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  • World Rugby's transgender ban a 'dangerous precedent,' critics say

    10/27/2020 5:58:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2020 | Alex Berg
    Two years ago, Grace McKenzie thought team sports were no longer an option for her. As a transgender woman, McKenzie said she didn’t think she’d be allowed to play after transitioning and was “pretty sad” because she has been a lifelong athlete. McKenzie, 26, said she was surprised when a player invited her to a practice with the Golden Gate Women’s Rugby Club in San Francisco. She went and has “never looked back,” because “the entire team was extremely welcoming and inclusive.” Now her sport is has become less welcoming to elite players. On Oct. 9, World Rugby, the sport's...
  • Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies [barf]

    10/20/2020 11:18:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Dissociated Presstitutes ^ | October 21, 2020 | Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker
    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against LGBTQ people and their children were in place for years at Trinity Schools Inc., both before Barrett joined the board in 2015 and during the time she served. The three schools, in Indiana, Minnesota and Virginia, are affiliated with People of Praise, an insular community rooted in its own interpretation of the Bible,...
  • Disney finally makes queer history with long-awaited bisexual lead

    08/11/2020 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 48 replies
    pink news ^ | AUGUST 10, 2020 | REISS SMITH
    Disney continues to make positive steps on LGBT+ representation, confirming for the first time that a lead Disney Channel protagonist is canonically bisexual. The Owl House, which airs on the Disney Channel, has previously dropped hints that its lead character Luz, a 14-year-old Dominican-American, might be queer. In the latest episode, viewers discovered that Amity was planning to ask Luz to go to prom with her, prompting creator Dana Terrace to confirm that at least one of them is bisexual. Terrace wrote on Twitter that it had always been her intention to include “queer kids in the main cast”. When...
  • Nolte: Men’s Health Wants Joe Rogan Blacklisted for ‘Vile Transphobia’0.

    07/23/2020 6:04:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2020 | John Notle
    Men’s Health is looking to get podcaster Joe Rogan blacklisted because he’s “putting lives in danger.” Oh, I’m sure Men’s Health would deny that all day long: Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph; we’re not looking to blacklist or cancel anyone, we’re just publishing an op-ed that disagrees with him, harrumph, harrumph, harrumph… Gimme a break. We all know how this bullshit of “safetyism” works on the fascist left. You fascists accuse someone you disagree with of making you or POC’s or whoever feel “unsafe,” and suddenly expression that speech become “violence” and that physical act of violent speech must be blacklisted and...
  • Poland divided as right-wing populists win again

    07/17/2020 5:23:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 July 2020 | Rachel Humphreys
    The re-election of Andrzej Duda as Poland’s president this week was by the narrowest of margins and has sent liberals in the country into a tailspin. Duda’s campaign pivoted away from pro-welfare messaging to one dominated by “family values” and hostility to the country’s LGBT communities. Christian Davies was covering the election for the Guardian and tells Rachel Humphreys that the result now clears the way for Poland’s ruling populists in the Law and Justice party to continue their politicisation of independent institutions such as the judiciary and the media.
  • The mother who took on America, Phyllis Schlafly - played by Cate Blanchett in a new TV drama - championed family values but dragged women to the Dark Ages (hurl Alert)

    07/10/2020 6:55:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd July 2020 | David Leafe
    When she first welcomed British 'morality' campaigner Mary Whitehouse to her home town of St Louis, Missouri, in December 1972, America's own self-appointed moral guardian, Phyllis Schlafly, might have wondered whether she was looking at a mirror image of herself. Both favouring twin-sets, the two women also sported stiffly lacquered hairstyles — but the similarities between them went far beyond their prim appearance. Middle-aged matrons they might have been, but both were experts at — and relished — riling their opponents. Hugh Carleton-Greene, the BBC's director-general between 1960 and 1969, was so often provoked by Whitehouse that he bought a...
  • Man who planned to attack London gay pride march jailed for life (Mohiussunnath Chowdhury)

