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  • Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to let solider who leaked military......

    01/17/2017 11:21:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.co
    FULL TITLE: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to let solider who leaked military secrets out in May - but gives no hope of clemency to Edward Snowden President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, an army intelligence analyst who shared classified documents with Wikileaks, on his way out out of the White House. Manning, who went by the name Bradley at the time of the crime, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August of 2013. Obama ordered her release day to be moved up on Tuesday to May 17, 2017, cutting her jail time...
  • 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.
  • Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    01/17/2017 1:31:47 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 250 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/17/2016
    President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information in 2010 to WikiLeaks.
  • Schools offer ‘safe spaces’ to combat ‘toxic masculinity’

    01/17/2017 6:07:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 16, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Several universities are taking advantage of the new year to renew their efforts against “toxic masculinity,” with some schools hosting events that will “construct new futures for masculinities.” At the University of Oregon, for instance, students are invited to attend a “healthy masculinities conference” where they will “engage in collective imagining to construct new futures for masculinities, unrestricted by power, privilege, and oppression.”
  • ‘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...
  • These eight US states have shrunk in 2016

    01/16/2017 11:55:05 AM PST · by fwdude · 67 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Shannon Roberts
    New York, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, and West Virginia all experienced shrinking populations in 2015-2016 according to figures recently released by the United States Census Bureau. This was in part due to internal migration by people seeking new employment opportunities, warmer weather or retirement in other states. Despite some states benefitting from migration and higher birth rates (Utah was the fastest growing state with a 2 percent gain), the overall growth rate of the United States population reached its lowest point since the Depression era. The annual growth rate of below 0.7 per cent was the lowest since...
  • Recent Study Reveals Significant Health Disparities for Homosexual Teens

    01/16/2017 7:41:03 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 74 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A recent (and first of its kind) study verifies again what many Christians have long warned about the homosexual lifestyle. Published in August of 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study—"Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12"—looked at a wide variety of risky behaviors among U.S. high school students. .. In almost every instance, the risky behavior measured—especially behaviors that are often linked to a moral decision—was much more prevalent among teenagers engaging in homosexual activity. In addition, and unsurprisingly, those students with the healthiest outcomes...
  • How Barack Obama Fundamentally Transformed the United States

    01/16/2017 4:15:42 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 15, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    It was a bold statement, revolutionary even, surpassed only by the response of those in attendance, who, rather than pausing to reflect upon such an audacious assertion, wildly applauded. To be sure, these Obama enthusiasts would have ecstatically cheered anything he said at that moment. There was a full-fledged personality cult in motion at that time. The new president could have promised anything and received a giddy reaction. Obama himself admitted to serving as a kind of “blank screen” upon which Americans desiring some warm-and-fuzzy “hope and change” could project whatever they wanted. But even then, the words “fundamentally transform”...
  • Teen removed from mother's custody for being 'too effeminate' [Venice, Italy]

    01/15/2017 10:12:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 10 January 2017 10:54 CET+01:00
    An Italian court has ruled that a 13-year-old boy be removed from his mother’s custody due to an alleged “personality disorder” linked to having “almost exclusively female role models”. Venice’s Court for Minors said the boy “tries in every way to show that he is different” and described his attitude as “effeminate in a provocative way”, according to local paper Mattino Padova. A social services report said the child from Padua, northern Italy, suffered a “personality disorder” and argued that he has difficulty forming relationships due to dependence on his mother. It also detailed an incident in which the boy...
  • 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...
  • I'm fighting prejudice, says transgender man who's four months PREGNANT

    01/14/2017 9:15:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13 January 2017 | Paul Bracchi
    It is now almost impossible for Mrs Edgeworth to look at the pictures of Paige as a little girl without feeling tearful. Paige will soon be 21. But she has changed her name by deed poll to Hayden Cross and has been living legally as a man for the past three years after starting gender reassignment on the NHS, a process which has left Hayden with a deeper voice and facial hair. It has also bitterly divided his family and left him estranged from those who love him. Mrs Edgeworth told the Mail poignantly: ‘She’s asked me to call her...
  • Ben Carson doubles down: LGBT don’t get ‘extra rights’

