6 June 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on LGBTI rights


Bill to Ban Bias in Foster Care and Adoption Reintroduced
The Advocate, 05 Jun 2019

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives today reintroduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, aimed at prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people who seek to adopt or foster a child, and, in a new provision, preventing LGBTQ young people in the child welfare system from being subjected to conversion therapy. 


YouTube's 'confused' response to anti-gay slurs
BBC News, 05 Jun 2019

YouTube is one of many companies that has given its logo a rainbow-themed makeover to show support for LGBT rights - but, underneath the colourful veneer, a row has erupted over how the video-sharing site enforces its own hate-speech policies. 


It’s LGBT pride month, but three guys in Boston want a permit for a ‘Straight Pride’ parade
The Washington Post, 05 Jun 2019

Pride Month kicks off in Boston on Tuesday with a lights event, a paint night — and preparations for a possible “Straight Pride Parade” this summer. The event to celebrate heterosexuality in one of the nation’s most gay-friendly cities is meant to poke fun at the “identity politics” of the political left, organizer Mark Sahady wrote in a Facebook comment.


Trump’s Celebration of L.G.B.T. Rights Is Met With Criticism
The New York Times, 01 Jun 2019

President Trump has said that his administration would lead an effort to decriminalize homosexuality around the world, eliciting condemnation from activists who pointed to the administration's moves to dismantle protections for gay, bisexual and transgender people. 


Trump Sued Over Plan to Let Adoption Agencies Reject Gay Couples
Bloomberg, 30 May 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union said it's suing the Trump administration over a reported plan to make it easier for taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples on religious grounds -- a proposal that's already been implemented in South Carolina.