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Anti-LGBTQ Far-Right Continues Harassing Santee YMCA

[UPDATE: On January 23 news broke that Joshua Cantor, the owner of Evolve Custom Automotive Restoration in Santee, CA, was arrested and charged with grooming and sexually assaulting two underage girls. Cantor previously hosted Mike Forzano’s group Exiled Patriots at his business for a June…

πŸ¦„ LGBTQ+, Racism

GOP Politicians Join White Supremacists at YMCA Hate Rally in Santee

Santee, CA – On Wednesday in suburban San Diego County, Republican officials promoted an apparent hoax falsely painting transgender people as violent predators. Among their supporters were clearly identifiable Proud Boys and at least one man with Nazi imagery tattooed on his head.

A 17-year-old…

πŸ¦„ Racism

Patriot Front Neo-Nazis Tied To Springfield, IL Hate Crime

Springfield, IL – Shortly after midnight on November 14, 2021, previously unreported leaked footage shows members of the neo-nazi group Patriot Front running up to the side of the Phoenix Center, a nonprofit providing housing, services and education to at-risk LGBTQ+ youth in central Illinois.…

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Straight Pride

Homophobic Stunts in Boston Part of Long-Term Far-Right Pattern

Boston, MA – More than 100 right-wing demonstrators flocked to an August 2019 event promoted as a “Straight Pride Parade” and described more recently as a “white nationalist” gathering by the mayor of a Boston suburb.
Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), the group organizing these…

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The Art of Creating Community: Bedtime Goose and Uproar Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN – Premiering in August 2017 in a cafe courtyard, Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories is a celebration of “the black, brown, indigenous, LGBTQI+ folk and Womxn in the arts scene of Minneapolis.” Dozen of dancers, poets, comedians and musicians have performed at the cabaret…