Tag Archives: Matt Baume

Your Weekly LGBT Debrief With Matt Baume [VIDEO]

Clip recap: I’m in Reykjavik to cover Iceland Pride! I have updates on Rentboy.com, on a group of heroes fighting back against Trump’s military ban, and on basic rights being put to a vote in the worst possible way. Let’s dive in on a hinsegin dagar edition of Weekly Debrief.

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Your Weekly Debrief With Matt Baume [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Despite rumors, the long-feared “license to discriminate” order failed to materialize this week — but Trump DID sign an order that could be used to attack LGBT Americans. And Congress voted to replace Obamacare with a system that could put health care out of reach for a lot of queer people. Also gay man in Mississippi says a ...

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Matt Baume’s Weekly LGBT News Debrief [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Alabama’s anti-gay Chief Justice Roy Moore is lashing out against his colleagues on the Alabama Supreme Court, who this week told him, essentially, “get out and stay out.” A lawmaker says he wants to expand opportunities for adoption, but his solution is to prevent gay couples from adopting. We’ll cover the latest from Chechnya, including new measures from ...

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Your Weekly Debrief From Matt Baume: Chechnya, Trans Rights, Gay Adoption, Housing Rights [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Gay men are being rounded up and killed in Chechnya, and US officials seem to be turning a blind eye. A European court just ruled against the mandatory sterilization of trans citizens but the practice will continue indefinitely. And same-sex couples just won new protections for adoption, and for housing in a case that could completely change how ...

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Matt Baume On Neil Gorsuch And LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, and you may be wondering — do we need to be worried about this guy? The answer: yes, yes you do, unless you don’t like having the freedom to marry, to get medical care, to have a place to live, or to use the bathroom.

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What’s Really Behind All The Anti-Trans Bills [VIDEO]

Activist vlogger Matt Baume did the research and you’ll be shocked to learn the vast majority of anti-trans bills are being sponsored by Republicans up for reelection. Clip description: What’s the REAL reason for “bathroom bans”? Those are laws that prevent transgender people from using the bathroom unless it matches their birth certificate. The politicians pushing them claim that they ...

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How Obamacare’s Repeal Affects LGBTs [VIDEO]

Matt Baume writes in the Huffington Post: If the ACA is repealed, as Republicans are trying to do, not only would 32 million people lose health care, according to the Congressional Budget Office, but LGBTs would be disproportionately affected. And “disproportionately affected” is a phrase which here means “get sick and die.” For example, HIV treatment can cost thousands of ...

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Matt Baume: There Was SOME Good News This Year

This morning activist Matt Baume reminds us that there actually was some good news this year. From his clip description: “Do we have to do a year in review for 2016? This was a rough one, but what if I told you there were some really great milestones for LGBTs this year? It’s true! Amidst all the bad news, 2016 ...

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How To Reverse Obergefell In Three Steps [VIDEO]

Just in from activist Matt Baume: “The National Organization for Marriage says that now Donald’s president, they have a plan to undo marriage equality. But can they do that? Is marriage equality really at risk? Well, yes — and in fact, they could weaken or roll back marriage in just three steps.” Watch below.

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On Trump’s FDA Pick & The Gay Blood Ban [VIDEO]

Activist Matt Baume takes a look at the FDA’s recently amended ban on blood donations from gay men and what may come once notoriously anti-gay Tom Price takes over the agency. From the clip description: “Back in the 80s, when the ban was created, it was a best-guess effort to keep blood donations safe since there hadn’t been much research ...

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Matt Baume On The Olympics Grindr Flap [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Shocking news: gay people are having sex at the Olympics. And now a reporter has outed some of them — with potentially serious consequences, since some may face persecution back home. Is there any chance we can turn this into an opportunity to do some good, by talking about the changes we need to see around the world?

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Matt Baume: Mike Pence Is Way More Extreme On LGBT Issues Than Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Mike Pence may look comparatively stable next to Trump. But he’s actually way more extreme when it comes to LGBT issues — here’s just a sampling of some his worst hits. This is the guy who could be second in line to run the country, and that’s a huge problem since Trump’s one of the most impeachment-ready candidates ...

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Matt Baume: Is Trump A Friend To Gays? [VIDEO]

Matt Baume is back! From his clip description: “Ask the gays,” Donald said, “who’s your friend?” Well, the gays are ready with their answer, and it’s probably not what he wanted. Here are some of Donald’s quotes about marriage equality, civil unions, and job protections for LGBTs … and also some “friends” that Donald Trump might not want the gays ...

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Matt Baume On Gay Oscar Winners [VIDEO]

“Sam Smith just won an Oscar and noted that he’s the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award — but wait, that can’t be right, can it? Well, no. Here some of Oscar’s queerest moments — and honestly, I think it’s a GOOD thing that Sam lost count.”

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Matt Baume: True Life Love Stories [VIDEO]

A Valentine’s Day clip from Matt Baume: “How’d you meet the people you love? I asked my followers how they met their partners, and they sent me some really sweet stories. I’ve gathered some of my favorites and I’m so excited to share them with you.”

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Matt Baume: The State Of The Union Is Gay [VIDEO]

Our scrufftastic friend Matt Baume is back with a look at last night’s SOTU. Clip recap: “There’s been a lot of LGBT change in the last 8 years, thanks in large part to the Obama administration. Now the House GOP wants to take over — but their bizarre animated GIF of Louis Virtel snapping just proved that they don’t understand ...

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Matt Baume: The Best Gay Halloween Flicks [VIDEO]

“Happy Halloween! By all means, go out and party. But what if you’re a grumpy loner like me and all you want is a nice quiet spooky evening at home? Well, what better way to spend a dark and stormy night than with a creepy, scary, or generally disturbing movie. Last week I asked a bunch of folks on Twitter ...

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Matt Baume: The Queer Power Of Witches [VIDEO]

“Who’s your favorite famous witch? Fun-loving Madame Mim? The Sinister Grand High Witch? It’s so hard to pick. And that’s the thing about witches: I believe they share a magic, unspoken bond with queer people.”

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Matt Baume On Edith Bunker & Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

In one of his best clips yet, Matt Baume takes us back to a night in television and gay history that happened 38 years ago today. He writes: “When did gay partners become a part of the family on TV? October 9, 1977. That’s the night CBS aired an All in the Family episode entitled “Cousin Liz,” which in just ...

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Matt Baume On Turning Anger Into Action [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Can anger make the world a better place? We usually think of anger as destructive, but if you can harness it, you can turn it into a constructive force for good — as Harvey Milk discovered, both in real life and in the movie Milk. “

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