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Another beauty queen scores transgender policy - ABS CBN News

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International Business TimesAnother beauty queen scores transgender policyABS CBN NewsMANILA, Philippines – Another beauty queen has shared her take on the decision of Miss Universe pageant organizers to accept transgender candidates.

 

Or: another dumb clothes horse opens her ignorant mouth and lets her belly rumble. 

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Birthday Parties Are the New Blacklist

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Now that gay parents have become more common, it was only a matter of time before a disapproving parent would turn something that should be fun –- kids' birthday parties -- into a nightmare.
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Bigots will always find a way to hurt children, won't they?

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Gay rights demonstrator detained at Olympic flame relay site

MOSCOW - A gay Russian demonstrator was detained Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the games will begin Feb.
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Some people still imagine Russia to be a demoncracy. It isn't. It's not even a benevolent dictatorship.

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Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages | It has to get better | Scoop.it
It's still unclear whether the state will honor the 1,360 same-sex unions that took place in the 17 days when they were legal.
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Pico Rivera transgender teen tired of 'mixed messages' from school officials - Whittier Daily News

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Pico Rivera transgender teen tired of 'mixed messages' from school officials Whittier Daily News Transgender student Staceyy Holidayy, 15, who received a two-day suspension on Wednesday for a dress code violation at El Rancho High School in Pico...
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Gay In Nigeria: LGBT Life In One Of The World's Most Homophobic Nations - International Business Times

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International Business Times Gay In Nigeria: LGBT Life In One Of The World's Most Homophobic Nations International Business Times LAGOS, Nigeria -- Life in Nigeria, one of the world's most anti-gay nations, according to a recent study, is a daily...
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State Attorney General Calls For End To Gay Marriage Ban

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New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) on Monday officially filed documents urging the state Supreme Court to begin allowing same-sex marriage.
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Sundance's new exposé

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This film breaks down the doors of US churches driving some of the worst anti-gay laws in the world. There's a movement growing to fight for the right to live and love freely, what's your position?
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"Who Will You Tell?
 God Loves Uganda is a groundbreaking new documentary by Oscar-winning Director, Roger Ross WIlliams. Share the story, get ready to ask the question: where is my money going?"

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A Transgender Bird? - Montreal Gazette (blog)

Gay Star NewsA Transgender Bird?Montreal Gazette (blog)Actually, I shouldn't be surprised, and I bet other creatures will emerge with transgender qualities.
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Tasmania goes it alone on gay marriage - Herald Sun

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Tasmania goes it alone on gay marriageHerald SunTASMANIA is set to go it alone on gay marriage after the state's ALP conference voted to introduce laws that could have wedding bells ringing by the end of the year.
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Beat Takeshi Compares Gay Marriage To Bestiality

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One of Japan's best known creators and comedians, Beat Takeshi, is catching heat for remarks he made about gay marriage.
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How Gay-Friendly is Hong Kong? It Depends. - Wall Street Journal (blog)

How Gay-Friendly is Hong Kong? It Depends. - Wall Street Journal (blog) | It has to get better | Scoop.it
FRANCE 24How Gay-Friendly is Hong Kong?It Depends.Wall Street Journal (blog)Hong Kong's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community may have received a boost from local pop star Anthony Wong's very public coming-out last month, and there...
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A victory for ignorance - The Boston Globe

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Richard Grenell, the openly gay Romney foreign policy spokesman who resigned this week, served under four of George W. Bush’s United Nations ambassadors and won the support of John Bolton, the most hawkish of them all.
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Biden remarks seen as gay-marriage support - Philadelphia Inquirer

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PoliticoBiden remarks seen as gay-marriage supportPhiladelphia InquirerBy Julie Pace AP AP WASHINGTON - Vice President Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples who marry getting the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual ...
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'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement - Huffington Post

'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement - Huffington Post | It has to get better | Scoop.it
Fortitude Magazine 'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement Huffington Post At the outset of the modern lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movement in the 1970s, many early activists endorsed the...
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Russian Church Leader Proposes Criminalizing Homosexuality

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Citizens should vote on the matter in a referendum, says church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin.
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LGBT community protests at Capitol with 44K signature petition - ksl.com

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SALT LAKE CITY — At a rally Friday, members of Utah's LGTB community urged Gov.
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Popular ex-DJ sends suicidal Tweet after prostitution scandal goes public

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Mister Cee, the popular New York City-based HOT 97 DJ who was forced to resign after his solicitation of a male prostitute was leaked to the public, Tweeted later that day that he may be “better off dead.” The scandal began on Wednesday, according...
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Not male. Trans woman, you ignorant moron of a journalist.

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If you wear jeans, you're not a woman: Transphobia at women's shelters

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The case of a women's shelter in Maine handily demonstrates the true inanity of policing gender via its expression: But the women who complained said they believe that in at least one case, it was ...
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When does it get better for trans* people?

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It's time. It's time. I'm writing this blog post after the most amazing journey that started with this blog post (What it means to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equali...
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Gambian president: I’ve ‘cured’ 68 HIV patients

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has once again made outspoken remarks about HIV and is repeating claims that he can treat the virus with herbs.

 

People like this are dangerous. Their false claims kill, their hate kills; their mismanagement of the country (in this case) destroys, impoverishes and - indirectly - kills. Povery, exclusion, violence - all flow from rabid, pathological intolerance and lying.

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Gay relationships could be factor in US deportation cases - The Guardian

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The GuardianGay relationships could be factor in US deportation casesThe GuardianHomeland security spokeswoman Marsha Catron said on Friday that binational gay couples are eligible for consideration under a federal program designed to focus...
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Woman jailed for train attack on 16-year-old lesbian

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A 20-year-old woman has been jailed after she launched a physical attack on a young lesbian who had kissed her partner on a train.
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Another LGBT History Lesson | Care2 Causes

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Thursday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and ...
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Argentina passes groundbreaking transgender law

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Argentina's Congress has recently approved an unprecedented measure aimed at guaranteeing the rights of the transgender community. People now have the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply ...
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12 Crimes That Changed the LGBT World

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The Advocate has covered the LGBT community for 45 years, and these crimes won’t soon be forgotten.
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