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  • Fox Stands Behind Jussie Smollett in Wake of Staged Assault Report

    02/14/2019 6:00:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | February 14, 2019 | JOE OTTERSON
    20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment have voiced their support for “Empire” star Jussie Smollett after it was reported the actor and musician staged an attack on himself in Chicago. Chicago media had previously reported that Smollett staged the attack because he was being written off of the Fox series. However the Chicago P.D. said the reports of a hoax are still unconfirmed. “The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of ‘Empire’ is patently ridiculous,” the network and studio said in a joint statement. “He remains a core player on this very successful series...
  • Jussie Smollett cries as he gives his first interview about homophobic, racist attack ...

    02/13/2019 6:26:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 08:51 EST, 13 February 2019 | Updated: 09:05 EST, 13 February 2019 | By Jennifer Smith
    Jussie Smollett has given his first interview about the shocking racist and homophobic attack he was subjected to as he walked home from a Subway in Chicago last month at 2am. The Empire actor spoke to ABC's Robin Roberts for an interview that will air on Good Morning America on Thursday morning. In a brief promo for the interview, he is seen tearing up after Roberts asked him if he feared for his life at any point during the attack. It is the first time the 36-year-old himself will answer questions on camera about the incident which shocked the nation...
  • A first for the Disney channel, character comes out as gay on ‘Andi Mack’

    02/10/2019 5:56:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 2/09/19 | Talia Naquin
    **SNIP** When Cyrus’ grandmother dies he invites his friends to attend her shiva. Cyrus begins explaining all of the food that’s been brought before making his announcement. “I’m gay,” Cyrus tells Jonah Beck, played by Asher Angel. Jonah responds with a smile, “Yeah? OK, cool.” This is the first time a character has spoken the words “I’m gay” on the Disney Channel.
  • Ellen Page Slams Trump Administration for Anti-LGBTQ Policies, Rhetoric (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2019 9:22:25 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 31th 2019 | Abid Rahman
    A "fired up" Ellen Page slammed the Trump administration, and in particular Vice President Mike Pence, for its anti-LGBTQ policies and rhetoric during an emotional interview on The Late Show on Thursday night. Touching upon the Tuesday attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett in what Chicago police are calling a possible hate crime, Page said that it was "impossible to not be fired up" with the political situation in the country at the moment. Page focused her ire on Pence, the former governor of Indiana, for his ultra-conservative views on same-sex marriage and conversion therapy. “It feels impossible not to...
  • Without Any Confirmation, MSNBC Promotes Claim Chicago Attackers Wore MAGA Hats

    01/29/2019 4:46:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 101 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | January 29, 2019 | Curtis Houck
    Empire star Jesse Smollett was brutally attacked early Tuesday morning in Chicago in what police have suggested could be deemed a hate crime due to Smollett being gay and the assailants allegedly hurling homophobic and racist slurs.  However, one such claim that has not yet been substantiated was the notion that the alleged perpetrators either wore Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats or shouted “this is MAGA country” to Smollett as he was beaten, doused in bleach, and had a noose tied around his neck. Despite that, the 1:00 p.m. Eastern edition of MSNBC Live mentioned it anyway. Co-hosts Stephanie Ruhle appropriately called it a“horrible” story and “terrible...
  • CNN: Karen and Mike Pence's astonishing moral hypocrisy

    01/29/2019 2:11:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/20/2019 | Clay Cane
    Karen Pence, the wife of America's vice president, Mike Pence will be teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to declare their religious beliefs. Like a real-life setting for "The Handmaid's Tale," Immanuel Christian School insists applicants initial a pledge to "live a personal life of moral purity." Listen to what else the pledge says: "I understand that the term 'marriage' has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture." It asserts that God intended sexual acts only between...
  • CDC: Almost Two Percent of Youth Are “Transgender,” 35 Percent of Whom Have Attempted Suicide

    01/28/2019 2:26:52 PM PST · by detective · 76 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 January 2019 | Warren Mass
    A study released last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that just under two percent of high school students said they were “transgender,” meaning their sense of gender identity did not align with their sex at birth The report is the first released by the CDC that asked transgender-related questions among a large number of students, Reuters cited unidentified experts. Thirty-five percent of the transgender students said they had attempted suicide in the previous year, compared with about seven percent of those who did not see themselves as transgender, the CDC study found. This...
  • A married gay man is running for president. That's a big deal.

    01/24/2019 2:48:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2019 | Kyle Blaine
    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 race for president on Wednesday, announcing his intentions with a video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy. Should Buttigieg win his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination, he will become the first nominee of a major political party who publicly identifies as gay. If he goes on to defeat President Donald Trump, it'd be a historic win.
  • CNN Edits Trump Clip to Appear He Broke LGBTQ Promise

    01/23/2019 4:46:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 23, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Reacting to word that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved the Trump administration's ban on new transgender military recruits, CNN correspondent Jessica Dean ran a piece which deceptively edited a clip of Donald Trump from the 2016 campaign to make it appear he had made a general promise to support "LGBTQ" rights which he is now allegedly breaking. In fact, the clip of Trump in question was responding to the Pulse night club mass shooting as then-candidate Trump promised to prevent more such attacks on LGBTQ Americans by Muslim terrorists -- a specification which was carefully cut out for the...
  • Sarah Silverman: Trans Troops ‘More’ Heroic Than Rest of Military

    01/22/2019 5:54:02 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/22/2019 | Justin Caruso
    Actress Sarah Silverman declared Tuesday that transgender military members are actually “more” heroic than others serving their nation.
  • Jazz Jennings Heads Into Gender Confirmation Surgery as Mom Gets Emotional: 'Now, I Have a Girl'

