LGBTQ Rights

The Bomb & the Bhagavad Gita: Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' Sparks Fury in India

When Christopher Nolan’s latest film Oppenheimer was released worldwide, it sparked a new Internet phenomenon called Barbenheimer after being screened with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie on the same date, and it also reignited debates on whether the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II were justifiable and necessary.

Scandal: Gay Sex Tape of Iranian Hijab-Enforcing Official Leaked!

An Iranian official in the northwestern province of Gilan was sacked after a sex tape involving him and a young man was leaked on social media.

Andrew Tate's Shocking Call for the Islamization of Britain

British-American social media personality Andrew Tate has long been controversial for his misogynistic commentary and when he was arrested along with his brother Tristan in Romania for human trafficking. Now, the former kickboxer and social media influencer stirred new controversy online after openly calling for the Islamization of the United Kingdom.

Barbie Backlash: Pastor Calls for Holy Judgement Over Alleged LGBT Content

As the much-anticipated Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie in the titular role stirred political controversy and was banned in Vietnam for a scene showing a map that seemingly depicted the “nine-dash line” used by China for its claims on the South China Sea, the Greta Gerwig-directed film found itself in another scandal, this time a religious one after an American pastor called for holy judgment over its LGBTQIA+ content.

Drag Queen Rocks Religion: Provocative Performance Shocks the Philippines

A Filipina drag performer stirred controversy after a viral performance at a local bar where she dressed up as Jesus Christ and danced to a remixed version of a Filipino-language Catholic Mass worship song, sparking a heated debate on where to draw the line between “expression” and “mockery”, especially in a country like the Philippines, where around 79% of the population identify as Catholic.

'Lesbian Love Jihad' Sparks Mass Protest in India

Since the “love jihad” conspiracy theories started spreading in India due to the rise of right-wing Hindu nationalism, many Muslim men were targeted in the country for allegedly luring Hindu women into Islam via love and marriage. But in a bizarre plot twist, a Muslim woman was accused of love jihad after allegedly running off with another girl.

Religious Right vs. LGBT Rights: SCOTUS Verdict Undermines Equality

The US Supreme Court ruled in a controversial and historic case on June 30th that a Christian web designer cannot be forced to make customized messages and websites that celebrate same-sex marriage under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Unseen Unity: US Majority Oppose Religious-Based LGBT Discrimination

A new, eye-opening study revealed that the majorities of Americans across different ethnic, religious, and political lines oppose religious-based discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community, which came at a time when Christian conservatives have introduced over 400 anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation in different state legislatures nationwide.

Holy Hot Water: Comedians Stir Controversy in the Philippines

Two Filipino stand-up comedians are facing blowback from religious believers after making jokes about their beliefs and faith. 

Gold Dagal and Jeleen Cubillas of the Comedy Manila group are constantly being chastised online by members of the famed Iglesia ni Cristo (or Church of Christ) and the Catholic Church, respectively, after their stand-up comedy performance videos went viral on Philippine social media.

Muslim Writer Shockingly Advocates for Child Marriage

Is it wrong for adults to marry minors, regardless of culture or society? Muslim-American writer and founder of the Muslim Skeptic, Daniel Haqiqatjou, believes there’s nothing wrong with marrying nine-year-old girls if they are physically mature.

Haqiqatjou made these statements during a lecture titled "LGBTQ Agenda in the Education System and Homeschooling Our Children" at An-Noor Cultural Center in Queens, New York City, on June 2nd.