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  • Gay farmers go naked to help raise awareness of mental health

    07/11/2018 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    ABC ^ | 10th July 2018 | Nathan Morris
    When The Naked Farmer came to town looking for people to get their kit off for a good cause, dairy farmer Kerry Wilson was approached to take part. He and his partner Paul Wilson agreed, though Kerry had reservations about not having the right body type. "Gee whiz, I'm 56. Does it matter?" Kerry asked. It didn't. The cause, which raises awareness about the mental health of Australian farmers, hit a personal chord with the couple. Kerry and Paul are fifth-generation farmers who live and work together near Nimbin in the northern rivers of New South Wales. "You carry a...
  • UK to Ban ‘Abhorrent’ Practice of Treating Unwanted Homosexual Attraction

    07/09/2018 6:02:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/5/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON, July 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The United Kingdom plans to impose a nationwide ban on any practice of reparative or “conversion” therapy for individuals experiencing same-sex attraction, unwanted or not, the government announced in a new report. “[T]he abhorrent practice of conversion therapy is still alive in our country,” the Government Equalities Office (GEO) announced in its newly-released LGBT Action Plan for “improving the lives” of LGBT people. “We will bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK, and take further action on hate crime as part of our upcoming refresh of the 2016...
  • Pride Month is over. Welcome to LGBTQ Wrath Month. (barf alert)

    07/05/2018 7:29:42 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4th 2018 | Anthony Oliveira
    Welcome to LGBTQ Wrath Month. Perhaps you are confused. “#LoveIsLove!” you tweeted. “Love wins!” you said. And you meant well. You always mean well — the beer brands that used to mock us, the banks that denied us loans. The bachelorette parties that use us as props, the straight boys who assure us they are “cool with it” but do not get why we have to be so “in your face.” So quick to fly our flag, and even quicker to take it down. But now that June’s Pride Month is over and we’ve entered the muggy July heat, we...
  • Transplaining: I'm a cisgender man. How do I tell my friends and family my partner is transgender?

    07/03/2018 12:17:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    Mic ^ | July 3, 2018 | Serena Daniari
    I’m a 35-year-old man and I’ve always identified as straight. I’ve been married twice and been in many relationships with genetic women but it never worked out. Recently, I’ve discovered my attraction to trans women. I’m not ashamed, but I am nervous for my friends and family to meet my amazing and beautiful transgender partner. How should I break it to them? I want to commend you for expressing your truth because it takes tremendous courage, particularly while living in a society that has very rigid notions of what masculinity looks and behaves like. In the trans community, we sometimes...
  • Dems demand answers on Pentagon not recognizing Pride Month

    06/29/2018 9:35:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | Rebecca Kheel
    A group of House Armed Services Committee Democrats is demanding answers from the Pentagon on why it is “backing away” from its annual Pride celebration. “We write to express our concern that Pentagon leadership is backing away from supporting and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) service members and Department of Defense (DoD) employees,” the eight Democrats wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis. “The fight for dignity and inclusion for LGBT individuals in our Armed Forces should remain a steadfast priority for the Department of Defense.” The letter was organized by Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.). This...
  • NY Advocate for Child Sex Abuse Survivors Arrested... [Wanted 2-year old babies for Sex!]

    06/27/2018 10:33:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    nbc new york ^ | 6/26/18 | Jonathan Dienst
    A New York man who helps run a group to raise awareness about sex abuse of children was himself arrested Tuesday on child sex abuse charges. Federal prosecutors said Joel Davis was caught in possession of explicit child sex images and that he had attempted to get access to children as young as 2 years old for sex.
  • L.A. County Children and Family Services Employee Accused of Possessing Child Porn

    06/26/2018 7:49:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies ^ | 6/20/2018 | ANTHONY KURZWEIL AND MARY BETH MCDADE
    A 54-year-old man who works as an adoption manager with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said Tuesday. Police arrived about 5 a.m. to raid Carlos Castillo’s Hollywood apartment, which he shares with his longtime partner, neighbors in the building told KTLA. Castillo was allegedly in possession of more than 600 images and videos of child pornography. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Herrera confirmed Castillo’s arrest Tuesday. A person who answered the phone at Castillo’s residence on Tuesday said he did not want to comment on...
  • The End of Safe Gay Sex?

