At least two instructors at BYU-Idaho, an affiliate of Brigham Young University in Utah, have been fired for not receiving “ecclesiastical clearance”… but even the instructors have no clue what they did wrong. READ MORE HERE
Serbia’s Leader Cancels EuroPride. Organizers Say They Will Go Ahead Anyway.
The annual gay pride event was to take place in September in Belgrade. President Aleksandar Vucic said the timing was bad, citing “numerous problems” currently affecting the country.
Salt Lake County works with LGBTQ groups on monkeypox messaging
The Salt Lake County Health Department is working with LGBTQ rights organizations to frame public health messaging around the spread of monkeypox and the availability of vaccines. READ MORE HERE
Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam tells its medical workers in bid to end anti-LGBTQ discrimination
Hanoi — Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam has told its doctors, as it called on medical workers to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Campaigners told AFP on Tuesday the statement was a major step forward for LGBTQ rights in the Southeast Asian nation, where gay, bisexual and transgender people have long felt marginalized.
Report Finds Big Social Media Platforms Not Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Users While MollyTommy Provides a Supportive Online Community
GLAAD’s 2022 Social Media Safety Index (SMSI) finds traditional social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok is neither a welcoming nor a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community while MollyTommy provides a supportive online community. The report evaluated a dozen LGBTQ+ specific indicators that could be harmful and/or discriminatory to LGBTQ+ people. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok scored under 50 out of a possible 100. TikTok scored the lowest at 43%. Instagram scored the highest at 48%.
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of L.G.B.T.Q. Protections
The ruling sided with 20 state attorneys general who sued the Biden administration over guidelines on rights for gay and transgender workers and students.
The Struggle for LGBTQ Rights: A History
June marks the 53rd anniversary of Pride, a protest and celebration born from the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement in New York City in the late 1960s. The movement for LGBTQ rights in the United States, however, began decades before and continues to this day. Here are some notable events in the history of the American LGBTQ movement.
40% of Republicans believe teachers can influence children’s sexual orientation or gender
Conservatives have spent the last several months denouncing LGBTQ teachers as “groomers” and pedophiles, with rightwing pundits often saying that they believe that talking to children about LGBTQ issues can turn kids gay.
2022 Pride Collection Now Available at Walt Disney World, 100% of Profits Benefiting LGBTQIA+ Organizations
Following the controversy surrounding the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, Disney’s 2022 pride collection is now available at Walt Disney World. This year’s collection is the first to be branded the Disney Pride Collection, instead of the Rainbow Disney Collection.
Does DoorDash deserve to be deemed one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality?”
There are approximately 3 million Dashers who are the public face and main workforce of DoorDash who are not considered in the CEI because DoorDash doesn’t consider them employees.