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Listen: Parents Disown and Assault Child After He Comes Out As Gay

(Warning: disturbing audio and language used.)

Disturbing video footage of a gay man coming out to his parents was just posted to Reddit with the title “How Not to React when Your Son Tells You that He’s Gay.”

In the video, the parents explain that they will “no longer support him” and ask him to leave. As the video continues, the argument becomes more tense and the parents allegedly hit him and then continue to yell slurs at him.

Reddit user rythymknight posted the video to Reddit saying that the individual in the video is his boyfriend. He also provided some more information about his current status:

"He does have somewhere to stay for now until he gets on his feet. Unfortunately, his car was taken back as well. It seems terrible right now, but I feel confident that he will make it through this and be OK."

(via @davey)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 10:53pm
LGBT Rights Comic by Mike Elliott
will5nevercome:

The predictable ending to most marriage equality debates I’ve had. I love agreeing to disagree! Just… not when your beliefs are actively hurting other people.

LGBT Rights Comic by Mike Elliott

will5nevercome:

The predictable ending to most marriage equality debates I’ve had. I love agreeing to disagree! Just… not when your beliefs are actively hurting other people.

Posted by Dan Leveille at 9:50pm reblogged from will5nevercome  

Apple Shares Pride Video Featuring Its Employees at San Francisco Pride

From the video’s description:

"On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation."

(h/t to Graham for sharing)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 12:50am
Equaldex Billboards Go Up In Orlando, Florida
Thanks to a generous donation by Love Is Equality, Equaldex billboards are now displaying in 16 locations across Orlando, Florida.
The billboards highlight and important LGBT rights fact — that being gay is illegal in 77 countries around the world. 
The digital billboards will be rotating throughout 16 locations over the next six months.
If you’re in the area and happen to see one, please share it!
Love Is Equality is a non-profit corporation that produces apparel including t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and accessories to spread the message of Equality. 60% of the organization’s profits from each sale are donated to equality organizations in the state that the order is shipped to.
Visit Equaldex: LGBT Rights by Country

Equaldex Billboards Go Up In Orlando, Florida

Thanks to a generous donation by Love Is Equality, Equaldex billboards are now displaying in 16 locations across Orlando, Florida.

The billboards highlight and important LGBT rights fact — that being gay is illegal in 77 countries around the world. 

The digital billboards will be rotating throughout 16 locations over the next six months.

If you’re in the area and happen to see one, please share it!

Love Is Equality is a non-profit corporation that produces apparel including t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and accessories to spread the message of Equality. 60% of the organization’s profits from each sale are donated to equality organizations in the state that the order is shipped to.

Visit Equaldex: LGBT Rights by Country

Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:38pm
Introducing Equaldex News
With the ever-changing landscape of LGBT rights, headlines are surfacing each day ranging from groundbreaking laws being passed to small-town achievements.
Equaldex’s new LGBT News feature creates a platform to share and discover links to interesting stories about LGBT rights and LGBT culture. Equaldex’s new voting system surfaces the most popular and freshest stories.
Over the past months, Equaldex has been evolving into a comprehensive resources for information about LGBT rights across the globe, however, one area many users have asked for is to provide more insight into more than just the laws.
Earn Karma by Sharing Interesting Content
"Karma" are points you earn each time your posts or comments get upvoted. Once you receive enough karma, you gain the ability to downvote content.
Distribution of LGBT News
News submissions can be tied to a region, which then distributes those stories across the site (news tagged with Wisconsin will be distributed to the LGBT rights in Wisconsin page and the LGBT rights in the United States page). After some vetting, interesting news stories are also distributed to Equaldex’s Twitter account.
Try it out: Explore and submit LGBT News!

Introducing Equaldex News

With the ever-changing landscape of LGBT rights, headlines are surfacing each day ranging from groundbreaking laws being passed to small-town achievements.

Equaldex’s new LGBT News feature creates a platform to share and discover links to interesting stories about LGBT rights and LGBT culture. Equaldex’s new voting system surfaces the most popular and freshest stories.

Over the past months, Equaldex has been evolving into a comprehensive resources for information about LGBT rights across the globe, however, one area many users have asked for is to provide more insight into more than just the laws.

Earn Karma by Sharing Interesting Content

"Karma" are points you earn each time your posts or comments get upvoted. Once you receive enough karma, you gain the ability to downvote content.

Distribution of LGBT News

News submissions can be tied to a region, which then distributes those stories across the site (news tagged with Wisconsin will be distributed to the LGBT rights in Wisconsin page and the LGBT rights in the United States page). After some vetting, interesting news stories are also distributed to Equaldex’s Twitter account.

Try it out: Explore and submit LGBT News!