    06/26/2018 4:35:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Patrick William Kelly | Patrick William Kelly
    June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men. Many rightly attribute the condom’s decline to the rise of PrEP — an acronym for pre-exposure prophylaxis, a two-drug cocktail that inoculates a person from contracting H.I.V. But another crucial component is the fading memory of the AIDS crisis that once defined what it meant to be gay. After tracking the sexual practices of 17,000 gay and bisexual Australian men from 2014 to 2017, a team of...
  • Transgender woman asked for ID to use bathroom

    06/25/2018 3:07:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    msn ^ | June 25, 2018 | msn
    Transgender woman asked for ID to use bathroom Video only on link.
  • Reaching Out to (Brainwashing) Younger Hearts and Minds About L.G.B.T.Q. People (NYT alert)

    06/25/2018 3:18:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2018 | Scott James
    SAN FRANCISCO — The author M.G. Hennessey remembers the moment a few years ago, after reading a book with a disappointed 9-year-old. “He wished there was a book about a kid like him,” she said. The child was transgender, and although born female was living as a boy. Ms. Hennessey decided she would write the book the child needed. “The Other Boy,” published by HarperCollins for young readers, follows the life of Shane, a fictional transgender boy. Ms. Hennessey, who is heterosexual, hoped the book would enlighten children to be accepting of others. “The more you see representations in the...
  • Pride Week: Glam Lab gets a rainbow makeup tutorial for Pride March (barf alert)

    06/24/2018 7:50:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    ABC 7 New York ^ | June 22, 2018 | Johanna Trupp and Emily Sowa
    MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- Ahead of the 49th Pride March in New York City, I sat down with Desmond of DesmondisAmazing. Desmond is a 10-year-old award-winning LGBTQ activist, drag artist, model, fashion icon, and vouger in New York City.
  • (Minnesota) Vikings Hold First Sports LGBTQ Summit

    06/21/2018 12:08:44 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 43 replies
    The Minnesota Vikings made history on Thursday. Vikings players, coaches and members of the LGBTQ community came together for a first of its kind inclusion summit held by an NFL team. The LGBTQ summit and fundraising event was held at the TCO Performance Center Auditorium in Eagan. It centered around bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and sports. In front of a packed crowd, former and current LGBTQ athletes shared stories about how they were criticized for who they loved while playing the sport they love. The event featured four panel discussions. Each one about an hour long.
  • 9 things I saw at D.C.'s gay-pride parade

    06/16/2018 7:57:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 6/11/2018 | Unknown
    Editor’s note: This article accurately describes a “gay pride” event and contains language and images that may offend some readers. Thousands of gay rights activists and their supporters celebrated Saturday in Washington, D.C., by participating in and watching the city’s gay pride parade. The “Pride Month” parade consisted of over 200 floats in addition to marchers and vehicles, and covered 1.5 miles in promoting and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, among other gender identities. I checked out the event for The Daily Signal, observing the parade and talking with attendees. With a warning that some readers will find...
  • 7-year-old trans child wins LA Pride Parade with fierce strut in heels

    06/13/2018 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 126 replies
    MSN ^ | June 12, 2018 | Staff
    7-year-old trans child Milan Tyler won the Los Angeles Pride Parade with a fierce strut in heels on the streets of West Hollywood, California, on June 10. Thousands cheered on participants at this year’s parade for LGBT Pride Month in June, and Tyler received some of the biggest support. “I’m not deciding what my kid wants to wear and how to behave when it comes to the things he likes,” his mother Maggi said. Tyler was born Ryder but recently asked to be called Milan instead. His mother and sister London were asked to attend the parade by Brits...
  • CNN’s 'Matt' Dornic and Maj.'Kyle' Volpe, to wed.....

