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  • Blues Clues creates new alphabet song to "Recognise the LGBTQ+ Community"(barf alert)

    02/11/2021 8:20:13 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    Popsugar ^ | 12th February 2021 | CHANEL VARGAS
    Popsugar Parenting New Parents Blues Clues & You Alphabet Song Recognises LGBTQ+ Community Blues Clues and You Put a Fun Twist on the ABCs to Recognise the LGBTQ+ Community "Blues Clues said LGBTQ rights for real, y'all," one Twitter user captioned a screenshot from Blues Clues and You's new alphabet song. The music video, shared to the Nick Jr. show's YouTube account on Feb. 11, puts a modern twist on the ABCs with lyrics like "E is for everyone" and "U is what unites us." Fans of all ages were especially excited to hear that the show gave a...
  • Switzerland Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    12/24/2020 6:24:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 12/22/20 | Ricky Gillis
    In a major win for the LGBTQ community, Switzerland lawmakers approved the legalization of same-sex marriage last week. At the same time, the law also allowed transgender people to alter their legal gender at civil registry offices in the country and allows lesbian couples to conceive children using donated sperm, Reuters reports. Despite passing parliament, the same-sex marriage law may have to pass a national referendum in the coming year. However, activists expect a potential referendum to succeed, after a recent survey found support for marriage exceeding 80% in Switzerland. Campaign group Marriage For All posted a statement on their...
  • Liberal Norway Has Made it a Crime Punishable with Prison Time to Criticize the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement Even in your Private Conversations

    11/14/2020 10:50:29 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    nteb ^ | 11/13/20 | Geoffrey Grider
    Norway’s parliament has voted to expand the protections that the LGBTQ+ community has enjoyed in that nation since 1981 by expanding the definition of “hate speech” that can land a person in prison. As you can see, the horrific, dystopian future that George Orwell warned us about is now here, and getting worse with each passing day. Jail time for criticism? Sure, Antichrist brooks no dissent. What’s next, execution? Exactly. The Liberals in the LGBTQ+ lied to you when they said they only want “tolerance and acceptance”, they want nothing of the kind. They want to you rule your life,...
  • Homosexuals in Ireland Urge the Pope to Back up His Words With Action

    10/29/2020 7:06:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Rusian Faith ^ | 10/27/20
    Homosexuals in Ireland believe that Pope Francis should initiate church blessings for same-sex couples. On October 21, 2020, We Are Church Ireland, a Catholic reform group that supports LGBT values, announced that the pope, who spoke out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, should initiate a church blessing for these marriages, according to We Are Church Ireland said in a press release that the organization "warmly welcomes the excellent news that Pope Francis is supporting civil unions for couples of the same sex." According to representatives of the organization, this is "a very important step for Pope Francis and...
  • U.S. Plants The Rainbow Flag In Poland

    10/18/2020 4:12:24 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 33 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 12 October 2020 | Declan Leary
    In recent years, conservative Poles and their American allies have heard some variation of this reproach a thousand times—usually from the scolding activists of the U.S. LGBT lobby, not content with massive victories in their homefront war. This time, though, the source is somewhat unexpected: the United States’ Trump-appointed ambassador to Poland. Georgette Mosbacher—cosmetics executive, socialite/philanthropist, and longtime GOP apparatchik—might seem an odd choice to send to Warsaw. In fact, she was controversial at the time of her appointment, as she laid the blame for European anti-semitism at Poland’s door, on account of “a law passed in Poland in January...
  • Forget What Gender Activists Tell You. Here’s What Medical Transition Looks Like

    10/08/2020 11:30:15 AM PDT · by karpov · 30 replies
    Quillette ^ | October 6, 2020 | Scott Newgent
    At a recent gathering, a daughter’s friend told us, “I’m probably trans because I don’t like female puberty.” This instantly got my attention, because I have known this child for years, and I never saw any indication of her being trans. I innocently asked her why she would say that. Was it a joke, perhaps? She replied, “I don’t like my boobs growing, and Reddit says I’m probably trans.” That night, I tracked down these Reddit exchanges, and my jaw dropped when I saw how many people and organizations were heavily pushing the possibility of her being trans. But perhaps...
  • Trump’s record on LGBTQ rights has been vile from the moment he took office. We kept a list.

    09/11/2020 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Salman · 66 replies
    LGBTQ Nation ^ | September 9, 2020 | Juwan J. Holmes
    From the moment he stepped into the White House, President Donald Trump’s record on LGBTQ rights has continued to get worse and worse. It has now been over 3 years, and despite administration officials’ claims that he is a “pro-LGBTQ” president, the attacks from the White House are still coming. From erasing any mentions of LGBTQ rights from federal websites minutes after his inauguration to supporting a school’s right to fire a gay teacher, Trump’s LGBTQ rights record couldn’t be more heinous. ...
  • Stigma around HIV still rampant in U.S., study finds

    07/30/2020 8:45:26 AM PDT · by fwdude · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2020 | Oscar Lopez, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    MEXICO CITY, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found. Half the 2,506 American adults questioned in the survey, for media advocacy group GLAAD and pharmaceutical company Gilead, felt knowledgeable about HIV, while six out of 10 believed it could be treated. “People living with HIV today are leading long, healthy lives ... but the stigma that they face has persisted for far too long and leads to...
  • We Can’t End AIDS Without Fighting Racism [Barf]

    07/09/2020 8:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2020 | Elton John
    The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias, and discrimination. As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community. An end to the AIDS epidemic can only be achieved through dignity, respect, love, and compassion for all.
  • Two Texas Republican [State Reps.] to Headline Push for LGBTQ Legislation

    06/04/2020 12:52:01 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | June 3, 2020 | Cary Cheshire
    Two Republican members of the Texas Legislature are spearheading efforts to pass a “comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill.” Last week, Republican State Reps. Sarah Davis (Houston) and Todd Hunter (Corpus Christi) announced they plan to join a group of Democrat lawmakers in cosponsoring legislation preventing “discrimination” in employment, housing, and accommodations—a move that would violate the Texas GOP platform and create a protected class of individuals based on their sexual behavior. “We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or...
  • German parliament debates relaxing blood donation rules for LGBT+ men

    05/27/2020 11:19:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.27.2020 | Kate Brady
    At a blood donation bank in Cologne, western Germany, empty bags sit ready to be filled. A few forms, a quick measure of blood pressure, a scratch on the arm, and seven minutes later donors have made their 500-ml contribution to the 15,000 blood donations needed every day in Germany. The footfall of donors, now wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, is steady, but not fast enough. Germany’s blood reserves are running low. Under usual circumstances, the German Red Cross (DRK) — which covers two-thirds of Germany’s blood supplies — would aim to have enough blood reserves for...
  • Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

    05/27/2020 4:23:07 PM PDT · by Salman · 33 replies
    AP News ^ | 05-27-2020 | MARK KENNEDY
    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer’s husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died Wednesday of pneumonia. “We have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior. His anger was needed at a time when gay men’s deaths to AIDS were...
  • New York City cancels all nonessential events through June (Gay Pride takes it in the shorts)

    04/20/2020 3:17:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/20/20 | Justin Wise
    New York City is extending its cancellation of permitted nonessential events through June as officials work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Monday. De Blasio said in a news conference that the move will apply to parades, concerts, rallies and other large gatherings. He noted that the LGBT Pride, Puerto Rican Day and Salute to Israel parades would be affected by the decision. "The bottom line is to think about safety, to think about saving lives, protecting people’s health, speeding us to that day when we get more normal," de Blasio said....
  • Gay Lawmaker Angered That Franklin Graham Is Helping Save Lives in New York City

    04/01/2020 9:18:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | April 1, 2020 | Todd Starneds
    An openly gay and anti-Christian New York state senator has condemned Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse for wanting to treat coronavirus patients. Samaritan's Purse set up an emergency field tent hospital in Central Park at the request of city officials. The respiratory unit, which will be supervised by Mount Sinai Hospital, can accommodate 68 patients. "It's a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots," State Sen. Brad Hoylman said. "You know those medical tents being constructed in Central Park? They’re being set up by notorious anti-gay bigot Franklin...
  • Brighton Gay Pride event still going ahead despite coronavirus lockdown

    03/30/2020 6:43:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 30th March 2020 | Jim Hardy and Joseph Wilkes
    Organisers of Brighton Pride still plan on holding one of the UK 's biggest LGBT+ events despite calls to cancel due to coronavirus. More than 100 major Pride events round the world, including London, Birmingham and EuroPride, have abandoned this year's events but with just 18 weeks to go, Brighton - worth around £20 million to the city - has not yet said it will cancel. Thousands of people take part, with parades through the streets as crowds line the pavements. The huge festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year and is an essential charity fund-raising event for...
  • Thousands attended Miami gay festival; several later tested positive for coronavirus

    03/28/2020 5:20:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 03/17/2020
    As the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt life worldwide, one festival is finding the memory of its celebrations tinged by the outbreak. The Winter Party Festival, an annual, weeklong LGBTQ event held in Miami, drew thousands from across the country when it kicked off earlier this month. But though it ended March 10, in the week following the event several attendees have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to festival organizers.
  • Eight Gay Men Arrested for Allegedly Hosting Drug-Fueled Orgy During Coronavirus Lockdown

    03/25/2020 6:11:56 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 43 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | March 25, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    Eight alleged gay men have been arrested by Spanish authorities after being accused of having a cocaine-fueled orgy during the coronavirus lockdown. An invitee reportedly snitched on the homosexuals who were partying it up in violation of the mandates issued by law enforcement. The cops showed up and allegedly caught the individuals in the act. In addition to finding cocaine, the cops also reported that ecstasy, speed and crystal meth were found at the sinful shindig. The hosts reportedly invited up to 30 people to attend the orgy and thought the officers would be joining in the action when they...
  • Man[?] Who Licked Ice Cream in Store Now Licked a Toilet Seat for 'Coronavirus' Clout

    03/23/2020 12:14:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | March 23, 2020 | Lionel Du Cane
    A man, who previously scooped up and handful then licked ice cream from a tub out of a supermarket freezer before putting it back on the shelf, has now filmed himself licking a toilet rim for social media clout as part of a new craze. The man, who goes by “GAYSHAWNMENDES” on Twitter, films himself walking into a public restroom before boldly approaching a very clean looking toilet bowl and licking it in a tweet captioned: “RT to spread awareness for the Coronavirus :)” It appears that the dirtiest part of the stunt was his foundation, which he accidentally licked...
  • Pete Buttigieg’s Same-Sex Husband: ‘It’s Time for Moral Leadership to be Restored to the White House’

    02/22/2020 11:29:32 AM PST · by kevcol · 125 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 21, 2020 | Staff
    “And I think: It is time for moral leadership to be restored to the White House,” he said. “So when you are ready to share that deepest truth about yourself, when you are ready to step out of the closet you step out into something hopeful and inclusive, and you look up to Washington and you see a president who cares about you and loves you.”
  • STD in numbers: Risk of contracting various STDs with one-time unprotected homosexual sex for men

    01/20/2020 9:40:06 AM PST · by fwdude · 36 replies
    STD Center NY ^ | Undetermined | STD Center NY
    INTRODUCTION Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections acquired from another person mainly through the pathway of sexual activity. STDs are very common and are responsible of a heavy burden to public health in many countries. Luckily, these diseases are treatable. Some of them are curable, and most importantly, all of them are preventable. In the United States, about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year. That means that the average American has a 6% annual probability of getting an STD. Of course, this probability varies widely depending on many factors, and homosexual intercourse tends to be highly placed...