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  • 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.
  • Oof: Dave Rubin Makes Claim That Jesus "Was Around A Lot of Muslims"

    02/19/2017 11:55:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report may want to pick up a history book before trying to make claims about who Jesus Christ hung around with or would have approved of. In a rather hilarious clip, Rubin, speaking with comedian Trae Crowder, made the curious claim that Jesus hung around with a lot of Muslims, because he was in the Middle East .@RubinReport on Jesus: "He was around a lot of Muslims. It was the Middle East." pic.twitter.com/kTrqKmcvWz— Sam Sholli (@Sam_Sholli) February 18, 2017 Islam, of course, wasn't founded until the early seventh century. It would have been quite hard...
  • Transgender boy and his mom file discrimination complaint after he was booted from Cub Scouts

    01/30/2017 3:43:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | January 28, 2017
    Kristie Maldonado and her son, Joe -- who gained national attention when he was barred from his local Cub Scouts pack because he is transgender -- plan to file a discrimination complaint against the regional chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. The complaint claims that the Boy Scouts of America's Northern New Jersey Council, which oversees a number of local scouting troops, violated the state "public accommodation" law by kicking the Secaucus boy out of the local Pack 87 in November, a month after he joined. The complaint, which was obtained by The Jersey Journal yesterday, is expected to...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump not banning gay-themed television

    01/27/2017 4:26:28 PM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies
    wthr ^ | 01/27/17 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never said he wanted to ban shows with gay-themed content from television, including Fox's "Empire," despite the claims of a widely shared story quoting him in a purported interview with Fox News. The network said the president never made such a statement, nor does he have the authority to ban programming. The story posted on several sites, including usinfonews.com and usainfocentar.com, cites a supposed interview Trump conducted with Fox News earlier this month in which he declared that he would ban "Empire" as part of a two-year effort "to remove all shows that...
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • Federal judge who pushed rights of prisoners, gays retiring [Thelton Henderson]

    01/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 7:48 PM EST | Sudhin Thanawala
    A federal judge who lost his job as a Justice Department attorney after loaning his car to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners during his time on the bench is retiring. More than five decades ago, Thelton Henderson became the first African-American attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division — a position that brought him close to King and other civil rights leaders. Henderson later went into private practice and served as a dean at Stanford Law School before President Jimmy Carter appointed him to...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26... The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...
  • Gold standard study's striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier

    01/05/2017 2:02:46 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    http://www.presentation-r2l.org/children-raised-in-the-intact-biological-family-fare-better-by-the-v | May 20, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    ‘Gold standard’ study’s striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier The most scientifically credible studies show that children of heterosexual parents fare better on numerous indicators of personal well-being than children of homosexual parents. Authored by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the study was published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research. Children of lesbian mothers are nearly 12 times (≅ 1200%) as likely to say they were sexually touched by a parent or adult as those raised in intact biological families. Asked if they had ever been raped, 31...
  • Kim Burrell under fire for comments about gays and lesbians

    01/02/2017 4:14:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 57 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 01.02.17
    NEW YORK (AP) — Gospel singer Kim Burrell says she makes "no excuses or apologies" for a sermon at a Houston church where she referred to gays and lesbians as perverted.A tape of Burrell preaching at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church began circulating online. She said that "the perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women." She referred to specific homosexual acts as perverted.Meanwhile, Burrell is scheduled to sing a duet with Pharrell next Thursday on the talk show "Ellen," where host Ellen DeGeneres is one of show business' most...
  • U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections

    12/31/2016 9:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2016 | Steve Gorman
    A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services. The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, according to the judge, defines sex bias to include "discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy." In granting an injunction one day before the new policy was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor held that it violates the Administrative Procedure Act, a federal...
  • Texas judge halts federal transgender health protections

    12/31/2016 5:12:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 7:07 PM EST | Paul J. Weber
    A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force doctors to violate their religious beliefs. The latest injunction signed by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor comes four months after he blocked a higher-profile new set of transgender protections — a federal directive that required public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Several of the Republican-controlled states that brought that lawsuit, including Texas, also sued over the health regulations that were finalized in May....
  • Obama’s only Navy secretary pushed an agenda of social change. Now, he leaves with a warning

    12/30/2016 2:13:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    “You make the decisions you think are right, right now, regardless what you think is going to happen in the future,” Mabus said. “But we are stronger because of this integration. That is undeniably true. So, if it gets rolled back, you’re weakening the United States military. You’re weakening the Navy. You’re weakening the Marine Corps. If that’s what you want to do, okay. But you have to be honest about it.”
  • Ark. LGBT activist John Schenck dies one year after his husband of 41 years

    12/29/2016 7:16:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    KTHV ^ | December 29, 2016 | Reed Brewer
    CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- John Schenck, the co-founder of the Gay Pride Parade of Conway, has died. Schenck's husband and partner of nearly 41 years, Robert Loyd, died, from a heart attack last December. Schenck and Loyd moved to Arkansas in 1978 to care for Loyd's mother, who lived in Damascus. Loyd, who worked as a hairdresser in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Schneck eventually opened a salon on the outside of town. They named the gas station-turned-salon The Lion's Den. It proved so successful, they expanded to Greers Ferry and Heber Springs. In 1986, Schenck and Loyd moved to...
  • EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide....

    12/28/2016 7:52:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 68 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 28, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide of sexual abuse A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation. South St. Paul police closed the investigation into teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband, Matthew Deyo, and released the documents this week. The couple was found dead August 25 in an apparent murder-suicide with gunshot wounds on Lopez Island in Washington state. Neither was charged in relation to the abuse allegations.
  • Ivanka hecklers get blasted online after outburst

    12/23/2016 8:45:34 PM PST · by conservative98 · 137 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2016 | Carl Campanile and Laura Italiano
    The pro-Trump Twitterverse is lobbing hundreds of angry posts and meme attacks at the Brooklyn husbands who were kicked off a plane at JFK after one yelled at future First Daughter Ivanka. The Cobble Hill couple, attorney Daniel Goldstein and Hunter College Urban Studies Professor Matthew Lasner, are being trolled as “jerks,” “misogynists,” “political terrorists,” “heterophobic bigots,” and all manner of ­offensive gay slurs. A flood of one-star pans also is filling the Amazon review page for Lasner’s new book, “High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century.” Meanwhile, a Trump confidante said Ivanka will probably keep flying commercial because...
  • Mother of gang member who killed 17-year-old transgender woman goes on rant saying victim was.....

    12/23/2016 7:09:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 23, 2016 | Liam Quinn For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Mother of gang member who killed 17-year-old transgender woman goes on rant saying victim was living in sin as a homosexual The mother of a gang member who confessed to brutally murdering a transgender teenage girl in a hate crime has claimed her son's victim was 'living in sin'. Kelly Wilkins, from Mobile, Alabama, is the mother of 29-year-old Josh Brandon Vallum - who pleaded guilty to a hate crime on Wednesday over the killing of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson. Williamson was found dead and partially buried in a field on June 3, 2015. Vallum confessed to the killing,...
  • Vicious trolls launch wave of death threats at family of transgender girl, 9, who made history.....

    12/23/2016 7:43:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 66 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 23, 2016 | Liam Quinn For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Vicious trolls launch wave of death threats at family of transgender girl, 9, who made history by appearing on the cover of National Geographic A brave nine-year-old transgender girl who appeared on the cover of National Geographic has been targeted by trolls, some of whom have called for her parents to be 'exterminated'. Avery Jackson, from Kansas, was born a boy, but announced to her mother Debi that she was a girl at the age of four. The nine-year-old made history this month when she became the first transgender person to appear on the prestigious magazine's front-page. Avery's...