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  • Billy Graham leaves painful legacy for LGBTQ people

    02/22/2018 6:49:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | John Paul Bremmer
    Evangelicals across the country are mourning the death of Billy Graham, an influential preacher who died in his home in Montreat, North Carolina, on Wednesday. But while some are celebrating his legacy, others are grappling with the lasting damage his actions have done to their communities. Over the course of Graham's 99 years of life, he reached millions of Christians around the world and had an outsized impact on the national political landscape. For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, however, Graham was a crusader against them, one whose efforts shaped the religious right into an anti-LGBTQ political...
  • Trump Jr. slams Olympic medalist Adam Rippon

    02/13/2018 6:01:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | 8:48pm | Joe Tacopino
    Donald Trump Jr. slammed US Olympic medalist Adam Rippon for the athlete’s criticism of Vice President Mike Pence’s position on gay rights. The president’s eldest son was responding to a report that claimed Rippon — an openly gay figure skater — did not want his Olympic experience to be “about Mike Pence.” “Really?” Trump Jr. retorted. “Then Perhaps you shouldn’t have spent the past few weeks talking about him. I haven’t heard him mention you once???” Rippon, 28, helped the US win a bronze medal in figure skating on Sunday. He has been openly critical of Pence leading the US...
  • 'We're here. We're queer. Get used to it': Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon [tr]

    02/09/2018 12:14:08 PM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang on Friday night was one for the history books as an openly gay athlete marched with Team USA for the first time in the history of the Winter Games. And it was not just one out-and-proud American who entered the newly constructed stadium in South Korea for the kick-off to the 16-day affair, but three: freestyle skiier Gus Kenworthy, figure skater Adam Rippon and speed skater Brittany Bowe.
  • Not just boy and girl; [several orders of magnitude] more teens identify as transgender

    02/05/2018 11:39:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 5, 2018 | Lindsey Tanner
    Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated that nearly 3 percent are transgender or gender nonconforming, meaning they don't always self-identify as the sex they were assigned at birth. [Snip] The study is an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of almost 81,000 Minnesota teens. Nearly 2,200 identified as transgender or gender nonconforming. The study found that these kids reported worse mental...
  • I’m a White Man. Hear Me Out.

    08/13/2017 3:02:22 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 33 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Frank Bruni AUG. 12, 2017 | Frank Bruni AUG. 12, 2017
    I’m a white man, so you should listen to absolutely nothing I say, at least on matters of social justice. I have no standing. No way to relate. My color and gender nullify me, and it gets worse: I grew up in the suburbs. Dad made six figures. We had a backyard pool. From the 10th through 12th grades, I attended private school. So the only proper way for me to check my privilege is to realize that it blinds me to others’ struggles and should gag me during discussions about the right responses to them. But wait. I’m gay....
  • U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

    07/27/2017 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner
    The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a friend of the court brief, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Wednesday that Congress never intended Title VII, which bans sex discrimination in the workplace, to apply to gay workers. The department also said the court owed no deference to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that enforces Title VII...
  • NDP Calls On Trudeau To Condemn Trump's 'Despicable' Trans Military Ban

    07/26/2017 12:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | July 26, 2017 | Ryan Maloney, Senior Politics Editor
    New Democrats are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn Donald Trump's move to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, a decision the party's defence critic says is based on "ignorance and hate." "Prime Minister Trudeau must denounce this policy immediately in order to demonstrate that Canada not only respects human rights but that we will stand up against discrimination, even when the source is our closest neighbour and strongest ally," Randall Garrison said in a statement Wednesday. Garrison, who also serves as the NDP critic for LGBTQ issues, said the Trump administration is using hate...
  • Teen Magazines Launch the Pronoun Wars

    06/30/2017 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Some of the most aggressive cultural propaganda today is coming from magazines for teenagers. The biggest crusade is about sex (yes, as soon as possible) and gender, where biology is completely negotiable, and incorrect or bizarre pronouns are nonnegotiable. Teen Vogue Digital Editorial Director Phil Picardi declared: "For the past year or so, we've made a concerted effort to limit (and, eventually, banish) heteronormativity from all of our content ... we use gender neutral pronouns in almost all contexts. Our readers have appreciated the shift, and often help police our language." Likewise, Seventeen magazine Executive Editor Joey Bartolomeo announced, "We...
  • US Support for Same-Sex Marriage Soars; Most Catholics Approve

    06/29/2017 7:43:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 90 replies
    Public approval for same-sex marriage has skyrocketed in the US, with nearly two-thirds of respondents favoring legal recognition of homosexual unions in a new survey. The Pew Research study found that 62% of Americans favored same-sex marriage, with only 32% opposed. The result represents a stunning change from 2010, when only a minority (42%) supported same-sex marriage—and even from last year, when the figure stood at 55%. Self-identified Catholics were even more likely than the overall sample to favor same-sex unions. Roughly two-thirds of Catholics (67%) and mainline Protestants (68%) supported legal recognition of same-sex unions. Among religious groups, only...
  • The 'Real Boy' of Fake PBS

