Tag: Homosexuality

Jury awards $20 million to police officer who said he was told to tone down his ‘gayness’

× Jury awards $20 million to police officer who said he was told to tone down his ‘gayness’ A jury has awarded nearly $20 million to a police officer in Missouri who alleged that his department discriminated against him over his sexual orientation and said he was told to “tone down your gayness.” St. Louis […]

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Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission member to resign after comments on homosexuality

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission member LaKendrick Coburn El announced Friday that he will resign from the commission after the fallout from his anti-gay comments.  LaKendrick Coburn El El said he will resign from the commission after a special meeting on October 31. Under the name “Kenick El,” he called same-sex […]

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Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission member calls homosexuality ‘mental illness,’ ‘abomination’

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A member of the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission is under fire for hateful comments he made on Facebook against the gay and transgender community. Commissioner LaKendrick Coburn El was appointed to the VBHRC this year, and attended his first Human Rights Commission meeting in May 2019, according to Hampton Roads […]

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Alabama Police Officer Rehired After Mocking Nigel Shelby’s Suicide: ‘We Feel He Will Be a Good Addition to the Department’

Image: iStock In April, we learned of Nigel Shelby—the 15-year-old Huntsville High freshman who allegedly took his own life after relentless homophobic bullying drove him to despair. His tragic fate became headline news as mourners throughout the world struggled to come to grips with this devastating loss. Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade Among Celebrities to Cover […]

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Your Celebration of Pride Must Go Further Than Putting Up a Rainbow on Social Media

Illustration: iStock With the coming of June marks another year where I celebrate being 55 shades of gay. Indeed, I do celebrate my homosexuality every day I chose to take a breath, but June marks Pride Month and with that, the celebration gets kicked up a couple decibels. Unless you’ve been under a rock—and honestly, […]

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Learn the Right Lessons from Naomi Wolf’s Book Blunder

Many people reacted with glee, witnessing the excruciating embarrassment of Naomi Wolf as her book was debunked on live radio last week. The forthcoming Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love deals with the persecution of homosexuality and emerging gay identity in Victorian England. It leans heavily on a number of criminal prosecutions of […]

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