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  • TV's LGBTQ Representation Is at New High, While Delivering Greater Diversity (tr)

    10/25/2018 10:55:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 25, 2018 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” report for a third consecutive year forecasts an all-time high in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) characters on TV, while also noting that both greater racial diversity and gender parity has been achieved among those roles. Broadcast TV’s representation of LGBTQ characters in the 2018-19 TV season is forecast to be 8.8 percent (or 75 out of 859 series regular roles), up nearly one-third from 2017-18 to mark an all-time high. (Broadcast TV also will have 38 recurring LGBTQ characters, up from last season’s 28.) The CW ranks...
  • Coca-Cola, IBM, Citi, Allstate Push for Gay Marriage in Northern Ireland

    09/18/2018 9:53:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2018 | 3:35 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    A number of U.S. multinational companies, including Coca-Cola, IBM, and Citi, have signed onto an open letter that calls on the British Government to legalize homosexual “marriage” in Northern Ireland. The companies claim this is necessary “to attract the best talent to Northern Ireland” and because the multinationals want LGBT employees “to be themselves.” The open letter was created by Amnesty International and it is headlined “Businesses for Love Equality,” and has the Twitter hashtag #Businesses4LoveEquality. […] Some of the U.S.-based multinationals that signed the letter include Coca-Cola, IBM, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Citi, Allstate Northern Ireland, Santander Bank, and Baker...
  • PORTS > WNBA Sue Bird: Visit to White House 'doesn't feel exciting' anymore

    09/14/2018 7:01:22 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/14/18 | By Kevin Pelton
    SEATTLE -- Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird reiterated Friday that the team's players would not have interest in visiting the White House if an invitation is extended to the WNBA's new champions. "At this point, it doesn't even really need to be discussed," Bird said. "It's come up. We paid attention to what happened with Minnesota not getting invited. Everyone knew when everything happened with Steph Curry and LeBron (James) on social media, all that stuff. We all pay attention and we watch.
  • Burning Man: Inside the world's WILDEST festival

    08/26/2018 10:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 8/25/2018 | Tom Fish
    Tens of thousands have gathered for the deranged nine-day festival of excess, which is unique among others in frowning at any hint of commercialism. Incredible photos show attendees donning outrageous Mad Max-style outfits, or even forgoing clothes at all, under the relentless sun. Some are seen traveling around the temporary city in post-apocalyptic "art cars" and bicycles. And the ritualistic burning of a giant human-shaped effigy is seen sending smoke and flames billowing into the empty skyline.
  • Freemasons break tradition as they allow women to join (but only if they were born male)

    08/01/2018 6:52:28 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07/31/2018 | Geeorgia Edkins
    It is the secretive fraternity that has championed their male-only membership for centuries. But the Freemasons have decided to break from tradition by allowing women to join the brotherhood, but only if they were born male. In new guidance the United Grand Lodge of England, which was founded in 1717, has said transgender women - or men who have undergone gender reassignment surgery - may still join the Masonic Lodges. The dress code has also been slightly redefined allowing women who were born men to wear a ‘smart dark skirt and top’. The Freemasons have told their 200,000 members that...
  • Protesters Interrupt Bill Clinton Speech, Demanding Decriminalization of Sex Workers Worldwide

    07/27/2018 3:47:29 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 7/27/2018 | Staff
    Former President Bill Clinton was interrupted by protesters demanding the decriminalization of sex workers worldwide on Friday, while he was giving the closing speech at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles. “President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States,” one protester shouted at Clinton. Another protestor shouted at Clinton, “we know you support sex workers, please help us!” Clinton remained silent on stage while the protestors shouted their demands at him. Once they concluded, he commended the conference...
  • Stormy Daniels arrested while performing at strip club, lawyer says

    07/11/2018 11:10:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | 1:51am | AP
    Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday.
  • British royal family to hold its first homosexual ‘wedding’

    06/18/2018 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    DEVON, England, June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Another royal wedding is about to dominate the media, albeit for a very different reason than Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s recent nuptials. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, third cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth, has announced he will be “marrying” James Coyle, marking the first same-sex “wedding” in the extended British royal family. Ivar came out as homosexual in 2016, several years after divorcing his wife Penny Mountbatten. The couple had three daughters, who are currently 15, 20, and 22 years old. But despite their divorce, Penny told the UK Daily Mail she’s so...
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/03/2018 8:43:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | RONG-GONG LIN II and SARAH PARVINI
    When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for...
  • Lance Bass and husband have chosen a surrogate

    06/04/2018 2:43:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 4, 2018 | Leah Bitsky
    Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin are one step closer to becoming parents. “We found the most amazing doctor, surrogate, everything is just great,” the former NSYNC member told People. “It’s happening, and it’s happening quick.” The couple wants to be “very” involved with the surrogate process every step of the way. “She lives close to us so we’ll be able to see her and be a part of her life and she’s going to be a part of our life the rest of our lives,” Bass said.
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/04/2018 11:36:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 03, 2018 | 6:00 AM | Rong-Gong Lin II and Sarah Parvini
    In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for risk reduction. And it’s possible that more than 250,000 people in Southern California could be forced out of their homes after a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, Hudnut said. Not everyone will need to stay in public shelters — many will stay with relatives, friends and hotels. Still, more than 175,000 people may have no other...
  • 'Queer Space' course examines 'bathhouses,' 'cruising grounds'

