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  • New Jersey Adopts Mandated LGBTQ-Inclusive Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Standards

    06/05/2020 10:40:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    LGBTQ activist groups and Planned Parenthood are applauding the New Jersey State Board of Education’s approval of their “gold standard” sex ed standards. LGBTQ activists Garden State Equality and abortion business Planned Parenthood announced in a joint statement Wednesday they are pleased their recommended public school sex ed standards, modeled after the National Sexuality Education Standards for grades K-12, were approved. “The new guidelines and educational requirements feature an updated, more comprehensive curriculum that includes expanded content topics, including LGBTQ identities and consent,” the press statement said.
  • Two Texas Republican [State Reps.] to Headline Push for LGBTQ Legislation

    06/04/2020 12:52:01 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | June 3, 2020 | Cary Cheshire
    Two Republican members of the Texas Legislature are spearheading efforts to pass a “comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill.” Last week, Republican State Reps. Sarah Davis (Houston) and Todd Hunter (Corpus Christi) announced they plan to join a group of Democrat lawmakers in cosponsoring legislation preventing “discrimination” in employment, housing, and accommodations—a move that would violate the Texas GOP platform and create a protected class of individuals based on their sexual behavior. “We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or...
  • Ruby Rose Exits the CW’s ‘Batwoman’, DC Series To Recast Iconic Lead Role For Season 2

    This is a shocker: Ruby Rose, the star of the CW’s freshman drama series Batwoman, is leaving the Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Prods. drama after one season. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season, will continue with the title role getting recast. “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.” Neither Rose, nor the Batwoman...
  • Melissa Etheridge reveals son Beckett Cypher died from opioid addiction

    05/14/2020 3:02:48 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2020 | Alex Heigl
    Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett died from opioid addiction, the singer revealed Wednesday night. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” the singer, 58, wrote. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. “He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends. My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I Feel their love and sincere grief,” the note continued. “We struggled with what else we could have done...
  • Biden Will ‘Direct the U.S. Department of Defense to Allow Transgender Service Members to Serve Openly’

    04/26/2020 8:56:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 26, 2020 | CNSNews Staff
    ( - Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he becomes president he will restore the policy followed during the Obama Administration that allowed transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military. “In June 2016, the Obama-Biden Administration overturned the ban on transgender individuals serving openly, without hiding their gender identity,” says “ The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World ,” which is posted on Biden’s campaign website. “But Trump reversed this policy, barring transgender patriots from serving openly,” says the Biden plan. “This is discriminatory and detrimental to our national security,”...
  • Upcoming 1776 (Broadway) Revival to Feature Entirely Female, Nonbinary, Trans, Genderqueer Company

    04/18/2020 10:24:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Theater Mania ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Gordon
    American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. The entire multiracial company is made up of artists who identify as female, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. It is led by Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Kerry O'Malley as John Dickinson, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Joanna Glushak as Stephen Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Shawna...
  • For the first time, San Francisco Pride is officially canceled

    04/14/2020 5:40:44 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 62 replies ^ | 14 April 2020 | MICHAEL BARBA
    For the first time in decades, thousands upon thousands of people will not march down Market Street this year to celebrate San Francisco Pride because of the coronavirus pandemic. The colorful celebration of LGBTQ experiences, which has been held nearly every year since its humble beginnings in 1970, is officially canceled, Pride organizers announced Tuesday. Organizers had hoped to postpone the parade until later this year, but decided to cancel the event as the coronavirus raged on, with nearly 1,000 confirmed cases in San Francisco so far.
  • Not again: Christian baker sued 2nd time over refusal to create transgender cake

    04/14/2020 1:40:31 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 60 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | Damjan Tutarkob
    A Colorado baker who fought and won a years-long legal battle after refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple has been slapped with a similar lawsuit, this time for refusing to bake a transgender cake. The story: In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared Jack Phillips, a devout Christian who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, of any wrongdoing after a same-sex couple sued him for denying them a wedding cake as it went against his religious precepts. Now, Phillis is facing a similar lawsuit for refusing to bake a trans-themed cake in 2017. Autumn Scardina, the...
  • Davie police chief said BSO deputy died of COVID-19 because he was gay, complaint says

    04/13/2020 2:23:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 04/11/2020 | Martin Vassolo
    ....a South Florida police chief tried minimizing their worries by claiming a Broward County deputy’s COVID-19 death was caused by his “homosexual” lifestyle... ...Tommy Reyes, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police — and a personal friend of Bennett — called Engle’s alleged comments about Bennett “disrespectful.” “Shannon was my friend... ....Bennett was 39 and a member of the LGBTQ community and had announced he was to marry in December. He contracted the virus while “in the line of duty,” BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony said....
  • Gov. Northam signs Virginia Values Act, providing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

    04/11/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 40 replies ^ | Updated: Apr 11, 2020 / 04:50 PM EDT | by: Tyler Thrasher
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Ralph Northam put pen to paper in making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community. Today, Governor Northam announced he has signed the Virginia Values Act, protecting the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, and credit applications. “This legislation sends a strong, clear message—Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Governor Northam. “We are building an inclusive Commonwealth where there is opportunity for everyone, and everyone is treated fairly. No longer will LGBTQ...
  • Holding to biblical sexual morality earns Asbury a rebuke

