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  • Should straight actors still play gay characters? 'It's complicated'

    01/02/2021 4:04:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 2, 2020 | By Julie Compton
    In early December, Netflix dropped its highly anticipated musical comedy “The Prom,” starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and James Corden asfading Broadway stars who set out to help a lesbian teen take her girlfriend to the prom. The film, helmed by out director Ryan Murphy, got mixed reviews, but some lambasted it as “homophobic” and “offensive” because of the casting of Corden, a straight actor, in what they saw as an “aggressively flamboyant” caricature of a gay man. Erik Anderson, who runs the film site Awards Watch, called “The Prom” a “gorgeous and vibrant production” but tweeted that...
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal to limit transgender students

    12/07/2020 8:22:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 113 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify, rather than their sex assigned at birth. The case came from a school district near Salem, Oregon’s capital city. The federal appeals court in San Francisco had upheld a Dallas, Oregon, school district policy that allows transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. Parents sued over the policy in 2017, saying it caused embarrassment and stress. A lower...
  • ‘Fangirling so hard’: Jake Tapper and Brian Stelter celebrate the incoming Biden-Harris administration with a ‘very normal’ tongue bath

    12/05/2020 10:19:01 AM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    twitchy ^ | 12-4-20 | Sarah D.
    Right after the interview, Tapper talked with 10pm host Don Lemon, who said “it feels like we are watching … a president-elect and a president who are on Earth One and Earth Two. And at this particular Earth that is in reality, it was very normal, very sedate. And it was welcoming news. It was good to watch. It was good to actually get content. We heard no fake news. We heard no conspiracy theories. We heard no personal grievances. We heard a President-Elect and a vice president who want to work with the other side.” “No fake news:” That’s...
  • Liberal Media Slobbers Over Nasdaq’s WOKE Board Diversity Rule

    12/02/2020 11:56:48 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/2/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The woke “capitalists” at the Nasdaq stock exchange are pushing to force its listed companies to adopt leftist identity politics. And the liberal media is salivating all over it. Nasdaq recently filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pushing for mandatory racial and sexual diversity rules for its listed companies’ boards of directors. The new rules, if adopted, “would require all companies listed on Nasdaq’s U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics regarding their board of directors,” according to Nasdaq. Additionally, the rules would require the companies to “have, or explain why they do...
  • Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

    11/28/2020 1:02:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    Ass. Press ^ | November 28, 2020 GMT | DAVID CRARY and ELANA SCHOR
    Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. Among them: Lifting the Trump administration’s near-total ban on military service for transgender people, barring federal contractors from anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, and creating high-level LGBTQ-rights positions at the State Department, the National Security Council and other federal agencies. Biden says his top legislative priority for LGBTQ issues is the Equality Act, passed by the House of Representatives last year but stalled in the Senate. It would extend to all 50 states the comprehensive anti-bias protections already afforded to LGBTQ people...
  • Hungary Government Proposes Constitutional Amendment Mandating Christian Gender Roles

    11/19/2020 6:32:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/10/20 | Staff
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment on Tuesday requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling nationalists turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support. The draft amendment submitted to parliament by Justice Minister Judit Varga declares that children must be guaranteed an “upbringing based on values stemming from Hungary’s ... Christian culture.” “The basis for family relations is marriage,” it says. “The mother is a woman, the father is a man.” It also says Hungary “protects children’s right to the gender identity they were born with,”...
  • World Rugby's transgender ban a 'dangerous precedent,' critics say

    10/27/2020 5:58:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2020 | Alex Berg
    Two years ago, Grace McKenzie thought team sports were no longer an option for her. As a transgender woman, McKenzie said she didn’t think she’d be allowed to play after transitioning and was “pretty sad” because she has been a lifelong athlete. McKenzie, 26, said she was surprised when a player invited her to a practice with the Golden Gate Women’s Rugby Club in San Francisco. She went and has “never looked back,” because “the entire team was extremely welcoming and inclusive.” Now her sport is has become less welcoming to elite players. On Oct. 9, World Rugby, the sport's...
  • Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies [barf]

