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Montana grants religious exemption to discrimination laws & hate groups are cheering

Montana grants religious exemption to discrimination laws & hate groups are cheering

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) has finally signed the so-called Montana Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, which grants people the freedom to discriminate if people claim their religious liberties are “substantially burden[ed].” It also “restores” the freedom of religion that is nominally protected in the First Amendment of the Constitution.The law leaves broad implications that may likely lead to anti-LGBTQ discrimination on the grounds of “religious freedom.” An anti-LGBTQ hate group leader is already cheering the governor and the legislation.Related:Senate Bill 215, as the act...

April 25, 2021
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Biden administration reverses Trump’s ban on rainbow flags at embassies

Biden administration reverses Trump’s ban on rainbow flags at embassies

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told American embassies and diplomatic missions that they can fly the Pride flag again as well as “other symbols connoting support for LGBTQ rights based on what is ‘appropriate in light of local conditions.'”It’s a reversal of the Trump administration’s ban on embassies flying the rainbow flag that even resulted in to force the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea to take down its Pride flag.Related:Foreign Policy reports that (or head diplomats) at outposts around the globe.The cable is a “blanket” authorization giving all outposts permission to...

April 23, 2021
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Andrew Yang offends LGBTQ voters with bizarre comments about gay bars & his queer staffers

Andrew Yang offends LGBTQ voters with bizarre comments about gay bars & his queer staffers

New York City Mayor candidate and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang sought the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York’s endorsement last night, but ended up offending members instead. They voted to endorse other candidates, but not Yang.“Well, first, let me say that if I go to Cubbyhole, I think I’m going to be accompanied by at least one of my two campaign managers who are both gay,” he said in a video discussion at the meeting. “So there’s like a lot of, you know, familiarity with, with the community, at the head of my campaign leading it.”Related:“He came across like he was a...

April 23, 2021
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LGBTQ congressional candidate Pat Hackett on her fight to make Indiana history

LGBTQ congressional candidate Pat Hackett on her fight to make Indiana history

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May 27, 2020
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The internet’s heart is melting over this grandpa’s beautiful gesture

The internet’s heart is melting over this grandpa’s beautiful gesture

“I smiled like an idiot.”That was Nicolás Cazorla Fernández’s reaction when his grandfather asked the newly transitioned college student for a pic to replace his former likeness.Cazorla Fernández, who attends college in Charleston, South Carolina was on a visit to Spain when his abuelo made the request.He posted the moment to TikTok on Wednesday.And the internet’s heart melted.“I’m not crying y’all are,” one commenter posted.“This makes my heart melt,” wrote another.Cazorla Fernández, who started his transition earlier this year, has been posting videos of the process, including his gender...

Jul 31
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What is a side? Are you one?

What is a side? Are you one?

Most queer people have heard the terms “top,” “bottom,” and “versatile” — slang for whether someone likes penetrating, being penetrated, or both during anal and vaginal sex. But there’s a fourth sex role that many folks haven’t heard of yet: a “side.”Those wondering, “What is a side?” or “What does side mean?” may imagine a side of beef, a side dish (like cole slaw), or a side piece (like a gun or an extramarital sex buddy). But no, a side is actually a sex role.Anyone who wonders “Is side a sexual identity?” or “Is being a side normal?” should rest assured — this article will answer those...

Jul 31
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This bisexual journalist returned to Ukraine to face her fears & honor her past

This bisexual journalist returned to Ukraine to face her fears & honor her past

Morning turned into afternoon. A scorching sun blanketed the concrete of the local sports hall belonging to the community of Zolochiv, a frontline village just minutes from the Russian border.There, over the course of several hours, the International Committee for the Red Cross, with the help of local residents, unloaded over 20 tons of supplies for the besieged townsfolk. The town’s mayor, Viktor Kovalenko, who for the preceding five months valiantly rallied the community against Russian aggression, oversaw the delivery.An unassuming bisexual journalist who had returned to the city...

Jul 29
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Michaela Coel will play a queer character in Marvel’s new “Black Panther” film

Michaela Coel will play a queer character in Marvel’s new “Black Panther” film

When Marvel Studios recently dropped the trailer for their upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, LGBTQ fans buzzed with excitement over the news that Black actress and writer Michaela Coel will play the role of Aneka, a female warrior who is canonically queer in the Marvel comic books series.However, because Marvel’s past films have had very little queer content in them, it’s uncertain just how queer Aneka will be.The 2018 Black Panther film introduced viewers to the fictional African land of Wakanda — a technologically advanced, Afro-futuristic country untouched by colonialism. In...

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Miss Bhutan 2022 is ready to paint the Miss Universe stage rainbow

Miss Bhutan 2022 is ready to paint the Miss Universe stage rainbow

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Jul 21
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Biden administration says it’s unconstitutional to put a trans woman in men’s prisons

Biden administration says it’s unconstitutional to put a trans woman in men’s prisons

The Biden administration stood up for the safety of transgender women in a first-of-its-kind court filing, saying that it’s unconstitutional “cruel and unusual punishment” to systematically place trans women in men’s prisons and to deny gender-affirming health care to incarcerated trans people.The Department of Justice filed a in a against the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC). Diamond’s lawsuit, filed last year, says that men in prison sexually assaulted her 14 times and that she was denied hormone therapy because of prison policy.Related: “Being a woman in a men’s prison is a...

April 26, 2021
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