Tag Archives: rainbow flag

Gus Kenworthy Kisses Boyfriend On Live Olympic TV

The Guardian reports: When the American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at the bottom of the hill before Sunday morning’s ski slopestyle qualifying, neither was immediately aware the moment was captured by NBC’s cameras. But the significance of an openly gay male athlete kissing another man on primetime network television during one of the ...

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National Park Service Pulls Sponsorship Of Ceremony Dedicating Rainbow Flag At Stonewall Monument

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: What should have been a celebration dedicating the raising of the Rainbow Flag at the Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village on October 11 at noon turned into another attack on LGBTQ people by the Trump administration in a week full of such attacks. The National Park Service’s Barbara Applebaum, who arranged the ...

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EGYPT: Police Arrest Seven For Waving Rainbow Flag At Concert By Lebanese Band With Gay Singer [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Egyptian authorities arrested seven people Monday who they accused of being gay and promoting homosexuality for allegedly raising the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement at a concert, filing charges even though there is no law officially banning the practice. The flag was a rare sign of support for highly marginalized homosexuals in this conservative country ...

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Fox New Guest: The Confederate Flag And The Rainbow Flag Stand For “Exactly The Same Thing” [VIDEO]

According to right wing nutjob Star Parker, the Confederate flag and the rainbow flag both stand for “exactly the same thing.” No, really. The HuffPost has the quote: “But you know what’s really interesting and really incredibly ironic here is the same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that ...

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CHICAGO: Trump Organization Silent After Trump International Hotel Illuminates In Rainbow Colors

Chicago Pride is this weekend and as seen in a photo tweeted late Tuesday by a local NBC reporter, that night the entrance to Trump International Hotel & Tower was illuminated in the rainbow colors. I couldn’t find any news accounts of this, so early yesterday morning I called the hotel to inquire. The cheerful staffer I was directed to ...

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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Gilbert Baker

Today would be Gilbert Baker’s 66th birthday and Google celebrates with an animated doodle. They write: Today’s doodle is a little more colorful thanks to Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and freedom for the LGBTQA+ community. Teaching himself to sew, Baker put his skills to work for the San Francisco gay community, making banners ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Tribute March And Rally For Late Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Set For June 14th

Via press release: Friends and family of the late Gilbert Baker will hold an activist march and rally against LGBT oppression in memory of the world-renowned artist who created The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT pride and liberation. Baker, a lifelong LGBT and social justice activist, died suddenly March 31 in his Manhattan home. He was 65. The ...

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New Font Honors Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

Via press release: On March 31, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Ogilvy & Mather’s design team and created ...

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Bryan Fischer Hates Being Mocked For Demanding That Gays Give God Back His Stolen Rainbow [VIDEO]

If you weren’t on Twitter over the weekend, you missed a shitload of hilarious trolling after Bryan Fischer declared that gays have stolen the rainbow from God and they has better give it back. Well, Fischer isn’t too pleased about again being a national laughingstock. Via Right Wing Watch: Fischer doubled down on this demand yesterday, declaring that “the worst ...

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WASHINGTON: Man Rips Down And Stomps Pride Flag Outside Capitol Hill Office Of Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Via press release: Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today called the attack on the Pride flag outside his Capitol Hill office “a shocking demonstration of hate” and yet another example of a wave of intolerance that has spiked across the nation over the past several months. Yesterday, a visitor to the Cannon House Office Building entered the Congressman’s office and angrily ...

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Pence’s New DC Neighbors Troll Him With Pride Flags

Washington DC’s ABC affiliate reports: Christmas decorations are popping up left and right, but one street in NW Washington has a different kind of decoration this season—rainbow flags. “A respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” said Ilse Heintzen. The ‘he’ Heintzen is referring to is Vice-President Elect Mike Pence. Pence moved into a ...

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Homocon Milo Burns Rainbow Flag In Pro-Trump Ad

Pink News reports: Trump-backing internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos has burned a rainbow flag in an ad calling for people to vote for Donald Trump. Yiannopoulos, a popular figure on the ‘alt-right’, has seen his profile rise thanks to attention-grabbing bigoted comments and his support of Donald Trump, whom he refers to as ‘daddy’. The high-profile troll was banned from Twitter ...

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First LGBT Pride Flag Launched Into Space [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Now there’s a new reason to seriously start investigating the possibility of civilian space travel: one of our favorite non-profit organizations just declared the universe LGBT-friendly. Planting Peace’s latest display of solidarity with the queer community involves a Pride flag, a high altitude balloon and a GoPro camera. The group, which regularly launches social activism campaigns ...

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BRITAIN: Parliament Flies Rainbow Flag For First Time

Pink News reports: Today the flag was raised above the Houses of Parliament for the first time – with the Speakers of the Commons and Lords both giving special permission to mark the weekend of London’s Pride festival. LGBT group ParliOUT had gifted a 12 foot rainbow flag for the occasion, with the flag set to fly until June 26. ...

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Scott Lively Has The “Blasphemous” Rainbow Flag Sadz

Scott Lively is heaping praise on Jamaica’s Attorney General, who last week declared that the United States is “disrespecting” her country’s anti-buggery laws by flying the rainbow flag at our embassy. He writes: This post is dedicated to and inspired by Jamaica’s Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, who courageously challenged the arrogance of the United States, which exploited the Orlando ...

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FLORIDA: Christian Public Employee Says “Unbearable” Rainbow Flag Creates Hostile Work Environment

From the Tampa Bay Times: A pride flag waving outside the Hillsborough County center was meant to be a sign of respect and remembrance for the victims of the shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. But just a day after it was raised, Commissioner Stacy White said it may be offending Christian employees and questioned whether it should be ...

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Now On Sale By Matt Barber

Yesterday’s email blast from hate radio host Matt Barber included a pitch to buy this shirt: “It’s time to take back the rainbow! God created it the rainbow as a sign to remind us of his goodness and mercy to a sinful world. So why have we let the homosexual community take over this beautiful symbol of God’s love? Join ...

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Super Bowl 50 Was A Gay Rainbow Festival [VIDEO]

The gay folks who tuned into the Super Bowl to see Beyonce’s halftime performance enjoyed an interesting side perk when Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin got down on his knees to allow a fan to mop his face with a small rainbow flag. Rainbow colors were a major theme at the show as even Martin’s microphone was rainbow-hued. And then ...

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Make Your Own Rainbow White House Ornament

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker has sent us the pattern for a do-it-yourself rainbow White House ornament. Click on this link and print out the pattern. You can throw Mr. Baker a buck or two via his PayPal account.

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OKLAHOMA: Gun Group Promotes Event With Rainbow Flag Shooting Target

Via Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate: Organizers of an Oklahoma race are coming under fire for a picture they posted on their Facebook page. It appears they’re using the LGBT rainbow flag as a shooting target. The post angered many people who took it as a direct threat to the LGBT community. Event organizers say they did not expect the response ...

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