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Day 3: Obama leads heavy hitters in speeches praising Clinton - Kaine, Biden also made case for Democratic nominee - PHILADELPHIA — On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama led a series of heavy hitters who delivered speeches praising Hillary Clinton as the right candidate to lead the country. Much of Obama's speech, which was 40 minutes long and the final remarks of the night, was based on the theme of him returning to the stage ...


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DEMOCRATIC NAT'L CONVENTION Day 2: Bill praises, Dems nominate Hillary Clinton - PHILADELPHIA—The second night of the Democratic National Convention was a high-point in terms of both speakers and historic nature after delegates made Hillary Clinton the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party. Delivering the keynote address was former President Bill Clinton. Essentially auditioning for the role of first gentleman, he recalled meeting Hillary Clinton and the early ...


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MOMBIAN The Republican platform: Leaving out love - I had a good time poking fun at the plagiarism and grandstanding of the Republican Convention, as did many of my left-leaning friends. My amusement quickly turned sober, however. The fact remains that the 2016 GOP platform directly targets LGBTQ families and LGBTQ youth. The platform asserts bluntly, "We do not accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage and we ...


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Trial in North Carolina's HB2 lawsuit to begin Nov. 14 - A federal court has scheduled the trial in a legal challenge to North Carolina's sweeping anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2, to begin on Monday, Nov. 14, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder is holding arguments on Monday, Aug. 1, on a motion for a preliminary injunction that asks the court to stop the enforcement of the ...


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Democrats ratify most pro-LGBT platform ever - 'It says we're welcome, we're going to make life better' - PHILADELPHIA — Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge ( D-Ohio ) presided, delegates at the Democratic National Convention approved the platform by voice vote. Although loud "nays" were heard, the overwhelming "yays" in favor of the platform carried the ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I used to think that I would be like Keith Haring or Robert Mapplethorpe. But instead I've become Neil Patrick Harris—only not as cool 'cause I can't tap dance."—Agustin ( Frankie J. Alvarez ) shares a secret with Patrick ( Jonathan Groff ) on Looking: The Movie. How does Paddy respond? "You could learn." And you wonder why the show ...


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Dolly Parton: Living the 'Simple' life - The legendary Dolly Parton started performing for churches at age 6 and now, at 70, she shows no signs of stopping. Over the years Parton has carved out a career with hits like "Here You Come Again" and "Jolene." Her song "I Will Always Love You" was actually written about her professional break from Porter Wagoner but has gone on ...


ASK-LAMBDA-LEGAL-Avoiding-a-name-change-nightmare

ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Avoiding a name-change nightmare - By Beth Littrell - Q: I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, Georgia, and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, Rowan Feldhaus, was denied a name change by a judge in Augusta. From reading the news articles, I know the judge's decision will probably be overturned, but what do ...


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DNC LGBT Caucus honors Mike Honda - Meeting opened with tribute to Pulse nightclub massacre victims - PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Committee's LGBT Caucus on Tuesday honored U.S. Rep. Mike Honda ( D-Calif. ) for his support of transgender rights. A number of the 28 openly trans delegates to the Democratic National Convention joined the California Democrat on stage inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center as Barbra Casbar Siperstein, a member of the Democratic National Committee's Executive ...


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Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards at the DNC - Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Planned Parenthood was founded 100 years ago, giving women the care they need to live their lives and chase their dreams — no limits, no ceilings. A century later, an enormous ceiling is coming down. This isn't just about ...


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HIV positive speaker at the Democratic National Convention after 12 year hiatus - From a press release - Last week, Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign followed-up with the national coalition of HIV/AIDS activists and organizations to nominate a short list of people living with HIV/AIDS to speak at the DNC 2016.  Clinton's campaign selected the coalition's top pick of Daniel D. Driffin, a 30-year-old gay black man living with HIV, and a civic leader in Georgia. Daniel gives voice ...


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DNCC Announces Third Night Program for Democratic National Convention - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA - The Democratic National Convention Committee ( DNCC ) announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election — a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where ...


