Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2016
Manila's Pride March Advocates to “End the Hate and Let Love In”
"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’!"
Following Complaints, Singapore Removes Same-Sex Kiss Scene in Les Misérables Production
"It is nothing more than a triumph of ignorance and hysteria over common sense and sober reflection."
Jamaica's Attorney General Condemns the Orlando Massacre, But Thinks the Rainbow Flag Goes Too Far
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.
Most of the Lives Lost During the Orlando Massacre Were Puerto Ricans
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.
China’s LGBTQ Community Tells Orlando Shooting Victims: You're Not Alone
"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."
Israelis React With Outpouring of Support for LGBTQ Community After Orlando Massacre
"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."
A San Francisco Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims Promises To Combat the Hate With More Love
'"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.'
What It's Like to Be a Lesbian in Russia, the Day After the Orlando Massacre
When it comes to LGBT issues, investigative journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is one of the most prominent voices in Russia.
Spain's Archbishop of Valencia and His Crusade Against the ‘Gay Empire’
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."
Attack on Vegan Café in Georgia Opens New Front in Culture War
"The Kiwi Café incident produced a cornucopia of social media comment – ranging from outrage to amusement."