    01/14/2017 1:51:14 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Ben Carson reiterated at his confirmation hearing Thursday that individuals identifying as LGBT shouldn’t get special rights. All Americans deserve protection under the law, Carson said, but no one is entitled to “extra rights.” Trump has appointed Carson as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary. Questioned during the hearing by Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown on whether he would enforce protections for LGBT Americans in public housing, Carson reconfirmed his previously stated belief. “Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land,” Carson said. “Of course, I think all...
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Schaumburg woman who fired at cops thanks them for not killing her

    01/13/2017 4:39:00 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Barbara Vitello
    Prosecutors say Broyles became upset after her estranged wife phoned her at work and told her she wanted to end their marriage. Broyles asked the officers if they would return fire if shot at them, Loiterstein said. The officers responded that they did not want to shoot her, Loiterstein said. The officers left after Broyles pointed her weapon at them,
  • Oklahoma mother furious after she says her son was forced to kiss child during game at daycare

    01/13/2017 9:59:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    kfor ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jessica Bruno,
    ARDMORE, Okla. – A mother is speaking out after she claims her son was forced to kiss another child following a game of 'spin the bottle' at his daycare. A few months ago, Dominique Green said an inappropriate incident happened at her son’s daycare. "I'm standing up for these children, because somebody needs to,” Green said. Green said her friend sent her a video that was posted to the social media app 'Snapchat' by an employee at the Little Angels Daycare. "She told me 'You know, I don't know if you're going to like this video. You know, it's really...
  • Marco Rubio’s perception problem

    01/13/2017 8:23:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2017-01-13 | Jon Ward
    And so we have come again to a moment of testing for Marco Rubio. His very public reservations over Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, have quickly put the Florida senator back at the center of attention. But by stepping out and threatening to derail Tillerson’s nomination with a key vote on the Foreign Relations committee, Rubio has also raised old and persistent questions about his core character. One year ago, many would have predicted that Rubio would be in Washington this week preparing to be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. The Republican presidential primary...
  • Tyranny of the Minority

    01/13/2017 2:09:50 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    publius2013.wordpress.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | publius2013
    In Federalist #10, Madison explained how our government, formed as a republic, was superior to pure democracy in that it prevented tyranny by a majority. In his article, Madison explained how the founding fathers considered the fallibility of human nature, but prized liberty above all. In fact, in this article, Madison also addressed the reality that “[e]nlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” Madison postulated that by giving a voice to more minority groups, they would be “extend[ing] the sphere” of influence and it would be less likely that “a majority of the whole will have a common...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • ABC’s ‘Black-ish’: ‘A Vote for Trump is a Vote for Racism’ (Video)

    01/13/2017 7:17:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    ABC’s hit comedy series Black-ish kicked off it’s third mid-season premiere Wednesday night with an emotional post-election episode that calls Donald Trump the “devil,” casts his voters as racists and questions if Dr. Ben Carson is really black.
  • LGBT groups 'heartened' by Mattis' testimony

    01/12/2017 7:15:56 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 42 replies
    Hill ^ | 1/10/17 | Rebecca Kheel
    Groups that advocate for LGBT troops were said they were assuaged by retired Gen. James Mattis’ Thursday testimony suggesting he won’t roll back rules set by the Obama administration allowing such service members to serve openly. “We are heartened by Gen. Mattis’ stated commitment during his testimony not to reverse the profound progress we have made in ensuring LGBT service members and their families are able to serve our nation with pride,” American Military Partner Association President Ashley Broadway-Mack and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Matt Thorn said in a joint statement. Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban on transgender troops...
  • Epic – Moonbat Gillibrand VS Mad Dog Mattis…

    01/12/2017 5:25:42 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Sundance
    Epic General James “Mad Dog” Mattis moment during Defense Secretary confirmation hearing: Senator Gillibrand: “Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?” General Mattis: “Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with.”
  • How trans activists are unethically influencing autistic children to change genders

    01/12/2017 12:03:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    National Post ^ | January 12, 2017 | Susan Bradley
    Has the transgender movement gone too far? It began, commendably, as activism for the rights of that very small number of people who experience persisting discomfort with their biological gender. But it has evolved into an ideological movement to normalize the practice of changing genders — and in the process is crossing ethical lines with a particularly vulnerable subset of young people struggling with issues of gender identity. A recent article by Elise Ehrhard in Crisis Magazine, a Catholic periodical, addresses the aggressive approach by adult trans activists in recruiting adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome or other types of Autism Spectrum...
  • Refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border (Welcome to Canada)

