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Hillary Slams “Bully” Donald Trump And Praises Tel Aviv Pride In Speech To Pro-Israel Convention [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton today spoke at the pro-Israel AIPAC conference where she slammed Donald Trump as a bully and praised the Tel Aviv Pride Parade as an Israeli example of tolerance. The pride quote: “We are both nations built by immigrants and exiles seeking to live and worship in freedom, nations built on principles of equality, tolerance and pluralism. At our ...

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UKRAINE: Dozens Of Rock-Throwing Neo-Nazis Shout “Kill, Kill, Kill” In Attack On LGBT Event [VIDEO]

RT.com reports: Ukrainian riot police proved to be somewhat useless against a crowd of ultra-nationalists in the city of Lvov, as they failed to protect an LGBT gathering from harassment and did not arrest a single suspect after retreating from the confrontation with attackers. Amid a court ban on public Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) events in the city ...

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HRC Head Chad Griffin Urges Hollywood To Boycott Georgia If Anti-LGBT Bill Becomes Law [VIDEO]

On Friday the NFL warned that Atlanta will never get a Super Bowl if Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs the anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bill that has reached his desk. Yesterday HRC head Chad Griffin spoke at his group’s Los Angeles gala where he called on the assembled Hollywood movers and shakers to boycott the state if the bill becomes ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: House Speaker To Call Special Session To Repeal Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law

From the Charlotte News & Observer: N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said Saturday that he hopes to call a special legislative session within a week to repeal parts of a controversial Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance. The Charlotte City Council early this month voted to expand protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, including a provision that will allow transgender people ...

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Inside The Response To Hillary’s AIDS Gaffe

The Los Angeles Times today declares that most in the LGBT community appear to have forgiven Hillary Clinton for her Reagan/AIDS gaffe, largely thanks to the quickly issued apologies. They report that the scramble to mitigate the damage from the comments began while she was still at Nancy Reagan’s funeral: The story of how the Clinton camp responded offers insights ...

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Tom Of Finland: The Coffee

From Finland’s national broadcaster: Preparing a cup of morning joe won’t be the same when the Robert Paulig Roastery launches its line of coffee products enclosed in packaging featuring the risqué figures created by Tom of Finland. The company released a press release in which it described Touko Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland, as one of the country’s ...

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AUSTRALIA: Senator Tells Parliament That Gay Men Aren’t Faithful Enough To Deserve Marriage

We’ve heard this one before. Gay Star News reports: Family First Senator and marriage equality opponent Bob Day on Friday hit out at same-sex marriage, saying that most gay men in relationships are unfaithful to their partners. During the second reading of the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill, the Senator for South Australia started his speech calling it ‘shameful that activists ...

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NFL To Georgia: No Super Bowl For You Unless Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill

BOOM. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: If Georgia chooses to turn the “religious liberty” bill into law, be prepared: Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl. That was the suggestion from the NFL on Friday when the league released a statement in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s question about whether the league had any position on Georgia House Bill 757. The ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Pink Saturday Canceled

From the Bay Area Reporter: San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener confirmed Thursday that there will be no Pink Party in the city’s gay Castro district the Saturday before the annual LGBT Pride parade. Following a March 17 meeting with key stakeholders, Wiener told the Bay Area Reporter that there will be no street closures this year. In previous years, the ...

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GEORGIA: Big Business Turns Up Heat On Gov. Nathan Deal, Demands Veto On Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill

From the Associated Press: Georgia’s business community and other opponents of a bill protecting those who object to same-sex marriage called Thursday for Gov. Nathan Deal to veto it, likely starting weeks of intense lobbying on the Republican. Some religious and political officials hailed the bill’s passage on Wednesday, thanking GOP leaders of the General Assembly for increasing “religious liberty” ...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Catholic Church Backs Call For Removal Of Gay US Ambassador Wally Brewster

From the petition: We request the Obama administration to remove the U.S. ambassador in the Dominican Republic, James W. Brewster for primarily promoting in his official duties an LGBT agenda inconsistent with the Christian cultural values and tradition of the Dominican Republic. Since his arrival in November 2013, he has supported the inauguration of an LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Amb. ...

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Study Examines Where Twitter’s Haters Live

The website Abado examined millions of tweets for “slurs and other prejudiced language against black people, Hispanic/Latino people, women, gays and lesbians, transgender people, people with disabilities, and the overweight.” Topping their list for anti-gay tweets was Buffalo. Here’s their overall breakdown by state: Altogether, Louisiana places first with 1,155 slur-containing tweets out of every 100,000, indicating that approximately 1 ...

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LOS ANGELES: Shopping Center Bans Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments

The owner of a popular Los Angeles shopping center spotted notoriously anti-gay boxing champion Manny Pacquiao leaving a movie with his entourage yesterday and decided he doesn’t want Pacquiao allowed back on the property. TMZ Sports reports: The battle between The Grove and Pacquiao started in 2012 … when Manny was banned over an interview in which he reportedly quoted ...

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AUSTRALIA: Government Guts Anti-Bullying Program

Christian groups have won their battle against Australia’s anti-bullying “Safe Schools” program. Via the Guardian:  The Turnbull government has made dramatic changes to its Safe Schools anti-bullying program that have been described by the scheme’s opponents as “gutting” its content. The changes sharply reduce the lesson content, restrict it to secondary schools, shift the program to a government website, remove ...

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NEW YORK CITY: LGBT Group Marches Behind Their Own Banner For First Time In St. Patrick’s Parade

DOMA champion Edith Windsor and Irish activist Brendan Fay were among the LGBT luminaries marching today behind the own banner for the first time in the 255 year history of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. NBC New York reports: Security was tight as 200,000 marchers strode up Fifth Avenue beginning at about 11 a.m., bagpipes and horns blaring. ...

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COLORADO: House Approves Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Colorado has become the second state in two days to advance a ban on ex-gay torture. One Colorado reacts via press release: “So-called ‘conversion therapy’ includes a range of dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or suppressing a person’s gender identity and is based on the false claim that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender ...

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ATLANTA: Federal Hate Crime Charge Considered After Man Pours Boiling Water On Gay Couple [VIDEO]

From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: A young couple is recovering from severe burns after police say a man threw burning water on them — because they are gay. The victims told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that they were sound asleep, resting after a long day at work, when they were attacked. “The pain doesn’t let you sleep. It’s just, like, it’s ...

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VERMONT: Senate Approves Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Via the Associated Press: The Vermont Senate has voted overwhelmingly to advance a bill banning the use of what’s called “conversion therapy,” which is most often directed at young gay and lesbian people in a bid to make them heterosexual. The bill makes it unprofessional conduct — subject to sanction by a state regulatory board — for a medical or ...

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GEORGIA: Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill Goes To Governor

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Georgia Legislature over the course of a few hours Wednesday unveiled changes to a controversial “religious liberty” bill and gave it final passage, setting off a collision course with corporate leaders and gay rights advocates over charges that it would legalize discrimination in Georgia. House Bill 757 now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal for his ...

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Minor League Pitcher: I Quit The Sport Because Teammates Talked About Murdering Gays [VIDEO]

Via Yahoo Sports: Last season, gay minor-league pitcher Tyler Dunnington stepped away from baseball after dealing with hateful speech from teammates and coaches. In an email to Cyd Zeigler of Outsports, Dunnington detailed why he felt he needed to leave the game he loved. Dunnington was not out to his teammates when he played, and that led to some awkward, ...

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