•   
  •   

World 'Homophobic Cowboy' Rails Against Pride Crosswalk in Viral Video

13:46  11 june  2021
13:46  11 june  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Giants will be first MLB team to wear Pride uniforms

  Giants will be first MLB team to wear Pride uniforms The Giants plan to celebrate Pride Month in a way unlike any Major League Baseball team to date. On Tuesday, the Giants announced that they will incorporate the 11 pride colors in their on-field uniforms with a San Francisco logo pride patch on the right sleeve of the jersey and a custom hat with the pride colors in the logo. San Francisco will don the uniforms Saturday in a home game against the Cubs.

A 71-year-old man was arrested in Saskatoon, Canada, after an incident involving the painting of a Pride crosswalk in the city's Broadway neighborhood on June 9.

people walking on a sidewalk: LGBT pride painted crosswalk. A man in Canada was arrested for a disturbance over the painting of a crosswalk. Getty Images. © Getty Images LGBT pride painted crosswalk. A man in Canada was arrested for a disturbance over the painting of a crosswalk. Getty Images.

According to a Saskatoon Police news release, officers were dispatched to a call of a disturbance at 9 p.m. The man, who was captured on video, was reported for "aggressively shouting at a group of individuals" and "attempting to remove road barricades."

Volunteers for local LGBTQ+ non-profit organization OUTSaskatoon, had been painting a rainbow and trans Pride crosswalk, to celebrate Pride month and in preparation for Saskatoon's Pride festival.

Tammy Bruce: Federal Request to fly gay pride flags at courthouses 'reinforces tribalism'

  Tammy Bruce: Federal Request to fly gay pride flags at courthouses 'reinforces tribalism' The Biden administration reportedly requested that the GSA seek to have US courthouses fly the gay pride flag on their grounds in honor of Pride Month, a move criticized Wednesday by “Fox News Primetime” host Tammy Bruce.Internal emails obtained by Fox News showed the forwarding of this request to staff within the GSA – the federal agency that provides for and manages the basic support services, real estate and communications for the various parts of the federal government.

Witness Logan Roberts told CBC that other locals had been honking car horns in support of them and even offering donuts while they worked. However, the man, who was later dubbed a "homophobic cowboy" online, allegedly began shouting racist slurs at some of the painters.

Roberts claimed to CBC that the man parked his car and walked back over to the crosswalk.

"Then he started grabbing the barricades that had been set up just for the safety while we were painting, and he started throwing them and yelling and saying how we were just stupid and destroying the country," he said.

The man was subsequently arrested and released on an appearance notice. He is expected to appear in court in November.

In a statement shared to Twitter, Saskatoon Pride and OUTSaskatoon said: "Last night there was an incident involving an individual who attempted to disrupt our #Pridewalk painting on Broadway & 10th. Their actions were fuelled by homophobic & racist comments which attempted to incite violence; the matter is now being handled legally.

Non-Binary 12-Year-Old Beaten at Florida Picnic For Wearing LGBT Pride Flag

  Non-Binary 12-Year-Old Beaten at Florida Picnic For Wearing LGBT Pride Flag The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office told Newsweek on Friday there is an "active and ongoing" investigation into a 12-year-old non-binary middle school student allegedly being physically attacked by classmates for displaying an LGBTQ pride flag at a school picnic.Leo Hoffman and their friends were enjoying the picnic when a male student grabbed the rainbow flag and threw it into a trash can last Friday, Leo's father Benjamin Hoffman told Bay News Nine.

"What happened last night in #yxe & the recent aggravated assault on a queer man in Toronto are reminders of the harassment & violence our #2SLGBTQ communities continue to face. Pride began as a protest to fight back against the violence & discrimination we face as a community and while Pride has evolved to also include celebration, there still remains plenty of basic rights & freedoms that we must fight for."

Various videos of the incident have been shared online, with one clip posted on Reddit gaining over 20,000 votes in nine hours. The post dubbed the man a "homophobic cowboy," thanks to his headwear choices and behavior.

Essa Bear, a volunteer painting the crosswalk, also shared her own footage to TikTok. In the video, the man can be seen walking towards another volunteer while knocking over barricades.

"I was invited to go paint some sidewalks down in my city, on Broadway, everything was donated, everything was free, people asked us to go and do this. This old man happened to drive by, and say a bunch of hateful sh*t. He drove by first before he came and did that," she said in a follow-up video.

Who Was Frank Kameny? Google Doodle Celebrates LGBTQ Rights Activist

  Who Was Frank Kameny? Google Doodle Celebrates LGBTQ Rights Activist When Frank Kameny was fired by the government for being gay, he embarked on a lifelong fight for equal rights. However, Kameny appeared to be interested in activism from an early age. According to NYC LGBT Sites, at the age of 15, Kameny said: "If I disagree with someone, I give them a chance to convince me they are right. "And if they fail, then I am right and they are wrong and I will just have to fight them until they change." Kameny's activism involved organizing one of the first gay rights advocacy groups in the U.S., years before the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

"The fact that he says we don't own the property. That we don't own the vicinity, we don't own Broadway. If anyone owns this land, it's me. Shout out to all the First Nations Indigenous people, we are still here, and i'm sorry that I can walk out and be free to be who i am and go paint some rainbows on a sidewalk. I'm sorry if that offends you," she added.

Newsweek contacted Essa Bear for comment.

Related Articles

  • '#KarmaIsReal': Boaters Harass Family With Pride Flag Moments Before Vessel Catches Fire
  • Women Allegedly Ask Same-Sex Couple to Stop Kissing in Public in Viral Clip
  • Non-Binary 12-Year-Old Beaten at Florida Picnic For Wearing LGBT Pride Flag

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

Pride 2021: Kristen Stewart, Lee Daniels, Steven Canals and More LGBTQ Entertainers of the Year .
In celebration of Pride Month, ET is once again recognizing those who had an impact in the entertainment industry.While several of 2020’s honorees -- Billy Porter, Dan Levy, Lena Waithe and Lil Nas X -- are still very much part of the conversation this year and have made history on the charts or during awards season, we wanted to celebrate a whole new list of established performers (Kristen Stewart, Leslie Jordan), notable up-and-comers (Ariana DeBose), and auteurs of film and TV (Lee Daniels).

usr: 0
This is interesting!