Gender reassignment surgery is being forced on gay, lesbian and transsexual citizens to conform to societal norms in Iran. Iran is one of the countries where homosexuality in punishable by death. Living as an openly gay man or lesbian is not possible and gay citizens are being coerced into having gender reassignment surgery to cure them of their homosexuality. They are even offered loans to pay for the surgery, as the Islamic Republic is confusing gender identity with sexuality. Family members threaten to murder their gay relatives […]
There are 78 countries where homosexual acts are illegal. Punishments range from fines to prison sentences, hard labor, forced psychiatric treatment, banishment, whippings, and death by public stoning. ILGA [International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association] 2014 Report
LGBT Jamaicans are subjected to physical and sexual violence with many living in a perpetual state of fear. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of their homes, or worse: beaten, stoned, raped, or killed. “LGBT people in Jamaica face intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police,” said Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch. “The authorities from the prime minister on down need to call a halt to the violence and discrimination, […]
Texas Republicans, without debate, adopted a party platform that includes support for a widely discredited form of mental health treatment known as “reparative” or “conversion” therapy. Conversion therapy (also referred to as reparative therapy) is a range of treatments that attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Conversion therapy can be extremely dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, […]
A bakery is a business and not a “religious institution.” When the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused a same sex couple’s request for a wedding cake, they broke the law. Under the Oregon Equality Act, private businesses cannot deny anyone services based on sexual orientation. The owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein, are facing up to $150,000 in penalties, but plan to appeal any decision against their right to stand up for “religious freedom.”
Gay refers to a homosexual person, it does not equate to stupid or dumb. Unless you are actually describing a homosexual, this statement is homophobic and is offensive to many LGBT people. When it’s used in a pejorative way, it implies that being gay is somehow less than others.