    01/12/2017 9:42:06 AM PST · by jerod · 40 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | By Austin Grabish
    Frostbitten refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border Ghanaian refugee and friend became lost while crossing into Manitoba on Dec. 24 A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms. "It's very bad news," Seidu Mohammed, 24, told CBC News in an interview at a Winnipeg hospital where he is being treated for severe frostbite. "I don't know what to do right now."
  • Nude Transgender Children Campaign Battles Facebook Censors

    01/12/2017 9:08:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    stoptranschauvinism.wordpress.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | staff
    A Transgender Children’s advocacy campaign titled “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas!” which features imagery of naked children’s genitalia was censored by Facebook, the group complained. From El Pais: “A new public awareness campaign by the Basque advocacy group Chrysallis Euskal Herria, an association of families with transgender children, has hit the bus shelters and subway stations of the Basque Country and Navarre, in northern Spain. The campaign was funded by an anonymous donor from New York with Basque family roots, who donated €28,000 in exchange for assurances that his or her identity would remain under wraps,...
  • I Abstained From Sex for a Year to Donate Blood (NYT alert)

    01/12/2017 6:56:00 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | JAY FRANZONE
    IT shouldn’t be a big deal that I gave blood this week, but it is. To do it, I had to give up all forms of sex for a year. The reason: I’m gay. With what we know today about the disease, it’s a stupid reason. In 1985, in the early days of the AIDS crisis, the United States Food and Drug Administration recommended that men who had sex with other men be prohibited from donating blood indefinitely. This policy made sense at the time. In the decades since, the nation has made enormous progress against the virus. What was...
  • Report: Trans Jenner to Attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    01/11/2017 11:06:13 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Gold medal Olympian turned reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has reportedly accepted an invitation to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Jenner, who previously praised Trump during a contentious election campaign, will be among the many high-profile figures to travel to Washington, D.C. for the January 20 event, UsWeekly reports.
  • How Can We Miss a President Who Won’t Go Away?

    01/11/2017 4:29:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 11,2017 | Opinion
    His presence in Washington will invite news reporters to seek his commentary and criticism of every move Mr. Trump makes. True, he told Mr. Axelrod he agreed with President Washington “that at a certain point, you make room for new voices and fresh legs.” But he added a huge qualification: “Now, that doesn’t mean that if a year from now or a year and a half from now or two years from now, there is an issue of such moment, such import, that isn’t just a debate about a particular tax bill or a particular policy, but goes to some...
  • The transgender bathroom case arrives at the Supreme Court

    01/11/2017 7:23:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in October I wrote about the announcement that the Supreme Court would be hearing the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. This is the long awaited “transgender bathroom law” challenge to the Obama administration’s reinterpretation of Title IX law which sought to morph the definition of “sex” to include the SJW concept of gender identity. At the time I expressed concern over both how a split court might rule on the science behind the question as well as the possibility that they would dodge the fundamental questions entirely and choose to narrowly rule on the legal...
  • Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'Short List' for Commutation

    01/11/2017 8:14:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, William M. Arkin and Tracy Connor
    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery. "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced," Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News....
  • Shigella in gay men growing more antibiotic resistant

    01/11/2017 6:40:59 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 66 replies
    CIDRAP ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Chris Dall
    Rise of drug resistance in MSM Shigellosis is a common diarrheal disease caused by Shigella bacteria, which is highly contagious and is passed through a fecal-oral route. Shigella infection often occurs from eating food contaminated by people with shigellosis, and is associated with travel to disease-endemic areas, crowding, poverty, and attendance at daycare centers. But Shigella infections can also be spread through oral-anal sex, and research indicates men who have sex with men (MSM) are more likely than the general adult population to acquire shigellosis. Of even greater concern, a recent study from the CDC detailed evidence of rising resistance...
  • Radio Show Host Calls For Immediate Arrest Of HomoClemson Player After Gay Championship......

