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GLAAD & Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Issue Celebrity-Filled PSA: Let’s Finish What We Started

Watch the clip below. Via press release: The PSA begins with Elizabeth Taylor’s historic and impassioned speech at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as a framework to introduce a new generation to the modern realities of HIV and AIDS, as well as the tools we have to overcome them. It includes participation from Meredith Vieira, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Groff, ...

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State Department To End Domestic Partners Benefits

Now that marriage equality is the law of the nation, the State Department has announced that it will phase out domestic partners benefits. Via the Washington Blade: Diplomatic and consular posts on Oct. 14 notified Foreign Service personnel that the State Department will begin to phase out the Same-Sex Domestic Partner program on Dec. 14. The SSDP will officially end ...

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HOUSTON: Hate Group Issues Another Offensive Ad In Campaign To Repeal LGBT Rights Law [VIDEO]

Early voting begins today in the battle to retain Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance and Texas Values has issued yet another douchetastic “bathroom bill” scare ad. They write: On Tuesday, November 3rd, Houston voters will finally have a chance to vote for or against the controversial LGBT “Equal Rights” Bathroom Ordinance (or HERO), known as Proposition 1 on the ballot. The ...

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BRITAIN: Alleged Serial Killer Charged In Murders Of Four Young Gay Men He Met On Hook-Up Sites [VIDEO]

A British man was arraigned today on charges that he drugged and murdered four young men that he met on hook-up sites over a period of 15 months. The Guardian reports: At a hearing before Barkingside magistrates court in east London, Stephen Port spoke only to confirm his name and address. He faces four counts of murder in relation to ...

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UTAH: Married Lesbian Couple Wins Court Battle To Have Both Their Names On Child’s Birth Certificate

The state of Utah has relented in a lawsuit brought by a married lesbian couple seeking to have both of their names on the birth certificate of their child. Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: In a joint agreement filed with in U.S. District Court and obtained by FOX 13 on Sunday, the ACLU of Utah and ...

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HOUSTON: Early Voting Begins Today In Nasty Referendum To Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Early voting begins today in the vicious campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance (HERO) and hate group leaders are flooding Twitter to exhortations to vote against the “bathroom bill.” Mayoral candidate Ben Hall calls himself the “only one who has consistently opposed HERO” and his latest clip is below.

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NEW JERSEY: Teacher Accused Of Rigging Election In Favor Of Transgender Homecoming Queen

A Trenton high school is an uproar after parents accused a teacher of rigging this weekend’s homecoming queen election in favor of a transgender student. The Trentonian reports: A transgender teen was crowned Homecoming Queen at Trenton Central High School’s homecoming game Saturday, and sources with intimate knowledge of activities at the school say the vote was a fraud. A ...

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New York City To Host WorldPride 2019 [VIDEO]

Here’s the big new out of this weekend’s InterPride conference: NYC Pride, producers of NYC’s iconic LGBT Pride events, announced today that New York City has been selected to host WorldPride 2019. WorldPride 2019 will be held in conjunction with Stonewall 50, the official commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. 2019 marks the first time that WorldPride, a global LGBT ...

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REPORT: Coming Absolutely Fabulous Movie To Feature 100 Drag Queens And “Camp-Looking Queers”

The Spectator has some interesting dish about the coming AbFab movie: Although a number of celebrity cameos are expected to feature in the film, Miss S understands that the A-list cast — rumoured to include Harry Styles — will now have to compete for the spotlight with an army of drag queens. Talent scouts are currently on the hunt for ...

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Margaret Cho Rails Against Philadelphia Police Over Light Sentences In Gay Bashing Case

Yesterday Margaret Cho launched a somewhat misdirected Twitter tirade against the Philadelphia police over the light sentences handed down this week for two of the three gay-bashers charged last year in a brutal street attack against a gay couple. As you can see, Philly police responded by pointing out that they don’t handle prosecutions. The exchange between Cho and the ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Hillary Clinton Says Passing The Equality Act Will Be Her “Highest Priority” [VIDEO]

Speaking yesterday at a town hall event at Keene State College in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton spoke about her evolution on same-sex marriage and vowed that passing the Equality Act will be her “highest priority” once elected president. She added, “Marriage isn’t the end of the debate, it’s a step along the path to true equality. You will be able ...

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Houston Texans: We’re Neutral On LGBT Rights

Yesterday news broke that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has written a $10,000 check to the viciously anti-gay coalition that has placed a repeal of Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance on the November ballot. JMG reader Andrew wrote a complaining letter to the team and this is the response he got back: “Our team Founder, Chairman and CEO, Bob McNair made ...

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MAP: Who Is Out On Facebook

In recognition of this month’s National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day, Facebook has produced an analysis of its users in the United States who have identified (in various ways) as being LGBT. They write: Examining aggregated, de-identified information about people in the U.S. on Facebook, we look at the total number of people who came out on each day. ...

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Bernie Sanders Rejects Donation From Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli, Gives Money To AIDS Charity

Boston.com reports: Pharmaceutics CEO Martin Shkreli wanted to make a donation to Bernie Sanders’ campaign in order to get a meeting with the Vermont senator, according to Stat. The Sanders campaign said no thanks. They’ll be passing on the money to a Washington health clinic, and Shkreli—the so-called “most hated” man in America whose company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price ...

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TONIGHT: JMG Reader Meet-Up In Las Vegas

Just a reminder that I’m in Las Vegas for the 2015 InterPride World Conference where gay pride organizations from around the globe are meeting to strategize and share event planning information. JMG readers are invited to attend an InterPride mixer tonight at 5PM at the Pegasus Lounge in the host hotel, the Alexis Park All Suite Resort. This morning I’ll ...

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PHILADELPHIA: No Jail Time For Two Alleged Gay Bashers, Third Rejects Plea Deal And Will Face Trial

Two of the three alleged gay-bashers accused in the brutal October 2014 attack on a Philadelphia gay couple have agreed to a plea deal in which they will receive probation and community service. The third and most infamous of the charged trio, Kathryn Knott, has refused a plea arrangement and will go on trial in two weeks. The attack electrified ...

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TEXAS: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Buys Air Time For Campaign To Repeal Houston LGBT Rights Ordinance

As you can see the battle to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law is really heating up with early voting starting just next week. Please consider pitching in by donating to Houston Unites where the ACLU Of Texas is TODAY doubling all contributions. From Houston Unites: Lieutenant Governor Patrick is pushing an extreme, radical agenda in Houston—spending his campaign money to ...

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HOUSTON: NFL Franchise Owner Bob McNair Donates $10K To Help Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has sent a $10,000 check to the viciously anti-LGBT group behind the campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law. The Houston Chronicle reports: McNair, a frequent GOP donor, mailed the $10,000 check to opponents earlier this week, according to Campaign for Houston spokesman Jared Woodfill. He said the donation “was very exciting for us.” Critics ...

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Feds Issue Formal Call For End To Ex-Gay Torture

A division of the US Department of Health and Human Services today issued a formal call for the end of so-called conversion therapy. Reuters reports: The report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) comes less than a year after the Obama administration endorsed efforts to ban the practice, which aims to change a person’s ...

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Hillary Clinton Responds To Rand Paul

Yesterday Sen. Rand Paul declared that he has no problem with companies that fire people for being gay. Hillary Clinton responded with a tweeted GIF that captures her now-famous one-word mic-drop during the Democratic debate. BOOM.

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