    06/03/2018 6:22:12 PM PDT · by caww · 74 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/3/2018 | Paul Bedard
    Some on social media have dubbed them Washington’s “cutest couple,” and on Saturday CNN Vice President Matthew Dornic and Air Force Maj. Kyle Clarke Volpe, can put the word “married” between those words..... have been together for about four years . The two will wed in Boulder accompanied by 100 friends including several from CNN.
  • President Trump misses LGBTQ Pride Month -- again

    06/01/2018 1:46:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 102 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 1, 2018 | by Tim Fitzsimons
    This year alone, President Donald Trump has recognized January as National Mentoring Month, March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and April as Second Chance Month. He has already declared the month of June to be National Homeownership Month, National Ocean Month, Great Outdoors Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. But one proclamation is - once again - conspicuously absent from the White House website: LGBTQ Pride Month. LGBTQ Pride Month was first proclaimed by President Bill Clinton in June 1999. President George W. Bush declined to declare June as Pride Month, and it was not until the election of...
  • You Will Be Made to Care: Critics Rave about LGBTQ Films that Bomb at the Box Office

    05/30/2018 7:22:53 PM PDT · by tjd1454 · 69 replies
    Project Real News ^ | 5/30/2018 | Timothy Dailey
    Western culture is in the midst of a full-bore campaign to promote the full acceptance – indeed, the “celebration” of non-marital sexual behavior, including homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism. Hollywood is certainly playing its part in this indoctrination process. There has been a concerted effort by the film industry to present a positive portrayal of the LGBTQ lifestyle. According to industry analysis site, out of over 200 film genres and sub-genres, gay and Lesbian-themed films rank an astounding #6 in terms of sheer quantity. Since 2007, some 342 gay/lesbian movies have been produced – more than double the number of...
  • Chelsea Manning 'safe' after tweeting alarming photo hinting at suicide

    05/28/2018 4:14:27 AM PDT · by fwdude · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2018 | Nicole Hensley
    Chelsea Manning alarmed her friends Sunday night with a pair of since-deleted tweets in which she contemplated suicide. The U.S. Senate candidate — a former soldier and whistleblower — who is hoping to unseat a Maryland Democrat shared a jarring photo of what appeared to be her poised to jump from the ledge of an unidentified high-rise building. The figure in the photo was wearing pink pajamas and had painted toenails. It's unclear where the photo was taken.
  • Actor Colton Haynes divorcing Jeff Leatham after 6 months of marriage

    05/09/2018 10:54:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | May 9, 2018 | Kelcie Willis
    LOS ANGELES - “Teen Wolf” actor Colton Haynes has filed for divorce from his husband of 6 months, Jeff Leatham. ET reported that, according to court records, Haynes, 29, filed in Los Angeles on May 8. People reported that Haynes cited irreconcilable differences, according to court documents. Speculation emerged that Haynes and Leatham, a 46-year-old artistic director at Four Seasons Hotel, were separating after Haynes deleted Instagram photos of himself and Leatham. He also removed “husband” from his profile bio and removed his hyphenated married name, Haynes-Leatham. Leatham still has his name as Haynes-Leatham on his Instragram bio. Haynes hasn’t...
  • 2 men in middle of divorce killed inside million-dollar home in apparent murder-suicide

    05/06/2018 1:54:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 98 replies
    ABC 13 Eyewitness News ^ | May 4, 2018 | Shelley Childers
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The news of Ben and Rene Ruiz's deaths come as a shock for the many people who described the couple as happy, loving and groundbreaking in the gay community. Houston police say the men, who were in the midst of a divorce, died in a murder-suicide inside a million-dollar home near the Galleria. Their bodies were discovered Thursday inside a bathroom at their home on Markham Street near Weslayan. "It's not truly set in yet," said Ben's longtime friend, Edward Sanchez. "I think deep down inside I'm waiting to hear from him." Sanchez said the couple...