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Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Get Hacked

At least they didn’t get his Facebook account. Via Gizmodo: First the hackers came for Katy Perry. Now they’ve come for someone who should know better than to use the same password on multiple sites: Mark Zuckerberg. Turns out he’s as dumb as the rest of us. Zuck’s Twitter and Pinterest (though, crucially, not Facebook) accounts were hacked over the ...

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Janet Porter Flops With “Nationwide” Target Protests

Anti-LGBT activist Janet Porter flopped with ReaganBook, she flopped in her bid for the Ohio Senate, and this weekend she flopped again as it appears that only a handful of Target stores saw protesters for her “nationwide” event on Saturday. At this writing I’m only finding news accounts of protests at three of Target’s 1782 locations. Two of those protests ...

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John Oliver Forgives $15M In Medical Debt [VIDEO]

TIME reports: The debt-buying industry has lead to some unscrupulous practices among debt collectors and debt collection proceedings are clogging up courts across the country with lawsuits, the vast majority of which go unanswered. Many debt collectors also seem to have little respect for consumers and simply do whatever is necessary to make more money. So Oliver did the only ...

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Walmart Stands Firm After Haters Ambush Shareholders Meeting Over Opposition To “Religious Freedom” Laws

Just as they did at PepsiCo’s shareholders meeting in North Carolina last month, anti-LGBT activists from the National Center for Public Policy Research ambushed Walmart executives at yesterday’s annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where the Duggar clan infamously launched its attacks on a local pro-LGBT civil rights ordinance. The group demanded that Walmart issued a report explaining its “hypocrisy” ...

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Walmart Stays Mum On Transgender Policy

From the New York Daily News: Walmart, the country’s biggest retailer, is staying silent about its transgender bathroom policies. The Arkansas-based corporation repeatedly refused to reveal its stance about transgender bathroom use for its shoppers and employees, despite requests by the Daily News every day for the past week. Inquiries to Walmart’s media relations team were first sent last Tuesday, ...

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Charlotte Chamber Of Commerce: North Carolina’s Hate Law Has Already Cost Mecklenburg County $285 Million

Whoa. From the Charlotte Observer: Mecklenburg County has suffered an economic blow of $285 million and a loss of as many as 1,300 jobs as a result of House Bill 2, a new Charlotte Chamber report says. The report also says inquiries about new economic development are down 58 percent since lawmakers passed the bill in March, and client visits ...

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Hershey Park Issues Trans-Friendly Policy

Via press release: “Every year, the employees of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) welcome over 6 million guests from down the street and around the world. We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here. In fact, our company has four core values, one ...

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American Family Association: Don’t Let Target’s Arrogance Fool You, We’ve Cost Them Billions In Stock

Via press release from the American Family Association: On a media call last, week Target CEO Brian Cornell was asked if the boycott had an effect on their sales or stock price. He responded by saying “To date we have not seen a material or measurable impact on our business. Just a handful of stores across the country have seen ...

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Customer Confronts Ranting Protester In Target Store: This Is None Of Your Fucking Business [VIDEO]

Customers usually scurry away when street preachers launch into one of their ranting tirades inside of a Target store. But not this customer, who got right in the nutjob’s face while he screamed about Jesus Christ, perverts, abominations, and his right to sue any Target employee who touches him. Watch below.

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MINNESOTA: Haters Plan Mobile Billboard Campaign Against All 72 Target Outlets In The State [VIDEO]

Via CBS Minnesota: From sidewalk picketing to online petitions, the opposition to Target’s bathroom and fitting room policy isn’t going away. Outside the state office building in St. Paul on Monday, a large truck rolled up carrying a strong anti-Target message. “Send Target a message — don’t shop where women and children’s emotional and physical safety and privacy are under ...

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Target CEO Brian Cornell: The Boycott Isn’t Hurting Us

Fortune reports: Target reported a disappointing set of first-quarter results on Wednesday and warned investors to expect a slight drop in business in the current quarter. The discount retailer pointed to many factors pinching sales, damp and cool weather in parts of the company and skittish consumers, among them. But one thing not hitting sales is the purported boycott of ...

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POSTED: My Seventh Column For Pride Life

Back in February, I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s seventh installment is titled Obama Administration Takes Bold Action On Transgender Rights. Hit the link for my status report on trans rights, Target, hate groups, and the feds. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by the US ...

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Wendy’s Restaurants To Roll Out Self-Serve Kiosks To Cut Staffing Hours Due To Rise In Minimum Wage

Investor’s Business Daily reports: Wendy’s said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy’s President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations ...

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American Family Association Head Tim Wildmon: We Met With Target Officials And They Told Us To Get Lost

In so many words, of course. Via press release: “American Family Association is appreciative that Target representatives were willing to accept the signatures of more than one million Americans and meet with us about our deep distress over Target’s unsafe bathroom policy, which permits anyone who identifies with another gender to enter the restroom or fitting room of the opposite ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Leaders Threaten Retribution Against Companies That Oppose Anti-LGBT Hate Law

But it’s just a “coincidence” that these companies might lose their tax breaks. From Raleigh’s NBC affiliate: While Republican state leaders have complained about being “bullied” by the federal government over House Bill 2, lobbyists in Raleigh tell WRAL News they and the businesses they represent are being bullied by state lawmakers seeking to silence business opposition to the new ...

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Target CEO: We’re Not Backing Down [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Target Corp. will stick with its policy of allowing transgender customers to choose the bathroom they wish to use, chief executive Brian Cornell said this morning. He added the company is adding more family restrooms in its stores, an option for people who worry about the mixing of sexes in bathrooms. Cornell made the remarks during ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Out Leadership Summit Recaps Progress And Challenges For LGBT Movement [VIDEO]

Watch the video below. Happening today in New York City: Hundreds of senior LGBT and Ally business leaders from around the world will convene on Wednesday, May 11 for the sixth annual Out Leadership Summit in the U.S., hosted by global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, at the Edison Ballroom. Formerly known as Out on the Street, Out Leadership Summits ...

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REPORT: Target To Meet With Boycott Organizers

According to a tweet issued today by Fox Business, Target officials have agreed to meet with the American Family Association, the anti-LGBT hate group behind the boycott. Fox attributes that news to notorious liar Todd Starnes and no independent confirmation of this meeting can be found at this writing. Last week a Target spokesperson declared that the company was “standing ...

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Liberal Group Launches “Trump Screwed Me”

From the New York Daily News: A Democratic group is trolling for anti-Donald Trump stories — and trolling the presumptive Republican nominee — with a new website called DonaldTrumpScrewedMe.com. American Bridge, a Democratic outside group whose head has ties to Hillary Clinton, is launching the new website aimed at getting some nasty facts on The Donald. The website is geo-targeted ...

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PepsiCo CEO Stands Firm After Right Wing Activists Warn That Company Will Become “The Next Target”

Activists from the right wing National Center for Public Policy Research ambushed PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi at the company’s shareholder meeting in North Carolina yesterday, warning her that PepsiCo would be made “another Target” unless she backs off from her call to repeal the state’s anti-LGBT hate law. Nooyi, apparently, wasn’t having it. From the group’s press release, here’s an ...

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