    07/09/2020 11:53:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 09 2020 | Staff
    A man found guilty of plotting terrorist attacks on crowded central London tourist attractions including a Gay Pride march was jailed for life on Thursday. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, was told he must serve at least 25 years for preparing acts of terrorism. During his trial, Woolwich Crown Court heard how Chowdhury, from Luton north of London, divulged his plans to men he thought were his friends but who were in fact covert anti-terrorism officers. He told them he was considering targeting crowded central London tourist attractions and a Pride in London event, police said in a statement. “He also told...
  • NBC News called out over tweets about Trump’s Tulsa event and a 'packed' rally in Brooklyn

    06/15/2020 2:55:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    NBC News was called out late Sunday over a pair of tweets it sent about an hour apart that critics said showed bias when reporting on President Trump rallies and the protests that have emerged in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. NBC News first tweeted a link to a protest in Brooklyn and wrote, “Rally for Black trans lives draws packed crowd to Brooklyn Museum plaza.” About an hour later, the news outlet tweeted out another story, “President Trump plans to rally his supporters next Saturday for the first time since most of the country was...
  • 11 Ways to Take Action During Pride Month [Slide Show]

    06/09/2020 5:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | May 28, 2020 | Ashley Moor
    June is Pride Month, which means it's officially time to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community with parades, marches, and other events. At least, that's what it means most years. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pride will have to look a little different in 2020. But then, it's never been all about the festivities anyway. Whether you're a part of the LGBTQIA+ community or not, we've uncovered a variety of ways to take action during the month of June—from asking people about their preferred pronouns, to supporting businesses owned by LGBTQIA+ people.
  • J.K. Rowling slammed for defending concept of biological sex: 'It isn't hate to speak the truth'

    06/07/2020 10:57:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling faced another backlash Saturday after issuing a cheeky tweet on sex and gender that opened up a new chapter in her ongoing feud with LGBT advocates. "If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction," Rowling tweeted to her 14.5 million followers. "If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth." Rowling tweeted those comments around 6 p.m. ET. Within an hour, she was...
  • Warning to parents: Pixar's New Short Film 'Out' Features a Gay Protagonist

    05/23/2020 11:53:08 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Philip Ellis
    The newest short film in Pixar Animation Studios' SparkShorts series, Out, began streaming on Disney+ on Friday. The 9-minute movie centers on a gay man named Greg, who is excited to move in with his boyfriend, Manuel. There's just one problem: Greg hasn't come out to his parents yet. When they show up unexpectedly on his doorstep on moving day, Greg (with the help of his dog) rushes to hide who he really is at first... but then a magical twist of fate turns everything upside down. Out is the first Pixar movie to include a main character who is...
  • Under Lockdown, Parents Are Discovering Their Children Are LGBT And Dumping Them On The Street [UK]

    05/05/2020 7:05:59 AM PDT · by fwdude · 54 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 2, 2020 | Patrick Strudwick
    LGBT parents are suffering homophobic and transphobic abuse from their own children during the lockdown, a charity has revealed — while young LGBT people are being thrown out onto the street by parents who discover their child’s sexuality or gender identity. While homelessness caused by anti-LGBT rejection is not new, the context within this pandemic is, and so too is abuse from children directed at their own LGBT parents.
  • CBS News Employee With Coronavirus Shares Story From Rome Quarantine

    04/20/2020 7:43:57 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/16/2020 | Evan real
    but honestly, I feel like I've had colds and flus worse than this. I've never been totally out for the whole day in bed. I've been up, able to talk with people. So, for me, luckily, fortunately for me, it's been quite mild." He was interviewed on CBS This Morning by a concerned Gayle King. Apparently he had mild symptoms and quarantined with his husband. Should be ready to get back to reporting and bashing Trump soon.
  • Davie police chief said BSO deputy died of COVID-19 because he was gay, complaint says

