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  • NYC Sued for Denying IVF Coverage to Gay Male Couples

    05/11/2024 9:05:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2024 | Madeline Leesman
    On Thursday, a gay couple filed a class action lawsuit against New York City because the city’s health insurance plan does not cover in vitro fertilization (IVF) for male couples. According to NBC News, the lawsuit comes as part of a “yearslong effort” by the gay couple to get the Big Apple to amend its health benefits. In the lawsuit, the couple alleges that the current policies in place are discriminatory. The gay couple spearheading the lawsuit reportedly plans to utilize IVF and surrogacy to have kids (via NBC News):Corey Briskin and Nicholas Maggipinto said they have been talking about...
  • United Methodist Church moves closer to allowing regions to pick own stance on LGBT marriage, ordination

    04/27/2024 9:55:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The United Methodist Church General Conference has advanced a measure meant to allow different regions of the global denomination to determine their own standards on LGBT issues.At the Thursday plenary session of the General Conference, delegates voted 586-164 in favor of a petition for an amendment to the UMC’s constitution allowing for regionalization. The petition will now be sent to the annual conferences for possible ratification.The amendment will need to gain at least two-thirds support from the annual conference clergy and lay voters to be added to the UMC constitution, reports UM News.>At present, the UMC Book of Discipline, the...
  • Grindr sued for allegedly revealing users' HIV status

    04/22/2024 12:26:44 PM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    BBC News via Yahoo! Tech ^ | April 22, 2024 | Tom Singleton and Imran Rahman-Jones
    Grindr, the world's biggest dating app for the LGBT community, is being sued for allegedly sharing personal information such as people's HIV status with third parties. According to the claim, lodged at the High Court in London, "covert tracking technology" was deployed, and highly sensitive information was illegally shared with advertisers. Law firm Austen Hays says there are more than 650 claimants and "thousands" of UK users were affected. Grindr says it will "respond vigorously" to the claim.
  • Elevated mpox cases spur efforts to avoid summer spread [GayPox Alert]

    04/11/2024 7:05:45 AM PDT · by fwdude · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/2024 | Joseph Choi
    Mpox cases have been elevated since October, with an average of roughly 200 monthly cases detected per month, spurring efforts to avoid a summer surge like what was seen in 2022. Recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed a startling difference between the first quarter of 2023 and 2024, with the first three months of this year seeing nearly double the rate of cases seen the same time last year.
  • Bluff Called: Police Scotland Won’t Charge J.K. Rowling over Trans Comments, Author Vows to Stand With Any Woman Who Calls ‘A Man a Man’

    04/02/2024 11:10:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/02/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    J.K. Rowling won a significant victory over Scotland’s new speech restrictions after daring the police to arrest her over comments criticising transgender ideology, as Police Scotland said they would not take criminal actions against the Harry Potter author after activists reported her statements to law enforcement. Successfully calling the bluff of the leftist government of First Minister Humza Yousaf, J.K. Rowling struck a stinging blow against the oppressive Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act, after she goaded the police to arrest her as the bill came into law on Monday for insisting that transgender “women” are in reality still...
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul Orders New York Landmarks Lit Up in Trans Flag Colors on Easter Sunday for Transgender Day of Visibility, Including One World Trade Center and Niagara Falls

    03/30/2024 3:19:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 198 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2024 | Kristinn Taylor
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) issued a proclamation Saturday declaring March 31, Easter Sunday, to be Transgender Visibility Day and ordered state landmarks including One World Trade Center in New York City and Niagara Falls to be illuminated in the colors of the transgender flag.
  • Biden Issues White House Proclamation Declaring EASTER to be ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’

    03/30/2024 5:58:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 192 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2024 | Cassandra McDonald
    “On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our nation’s commitment to forming a more perfect union — where all people are created equal and treated equally throughout their lives,” Biden wrote in the declaration.
  • Thailand lawmakers overwhelmingly pass bill to legalize homosexual ‘marriage’

    03/27/2024 4:31:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 27th March 2024 | Claire Chretien
    On Wednesday, Thailand’s House of Representatives voted 400-10 in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Only 10 lawmakers voted against the bill. Two abstained and three didn’t vote. The country’s Senate “rarely rejects any legislation that passes the lower house,” the Associated Press noted. Once it passes the Senate, it then must be approved by the majority-Buddhist country’s king. In addition to redefining marriage, the bill “extends all rights and protections contained in the Civil and Commercial Code to LGBTI+ persons,” the pro-LGBT group “Fortify Rights” said in a press release. The group’s lobbying to add the “gender-neutral language of ‘parent’ addition...
  • PANSIES: Johnson Spending Bill Includes $845K for Gay Garden Parties

    03/22/2024 10:38:14 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 49 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 3/24 | Todd Starnes
    DEVELOPING STORY: The massive spending bill presented by House Republican leaders is filled with millions of dollars in funding for LGBT organizations — including $845,000 for gay garden parties.Envision: You in Colorado, an organization focused on LGBTQ individuals, will received $845,000 of your tax dollars to host gay-themed garden parties and art shows.
  • What the WHAT? GLAAD declares the term 'homosexual' to be derogatory and offensive (they prefer gender)

    03/20/2024 6:40:41 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 39 replies ^ | 3/20/2024 | Grateful Calvin
    If there is one thing we know above all at Twitchy, it is that language matters. Words matter. After all, words are our stock in trade. If we keep letting leftists redefine words according to their whims, then those words stop having any meaning. If we let leftists take control of language, then they have already won. It is why we ignore the 'preferred pronouns' nonsense, not to mention other bastardizations of language like 'gender-affirming care.' But sometimes we are even amazed at the attempts by the left to twist language to their nefarious purposes. For instance, take this latest...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 143 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...
  • Doritos FIRES trans activist TWO DAYS after bringing her in as a brand ambassador after being alerted to sick tweets about doing 'depraved things' to a 12-year-old

    03/05/2024 5:31:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 5, 2024 | Germania Rodriguez Poleo
    Doritos has fired a transgender activist who appeared in one of its promotional videos after being alerted to her sickening old tweets, including one where she wrote about doing 'depraved things' to a 12-year-old. Samantha Hudson, 24, appeared in a new partnership with Doritos Spain through a 50-second video called 'Crunch Talks that has now been deleted from the brand's Instagram. Doritos told Rolling Stone on Tuesday it would no longer work with Hudson, saying it had been unaware of her previous inappropriate posts. The decision follows massive backlash on social media, as users posted grabs of Hudson's previous comments....
  • Doritos is slammed for hiring Samantha Hudson, transgender ambassador who previously tweeted about doing 'thuggish things' to a 12-year-old

    03/05/2024 1:14:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 5, 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Doritos is being slammed as the new Bud Light after hiring a trans influencer as a 'brand ambassador' despite the activist appearing to promote child sexual abuse in the past. Spanish native Samantha Hudson - whose real name is Iván González Ranedo - is a singer and activist with over 30,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel. Her partnership with Doritos Spain, run by PepsiCo Spain, was recently announced. Hudson, 24, has identified herself as 'anti-capitalist' and 'Marxist' in interviews, released a song critical of the Catholic Church and even said in one video that she is for 'the abolition of...
  • Biology professor fired for teaching chromosomes determine sex reinstated

    02/23/2024 10:21:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Ryan Foley
    A Texas college has reinstated a professor who was reportedly terminated for teaching about the traditional, biological definition of gender. In a statement published Tuesday, the law firm First Liberty Institute announced that St. Philip's College adjunct professor Johnson Varkey has been reinstated after he was fired in January 2023 for rejecting aspects of LGBT ideology.The law firm filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after the San Antonio, Texas-based historically black community college fired Varkey because the biology professor told his students that sex is determined by an individual's chromosomes. The professor was accused of...
  • Greece legalizes same-sex marriage in a first for an Orthodox Christian country

