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DOJ Files Challenge To Alabama’s Anti-Trans Law

From the Justice Department: The Justice Department today filed a complaint challenging a recently enacted Alabama law, Senate Bill (S.B.) 184, that denies necessary medical care to children based solely on who they are, and that threatens criminal prosecution and jail time to doctors, parents, and anyone else who provides or “causes” that care. The United States’ complaint alleges that …

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Russian MP Launches “I’m Not Gay” Reality Show

Britain’s The Metro reports: Homophobic Russian MP Vitaly Milonov is presenting a reality show where contestants have to guess which person is gay in order to win a cash prize. I’m Not Gay is a series that sees eight men move into a country house together. At the end of each episode, they vote to eliminate a contestant they suspect …

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Ex-CEO Sues Kathy Griffin Over 2021 Anti-Gay Incident

Nashville’s CBS News reports: A former Franklin CEO of a health care company filed suit in federal court this week against comedian Kathy Griffin, alleging she doxed him on Twitter and caused him to lose his job. The suit comes as a result of Samuel Johnson losing his job with VisuWell in 2021 hours after Griffin posted a tweet about …

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TODAY: The Eighteenth Blogiversary Of Joe.My.God.

Today marks the eighteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. Counting this one, we’re at 123,870 posts over 18 years, the last 14 of which have been without a day off. As I’ve said on this day every year, whether I am insanely committed or am insane and should be committed – that is entirely your call. I appreciate all …

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Canada Lifts Restriction On Gay Men Donating Blood

CTV News reports: A policy change years in the making, on Thursday Health Canada approved Canadian Blood Services’ submission to eliminate the three-month donor deferral period for gay and bisexual men as well as some other folks in the LGBTQ2S+ community. Moving away from a blanket ban, the national blood donor organization will be able to screen all donors regardless …

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Russia Fines Meta And TikTok For “LGBT Propaganda”

Today Online reports: A Russian court on Tuesday (April 26) hit Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta and video platform TikTok with fines for refusing to take down LBGT content. In separate hearings, a Moscow court ordered Meta to pay four million rubles (S$74,000) and TikTok 2 million rubles for failing to delete content with LGBT “propaganda”, news agency Interfax …

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Rick Scott: I’m Boycotting Disney Parks And TV [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott said Monday that he has no plans to go back to Disney World and that he’s canceled his subscription to the Disney+ streaming service in the wake of the company’s opposition to the state’s Parental Rights in Education law. The Senator, during an appearance on the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” contended that …

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Exxon Mobil Bans Pride Flags From Corporate Flagpole

Bloomberg News reports: Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to prohibit the LGBTQ-rights flag from being flown on the corporate flagpole outside its offices during Pride month in June, prompting a furious backlash from Houston-based employees. Exxon updated company guidance on what flags can be displayed outside its offices, banning “external position flags” such as PRIDE and Black Lives Matter, according to …

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Cultist Charged With Spree Of Anti-LGBT Death Threats

From the Justice Department: A California man was arrested on Tuesday, April 20, 2022 and charged in federal court in Springfield, Mass. in connection with making threats against Merriam-Webster. Jeremy David Hanson, 34, of Rossmoor, Calif., was charged by criminal complaint with one count of interstate communication of threats to commit violence. Hanson was released on conditions following an initial …

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Cultist Who Defaced FL Pride Crosswalk Cries In Court, Is Ordered To Write 25-Page Essay On Pulse Massacre

The Palm Beach Post reports: When a Palm Beach County judge stepped into the courtroom on Thursday to sentence Alexander Jerich for using his truck to burn a 15-foot-long skid mark into a gay pride memorial painted on Delray Beach street, he said he was pretty sure what kind of character he would meet. “I was expecting someone who displays …

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Police: Brutal Beating That Left Florida Gay Man Blind Came Because Victim Was Dating Family’s Son [VIDEO]

