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  • Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

    03/20/2017 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes. “In an age when LGBT rights are such a part of the national discussion, the Trump administration is choosing to not only ignore us but erase us from the discussion,”...
  • It Is Everywhere – FBI Investigates Louisville Police Department For Rape And Filming Of A Minor

    03/19/2017 2:35:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 50 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I first thought I would pass this report up, but I believe at this point, it is time to pause and recognize the epidemic that has taken over America. Dear God, why is this happening here in our Country? Of course, it is not just here in America, it is the world over. This is overwhelming, and we have to understand why it is that society has fallen to this most evil of evils: pedophilia. I do not know of a worse crime against humanity, or a worse sin in God’s eyes. He must be weeping for all His lost...
  • Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Admits Gay Group After Death Threats

    03/16/2017 8:18:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    OUTVETS has been re-admitted after the parade council was threatened and bullied by gay activistsMass Resistance and the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts have received multiple reports from within the Allied War Veterans Council — organizers of Boston's Saint Patrick's Day Parade — that the homosexual group OUTVETS was admitted to the 2017 parade only after numerous threats of violent protests disrupting the parade, potentially causing injuries and worse, were directed at Council members on social media. Reports were also received that the Boston Police found these threats to be credible, and told Council members that they could not guarantee...
  • Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations

    03/06/2017 6:43:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 90 replies
    reuters ^ | Patricia Reaney
    Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion. "Sibling rivalry never looked more inclusive," Out Magazine said of the commercial that debuted last week. Marketing Week also approved. The ad, part of the company's global "Taste the Feeling" campaign, features a teenage girl ogling the pool boy from a downstairs window while her brother does the same from upstairs. The duo race to the refrigerator and try to trip each other in a...
  • 'Moonlight' Is Among the Lowest-Grossing Oscar Best Picture Winners Ever

    03/02/2017 8:42:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/27/17 | Tom Huddelston Jr
    ....Moonlight won the top prize at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony—after some initial envelope confusion created a bizarre scene—and, despite the fact that the independent drama never made much of a splash at the box office. The movie, about a young, gay black man growing up in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, has only made a little more than $22.2 million in domestic movie ticket sales so far, according to Box Office Mojo. That made Moonlight the lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee at this year’s Academy Awards—and among the lowest ever for a Best Picture winner—even after generating months of Oscars buzz.
  • Twitter: Muslim Bakeries in U. S. won't bake cake for gay wedding

    02/14/2017 4:59:19 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refuse to make cake for gay wedding. WHERE'S THE FRONT PAGE HEADLINES? WHERE'S THE ACLU LAWSUITS?
  • UN Gay Rights Envoy: Religious Freedom ‘Not an Absolute Right’

    02/07/2017 6:26:56 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled that “freedom of expression and religious freedom are not absolute rights and may be limited if necessary.” In a recent public consultation, the UN’s newly appointed “independent expert” on the defense of LGTB rights, Vitit Muntarbhorn, said that negative moral judgments on homosexual activity were a recent phenomenon, stemming from “colonial law.”
  • PIV is always rape, ok?

    01/04/2014 3:58:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • New DC Comic Reinvents Snagglepuss as ‘Gay Southern Gothic Playwright’

    01/31/2017 9:46:44 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | 01/31/17 | Brett White
    DC Comics’ line of reimagined Hanna-Barbera comics is about to expand with a new title....writer Mark Russell revealed that his next project... will be a Snagglepuss comic that reinvents the cartoon character as “a gay Southern Gothic playwright.” Snagglepuss debuted in 1959 as a featured character in “The Quick Draw McGraw Show,” and later moved on to star in his own segments on “The Yogi Bear Show.” The character Snagglepuss has long been presumed by some audiences to be gay, which Russell acknowledged. “[I]t’s never discussed and it’s obviously ignored in the cartoons ’cuz they were made at a time...
  • Leader Of Portland Anti-Trump Protests Charged With Sexually Abusing Minor

    01/31/2017 2:50:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/17 | Peter Hasson
    One of the leaders of disorderly anti-Trump protests in Portland, Oregon is facing sexual abuse charges after a police investigation into his relationship with a teenage boy, local news outlets are reporting.Micah Rhodes, who was expected in court Monday, is a leader of the protest group Portland’s Resistance. The 23-year-old Rhodes is already a registered sex offender, according to KOIN, and was previously arrested for disorderly conduct in connection with anti-Trump protests after the election.Rhodes was first taken into custody at an anti-Trump protest on January 25.
  • I have officially stopped watching Supergirl.

