Last week, Uganda’s parliament adjourned for the year without taking up the “Kill the Gays Bill.” Additionally, President Yoweri Museveni has now said that LGBT people should not be killed or persecuted. But this is only a temporary respite.
Speaker Kadaga was out of Uganda, and not pushing the draconian legislation. She was at the Vatican. While there, Speaker Kadaga was able to have a personal audience with the Pope, where she received a blessing.
Tutu is using his prophetic voice to try to save the lives and livelihoods of LGBT people in Uganda (as well as their friends and families) by appealing to the Ugandan people to not commit such atrocities against their own citizens. Rick Warren, on the other hand, sent a 102-character tweet reminding us that he opposed this bill three years ago, and linking to the 2009 video he made...In Paul’s letter to Timothy, he reminded his young disciple that God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power and love and self-discipline.
Trans Virginia teen Sage Smith has been missing for 21 days and police are still looking for their only suspect Erik McFadden. On her 20th birthday, GLAAD urges more media coverage to help locate Sage Smith.
Actress and activist Laverne Cox expressed her dissatisfaction with the media’s coverage of an assault trial in New York involving a transgender model Claudia Charriez and her firefighter ex-boyfriend, Taylor Murphy.
"God does not say black is better than white, or tall is better than short, or football players are better than basketball players, or Christians are better than Muslims… or gay is better than straight. No. God says love one another; love your neighbour. God is for freedom, equality and love."
With hip-hop titans like Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Kanye West openly verbalizing their support of gay marriage, there has been a noticeable undercurrent rising in urban music: an outspoken allegiance to the LGBT community.