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Meet Robby Mook, Clinton's openly gay campaign manager - From Philadelphia Gay News - The following interview with Robby Mook, openly gay campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, is courtesy of Philadelphia Gay News. PGN: Eight years ago, the highest-level out campaign official was Steve Hildebrand; you are now at the pinnacle of political management in this country. When Hillary said to you, "OK, I'd like you to be my campaign manager," did you discuss ...


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Interview: Tiffany Newmuis, Deputy chief of staff, DNC - Jen Colletta, Philadelphia Gay News - The following interview with Tiffany Newmuis, Deputy chief of staff, Democratic National Convention, is courtesy of Philadelphia Gay News. Newmuis heads diversity and community-engagement efforts for the Democratic National Convention Host Committee. She also serves as director of diversity for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. PGN: Do you have a total count for diverse vendors in the vendor directory? TN: We ...


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Quigley Statement on FDA Request for Comment Period on Blood Donor Deferral Policy - From a press release - CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ), Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration's ( FDA ) announcement that a public docket will be established to request comments on potential changes to the current blood donor deferral policy: "I am encouraged by today's announcement that the FDA will ...


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LZ Granderson, Ina Fried to be inducted into LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame - From a press release - NLGJA, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, is pleased to announce that two new inductees will be enrolled in the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame this fall at the association's 24th annual convention. This year's Hall of Fame honorees will be Ina Fried and LZ Granderson. Leroy Aarons founded NLGJA in 1990, pioneering a watershed movement in journalism and newsrooms throughout ...


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President Obama passes the baton to Hillary Clinton - From the White House - Remarks by the President — As Prepared for Delivery Democratic National Convention Hello, America. Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha — now two amazing young women who just fill me with pride. You fell for my brilliant wife and partner Michelle, who's made me ...


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Mother of gay Pulse nightclub massacre victim speaks at DNC - PHILADELPHIA — The mother of a gay man who died inside the Pulse nightclub spoke in support of "common sense" gun control at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. "I'm glad common sense gun policy was in place the day Christopher was born, but where was that common sense the day he died," said Christine Leinonen in an emotional speech. ...


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Entertainment news: 'Ab Fab,' George Takei, RuPaul, muscle movies - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Absolutely Fabulous stars Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders were big hits at the Hearst Tower luncheon, which included designers Christian Siriano, Zac Posen, Isaac Mizrahi and Rebecca Minkoff, Page Six noted. While discussing Kate Moss' dip into the Thames in the film during a Q&A, Lumley revealed that another supermodel, Naomi Campbell, appeared in an early episode of the series, ...


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BOOK REVIEW Outsiders: American Photography and Film 1950s-1980s - Edited by Sophie Hackett and Jim Shedden. $29.95; Skira Rizzoli; 190 pages Outsiders, put together by Sophie Hackett and Jim Shedden, unites its subjects around the idea of observation. It's hard to see how else edgy Diane Arbus and documentarian Gordon Parks end up in the same book, which stems from a current Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition. Outsiders' conceit ...


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NUNN ON ONE: PERFORMANCE Stacey Magiera talks about her Cirque performance - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - TORUK-The First Flight is soaring into the United Center this August for Chicago audiences. This Cirque du Soleil show is inspired by James Cameron's movie Avatar but is set thousands of years prior. The word "toruk" refers to a predator called a leonopteryx that rules the Pandoran sky. In the storyline, a Na'vi is about to ride it for the ...


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Amanda Bearse talks lesbian web series, Married ... with Children - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A "wonderful script" attracted Amanda Bearse to her latest project, the five episode web series Skirtchasers, which follows the relationship of a formerly estranged father and daughter who realize they have one big thing in common: commitment issues. Bearse, who is best known for her role as Marcy D'Arcy on Fox's Married … with Children and as a director of ...


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Democratic convention opens in Philly - Sanders supporters irate over WikiLeak dump - PHILADELPHIA — Fanned by nearly 100-degree heat, tensions ran high during the first day of the Democratic National Convention as Bernie Sanders supporters booed Hillary Clinton at an event designed to promote her candidacy. After she took the podium at the Wells Fargo Arena, Rep. Marcia Fudge ( D-Ohio ), chair of the convention, said she's "excited" to elect to ...