    01/30/2017 7:18:01 PM PST · by Castigar · 132 replies
    1/30/2017 | Castigar
    Supergirl has been taken over by liberals
  • Police: Bucks man allegedly abused child as part of animal-costumed sex ring

    01/30/2017 7:44:54 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/30/2017 | Chris Palmer
    They were called “furry parties,” according to police, gatherings where adult men would dress up as animals and occasionally fulfill sexual fantasies. But on several occasions, according to court documents released Sunday, the strange fetish turned sinister when a Bucks County man allegedly took off his fox costume and raped a boy who was brought to the party and dressed as a tiger.
  • Chicago Improv Performer To Play 'Barron Trump' In New Comedy Show (style of Pee Wees Playhouse)

    01/29/2017 4:26:59 PM PST · by drewh · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | jan 28 2017 gmt | Nina Metz
    Chicago improviser and stand-up comedian Shannon Noll will play the title character in the new stage show "Barron Trump: Up Past Bedtime," opening Saturday at The Revival in Hyde Park. "It's a variety show in the style of 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' and it's basically Barron Trump getting read a bedtime story, and then deciding to stay up past his bedtime and play with his imaginary friends," Noll said Friday. Those include: Ben Carson, a "woke young kid and her Auntie, who has just come in from India," Betsy Ross and Vladimir Putin as "sort of a gossiping teenager." Though Noll conceived...
  • Robert De Niro, other stars lead thousands in NYC Trump protest

    01/20/2017 4:46:34 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/19/2017 | Leonard Greene, Laura Dimon
    Thousands of defiant New Yorkers filled President-elect Donald Trump’s backyard Thursday on the eve of his inauguration for a star-studded, full-throated statement of protest. Joined by celebrities, government leaders and union organizers, angry protesters flooded Columbus Circle, Broadway and several blocks of Central Park West. “There are those who are working to divide us,” said “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon. “We are not going back. We’re not turning around. “Yes we’ve had a setback. But we can see it as a setback or we can see it as a challenge. And where there is a challenge there is...
  • Jersey City ranked 'queerest city in America'

    01/18/2017 2:10:42 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | January 17, 2017
    Jersey City is the queerest city in America, at least according to LGBT magazine The Advocate. The publication unveiled its list last week of the queerest places in the nation and Jersey City outranks such notably gay-friendly cities as New York City, San Francisco and ... Buffalo.
  • Man charged with putting camera in Target bathroom

    01/17/2017 7:52:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wpri ^ | January 17, 2017 | staff
    LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – A man wanted by Warwick Police for video voyeurism has been arrested by Lincoln Police on the same charge. Lincoln Police responded to the Target at the Lincoln Mall on Jan. 14 after Loss Prevention found a small camera mounted in the store’s family bathroom. Lincoln Police received a photo of the suspect who they said was later identified as Umit Cakmak, 41, of Providence.
  • 'Soul Man' Sam Moore Joins Trump Inauguration!

    01/17/2017 2:45:05 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/17 04:13 PM EST | jUDY kURTZ
    Trump’s inauguration is getting a dose of soul, with “Soul Man” singer Sam Moore joining the lineup of performers just days after Jennifer Holliday pulled out. Moore, one half of the R&B duo Sam & Dave, announced Tuesday he’ll be appearing at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” in Washington on the eve of the Jan. 20 inauguration. "As an American, I am honored to perform for President-elect Donald Trump," Moore said in a statement. "I was a participant in the civil rights movement and have seen many positive changes and advancement in my 81 years of living in...
  • ‘Inclusive Globalism’ Means Embracing LGBT Rights, Davos Attendees Told

