Monthly Archives: June 2017

IML Founder Chuck Renslow Dies At Age 87

Tracy Baim reports at the Windy City Times: Chuck Renslow, 87, a longtime pillar of the LGBTQ community in Chicago and around the world, has died after multiple long-term health issues. Renslow reigned over a seven-decade empire, starting more than two dozen businesses—bars, discos, photo studios, health clubs, bathhouses, gay magazines and newspapers, hotels, restaurants and bookstores. He fostered organizations ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Secretary Of State Tells Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission To “Go Jump In The Gulf Of Mexico”

The Hill reports: Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) announced Friday that the state would join more than 20 others refusing to turn over voter roll data to President Trump’s voter fraud commission, adding that members of the panel could “go jump in the Gulf of Mexico.” The voter fraud commission on Thursday sent letters to all 50 states ...

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25 FOR THE 25TH: More House Dems Sign Onto Bill To Create Commission On Trump Being “Incapacitated”

Yahoo News reports: For months, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have privately counseled their more militant members to forswear talk of impeaching President Trump, telling them the political support for such a step simply doesn’t exist in the GOP-controlled Congress. But 25 House Democrats, including the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, are now pushing ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Chicago Has A High Crime Rate Because The People Living There Are Immoral

Raw Story reports: Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held an off-camera press briefing on Friday, saying that the press office doesn’t want to overshadow an announcement of a new executive order by President Donald Trump. However, in her short 16-minute appearance off-camera, Sanders managed to blame the people of Chicago for the city’s high crime rate, saying ...

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GENEVA: Hate Group Claims Trump Administration Opposed UN Resolution Which Excludes Gay Families

Via email from Austin Ruse’s anti-LGBT C-FAM: The Trump administration delighted and frustrated social conservatives last week when it staunchly opposed abortion while calling for international recognition of homosexual relations at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. “The United States fully supports the principle of voluntary choice regarding maternal and child health and family planning. We do not recognize abortion ...

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REPORT: Kushner Told Joe Scarborough To Apologize To Trump Or The Enquirer Would Expose Affair With Mika

New York Magazine reports: According to three sources familiar with the private conversations, what happened was this: After the inauguration, Morning Joe’s coverage of Trump turned sharply negative. “This presidency is fake and failed,” Brzezinski said on March 6, for example. Around this time, Scarborough and Brzezinski found out the Enquirer was preparing a story about their affair. While Scarborough ...

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Leaked Tape Reveals Trump Telling RNC Crowd He Should Sue “Horrible Human Beings” At CNN [AUDIO]

The Intercept has published audio of Donald Trump telling the crowd at his $10M Republican National Committee reelection fundraiser that he should sue CNN. Reporters were banned from attending the event. They write: Trump drew loud applause with his suggestion that he was prevailing in his campaign against the cable news network. “Boy, did CNN get killed over the last ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Grindr Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit After Imposter Sends Over 1000 Men To Man’s Home

The Associated Press reports: A gay dating app wants a judge to dismiss the claims of a New York man who says he’s been accosted at home and work by over 1,000 sex-hungry men after an ex-boyfriend posted fake profiles soliciting men interested in exploring violent fantasies. Grindr asked a Manhattan federal court judge Wednesday to toss out Matthew Herrick’s ...

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Brian Brown: This Week’s Anti-Gay Opinions By Gorsuch Show Obergefell’s End Is Coming So Send Money Now

Just in from hate group leader Brian Brown: Decisions of the US Supreme Court announced this week establish without question what an amazing contribution that newly confirmed justice Neil Gorsuch will make to the Court, potentially for decades to come. NOM went all in to fight for Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation, and our confidence in him was validated this week. Justice ...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Leads Ten-State Coalition With Lawsuit Threat Over Obama-Era Immigration Reform

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Friday urged the Trump administration to end an Obama-era program that’s allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the country without fear of being deported. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Paxton urged the White House ...

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BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court Rules Married Gays Have No Inherent Right To Government Benefits

The Austin Statesman reports: A unanimous Texas Supreme Court concluded Friday that there is no inherent right to government-provided spousal benefits in same-sex marriages. The 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established the right to same-sex marriage did not decide all marriage-related matters, leaving room for state courts to explore the decision’s “reach and ramifications,” the Texas court said. Supporters ...

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Trump Continues Attack On MSNBC’s Morning Joe

The Hill reports: “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said President Trump was making “yet another lie” on Friday with comments about the National Enquirer. Just as the MSNBC show was to go off the air on Friday, Trump tweeted that Scarborough had called to get him to stop a negative story that was to be published in the Enquirer. The ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Dog Interrupts Austrian Orchestra

Billboard Magazine reports: Orchestral performances are often considered the most high-art of music events, but things did get a little ruff at a recent Vienna Chamber Orchestra concert in Ephesus, Turkey, when a wandering dog came onstage during a performance of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No. 4. In a new video, a very slow-moving, sandy-colored Labrador finds himself onstage, garnering a ...

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Rapper Jay-Z’s Mother Comes Out As Lesbian

The HuffPost reports: Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mother, came out as lesbian in a new track featured on the rapper’s just-released “4:44” album. The song, “Smile,” features both Jay-Z and his mother discussing her sexuality. It is the first time that either of them has publicly addressed her sexual identity. “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian / Had to ...

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Seth Meyers Wonders About Trump’s “Fucking Meds”

The Daily Beast reports: All eyes were on Seth Meyers Thursday night to see how he would react to President Trump’s latest tweetstorm against his NBC colleague Mika Brzezinski. It was the first thing he brought up at the top of his Late Night monologue, reading the tweet aloud and introducing a brand new segment called “I Can’t.” After a ...

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Stephen Colbert Rants: Stop Pretending That Trump Is A Symptom Of Something, He IS The Disease [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert slammed President Trump over his tweets attacking MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. “I’m gonna say something right now that I did not think was possible anymore,” he began. “I am shocked by something Donald Trump said.” Colbert read the tweet out loud in his Trump voice and reacted, “First of all, ...

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Trump Admits Senate Trumpcare Bill Has Failed

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump urged Senate Republicans on Friday to at least repeal Obamacare soon, even if there is no path forward to replace the law. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., sent a letter to Trump on Friday morning urging the White House to adopt a two-step strategy in which conservative senators focus on repealing the Affordable Care Act ...

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New York Daily News: Trump Is The Ugly American

From today’s New York Daily News: Morning breaks over Washington. The President of the United States, possessed of awesome power and awesome responsibility, readies to grapple with the most urgent business of nation and world. The man in the mirror. For embarrassingly too many a morning since Jan. 21, 2017, Donald Trump gripped his phone, opened the Twitter app and ...

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Team Blasts Back In Washington Post Op-Ed: Donald Trump Is An “Unmoored” Liar

MSNBC’s Morning Joe team blasts back in a WaPo op-ed: President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is ...

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BREAKING: German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage In 393-226 Vote, Angela Merkel Votes Against

Deutsche Welle reports: The German parliament, or Bundestag, on Friday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in a snap vote that made it onto the agenda before the summer break after a surprise shift by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The bill passed by 393 to 226, with four abstentions. Merkel herself voted against the bill, although it was comments from her ...

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