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  • Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

    06/07/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade. The officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones. "We don't tolerate bias and bigotry in the department, and assignments are assignments ... To allow personal opinion to enter into whether an officer will take a post is not something that can be tolerated in a police department," Jones told KSL. She declined comment on the...
  • Philly cops to have new policy for interactions with transgender community

    01/07/2014 6:45:18 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/07/2014 | DAVID GAMBACORTA,
    THE PHILADELPHIA Police Department will soon implement a new set of guidelines for how officers interact with transgender people. Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel worked with members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to fine-tune the nine-page directive, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. "The times have evolved, and not just within the Police Department," Stanford said yesterday. "You see it across the board in so many different areas. We have to learn to adapt to the times."
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch

    11/20/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    11-20-13
    "Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch Join us as and discuss the challenges that the transgendered community faces in the workplace and society. Lunch is provided. This event is brought to you by the [comapanys named] PRIDE Network. Join now."
  • Chris Culliver will undergo sensitivity training, work with in-crisis youth, after anti-gay remarks

    02/03/2013 9:27:08 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2013 | Doug Farrar
    NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver created quite the ruckus this week when he intimated that anyone with a homosexual predilection would not be welcome on his team. Now, he's doing everything he can to get past that. According to his publicist, Theodore Palmer, Culliver will be working with "The Trevor Project," an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. "He's so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all," Palmer said in a phone interview with the Associated Press on Saturday. "He's...
  • A Marxist Book in Every Stocking! Top 10 Subversive Themes for Children

    12/06/2010 9:36:09 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    It started innocently enough, like many encounters with obscenity on the internet. I was just surfin’ away, minding my own business, looking for something I don’t even remember now on Google… when up popped something utterly profane. It was a search result with this intriguing line: Help me build a library of lefty kids books – Do you know any good left wing propoganda for toddlers? (I know, I know. This individual should master English before he hits the “propaganda” too hard… his spelling and punctuation skills leave a bit to be desired.) ANYWAY. Allow me to drag you over...
  • Local Mother Distributes Obama's Biography to Syracuse Schools (Messiah Worship)

    12/22/2008 11:23:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,139+ views
    WSYR-AM Syracuse ^ | December 22, 2008
    Having been inspired by reading the President-Elect's biography to her daughter, Letrice Titus personally contacted Obama's publishers for copies of the book for Syracuse students. Some Syracuse students have something new to read in the upcoming school year. "This is really an inspiring story about a mother who [has] read about Obama to her daughter, and then trying to take that experience through the Syracuse City School District," says former City Councilman Mike Atkins. Atkins joined Letrice Titus and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney at Bellvue and Lincoln middle schools Monday morning. "It's relevant to their lives...it's not often that...
  • UCI prof risks job by refusing sexual harassment training

    11/06/2008 11:22:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies · 1,517+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 5, 2008 | Gary Robbins
    A prominent UC Irvine biologist who generates millions in research funding might be placed on an unpaid leave for refusing to take sexual harassment prevention training he calls a “sham” that offends his sensibilities and casts suspicion on his reputation.
  • Great Britain: Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads

    02/12/2008 10:23:55 AM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 511+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | February 12, 2008 | Francis Eliott
    February 12, 2008     Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads   Francis Eliott, Deputy Political Editor   People who illegally download films and music will be cut off from the internet under new legislative proposals to be unveiled next week. Internet service providers (ISPs) will be legally required to take action against users who access pirated material, The Times has learnt. Users suspected of wrongly downloading films or music will receive a warning e-mail for the first offence, a suspension for the second infringement and the termination of their internet contract if caught a third time,...
  • MSNBC’s David Shuster Suspended for Chelsea ‘Pimped Out’ Comment

    02/08/2008 4:46:22 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 72 replies · 244+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/8/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    As Mark Finkelstein reported on Newsbusters on the 7th, MSNBC's David Shuster made a rather interesting comment about Chelsea Clinton as he was hosting "Tucker" that evening. Shuster asked if Hillary Clinton's use of her daughter on the campaign trail seemed "like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?" Well, NBC has now announced that they've suspended Shuster over the comment.... so much for free political speech. In a press release, NBC says the following: On Thursday's "Tucker" on MSNBC, David Shuster, who was serving as guest-host of the program, made a comment about Chelsea...
  • Show Us the E-mails, Senators (Rush Limbaugh: some senators claim anti-illegals are racists)

