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  • Polish election: Leader targets gay rights as threat to society

    10/15/2019 1:40:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 October 2019 | Adam Easton
    "We consider two communities fundamental, the family as one man, one woman and the children," said the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) at a recent convention. LGBT+ rights have become the single biggest cultural issue in Poland's election campaign ahead of Sunday's vote. In the eyes of Jaroslaw Kaczynski's national-conservative party and the Catholic Church, those rights are a threat to traditional Polish families and values. Mr Kaczynski likes to identify threats to Polish society - during the election campaign four years ago, he said Middle Eastern migrants might bring "parasites and protozoa" to Poland. This...
  • Shepard Smith was sick of being attacked by his Fox News primetime colleagues

    10/12/2019 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Conserv · 80 replies
    .... and asked for a way out of his $15 million a year contract - while a former staffer says it will be 'telling' to see who is chosen as his replacement
  • Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

    10/12/2019 3:47:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies ^ | October 12, 2019 | VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    Poland’s ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has asserted so much control over the judicial system that the European Union has declared the rule of law at risk. Yet, Law and Justice heads into Sunday’s election to the 460-seat lower house and the 100-seat Senate as Poland’s most popular party, largely thanks to generous social spending and an assertive Poland-first stance toward the EU and other countries. Concerns about democracy have made this one of the country’s most momentous election since the fall...
  • Protesters interrupt CNN LGBTQ town hall to highlight plight of black transgender women

    10/11/2019 6:44:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kate Sullivan
    Protesters interrupted the CNN LGBTQ town hall on Thursday to highlight the plight of black transgender women, at one point taking the mic from a questioner. Advocates tracked the deaths of at least 26 transgender people in the US in 2018, according to the Human Rights Campaign. In 2019, at least 19 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed, according to HRC.
  • A Virginia teacher was fired for refusing to use a trans student’s pronouns.

    10/01/2019 12:34:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 1, 2019 | Teo Armus
    In the summer of 2018, a transgender student at West Point High School in West Point, Va., had transitioned, asking his French teacher to refer to him with masculine pronouns: he, him, his. But the instructor, Peter Vlaming, did not comply, he said in a lawsuit. Citing his religious beliefs, he promised to use only the student’s name and avoid pronouns entirely. Administrators eventually gave the teacher an ultimatum: Use the student’s correct pronouns, or face disciplinary action, he said. Then, on Oct. 31, 2018, his second-year French students wore virtual-reality goggles and walked around the classroom. The transgender student...
  • Gay high school senior in Tennessee crowned homecoming royalty in gold dress

    10/01/2019 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | SEPT. 30, 2019 | Caroline Radnofsky
    A gay high school senior in Tennessee was crowned to his school's homecoming court Friday night while wearing a dress, which was met with widespread support from school officials and fellow students. White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, posted a photo Friday congratulating Brandon Allen, 17, on his victory. The image, which has been liked and shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter, showed Allen covering his mouth in shock and wearing a gold sequin off-the-shoulder gown, diamante tiara and holding a floral bouquet awarded to members of the royal court, a gender neutral title that the school...
  • 'Repugnant': Shepard Smith takes swipe at Tucker Carlson for not defending Judge Napolitano

    09/25/2019 5:42:28 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-25-19 | Zachary Halaschak
    Fox News host Shepard Smith criticized fellow network personality Tucker Carlson for not defending Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano after a guest on his show called the judge “a fool.” Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova appeared on Carlson’s opinion show Tuesday night after news broke that Democrats had begun an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. On the show, diGenova tore into Napolitano, calling him a “fool.” Smith went after Carlson and diGenova, calling the incident “repugnant.”.........."
  • LGBTQ Presidential Forum: Candidates to address community changed by a decade of progress

    09/20/2019 4:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News OUT Politics and Policy ^ | September 19, 2019 | Tim Fitzsimons reports on LGBTQ news for NBC Out
    The last time presidential candidates gathered to address LGBTQ issues specifically was 2007. Since then, there’s been a sea change in rights and acceptance. When 10 of the Democratic candidates for president gather in Iowa on Friday evening, it will be at a forum to address issues that are top of mind for one of their party’s most reliable constituencies: the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The candidates — Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Sestak, Elizabeth Warren and Marianne Williamson — will take the stage at Coe College...
  • Fox News contributor Guy Benson marries boyfriend Adam Wise in California's Napa Valley

    09/08/2019 4:07:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2019 | Jessica Sager
    Fox News contributor Guy Benson married his boyfriend of four years, Adam Wise, on Saturday. The couple tied the knot in front of 150 guests at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., People reported. Wise, 24, said of Benson, “We’re both organized and driven human beings. We just work well together. We’re best friends. He’s my home.” The pair met after Benson came out as gay on Fox News' "The Kelly File" in 2015, where he'd been promoting his book, "End of Discussion."
  • Pence greeted by rainbow flags upon arrival in Iceland

    09/06/2019 2:57:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9th September 2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Vice President Pence was greeted by a series of rainbow flags this week as he arrived in Reykjavik to meet with President Guđni Jóhannesson of Iceland. Pence met with Jóhannesson on Wednesday at Hofdi House, across the street from the IT company Advania, which had lined its entrance with several rainbow flags, according to The Guardian. And a nearby office housing the headquarters for the Efling trade union swapped out the flags typically flying outside to display rainbow ones. “We just felt the need to celebrate diversity today and wanted to show that by flying the flags,” Ćgir Már Ţórisson,...
  • CNN to Host Another Marathon Town Hall on LGBT ‘Issues’

    09/05/2019 11:09:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 9/5/2019 | penny star
    CNN and the leftist group the Human Rights Campaign Foundation will host another marathon town hall with Democratic presidential candidates focusing on “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.” CNN made the announcement the day after a seven-hour climate change town hall and that the next one tied to National Coming Out Day: HRC said the October 10 primetime event, airing live on the eve of National Coming Out Day, will feature the largest-ever audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues. The candidates will take questions from the audience and CNN journalists on specific LGBTQ concerns...
  • Founder of conversion therapy ministry comes out as gay

    09/03/2019 9:10:28 PM PDT · by FormerFRLurker · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2019 | Reporter
    A married father-of-two from South Carolina who founded one of the nation's largest conversion therapy programs has come out as gay and strongly denounced the widely discredited practice. McKrae Game, 51, the former leader of Hope for Wholeness, came out of the closet in June, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy ministry. He is now trying to come to terms with the harm he inflicted on LGBTQ people when he was advocating for religious efforts to change a person's sexuality.
  • Kellyanne Conway Sings Taylor Swift’s ‘Calm Down,’ Disses Her for ‘Losing Handily’ to Trump

    09/03/2019 6:31:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/27/2019 | Chris WIllman
    Remarkably, Taylor Swift’s poke at the president on the MTV Video Music Awards show for his lack of support for LGBTQ rights legislation hasn’t yet resulted in a Trump twitterstorm. But Kellyanne Conway went on Fox News Tuesday night to defend the administration’s position against the Equality Act … and to give Swift a sick burn in return by attempting to render one of her songs toxic. “I actually like the new Taylor Swift song,” Conway told Fox’s Martha MacCallum. “It’s called ‘You Need to Calm Down.’ I can sing it for you.” Rather than do what any reasonable host...
  • A gay couple in Russia forced to flee country simply because they told their adopted children ...

    08/27/2019 8:40:00 AM PDT · by rintintin · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 17 2019 | Nicole Einbinder
    A gay couple in Russia was forced to flee the country after being accused of breaking the country's controversial "gay propaganda law" for telling their two children they are married. Under the law, which was passed in 2013, teaching minors about LGBTQ issues is considered illegal.
  • Video shows transgender women being aggressively kicked out of Los Angeles bar after Pride event

    08/25/2019 8:02:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug 25, 2019, | jon haworth
    Protesters gathered outside a Los Angeles bar Saturday night after a video surfaced on social media of two transgender women being forcibly and violently removed from the venue by bar staff and security after allegedly being the target of a hate crime by other patrons. A group of volunteers and staff members from Bienestar Human Services, a local nonprofit organization, had just finished attending and speaking at DTLA Proud, an annual two-day event that celebrates the LGBTQ community, when they were aggressively approached by a heterosexual couple at Las Perlas bar, according to a press release from Bienestar. "My friend...
  • #EmptySeatMAGATour Trends On Twitter As Trump-Haters Blatantly Lie For A Cheap Dunk On Drumpf

    08/18/2019 9:54:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 19, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    The hashtag #EmptySeatMAGATour dominated Twitter on Friday as Trump haters took to the social media network to poke fun at several empty seats that appeared on camera during the president’s Thursday night “Keep America Great” campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was quite a virtual party - albeit not nearly as fun as a real-life Trump rally - and some of the biggest NeverTrump names were there, obnoxiously chortling at the president’s supposed inability to draw a crowd these days.“Trump keeps saying his rallies are full, but doesn’t look like it,” tweeted Trump-hating blogger Tony Posnanski. “Wow, I would hate for #EmptySeatMAGATour...
  • Man says he witnessed CNN host Don Lemon's alleged assault: 'I was kind of making fun <tr>

    08/15/2019 11:04:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15 2019 | Brian Flood
    Man says he witnessed CNN host Don Lemon's alleged assault: 'I was kind of making fun, I feel bad now' The former boss of a bartender who earlier this week filed an explosive lawsuit against CNN host Don Lemon, accusing the newsman of a strange, sexually charged assault, told Fox News he witnessed the incident and corroborated his one-time employee's claim. In an exclusive interview, George Gounelas, who managed Dustin Hice at the Old Stove Pub in July of 2018, detailed what allegedly occurred on the night of the bizarre encounter at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, which is located in the...
  • Police presence strong at Polish pride march in wake of violence

    08/12/2019 8:20:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies (Reuters) ^ | August 10, 2019 | unsigned
    WARSAW (Reuters) - More than 1000 people took part in a pride parade in the central Polish city of Plock protected by a cordon of armed police as LGBT rights became a hot button issue in Catholic Poland ahead of a parliamentary election in October. Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has made hostility to gays a central focus of its campaign, depicting LGBT rights as a dangerous foreign idea that undermines traditional values. A pride parade in the provincial city of Bialystok in July was marred by violence after anti-gay protesters chased people through the streets and beat...
  • Dayton shooter Connor Betts’ slain sister was a transgender man: report

    08/10/2019 4:10:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2019 | Natalie O'Neil
    The “sister” of the Dayton, Ohio, shooter who was killed during the attack identified as a transgender guy — although his family had no idea, according to a report and some of his own social media posts. Connor Betts’ 22-year-old sibling was named by authorities as Megan Betts in the days after the mass shooting, with cops releasing a statement saying relatives had lost “a daughter.” But he apparently went by the name Jordan Cofer, and identified as a male, although he was only “out” to a small circle of friends, according to Splinter News, which spoke to several of...
  • Netflix says ‘We’re here, we’re queer’

    07/30/2019 9:09:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2019 | Michael Brown
    In a letter sent by Netflix to leaders of a Straight Pride event, the internet giant said, “You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear.”Netflix, we hear you loud and clear! You are here and you are queer.Apparently, the organizers of a Straight Pride parade in Boston had listed Netflix as a potential sponsor, even using the Netflix logo, something the clearly pro-LGBT company did not take lightly.As reported by PinkNews, “Netflix sent a cease-and-desist order to Super Happy Fun America, the group organising the [Straight...