    01/16/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Corporations should be encouraged to support gay rights as a means to further economic gain, attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos will hear this week. World leaders gather this week at the Swiss ski resort to discuss how to make globalism more inclusive in response to the rising tide of populism. As part of that agenda Chief Operating Officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Antonio Zappulla has suggested private and public sector leaders be encouraged to be more “inclusive” of LGBT staff. Singling out organisations who have been leading on that agenda for praise, Zappulla cited the British...
  • Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

    01/15/2017 4:18:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | January 15, 2017 | John Blake and Chandrika Narayan, CNN
    CNN)Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial leader of one of the nation's largest megachurches, has died, according to the suburban Atlanta church he presided over. He was 63. Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Long was a national figure and one of the most innovative and polarizing pastors in the contemporary church. He was also a paradox. He was a preacher who led an infamous march against same-sex marriage and denounced homosexuality, but he also settled a lawsuit by four young men who said he...
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • 'Liberal snowflake' Hollywood stars come under fire for 'pathetic' video (T)

    01/15/2017 7:49:21 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/14/2015 | brit reporters
    Donald Trump's supporters have hit out at Hollywood once again, this time over a video of some of the biggest celebrities defiantly singing before his inauguration. A new clip by W Magazine and Conde Nast Entertainment shows the likes of Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Amy Adams reciting the disco classic I Will Survive. The star-studded cast is seen participating in a 'lyrical improv' reading of the Gloria Gaynor song in the video, released just days before Trump will be sworn in. It's already racked up more than a million views, but many of Trump's most fervent fans found the...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26... The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...
  • Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees

    01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Theodore Schleifer and Laura Koran
    (CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry. "These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past." Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology. In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who...
  • Freedom of Association Is Great ... for Liberals

    01/06/2017 5:05:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Tim Graham.The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that "'Religious Freedom' legislation will be everywhere in 2017." "Religious freedom" is in scare quotes, a warning that deplorables will use that thing called religion as their weapon of choice in the coming assault on the LGBTQ community. The same website is celebrating a petition urging the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to reverse its acceptance of an invitation to sing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. The freedom to disassociate becomes a terrific idea when used to reject Republicans or conservatives. Slate's story has a hero...
  • Gospel singer Kim Burrell's radio show is canceled just days after she was dropped from the Ellen D

    01/05/2017 8:14:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Valerie Edwards and Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Gospel singer Kim Burrell's radio show is canceled just days after she was dropped from the Ellen DeGeneres show following homophobic sermon Gospel singer, Kim Burrell's radio show has been canceled following her church sermon in which she called homosexuality 'perverted' and a 'sin'. Texas Southern University announced on Wednesday that Burrell's Bridging the Gap would no longer be airing on its airwaves. Burrell's show on KTSU-FM 90.9 began nearly seven months ago in June. 'The Kim Burrell show is no longer airing as part of KTSU Radio programming,' TSU said in a statement. Scroll down for video
  • Gold standard study's striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier

    01/05/2017 2:02:46 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    http://www.presentation-r2l.org/children-raised-in-the-intact-biological-family-fare-better-by-the-v | May 20, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    ‘Gold standard’ study’s striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier The most scientifically credible studies show that children of heterosexual parents fare better on numerous indicators of personal well-being than children of homosexual parents. Authored by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the study was published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research. Children of lesbian mothers are nearly 12 times (≅ 1200%) as likely to say they were sexually touched by a parent or adult as those raised in intact biological families. Asked if they had ever been raped, 31...
  • Trump Presidency Will Disproportionately Affect Marginalized Communities in Years to Come

    01/05/2017 12:38:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Rainbow Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mike Yepes, TRT Guest Columnist
    November 8 was a whirlwind of emotions. Starting my day off in Rhode Island, I eagerly rushed over to my local polling location in Providence at 7 a.m. with my younger brother to cast my ballot for Hillary Clinton. She was not perfect, not by a long shot, and any claims to the contrary were often rooted in the shortcomings of white feminism—which roots its platform in the obstructions faced by cisgender white women without nuanced conversations around race, class, ethnicity, queer theory, and other issues related to identity. However, what she did hold was potential for progress and improved...
  • Orwellian "Harassment" Policies Threaten Free Speech

