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  • Hollywood Mega-Producer Wants to Punish Lawmakers Who Support Traditional Marriage

    12/10/2018 3:41:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | December 10, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    he Hollywood producer behind Glee and American Horror Story has declared war on politicians who support traditional marriage and oppose letting men who identify as women use the ladies room. Ryan Murphy declared war during a politically-charged address at a pro-LGBT gala in Los Angeles. “I want these hateful and wrong politicians to go and to stop polluting our moral and ethical ether,” he said, according to a transcript provided to Starnes Country. “Based on this fall, I think it’s now possible to create a movement to protect and nourish our own.” Murphy announced that his new multi-million dollar organization...
  • Gamblers Doubling Down on Transgender Miss Universe Contestant to Win Pageant

    12/04/2018 7:06:04 PM PST · by Simon Green · 71 replies
    The Blast ^ | 12/04/18 | Gary Trock
    Miss Universe is breaking new ground at this year’s pageant with the first transgender contestant to ever compete for the crown, and those betting on the competition are declaring her a heavy favorite. Angela Ponce won her qualifying rounds in Spain and will represent her country at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. Ponce, who hails from Seville, was the first transgender woman to be crowned Miss Universe Spain and is competing to promote gender diversity and equality. As the competition nears, online bookies are taking action, and Ponce has grown to become the clear favorite with...
  • UC San Diego starts referring to Latinos and Latinas as Latinx in key cultural shift

    12/03/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    San Siego Union-Tribune ^ | 12-2-18 | Gary Robbins
    UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that’s occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality. The “gender specific” terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings. The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBT community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance. As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin...
  • Justice Kennedy's Hubris

    12/02/2018 1:21:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    This week on The David Rubenstein Show, retired Justice Kennedy finally admitted the real reason behind his Obergefell ruling, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that created a novel definition of marriage to give legal status to same-sex couples. Kennedy said, “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, now we know. The justice’s reasoning had nothing to do with Constitutional principles. He had an emotional reaction and in his hubris he imposed his private feelings on the nation....
  • Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain blocked by Obama

    02/08/2017 7:26:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    The Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say.
  • Cosmic Airburst May Have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East 3,700 Years Ago

    11/29/2018 3:27:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The airburst "in an instant, devastated approximately 500 km2 [about 200 square miles] immediately north of the Dead Sea, not only wiping out 100 percent of the [cities] and towns, but also stripping agricultural soils from once-fertile fields and covering the eastern Middle Ghor with a super-heated brine of Dead Sea anhydride salts pushed over the landscape by the event's frontal shock waves," the researchers wrote in the abstract for a paper that was presented at the American Schools of Oriental Research annual meeting held in Denver Nov. 14 to 17. Anhydride salts are a mix of salt and sulfates....
  • My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy

    11/24/2018 4:56:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 158 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2018 | Andrea Long Chu
    Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier. In fact, I don’t expect it to. That shouldn’t disqualify me from getting it. I like to say that being trans is the second-worst thing that ever happened to me. (The worst was being born...
  • I'm trans, I'm American … and I'm terrified of going home

    11/04/2018 11:13:32 AM PST · by mkleesma · 116 replies
    CBC News ^ | 11/04/18 | Sam Harper*
    I am terrified. I am a citizen by birth of the United States, an activist, a writer, a Boston Red Sox fan. I am also transgender. And as a transgender person, I'm terrified. I'm terrified because my country's government is proposing to erase my existence. We recently learned of the Trump administration's proposed definition of gender — a proposal that would exclude trans people from federal recognition, and potentially many civil rights protections. This definition could have severe consequences. Under this definition, I could be denied access to the medication I need. I could be denied housing and work, and...
  • Ohio Boy Scout leader faces child pornography charges

    11/03/2018 4:04:46 PM PDT · by Salman · 45 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2018 | AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Boy Scout leader recorded boys changing clothes before and after swimming at a YMCA, his home's bathroom and inside teepees at an Ohio scout reservation. Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas Close, of Shelby in central Ohio's Richland County, was arrested and indicted Thursday on sexual exploitation of children and receiving and distributing child pornography charges.
  • VANITY- My night at the Rodef Shalom

    11/02/2018 6:49:32 PM PDT · by pburgh01 · 10 replies
    Unforgettably uplifting service. Kind words of hope and solidarity. Beautiful music in a beautiful temple. I sobbed and felt the grief of 50+ centuries of persecution, murder and hate. My significant other and I sat near the door and watched the hundreds of faces coming through — some wearing yarmulke and some in hijab — and all there to share their love, support and grief. No two faces were the same yet, tonight, we were all one. Receiving standing ovations were Mrs. Fred Rogers and Wasi Mohamed, executive director of Pittsburgh’s Islamic Center. This young man’s heartfelt message on the...
  • School Police Show Up At Door Of Transgender Policy Critic