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Members of a Ukrainian refugee family appeared in a South Florida courtroom on Wednesday. That’s where they are facing hate crime and attempted murder charges for an alleged family ambush. Police say Oleh Makarenko was in a nine-month homosexual relationship, which would end with his lover being beaten so badly by Makarenko’s family that the …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Michigan Democrat Unleashes Fiery Rant After Republican Accuses Her Of Being A “Groomer”

Detroit’s ABC News affiliate reports: Michigan State Sen. Mallory McMorrow delivered a passionate speech on the Capitol floor in Lansing on Tuesday, defending herself from what she said was an attack from a fellow lawmaker. McMorrow, a Democrat from Royal Oak, defended herself from baseless claims by Republican State Sen. Lana Theis in a fundraising email. Theis is from Brighton. …

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Dem NY Gov Candidate Backtracks On Don’t Say Gay

Gothamist reports: Rep. Tom Suozzi wants to make clear: He doesn’t support Florida’s controversial new law restricting discussion of sexual identity in schools — despite saying some aspects of it were “reasonable” and made “common sense” just last week. Suozzi said his prior comments were “very inartful in the way I spoke.” He said he opposes both the law – …

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HHS To Rescind Trump-Era Anti-LGBTQ Healthcare Rule

Politico reports: The Biden administration is preparing to scrap a Trump-era rule that allows medical workers to refuse to provide services that conflict with their religious or moral beliefs, three people familiar with the deliberations told POLITICO. A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the policy change is underway, saying: “HHS has made clear through …

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Pharma Giant To Pay $11M In Activist Peter Staley’s Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Blocking Generic HIV Drugs

Fierce Pharma reports: The first of the three pharma juggernauts accused by prominent AIDS and gay rights activist Peter Staley of monopolizing the market for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drugs is putting its legal woes to bed. Bristol Myers Squibb will hand over up to $11 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it, Gilead Sciences and Johnson & Johnson used …

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Fort Lauderdale Responds To “Don’t Say Gay” Law By Reaffirming Its Stance As LGBTQ-Friendly Destination

The Miami Herald reports: When Stacy Ritter, the CEO of Visit Lauderdale, saw professional organizations condemning Florida over legislation like the “Stop WOKE Act” and what critics call the “don’t say gay” law, she worried her job promoting tourism in Broward County could become much more difficult. The agency is reaffirming Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding area as an inclusive, …

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Dem Kansas Gov Vetoes Anti-Trans, Anti-Teachers Bills

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a proposal on Friday that would have banned transgender athletes from girls sports and another that would have required schools to let parents challenge classroom curriculum — a measure she has called a “teacher demoralization act.” The bills reflect the political trap GOP lawmakers are trying to set for Kelly, …

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Dem Rep. Tom Suozzi: Don’t Say Gay Is “Reasonable”

City & State reports: Rep. Tom Suozzi, who is running against Gov. Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary for governor, called a controversial new Florida law aimed at discouraging discussions about sexuality and gender in classrooms “reasonable.” “I think it’s a very reasonable law not to try to get kids in kindergarten to be talking about sex,” he said on …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Gay MO Rep Rages At GOP Author Of Anti-Trans Bill: “I Grew Up Afraid Of People Like You”

The Springfield News-Leader reports: Local school districts in Missouri would be able to call elections on whether to ban transgender athletes from youth sports under a bill given initial approval by the House on Wednesday evening. A bill originally designed to audit the state’s voter rolls and tweak elections laws was amended by Rep. Chuck Basye, a Rocheport Republican, to …

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LGBTQ Activist Ed Buck Gets 30 Years In Drug Deaths

CBS News reports: Even after two men were found dead in his California apartment, Ed Buck did not stop injecting gay men with walloping doses of methamphetamine. Federal prosecutors said Buck’s unrelenting fervor to satisfy a fetish by preying on vulnerable men, often young and Black, is reason enough to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. …

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