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Gay DNC officials' emails part of massive WikiLeaks release - Treasurer Andy Tobias contacted by Sanders campaign manager - Dozens of email messages sent and received by at least four openly gay officials with the Democratic National Committee were among more than 19,000 private DNC email messages released last Friday by the cyber protest group WikiLeaks. The massive leak included numerous emails showing that high-level DNC officials appeared to be helping Hillary Clinton over rival Bernie Sanders during the ...


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Select Remarks from Monday Night's Program at the DNC - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Democratic National Convention Committee ( DNCC ) released a selection of excerpts from the prepared remarks of speakers who will address the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia. The opening night of the Convention will highlight the clear stakes in this election: a choice between building walls and tearing people down - or a unifying vision, ...


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Democratic stars take stage, defuse drama - Michelle Obama, Warren, Sanders and Booker among speakers - PHILADELPHIA—Democrats appealed to both emotion and intellect while encouraging support for Hillary Clinton on the first day of their national convention, often peppering remarks with references to LGBT rights. The most well-received speech came from First Lady Michelle Obama, who made a case to elect Clinton based on her tenacity and shared commitment to family. "And make no mistake about ...


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National roundup: Lesbian bishop, Dan Savage, Marco Rubio - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Methodists meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, elected the United Methodist Church's first openly lesbian bishop, On Top Magazine reported. Delegates at the Western Jurisdictional Conference elected the Rev. Karen Oliveto, senior pastor at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, on the 17th ballot, the church said. The Western Jurisdiction includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington ...


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#LGBTDNC: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi - BY MARK SEGAL, PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS In advance of the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia Gay News ( PGN ) spoke with a series of key players in the Democratic Party on a range of LGBT issues. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is the former House Speaker and current Minority Leader. Philadelphia Gay News: How far has the Democratic Party come on LGBT ...


Dispatches-from-Philly-The-parties-begin-

Dispatches from Philly: The parties begin - Delegates, journalists descend on city - It's Sunday afternoon and I am finally on my way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. It's Amtrak from Union Station in D.C. to 30th Street Station in Philly. Many on the train were headed to the same place. I have been a Hillary supporter since first meeting her in Little Rock in 1990 so this is exciting. I ...


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Gay politicians discuss LGBT representation - The 2016 elections will be "unprecedented" in the number of openly LGBT candidates running for office, especially in Congressional elections, according to Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Victory Fund's President and CEO, Aisha Moodie-Mills, on July 26, moderated a discussion with openly gay U.S. Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney ( D-NY ) and Mark Takano ( D-CA ), as well as ...


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Transgender activist to speak at Democratic National Convention - Sarah McBride to deliver historic speech on Thursday - PHILADELPHIA — Sarah McBride this week will become the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention. McBride — who is the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation — is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. She is slated to take the main stage inside the Wells Fargo Center alongside ...


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Jen Richards talks Emmy nomination and Trans 102 - For former Chicagoan Jen Richards, who is transgender, the Emmy nomination for Her Story—the web series she co-wrote and co-stars in—seemed surreal. "It was a lot to process," said Richards, who now lives in Los Angeles. "I didn't think we were going to get it—not because I didn't think it was deserving. I think it was. It's just that it ...


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Progressive Groups Praise Kaine Selection - From a press release - Moments after Hillary Clinton announced her choice of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, a chorus of progressive voices emerged to hail the presumptive Democratic nominee's selection: NOW President Terry O'Neill: "From day one, Tim Kaine will be a vice president who will work to break down the barriers that hold women and marginalized communities back. Women will ...


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HRC's Sarah McBride to be 1st open trans person to speak at a major party convention - From a press release - Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced that HRC Foundation National Press Secretary Sarah McBride will speak at the DNC on Thursday — marking the first time in history an openly transgender person will speak at a major party convention. HRC President Chad Griffin will also address the Democratic National Convention that evening. "Hillary Clinton won't be the only woman to ...