    04/13/2020 2:23:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 04/11/2020 | Martin Vassolo
    ....a South Florida police chief tried minimizing their worries by claiming a Broward County deputy’s COVID-19 death was caused by his “homosexual” lifestyle... ...Tommy Reyes, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police — and a personal friend of Bennett — called Engle’s alleged comments about Bennett “disrespectful.” “Shannon was my friend... ....Bennett was 39 and a member of the LGBTQ community and had announced he was to marry in December. He contracted the virus while “in the line of duty,” BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony said....
  • A third of Poland has now been declared an ‘LGBT-free zone’, making intolerance official {boo hoo to TBGLs}

    02/26/2020 7:29:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 22 replies
    Pink news ^ | 25 Feb 2020 | Emma Powys Maurice
    A third of Poland has declared itself to be an official “LGBT-free” zone as local municipalities sign a pledge adopting resolutions against “LGBT propaganda”.Nearly 100 Polish municipal or local governments have now proclaimed themselves to be “free from LGBTI ideology”. Local authorities in these areas pledge to refrain from acts that encourage tolerance and must avoid providing financial assistance to NGOs working to promote equal rights. An “Atlas of Hate” map created by activists reveals the extent of Poland that has signed up to this pledge – and it covers an area greater than the size of Hungary.The area...
  • Bloomberg referred to trans-women as ‘it’ and ‘some guy in a dress’ (billionaire nerd strikes again)

    02/19/2020 3:45:21 AM PST · by Liz · 79 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/18/20 | Vincent Barone
    After a campaign ad touted the ex-NYC mayor as “incredibly sensitive” to the LGBTQ community, a video resurfaced of Bloomberg referring to transgender people as “he, she or it” and “some guy in a dress” — the second time he’s been caught making such comments. Bloomberg used the language to warn 2020 Democratic hopefuls against stressing transgender issues, arguing that they wouldn’t play well in middle America. “If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning...
  • Rush Limbaugh ponders a Trump debate against Pete Buttigieg: 'What's gonna happen there?'

    02/12/2020 11:13:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg wouldn't look masculine standing next to "Mr. Man" President Trump on a presidential debate stage because he is an openly gay married man. Democrats are “sitting there, and they’re looking at Mayor Pete, a 37-year-old gay guy ... loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage,” Limbaugh told his radio show listeners while discussing what he perceives as a weak Democratic field. “And they’re saying, 'OK, how’s this gonna look, a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s gonna happen...
  • Coca-Cola Wants Switzerland To Vote To Criminalize 'Homophobia'

    02/07/2020 7:05:01 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4th 2020 | Jamie Wareham
    Switzerland goes to the polls on February 9 in a national referendum that could criminalize homophobia–and Coca-Cola has made the bold move of supporting calls to make the anti-gay hate speech illegal. If the country approves the move, it will criminalize homophobia to the same extent as other forms of discrimination based on race, gender and religion. The Coca-Cola Company in Switzerland has publicly shared support for the initiative. Early indications are that the referendum has the majority support of Swiss voters, says The Local. But the campaign hasn’t been without controversy. The youth wing of the Swiss Peoples Party...
  • Drag queens to make historical debut — during Super Bowl LIV

    01/27/2020 7:58:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | 01 27 2020 | Liam Knox
    First, it was an unexpected appearance at President Donald Trump's impeachment hearings, and now it’s a barrier-breaking debut during one of the year’s most watched sporting events. Drag queens, for the first time, will appear in a Super Bowl advertisement. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni Kim Chi and Miz Cracker will make history in a commercial for hummus brand Sabra during the football championship game Feb. 2, when the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers. In the teaser for the ad campaign, which the New York-based company posted on its YouTube channel last week, Miz Cracker clumsily attempts...
  • Tennessee governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

    01/27/2020 11:38:31 AM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/24/2020 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has become the latest state to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if those organizations exclude LGBTQ families and others based on religious beliefs. Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill Friday without fanfare or an official announcement, making it the first law to be implemented in Tennessee this year. Previously, Lee said he endorsed the law because he believed defending religious liberty “is very important.” The Republican has often cited his Christian faith throughout his first term as governor. However, under the new law, current adoption practices in...