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  • The naked truth! Caitlyn Jenner is planning to unveil her new body after gender reassignment [tr]

    04/20/2017 9:54:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2017 | Ruth Styles
    Caitlyn Jenner is planning to take it all off for a nude photo shoot, DailyMail.com can disclose. Jenner, 67, completed gender reassignment surgery in January, according to her new memoir, ‘The Secrets of My Life’. The photo shoot promises to be Caitlyn's finest hour since she first announced her transition in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in April 2015 and revealed her new look in a Vanity Fair spread the following July. Although the Kardashian-Jenner clan is said to be ‘wholly supportive’ of Jenner’s transition, sources close to the family say the prospect of a nude shoot is ‘their...
  • Harvard tells students gender can 'change from day to day'

    04/20/2017 7:47:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 20, 2017 | Peter Van Voorhis
    The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.” The guide, which was distributed to students on campus, declares that “there are more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing,” adding that someone’s gender identity “can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways,” and can even “change from day to day.”
  • An Atlanta Theater Faces Criticism for Gay Versions of Bible Stories

    04/17/2017 11:34:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sopan Deb
    What if it really was Adam and Steve? That’s what the Out Front Theater Company in Atlanta, which stages shows created only by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, will set out to answer for audiences during a three-week run of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” starting April 27. However, its decision to do so has provoked a torrent of criticism over the play, which has been called “blasphemous.”
  • 'You perpetrated a lie': The moment Dr Phil confronts race-faker Rachel Dolezal [tr]

    Race-faker Rachel Dolezal has been confronted by Dr Phil in a hard-hitting interview. In a promo for the show which will air on Monday, Dr Phil confronts the white woman who claims to identify as an African-American despite being born in Montana to white parents.  He asks her: 'You pretended to be black. You perpetrated a lie. You agree with that, right?   To Dr Phil's shock, 39-year-old Dolezal, who identifies as 'transracial', responded: 'No.'
  • Teens are becoming transgender because it’s trendy, expert says

    04/15/2017 6:55:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 103 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 04/12/2014 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Children think it's cool to be transgender and they're trying the self-identity out in droves, claims an Australian psychiatrist. Psychiatrist Stephen Stathis, who runs the gender clinic at Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and is responsible for diagnosing gender dysphoria, reports that “many” youth are “trying out being transgender” in order to stand out. Apparently, declaring oneself “transgender” is trendy. “One said to me, ‘Doctor Steve ... I want to be transgender, it’s the new black,’” Stathis related. {..snip..}
  • LGBT

    04/15/2017 11:12:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
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  • Transgender beauty queen says she had to work 'a lot harder' than her fellow Britain's [tr]

    04/14/2017 6:36:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2017 | Unity Blott
    She made headlines this year as the first ever contestant on Britain's Next Top Model. But the dream came crashing down for Talulah-Eve Brown tonight as she became the next contestant to be booted off the cut-throat modelling contest. The 5ft 8in beauty queen, from Burton-on-Trent, was eliminated by judges in dramatic scenes on Thursday night's episode - and in a poignant interview she tells FEMAIL she had to 'work harder' than her fellow contestants. 'There were times when I really envied them and thought, I wish I could wear those leggings without a bulge. But I tried not to...
  • Trump Jr. mocks Pa. college's LGBT students, supporters 'afraid' of Chick-fil-A on campus

    04/13/2017 5:31:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2017 | Colin Deppen
    While his father was busy insisting that U.S.-Russia relations would survive this latest round of frost, Donald Trump Jr. was tweeting about fast food on college campuses. Well, one campus in particular: Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where LGBT students and their supporters say they fear the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to a campus food court because of the company's "questionable history on civil rights and human rights."
  • Rethinking monogamy today

    04/13/2017 8:11:02 AM PDT · by walford · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2017 | Ian Kerner
    "Most people enter their first relationships with the traditional idea of sexual exclusivity. It's just the way we're socialized in our culture." For some couples, non-exclusivity might take the form of attending "play parties" together and swapping partners, watching other couples have sex, dating other people or even entering into polyamorous relationships with multiple partners. Determine what's OK and what's not.
  • ‘Bathroom bill’ gone, but California keeping ban on travel to North Carolina

    04/12/2017 8:22:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 12, 2017 | Adam Ashton
    Attorney General Xavier Becerra won’t lift a ban on publicly funded travel to North Carolina even though the Southern state repealed the law that California Democrats condemned as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. North Carolina’s repeal of its House Bill 2, the so-called “bathroom bill,” late last month persuaded the NCAA to lift its own ban on sponsoring championship collegiate sporting events there. Becerra found the repeal inadequate, noting that North Carolina’s new law bans local governments and universities from passing their own anti-discrimination laws. A number of civil rights organizations, such as Equality California, denounced North Carolina’s repeal...
  • North Carolina lawmakers threaten UNC’s, NC State’s ACC membership if league boycotts state