    02/15/2024 3:09:36 PM PST · by Miami Rebel · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | February 15, 2024 | Elinda Labropoulou
    The Greek parliament on Thursday passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for human rights in Greece and making it the first majority Orthodox Christian country to establish marriage equality for all. The decision, supported by 176 out of 300 lawmakers in parliament and with 78 against, follows months of polarized political and public discourse, and has been welcomed as a long-awaited vindication by the country’s LGBTQ+ couples.
  • Trump calls time on Bud Light boycott and says it's paid the price for partnership with Dylan Mulvaney - and says parent company Anheuser-Busch is a 'Great American Brand' that deserves a 'Second Chance'

    02/06/2024 8:01:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 117 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 6, 2024 | Bethan Sexton
    Donald Trump has U-turned on his stance over 'woke' Bud Light and suggested the beer deserves a 'second chance' just weeks ahead of a fundraiser organized by a lobbyist for the beer's parent company. The presidential hopeful called for an end to the Bud Light boycott which was sparked by its disastrous campaign with trans-activist Dylan Mulvaney The former president said the partnership was a 'mistake of epic proportions' for which a 'very big price was paid.' But he insisted that parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev was not a 'woke company' as he threatened to release a list of those that...
  • Bathhouses and a new ‘boyfriend’: Inside the last days of NYC art dealer murdered in Brazil after secret life revealed

    02/06/2024 2:40:06 PM PST · by thegagline · 32 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 02/06/2024 | Isabel Vincent
    In the days before he was brutally stabbed to death at his home in Rio de Janeiro last month, Manhattan art dealer Brent Sikkema had fallen madly in love with a younger man, The Post has learned. The revelation was included in a Rio Civil Police filing obtained by The Post. “In the passenger seat of the car, Brent spoke on a video chat with a man who spoke halting English,” reads the report, which summarizes the witness statement of Luiz Otavio Martins, Sikkema’s longtime driver in Rio. “The driver could see the young man on the video call. He...
  • Right Wing Watchdog Sues San Francisco Over Transgender Guaranteed Income Program

    01/30/2024 8:31:08 PM PST · by Persevero · 12 replies
    A conservative group known for exposing Joe Biden’s dog as a serial biter of Secret Service staffers is suing San Francisco over its guaranteed income program for transgender residents. The nonprofit Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court this week “on behalf of San Francisco taxpayers” Michael Phillips, Paul Wildes and Reed Sandberg. It names Mayor London Breed, Treasurer José Cisneros, City Administrator Carmen Chu and the executive director of the city’s Office of Transgender Initiatives as defendants in the lawsuit, which argues that the city’s GIFT program violates the California Constitution’s equal protection clause. GIFT, San...
  • Bud Light banks on Super Bowl to launch a comeback after disastrous sales year: Beleaguered beer brand will air 60 second commercial - at a cost of up to $14 million - that will tout it as 'Easy to Drink, Easy to Enjoy'

    01/25/2024 10:59:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 78 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 25, 2024 | Rachel Bowman
    Bud Light is staging a comeback with the launch of a flashy new Super Bowl LVIII ad after the beleaguered brand suffered huge sales losses in the wake of its disastrous marking campaign with Dylan Mulvaney. The beer brand, who is the official beer sponsor of the NFL, released a teaser of the commercial on Thursday which it said will expand its 'Easy to Drink, Easy to Enjoy' platform. 'The brand is back with a humorous spot introducing a new character to the Bud Light universe and some familiar faces from the platforms the brand has been passionate about for...
  • Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Plans to Expand Donor Eligibility in 2024

    01/08/2024 6:38:13 AM PST · by fwdude · 15 replies
    The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood plans to submit a proposal to the country’s health regulator this year to introduce individual donor assessment (IDA) to determine blood donor eligibility, CEO Stephen Cornelissen, MHA, said in a recent news release. ... Under the “plasma pathway,” Lifeblood will remove all questions about sexual activity from the plasma donor questionnaire, allowing anyone to donate plasma for fractionation, which undergoes pathogen inactivation, if they meet all other eligibility criteria. Notably, Australia will become the first country to expand plasma donor eligibility to include donors taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection and donors having...