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Disney CEO: We Stood Our Ground Against The Haters

“We believe Disney is a place where people can come together with shared values of what an optimistic and ideal future can be. “We certainly don’t want to get caught up in any political subterfuge, but at the same time we also realize that we want to represent a brighter tomorrow for families of all types, regardless of how they …

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Serbian Extremists Again March Against EuroPride

Reuters reports: Thousands of religious and right-wing activists marched through Serbia’s capital on Sunday calling for authorities to ban a Gay Pride march planned for next weekend. The protesters – who carried a massive Serbian flag – included groups who also shouted slogans backing Serbia’s long-term ally Russia, as well as nationalistic and far-right causes. A column of bikers who …

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SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Ruling For LGBTQ Students

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily allowed an Orthodox Jewish university in New York to deny official recognition to an LGBTQ student group, the latest in a series of decisions in favor of religious rights. Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a brief order granted an emergency request made by Yeshiva University, which claims that recognizing the group would …

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New MPX Cases Continue Decline, CDC Warns Of Added Risk For HIV+, NYC Offers Second Dose Appointments

NBC New York reports: The White House said Wednesday it’s optimistic about a decline in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus, despite worsening racial disparities in reported cases. Promising to ramp up vaccination offerings at LGBTQ Pride festivals around the country in the coming weeks, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the deputy coordinator of the White House …

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Britain’s Peppa Pig Show Introduces Same-Sex Parents

The BBC reports: Loved by pre-school audiences in the UK, US, Australia and Latin America, Peppa Pig is arguably one of the most recognisable – and popular – cartoon animals in the world. It is perhaps no wonder, then, that the programme’s decision to introduce its first same-sex couple has made waves. During an episode titled Families, which first aired …

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TX Judge: Insurance Coverage For HIV PrEP Pill Violates Religious Rights And “Enables Homosexual Behavior”

The Advocate reports: A federal judge in Texas has ruled partially in favor of plaintiffs that argued that requiring insurance companies to cover medications for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, violates their rights on religious grounds. Jonathan Mitchell, who founded a one-person law firm in 2018 intending to challenge decades-old Supreme Court rulings, brought the case Braidwood Management Inc., vs. …

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“Angels” Block Protesters From BYU Pride Night Event

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The angels stood quietly while protesters yelled “pedophile” and “groomer” and pushed signs quoting the Book of Mormon toward their faces. “You’re going against God,” one man spat. Another told them to “stop protecting the homos” at Brigham Young University. The dozen people dressed in white didn’t flinch. Hand in hand, they formed a shield …

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NYT: How LGBTQ Voters Could Help Flip CA House Seat

The New York Times reports: Tucked away in the California desert, where windmills line the sprawling hills and rainbows adorn the crosswalks, a sizable progressive L.G.B.T.Q. community has turned a once reliably Republican stronghold into a battleground in the fight for control of Congress, giving Democrats hope for picking up a House seat that has long been beyond their reach. …

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Cloudflare Blocks Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Site Kiwi Farms

NBC News reports: Internet hosting and security services provider Cloudflare said Saturday that it would block Kiwi Farms, a website associated with harassment campaigns against transgender people. The announcement puts the future of the fringe internet forum in doubt, though some of its members had already anticipated that Cloudflare could act and began to explore other options. When attempting to …

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Pharma Worker Fired After Anti-Gay Rant On Plane

TMZ reports: In one of the dumbest moves we’ve seen made by a person freaking out as they were kicked off a plane, a chemical engineer has now been fired from his job after announcing where he works to the entire flight. The incident, which happened on a flight from Philly to Dallas, included the man seen in the video …

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NYC Begins Offering Walk-In MPX Vaccine First Doses, Second Vax Doses To Be Scheduled For 10 Weeks Later

From the New York City Department of Health: New York City has announced that it will begin making second doses of the monkeypox vaccine available by appointment only. People who received their first dose at least 10 weeks earlier will be notified by email or text that they are eligible for their second doses so that they can make appointments …

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New Super PAC To Target Anti-LGBTQ Candidates

Politico reports: The leaders of Agenda PAC, who shared their plans first with POLITICO, said they are forming in large part because Roe v. Wade was overturned and Justice Clarence Thomas said in a concurring opinion that the Supreme Court should “reconsider” its ruling on same-sex marriage. “Thomas’ concurring opinion on Dobbs really changed everything,” said Agenda PAC board chair …

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Court Strikes Down Buggery Law In St. Kitts And Nevis

Reuters reports: A Caribbean regional court has ruled that a Saint Kitts and Nevis prohibition on gay sex is unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy, striking down one of a handful of bans on same-sex intercourse that still exist in the region. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court ruled against two portions of the Offences Against the Person Act, …

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WHO: It’s Possible To Eliminate Monkeypox In Europe

Reuters reports: It is possible to eliminate the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, World Health Organization officials said on Tuesday, highlighting evidence that case counts are slowing in a handful of countries. There are encouraging signs of a sustained week-on-week decline in the onset of cases in many European countries, including France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Britain, as well as a …

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Florida School Districts Sued Over “Don’t Say Gay”

Politico reports: A group of parents, students and advocacy organizations are asking a federal judge to halt Florida school districts from enforcing the state’s contentious new law restricting how lessons on sexual identity and gender orientation are taught. In a court filing Friday, the group requested a preliminary injunction, arguing that policies in Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law — …

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Serbian Far-Right Marches Against EuroPride [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Thousands of religious and right-wing opponents of a European gay Pride event to be hosted by Belgrade protested through the Serbian capital on Sunday, even though the government has said it would scrap or delay the Pride event. Belgrade is due to host the EuroPride march on Sept. 17, an event staged in a different European city each …

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Serbian President Cancels Next Month’s EuroPride Event

The BBC reports: Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said September’s EuroPride parade in Belgrade will not go ahead. Mr Vucic’s announcement comes after thousands of people marched in protest against the event earlier this month. The president said he was not happy with the decision, but that Serbia had to concentrate on other issues, including trouble in Kosovo. The parade …

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Zeldin Wants Worse Version Of “Don’t Say Gay” For NY

City & State reports: Rep. Lee Zeldin may want to bring a version of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act – also referred to as the “don’t say gay” bill – to New York. While speaking Thursday at the church of former New York City Council Member and state Sen. Rubén Díaz Sr. – a Bronx Democrat infamous for past …

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School Board Axes Student Newspaper Over Pride Issue

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: Grand Island Northwest Public Schools administrators eliminated its journalism program and student newspaper in June in what some former students and press freedom advocates call an act of censorship.The school year-ending issue of the Saga newspaper included student editorials on LGBTQ topics, along with a news article titled “Pride and prejudice: LGBTQIA+” on the origins of …

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WHO Reports 21% Global Decline In Monkeypox Cases

The Associated Press reports: The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped by 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections and a possible signal the outbreak in Europe may be starting to decline, according to a World Health Organization report issued Thursday. British health authorities said last week after seeing a decline in the number …

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