    03/14/2020 4:13:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 13, 2020 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A private university in Kentucky is the latest Christian school to draw criticism for adhering to biblical sexual ethics. Asbury University – like so many others in Christian academia – is being hard-pressed by the culture to adopt pro-LGBTQ doctrine. Ever since Asbury University reportedly declined to renew the contract of two "LGBTQ-affirming" educators – professor Jon Roller, founder of the school's Worship Arts Program; and assistant professor of music education and voice Jill Campbell – it has been under major scrutiny. "Jon was told in his tenure meeting, 'You do not belong here,'" worship leader Derek Chilton – who...
  • “Church, it’s gonna be worth it” says Pastor of LGBT-Affirming “Journey”

    03/06/2020 12:03:11 PM PST · by lightman · 28 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 4 March A.D. 2020 | Jeffrey Walton
    Biblical teaching on sexuality “is not a matter of salvation” according to a former Assemblies of God (AoG) pastor who led his congregation out of the 1.8 million member Pentecostal denomination in February after a change of policy in his local church on same-sex practices. Lead Pastor Dan Matlock of Eikon Church in Kyle, Texas is not the first AoG pastor to depart from orthodox teaching on human sexuality and marriage. A small contingent of primarily young left-leaning ministers has been steadily removed from the ministerial roster, most notably the former Paul Alexander, now April, who led the Society for...
  • Buttigieg Explains Limits of Religious Freedom [semi-satire]

    03/01/2020 12:04:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2020 | John Semmens
    Claiming to be the "only true Christian running for president this year," Democratic candidate, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg explained why religious objections to the LGBTQ agenda "cannot be allowed." "The right to freedom of religion is a right to worship as you choose as long as what you choose to believe does not contradict the public policy guaranteeing that lesbians,' gays,' bisexuals,' transsexuals,' and bleep' rights to be accepted as they are," Buttigieg said. "In the privacy of your own mind you can harbor whatever thoughts you want, but in public you must obey the laws enacted by our courts...
  • Warren calls trans athlete bill “cruel”

    02/21/2020 11:15:35 AM PST · by Zenyatta · 37 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 2/21/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday blasted a bill put forward in the Arizona legislature that would prevent transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports. Warren’s comments: The Democratic presidential candidate called the legislation “cruel,” saying transgender people are “not a threat.”
  • FLOTUS Friday: Haters Gotta Hate

    02/21/2020 6:35:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-21-20 | MOTUS
    Having taken a wee break to focus their hate on a different billionaire this week, the Democrats are getting back to form with their Hating On All Things Trump® theatrics. Accordingly, they was “push back” against Melania having been presented with a “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University. But of course, why be classy when you can act like a 2 year old having a tantrum? Never mind that she received a standing ovation on Wednesday when she stepped on the stage at The Breakers Hotel to accept the award.  And never mind that the proceeds from...
  • UK teen with Asperger’s fined, placed under house arrest for asking transgender police officer about his gender

    02/18/2020 1:41:09 PM PST · by Zenyatta · 64 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 2/18/2020 | Penka Arsova
    A 19-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome has been placed under house arrest and fined after asking how a transgender police officer identifies. The incident took place in October while PCSO Connor Freel, a 25-year-old transgender police officer from England, was on duty in Mold, North Wales. 19-year-old Declan Armstrong was with his friends when he noticed Freel and “very loudly” asked: “Is it a boy or a girl?” When Freel looked over, Armstrong repeated his comment, prosecutor Rhian Jackson claimed.
  • Dwyane Wade Confirms His 12-Year-Old Is Transgender: Zion Now Goes By ‘Zaya’ & Identifies As She/Her

    02/11/2020 8:15:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | February 11, 2020 | Alyssa Norwin
    Dywane Wade is opening up about his 12-year-old child in a candid new interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The basketball star’s kid was born as a boy named Zion, but Dwyane confirmed that the child now identifies as she/her and has asked to be called Zaya. Dwyane raises Zaya, who he has sole custody of after his split from Zaya’s mom, Siohvaughn Funches, with his wife, Gabrielle Union, and explained how he and the actress have done everything they can to support the 12-year-old after she came out as transgender. “We are proud parents of a child in the...
  • State Lawmaker Takes on Same-Sex Marriage,Related Topics With New Bill

    02/07/2020 11:04:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KELO ^ | Jan 30, 2020
    Rep. Tony Randolph, a Republican from Rapid City, introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit the state from enforcing, endorsing or favoring policies that cover a range of activities that involve members of the LGBTQ community. In short, the bill wants the state to not enforce, endorse and favor policies that allow same-sex marriage, policies that allow counties to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and policies that prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the right to marry is guaranteed by same-sex couples by the...
  • Writer who accused Trump of rape seeks DNA sample

    01/30/2020 3:54:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Lawyers for columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused President Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, are seeking to collect DNA evidence from the president. . . . “After Trump sexually assaulted me, I took the black dress I had been wearing and hung it in my closet,” Carroll said in a statement to The Hill on Thursday. “I only wore it once since then and that was at the photoshoot for the New York Magazine article about my book.
  • In Philly, new gun group wants to educate marginalized communities on gun ownership (Socialist Rifle Association)

    01/20/2020 6:39:52 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 27 replies
    KYW News Radio ^ | January 18, 2020 | Kim Glovas
    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the rising number of shootings in Philadelphia and the nation, a new organization has quietly established itself in Philadelphia with the goal of educating marginalized communities on gun ownership. You've heard of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Now, there's the Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), with a Philadelphia chapter. The local chapter was founded about 18 months ago and has approximately 80 members. The organizers interviewed preferred to use only first names. "We've seen a lot of increasing violence against working communities and marginalized communities, people of color, LGBTQ people," said Joe, one of the organizers...