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Steve Bannon's history of sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments

Steve Bannon's history of sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Standing before a crowd in Alabama, trying to drum up support for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, former White House strategist Steve Bannon has channelled his inner Ivanka Trump — and in the process has joked about child molestation.
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Here’s a roundup of some of his remarks.

“They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane, and that’s why they hate these women”

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Bias Against Gay Workers

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Bias Against Gay Workers | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Federal appeals courts are divided over whether a federal law’s prohibition of discrimination in the workplace based on sex also applies to sexual orientation.

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The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter

The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

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New Leader for LGBT-Funding Powerhouse Gill Foundation

New Leader for LGBT-Funding Powerhouse Gill Foundation | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brad Clark will take the helm as Gill's new president and CEO at the start of a busy year of elections and court battles.

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Couple to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

Couple to wed in every country with same-sex marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Julian P. Boom and Fleur Pierets, a lesbian couple, plan to get married in every country that recognizes same-sex marriage. They've been married in four countries already and plan to get married in 20 more.

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America Needs Another 21,307 LGBT Elected Officials to Achieve True Equality

America Needs Another 21,307 LGBT Elected Officials to Achieve True Equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

There needs to be nearly 50 times more openly LGBT elected officials before federal, state, and local governments fully reflect the population.

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Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple on religious grounds has led to a major Supreme Court showdown.

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LGBT Life in the South

LGBT Life in the South | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT people in the South continue to face obstacles at higher rates than the rest of the country. Yet LGBT Southerners are resilient and continue to thrive.

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LGBT youth are 120% more likely to be homeless than straight people, study shows

LGBT youth are 120% more likely to be homeless than straight people, study shows | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

There are about 1.6 million homeless youth in the U.S., and they disproportionately identify as LGBT individuals.

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‘Love Wins,’ says Barbie’s new T-shirt. ‘Wonderful!’ say many in the LGBT community

‘Love Wins,’ says Barbie’s new T-shirt. ‘Wonderful!’ say many in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An official Barbie Instagram page posted a photo of two dolls wearing ‘Love Wins’ shirts, designed by Aimee Song for LGBT Pride Month 2017

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A Return to “We Don’t Serve Your Kind Here”?

A Return to “We Don’t Serve Your Kind Here”? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When the Supreme Court hears the #Masterpiece case, the stakes are high. This isn’t about cake. It could give business a #LicenseToDiscriminate against people of color, LGBT people, women, minority faiths, and people with disabilities.

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Ukraine's LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds

Ukraine's LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"Are we not heroes?" LGBTQ people in Ukraine hope their military service will help change views toward sexual and gender minorities.

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Hong Kong Confidential: Episode 12: Two Men and a Baby

Hong Kong Confidential: Episode 12: Two Men and a Baby | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Robert discusses growing up in South Africa and coming to terms with his sexuality as an adult in Hong Kong. He shares his coming out story and the reactions of his family to this news. Robert is now happily married and a father of a two year old boy, which is one of the greatest joys in his life. He reveals the challenges that he and his husband face as a gay couple with a son living in Hong Kong and also the many positive aspects of his life. We also explore ways to support young people who may be questioning their gender or sexuality.

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Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.

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We cannot let discrimination flourish in our cities

We cannot let discrimination flourish in our cities | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This nation was founded on a promise that all Americans should enjoy the values of freedom, fairness and equal treatment.
- Jim Kenney, Ed Lee, Muriel Bowser, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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What's it like being LGBT in Russia? Share your stories

What's it like being LGBT in Russia? Share your stories | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hate crime against LGBT people in Russia has doubled in five years. If you’re in the country, we’d like you to share your reaction and experiences

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One small step for LGBT, one giant leap for equality

One small step for LGBT, one giant leap for equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Marriage Equality has finally become law in Australia. Hear from some of our poeple, what marriage equality means for them and how Telstra supports them.

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Talking politics at the club with Bob The Drag Queen

Talking politics at the club with Bob The Drag Queen | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Activist, actor and comedian 'Bob The Drag Queen' shared his thoughts on the importance of voting and staying politically aware.

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Pray the Gay Away by the Zakar Twins

Pray the Gay Away by the Zakar Twins | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"Mom knows." A simple text that would change two twin brothers' lives forever. Coming out is hard. The struggle is ongoing, a daily part of life whether to a new friend, a co-worker, or most importantly yourself. Pray the Gay Away chronicles Michael and Zach as they face awkward sexual encounters, drug-fueled escapades, coming out to each other, and their biggest foe - Mom, a woman who not only gave birth to what she calls one regret - but two. The memoir hilariously and poignantly explores what it’s like growing up as gay, Iraqi twins in modern America. Pray the Gay Away was inspired the night Mom snuck into their bedroom and force fed them “holy grapes,” determined to “de-gay” them. The Zakar Twins are new voices speaking out against generations, particularly within the Iraqi culture, who look down on being gay. This book is not only for the LBGTQ community, but for young adults, looking to achieve normalcy.

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Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits

Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston's appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city's spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, allowing a case that tests the reach of the landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide to proceed.

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

WORLD AIDS DAY 2017 | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The National AIDS Memorial marked World AIDS Day honoring leaders in the HIV/AIDS community who have made a significant difference in the fight against AIDS. President Bill Clinton, who designated the memorial as the country's sole federally-designated National AIDS Memorial in 1996, delivered keynote remarks and spoke to the hope the future holds, while always remembering the precious lives lost to the epidemic.

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LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: 'I'm Well Aware How Fragile Life Is'

LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: 'I'm Well Aware How Fragile Life Is' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. Today is World AIDS Day. And our guest today, who spoke to Terry in 2016, is longtime LGBTQ activist Cleve Jones. He thinks of himself as part of the last generation of homosexuals who grew up not knowing if there was anyone else on the entire planet who felt the way he did.

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LGBT Asylum Seekers Face a Tough New Battle in Ukraine

LGBT Asylum Seekers Face a Tough New Battle in Ukraine | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Ukraine may soon join the U.N. Human Rights Council, but its state migration service is increasingly blocking LGBT asylum seekers.

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Progress for LGBT Canadians has come quickly, but with speed comes consequences

Progress for LGBT Canadians has come quickly, but with speed comes consequences | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Canadian government’s LGBT apology is a reminder of how far we’ve come and how quickly. But has the fight for those rights been forgotten along the way?

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Hong Kong Confidential: Episode 13: The Accidental Activist

Hong Kong Confidential: Episode 13: The Accidental Activist | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Kamoga Hassan is the founder of the Queer Kampala International Film Festival (QUEERKIFF), the first and only LGBTIQ festival in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. Kamoga is a human rights activist and he is passionate about making a difference in a country where people can be driven out of their homes, arrested or even killed for their sexuality. Kamoga talks about his life as a gay man in Uganda and the way that he uses film to tackle social justice issues and raise awareness in the hope of changing hearts, minds and laws in his home country. He talks about how unique the film festival is and the extra security measures required to run this underground festival in Uganda. Kamoga also shares some personal stories about his life in a country where being gay is not accepted. QUEERKIFF runs from the 8th to the 10th of December, 2017 with over 30 LGBTIQ themed films screening this year.

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