Sweden to deport gay soccer player back to Liberia, where he will be jailed, beaten and raped

Even as the “gayest” team in the Olympics, the Sweden women’s soccer team, advanced to the gold-medal match in Rio, we’ve learned that Sweden plans to deport a Liberian gay soccer player who had sought safety in Sweden. Andrew Nagbe was reportedly detained by immigration services at a recent pride festival in Sweden because his papers were not in order. Now the country will deport him to Liberia, which is just about the worst country in the world on LGBT issues. If he is deported to Liberia, Nagbe faces a judicial system that has criminalized homosexuality. Facing a one-year prison sentence, Nagbe knows… Keep Reading


Anderson Cooper was Tim Cook’s guide for coming out as gay

Two years ago, in an essay in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Apple CEO Tim Cook told the world he was gay. “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote. In doing so, he became the first publicly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The essay, which came just days after Cook stood in the capitol in his home state and called out Alabama for being “too slow on equality for the LGBT community,” was no spur of the moment decision. In an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, Cook said “it had been planned for actually… Keep Reading


No Jail Time For Hasidic Neighborhood Patrolmen Who Brutally Beat Gay Black Student

Two men who attacked a fashion student in south Williamsburg in December 2013, were sentenced to three years of probation and 150 hours of community service on Tuesday.  Pinchas Braver, 22, and Abraham Winkler, 42, were among five men arrested in 2014 for the 2013 attack on Taj Patterson, 25. Braver and Winkler, along with Aharon Hollender, 31, Mayer Herskovic, 24 and and Joseph Fried, 28, attacked Patterson early in the morning on December 1st as he walked home from a party on Flushing Avenue near Spencer Street. Patterson, who is gay, said the men yelled homophobic slurs at him as they beat him. “I was alone.… Keep Reading

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