Day-4-Thiel-declares-I-am-proud-to-be-gay-at-GOP-convention

Day 4: Thiel declares 'I am proud to be gay' at GOP convention - Paypal co-founder rejects anti-LGBT platform, debate on bathrooms - For the first time in 16 years, an openly gay speaker took the stage at the Republican National Convention — but the meaning of his words on LGBT rights is unclear. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and Facebook and a California delegate supporting Trump, proclaimed his sexual orientation to attendees at the convention. "Of course, every American has a ...


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Trump makes history with LGBT-inclusion in acceptance speech - 2016 hopeful accepts Republican nomination, invokes Orlando shooting - CLEVELAND — On the final night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made history with an explicit pledge to protect LGBT people during his speech accepting the GOP presidential nomination. Trump made the remarks when invoking the mass shooting last month at a gay nightclub in Orlando, saying the 49 left dead at the hands of a shooter who ...


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In Orlando, Hillary Clinton Condemns Terrorist Attack, Act of Hate on Latinx LGBT Community - From a press release - During a roundtable with community leaders in Orlando on Friday, Hillary Clinton condemned the terrorist attack against the LGBT community that killed 49 Americans and injured dozens more at The Pulse nightclub in June. Clinton reiterated her commitment to addressing gun violence and disrupting global networks that terrorists use to execute these attacks. Pointing to the need to pull together ...


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Dem platform more aware of LGBT voters - by Paige Cooperstein, Philadelphia Gay News - As America's two major parties hold their conventions this month, their platforms take opposite approaches to LGBT voters, with Democrats bringing the community closer into the fold and Republicans excising it. The proposed 2016 Democratic Party Platform addresses LGBT rights in their own section for the first time. But the goals are more general than in the past. While the ...


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Day in the Life of: a DNC diversity-working-group member, Zach Wilcha - by Paige Cooperstein/Philadelphia Gay News - Zach Wilcha already had a coffee meeting ( although he drank water; he doesn't like coffee ) and a 20-minute phone call with an LGBT business owner by the time he biked to his glass-walled office at the Industrious Workspace on Broad Street on a recent Thursday morning. Independence Business Alliance, the region's LGBT chamber of commerce, moved to the ...


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Hillary Clinton taps Tim Kaine for VP - From a press release - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed Hillary Clinton's selection of Tim Kaine — who has a solid commitment to LGBTQ equality — as her running mate. Secretary Clinton's selection of Tim Kaine contrasts starkly with Donald Trump's running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, who has one of the most anti-LGBTQ records of any vice presidential candidate. "While Donald Trump ...


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Dump Trump-Pence: HRC launches site highlighting candidates' anti-LGBTQ agenda - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, today released a new microsite blasting Donald Trump and Mike Pence for their anti-equality records. Launching on the day Trump is expected to accept his party's presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, HRC will promote ...


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Day 3: Pence omits 'religious freedom' law in acceptance speech - Speakers enumerate LGBT inclusion in unprecedented way - CLEVELAND — The third night of the Republican National Convention featured unprecedented LGBT inclusion from speakers on stage, but that embrace was undercut by omission of anti-LGBT histories and hints of support for anti-LGBT policy. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence exemplified the omission of a history of anti-LGBT action during his speech accepting the No. 2 position on his party's presidential ticket. The ...


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TONIGHT: FOX News to Air TV Ad Featuring Transgender American during RNC - From a press release - WASHINGTON — A national TV ad featuring a transgender woman will air on FOX News tonight during the network's coverage of Donald Trump officially accepting the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention. This is the first time a television ad featuring a transgender person will air to audiences across the entire nation. The ad, which comes from the Fairness ...


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BiNet USA to Launch Bi Stories, Present Panel on Bisexuality at Comic-Con - From a press release - San Diego - BiNet USA, the nation's umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer ( bi+ ) people, will launch a new campaign at this week's upcoming Comic-Con, focused on bi+ people and their families and loved ones sharing their stories. The stories will be collected as part of a program aimed at raising awareness of the discrimination ...


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HRC Foundation Video Features Proud Dads of Transgender Children - The HRC Foundation has released a first-of-its-kind web video exclusively featuring fathers of transgender children describing their experiences. The video also highlights the fear and hurt their families face due to anti-transgender prejudice and policies. The fathers highlighted in video include JR Ford of Washington, D.C.; Joe Ghartey of New York; Wayne Maines of Maine, whose family's story was also ...


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ACLU of Iowa Files Complaint on Behalf of Trans Corrections Employee - Prison Nurse Was Denied Health Care and Use of Men's Facilities Because He is Transgender - DES MOINES, IA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa today filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on behalf of Jesse Vroegh, a long-time Iowa Department of Corrections nurse who was discriminated against because he is transgender. The complaint was co-filed with the ACLU and cooperating attorney Melissa Hasso with the Sherinian & Hasso Law Firm ...


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LGBT Clevelanders have mixed reaction to Republican National Convention - City is Ohio's 'Democratic stronghold' - CLEVELAND — Zak Kahn and Eliot Brosch were among the roughly dozen people who were at an LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland happy hour at Cha Spirits and Pizza Kitchen, a restaurant in Cleveland's Gordon Square neighborhood, shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A local television station's rush hour traffic report was on the television above the bar as ...


National-PTA-Adopts-Res-on-Recognition-of-LGBTQ-Individuals-as-a-Protected-Class

National PTA Adopts Res on Recognition of LGBTQ Individuals as a Protected Class - ALEXANDRIA, Va., ( July 5, 2016 )—National PTA, the nation's oldest and largest child advocacy association, adopted a resolution during its 2016 Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, on the Recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning ( LGBTQ ) Individuals as a Protected Class. The resolution calls for federal policies that specifically protect LGBTQ youth and local ...


NBA-moves-all-star-game-out-of-North-Carolina-in-response-to-anti-LGBTQ-law

NBA moves all-star game out of North Carolina in response to anti-LGBTQ law - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, hailed the NBA's decision to stand up to North Carolina lawmakers who refused to repeal HB2 by pulling its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC. Despite the NBA's repeated warnings that it would have to ...


Trump-Pence-Close-Out-Week-of-Attacks-on-LGBTQ-Equality-at-RNC-

Trump, Pence Close Out Week of Attacks on LGBTQ Equality at RNC - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) today released the following statement at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention, during which the party adopted the most anti-LGBTQ platform in its history and featured a parade of anti-LGBTQ speakers. Earlier today, HRC released a new microsite highlighting how Donald Trump and Mike Pence threaten historic gains the ...


Saunders-and-Lumley-The-sweetie-darlings-of-Ab-Fab-talk

Saunders and Lumley: The sweetie darlings of Ab Fab talk - Those sweetie darlings—the appallingly self-centered, hard-partying PR maven Edina "Eddy" Monsoon ( played by Jennifer Saunders ) and her constant gal pal, the blonde beehived man-trapping, chain-smoking sometime fashion editor Patsy ( played by Joanna Lumley )—are back. These iconic characters, first seen in the hit Britcom Absolutely Fabulous that Saunders created and wrote, were sensations on both sides of ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I think that it is a project that is misconceived and ( sadly for the players ) badly cast. The producer and director seem to have missed the point entirely."—Richard O'Brien, writer of The Rocky Horror ( Picture ) Show ( and the original Riff Raff ), gives his opinion on the FOX remake starring Laverne Cox as a "sweet ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-COMEDY-Talking-with-Queen-of-Mean-Lisa-Lampanelli

NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Talking with 'Queen of Mean' Lisa Lampanelli - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lisa Lampanelli will probably forever be known as "Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean." Known for not pulling her punches over the years, this stand-up comedian has roasted a variety of people, including Pamela Anderson, William Shatner,and Donald Trump. Lampanelli taped Long Live the Queen for HBO in 2009, and followed that with another one-hour special, Dirty Girl, for Comedy Central. ...


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Knight at the Movies: Absolutely Fabulous; Star Trek Beyond; The Witness - Sweetie sweetie darlings Patsy and Edina—those two narcissistic, hard-partying London-based "sweetie darlings" who took the world ( and just about every gay bar's TV set ) by storm—are back, 25 years after the Britcom debuted in the early '90s. In Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, their first on-screen romp, Jennifer Saunders returns as Eddy, the trend-chasing publicist whose most renowned client ...