    10/20/2020 11:18:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Dissociated Presstitutes ^ | October 21, 2020 | Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker
    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against LGBTQ people and their children were in place for years at Trinity Schools Inc., both before Barrett joined the board in 2015 and during the time she served. The three schools, in Indiana, Minnesota and Virginia, are affiliated with People of Praise, an insular community rooted in its own interpretation of the Bible,...
  • Disney finally makes queer history with long-awaited bisexual lead

    08/11/2020 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 48 replies
    pink news ^ | AUGUST 10, 2020 | REISS SMITH
    Disney continues to make positive steps on LGBT+ representation, confirming for the first time that a lead Disney Channel protagonist is canonically bisexual. The Owl House, which airs on the Disney Channel, has previously dropped hints that its lead character Luz, a 14-year-old Dominican-American, might be queer. In the latest episode, viewers discovered that Amity was planning to ask Luz to go to prom with her, prompting creator Dana Terrace to confirm that at least one of them is bisexual. Terrace wrote on Twitter that it had always been her intention to include “queer kids in the main cast”. When...
  • Nolte: Men’s Health Wants Joe Rogan Blacklisted for ‘Vile Transphobia’0.

    07/23/2020 6:04:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2020 | John Notle
    Men’s Health is looking to get podcaster Joe Rogan blacklisted because he’s “putting lives in danger.” Oh, I’m sure Men’s Health would deny that all day long: Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph; we’re not looking to blacklist or cancel anyone, we’re just publishing an op-ed that disagrees with him, harrumph, harrumph, harrumph… Gimme a break. We all know how this bullshit of “safetyism” works on the fascist left. You fascists accuse someone you disagree with of making you or POC’s or whoever feel “unsafe,” and suddenly expression that speech become “violence” and that physical act of violent speech must be blacklisted and...
  • Poland divided as right-wing populists win again

    07/17/2020 5:23:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 July 2020 | Rachel Humphreys
    The re-election of Andrzej Duda as Poland’s president this week was by the narrowest of margins and has sent liberals in the country into a tailspin. Duda’s campaign pivoted away from pro-welfare messaging to one dominated by “family values” and hostility to the country’s LGBT communities. Christian Davies was covering the election for the Guardian and tells Rachel Humphreys that the result now clears the way for Poland’s ruling populists in the Law and Justice party to continue their politicisation of independent institutions such as the judiciary and the media.
  • The mother who took on America, Phyllis Schlafly - played by Cate Blanchett in a new TV drama - championed family values but dragged women to the Dark Ages (hurl Alert)

    07/10/2020 6:55:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd July 2020 | David Leafe
    When she first welcomed British 'morality' campaigner Mary Whitehouse to her home town of St Louis, Missouri, in December 1972, America's own self-appointed moral guardian, Phyllis Schlafly, might have wondered whether she was looking at a mirror image of herself. Both favouring twin-sets, the two women also sported stiffly lacquered hairstyles — but the similarities between them went far beyond their prim appearance. Middle-aged matrons they might have been, but both were experts at — and relished — riling their opponents. Hugh Carleton-Greene, the BBC's director-general between 1960 and 1969, was so often provoked by Whitehouse that he bought a...
  • Man who planned to attack London gay pride march jailed for life (Mohiussunnath Chowdhury)

    07/09/2020 11:53:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 09 2020 | Staff
    A man found guilty of plotting terrorist attacks on crowded central London tourist attractions including a Gay Pride march was jailed for life on Thursday. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, was told he must serve at least 25 years for preparing acts of terrorism. During his trial, Woolwich Crown Court heard how Chowdhury, from Luton north of London, divulged his plans to men he thought were his friends but who were in fact covert anti-terrorism officers. He told them he was considering targeting crowded central London tourist attractions and a Pride in London event, police said in a statement. “He also told...
  • NBC News called out over tweets about Trump’s Tulsa event and a 'packed' rally in Brooklyn

