The Morning Pride: February 19, 2014


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– Hundreds of LGBT advocates continue to swarm the Idaho state Capitol demanding consideration of a nondiscrimination bill that protects sexual orientation and gender identity.

– A Dallas City Council committee approved a “Comprehensive Statement of Support” that would allow staff to better support LGBT employees and constituents.

– According to Pat Robertson, gay sex is “not very pretty.”

– A study of British gay men finds that 70 percent prefer not to use a condom, 80 percent don’t use a condom, and 94 percent they were more likely to have unprotected sex with a good looking guy.

– Gambian President Yahya Jammeh believes that gay people are “vermin” that need to be fended off just like malaria-causing mosquitos, “if not more aggressively.”

– Kenyan lawmakers are concerned that the country’s anti-gay laws are not being sufficiently enforced.

– In addition to the new anti-homosexuality bill, Uganda has also passed a bill banning miniskirts and not only pornography, but any digital photography of sex or nudity.

– According to Uganda’s Minister of Ethics, Simon Lokodo, the country is “tolerant” of gay people, as evidenced by the fact it isn’t slaughtering them: