Category: News

Tennessee honors Nathan Bedford Forrest
I posted the following thoughts this morning to Facebook: I repost the magisterial remarks of Ta-Nehisi Coates from the hearing on H.R.40 last month because he observed, among other things, [...]
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Blade: Second transgender woman killed in Fairmount Heights
Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade reports: A transgender woman was killed in Fairmount Heights on Thursday. Major Brian Reilly of the Prince George’s County Police Department told reporters [...]
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LGBTQ orgs urge increased funding for Human Rights and LGBTQ Affairs
The following group letter was sent today: 4/30/19 Dear Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Todd: The undersigned LGBTQ organizations urge the DC Council to increase funding for the Office of Human [...]
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Fair Budget Coalition issues FY20 budget report
This just in: Fair Budget Coalition is extremely proud to roll out our FY20 Budget Report! This report came about because of all your hard work and dedication, and we are looking forward [...]
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Lively escapes “crimes against humanity” lawsuit
Nick Duffy reports in PinkNews: Massachusetts hate preacher Scott Lively is one of the world’s most notorious homophobes, and has been linked to anti-gay laws in a number of countries. [...]
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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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Openly gay Leo Varadkar to become Taoiseach of Ireland
Patrick Maguire writes in NewStatesman about Leo Varadkar, the mixed-race, gay politician who was just elected leader of Fine Gael, Ireland’s center-right governing party, which puts him on course to [...]
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Macron blasts Putin propaganda, challenges him on gay rights and Syria
Anne Applebaum tweets regarding the joint press conference today by French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles: Macron attacks RT and Sputnik as [...]
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Chelsea Manning Returns as Herself
Bay Windows reports: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified [...]
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