    11/02/2018 7:40:56 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 31 replies
    A parent who sent an email critical of the Florida school superintendent who implemented a radical transgender policy that strips away parent rights, found officers from the school district’s brand new police force at his door the next day. This is a fairly shocking level of intimidation, and certainly at least some parents must have got the message: Shut up, sit down and let us handle your children. Or else we may come knocking. We wrote about this radical policy last week, but confess we did not see this tactic coming. The essentials are this: At the recommendation of the...
  • Red Roots Of Gay Movement

    09/10/2003 3:16:04 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 155 replies · 1,554+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | September 10, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    It's often said that homosexuals have always been with us, as if the "gay rights" movement has just spontaneously emerged, but the truth is that it has been traced to one man, a communist named Harry Hay. This is a story that deserves to be told as society proceeds with a debate over the extent of "gay rights." This is what lies behind the drive for homosexual marriage. Their "rights" won't end with that. They want to legalize child molestation by calling it "love." With the gay marriage debate underway, it's time for the major media to tell the full...
  • Pelosi Promises Hasty Action On LGBTQ Rights Bill Should Dems Win House (barf alert)

    10/29/2018 7:48:58 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 34 replies
    TPM ^ | 10/29/2018 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    House Dems are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals should. Pelosi recently said she would introduce the Equality Act as one of her first orders of business if Democrats retake the House in November saying equal rights for the LGBTQ community is “personal.” The 1964 Civil Rights Act already bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The Equality Act, if passed, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the law and expand those protections beyond the workplace. It would outlaw gender discrimination...
  • 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...
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • MATTHEW SHEPARD: THE LIE CONTINUES

    10/14/2018 4:20:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Takimag ^ | 10/13/18
    In 2009, Barack Obama honored dead gay man Matthew Shepard by putting his name on some silly-ass federal hate crimes act. Now Shepard’s gay corpse will join other luminaries as Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller by being interred at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Ever since Shepard’s 1998 murder in Laramie, WY, his legacy has become sanctified to a nigh untouchable level. We are led to believe that two homophobic Wyoming rednecks met Shepard at a bar, then lured him to the outskirts of town, where they cracked his skull by pistol-whipping him and then tied him to a...
  • Taylor Swift and the Politics of Groupthink

    10/08/2018 5:14:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 26 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 8, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Last weekend, pop (formerly country) superstar Taylor Swift – after years of carefully avoiding politics – took to Instagram to issue a polemic against Congressman Marsha Blackburn, candidate for U.S. Senate in her home state of Tennessee. Swift, who has long had a broad following across the ideological spectrum, penned a social media screed that tarred Rep. Blackburn with the usual accusations that modern Democrats regularly level against Republicans: accusing her of supporting a patriarchy by taking positions that oppose women, LGBTQs, and other minorities. Now, we have no way of knowing for sure whether T-Swift came to this feeling...
  • LGBTQ organizations join forces in fight for gun rights

    10/01/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 10/01/18 | Jack Billings
    (The new coordinator of the Pink Pistols, Erin Palette, addressed the crowd at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago.) Two of the gun industry’s most prominent LGBTQ pro-gun organizations — the Pink Pistols and Operation Blazing Sword — have teamed up to better enhance the fight for gun rights for all. The two organizations announced their merger at the 33rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference held in Chicago in late September. Accompanying the merger was the announcement that current First Speaker for Pink Pistols, Gwen Patton, would be stepping down from her leadership role. In her place, Operation...
  • Superman Actor Dean Cain Attacked by LGBTQ Mob

    09/26/2018 12:21:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/26/2018 | Marina Medvin
    Actor Dean Cain, who played Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, has been busy promoting his new movie Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer. Cain plays the detective who put abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell behind bars. The movie has run into a variety of difficulties with funding and support due to the conflict between the film's an anti-abortion message and the hostile leftist views of the Hollywood world. Dean Cain, however, is just an actor in the movie, not a representative of any socio-political message that the film may be interpreted...
  • Climate Change Is Everyone's Problem. Women Are Ready to Solve It ("Climate change" is sexist)

    09/12/2018 6:04:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep. 12, 2018 | By Anne Finucaneand Anne Hidalgo
    Imagine a world with affordable, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and decent work and economic growth for all. That is the world the United Nations imagined when it defined the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with “the desire to create a future where there is no poverty, the planet is protected, and all the people enjoy peace and prosperity.” But the reality is, that world can’t exist without the equal participation, and leadership, of women—as business and political leaders, investors, and contributors to the global economy.