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New blood-donation rules for gay men slowly take effect - The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), in December, significantly reduced the timeframe during which gay men would have had to abstain from sex in order to make blood donations, down to 12 months. Many blood donation centers, however, have been slow to put that new rule into effect. Chicagoan Michael Albert, a sign-language interpreter, began calling donation centers ...


Gays-for-Trump-make-case-for-anti-Islamic-policies

'Gays for Trump' make case for anti-Islamic policies - Milo Yiannopoulos appears at event after being banned from Twitter - CLEVELAND — Rallying attendees before posters of scantily clad young men in "Make America Great Again" hats, speakers at a "Gays for Trump" party on Tuesday night urged LGBT people to look to defeating radical Islamic extremism as its next goal. The featured speaker at the event, which was called "Wake Up" and took place at Wolstein Center Ballroom at ...


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Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights - NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of 'race, religion or sexual orientation' - CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton's character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the GOP national convention subtly sought to obtain LGBT support to further their goals. Sen. Ron Johnson ( R-Wis. ), who's defending himself against a challenge from progressive champion and former Sen. Russ Feingold, invoked the Orlando shooting when he recalled ...


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Sami Grisafe Releases 'All-Un-American' Today - Groundbreaking Former Pro-Athlete Pens Protest Song Inspired By Donald Trump's Campaign Strategy - July 13th, 2016, Los Angeles, CA: California Songstress Sami Grisafe will release her forthcoming single 'All-Un-American' to iTunes, Amazon and streaming sites on July 13. In the vein of classic protest songs, the anthemic track was written as a direct answer to Donald Trump's 'Make America Great' slogan as well as other increasingly worrying headline news events in the U.S.A. ...


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Trump kids, Christie at second night of RNC - The second night of the Republican Nationl Convention, July 19, featured two of now-official Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's children, Donald Jr. and Tiffany, as speakers, as well as former presidential rivals Ben Carson and Chris Christie, among others. While Tiffany ( Trump's child with his second wife, Marla Maples ) told anecdotes about her father, Donald Jr. got more ...


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Jenner denounces anti-trans bathroom bills at 'Big Tent' event - Trans personality attributes suicide rate among youths to online bullying - CLEVELAND — Transgender personality and Olympic decathlete Cailtyn Jenner denounced anti-trans state bathroom measures on Wednesday during an event seeking to promote a "big tent" within the GOP. Jenner made the remarks at an event hosted by the pro-LGBT American Unity Fund, which took place in a literal big tent just outside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Margaret Hoover, president of ...


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Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights - NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of 'race, religion or sexual orientation' - CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton's character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the GOP national convention subtly sought to obtain LGBT support to further their goals. Sen. Ron Johnson ( R-Wis. ), who's defending himself against a challenge from progressive champion and former Sen. Russ Feingold, invoked the Orlando shooting when he recalled ...


Undocumented-immigrant-Trump-GOP-platform-could-incite-violence

Undocumented immigrant: Trump, GOP platform could 'incite' violence - Sheridan Aguirre was born in Mexico, lives in Texas - CLEVELAND — An undocumented immigrant from Mexico on Wednesday said that Donald Trump and the Republican Party's platform could "incite" violence against marginalized groups. "A lot of the language that's been coming out of Donald Trump and the Republican Party has been inciting a lot of fear within our community," Sheridan Aguirre told the Washington Blade during an interview in ...


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Republican lawmakers attend Family Research Council luncheon - Co-chair of GOP platform committee among speakers - CLEVELAND — The co-chair of the Republican Party's platform committee was among those who spoke at a Family Research Council luncheon that took place in Cleveland on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx ( R-N.C. ) described the platform that delegates to the Republican National Convention approved earlier this week as "one of the most conservative in the party's history." The ...


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Entertainment news: 'Tarzan' kiss, Christian Siriano, Abby Wambach, Mary Lambert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The UK Mirror reported that a gay kiss was cut out of the final edit of the new Tarzan film—because test audiences were left "perplexed" by it, the director has revealed. The new film, The Legend of Tarzan, includes a character named Captain Leon Rom, a ruthless Belgian soldier played by Christoph Waltz, who is now rumored to be Tarzan's ...


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At GOP convention, speakers make LGBT attacks, outreach - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the course of one night at the Republican National Convention, two different speakers Monday exemplified the party's desire of LGBT outreach on one hand and continuing attacks on LGBT people on the other. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, took a knock at ...


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National roundup: FBI finding, Trevor Project, Cleveland action, Obergefell - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - U.S. law-enforcement officials have said that the FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen—who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida—chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, The Washington Post reported. "While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasn't ...


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BOOK REVIEW Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation - By Jim Downs. $27.99; Basic Books; 262 pages You had no idea. How could you know? No one ever told you, nobody sat you down to explain what was what. You were blissfully unaware, kept in the dark for far too long, but read Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, by Jim Downs, and you may ...


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Michigan activist Montgomery dies - Michigan LGBTQ-rights activist Jeffrey Montgomery, the founding executive director of the Triangle Foundation, died July 18 at age 63, The Metro Times reported. In 1991, Montgomery, Henry D. Messer and John Monahan co-founded the foundation, which later merged with Michigan Equality to become Equality Michigan. Montgomery was spurred to form the foundation by the fatal shooting of his boyfriend, Michael, ...


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Gay defense analyst Rachel Hoff won't 'leave' GOP over anti-LGBT platform - by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — The first openly gay member of the Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday said she does not "plan to leave" the GOP. Rachel Hoff, a defense analyst for the American Action Forum in D.C., made the comment as she spoke about her party's anti-LGBT platform at a panel that Equality Ohio, a statewide advocacy group, held at the ...


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National LGBTQ Task Force Statement on the Republican 2016 Platform - From a press release - Washington DC, July 18, 2016 —This week's Republican National Convention is likely to ratify what has been described as the most anti-LGBTQ platform in its history. The platform, which has shocked some of the GOP's most ardent supporters, endorses so-called conversion therapy, calls for the banning same sex marriage, rejects LGBTQ families and bans transgender and gender non-conforming people from ...


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AIDS Healthcare Foundation holds pre-RNC concert - by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — More than 3,000 people on Sunday attended an AIDS Healthcare Foundation concert at Cleveland State University that took place on the eve of the Republican National Convention. Gospel R&B duo Mary Mary and the Roots were among those who performed during the concert that took place roughly a mile from the arena in which the RNC will take ...


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Clyburn: Election 'most consequential' of lifetime - by Michael Lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn on Monday described this year's election as the "most consequential" of his lifetime. "I hear people telling me that they're so upset about what happened in the primaries that they're going to boycott their voting in November," said the South Carolina Democrat during a voting rights town hall at Cleveland State University that ...


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GOP delegates ratify platform, express support for anti-LGBT language - By Chris Johnson, The Washington Blade - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Delegates at the Republican National Convention ratified Monday afternoon with little opposition a party platform¯considered to have the most anti-LGBT language in history. As Sen. John Barrasso ( R-Wyo. ), chair of the platform committee, presided over the convention, delegates approved the 66-page document¯by voice vote at 4:42 pm. The number of "ayes" among the 2,470 delegates ...


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Trump supporter: Armed club-goer could have stopped Fla. massacre - By Michael lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — A prominent gun control opponent who supports Donald Trump said on Monday that fewer people would have been killed inside the Pulse nightclub if a club-goer had shot the gunman with their weapon. "What happened to all those people," said Jan Morgan, founder of Armed American Women, as she spoke at the "America First" rally in Settlers Landing ...


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Protests welcome attendees to Republican Convention - Protesters are making their way to Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican National Convention this week. Security is high, but it's not keeping away those with a message to the GOP. These photos from Illinois-based photographer Tim Carroll show: — Julie Grahm from Cleveland leads hundreds of marchers across the Hope Memorial Bridge during the Circle the City with Love rally, ...







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