    01/02/2017 5:47:08 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 2, 2017
    One of the most common arguments in favor of school district transgender "non-discrimination" policies is that such policies prevent "bullying" and "harassment." But what is bullying and harassment? Definitions are often so broad and all-encompassing that people end up being severely penalized for "harassment" when all they did was speak their mind. Real-life examples of how "harassment" is really an excuse for censorship are abundant. In Massachusetts, a renowned urologist was fired by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center because he sent emails to hospital officials expressing concerns about the hospital's "aggressive promotion of and involvement in LGBT activities ... and...
  • Kim Burrell under fire for comments about gays and lesbians

    01/02/2017 4:14:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 57 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 01.02.17
    NEW YORK (AP) — Gospel singer Kim Burrell says she makes "no excuses or apologies" for a sermon at a Houston church where she referred to gays and lesbians as perverted.A tape of Burrell preaching at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church began circulating online. She said that "the perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women." She referred to specific homosexual acts as perverted.Meanwhile, Burrell is scheduled to sing a duet with Pharrell next Thursday on the talk show "Ellen," where host Ellen DeGeneres is one of show business' most...
  • Who Are We Americans Now? And who will we become under Trump? (From the Left)

    12/31/2016 10:48:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | December 19, 2016 | Paul Starr
    “That’s not who we are,” Barack Obama often says when appealing to Americans to oppose illiberal policies such as torturing prisoners, barring immigrants on the basis of their religion, and denying entry to refugees. But now that Americans have elected a president who has called for precisely those policies, Obama’s confidence about who we are may seem misplaced. Questions about the defining values of our common nationality have haunted us before at critical moments in American history, and now they do again: In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, what does it mean to be an American? Will Trump and...
  • Obama’s only Navy secretary pushed an agenda of social change. Now, he leaves with a warning

    12/30/2016 2:13:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    “You make the decisions you think are right, right now, regardless what you think is going to happen in the future,” Mabus said. “But we are stronger because of this integration. That is undeniably true. So, if it gets rolled back, you’re weakening the United States military. You’re weakening the Navy. You’re weakening the Marine Corps. If that’s what you want to do, okay. But you have to be honest about it.”
  • Kellogg Foundation Made Huge Grants to John Podesta’s Center for American Progress

    12/27/2016 9:16:07 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-27-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Lee Stranahan December 27, 2016 The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave nearly two million dollars to the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress and a closely affiliated organization called Washington Center for Equitable Growth that also lists John Podesta as a founder. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is the namesake nonprofit arm of the Kellogg Company, which weeks ago pulled advertising from Breitbart News, declaring in an official statement that Breitbart is not “aligned with our values as a company.” The Foundation describes itself as being “founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg” and...
  • Rome Could Have Stopped the New UN LGBT Czar

    12/26/2016 3:05:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 23, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    This week the brave African delegations to the UN fought a rear-guard action to stop a new UN office that will seek out and punish any country or institution that does not bend to the will of the dominant LGBT ethos. This months-long fight began at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and it was almost stopped there. It could have been stopped there. It could have been stopped anywhere along the way as it moved from Geneva to the Third Committee of the General Assembly and finally this week to the General Assembly itself. All that was left to...
  • Ivanka hecklers get blasted online after outburst

    12/23/2016 8:45:34 PM PST · by conservative98 · 137 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2016 | Carl Campanile and Laura Italiano
    The pro-Trump Twitterverse is lobbing hundreds of angry posts and meme attacks at the Brooklyn husbands who were kicked off a plane at JFK after one yelled at future First Daughter Ivanka. The Cobble Hill couple, attorney Daniel Goldstein and Hunter College Urban Studies Professor Matthew Lasner, are being trolled as “jerks,” “misogynists,” “political terrorists,” “heterophobic bigots,” and all manner of ­offensive gay slurs. A flood of one-star pans also is filling the Amazon review page for Lasner’s new book, “High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century.” Meanwhile, a Trump confidante said Ivanka will probably keep flying commercial because...
  • Hateful Far Left Gay Couple Stalks Ivanka Trump at JFK – Chased Her Down Terminal