Posted by Dan Leveille at 6:07pm
equaldex:

Show Your Support for the Global LGBT Rights Movement, Donate a Social Post
Equaldex just started a Thunderclap campaign to promote the global LGBT rights movement. To support the campaign, all you need to do is donate a tweet, Tumblr post, or Facebook post.
If the campaign reaches 100 supporters by June 3rd, everyone will post at once at 12pm PDT.
In some countries, coming out as gay can mean losing your friends, in other countries, it can mean losing your life.Not many people realize that there are over 75 countries where homosexual activity is illegal and in quite a few of those countries, the consequence can be life in prison, or even the death penalty.In some of the most homophobic countries in the world, people can be killed for just being themselves. In South Africa and several other countries, lesbians have been “corrective raped” in an effort to “turn them heterosexual.”The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement is a global one and it’s time to think global and show our support to those in need. Let’s urge our governments and people around us to recognize us as who we are; humans.Equaldex is a new collaborative website aimed at crowdsourcing information about LGBT rights around the globe. Using data contributed by users, Equaldex will shine light on LGBT rights in a visual and compelling way.
Equaldex provides users comprehensive global view of LGBT rights, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelines, public opinion surveys, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.

Join The Campaign!

In just over one hour (Noon PST), 120+ people will share their support for LGBT rights on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.
Join Us!

equaldex:

Show Your Support for the Global LGBT Rights Movement, Donate a Social Post

Equaldex just started a Thunderclap campaign to promote the global LGBT rights movement. To support the campaign, all you need to do is donate a tweet, Tumblr post, or Facebook post.

If the campaign reaches 100 supporters by June 3rd, everyone will post at once at 12pm PDT.

In some countries, coming out as gay can mean losing your friends, in other countries, it can mean losing your life.

Not many people realize that there are over 75 countries where homosexual activity is illegal and in quite a few of those countries, the consequence can be life in prison, or even the death penalty.

In some of the most homophobic countries in the world, people can be killed for just being themselves. In South Africa and several other countries, lesbians have been “corrective raped” in an effort to “turn them heterosexual.”

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement is a global one and it’s time to think global and show our support to those in need. Let’s urge our governments and people around us to recognize us as who we are; humans.

Equaldex is a new collaborative website aimed at crowdsourcing information about LGBT rights around the globe. Using data contributed by users, Equaldex will shine light on LGBT rights in a visual and compelling way.

Equaldex provides users comprehensive global view of LGBT rights, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelinespublic opinion surveys, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.

In just over one hour (Noon PST), 120+ people will share their support for LGBT rights on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

Join Us!

Posted by Dan Leveille at 1:37pm reblogged from equaldex  
Posted by Dan Leveille at 2:56pm
Equaldex Launches New LGBT Organizations Feature
Equaldex, the crowdsourced LGBT rights knowledge base, introduced a new feature making it easier to find the LGBT organizations making a difference in each country and region.
The new LGBT organizations feature provides a database of organizations across the globe. Organizations are listed on each country page on Equaldex (example: LGBT rights in Israel) allowing users to find the organizations who are fighting for LGBT rights, or providing resources for LGBT people in that region.
Equaldex now offers a feature to browse all LGBT organizations, as well as a timeline of LGBT organization was founded. 
Organizations are also listed on Equaldex’s timeline of LGBT rights on each year’s page (example: 1990 in LGBT rights).
Equaldex’s organizations database is still growing. If your favourite organization is missing, please suggest it!

Equaldex Launches New LGBT Organizations Feature

Equaldex, the crowdsourced LGBT rights knowledge base, introduced a new feature making it easier to find the LGBT organizations making a difference in each country and region.

The new LGBT organizations feature provides a database of organizations across the globe. Organizations are listed on each country page on Equaldex (example: LGBT rights in Israel) allowing users to find the organizations who are fighting for LGBT rights, or providing resources for LGBT people in that region.

Equaldex now offers a feature to browse all LGBT organizations, as well as a timeline of LGBT organization was founded. 

Organizations are also listed on Equaldex’s timeline of LGBT rights on each year’s page (example: 1990 in LGBT rights).

Equaldex’s organizations database is still growing. If your favourite organization is missing, please suggest it!

Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:36pm

Watch: Nintendo Characters Celebrate Gay Marriage

After gamers took to social media to criticize nintendo for not including the ability to marry a same-sex character in their upcoming game, Tomodachi Life, Nintendo responded saying that they hope to be more inclusive in the future.

Sunday Night’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver poked fun at Nintendo’s response.

(via Kotaku)

Learn more: Visualizations of LGBT Rights by Country.

Posted by Dan Leveille at 7:48pm
Posted by Dan Leveille at 2:35pm