    06/12/2007 5:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2,938+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | June 11, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was going to call in to the show on Friday and do some minor gloating and take a little credit here for the immigration bill being pulled, but right about the time I hit my third birdie on the front nine I said, "To hell with it, I'm going to keep playing golf." Besides, in all candor, it's not dead. It's still on life support. The president's going to meet with some people: Congress, GOP, probably Ted Kennedy, too, sometime tomorrow. It may even go up to the Capitol. The original meeting was supposed to be lunch at...
  • TEACHING CONTEMPT [Lefty NYC teacher illegally takes students to Cuba]

    04/18/2007 9:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 897+ views
    The New York Post ^ | April 18, 2007
    Students at New York City's Beacon School are getting a real education this week: The law is for chumps. Teacher Nat Turner and about a dozen of his Beacon students traveled to Cuba this month to check out life in a workers' paradise - in contravention of a Department of Education directive and in violation of federal law. Beacon - a so-called alternative public high school that caters to the bright and the privileged - dotes on teachers like Turner, who festoons his classroom walls with Che posters as he pines in public for a revolution that will never come....
  • Isaiah Washington In Therapy For Anti-Gay Slur

    01/24/2007 3:27:18 PM PST · by Millee · 27 replies · 686+ views
    AP ^ | 1/24/06 | Staff
    Isaiah Washington, who does the healing as a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy," is the patient now. He's in therapy for his use of an anti-gay slur against a castmate. "With the support of my family and friends, I have begun counseling. I regard this as a necessary step toward understanding why I did what I did and making sure it never happens again," Washington said in a statement Wednesday. "I appreciate the fact that I have been given this opportunity and I remain committed to transforming my negative actions into positive results, personally and professionally." Washington took a break from...
  • ABC, Washington apologize for slur (Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, Golden Globes)

    01/18/2007 6:00:11 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 2,955+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2007
    SUMMARY: The network rebukes Isaiah Washington for anti-gay slurs against "Grey's Anatomy" co-star T.R. Knight; Washington finally apologizes. The heated controversy at ABC's top show, "Grey's Anatomy," boiled over Thursday as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for an anti-gay comment and Washington issued a lengthy apology.
  • Wal-Mart, Ford and the 'Gay' Agenda : Seeking Media Approval

    12/12/2006 1:22:19 PM PST · by Mr Radical · 13 replies · 574+ views
    Mr Radical and Mr Right ^ | 11 December 2006 | Mr Right
    Wal-Mart, Ford and the 'Gay' Agenda : Seeking Media ApprovalWe have drawn attention in previous articles to an intriguing policy recently adopted by the ailing Ford Motor Company. For some reason, despite its plummeting sales, expensive large-scale lay-offs, management turmoil and tanking stock price, the Company has given high priority to funding and campaigning for same-sex marriage and indulging in general largesse to the so-called 'Gay Community'.  The American Family Association (AFA), a powerful Christian watchdog group mounted a campaign to persuade Ford to remain neutral in what is a controversial and very political issue. Ford's response has been to...
  • Same-sex penguin book riles town (...and tango makes three)

    11/17/2006 12:27:32 PM PST · by beaversmom · 16 replies · 579+ views
    Pioneer Times-Journal ^ | November 17, 2006 | Jim Suhr
    SHILOH, Ill. - A picture book about two male penguins raising a baby penguin is getting a chilly reception among some parents who worry about the book‘s availability to children — and the reluctance of school administrators to restrict access to it. Complaining about the book‘s homosexual undertones, some parents of Shiloh Elementary School students believe the book — available to be checked out of the school‘s library in this 11,000-resident town 20 miles east of St. Louis — tackles topics their children aren‘t ready to handle. For now, "And Tango Makes Three" will stay put, said school district Superintendent...
  • Houston landscaper accused of bigotry