    04/12/2017 1:06:29 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 April 2017 | Matt Fortuna,
    North Carolina lawmakers filed a bill on Monday that would pull North Carolina and NC State from the Atlantic Coast Conference if the conference boycotted the state again amid the fallout of House Bill 2. House Bill 728 says that if a college conference boycotts North Carolina, then state schools that are a part of that conference would be prohibited from extending the grant of media rights to that conference. The ACC and NCAA had pulled championship events out of North Carolina until HB2 — known as the “bathroom bill” — was repealed. The bill, which was widely decried as...
  • North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says

    04/12/2017 12:55:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2017 | Mark Berman
    A day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is dead on arrival. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a curt statement Wednesday shooting down the bill known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act.” Moore said lawmakers would not hear the bill, which prompted a new round of criticism this week for a state already drawing negative attention for its transgender bathroom law.
  • Two gay men face 100 lashes in Indonesia after vigilante mob storm into their house and [tr]

    04/11/2017 6:55:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2017 | Dave Burke
    Shocking video showing two gay men being slapped by vigilantes who broke into their home before handing them over to police has sparked international condemnation. The men, both in their 20s, are being detained in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where they could face 100 lashes for having homosexual relations. The footage shows one of the distressed men, who was completely naked, speaking to his family on a phone, while telling one of the vigilantes: 'Please brother, please stop.'
  • 20,000 lesbians come out to party in Palm Springs for an annual weekend of fun in the sun [tr]

    04/09/2017 7:13:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2017 | Katie Fustich
    Summer came early for the lesbian community, who flooded Southern California to soak up some rays at an annual five-day festival in Palm Springs that is entirely dedicated to lesbian women, and cultural appreciation.  The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has become known as one of the wildest weekends in the lesbian community, and this past weekend's debauched event - the 27th in the festival's history - looks to have been no different.
  • Top Vatican and US Church Officials Back New Gay-Friendly Book

    04/08/2017 12:00:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/7/17 | David Gibson
    (RNS) The Vatican’s point man on family issues and a U.S. cardinal who is close to Pope Francis have both blurbed a new book by a Jesuit priest and popular author that calls on the Catholic Church to be more respectful and compassionate toward gay people. They called it “brave, prophetic, and inspiring” and a “much-needed book.” Such positive language from such senior church leaders is extraordinary and another sign of how Francis is reorienting the church toward a more pastoral focus. “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect,...
  • The Target boycott cost more than anyone expected — and the CEO was blindsided

    04/07/2017 12:26:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | April 6, 2017 | Hayley Peterson, Business Insider
    Target triggered a nationwide boycott last year with a single blog post — and it turns out the message was as big of a shock to the company's CEO as it was to some shoppers. The blog post, published in April 2016, publicized a policy that said transgender customers were welcome to use the bathroom or fitting room that matched their gender identity. "Everyone deserves to feel like they belong," the post said. "And you'll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target." Target CEO Brian Cornell never approved the post and found out about it only after it was...
  • Ithaca schools, human rights office object to withdrawal of transgender guidelines

    04/05/2017 8:02:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved ^ | APRIL 5, 2017 | BY KELSEY O'CONNOR
    ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca City School District and Tompkins County Office of Human Rights have sent out a joint statement reassuring the community that transgender students will be protected in schools. They issued a statement this week in objection to the decision by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to withdraw federal guidelines regarding transgender students in schools. "Please know that we remain committed to the vigorous support for a student’s right to be respectfully treated according to their gender identity and to be free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying. We encourage all school districts in Tompkins County...
  • Court: Workplace discrimination against gays is prohibited by federal law

    04/05/2017 5:57:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2017 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that workers may not be fired for their sexual orientation, becoming the highest court in the country to find that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gays from workplace discrimination and setting up a possible Supreme Court battle. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, based in Chicago, found that instructor Kimberly Hively was improperly passed over for a full-time job at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Ind., because she was a lesbian. While the Civil Rights Act does not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, it...
  • Outing Christian Bigots In Australia [Wear a Ring for LGBT Marriage]

    04/04/2017 8:00:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    American Conservartive ^ | April 3, 2017 | Rud Dreher
    In this space, I have mentioned the concerns of several Christian readers that they will face pressure in their companies to declare themselves in favor of same-sex marriage, or stand exposed as “bigots” and marginalized. This is now happening in Australia. A reader there sends this story from The Australian. Excerpts: Some of the country’s biggest businesses have upped the ante in the crusade for marriage equality by asking Australians to wear a specially designed “acceptance ring” until same-sex marriage is legalised.
  • Not Attracted to Someone? You May Be a 'Casual Racist'

    04/03/2017 12:17:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Are you a racist if you aren't physically attracted to certain features? Of course not. Everyone has preferences that catch our eye. Maybe you like redheads, or women who look like Beyonce, or both or neither. Having such preferences means you're a human. But if you don't suppress these preferences, you're a racist according to this Social Justice Warrior: