LGBTQ Rights

Anti-LGBT Christian College Probed by State of WA Amid Student Protests

Seattle Pacific University, a private Christian liberal arts university in the US state of Washington, is facing an investigation over an alleged prohibition of hiring members of the LGBT community.

The school mandates that employees are not to engage in same-sex sexual activity, extramarital sex, and cohabitating before marriage.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office is investigating the alleged discrimination.

Religious Crackdown in Lebanon Hits LGBT Community

Ungodly and not in line with Lebanese customs – these are some of the reasons why security forces have cracked down on various LGBTQ community groups and the events they hold.

LGBTQ-friendly events, according to the Interior Ministry in its statement on June 24, “violate our society’s customs and traditions, and contradict with the principles of the Abrahamic religions.”

Islamic Leader Banned by UK Dept of Education for Homophobia & Misogyny

The decision of the United Kingdom's Department of Education to prohibit a Salafi activist from spreading his hateful teachings was welcomed by the National Secular Society (NSS). This ruling notes that several harmful sermons were published. This decision prevents the former faith school proprietor from managing private or state school teachings.

2 Dead & Over 20 Injured In Islamist Shooting at Norwegian Gay Bar

A lone gunman killed two people and injured 21 in a shooting at a gay nightclub in central Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian authorities suspect this may be an act of Islamist terrorism. The police have arrested the gunman and started an investigation, searching for others who may be involved in the attack.

Pixar Movie Banned Across the Islamic World due to Lesbian Kiss

Disney-Pixar's newest film, Lightyear, scheduled to be released on June 16th in the United Arab Emirates, was banned "due to its violation of the country's media content standards."

While the government body didn't specify the part of the movie that caused the violation, Executive Director Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi said it was banned due to the inclusion of homosexual characters.

Pride for LGBT Saudis: Protesting for LGBT Prisoners

The Saudi Diaspora Association, a movement that advocates for freedom, justice, liberty, and equality in Saudi Arabia, is organizing an international organization in Saudi Arabian embassies.

Called the Suhail Pride 2022, the event calls for the immediate release of Suhail Alyahya, imprisoned in Saudi for being gay in a Muslim-majority country. The event is also a show of solidarity for the members of the LGBTQ+ community in Saudi Arabia.

Christian Homework Asks Kids to Explain How to Make Their Friends Straight

Students in a Christian middle school in Kentucky, USA, were assigned a writing project where they contacted a hypothetical gay friend and tried to persuade them to stop being gay.