    01/22/2019 8:54:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 74 replies
    people ^ | January 22, 2019 | Aurelie Corinthios
    The day of Jazz Jennings‘ gender confirmation surgery was an emotional one for the whole family. In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode of I Am Jazz, the 18-year-old transgender reality star is joined by her parents and siblings in the final moments before being wheeled off to the operating room. “Having my whole family with me throughout this entire journey has been so important,” Jazz says. “From the beginning they have just provided me with unconditional love and support and the fact that they’re here on this day just signifies that we’ve come so, so far since the...
  • Networks Spend Over 27 Minutes on Dubious BuzzFeed Trump Story

    01/19/2019 7:16:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 19, 2019 | Curtis Houk
    Friday night, the Special Counsel’s office released an extremely rare statement that took a buzz saw to BuzzFeed News’s Thursday night bombshell that alleged President Trump directed former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about possible construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow. In the statement, a Mueller spokesman called it “not accurate.” Despite the fact that the BuzzFeed News story was not confirmed by — well — any news outlet from when it was first published to the statement from Mueller’s team, the broadcast networks devoted 27 minutes and 33 second on their Friday morning and...
  • Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

    01/16/2019 2:29:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th January 2018 | BBC News
    Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles. The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" and "transgender identity". Mrs Pence previously taught art at the school for more than a decade while her husband was a member of Congress. A spokeswoman for Mrs Pence has hit back at criticism of her employer. "Mrs Pence has returned to the school where she previously taught for 12 years," the second lady's spokeswoman Kara Brooks said...
  • Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids

    01/16/2019 5:49:56 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 126 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/16/19 | Rebecca Klein
    Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where everyone is welcome. In a “parent agreement” posted online, the school says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual activity. The 2018 employment application also makes candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.” “Moral misconduct which violates the bona fide occupational qualifications for employees includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following:...
  • Community protests anti-LGBTQ church sign that reads 'Bruce Jenner is still a man'

    01/12/2019 6:34:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A church in northern California has incited a protest after displaying an anti-LGBTQ message. (Photo: Facebook)A northern California church is under fire after displaying an anti-LGBTQ message on the sign outside of the parish that reads, “Bruce Jenner is still a man, homosexuality is still a sin.” Now, members of the community are protesting Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in an effort to align with those who may feel threatened. Amelia Mallory is one of three local Lake Shastina moms who have come together to orchestrate the Shastina Love Rally to protest the sign after seeing a photo of it on...
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says bathroom bill issue is 'settled,' declares victory

    01/09/2019 10:20:14 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 9, 2019 | cbsaustin
    In a press conference with Gov. Greg Abbott and newly-elected Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the controversial "bathroom bill" brought up in the last Texas Legislative session will not resurface. "When you win the battle, you don't have to fight the battle again," Patrick said when asked if the bill would be on this year's agenda. "The truth is, the purpose of that legislation was to stop school districts from forcing boys and girls to share showers and locker rooms, and that stopped," Patrick added... "The people have spoken, loudly and clearly
  • 'Take it outside if you want to call me sir again!' Furious transgender woman rages at store...

    12/28/2018 6:46:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 155 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2018 | Chris Dyer For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'Take it outside if you want to call me sir again!' Furious transgender woman rages at store clerk after he calls her 'sir' instead of 'ma'am' A furious transgender shopper threatened a store worker after he called her 'sir' instead of 'ma'am'. An argument broke out at the GameStop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when the woman had just bought an item at the counter. She demanded her money back after being called 'sir' by the male shop attendant, then raged at a fellow shopper who called her 'sir' again and asked her to stop swearing as there were...
  • KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous’ Death Investigated as Possible Overdose: Glendale Police

    12/28/2018 4:24:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/28/2018 | Erika Martin
    Burrous was found unresponsive at a Days Inn in Glendale after a male he was with called authorities around 1:15 p.m. to report he had passed out and was possibly not breathing, Glendale Police Sgt. Dan Suttles said in a news briefing. Paramedics who responded to the hotel, at 450 Pioneer Drive, located Burrous inside a room suffering from a medical emergency. The person he was with, who Suttles said “appears to be a friend,” was already administering aid when they arrived, the sergeant said. … First responders also administered CPR before transporting Burrous to a hospital, where he was...
  • Swedish State TV: Virgin Mary cloned herself, and Jesus was transgender

    12/27/2018 4:42:47 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    The birth of Jesus, which is celebrated on Christmas Day, occurred without his having a biological father. State owned SVT, however, has solved the mystery of the virgin birth. Jesus or Virgin Mary may have been transsexual, they reason. Was Jesus born as a girl? SVT asks and believes they have found support for that theory in science. SVT’s claim is not the Biblical account of the virgin birth, but that Mary became pregnant with Joseph or someone else. But the highly biased, left-wing channel has launched a more gender-modern theory: A phenomenon known as parthenogenesis. It occurs among algae,...
  • High school official suspended for harassing transgender student

    12/19/2018 9:41:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2018 | 11:24am | By Tamar Lapin
    A high school assistant principal has been suspended for allegedly cornering a transgender student in the boys bathroom and challenging the teen to use a urinal to “prove that he was a boy,” according to reports. Michael Critchfield, a sophomore at Liberty High School in West Virginia, said he went to the bathroom before leaving for a school trip on Nov. 27 when Assistant Principal Lee Livengood barged in, according to a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia. “He kept asking me why I was in there. [He said] I shouldn’t be in there because I...