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  • LAPD investigates nearly two dozen sex crime cases tied to Hollywood

    11/19/2017 4:50:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Safia Samee Ali and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles police are investigating almost two dozen cases of alleged criminal sexual misconduct connected to multiple people within the entertainment industry, a senior department official told NBC News. [Snip] Allegations span from misdemeanor sexual battery to felony rape, and in many cases, there are multiple complaints lodged against the same individual, the official said. With calls from victims continuing to roll in, the number of investigations is expected to rise. [Snip] The LAPD has also collected nearly 30 "courtesy reports" that take a victim's statement before referring the case to law enforcement agencies in other parts of the country...
  • California Becomes First State To Legally Recognize A 'Third Gender'

    10/16/2017 12:35:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    The Politistick ^ | October 16, 2017
    California became the first state in America to legally recognize a third gender after Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation Sunday. State drivers' licenses, birth certificates, and other identity documents will now allow residents to check "non-binary" rather than just male or female, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday. [Snip] Many in the transgender community reported difficulty traveling when the gender on licenses and other identification conflicted with their appearance ...
  • Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

    09/24/2017 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 9/8/17 | Amy Wax & Larry Alexander
    Too few Americans are qualified for the jobs available. Male working-age labor-force participation is at Depression-era lows. Opioid abuse is widespread. Homicidal violence plagues inner cities. Almost half of all children are born out of wedlock, and even more are raised by single mothers. Many college students lack basic skills, and high school students rank below those from two dozen other countries. The causes of these phenomena are multiple and complex, but implicated in these and other maladies is the breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture. That culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married...
  • Rainbow-decorated CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train cars rolling to mark Pride Parade weekend

    06/25/2017 8:44:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rachel Hinton
    Rainbow-decorated CTA rail cars are rolling this weekend to mark the 48th annual Pride Parade Sunday on the North Side. The Chicago Transit Authority and Mayor Emanuel both touted the four decorated cars cars on Twitter. They’ll operate on the Red Line.
  • LGBTQ petition demands permanent 'rainbow crosswalks' in cities across the country

    06/18/2017 10:34:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 17, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    LGBTQ activists in cities across the country are calling for city officials to create "rainbow crosswalks" to "honor the LGBTQ community." "Rainbow crosswalks" are public crosswalks that have been repainted in rainbow colors, which have been adopted by the LGBTQ community as a symbol of greater acceptance and rights for LGBTQ causes and beliefs. Activists are urging local lawmakers to create the crosswalks through the use of petitions. Currently, one of the cities targeted is Chicago. [Snip] Washington, D.C., already installed temporary rainbow crosswalks honoring transgender persons earlier this year, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced this week the...
  • Hallmark Is Now Selling Cards to Celebrate Transgender People Who Are Transitioning

    05/25/2017 12:43:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    Glamour ^ | May 19, 2017 | Suzannah Weiss
    There are greeting cards to celebrate and support people through all stages of life, from graduations to career changes to birthdays. But until recently, these sentimental notes haven't always included words of encouragement for transgender people or offered congratulations for a major event in their lives: transitioning. That, however, is now changing: Hallmark has started selling cards geared specifically toward the transgender community. [Snip] One in every 137 teens is transgender, according to a UCLA School of Law study published earlier this year. Due to societal stigma, trans people - and trans youth in particular - have a higher...
  • ESPN concerns drag on Disney, shares dip

    05/10/2017 12:28:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2017 | Lisa Richwine and Rishika Sadam
    A decline in subscribers and higher programming costs at cash-cow ESPN weighed on shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Tuesday, overshadowing a quarterly profit that topped Wall Street estimates. Investors have been closely watching how ESPN navigates the shakeup in television as viewers defect from traditional pay TV services and online services proliferate. Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts that Disney added customers on new digital platforms, but not enough to make up for subscriber losses from expanded basic cable packages. Shares of the world's biggest entertainment company dropped 2.4 percent in after-hours trading.
  • How the Women's March's "genital-based" feminism isolated the transgender community

    01/24/2017 3:08:18 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Identities.Mic ^ | January 23, 2017 | Marie Solis
    In the weeks approaching the Women's March on Washington, a woman in Los Angeles accidentally created what became the most popular accessory among protesters: a pussy hat. "I wanted to do something more than just show up," Krista Suh told the Los Angeles Times. "How can I visually show someone what's going on? And I realized as a California girl, I would be really cold in D.C. - it's not tank-top weather year-round. So I thought maybe I could knit myself a hat." Suh made the knitting pattern freely available online, and soon women across the country were working quickly...
  • Target Tumbles After Cutting Guidance, Reports Poor Comps; Drags Wal-Mart Lower

    01/18/2017 5:13:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 18, 2017
    US retailer woes continued this morning, a trend the began well prior to the poor holiday spending season, when retail giant Target not only announced ahead of its Feb 28 Q4 earnigns result that comparable sales during the combined November/December period decreased 1.3%, but that "as a result of this softer-than-expected sales performance, the Company updated its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 guidance." [Snip] Target shares tumbled as much as 4.9% on the news, which has dragged Wal-Mart as much as 1.5% lower.
  • Why should we bring back traditional values?

