Activism

Parkland Survivors Announce “March For Our Lives”

Mediaite reports: Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting announced a “March for Our Lives” this morning calling for lawmakers to take substantive action on guns. Emma Gonzalez, the student who gave an impassioned speech yesterday, told CNN’s Dana Bash, “We’re going to be facing this with trepidation and determination, and we have an incredible support system ...

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National School Walkout Planned Over Mass Shootings

From the organizers of the Women’s March: Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our ...

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Three Billboards Outside Miami, Florida

CNN reports: “Slaughtered in school” “And still no gun control?” “How come, Marco Rubio?” That’s the message scrawled across three mobile billboards seen Friday near Sen. Marco Rubio’s office in Doral, Florida. The moving missive aims to call out Rubio just days after a gunman with what police say was an AR-15-style rifle stormed a high school in Parkland, Florida, ...

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Funny Or Die To Spend $8M On Midterms GOTV

Politico reports: FUNNY OR DIE and BILLY EICHNER are launching a nonprofit “Glam Up The Midterms” — a campaign focused on under-40-year-old voters in the midterm election. The group tells Playbook it will spend $8 million on the most competitive congressional districts. Their plan: use online mobilization tactics and an analytics program to engage younger voters and hold live comedy ...

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Millions Turn Out For Women’s March 2018 [VIDEO]

Crowd estimates are still pouring in from around the country, but it’s clear that millions attended the Women’s March today, perhaps even more than turned out for last year’s historic marches. The Associated Press reports: Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and ...

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Activists Protest Outside Twitter HQ: Ban Donald Trump

The Hill reports: An activist group in San Francisco is calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, calling him “complicit” after President Trump used the social media platform to boast about the size and strength of his nuclear launch button. “Resist SF” on Tuesday night projected the phrases “@jack is #complicit” and “Ban @realDonaldTrump” on the building where Twitter’s headquarters is ...

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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Sues Fox News And Host Jeanine Pirro Over Violence Claims

The New York Daily News reports: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro smeared Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson by claiming he directed violence against a Baton Rouge police officer in 2016, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The defamation case Mckesson filed in Manhattan Supreme Court stems from Pirro’s commentary about a protest over the fatal police shooting of Alton ...

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FLORIDA: Liberal Group Trolls Outside Trump Rally

The Hill reports: A liberal group targeted President Trump’s campaign rally supporting Alabama’s GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday night in Florida with a mobile billboard featuring his daughter’s sharp criticism of Moore. American Bridge posted on Twitter a picture of a mobile billboard truck emblazoned with the younger Trump’s face and the quote, “There’s a special place in ...

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Outdoor Retailer To Sue Over Shrinking Monuments

Ad Age reports: Outdoor retailer Patagonia has been vocal about its efforts to keep protected federal land protected. That effort reached a new level on Monday following President Trump’s announcement that his administration will shrink the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 85 percent. In response, Ventura, California-based Patagonia says it plans to sue the Trump ...

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HONG KONG: 10,000 March In Pride With Support From US, Canadian, Irish, Australian Consulates [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: Rainbow flags flowed through the streets of Hong Kong Saturday during the city’s annual pride parade, as LGBT activists criticised authorities for lagging behind on equal rights. This year Hong Kong was picked as the first Asian city to host the Gay Games, while a landmark court decision granted a British lesbian the right to live and ...

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. ...

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VIRAL: 1.1M Sign Tom Steyer’s Impeachment Petition

Axios reports: Billionaire political activist Tom Steyer, who called for President Trump’s impeachment Oct. 20, with an ad that quickly went viral and was even noticed by the president, said he’s collected 1,119,720 signatures on his impeachment petition. Impeachment proceedings are incredibly difficult to carry out, as we’ve written before. But more than a million names in ten days highlights ...

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Colin Kaepernick Lands $1 Million Book Deal

The New York Post reports: Colin Kaepernick has inked a book deal worth just over $1 million with Random House imprint One World, Page Six has exclusively learned. One World’s headed by book world superstar Chris Jackson, who also publishes Jay-Z and Ta-Nehisi Coates. He launched One World last year. Ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick launched the current movement of ...

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Protester Gets Within Feet Of Trump In Senate Building, Throws Russian Flags, Shouts “Treason!” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump has arrived on Capitol Hill to lunch with GOP senators after sparring with several of them, as congressional Republicans turn to overhauling the tax code. The president arrived and was escorted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as reporters shouted questions. The two are set to meet briefly before they head to Senate policy lunches ...

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Dan Savage’s #ITMFA Swag Campaign Cuts Second $100,000 Check For Planned Parenthood And ACLU

Just in from Dan Savage: I’m thrilled to announce that ITMFA is sending a second round of checks to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the International Refugee Assistance Project. This morning we sent off checks Planned Parenthood ($33,333.33), the ACLU ($33,333.33) and the International Refugee Assistance Project ($33,333.34)—money we raised selling ITMFA (“Impeach The Mother Fucker Already”) ...

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DNC Slams Trump/Pence On National Coming Out Day: We’ll Fight Their Anti-LGBT Actions “Tooth And Nail”

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: “Today, on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate the fact that love is love and are resolute in our belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity. We remember a time not long ago when living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community was nearly impossible. And we honor ...

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FRIDAY: Tituss Burgess To Host Ali Forney Center 8th Annual Gala, Honorees Maxine Waters And Lady Gaga

Via press release: Friday the 13th at 6pm, the Ali Forney Center (AFC) will host the 8th annual A Place At The Table gala, an event that has raised millions of dollars to support a host of vital services including shelter and medical care for the homeless LGBTQ youths at AFC. This year also marks 15 years since AFC was ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda- Almost Like Praying [VIDEO]

Via press release: Atlantic Records has announced this week’s release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” (Feat. Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, and ...

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POLL: Majority Oppose Trump On NFL Protests

Reuters reports: A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that football players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, even though most say they would personally stand during the song, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The Sept. 25-26 poll found that 57 percent of adults do not think the National ...

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LONDON: Many NFL Players Kneel Or Link Arms During National Anthem In Defiance Of Trump’s Attacks

NBC Sports reports: Many players knelt and those who didn’t linked arms as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung before today’s Ravens-Jaguars game in London. The early kickoff from London was the first NFL game since President Trump blasted protesting players on Friday evening, urging NFL owners to fire any players who don’t stand for the anthem. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, ...

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