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Rapper Logic Dons “F*CK THE WALL” Shirt At VMAs

Variety reports: Logic delivered another powerful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, using a backdrop of immigration illustrated by a U.S. Border Patrol graphic and a T-shirt that read “F— the Wall,” referencing President Donald Trump’s proposed border-crossing deterrent. The immigration-themed set featured dozens of advocates for immigrants’ rights and others displaced by Trump’s policies at the ...

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Gay Couple Sets Up Scholarship Fund In Name Of Late Lesbian Daughter Of Man Who Protested Roy Moore

You may recall the lone Alabama man protesting at a Roy Moore rally with a sign lamenting the suicide death of his lesbian daughter. The man’s sad vigil led to an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show and now, thanks to a wealthy gay couple, a scholarship fund in his daughter’s name. The Birmingham Herald reports: This week, Elliott Mitchell ...

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ARKANSAS: Satanic Temple Delivers Statue To Capitol In Battle Over Ten Commandments Monument [VIDEO]

Little Rock’s Fox affiliate reports: Dozens attended a rally held by the Satanic Temple at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday. The rally comes after the Arkansas legislature approved the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. During the Satanic Temple’s Rally for the First Amendment, a more than 8 feet tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. “The ...

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NFL Player Protests Resume At Preseason Games

ESPN reports: Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Miami, Kenny Stills and two other Dolphins players protested during the anthem before their 26-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and ...

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As You Are: Biden Foundation Launches Awareness Campaign For Acceptance Of LGBTQ Youth [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching an awareness campaign to promote the importance of family acceptance of LGBTQ youth. The vice president’s Biden Foundation kicked off the “As You Are” initiative on Tuesday with a video campaign, featuring Biden, pop singer Cyndi Lauper, former NFL player Wade Davis and numerous LGBTQ advocates and activists. “We’ll use ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Broadway Protests Outside White House

The Associated Press reports: Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday — but from outside the White House in protest. The group will sing “The People’s Song” from “Les Miserables,” Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ″A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz” and “Climb ...

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RUSSIA: Police Arrest 25 LGBT Activists [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Russian police have detained at least 25 LGBT rights activists during a protest in St Petersburg to promote the rights of sexual minorities. About 60 activists gathered at the main square in the city centre, despite a ban being placed on the rally. They held up placards and rainbow-coloured flags, and called for LGBT rights to be ...

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Rosie O’Donnell And Broadway Performers To Serenade Trump From Outside The White House On Monday

The New York Post reports: Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway‘s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday — but from outside the White House in protest. The group will sing “Do You Hear The People Sing” from “Les Miserables,” Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ”A Brand New Day” from ...

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Protester Disrupts Sean Spicer’s Book Signing: “It’s A Garbage Book And You’re A Garbage Person” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was interrupted by a protester during a book signing in New York on Wednesday who called him a “garbage person.” “Hey Sean, you’re a real piece of garbage and I hope you look around and see all these empty seats,” a man shouted inside the Union Square Barnes and Noble ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Swedish Activist Thwarts Deportation Of Afghan Man By Refusing To Take Her Seat On Flight

The Washington Post reports: Around the world — from Chicago to Munich to Roskilde, Denmark — airports have become centers of political protest over deportations. Activists have blocked airport entrances, demonstrated outside terminal fences and even stormed a runway in attempts to stop flights carrying deportees. This week, one Swedish student tried a different approach. When Elin Ersson learned that ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Handmaids Turn Out To Protest Pence

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s second visit to Philadelphia this summer was again met with protests, this time with a dystopian theme. People dressed as handmaids from the novel-turned-Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale joined protesters outside of the Union League Monday evening. Pence was hosting a fund-raiser at the club for fellow Republican Lou Barletta, who is ...

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ISRAEL: Activists Block Highway In Unprecedented LGBT Workers Nationwide Strike Over Surrogacy Laws

The Times of Israel reports: Protesters briefly blocked the Ayalon freeway in central Tel Aviv on Sunday morning amid demonstrations across the country, as the LGBT community began an unprecedented nationwide strike in protest of Israel’s failure to include gay couples in its surrogacy laws. The main southbound artery through the city was temporarily blocked by thousands of marchers waving ...

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Michelle Obama Leads Get Out The Vote Drive [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Michelle Obama may not want to run for president, but she’s still dipping her toe into politics as the country approaches November’s midterm elections. Unlike her husband, though, who will be hitting the campaign trail in November, she’s not rallying voters specifically to Democrats. The initiative launched Thursday, July 19, with a public service announcement. According to people ...

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18-Piece Mariachi Band Plays At WH Protest [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A former adviser to Hillary Clinton hired a Mariachi band to play outside of the White House in an effort to disrupt President Trump’s sleep on Wednesday night. Adam Parkhomenko organized the performance as part of a multi-day protest over Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hundreds of people came to “welcome” Trump back from Helsinki ...

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Protesters Chant “Traitor” Outside White House [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Protesters greeted President Trump as he returned from his summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, with dozens gathering outside the White House and yelling “traitor” late into the night. The impromptu protest, dubbed #OccupyLafayettePark, came after Trump’s controversial press conference with Putin. During the joint presser, Trump refused to denounce Russia’s 2016 election meddling ...

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SOUTH KOREA: US Embassy Supports Seoul LGBT Pride Festival, Christian Protesters Attempt To Block Parade

The Korea Daily reports: Seoul’s festival had the theme “Queeround,” signifying that there are LGBT people all around us. According to its organizers, a record number of about 120,000 people took part in the festivities despite the sweltering heat, which reached a high of 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Although the festival was organized by Koreans, there was a ...

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Scottish Protesters Hurl Abuse As Trump Golfs [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A group of protesters gathered at President Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland on Saturday, chanting at him as he played the course. “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA,” the protesters could be heard chanting at Trump in a video posted by a BBC reporter. Trump has faced widespread protests during his trip to the United ...

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SCOTLAND: Greenpeace Trolls Trump At Golf Resort

The Associated Press reports: Scottish police say they are trying to trace a paraglider who flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the golf resort that President Donald Trump is staying at. Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offence. Greenpeace said the glider carried a banner reading “Trump: Well ...

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LONDON: Massive Crowds Turn Out To Protest Trump

CNN reports: Protesters have begun gathering in the UK for demonstrations against Donald Trump and his controversial policies, as the US President stayed out of central London, where the biggest rallies are expected. The leader’s schedule has been organized for him to avoid the protests, and although Trump claims he is very popular in Britain, he conceded the planned demonstrations ...

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London Crowd Counts Down Baby Blimp Liftoff [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The most anticipated installment of Britain’s “Stop Trump” protests — a giant orange balloon of President Trump depicted as a pouting baby in a diaper and holding a smartphone — took flight on Friday from Parliament Square in London. As if they were waiting for a rocket launch, dozens of excited people — including activists, ...

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