    09/03/2016 7:15:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/2/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    It took a village (government and schools) to really screw up traditional values. It is solely up to the individual to recapture the formula that works. If you remove the foundation from a building and replace it with nothing, the building tumbles. If you remove the foundation and replace it with an experimental mixture of what turns out to be fluff and air, the building will stand wobbly for a time before it crashes. You can’t remove the foundational structure of traditional family values and replace it with nothing, or the result is chaos. Nor can you replace proven solid...
  • Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often

    08/12/2016 6:08:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2016
    Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind. The research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted suicide, taken illegal drugs and engaged in other risky behaviors. [Snip] -Nearly 1 in 5 of the gay, lesbian and bisexual students said they'd been raped at some point in their lives, compared to 1 in 20 heterosexual students. -Nearly 1 in 5 who had gone out with someone in the past year said their...
  • Walter Williams: Challenges for Black People: Part II

    07/19/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods. There is virtually nothing that can be done about it without a major rebuilding of the black community from within. Let's examine some of the aspects of the problem and the dismal prognosis, given the status quo. The most important social unit is the family. Many talk about the "breakdown" in the black family when a far more accurate description is that the family doesn't form in the first place. About 73 percent of...
  • Mike Pence, Trump's Likely VP Pick, Is Too Anti-Gay Even for Republicans

    07/15/2016 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 15, 2016 | Jay Michaelson
    The Indiana governor and culture warrior would balance the ticket with a twice-divorced, proud philanderer at the top -- except he legalized discrimination against LGBT people with a law so extreme other GOP states rejected it. In choosing Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has shored up the GOP's religious base. But based on the Indiana governor's disastrous run-in with pro-business Republicans and moderates last year over gay rights, Trump may have just lost the election. [Snip] Unlike Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie, Pence has been a right-wing culture warrior for his entire career. As Samantha Allen detailed...
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2016
    A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs' hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - and disobeying their prophet's longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and "answer them nothing." These FLDS outcasts are talking...
  • Why Ted Cruz’s Sex Life Matters: Toxic “Family Values” Charade Deserves Continued Scrutiny

    03/31/2016 2:34:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    Salon ^ | MAR 30, 2016 AST | NICO LANG
    When is an affair just an affair? And when is someone’s private sex public business? Those are the questions of the moment following two sets of high-profile allegations involving Republican politicians engaging in extramarital relations. Last week, the National Enquirer alleged that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz had been “caught cheating” with five mistresses, choosing not to identify the women by name. Earlier in the week, a story broke that Robert Bentley, Alabama’s virulently anti-gay governor, was having an affair with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his married chief of staff. As Neal Broverman reports for the Advocate, rumors of their affair...
  • WaPo: If North Carolina doesn’t change discriminatory LGBT legislation, NBA must move All-Star Game

    03/25/2016 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tim Bontemps
    The National Basketball Association has, in recent years, been a league that's been ahead of the curve when it comes to responding to discrimination. When former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was taped uttering racist remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him from the league for life. It was the first of the four major professional sports leagues to have an openly gay player on one of its teams when Jason Collins played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. It also became the first league to have a full-time female coach when the San Antonio Spurs named Becky Hammon one of...
  • NCAA monitoring North Carolina anti-discrimination law

    03/24/2016 11:23:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 24, 2016
    While the NCAA continues to monitor the situation, major corporations took stands Thursday against a new North Carolina law that bans anti-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity and requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their birth certificates. American Airlines, which operates its second-largest hub in Charlotte, joined biotech company Biogen and payments processor PayPal as corporations condemning the new law. [Snip] The NCAA, which is scheduled to hold men's basketball tournament games in Greensboro in 2017 and Charlotte in 2018, issued a statement saying it's monitoring the situation and takes diversity into account when...
  • North Carolina passes bill blocking LGBT protections

    03/24/2016 1:28:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    The North Carolina legislature on Wednesday passed a sweeping bill overturning gay and transgender protections at the local level and requiring students to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex. [Snip] Legislators said immediate action was necessary to protect children and women from sexual predators who might pose as transgender to gain access to women’s restrooms. But gay rights groups called the measure blatantly discriminatory and condemned it as the most extreme bill of its kind in the nation. “Legislators have gone out of their way to stigmatize and marginalize transgender North Carolinians by pushing ugly and fundamentally...
  • Sarah Palin's Son Track: Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

    01/19/2016 3:17:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 238 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 19, 2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Sarah Palin's 26-year-old son Track was thrown in jail after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while packin' heat. According to the Wasilla P.D., officers responded to a home Monday night after getting a 911 domestic violence call. It's unclear exactly what went down, but cops say Palin was drunk and had a firearm. They say he also interfered with the victim's ability to report the crime. Track was booked for assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving weapons. Story developing ...
  • My name is Olivia and I have two dads - Hillary ad hits new low while pandering to her base

    01/06/2016 11:29:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 7, 2016
    Little girl: My name is Olivia I am a little feminist growing up to help all women with equal rights I have two dads I go to a school for kids with learning disabilities I wish that there were more public schools that can help kids with dyslexia like me I hope you can be the first woman president of the whole United States I'm really glad that there is gay marriage legal all around the whole 50 states of America I would be completely willing to help you out after school I bet I would be the youngest member...