LGBT News

Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Raises Cost Of AIDS Drug By 5500%, Claims It Is Still Underpriced [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Appearing on Bloomberg TV, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company that recently hiked the price of a drug used for critically ill infants and AIDS patients by 5,500 percent, defended the price increase by promising better things to come for future patients. Martin Shkreli, 32, the founder and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, recently purchased the rights ...

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BRITAIN: Prince William Denounces Homophobia

At an event honoring his late mother, today Prince William condemned homophobia and anti-LGBT bullying. From the Daily Mail: During an hour-long training session William vowed that if he saw anyone bullying a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender‎ person he would step in and confront the abuser after comforting the victim. ‘I would try to confront, to tackle the person. ...

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It’s Bisexual Awareness Week

There will be a briefing on bisexuality today at the White House. Via press release: GLAAD today announced its participation in the second annual Bisexual Awareness Week 2015 (BiWeek) in conjunction with BiNet USA, America’s oldest advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and unlabeled people. BiWeek takes place from September 20th – 26th with the 23rd as official ‘Celebrate ...

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REPORT: I Am Cait Renewed For Second Season

Via Buzzfeed: Despite lower than anticipated ratings, E! has renewed I Am Cait for a second season, a source close to the show has told BuzzFeed News. Season 1 of I Am Cait, which documented Caitlyn Jenner’s transition, ran for eight episodes during the summer, concluding earlier this month. The source told BuzzFeed News that Season 2 could premiere in ...

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Matt Baume On Trans Bathroom Panic [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Who’s at risk if trans people have equal access to restroom facilities? In Houston and across the country, Mike Huckabee and friends love to claim that nondiscrimination bills mean that ‘men could use the women’s bathroom,’ which simply isn’t true. Here’s how to push back against the transphobic lie that men are sneaking into women’s rooms — and ...

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Lawmakers: Make Stonewall Inn A National Park

CBS New York reports: Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler made their announcement Sunday in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Mayor Hopes To Raise LGBT Issues With Pope To “End Judgment”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Mayor Nutter, if given the chance, plans to speak with Pope Francis during the papal visit to Philadelphia about barriers faced by the LGBT community in the United States and to ask the pope to “end judgment” of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics. In a statement Friday, Nutter’s office summarized the message he hopes to ...

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SCOTLAND: Bagpiper Drowns Out Preacher [VIDEO]

JMG reader Mike writes from Scotland to tell us that he and his partner were out “enjoying the last of the sunshine” today when they came upon a street preacher that was screaming about how gay marriage has ruined the economy. And then a bagpiper arrived. The Courier reports: A St. Andrews busker has been hailed after he drowned out ...

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Obama To Nominate Gay Man To Head US Army

Big news from the Washington Post: President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fanning’s nomination is the latest in a series of actions taken by the administration to advance the ...

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Rainbow Doritos Are Sold Out For 2015

According to Frito-Lay, all 10,000 bags of rainbow Doritos have been sold and no more will be produced, at least not this year. The promotion netted $100,000 for the It Gets Better Project, which will receive 100% of the receipts. Meanwhile all of Teabagistan continues to quiver in impotent rage and rain down vile abuse on the company’s social media ...

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Rejects Bill To Grant Spousal Benefits To Gay Veterans

Rep. Dina Titus (photo) calls the vote a slap in the face to gay veterans. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: A measure that would have changed federal law to reflect that gay, lesbian and bisexual veterans are entitled to spousal benefits narrowly failed in a House committee on Thursday — thanks in part to a Democrat who voted ...

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IRELAND: High Court Swats Down Referendum Challenge, Marriages To Commence Within Months

Reuters reports: Gay couples in Ireland should be able to marry before the end of the year after the country’s Supreme Court refused to allow an appeal following an unsuccessful legal challenge to May’s landmark same-sex marriage referendum. Ireland became the first country to adopt gay marriage via a popular vote, with the backing of 62 percent of voters, signaling ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Decision On Gay-Bashing Trio Plea Deal Expected By Next Month

It was a year ago last week that a mob brutally attacked a gay couple in Philadelphia and we may finally see a resolution in the case next month. Philadelphia Gay News reports: At a proceeding Thursday morning, defendants Phillip Williams, Kevin Harrigan and Kathryn Knott were rescheduled for another pre-trial bring back Oct. 15. Prosecutor Mike Barry told PGN ...

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Boycott Alert: Doritos Partners With It Gets Better, Launches Rainbow-Hued Cool Ranch Chips

Oh, this WILL be fun. Via Yahoo News: Here’s a way to add some color to your chips and salsa platter: Doritos is producing rainbow-colored chips in partnership with nonprofit It Gets Better. Doritos Rainbows are a limited-edition version of its Cool Ranch-flavored tortilla chips to show the chipmaker’s support of the LGBT community. The chips come in shades of ...

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Russian Pranksters: We Punked Elton John

A pair of well-known Russian pranksters today claimed that they were the ones who called Elton John and pretended to be Vladimir Putin. NBC News reports: Turns out it wasn’t Vladimir Putin on the line after all. Two pranksters claimed credit Wednesday for what musician Elton John apparently thought was a phone call from the Russian president. The singer has ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why I Came Out [VIDEO]

The Atlantic sets up last night’s appearance on The Late Show: Colbert asked Cook about the spate of new movies coming out that are critical of Steve Jobs. “I haven’t seen them, but the Steve I knew was an amazing human being,” Cook replied, dismissing the films and noting that, “I think that a lot of people are trying to ...

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Breitbart Columnist Milo Yiannopoulos: “I Went Gay So I Didn’t Have To Deal With Nutty Broads”

Notorious British homocon and raging misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos is writing for Breitbart these days and today he explains why he “went gay,” why women are inherently less intelligent, why the female orgasm is a myth, and why sex robots will replace the need for girlfriends. Seriously. Here’s a sample: “Most of the reason I went gay is so I didn’t ...

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At The 2015 US AIDS Conference [VIDEO]

Every year my pal Mark King attends the AIDS Conference and sends us informative and entertaining recaps of the goings-on. In today’s report, King interviews the “Berlin Patient” – the first man considered have been cured of HIV. King also visits with some of the noted activists in attendance and reports on the #TransLivesMatter activists that took over the stage ...

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ANCHORAGE: Representative Of Lord Jesus Christ Waves Tampon At LGBT Rights Hearing [VIDEO]

As I reported last month, Anchorage is taking yet another run at an LGBT rights bill. At last night’s initial hearing, a local woman who declared herself to be the “representative of the lord Jesus Christ” waved a tampon and a bible during her testimony. Because reasons. The audio is somewhat out of sync in the clip, but the batshittery ...

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Princeton Football Player Comes Out

USA Today reports: When he was a student, Princeton coach Bob Surace wrote a thesis paper on baseball great Jackie Robinson breaking down racial barriers through the sports world. He wrote about the courage and strength Robinson exuded on the quest for equality. On Tuesday, Surace got to be a part of a story he believes to offer the same ...

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