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  • Hollywood's Other 'Open Secret' Besides Harvey Weinstein: Preying on Young Boys

    10/17/2017 8:40:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2017 | Ira Madison III
    'This is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world,' claimed former child actor Corey Feldman. Last week, former child actor Corey Feldman (Stand by Me, The Goonies) tweeted that he'd been asked for a statement about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual-harassment and rape allegations. It makes sense, since he has spent years speaking out about sexual abuse in Hollywood-not of women, but of young men. He has long alleged that pedophilia is the worst problem in Hollywood and that it's in part responsible for his best friend Corey Haim's eventual...
  • The Danger of President Pence(Hurl alert)

    10/16/2017 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | October 23, 2017, issue | Jane Mayer
    On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not getting...
  • The conservative conference Trump spoke at today featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy

    10/14/2017 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | 13th October 2017 | Joe Perticone
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, hosted by the far-right Christian organization The Family Research Council. The convention also featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy, which seeks to navigate homosexuals and their family members from an anti-gay perspective. The Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) organization, which was founded in 1998 "to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for their gay child if they support gay rights and affirm their child's self-proclaimed gay identity," distributed a...
  • Texas Democrats Hesitant to Embrace Gay Candidate for Governor

    10/14/2017 6:10:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 14, 2017 | Brent Scher
    A successful Dallas businessman pledging to spend in the seven figures out of his own bank account to run for governor in 2018 should be a great get for Texas Democrats. Yet the party doesn't seem to be getting behind Jeffrey Payne, whose business happens to be a gay bar. Payne, owner of gay leather bar The Dallas Eagle and winner of both the international and Texas Mr. Leather competitions in 2009, officially launched his campaign this week saying, "There's no reason to think that someone who is gay can't do a job, and here it's being governor and...
  • Scalise Will Speak At Anti-Gay Group’s Forum Months After Lesbian Cop Saved His Life(Hurl alert)

    10/08/2017 7:00:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 8th October 2017 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    A lesbian police officer might have helped save his life, but House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is still planning to speak at a conference for an anti-gay group. Scalise will address the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. The FRC is an anti-abortion, anti-gay conservative group and lobbying organization. FRC’s President Tony Perkins wrote a memo about the upcoming appearance, referencing the June shooting at a Virginia baseball field where Scalise and other Republicans were practicing for an upcoming charity game. The congressman was shot in the hip. “There were times...
  • Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out and goes on offensive rant

    10/07/2017 7:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2017 | Rick Moran
    A gay coffee shop owner in Seattle decided to kick out a group of Christian anti-abortion protesters, going on an expletive-laden, extremely offensive rant that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The group, Abolish Human Abortion, appeared not to be bothering anyone.  They weren't in the shop to proselytize or hand out literature.  They just wanted a cup of coffee. What they got was an obscene, even blasphemous rant from an unbalanced store owner. Daily Caller: The owner heatedly tells the Christians to leave his shop immediately in a video posted to Facebook by Abolish Human Abortion, Christian group...
  • Report: ‘Glee’ Star Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    10/04/2017 1:27:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 4, 2017 1:02 PM
    Salling will serve four to seven years in prison as part of the deal. Following his release from prison, he will be under supervision for 20 years, must register as a sex offender and must refrain from contact with children under 18, per documents obtained by the Daily News. Police arrested Salling and raided his Sunland home in December 2015 and seized a laptop, hard drive and flash drive they say contained images and videos depicting child pornography.
  • Macklemore's 'Same Love' takes centre stage at Sydney grand final

    10/01/2017 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st October 2017 | bbc news
    American artist Macklemore sang in support of gay rights at one of Australia's biggest annual sporting events during the country's vote on same-sex marriage. The singer performed a set ahead of kick-off in the National Rugby League (NRL) grand final in Sydney. Opponents had called for the song Same Love to be left out of the show to stop the event becoming "politicised". But Macklemore said it "was one of the greatest honours of my career". Australians are in the middle of a postal vote on whether gay marriage should be introduced. The poll is non-binding for the government, but...
  • Germans celebrate first gay marriage

    10/01/2017 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st October 2017 | bbc news
    Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin. Registry offices in several German cities were opening, unusually, on Sunday to allow couples to wed on the first day it was legally possible. Getting married will give gay couples the same tax advantages and adoption rights as heterosexual couples. Germany has allowed same-sex partners to enter into registered partnerships since 2001, but these did not give couples exactly the...
  • Leaflet at UKIP conference compares gays' 'alternative lifestyle' to Hitler & Yorkshire Ripper

