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Starbucks Sued By Employee ‘Passed Over For Promotion For Being Gay And Looking Like A Boy’

Pink News reports that Starbucks is being sued by an employee who alleges she was passed over for promotion because she’s gay and “looks like a boy”.  Read more at Pink News


Punjab: India Row After LGBTQ Couple Marry In Sikh Temple

The BBC reports that while India waits for the Supreme Court’s verdict on legalising same-sex marriage, an LGBTQ couple’s recent wedding in the northern state of Punjab has made headlines – and also created controversy. Read more at the BBC


One In 30 Brits Now Identify As Lesbian, Gay Or Bisexual

Bloomberg reports that the proportion of British people identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual has increased by more than 50% in the 5 years to 2022, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics. Read more at Bloomberg


Southeast Missouri State University To Reopen LGBTQ Resource Center After Students Voice Concern

KFVS-12 reports that the LGBTQ resource center on SEMO’s campus is set to reopen after students rally to keep it. Read more at KFVS-12


Anti-Gay Discrimination Not Qualification For Asylum, Says Suella Braverman

The BBC reports that fearing discrimination for being gay or a woman should not be enough to qualify for international refugee protection, according to the home secretary. Read more at the BBC


ELCA Synod Elects Its First Openly Gay Bishop

The Christian Post reports that a California-based synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop, over a year after the regional body removed its first-ever trans-identified bishop from office. Read more at the Christian Post


Ramsey County Aims To Boost Trust Between Law Enforcement, Legal System, And LGBTQ Communities

The Star Tribune reports that people who identify as LGBTQ are disproportionately likely to be victims of violent crime, but a history of harassment and discrimination by law enforcement and the legal system contributes to their being less likely to report crimes or trust investigators. Read more at the Star Tribune


Gavin Newsom Vetoes Bill Requiring Custody Decisions Involve Affirming Children’s Gender Identity

The Advocate reports that California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, vetoed a bill on Friday that would have made judges ruling in child custody cases consider whether a child’s parents were affirming of the child’s gender identity. Read more at the Advocate


Rishi Sunak Expected To Scrap Tory Plans For Conversion Therapy Ban

Pink News reports that the Tory government is reportedly set to backtrack once again on banning conversion therapy, after years of failed attempts and unkept promises. Read more at Pink News


‘Drag Queen Nuns’ At Dallas Church Spark Protest

The Dallas Express reports that activists protested a troupe of drag queens known for dressing up as Catholic nuns at an LGBTQ-friendly church in Dallas on Sunday. Read more at The Dallas Express

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