Supporters of Virginia Gurrola say there was no reason to remove her from her post as mayor. But they say her position to support a proclamation designating the month of June as LGBT pride month, is the reason behind the shakeup.
“This is a real test for the authorities to demonstrate their commitment to the principle of non-discrimination which underlines the enjoyment of all human rights. Zambia’s human rights record is on trial.”
U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron each have made clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week that they are concerned about the abuse of LGBT rights in the vast nation stretching from eastern Europe to Asia.
Sweet Cakes by Melissa co-owners Aaron and Melissa Klein told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates used "militant, mafia-style tactics" to shut down the business.
Jared R. Olson, 23, posted photos on Facebook showing is bloody, battered face. He says he has broken facial bones and knocked-out teeth that will require reconstructive surgery costing about $50,000, and he says he doesn’t have health insurance.