Martin Blackwell, a Black Georgia truck driver, unleashed a vicious boiling water attack on a same-sex couple back in February. Blackwell was slapped with a 40-year sentence in a Fulton County court this past Wednesday (Aug. 24) after pouring the water on his girlfriend’s son and a partner.
Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana drew the ire of legendary singer Elton John after its chiefs Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana stated their opposition to gay parents adopting children. In response, John and other entertainers are calling for a boycott of the designers’ brand using the #BoycottDolceGabbana hashtag.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been battling a public relations nightmare after the passing of his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, with officials saying that the law was misunderstood earlier this summer. President Museveni, feeling the economic pressure of the trade sanctions and halted international donations, is considering taking a new look at the controversial law.
Chris Culliver, the San Francisco 49ers player who made headlines over his anti-gay remarks has given both an apology and explanation. According to Culliver he’s not homophobic and was merely held hostage by the voices in his head.
A pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration has been removed over his anti-gay remarks. Rev. Louis Giglio, of Atlanta decided to pull out of the gig, which he announced today.