    06/23/2017 4:34:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Liberals made a big deal out of the report that Fox News has dropped its old slogan "Fair and Balanced." The liberal media always made a mockery out of it, rejecting it as "false balance." It's "false balance" because the conservative view is false. From their arrogant viewpoint, only the "truth" is worth reporting. That same worldview infects public broadcasting, which has been a left-wing propaganda project from its very beginnings in President Lyndon B. Johnson's days. They passed the Public Broadcasting Act with a meaningless rhetorical bow to fairness and balance, and liberals made sure any legislative teeth in...
  • One Year After Pulse, America Remains Morally Bankrupt (Blame Guns)

    06/13/2017 12:33:53 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/12/2017 | Christopher Walker, Contributor
    It’s hard to imagine that it’s been one year since the tragic events that befell attendants at Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando, where a disturbed individual and terrorist opened fire upon patrons, killing 49 people and then himself. I, as a gay man, was shocked at the sheer carnage of the incident and believed it was a personal attack upon me and my people.... The time for a respectable, adult discussion for combatting gun violence has long since passed. Let us not wait for the next Orlando or Dallas before we start this whole cycle over again."
  • Tax-Funded, Congressionally-Mandated Filmmaker Does Pro-Sex-Change Documentary for PBS

    06/07/2017 5:08:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/07/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Independent Television Service (ITVS)--a federally funded film-making company, whose existence is mandated by federal law and which received more than $86 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over the last five fiscal years on record—has produced a pro-sex-change documentary entitled “Real Boy.” The Public Broadcasting Service will broadcast the documentary on June 19. PBS itself has received more than $235 million from CPB over the last five fiscal years on record (2011 through 2015), according to CPB’s 990 forms. The ITVS documentary “Real Boy” tells the story of how a young woman--whose now-divorced parents named her Rachael--becomes Bennett,...
  • James Woods Attacks Anderson Cooper With Crude Homophobic Remark

    05/12/2017 2:35:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 5/12/17
    James Woods went after Anderson Cooper with a brazenly homophobic tweet about Cooper's now infamous eye roll. The actor posted a GIF of Anderson rolling his eyes during an interview with Kellyanne Conway a few days ago. He captioned it ... "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast." Woods makes no secret of it -- he's a staunch conservative and vocal supporter of President Trump. Clearly, he'd side with Conway over Cooper. However ... this remark makes Colbert's "cock holster" comment about the prez seem tame
  • ‘Fagitude’ – Self-Outed Shep Smith Insults His Fox News Audience

    05/11/2017 8:02:08 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/11/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Fox News anchor Shep Smith himself said he has a "fagitude". As we stopped watching him years ago because he was too full of himself on air, we can't say if he's brought his personal life on the set but let's be real here: there are a lot who watch "the craziest conservative network on Earth" that might have a problem with that, he knows it, and he doesn't think much of his audience.
  • Anderson Cooper's eye roll is all of us right now

    05/11/2017 10:26:47 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/10/2017 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN) — CNN's Anderson Cooper had White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on his show Tuesday night to talk about the stunning news that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey. Cooper played Conway a series of clips from the 2016 presidential campaign in which Trump lavished praise on Comey. (On Oct. 31, Trump said that Comey had "guts" to re-open the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.) "Thanks for the trip down memory lane," Conway responded. "I was on your show often last fall saying we were going to win Michigan and how we were going to do...
  • Fox News’ Shepard Smith opens up about his sexuality

    05/08/2017 7:19:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 92 replies
    MSN NY Daily News ^ | May 8, 2017
    Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is speaking out about coming out. Smith, managing editor of the conservative network, revealed last month that while he always knew he was "different" than his peers growing up in Mississippi, he feels he never had the need to out himself - because he was never in. "Someone asked me if Roger Ailes had been abusive to me, and I said, 'No. He was always good to me," and that was the truth," Smith said during a talk at the University of Mississppi's Meek School of Journalism, where he was once a student. "And when...
  • 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.”
  • Benjamin Maisani, Anderson Cooper’s Partner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Anderson Cooper is one of the most popular television personalities. With all eyes on him, viewers are curious about Cooper’s personal life. The 49-year-old broadcast journalist's partner is 43-year-old Benjamin Maisani. The couple met in 2009. 1. Maisani originally came to New York city to study filmmaking. His first job out of college was working at the Morgan Library at Madison Avenue. Wanting better pay, he ended up taking a job at Barracuda, a gay bar in Chelsea. 2. Maisani is still involved in the bar industry. He owning three popular New York City bars. First is Easternbloc, a gay...
  • AP style change: Singular they is acceptable ‘in limited cases’

    03/25/2017 8:32:08 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 31 replies
    poynter.org ^ | 3-24-17 | Kristen Hare
    For the first time, The Associated Press now permits journalists to use "they" as a singular pronoun. The AP announced the style change Friday at the American Copy Editors Society conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The change follows years of questions among copy editors, reporters and editors about the use of language specifically about people who are non-binary and don't use gendered pronouns. The change is in effect online and will be in the print edition of the 2017 AP Stylebook on May 31. The new edition includes 200 new and updated entries.
  • 'You live in Trump country now': Gay couple attacked by drunk tourist, police say

    02/26/2017 6:17:34 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 100 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | Gwen Filosa
    Calling them gay slurs and taunting, “You live in Trump country now,” a drunken scooter rider attacked two Key West men who were on bicycles riding home on Duval Street early Thursday, police said. Kevin Seymour, 38, and Kevin Paul Taylor, 49, said it was a drunken tourist who followed them as they rode south on Duval Street “calling us f-----s and a slew of other anti-gay remarks,” according to a police report.