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  • Gay weddings have boosted US economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling (Barf alert)

    05/30/2020 1:46:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29th 2020 | Reuters
    Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday. Nearly 300,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot since the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, according to researchers from the Williams Institute at California’s UCLA School of Law. “Marriage equality has changed the lives of same-sex couples and their families,” said the study’s lead author Christy Mallory, state and local policy director at the Williams Institute. “It has also provided...
  • German parliament debates relaxing blood donation rules for LGBT+ men

    05/27/2020 11:19:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.27.2020 | Kate Brady
    At a blood donation bank in Cologne, western Germany, empty bags sit ready to be filled. A few forms, a quick measure of blood pressure, a scratch on the arm, and seven minutes later donors have made their 500-ml contribution to the 15,000 blood donations needed every day in Germany. The footfall of donors, now wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, is steady, but not fast enough. Germany’s blood reserves are running low. Under usual circumstances, the German Red Cross (DRK) — which covers two-thirds of Germany’s blood supplies — would aim to have enough blood reserves for...
  • Pixar's new short film 'Out' features first gay main character

    05/23/2020 9:15:51 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-23-2020 | Melissa Roberto
    Pixar has unveiled its first gay main character in its new short film "Out" released on Friday. The computer animation studio, owned by Disney, premiered the film on the Disney+ streaming service through its SparkShorts series. It follows the story of a man named Greg who struggles with coming out to his parents before moving in with his boyfriend, Manuel.
  • WHO: Give Info About 'Early Childhood Masturbation' to Kids Age 4 and Under

    05/12/2020 5:57:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 12, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    The World Health Organization (WHO), for which the Trump administration has halted U.S. funding pending a review, advises that in the sex education programs in Europe children age four and under be given information about "early childhood masturbation" and the "right to explore gender identities." In addition, for children ages four to six, the WHO recommends they be given information "about friendship and love towards people of the same sex" and "same-sex relationships," and be guided to develop "an open, non-judgmental attitude."
  • Gay Lawmaker Angered That Franklin Graham Is Helping Save Lives in New York City

    04/01/2020 9:18:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2020 | Todd Starneds
    An openly gay and anti-Christian New York state senator has condemned Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse for wanting to treat coronavirus patients. Samaritan's Purse set up an emergency field tent hospital in Central Park at the request of city officials. The respiratory unit, which will be supervised by Mount Sinai Hospital, can accommodate 68 patients. "It's a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots," State Sen. Brad Hoylman said. "You know those medical tents being constructed in Central Park? They’re being set up by notorious anti-gay bigot Franklin...
  • Brighton Gay Pride event still going ahead despite coronavirus lockdown

    03/30/2020 6:43:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 30th March 2020 | Jim Hardy and Joseph Wilkes
    Organisers of Brighton Pride still plan on holding one of the UK 's biggest LGBT+ events despite calls to cancel due to coronavirus. More than 100 major Pride events round the world, including London, Birmingham and EuroPride, have abandoned this year's events but with just 18 weeks to go, Brighton - worth around £20 million to the city - has not yet said it will cancel. Thousands of people take part, with parades through the streets as crowds line the pavements. The huge festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year and is an essential charity fund-raising event for...
  • Lesbian teacher suspended for showing photo of 'future wife' gets $100,000 settlement

    02/26/2020 4:24:55 PM PST · by fwdude · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | Gwen Aviles
    A Texas elementary school art teacher who was placed on administrative leave after showing her students a picture of her fiancée has reached a $100,000 settlement after a judge ruled that her suspension was unconstitutional. "The agreements the district and I made in this settlement are a positive first step in making things better for gay employees, gay students and gay families in Mansfield," the teacher, Stacy Bailey, told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. ... As part of the settlement, the school district will provide mandatory training on LGBTQ issues to its educators and staffers, including human resources employees and counselors. It...
  • Lone Tree boy, 9, asks Pete Buttigieg how he can tell the world he is gay too

    02/23/2020 7:22:20 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 67 replies
    KDVR ^ | Feb 23, 2020 | Joe St. George
    Lone Tree boy, 9, asks Pete Buttigieg how he can tell the world he is gay too by: Joe St. George DENVER (KDVR) — Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg rallied more than 4,000 supporters at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Aurora Saturday night. While Buttigieg landed familiar attacks on Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg, it was a question asked by a 9-year-old Lone Tree boy that stole the show. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold read the question of 9 year old Zachary Ro: “Would you help me tell the world I am gay too?” “It won’t always be easy but...
  • New Marvel superhero film to feature ‘beautiful,’ ‘moving’ homosexual kiss

    02/18/2020 6:13:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 18th 2020 | Martin Bürger
    The next superhero movie made by Marvel, called The Eternals, will feature a kiss between two men. Actor Haaz Sleiman mentioned that it is important “to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be.” Sleiman, who came to the United States from Lebanon when he was 21, boasted of the kiss between two men: “It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set.” “I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals. I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and...
  • N.J. Should Pay for Kids to Switch Schools over 'Harmful' Curriculum, Lawmaker Says

    02/16/2020 10:52:49 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | February 15, 2020 | Adam Clark
    A New Jersey lawmaker wants the state to pay to send students to private school if their parents are offended by what they are learning. And the plan is already being ripped as an attack on New Jersey’s requirement for an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. State Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-Bergen, proposed the school voucher bill this week, saying all parents should have the option to spare their children from “harmful” curriculum.
  • Liberty Counsel: New VA LGBTQ Bill Would Mean Baptist Schools Can't Fire Cross-Dressing Teachers

