Activism

LONDON: Protesters Storm Entrance Of Brunei-Owned Hotel Over New “Stone Gays To Death” Law [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Brunei should be “chucked out” of the Commonwealth if it does not revoke its anti-LGBT laws, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said. Dozens of protesters chanted “shame on you” outside the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel in London on Saturday. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had expressed “deep UK opposition” to the new laws to Brunei’s government. …

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BRITAIN: Topless Protesters Disrupt Parliament [VIDEO]

The Mirror tabloid reports: The House of Commons public gallery was taken over tonight by topless protesters covered in slogans about saving the environment. Twelve protesters paraded in the gallery and pressed their mostly bare buttocks against security glass that separated them from MPs debating Brexit. Ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband was caught on TV looking boggle-eyed at the Extinction Rebellion …

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Parkland’s David Hogg Backs #MyLastShot Campaign

The Hill reports: David Hogg, an activist who survived the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, requested on Friday that a photo of his death be publicized if he is ever a victim of gun violence. Hogg took to Twitter to share a photo of a sticker placed on the back of his ID card, part of a gun violence prevention project …

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UTAH: Young LGBT Activists Get Written Apology From GOP Gov After Sit-In Over Gutted Ex-Gay Torture Bill

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: A group of young LGBTQ rights activists staged a sit-in outside Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s office over a gutted bill that banned conversion therapy. The changes were so dramatic that HB399’s sponsor, Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, said he could no longer support his own legislation. On Wednesday, he told FOX 13 he …

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PHOTOS: At The LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Winter Party

Let’s take a break from Trump World for a hot sweaty moment for some photos of our people celebrating their lives and raising money for a good cause down in sunny Miami Beach. Via press release: The Winter Party Festival produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force is one of the world’s largest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, …

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Parkland Activist David Hogg: I Wish Michelle Obama Would Run For President And Just End This Madness

The Hill reports: Activist David Hogg on Wednesday urged former first lady Michelle Obama to run for president in 2020. “I wish @MichelleObama would run for president and end this madness already,” Hogg, who survived last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla., said on Twitter. Hogg helped organize the March for Our Lives rally …

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LIVE VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke Hosts Anti-Trump Rally

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke are speaking less than half a mile — but worlds apart — from each other on Monday night. And hours before the dueling El Paso events, the president started in on his potential 2020 challenger. “We have a line that is very long already, I’m mean you see what’s going on,” …

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NEW YORK CITY: Activists Disrupt Major Museums Over Wings Named For Big Pharma Opioid Family [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Art photographer and activist Nan Goldin brought the Guggenheim Museum in New York to a standstill on Saturday night as thousands of fake prescriptions were dropped into the atrium to protest against the institution’s acceptance of donations from the family who owns the maker of OxyContin – the prescription painkiller at the root of America’s opioids crisis. …

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Parkland Activist To Attend SOTU As Dem Rep’s Guest

The Washington Post reports: A survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address next week as a guest of Rep. Eric Swalwell, the congressman said Friday. Cameron Kasky, 18, became an activist following the Feb. 14, 2018, school shooting, which killed 17 people. He co-founded …

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CHINA: Activists Launch Nationwide Truck Billboard Campaign Against Ex-Gay Torture Clinics [VIDEO]

The South China Morning Post reports: On a hazy day this week, a convoy of three white trucks is making its way through the streets of Nanjing, in eastern China. They are covered in huge red banners with black lettering that look like billboards from a distance. “Treating a ‘disease’ that doesn’t exist,” reads one. “Chinese classification of mental disorders …

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LIVE VIDEO: Women’s March On Washington DC

USA Today reports: Battling internal power struggles, including accusations of anti-Semitism, the Women’s March that roared onto the political scene following the election of Donald Trump as president is hitting the streets of Washington Saturday, joined by “sister marches” in hundreds of other U.S. cities. But a cause that in 2017 drew 3.3 million to 5.2 million nationwide – making …

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Won’t Run For President In 2020

The New York Times reports: Tom Steyer, the California billionaire who has crusaded for President Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that he would not join the pack of Democrats running for president in 2020 and would instead redouble his efforts to topple Mr. Trump before the election. Mr. Steyer’s decision came as a surprise even to some of his political …

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Parkland Activist David Hogg Accepted To Harvard

The New York Post reports: Parkland shooting survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg is heading to Harvard. The graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — where 17 students were shot and killed in February — took to Twitter to share the news of his acceptance. “Thank you all for the well wishes, I’ll be attending Harvard in the fall …

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Beto O’Rourke Narrowly Tops MoveOn’s 2020 Straw Poll

NBC News reports: An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the forthcoming 2020 Democratic presidential contest, with Beto O’Rourke narrowly beating out Joe Biden. The poll, obtained by NBC News, shows a plurality of respondents — 29 percent — either said they did not yet know whom they …

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BRITAIN: MP Discloses HIV+ Status To Fight Stigma

The Guardian reports: The Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has used a debate in the Commons to announce he is HIV positive, making a personal speech he said was intended to tackle the stigma still associated with the condition. The first parliamentarian to make such an announcement in the Commons, and the second MP to announce they are HIV positive, Russell-Moyle …

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. …

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Human Rights Campaign Head Chad Griffin Steps Down

The Associated Press reports: Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. Griffin informed staff at HRC of his decision to step down Thursday. Griffin hasn’t said what he plans to do next. He is expected to stay …

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New Jersey Gov Attends Wedding Of LGBT Activists

The Asbury Park Press reports: Wiping tears from their eyes, Christian Fuscarino and Aaron Williams exchanged their wedding vows Sunday in Trinity Episcopal Church before a gathering of friends, families and supporters that included Gov. Phil Murphy. Fuscarino, the 28-year-old executive director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s leading advocacy group for LGBT people, and Williams, a 30-year-old U.S. Marine …

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Topless Protesters Rush Trump’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: A topless protester ran into U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove down the Champs-Elysees to an Armistice Day event with world leaders. The woman, who was quickly detained by police, came within a short distance of the president’s limousine, which was driving slowly toward the Arc de Triumph. Femen, an anti-war group with origins in Ukraine …

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The Sisters Bestow “Sainthood” On Stormy Daniels

Just in from San Francisco’s Sister Roma: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence recognize individuals who exemplify the Order’s commitments to Activism, community service, and the advancement of human rights with our highest honor: Sainthood. Stormy Daniels’ bravery in sharing her story and speaking truth to power earned her the respect and admiration of the Sisters. We surprised her last night …

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