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  • Middle school invites drag queens to encourage students to be themselves

    05/18/2019 6:41:48 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2019 | Lauren M. Johnson
    In middle school, it's hard to be different. It's even harder if a student identifies as LGBTQ. This week, a couple of teachers at Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina, decided to enlist the help of some local drag queens to celebrate the unique differences between the school's students. Taylor Schmidt, an eighth-grade teacher at the school, and his colleague, Schara Brooks, saw the impact bullying and other negative behavior was having on students in their school who identify as LGBTQ. They said students were even leaving the school because of some of their experiences. In December,...
  • IKEA Canada raises rainbow flag to mark pro-LGBT ‘Day Against Homophobia’

    05/17/2019 7:43:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17th May 2019 | Lifesitenews
    IKEA locations in Canada raised a rainbow flag today to commemorate the pro-homosexual “International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia.” IKEA Canada president Michael Ward said raising the pro-homosexual flag symbolizes IKEA’s commitment to “diversity and inclusion.” "At IKEA, caring for people, diversity and inclusion are embedded in our vision and in our values," he said. "We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents and where they can be themselves." Workers at the global home furnishings retailer joined in gay festivities throughout Canada, according to...
  • Pete Buttigieg says Pence is advancing 'homophobic policies'

    05/17/2019 3:31:16 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 5/17/19 | Josh Lederman
    CHICAGO — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Friday accused Vice President Mike Pence of advancing “homophobic policies,” saying that while he doesn’t know whether Pence is truly homophobic, his policies are “hurting other people” just the same. “I don’t know what’s in his heart,” Buttigieg told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview airing Friday. But, he added, “if you’re in public office and you advance homophobic policies, on some level it doesn’t matter whether you do that out of political calculation or whether you do it out of sincere belief.” “The problem is, it’s hurting other people,”...
  • Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

    05/05/2019 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2019 | Jay Reeves
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in rural South Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. “You know him?” Carter had said earlier in reference to Buttigieg, drawing a laugh from the crowd. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Scores of people arrived before dawn for a chance...

    05/04/2019 7:28:03 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/4/19 | Gillian Edevane
    Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg did his best Friday night to ignore a small but vocal group of protesters who yelled anti-gay slurs and told him to "repent" during a speech in Dallas, Texas. Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was speaking at an event for the Dallas County Democratic Party when he was interrupted several times by a handful of protesters who hurled, among other anti-gay remarks, "marriage is between a man and a woman" and "what about the babies?" Part of the interruption was caught on video by CNN reporter DJ Judd. Rather than confront the...
  • Dissenter BANNED From Firefox browser...

    05/04/2019 7:25:30 AM PDT · by GraceG · 47 replies
    Woke up this morning to find out that Firefox just disabled Dissenter along with a few other web-add-ons in my browser... for "Security" reasons... Isn't it always the same... they Sacrifice OUR RIGHT to free speech using the excuse of an Security Update...
  • Polish leader: LGBT rights an import that threatens nation

    04/24/2019 10:51:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2019
    The chairman of Poland’s conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. […] His Law and Justice party has made opposition to LGBT rights a campaign issue, which Kaczynski called “a direct attack on family and children.” Calling the LGBT rights movement “imported,” he said it “actually threatens our identity, our nation, its continuation and therefore the Polish state.” …
  • Stop & Shop employee says union members subjected him to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment

    04/22/2019 6:17:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    A Stop & Shop employee in western Massachusetts says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment from union members when he crossed the picket line, according to a federal complaint. The employee filed federal unfair labor practice charges last week against United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 in Springfield. Among other charges, the employee claims that he was led to believe he would be fired from the Northampton store if he resigned from the union and went to work during the strike. He also alleged that he was harassed when he did cross the picket line, according...
  • United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

    04/20/2019 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2019 | David Crary
    There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted by U.S. conservatives teamed with most of the...
  • Buttigieg: ‘Think of Something Really Gay — That’s How Gay I Am’

    04/20/2019 12:36:42 PM PDT · by MNDude · 167 replies
    I’m from Indiana, I’m gay as a — I don’t know, think of something really gay — that’s how gay I am,” he said in an interview. “I’m used to bullying,” Buttigieg replied. “I think you confront it, initially, and move on.” He said that as a presidential candidate he would focus on calling out Trump’s behavior but remain intent on changing the subject to his own agenda. Buttigieg quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saying that “darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.”
  • NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian criticized for calling Chelsea Manning 'he,' 'him'

    04/14/2019 3:33:06 PM PDT · by upchuck · 70 replies
    Wash Times ^ | April 11, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    ... Media Matters for America accused Mr. Dilanian of “repeatedly misgendering” Ms. Manning by using he/him pronouns during two broadcasts covering the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday. According to clips posted by Media Matters and Mediaite, Mr. Dilanian indeed used “he” and “him” when referring to Ms. Manning on “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” and “MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson.” ... “Chelsea Manning was an Army private stationed in Iraq, he was downloading hundreds of thousands of top-secret U.S. government files from the military and from the State Department, and he was sending them to Assange and...
  • Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 presidential campaign