    05/22/2018 7:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 22, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    Tufts University is offering a course this fall examining “queer spatial aesthetics” and “queer world-making” in places like “bathhouses, nightclubs, [and] cruising grounds.” According to the course syllabus, “Queer Space: Explorations in Art and Architecture” will address questions such as: “What is ‘queer space’? How have works of art and architecture shaped queer understandings and experiences of space?”
  • Irish church deserves to die, says outspoken Irish priest [barf]

    02/12/2018 10:29:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 10, 2018 06:15 AM | James O’Shea
    An outspoken priest in the Dublin archdiocese has written a highly controversial book titled Five Reasons the Irish Church Deserves to Die.Father Joe MacDonald was a late vocation at 45, but 11 years later he is a highly popular figure in his home parish of St. Matthews in Ballyfermot, a working class area of Dublin. He believes the church desperately needs to modernize, and that the continued lack of vocations will eventually cripple the church. Dublin now has only 220 priests, the vast majority of them elderly, for a population of one million. The church must change or die, he...
  • Irish Government Threatens Catholic Marriage Agency Over Gay Couples

    01/28/2018 5:40:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/26/18 | Staff Reporter
    A marriage counselling service could be forced to close unless it accepts same-sex spousesThe Irish government has threatened to stop funding the bishops’ marriage counselling agency unless it changes its policy to accept gay couples. Accord, an agency of the Irish bishops’ conference, received £1.4 million in state funding last year and could potentially be forced to close if such funding is withdrawn. said that Tusla, the government’s childcare agency, has said that any agency it funds must make its services “accessible to everyone”. A new agreement has been sent to state-funded counselling services including Accord. In England and Wales...
  • These Child-Like Sex Dolls Are Designed To Keep Pedophiles From Offending

    01/24/2018 9:24:22 AM PST · by OneVike · 90 replies
    Rebel Circus ^ | 1/18/18 | ????
    <p>Pedophilia is considered to be the most taboo issue in the world. For obvious reasons, those who are known pedophiles live with a huge stigma attached to them. Many of them struggle with pedophilic impulses but don’t act on them - and they have been the subject of much media attention, scientific attention, and psychiatric attention as well.</p>
  • "Stay away from Ireland," British anti-trans feminists told

    01/23/2018 1:32:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 23, 2018 02:02 PM | James Wilson
    Irish feminists have hit out at a group of British trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) who have organized a meeting in Ireland as part of their campaign to oppose Britain’s proposed Gender Recognition Act (GRA). The proposed GRA would end the requirement that trans people obtain a doctor’s diagnosis before they can officially change their gender. In 2015, Ireland passed a similar act that allows self-identification — namely, gives an individual the right to change their gender and apply for a new birth certificate without medical treatment. At the time, Ireland was hailed by Human Rights Watch as a “global transgender...
  • Mike Pence’s Colorado neighbors troll him with a ‘Make America Gay Again’ banner

    12/30/2017 11:12:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2017 | Kristine Phillips
    Vice President Pence arrived in Aspen, Colo., this week for a holiday vacation — but not without encountering a silent protest from his neighbors in the liberal ski resort town. “Make America Gay Again,” reads a rainbow banner posted on the stone pillar at the end of the driveway of the home where Pence and his wife, Karen, are staying. A dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office referred The Washington Post to the White House press office Saturday, but Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione told the Aspen Times that Pence’s next-door neighbors posted the banner shortly after the vice president...
  • Liberal NY Orthodox synagogue to stop announcing LGBT weddings after complaints

    12/13/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    A flagship liberal Orthodox synagogue in New York will stop congratulating same-sex couples on their weddings following a complaint by the Orthodox Union. The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx will no longer announce the weddings of its LGBT members in its newsletters in accordance with a policy dictated by the OU, the largest association of Orthodox synagogues in the United States. The policy was set out this month in response to complaints from other member synagogues, which take a harder line on opposing same-sex marriage. Orthodox Jewish law, or halacha, prohibits same-sex marriage, and Orthodox rabbis are not...
  • Australia legalises same-sex marriage

    12/07/2017 12:06:36 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 7th December 2017 | Roje Adaimy and Paul Osborne
    Australia's first legal same-sex marriages will go ahead in January after a marathon session of parliament passed laws. Same-sex couples will be able from this Saturday lodge a notice of intended marriage to start the minimum notice period required before their marriages can be solemnised from January 9. Only four MPs in the House of Representatives voted against a private bill on Thursday, just more than a week after it was agreed to by the Senate. It went through unchanged, after 56 hours of parliamentary debate despite a push from conservative politicians for additional exemptions, including for religious organisations, civil...
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...