    06/15/2020 2:55:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    NBC News was called out late Sunday over a pair of tweets it sent about an hour apart that critics said showed bias when reporting on President Trump rallies and the protests that have emerged in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. NBC News first tweeted a link to a protest in Brooklyn and wrote, “Rally for Black trans lives draws packed crowd to Brooklyn Museum plaza.” About an hour later, the news outlet tweeted out another story, “President Trump plans to rally his supporters next Saturday for the first time since most of the country was...
  • 11 Ways to Take Action During Pride Month [Slide Show]

    06/09/2020 5:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | May 28, 2020 | Ashley Moor
    June is Pride Month, which means it's officially time to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community with parades, marches, and other events. At least, that's what it means most years. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pride will have to look a little different in 2020. But then, it's never been all about the festivities anyway. Whether you're a part of the LGBTQIA+ community or not, we've uncovered a variety of ways to take action during the month of June—from asking people about their preferred pronouns, to supporting businesses owned by LGBTQIA+ people.
  • J.K. Rowling slammed for defending concept of biological sex: 'It isn't hate to speak the truth'

    06/07/2020 10:57:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling faced another backlash Saturday after issuing a cheeky tweet on sex and gender that opened up a new chapter in her ongoing feud with LGBT advocates. "If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction," Rowling tweeted to her 14.5 million followers. "If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth." Rowling tweeted those comments around 6 p.m. ET. Within an hour, she was...
  • Warning to parents: Pixar's New Short Film 'Out' Features a Gay Protagonist

    05/23/2020 11:53:08 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Philip Ellis
    The newest short film in Pixar Animation Studios' SparkShorts series, Out, began streaming on Disney+ on Friday. The 9-minute movie centers on a gay man named Greg, who is excited to move in with his boyfriend, Manuel. There's just one problem: Greg hasn't come out to his parents yet. When they show up unexpectedly on his doorstep on moving day, Greg (with the help of his dog) rushes to hide who he really is at first... but then a magical twist of fate turns everything upside down. Out is the first Pixar movie to include a main character who is...
  • Under Lockdown, Parents Are Discovering Their Children Are LGBT And Dumping Them On The Street [UK]

    05/05/2020 7:05:59 AM PDT · by fwdude · 54 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 2, 2020 | Patrick Strudwick
    LGBT parents are suffering homophobic and transphobic abuse from their own children during the lockdown, a charity has revealed — while young LGBT people are being thrown out onto the street by parents who discover their child’s sexuality or gender identity. While homelessness caused by anti-LGBT rejection is not new, the context within this pandemic is, and so too is abuse from children directed at their own LGBT parents.
  • CBS News Employee With Coronavirus Shares Story From Rome Quarantine

    04/20/2020 7:43:57 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/16/2020 | Evan real
    but honestly, I feel like I've had colds and flus worse than this. I've never been totally out for the whole day in bed. I've been up, able to talk with people. So, for me, luckily, fortunately for me, it's been quite mild." He was interviewed on CBS This Morning by a concerned Gayle King. Apparently he had mild symptoms and quarantined with his husband. Should be ready to get back to reporting and bashing Trump soon.
  • Davie police chief said BSO deputy died of COVID-19 because he was gay, complaint says

    04/13/2020 2:23:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 04/11/2020 | Martin Vassolo
    ....a South Florida police chief tried minimizing their worries by claiming a Broward County deputy’s COVID-19 death was caused by his “homosexual” lifestyle... ...Tommy Reyes, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police — and a personal friend of Bennett — called Engle’s alleged comments about Bennett “disrespectful.” “Shannon was my friend... ....Bennett was 39 and a member of the LGBTQ community and had announced he was to marry in December. He contracted the virus while “in the line of duty,” BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony said....