    12/22/2016 5:17:09 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 117 replies
    gateway pundit.com ^ | Dec 22nd, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    New York gay couple Matt Lasner and his husband Attorney Dan Goldstein targeted Ivanka Trump and her family today at JFK Airport in New York City. After spotting Ivanka and HER CHILDREN the unhinged leftists CHASED HER DOWN! Ivanka Trump was flying commercial today. The unhinged Hillary supporter harassed Ivanka and her children on the plane. Lasner JFK – Chased Her Down Terminal has since deleted his Twitter account. Such awful gays.
  • Why We Put a Transgender Girl on the Cover of National Geographic

    12/22/2016 10:38:33 AM PST · by detective · 120 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 22, 2016 | Susan Goldberg
    Lots of people are talking about Avery Jackson, a nine-year-old girl from Kansas City who is the first transgender person to appear on the cover of National Geographic. Since we shared photos of the cover of our special issue on gender on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, tens of thousands of people have weighed in with opinions, from expressions of pride and gratitude to utter fury. More than a few have vowed to cancel their subscriptions.
  • Ivanka Trump Accosted by Passenger on JetBlue Flight

    12/22/2016 8:34:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 229 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/22/2016
    Ivanka Trump Accosted by Passenger on JetBlue Flight 12/22/2016 7:40 AM Ivanka Trump just had a bumpy start to her Xmas holiday ... an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and "jeering" at her 3 kids. Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, "Your father is ruining the country." The guy went on, "Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private." The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.
  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple? (Well THAT didn't take long)

    12/16/2016 9:58:22 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Movies UK ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tom Butler
    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian.Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they? Could ‘Rogue One’ also feature the franchise’s first same-sex screen couple, too?
  • Star Trek: Discovery Finds Its Lead With a Current Walking Dead Actress

    12/14/2016 7:31:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    TVGuide ^ | December 14, 2016
    Star Trek: Discovery finally has its star. The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green will headline the first Star Trek series in over a decade for CBS All Access, TVGuide.com has learned. Martin-Green will play a lieutenant commander in the new series hitting CBS' streaming network in May 2017. This is the first time that a Star Trek series won't be anchored by a character playing a captain, but according to Entertainment Weekly, who first reported the news, Martin-Green's character's position as lieutenant will have "caveats." Casting an African-American female to lead the series was a big priority for the show's original...
  • Pepsi CEO: 'My Employees Were All Crying' After Trump Won

    12/14/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by drewh · 100 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 14, 2016 | Julia La Roche
    On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump added three more high-profile CEOs — Pepsi (PEP) CEO Indra Nooyi, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk — to his Strategic and Policy Forum. “My Administration is going to work together with the private sector to improve the business climate and make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland,” Trump said in a statement. With Pepsi’s Nooyi on board, expect there to be plenty of discussion about some serious issues. Just two days after the election, Nooyi, a Hillary Clinton...
  • Actress Susan Olsen fired from radio show after homophobic rant (Says Trump is Right)

    Here's the story of a not-so-lovely lady. Actress Susan Olsen — who played the youngest daughter Cindy on "The Brady Bunch" — was just fired from her hosting gig on an L.A. radio show over a homophobic rant she sent over Facebook. The Donald Trump supporter co-hosted the show "Two Chicks Talkin' Politics" before she was dismissed by the station, according to reports. Olsen used a homophobic slur over and over again towards openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting, who decided to publish the once-private message publicly. Recommended for you: Watch Now - It's Not Just Radio on TV. It's Not...
  • Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

    12/02/2016 9:58:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 12:26 PM EST
    Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reports it obtained emails showing the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar Group’s decision not to put its hub in Charlotte. …
  • Tom Ford Refused To Dress Melania Trump When Asked In The Past And Says His Clothes....

