Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2016
"This year, we need everyone to come together and advance the campaign for love. We call on all Filipinos to let love into their homes, communities, and the whole country."
India's LGBTQ Community Accuses Prime Minister of Hypocrisy Over His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ for Orlando
"Your 110 character tweet was missing five important characters. Five characters that would reveal a truth that your government is refusing to acknowledge-LGBTQ’!"
"It is nothing more than a triumph of ignorance and hysteria over common sense and sober reflection."
Her tweet saying it was "disrespectful of Jamaica's laws" for the US Embassy to fly the rainbow flag sparked a discussion on Twitter of LGBT rights in Jamaica.
Puerto Ricans mourn the loss of loved ones in one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans who emigrate to the US looking for better opportunities.
"So many friends came and showed their love...I saw everyone cried, I saw everyone’s eyes, don’t cry my dears, let’s be strong and hold each other’s hands."
"It doesn’t matter exactly which religion made him hate us to death...It’s always the fear of those who are different, those who challenge the existing order."
'"Not in our name," they said. Each one of the speakers committed to not let this incident be used to further target Muslims in America and around the world.'
When it comes to LGBT issues, investigative journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is one of the most prominent voices in Russia.
An LGBT rights advocacy group has filed a formal complaint with the district attorney for hate crimes “for his homophobic and sexist comments that only serve to incite hatred."
"The Kiwi Café incident produced a cornucopia of social media comment – ranging from outrage to amusement."