    11/09/2006 1:11:02 PM PST · by Jaded · 61 replies · 1,658+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | 11/9/06 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer
    HOUSTON — A few short weeks ago, Garden Guy was just a mom-and-pop landscaping business that promoted itself as "making Houston beautiful since 1991" and promised to treat its customers with respect and honesty. Since then, though, the business has been vilified around the world as a bunch of bigots because its Christian conservative owners refused to do work for a gay couple. Michael Lord and Gary Lackey, a gay couple requesting bids for a landscaping job at their new house, received a polite _ and, well, honest _ e-mail from Sabrina Farber, a co-owner of Garden Guy: "I need...
  • Gorillas Get the Diss, Politically Correct Klan (Full Bag Barf Alert)

    11/06/2006 10:42:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 638+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2006 | Scott Norvell
    Following complaints that it was racist, owners of a minor-league basketball team in Buffalo, N.Y. have changed the logo of their team, the Silverbacks, from a gorilla to some sort of panther-critter, according to the Buffalo News. Members of Buffalo's black community were said to be upset with the previous logo — a red-skinned gorilla dunking a basketball — because they said bigots sometimes use terms such as "monkey," "ape" and "gorilla" as racial slurs against blacks. [Snip -- next story] A local council in England has told staff that it may not use the term "political correctness" at work...
  • Gym Attire Seen As Latest Attempt to Force Shari'a in US

    10/02/2006 11:59:58 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 231 replies · 5,845+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 02, 2006 | Monisha Bansal
    A Muslim advocacy group's successful argument that a 9th grade student from a Virginia public high school did not have to wear regulation gym attire because of her Muslim religion, has fired up a critic of Islamic radicalism. The 9th grader at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va., was "threatened with failing the class if she did not wear shorts," according to a statement released by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). "The student's family contacted CAIR (of Maryland and Virginia) for assistance in resolving the issue. Following discussions with school officials, the student was moved to a...
  • U.S. car dealership draws criticism for flip 'jihad' ad

    09/25/2006 8:51:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 1,023+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A car dealership's tongue-in-cheek radio advertisement declaring "a jihad on the automotive market," will not be changed, the company said, despite drawing sharp criticism that the ad's content is offensive to Muslims. Several stations rejected the spot from Dennis Mitsubishi, which boasts that sales representatives wearing "burqas" - the head-to-toe traditional dress for some Islamic women - will sell vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back." Jihad is a holy war waged by Muslims in defence of Islam. "We firmly believe the ad does not in any way disrespect any religion or culture,...
  • Uppity Men

    09/20/2006 12:10:42 PM PDT · by FreeManDC · 15 replies · 1,032+ views
    ifeminists.net ^ | September 20, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Let's face it, we've been snookered. They promised gender liberation, now we're becoming dependents of the Nanny State. They averred no fancy for special treatment, now we have affirmative action. They said they only wanted to give women a voice, now we've got speech codes. They claimed to be for gender equality, now boys are struggling just to keep up in school. Why has it taken so long for us to catch on? One of the tacit rules of the New Gender Order is that the opinions of men don't count. "If white men were not complaining, it would be...
  • June is Gay Pride Month (American Airlines Employee's Website)

    06/13/2006 7:57:47 AM PDT · by I_Publius · 40 replies · 3,478+ views
    American Airlines - "JetNet" ^ | Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | American Airlines
    June is Gay Pride Month June is recognized as Pride month for American and American Eagle's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered (GLBT) employees. The multi-colored Rainbow Flag, a symbol of GLBT pride, will be displayed in the atrium at HDQ1, HDQ2 and FSU. The flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, debuted at the 1978 San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day parade. It is comprised of six colors, representing life, healing, sun, nature, harmony and spirit. It represents the diversity and the unity of GLBT persons everywhere. Historical Perspective In June of 1969, a group of gays and lesbians resisted harassment...
  • Commission: business OK to refuse to copy gay-rights video

    06/13/2006 5:28:24 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 14 replies · 649+ views
    Potomac News ^ | June 12, 2006 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    McLEAN, Va. - An Arlington businessman who had been ordered by a local government commission to duplicate videos of gay-rights marches that he found offensive won a reprieve after the commission rescinded its initial order. Tim Bono, of Bono Film and Video, sued the Arlington County government last week after its Human Rights Commission found him in violation of the county's anti-discrimination laws. The commission said he denied services to a gay-rights activist based on her sexual orientation. The activist, Lilli Vincenz, had asked Bono to duplicate some archival footage of early gay-rights marches that she had on Betamax tapes....