poppypicklesticks:

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

This is fucking disturbing 

too-luxurious:

Chattanooga Police are investigating a beating they say could be classified as a hate crime.

Police say the incident happened on Sunday morning just after 2 a.m. in the 2400 block of Dodson Avenue.

The victim told investigators four individuals attacked him at the same time. The victim advised that during the assault, the assailants shouted gay slurs and he was struck in the face with a hand gun.

The next day, the victim identified three of the four suspects. 

Police say the charges were upgraded to Aggravated Assault and classified as a hate crime due to the nature of the assault. 

Warrants have been issued on the three identified subjects. 
 
The victim, Terrance Eberhardt, has contacted NewsChannel9 and said that he has had to have two metal plates put in his mouth, forcing it to be wired shut.

"It’s a lot of hatred going on in the city between gangs and the homosexual community," he told us via email. Eberhardt also provided photos of his injuries.

Eberhardt says he is 19 years old and a recent graduate of Howard High School.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.

Depend on us to keep you posted on this developing story.

#JusticeForTerrance

(via bop1999)

euphoric-kitty:

radbun:

radbun:

is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase

Any of my followers willing to help CONTACT THEM ASAP