    09/30/2017 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 4 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 29th September 2017 | Dan Bloom
    A leaflet available at UKIP's conference has compared the "alternative lifestyle" of gay people to that of Hitler and the Yorkshire Ripper. The leaflet, titled 'Homosexuality - the real alternative', was available on a stand this morning for the Support 4 The Family group at UKIP's annual get-together in Torquay. The conservative group did not write the leaflet, but does oppose gay marriage and transgender rights, and campaigns against what it calls "homosexual activism and gender bending at school." Signed by two Belfast clergyman, the leaflet says: "The phrase 'abusers of themselves with mankind' in the Bible... refers to the...
  • Who's next in North Korea? (3 choices:'in exile','girlish',or 'hidden')

    11/16/2005 2:21:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,080+ views
    IHT ^ | 11/15/05 | Choe Sang-Hun
    Who's next in North Korea? By Choe Sang-Hun International Herald Tribune TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005 SEOUL Kim Jong Il, the "Dear Leader" of North Korea, is pushing an age - 63 - when he is widely expected to designate a successor who will carry the mantle of power he inherited from his own father in the Communist world's first and only dynasty. But he has problems. His eldest son, Kim Jong Nam, 34, has not been home for years, wandering in self-imposed exile overseas and reportedly on the run from hit men hired by supporters of his stepbrothers. His second...
  • Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

    09/20/2017 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th September 2017 | BBC News
    Brazilian activists and celebrities have condemned a court ruling that approves a "cure" for gay people. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her licence revoked for offering so-called "conversion therapy". Rozangela Justino is an evangelical Christian who has called homosexuality "a disease". Critics have called the ruling regressive and medically unsound. Brazil's Federal Council of Psychology banned psychologists from offering treatments that claim to change people's sexuality in 1999. It said in a statement that the decision "opens the dangerous possibility of the use of sexual reversion therapies" and promised to...
  • Armed LGBT student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

    09/17/2017 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 116 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday, officials say. Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz, 21, refusing to obey multiple police commands to drop a knife. Schultz's mother said police should not have used lethal force. In a video filmed by fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying "Shoot me!" while continuing to advance on the officers. One...
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism

    09/13/2017 2:26:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th September 2017 | BBC News
    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish member of Israel's parliament has resigned after prominent rabbis criticised him for attending his gay nephew's wedding. Yigal Guetta revealed in a radio interview on Sunday that he had gone to the ceremony two years ago. He said that although same-sex marriage was against his religious beliefs he had wanted to make his nephew happy. But five rabbis accused Mr Guetta of desecrating God's name and demanded that the religious Shas party fire him. Same-sex weddings held in Israel are not sanctioned by the state. However, couples who wed abroad can register officially as married couples. In...
  • List of '10 Best Countries to Live in' (Supposedly): But Look Closely At Their Criteria

    09/13/2017 10:29:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2017 | Larry Alex Taunton
    In an earlier article, I mentioned that lists ranking the "top" or "best" countries in the world are all over the web. Well, a friend sent me one today. It was produced by Condé Nast Traveler and is typical of the genre.This is their list:1. Norway 2. Australia/Switzerland (tie) (Due to the tie for number 2, there is no number 3) 4. Germany 5. Denmark/Singapore (tie) (No number 6) 7. The Netherlands 8. Ireland 9. Iceland 10. Canada/The United States (tie)Curious about how they arrived at this ranking, I decided to look more closely at their criteria. The list is based...
  • While Milo Says He And 'Uncle Steve' Are Confirmed For Berkeley Free Speech Week, Confusion Lingers

    09/12/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/12 | Rhea Mahbubani and Gillian Edevane
    “The University cannot yet confirm exactly when or if they will be here, nor can it confirm a list of speakers," a UC Berkeley spokesperson said.Confusion is brewing at the University of California, Berkeley — once again about planned speeches by a number of controversial right-wing commentators. On Tuesday, a statement issued by MILO, Inc., a nonprofit headed by former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, began making the rounds on the Internet. It confirmed that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will attend Free Speech Week, organized by student group, Berkeley Patriot, between Sept. 24 and 27. Ann Coulter...
  • Edith Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

    09/12/2017 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th September 2017 | BBC News
    Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, has died aged 88. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor. Ms Windsor's Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time. She had sued the US government after being ordered to pay $363,053 (£224,940) in federal estate tax after her previous wife died. The couple had been partners for 44 years and had married in Canada in 2007. Ms Windsor argued that the provision...
  • Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

    09/11/2017 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers. The work has been accused of being "dangerous" and "junk science". But the scientists involved say these are "knee-jerk" reactions. Details of the peer-reviewed project are due to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. For their study, the researchers trained an algorithm using the photos of...
  • Australia same-sex marriage vote: PM comes out for Yes

    09/10/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th September 2017 | BBC News
    Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have come out in support of a campaign for same-sex marriage. More than 20,000 people gathered in Sydney to campaign ahead of a non-binding postal vote on changing Australia's marriage act. Mr Turnbull made a surprise appearance and speech at the launch of the New South Wales Yes campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten then addressed the crowd at the main rally. The non-binding vote to gauge support for changing Australia's Marriage Act will be sent out from 12 September, with a result expected in November. The survey will not have the power...