    11/30/2016 9:56:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 30, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Tom Ford Refused To Dress Melania Trump When Asked In The Past And Says His Clothes Are 'Too Expensive' For Her To Wear As First Lady (Despite Making A Custom Gown For Michelle Obama) By Chris Spargo 30 November 2016 | One of America's most talented and iconic fashion designers has revealed that he has no desire to dress Melania Trump in his clothes - and has already refused to work with her in the past. Tom Ford stopped by The View on Wednesday to talk about his new film Nocturnal Animals, and also spent some time talking about first...
  • 14 Fashion Designers on Whether They’d Dress Melania Trump as First Lady

    11/30/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Cady Lang
    "I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump"  Fashion functions as a reflection of the times that we live in, which is why it should come as no surprise that sartorial choices can be extremely political. Michelle Obama’s embrace of young American designers of color like Tracy Reese and Jason Wu during her two terms as First Lady or Melania Trump’s choice to wear a dress to the RNC by Roksanda Ilincic, viewed as a nod to how Ilincic’s Serbian background paralleled Melania’s own Slovenian upbringing. (Obama has also supported the popular designer.) A style decision at momentous...
  • DumpKelloggs Trends #1 on Twitter Following Breitbart Boycott

    11/30/2016 3:32:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30,2016 | Charlie Nash
    Breitbart News organized the boycott after Kellogg withdrew their advertising from Breitbart News, claiming that the site and its conservative readers were not “aligned with our values as a company.” The boycott, which has also taken place under the hashtag #DumpKelloggs, has generated thousands of posts on Facebook and Twitter, with the official Kellogg’s Facebook pages for various products being bombarded with complaints from Breitbart’s readers. “We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s Kris Charles in a statement this week....
  • BREAKING: LGBT activists defeat African nations in major victory at UN

    11/21/2016 6:13:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/21/16 | Lisa Bourne
    LGBT activists were handed a victory at the United Nations today when an effort to thwart the first special U.N. independent “expert” overseeing LGBT issues failed. In a lead up to what LGBT activists considered the most important vote by the UN regarding their agenda in years, the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee further paved the way for a controversial new UN post to enforce special new rights based upon the sexual preference and behavior of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). An African Group of 54 nations had challenged the legality of the...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Suggests Taking a Baseball Bat to Anyone Who's Not a Democrat

    11/13/2016 8:28:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 12, 2016 | Parker Lee
    Earlier this week, actress Lea DeLaria — who's made a splash in her role on Netflix's hit show “Orange Is the New Black” — posted an Instagram photo in which she appeared to call for violence against anyone who's not a Democrat. Or pick up a baseball bat and take out every f**king republican and independent I see.
  • Family Bakery Bullied by Militant LGBT Mob Closes

    10/04/2016 11:48:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | Sep. 30, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    In 2013 - a small family bakery in Northwestern Oregon refused to make a cake for a lesbian wedding. The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa had no idea that their decision to follow the teachings of their Christian faith would lead to a multi-year legal battle. It’s a battle still being waged. Aaron and Melissa Klein were eventually punished by the state of Oregon -- fined $135 thousand dollars for refusing to participate in the lesbian wedding event. It was the price they had to pay for refusing to violate their conscience. They also made the painful decision...
  • California limits state travel to North Carolina over its ‘bathroom bill’

    09/28/2016 5:46:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 27, 2016 | Adam Ashton
    North Carolina’s controversial law overturning local government protections for gays and lesbians could cost it some business with California state agencies. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits state agencies from compelling their employees to travel to states with laws that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The effect is to ban state-funded travel to North Carolina and other states that may adopt policies like its HB2, the law that struck down local measures protecting gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination and prohibited cities from passing new anti-discriminatory policies.
  • Op-ed: Sainthood for Mother Teresa exposes the delusion of religion

    09/11/2016 4:48:33 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 10 2016 | Gregory A. Clark
    In canonizing Mother Teresa as a saint ("Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint," Sept. 5), the pope publicly confirmed the essential tenets of Catholicism: That God could have stopped Catholic priests from raping altar boys. But, overall, He didn't want to. And millions throughout the world rejoiced in this good news. Such is religion.