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Human rights groups call on Orthodox Church to embrace LGBT people

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Close up from a mural at St. Innocent Orthodox Church. Bil Browning BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two gay rights’ groups have called on the Orthodox Church to open up “safe spaces for dialogue and reconciliation” within the church for gays. In an open …

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Turkey uses tear gas to break up gay pride gathering

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A participant in the LGBT Pride event reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Emrah Gurel, AP ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Istanbul used tear gas and detained activists …

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Watch: Gay Cuban poet Richard Blanco pens moving tribute to Orlando

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. President Barack Obama and Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco look at a framed copy of “One Today,” Blanco’s inaugural poem, in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. Blanco recently revealed a poem about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Official White House …

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Pope: The Catholic Church should apologize to gay people

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Pope Francis Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en …

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Ab Fab stars lead London Pride parade as Patsy and Eddy

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Actresses Jennifer Saunders, center left, and Joanna Lumley pose for photographers during a photo call to promote the film ‘Absolutely Fabulous,’ during the annual Gay Pride parade in London, Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP Stars of the BBC sitcom …

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Man gets life in prison for stabbing teen at Jerusalem Pride parade

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. The Jerusalem Pride Parade takes place each July. At last year’s parade, a man stabbed six people, killing one teen. iTravel Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at …

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Small businesses boost LGBTQ benefits after Orlando shooting

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. FILE – This Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, shows signage outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. North Carolina is in a legal battle over a state law that requires transgender people to use the public restroom matching the …

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Brexit? Forget it! Enjoy these British bobbies proposing at Pride

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Two British police officers popped the question during the London Pride parade Saturday. Images from @metpoliceuk and ITV News via Facebook That vote by Britons to leave the European Union got you down? Don’t worry, ol’ chap. Here’s some awesome English Pride love sure …

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