    01/11/2017 5:02:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Published on Jan 10, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Full TITLE: Radio Show Host Calls For Immediate Arrest Of HomoClemson Player After Gay Championship Celebration! ***warning language***
  • Federal judge who pushed rights of prisoners, gays retiring [Thelton Henderson]

    01/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 7:48 PM EST | Sudhin Thanawala
    A federal judge who lost his job as a Justice Department attorney after loaning his car to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners during his time on the bench is retiring. More than five decades ago, Thelton Henderson became the first African-American attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division — a position that brought him close to King and other civil rights leaders. Henderson later went into private practice and served as a dean at Stanford Law School before President Jimmy Carter appointed him to...
  • Top Government Advisor: ‘Not OK’ for Catholic Schools to Oppose Gay Marriage [UK]

    01/10/2017 7:31:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/17 | Nick Hallet
    Catholic schools in Britain must not be allowed to be “homophobic” and oppose gay marriage, the government’s top advisor on community integration has said. Speaking to MPs on Monday, Dame Louise Casey hit out at “religious conservativism”, which she called “anti-equalities”, likening conservative Christianity to extreme Islam. In a discussion on her recent report – in which she highlighted the great social divisions between different immigrant religious groups within British society – Dame Louise said that just it was not acceptable for Muslim schools to segregate boys and girls, it was also not acceptable for Catholic schools to be “homophobic”....
  • North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling

    01/10/2017 7:19:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 9:54 PM EST | James MacPherson
    North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate rejected a measure Tuesday that would have changed state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The bill failed 15-31. It would have changed dozens of references, such as “husband and wife,” to gender-neutral terms. North Dakota law lists “one man, one woman” or “husband and wife” for everything from marriages and divorces to fishing licenses. The measure got a hearing last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which voted 4-2 to recommend against passage. …
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/10/2017 12:21:22 PM PST · by Cronos · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 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. A spokeswoman for the congregation said she didn’t know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists. “We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” said Carol Blythe. “We’re very excited.” The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was...
  • Jeff Sessions concedes Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage are 'law of the land'

    01/10/2017 11:42:21 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 65 replies
    The Week ^ | January 10, 2017 | Becca Stanek
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) declared Tuesday during his Senate confirmation hearing that he would respect the Supreme Court's decisions about both Roe v. Wade and same-sex marriage if he is confirmed as attorney general. While Sessions admitted he believes the ruling on women's right to abortion "violated the Constitution," he acknowledged that it is now "the law of the land." "I would respect it and follow it," Sessions said, while admitting he still thinks the Roe v. Wade decision was "colossally erroneous." Sessions also indicated he agreed with President-elect Donald Trump that the debate over same-sex marriage is already "settled."...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Radical Queer Activist Arrested In Murder Of Woman At UC-Berkeley

    01/08/2017 4:25:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 7, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A radical left-wing activist who attends the University of California, Berkeley is the prime suspect in a fatal stabbing, and all one of his friends cares about is that he's labeled by his preferred pronoun in news articles covering the crime. Pablo Gomez Jr., 24, is suspected of stabbing one woman to death in Berkeley on Friday and injuring another in a separate incident. He was arrested by police in Burbank on Saturday afternoon. Berkeleyside, an independent news outlet in the liberal enclave, published a detailed account of the story on Friday. But it corrected the piece after a friend...
  • LGBT activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    01/07/2017 10:02:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2017 1:17 PM EST | David Crary
    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide. President Barack Obama, who was inside, felt the glow on that June night in 2015. “To see people gathered in the evening outside on a beautiful summer night, and to feel whole and to feel accepted, and to feel that they had a right to love — that was pretty cool,” he said a few days later. “Pretty cool.” That might be a fair description of how Obama himself is viewed by legions of lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • Transgender man sues Catholic hospital for canceling 'medically necessary' hysterectomy

    01/07/2017 3:19:52 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    rt ^ | January 7, 2017
    A transgender man is suing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for canceling his hysterectomy surgery after his doctor deemed the procedure “medically necessary” as part of his sex transition. The surgery was scheduled at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, but an administrator canceled the operation because of the hospital’s religious affiliation.A lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that a Catholic hospital denied a transgender man a hysterectomy due to ethical and religious directives from the US Conference of Bishops. The man, Jionni Conforti alleges that doing so violated his patient’s bill of rights that states hospitals will provide medical services...
  • Texas Transgender Bathroom Bill Triggers National Speculation

