By Nathan James

The NYPD will be displaying its support for the LGBT community this weekend, with a patrol SUV decked out in a special rainbow color scheme which commemorates LGBT Pride and honors the victims of the Pulse massacre in Orlando, Florida two weeks ago.

The late-model Ford Explorer was repainted into the new design by the department’s Fleet Services Division (FSD), which maintains and operates the NYPD’s roughly 6,000 cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier and heavy rescue engines. Read More

By Nathan James On the eve of New York City's mammoth annual LGBT Pride celebrations, President Barack Obama has named the Stonewall Inn a National Park System site and National Monument. Stonewall Inn is where the famous 1969 rebellion that gave...
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By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS - Despite their extreme vulnerability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees often do not seek the assistance they need, since revealing their sexual or gender identities can put them in grave danger. “People are...
Prince William has become the first member of the royal family to be photographed for the cover of a gay magazine. The second-in-line to the throne appears in the July issue of Attitude magazine, discussing the mental health implications of...
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana man arrested for having an arsenal of rifles and explosives in his trunk as he headed for a large gay event in Los Angeles, has been charged with molesting a 12-year-old girl in his home...

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