CrossFit Spokesman is Anti-LGBT

Both sides of this story have the right to do what they have done. Mr Berger has the right to be a complete bigoted asshole and the CEO of CrossFit has every right to remove him from the company. Don’t expect people to just accept your attitude when you cannot accept who they are as an individual. I’d like to know why the Indianapolis location changed its mind, too. Not much was said about that.

A high-ranking CrossFit employee told BuzzFeed News that he has been placed on an unpaid leave of absence after tweeting his support for a CrossFit gym’s cancellation of a Pride event, citing his belief that celebrating LGBT pride is a “sin.”

Russell Berger, the mega-successful fitness company’s chief knowledge officer and often its de facto spokesperson, said he does not know how long his leave of absence will last. But his work — including his writing for the Russells, a blog about scientific misconduct that he maintains with colleague Russell Greene — has been put on hold at least temporarily, he told BuzzFeed News.

Berger got into hot water Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted about a CrossFit gym in Indianapolis, Indiana, where owners canceled a workout in honor of Pride Month. Many of the coaches and employees quit in protest, according to WTTV TV in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, the gym posted notices that it was shutting down.

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Violence. Period.

There’s too much hate in the world. Not only against LGBT folk, but of course that’s the main focus. Why has it become such a huge problem to be different than others? To have different skin color, to practice a different religion, to believe that weapons should be regulated (here in the US), but above all that love is for all, to whoever your heart deems worthy? Why are we allowing hate to rule us? To shame us. To destroy love. It makes me sick every time there’s an article of this nature, but I don’t know what the answer is anymore, because the majority still don’t want love to win.

TORONTO — When Alihan finally made his way home, he could barely move. His badly bruised back had a rotting smell to it he couldn’t get rid of, no matter how much he showered. He had been beaten so badly during the weeks he spent in prison without charge that the blood under his skin began to dry, curl, and become infected. He had a high fever and needed help using to the washroom, but his family was too afraid to bring him to a hospital or a specialist.

A soft-spoken man in his twenties with short brown hair, Alihan is one of dozens of men the authorities have identified as gay who have been captured and beaten in the Russian republic of Chechnya since last February.

“I could have died,” Alihan told BuzzFeed News in an interview conducted in Russian. “When I stood up, I couldn’t breathe.”

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PA State Lawmaker Proclaims Straightness

What a douchebag!! Just because someone touches you on the arm does not mean that he (or she) suddenly thinks you’re gay. If you have to stop a meeting to proclaim to one and all that you’re a heterosexual, perhaps you’re not. We’ve seen lots of evidence that the most vocal haters are the ones deepest in the closet.

A meeting of Pennsylvania state legislators that was supposed to be about a land-use bill went wildly offtrack Tuesday when a conservative lawmaker felt the need to loudly proclaim his heterosexuality.

Everything seemed business as usual until Rep. Matt Bradford lightly touched Rep. Daryl Metcalfe on the arm during Tuesday’s discussion. Metcalfe responded by interjecting, “Look, I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife, I love my wife, I don’t like men — as you might. But stop touching me all the time.”

“Keep your hands to yourself,” Metcalfe continued, as Bradford began to laugh. “If you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle who might like it. I don’t.”

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MS is Most Anti-LGBT State

I live in a state which shares a border with Mississippi. After reading this, I find myself not caring that the state is often left out of the narrative of hurricane coverage. With all this hate why should we remember they exist? Maybe I should feel some measure of happiness that they didn’t entirely exclude heterosexual people in their machinations.

This week, one of the nation’s most sweeping religious exemption laws, which allows for widespread discrimination based on “sincerely held religious beliefs of moral convictions,” went into effect in Mississippi. The law permits religious organizations to discriminate against same-sex couples, transgender people, unmarried couples, and people having sex outside of marriage—including single parents and heterosexual couples—in housing and employment. HB 1523 also authorizes government officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

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Scalise to Speak at Anti-LGBT Convention

This man is from my state and when I heard he got shot, I didn’t care. Still don’t care that his life was on the line. It’s just like him and all the rest of the scum representing this state to not truly appreciate the life of someone who sacrificed theirs for his. He makes me sick and very unhappy to be from the same state. That’s what all GOP assholes are like. They’d speak against a gay man or lesbian even if that person saved their lives.

Four months ago, Republican congressman Steve Scalise had his life saved by a heroic lesbian police officer.

Now, the House Majority Whip is set to speak on stage at a virulently homophobic hate group which has questioned if gay people should be executed.

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Lesbian Couple Brutally Beaten by Neighbors

I’m sorry to both of these women. I’m sorry we live in a world of hate. I’m sorry your neighbors are so ignorant and vile. I hope these two inhuman women are punished to the fullest extent of the law.

A lesbian couple has been viciously attacked in front of their home by two neighbours.

Isabel Gaviria and Maria Perilla, who live in Bogotá, Colombia, were confronted by Yackeline Hurtado and her daughter Angie Hurtado.

Colombia has taken many steps towards LGBT equality in recent times. Earlier this year,three gay men married each other to become the first legally polyamorous family in the country.

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US Votes NO in UN HRC LGBT Anti-Death Penalty

What can I say? We are PROUD to stand beside our friends in Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. We GOTTA have the death penalty for everyone and any situation.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to condemn the imposition of the death penalty for homosexuality – but the US voted against.

On Friday the United Nations body approved a motion opposing the use of the death penalty in an “arbitrarily or in a discriminatory manner”, including for homosexuality.

It called for the death penalty to be banned “as a sanction for specific forms of conduct, such as apostasy, blasphemy, adultery and consensual same-sex relations”, as well as criticising its use on minors, mentally ill people and pregnant women.

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You’re Gay? No Stay!

It’s unbelievable that this kinda thing can happen.

Gardiner had just returned to Vancouver and was looking for a temporary place to stay while he looked for a new apartment.

He found a listing on Craigslist for a bed in a shared space with the condition that someone staying over was an extra $10 per night. He said okay, and let the renter know his boyfriend would be staying over.

“When I used the word boyfriend, that’s when everything turned south,” Gardiner told BuzzFeed Canada.

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If you troll, don’t leave a phone number around

If you’re gonna troll someone, make sure your victim can’t repay you by calling family members to inform them of what you’re doing. Clearly “David” has a lot to learn about trolling.

It’s not uncommon for politicians to receive rather unpleasant messages from people who don’t agree with their views, but this comment posted by an internet troll definitely crossed the line. However, the harassed man accidentally brought up a comeback that was brilliant: he called his grandmother to talk about the troll’s hateful comment.

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