    01/07/2017 4:41:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/17 | Lana Shadwick
    The transgender bathroom battle is being hit straight-on in the Lone Star State. A state senator has pre-filed a bill which she says “seeks to put an end to a controversy that began in Washington D.C.” National media outlets are already speculating on whether the fight will be similar to the one in North Carolina. Texas State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) filed Senate Bill 6, the “Texas Privacy Act” which she says is “a bid to address the personal privacy concerns of many Texans.” Kolkhorst called herself “a longtime privacy advocate” and added, “This bill is written not to...
  • Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse lawsuits have cost Penn State almost a quarter million dollars

    01/07/2017 2:23:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 7, 2017 | Associated Press and Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
    Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse scandal is costing the Penn State almost a quarter million dollars almost half a decade after the former assistant coach was arrested for child molestation. The Associated Press reports the college has reached $237million, including a recent $12 million verdict in the whistleblower and defamation case brought by former assistant coach Mike McQueary. The university has also settled with 33 people who alleged they were sexually abused by Sandusky. Penn State paid out $93 million in damages.
  • The Trouble With the “You Go Girl” Culture

    01/05/2017 2:30:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 72 replies
    Word on Fire ministries ^ | October 18, 2016 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air, for both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous, and quietly heroic. If this strikes you as a banal observation, that just means you haven’t been following much of the popular culture for the past twenty years. One of the distinctive marks of films and television programs the last couple of decades has been the Homer Simpsonization of men. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of the The Simpsons and laugh at Homer’s antics as much as...
  • TRANSGENDER POLITICS UNMASKED

    01/06/2017 3:09:31 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/06/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on a woman who sued a Catholic hospital for refusing to change her sex: The mainstream media are floating a fake news story. They are saying that a “man filed suit against a Catholic hospital in New Jersey on Thursday for refusing to allow a surgeon to perform a hysterectomy on him at the facility.” But a man cannot have a hysterectomy—only those with a womb can. They are called women. I was slightly dishonest. The sentence I quoted, from an AP story, began by saying “A transgender man….” The really dishonest people are those in the...
  • California Funds The Nation’s First Inmate Sex Reassignment Surgery

    01/06/2017 2:59:15 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    CBS/SF/AP ^ | 06 JANUARY 2017 | CBS SF BAY AREA
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California, has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. The prisoner’s attorneys told The Associated Press on Friday that California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for Quine’s surgery. Quine was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Designer’s Melania Trump Remark Angers Gay Fans

    01/06/2017 1:09:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Curtis M. Wong, Queer Voices Senior Editor
    Melania Trump’s decision to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress to a New Year’s Eve celebration has sparked a firestorm of controversy. A number of high-profile fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, have publicly refused to dress the incoming first lady. In contrast, Stefano Gabbana happily posted a photo of Trump wearing the dress, which retails for $2,995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, to his Instagram account, with the hashtags #DGwoman and #madeinitaly. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Naturally, the Jan. 2 post instantly divided Gabbana’s Instagram followers. In particular, some interpreted the openly gay designer’s post as an endorsement of...
  • Jesse Watters Confronts Man Who Harassed Ivanka Trump on AirplaneJesse Watters Confronts Ivana Trump

    01/06/2017 11:15:28 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 33 replies
    Jesse Watters Confronts Ivanka Trump Heckler
  • Here's What The Military Will Look Like In 2017: Transgenders, Hijabs, Turbans & Beards Welcome

    01/06/2017 10:50:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | Sherley Boursiquot
    Just two weeks before President-elect Donald Trump enters office, the U.S. Army issued a new regulation under the Obama administration: servicemen and women will be allowed to wear beards, turbans, or hijabs for religious purposes while serving the country. The changes issued by Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning were announced Tuesday and were effective immediately, according to the Atlantic. Apart from religious dress coding, servicewomen can now wear dreadlocks (as long as it’s neat and tied), twists, and cornrows, without requesting an accommodation to wear them. "Our goal is to balance soldier readiness and safety with the accommodation of...