    04/14/2019 3:47:41 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 14, 2019 | Adam Edelman
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially announced his presidential bid Sunday afternoon, hoping to make history as the youngest-ever, and the first-ever openly gay, commander in chief. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd inside a downtown tech hub that had once been the home of a long-ago-shuttered Studebaker car factory, Buttigieg promised to bring to the country the kind of change and innovation he’d helped to instill in his native South Bend. "My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete. I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. And I...
  • Pete Buttigieg says capitalism a threat to democracy

    04/07/2019 7:11:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 07, 2019 11:34 AM | Sean Higgins
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that capitalism is a potential threat to democracy, even in the United States. "America is a capitalist society but it has to be a democratic capitalism. That is really important and it is slipping away from us. When capitalism comes into tension with democracy, which is more important?" the South Bend, Ind., mayor said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I believe democracy is more important. When you have capitalism capturing democracy, where you have the kind of regulatory capture where powerful corporations can arrange the rules for their benefit, that's not real capitalism,"...
  • The “Equality Act” Racing Through Congress Is Really A Loophole For Pedophiles To Game The System

    04/05/2019 9:45:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | April 3, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    When the Supreme Court destroyed the institution of marriage in one fell swoop with the Obergefell V. Hodges ruling, liberals, and LGBT advocates mocked us for predicting the slippery slope we now find ourselves on. Our children are growing up in a world where gender is supposedly fluid (unless we’re using it to get what we want) and love is whatever we want it to be. It was only a matter of time before the insanity of the culture would set the stage for pedophilia follow on the coattails of homosexuality and become a normalized sexual orientation. Under the so-called...
  • Gay rights groups sue over Arizona’s ‘no promo homo’ law

    03/30/2019 6:26:19 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | March 29, 2019 | Howard Fischer
    Two gay rights organizations filed suit Thursday in federal court in Tucson challenging the legality of what some call Arizona’s “no promo homo” law. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Equality Arizona and an unnamed Tucson gay student, says the law “facially discriminates against non-heterosexual students on the basis of sexual orientation and places them in an expressly disfavored class.” At issue is a section of the state education code that prohibits instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” or “portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style” when teaching about AIDS and HIV. That, according to attorneys, is unconstitutional because it...
  • Azusa Pacific removes ban on same-sex romantic relationships a second time

    03/20/2019 7:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Azusa Pacific University, a major California-based Christian school, has once again opted to remove a ban on same-sex romantic relationships. The University changed their student guidelines on inappropriate sexual behavior last Thursday, removing the ban on homosexual relationships, according to a report by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune published Saturday. Azusa Pacific University spokesperson Rachel White explained in comments emailed to The Christian Post on Tuesday that the changes were part of an overall update of the undergraduate student handbook. “The old handbook, produced decades ago, underwent a significant revision and redesign after input from student leaders, board, administration, faculty,...
  • Polish Bishops Reject LGBT+ Declaration

    03/19/2019 5:28:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/15/19 | Anita Carey
    'Everyone has the right to demand from public authorities protections of a child against demoralization'WARSAW, Poland ( - The Polish bishops are condemning a charter that claims to introduce protections for "LGBT rights" but instead proposes discrimination against those that are not supportive of it, pushing immoral and unchaste sexual education to children. Aimed at implementing anti-discrimination measures and introducing sexual education that complies with the World Health Organization (WHO) standards, Warsaw's mayor, Rafał Trzaskowski, signed the "LGBT+ Declaration," in February. In 2016, Poland has been accused by the European Union's Commission for Human Rights of violating women's human rights....
  • Rep. Cicilline: We Can’t Allow ‘Religious Freedom’ to Be Used to Discriminate Against LGBT

    03/16/2019 3:02:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 15, 2019 | 3:08 PM EDT | Dimitri Simes and Alex Madajian
    On March 13, House and Senate Democrats introduced H.R. 5, the Equality Act, a proposal to expand protections in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to people based on their sex, sexual preference or gender identity. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who is openly gay, said conservatives would "use fear” to stop the legislation and asserted, “we cannot allow claims of religious freedom to be used to discriminate against an LGBT individual.” At a Capitol Hill press conference alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Cicilline said, “We know that in...
  • Irish PM brings partner to meet Mike Pence and delivers pointed remarks on sexuality

    03/14/2019 7:50:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 62 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 14 Mar 2019 | Luke O'Neil
    Warning: Hypocritical hit piece The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, who is gay, brought his partner to a meeting on Thursday with the US vice-president, Mike Pence, a conservative Christian once dubbed “the face of anti-LGBTQ hate in America”. Varadkar, who is in Washington this week to reaffirm the longstanding shared history between the two countries, brought his partner, Matt Barrett, to a St Patrick’s Day breakfast at the vice-presidential residence at the Naval Observatory. Varadkar tweeted that he and Barrett had received a “warm reception” at Pence’s home, but in pointed remarks to Pence and gathered media, he also...
  • Cory Booker: ‘Transgender Servicemembers Are Heroes’

    03/10/2019 9:09:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 10, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    ( - Sen. Cory Booker sent out a Tweet on Saturday night that transgenders who serve in the U.S. military are heroes and that President Donald Trump’s policy of banning transgenders from the military is a national security threat. Booker’s Tweet was linked to a Tweet by the Human Rights Campaign that featured a video of transgender former service members speaking about their experiences in the military. “Transgender servicemembers are heroes, just like all other servicemembers risking their lives for their country,” Booker said in his Tweet. “President Trump’s effort to ban them doesn’t just fly in the face of...