    01/31/2020 10:35:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    CBN.com ^ | January 30, 2020 | Deborah Bunting
    A bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia's nondiscrimination law cleared committees in the House of Delegates and Senate this week and appears to be on its way to becoming law in the Old Dominion. A version of the bill known as the Virginia Values Act was shepherded through the Senate committee by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria). In the House, it was sponsored by Mark Sickles (D-Franconia), where it passed by a 16-6 vote, with all Democrats and three Republicans voting in favor. The mood among activists was celebratory. Democrats hold a 55-45 majority in the...
  • LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

    01/18/2020 8:08:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 18, 2020 | Lindsay Whitehurst and David Crary
    At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills would bar doctors from providing them certain gender-related medical treatment; another batch would bar trans students from participating on school sports teams of the gender they identify with. The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union. He warned that the medical bans — now pending in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota...
  • Lesbian Sues Seminary That Refused to Compromise Biblical Values on Gay Marriage

    01/13/2020 7:22:14 PM PST · by Zenyatta · 23 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 1/13/2020 | C. Douglas Golden
    Whether you like it or not, there’s plenty of evidence that the God of the Bible does not sanction same-sex relationships. You may not interpret the Good Book that way. Perhaps you’ve got reasonable theological reasons for it.
  • Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Strategy Would Pay Victims but Protect Most Assets

    01/13/2020 2:15:12 PM PST · by Obadiah · 48 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Andrew Scurria, Andrea Fuller and Peg Brickley
    The Boy Scouts of America has drawn up a strategy for coping with a wave of sexual-abuse claims through a possible bankruptcy filing while protecting local scouting councils and the billions of dollars in assets they hold, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Same-sex marriage is now LEGAL in Northern Ireland: Couples can register their nuptials from today before first weddings can go ahead next month

    01/13/2020 10:05:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:32 EST, 13 January 2020 | Joel Adams
    Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in Northern Ireland from today. Following a legal change last autumn, same-sex couples can now register to marry and the first ceremonies will take place next month. Those who are already married will have their marriage legally recognized in Northern Ireland. Heterosexual couples will also be able to enter into civil partnerships from today. But same sex couples in a civil partnership will not yet be able to convert it to a marriage in the province — the Northern Ireland Office is set to begin a consultation on the matter later this year. The status...
  • Shoving ‘Transgender Regret’ Back in the Closet: LGBTQ Advocates are attacking “transgender” people who want to return to their birth sex

    01/09/2020 7:04:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2020 | Robyn Dolgin
    It is a startling reaction, but LGBTQ advocates are continuing their campaign to ostracize “transgender” people who want to return to their birth sex. Charlie Evans fits the profile of a “former transgender” who felt shunned by LGBTQ members and was labeled a “traitor.” She naively set out to help teenagers from making the same “horrendous mistakes” she had made when starting to transition at age 17. She began living as a boy, binding her chest and shaving her head. The floodgates to this bizarre phenomenon opened in the aftermath of Evans appearing on a popular cable program, Sky News,...
  • Catholic Composer Pens Song For Pride Month Because ‘We Are Called To Love’

    01/05/2020 7:27:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 06[07/19 | Carol Kuruvilla
    Catholic Composer Pens Song For Pride Month Because ‘We Are Called To Love’ A renowned American Catholic composer and concert musician has written a refrain in celebration of Pride Month, in an effort to honor of the inherent dignity of LGBTQ people. David Haas, a composer of contemporary Catholic liturgical music whose pieces are sung in parishes across America, told HuffPost he wrote the refrain on Sunday as a “gift” to his friends in the LGBTQ community who will be involved in Pride activities this month, and for Catholic and Protestant clergy who minister to them.
  • Germany's Cabinet approves ban on gay, transgender 'conversion therapy'

    12/19/2019 2:55:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.18.2019 | kmm/sms (AFP/dpa/KNA)
    Germany moved one step closer to banning “conversion therapy” targeting transgender and gay people after its Cabinet approved a draft bill on Wednesday morning. The bill will next be presented to Germany’s lower house, Health Minister Jens Spahn told the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland news group (RND). If the bill passes both houses of parliament, advertising or offering conversion therapy will be banned and infringements will carry fines of up to €30,000 ($33,000). After the proposed ban, only adults who freely seek out the controversial “therapy” will be legally permitted to undergo it. It is estimated that up to 2,000 conversion therapies...
  • Hallmark Channel Does Immediate About Face On Gay Wedding Ad

    12/16/2019 7:53:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    It seems like only yesterday that we were talking about how the Hallmark Channel was throwing themselves into a social media firestorm by first accepting and then rejecting an advertisement from wedding planning company Zola featuring the nuptials of two brides. Oh, that’s right… it was yesterday. Well, that decision lasted less than a day. Faced with a growing backlash from Hollywood and on social media, the network turned around and said they would be accepting the advertisement(s) after all. (CBS News) The Hallmark Channel on Sunday moved to reinstate ads featuring a same-sex couple that had been removed...
  • LGBTQ advocates slam Buttigieg for past history with Salvation Army

    12/05/2019 6:58:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-4-19 | REBECCA KLAR
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism online from some members of the LGBTQ+ community and gay rights advocates after images of the South Bend, Ind., mayor volunteering with the Salvation Army resurfaced online Tuesday. LGBTQ+ publication Out published a story Tuesday with some of the critical tweets, which spurred more pushback from some activists who called out the Democrat for volunteering with an organization that has a history of opposing gay rights. “I know the photos are two years old, but still, I can't help but wonder if Mayor Pete just looks at what LGBTQ activists have been...