Tag: West Virginia

West Virginia Politician Compares LGBTQ Community to KKK

West Virginia State Representative Eric Porterfield is in hot water after he compared the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan on Feb. 8. The Republican representative made the inflammatory statement after speaking to a reporter regarding an anti-LGBTQ discrimination amendment. Porterfield was a staunch supporter of legislation crafted to…

Chicago Torturers 'Could have been Obama's children,' Tweets Teacher

A high school teacher in West Virginia has been suspended after her personal Twitter account was found filled with racially charged tweets. Mary Durstein was suspended, with pay, on Monday, according to the Herald-Dispatch. The tweet that initially garnered attention was in response to a photo of the four Black…

State Official who Called Michelle Obama 'Ape in heels' Gets Job Back

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio The woman who called First Lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” on Facebook and subsequently lost her job will return to work later this month, the Charleston-Gazette Mail reported. Related Story: Michelle Obama ‘Ape in heels,’ say County Director, Mayor Pamela Taylor served as the director…

Michelle Obama 'Ape in heels,' say County Director, Mayor

With less than two months left in the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama still cannot escape hateful racist rhetoric. Two state leaders have come under fire after one called the first lady an “Ape in heels” and the other agreed. Pamela Taylor formerly served as the director at the…

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws By Barbara Frankel There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign What Has Been Approved So Far Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence,…