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New Video Game Featuring Jesus, Hitler, Putin, And Trump Awards Points For Killing “Radical” LGBT People

From the game’s website: Jesus Strikes Back: Judgement Day is a heartwarming tale following a group of unlikely friends through a very crazy world. The game is guaranteed fun for all the family envisioning Jesus’s return to a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by radical socialism and religious fanatics. With the complete downfall of worldwide civilization and the freedom, liberty and independence …

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Farewell Speech: Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls For “Protecting LGBTQ Individuals From Invidious Discrimination”

“Religious liberty is a fundamental freedom. It deserve the very highest protection our country can provide. At the same time, it’s also important to account of other interests as well — especially those of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. “Pluralism shows us a better way. It shows us that protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are …

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Brooklyn Rabbis Back Off Ban On Lesbian Comedian

The New York Daily News reports: City anti-discrimination law trumped religious rules in the case of a Jewish lesbian comic Brooklyn rabbis sought to bar from performing at a kosher restaurant on New Year’s Eve. The Vaad Harabanim of Flatbush had put the kosher kibosh on Leah Forster’s gig after it decided allowing the restaurant to host it would be …

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NYPD Makes Arrest In Subway Anti-Gay Hate Crime

The Associated Press reports: Police say they have arrested a man suspected of sucker-punching a woman and fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack aboard a New York City subway train. Allah Allasheed was charged Thursday with assault as a hate crime in the Nov. 30 attack in Queens aboard a Manhattan-bound E train. The 54-year-old’s arrest comes days after …

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Professor Apologizes For “Satirical” Call To Tax And Regulate Homosexuality: I’m Actually A Gay Man Myself

Yesterday the House Workforce Committee canceled a hearing on the minimum wage after one of its witnesses, San Diego State economics professor Joseph Sabia, was revealed to have written misogynistic and anti-gay blog posts, one of which called for “taxing and regulating homosexual acts.” Well, we have an update: In a statement, Sabia apologized and said the post was satirical. …

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Brooklyn Rabbis Threaten To Yank Kosher Certification From Venues If Lesbian Comic Is Allowed To Perform

The New York Daily News reports: It may be kosher — but it’s not right. A popular Jewish comic from Brooklyn was booted from two different eateries because the local kosher police threatened to yank their religious stamp of approval on the food if a lesbian performed there. Leah Forster, 36, whose stand-up schtick features the insular Orthodox world she …

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Teenage Trolls Are Skewing Research On LGBT Youth

The Daily Beast reports: Scientists studying LGBT youth may have a big problem on their hands: meddling kids. More specifically, meddling kids who think it’s funny to identify as gay or lesbian on surveys—and who then give exaggerated responses to other questions about, say, substance use or eating habits. NYU economics professor Joseph R. Cimpian, whose new study in the …

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Homocon Tammy Bruce On Fox & Friends: Don’t Shame Homophobes Just Because They’re Different [VIDEO]

“All of us have said something, when we were kids or even as adults, in the moment. And yet, there is this, in a weird way, this demand that you genuflect in front of the people with whom — whom you may have or maybe didn’t offend. It’s become dangerous. Look, the civil rights movement, all the civil rights movements, …

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NYPD Seeks Man For Allegedly Fracturing Woman’s Spine Over Subway Kiss With Another Woman [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A homophobic straphanger sucker-punched a woman on a train, sending her to the hospital with a broken spine – all because he thought she was a lesbian, cops said Saturday. The man became incensed after he saw another woman peck the victim on the cheek Nov. 30 at about 5:10 p.m. aboard an E …

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Trump Administration Shuts Down NIH Study That Uses Fetal Tissue Implanted In Mice In Search For HIV Cure

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration has shut down at least one government-run study that uses fetal tissue implanted into mice even before federal health officials reach a decision on whether to continue such research, which is opposed by antiabortion groups. A senior scientist at a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana told colleagues that the Health and …

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New Log Cabin Republicans Director Hopes To Improve “Hiccups” On Trump’s Handling Of LGBT Rights Issues

“I think there’s a lot of ups and downs in the last two years with some of the administration’s actions. He has been more vocally supportive than any Republican candidate or president, but there have been a few things that I haven’t loved that the administration has done, and some things that I think we can do some work on. …

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Kevin Hart Quits Oscars Hosting Gig Over Anti-Gay Past

Variety reports: Wednesday afternoon, comedian Kevin Hart was announced as the host for the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards. By Thursday night, he had stepped down. The turn of events followed outcry over previous anti-gay tweets, and comments Hart made during stand-up routines nearly 10 years ago. Some of the tweets were feverishly deleted throughout the day on Thursday, leading …

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Gay Buzzcocks Vocalist Pete Shelley Dead At Age 63

The BBC reports: Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack. The punk band are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve). Their management told the BBC that Shelley died on Thursday in Estonia where he was living. BBC music correspondent Lizo Mzimba said Buzzcocks, who formed in …

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Randy Rainbow Lists Trump’s “Favorite Things” [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another jab at Glorious Leader, this time set to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 classic, My Favorite Things, from The Sound Of Music. As always, I won’t give away the jokes, but know that Mueller, Cohen, and wildfires all make an appearance.

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USMCA Trade Deal Footnote Removes LGBT Protections

On Friday, minutes after Trump signed the so-called USMCA trade deal, the replacement for NAFTA, GOP House Rep. Doug Lamborn rushed out a wailing statement that the deal’s LGBT employment protections threaten US sovereignty. Dozens of anti-LGBT House Republicans have signed Lamborn’s complaining letter to Trump. But as it turns out, those protections may be effectively useless for LGBT Americans. …

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Membership: A Memory For World AIDS Day

ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Membership Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in …

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INDONESIA: City To Impose Fines For “LGBT Behavior”

Reuters reports: An Indonesian city has approved a bylaw to fine gay or transgender people up to 1 million rupiah ($70) for behaviour that could “disturb public order” or be considered immoral, the city’s deputy mayor said on Friday. The regulation is the latest example of a rise in government and public hostility toward the LGBT community in the world’s …

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Republicans Scream After Trump Signs USMCA Trade Deal Which Includes LGBT Employment Protections

Minutes ago Trump signed the so-called USMCA trade deal, or NAFTA under another name. As I previously reported, anti-LGBT hate groups and dozens of the most viciously anti-LGBT Republican members of Congress loudly objected to a section of the deal which provides LGBT employment protections. The Liberty Counsel launched a petition to Trump against the “radical LGBT provision.” But the …

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DNC Blasts Pence For Multiple Lies In World AIDS Day Address, Failing To Mention LGBTQs For Second Year

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: Today, Mike Pence hosted the White House’s World HIV/AIDS Day event. During the event, Pence failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ community for the second year in a row and lied about the administration’s record combating HIV. Here are some of the lies he told, and some of the truths he forgot to …

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TAIWAN: Judicial Secretary General Declares That Anti-LGBT Referendum Can’t Override 2017 Marriage Ruling

The Taiwan News reports: Taiwan’s Judicial Yuan Secretary-General publicly announced today that the passage of anti-equality referendums cannot override the Constitutional Court’s 2017 ruling on same-sex marriage. Secretary-General Lu Tai-lang clarified what has already been stressed by many keen legal observers: interpretations made by the Constitutional Court hold the highest rule of law and cannot be defeated by referendums. The …

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