Homophobia

Berkshire Teacher Banned After Telling Students Gay People Are "Sick In The Head"

Science teacher Joshua Onduso has been convicted of saying offensive and homophobic words to his Berkshire students at The Reintegration Service for Moorside Community Center.

When asked by a pupil what he thought of gay people, Mr Onduso allegedly responded by saying: “Gay people have a disease.” He then pointed to his head and said: “They have something wrong upstairs.”

When another student then asked whether he thought gay people were like animals, Mr Onduso nodded and said that he did. He then allegedly added that they were “sick in the head”.

Mr Onduso’s defense lawyer argued to the professional-conduct panel at the National College for Teaching and Leadership that the reports of what Onduso said wasn’t his own but the words of teenagers in their retelling.

But, the panel didn’t accept that defense and later agreed with a witness who said if those comments were made up by students they would have contained more curse words.

As a report into the hearing states:

“The panel was therefore satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that Mr Onduso failed to demonstrate tolerance and respect for the rights and-or beliefs of others…

“Mr Onduso did not have proper and professional regard to the code of conduct of the school. He failed to act as a role model at all times.”

Eventually, Mr. Onduso was convicted as guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. This could even bring his teaching license into dispute.

Furthermore, Mr Onduso was banned from teaching indefinitely and now might have to additionally be reviewed for homophobic behavior.

Burundi Cracks Down On Gay People And Arrests Two Gay Teens

After Egypt and Indonesia, it seems that Burundi is the next country to ramp up its hunt against gay men.

Burundi police announced on October 6th, that they were enforcing a tough hunt on gay people and that they already had “several” incarcerated.

These “several” LGBTQ people are currently being imprisoned in the African state of Burundi and asked to pay hefty bribes. If they don’t, they face even more fines, beatings, and potentially two years in prison.

“The reason is just they are gay, and the government says it is against Burundian culture,” Bakari Ubena, a human rights journalist, told Gay Star News.

“Gay people must have a hidden life,’ Ubena added. "LGBT associations have been closed by police.”

Two days before this announcement, police arrested seven LGBTQ people (two of whom were under 18) who were a part of a youth commune.

It’s currently speculated that the reason they were arrested is that videos on Facebook show two men from the commune dancing together.

And it seems that this is just the most recent in a string of abusive and tyrannical acts by the Burundian government.

Burundi has a strict ban on homosexuality, which was enforced by the country’s president Pierre Nikurunziza back in 2009. Plus, Burundi was one of the 13 countries to rule against banning the death penalty simply for being gay (along with the US).

And according to Human Rights Watch, Burundi is in a “spiral of political violence and widespread human rights abuses’”

Viral Twitter Ad Tackles The Ever Stupid Phrase ... That Is So Gay

This quick ad on twitter is going viral.

The ad by New Zealand LGBTQ organization Rainbow Youth focuses on people using the word gay as a replacement for negative terms.

The idea is to combat this constant use of the word gay to sub-out other words like stupid, sad, disappointing, etc.

The ad, which you can find below, has already been viewed 200,000 times and shared 3,000 times through different accounts.

Watch what they’re all talking about down below.

 

 

 

 

Ghanaian's Gay Wedding Ignites Uproar And A Lawyer Calling For Revoked Citizenship

via MyNewsGH

The Ghanaian internet is currently heating up because of a gay wedding that happened… in America.

Stephen Kabutey Ofoi Ceasar (or Stephen Anertey Caesar as some media outlets are reporting) is a Ghanaian born man. He went to, and was a prefect (class leader) at, the Achimota (Motown) School in Accra, which boasts itself as a prominent British styled school that has bred future Ghanaian and Zimbabwean presidents as well as Nigerian governors.

After that, Ceasar reportedly lived in Mataheko, a suburb of Ghana’s capital city Accra, and yen.com.gh reports that he then went on to become a tv show host for Smash TV and entertainment program on Metro TV.

But it was Ceasar’s latest accomplishment that is getting the people’s attention and that is the fact that he got married… to a man.

Stephen Ceasar moved to the United States of America to get married to his now husband Ryan Lathrum. The two got married in Sonoma Valley, California with their families and some of Ceasar’s schoolmates present.

The problem is that footage and video of the event have gone online and Ghana has gotten wind of it. And several people are not happy about the event.

While most of these hateful remarks are just people shouting out into the void of the internet, there is one man trying to lead the charge to actually attack and affect Stephen Ceasar.

Dr Maurice Ampaw is a controversial Ghanaian lawyer who is trying to make sure that Ceasar can never walk foot on Ghanaian soil again. And he plans to do that by claiming the man is "persona non grata."

As Ampaw argued on social media, “Ghana’s laws are against gay marriage and anal sex is illegal so if he as a Ghanaian has married a gay partner then he must be forced to renounce his citizenship or we have to denounce his citizenship in entirety because he is an illegality and ought to be refused visa at the embassy….”

Dr. Maurice Ampaw / via Facebook

And it seems that Ampaw’s bark isn’t without some bite as he has expressed that desire to connect with government and embassy officials to talk about taking away Caesar’s citizenship.

“He is an illegal person and must not try to enter Ghana,” Ampaw stated, “He even ought to go ahead and denounce his Ghanaian citizenship because we would not allow someone who is gay and has married under gay laws to come and contaminate our people here….”

Stephen Caesar has yet to respond to all the uproar that’s sparked after his wedding.