Tag Archives: homophobia

PUERTO RICO: Massive Protests Against Gov Continue

The Associated Press reports: Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers. The demonstration appeared to be the biggest protest on the island in nearly …

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PUERTO RICO: Governor Under Fire To Resign After Leaked Chat Shows Homophobic Slurs, Death Threat

CBS News reports: There are new calls this morning for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign, after leaked conversations reveal his part in a profane and derogatory group chat. The island has struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017, and Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s administration has been plagued by scandals involving funding. Two of Rosselló’s top officials stepped down …

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NYPD: Rapinoe Posters Defaced With Anti-Gay Slurs

USA Today reports: Eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were vandalized with derogatory slurs at a New York City subway station Monday, the New York Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. NYPD detective Hubert Reyes said the department’s hate crimes task force has opened up an investigation into one suspect who allegedly marked the …

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BRITAIN: Parliament To Consider Petition From Gay Reality Star Calling For Outlawing Online Homophobia

Gay Star News reports: Members of Parliament (MPs) in the UK will debate whether to make online homophobia a specific criminal offence. MPs will debate the issue on 1 July after a petition to them received more than 152,000 signatures. Reality TV star, Bobby Norris, started the petition after years of online abuse. The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) star …

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Chicago White Sox To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Homophobic And Racist “Disco Demolition” [VIDEO]

Music site 5Mag reports: “There’s an undercurrent of hatred for disco,” said the much-despised shock jock Steve Dahl, infamous for starting Chicago’s Disco Demolition in Comiskey Park. In a publicity stunt concocted the summer of 1979 during a Chicago White Sox game against the Detroit Tigers, Steve Dahl encouraged everyone to bring their Disco records in order to destroy them. …

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Pro Boxer Threatens To Shoot Gay Men After Getting Messaged By “I’m Not Gay No More” Ex-Gay Nutjob

The Root reports: Looks like boxer Adrien Broner’s masculinity is so fragile that he had to go on a caveman-esque, homophobic disturbing rant that he titled a “PSA” to gay men who might be interested in him. “If any fag, punk ass nigga come run up on me, trying to touch me on all that gay shit, I’m letting you …

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Kevin Hart: No Oscars For Me, I’m Over It [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: “I’m over it,” Kevin Hart told Good Morning America multiple times when asked about the Oscar-hosting controversy that has dominated headlines for weeks. Hart appeared on ABC  to talk about his new movie The Upside, but, given that ABC broadcasts the ceremony, took more questions about being offered the Oscar job, then stepping away when homophobic remarks …

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CNN’s Don Lemon Delivers Heartfelt Plea To Kevin Hart

Deadline Hollywood reports: Don Lemon had an issue with comments Kevin Hart made during his interview on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, and he addressed them in an emotional segment on CNN Tonight Friday. Lemon, who spoke on behalf of both the African-American and gay communities, noted that, while Hart has addressed his homophobic jokes in the past, there is no …

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Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash After Forgiving Kevin Hart For Homophobic Past: “I’m In His Corner” [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Ellen DeGeneres’ attempts to play peacemaker between The Academy and Kevin Hart has engendered a social media backlash. Hart, who stood down as Oscars host after the resurfacing of past homophobic tweets, taped an interview with DeGeneres on Thursday that was originally due to air on Monday, but the producers of Ellen deemed it newsworthy enough …

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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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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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Florida Shooter Spewed Racist, Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Views In Private Chat Group, Called For Murdering Gays

CNN reports: In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.  CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active members in it. The responding group members, …

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Multiple Senate Republicans Laughably Claim To Know Nothing Of Roy Moore’s Long History Of Batshittery

Despite weeks and weeks of nonstop national headlines, many Senate Republicans are claiming that they hardly know anything about Roy Moore.   What about Moore’s history of racially insensitive comments? Haven’t heard anything. Homophobic remarks? Nada. Moore’s claim that some American communities are living under Sharia law? Crickets. Moore’s statement that 9/11 happened “because we’ve distanced ourselves from God”? Nothing for …

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Video Appears To Show Accused Nazi Terrorist James Alex Fields Taking Part In “Fuck You, Faggots!” Chant

JMG reader Devin writes to tip us to a much longer video of the now-infamous “Fuck you, faggots!” chant just before Saturday’s terror attack in Charlottesville. Devin notes that accused terrorist James Alex Fields can be seen taking part in the chant and he points out that the “extreme anti-gay” aspect of the Nazi rally has been largely overlooked by …

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ILLINOIS: GOP Governor Fires Just-Hired “Body Man” After Racist And Homophobic Tweets Are Exposed

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “body man” — a hand-picked assistant chosen to travel with him — was terminated on his first day of the job after a series of homophobic and racially insensitive comments were found on his Twitter page. The exit is one of at least 20 since last week — when Rauner began a rash …

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NEW ZEALAND: MP Stuns Parliament With Revelation That Her Uncle Had Murdered A Gay Man [VIDEO]

The New Zealand Herald reports: Green MP Marama Davidson used a harrowing example of the impact on her family of homophobia, remembering a young gay man who was killed by Davidson’s uncle in the 1980s. Her voice breaking, Marama spoke of the man during Parliament’s formal apology to the men convicted for consensual acts at a time homosexuality was illegal. …

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US Soccer Teams To Don Rainbow Jerseys For Pride

USA Today reports: The U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams plan to sport rainbow-themed numbers on their uniforms during June contests to support LGBT Pride Month as part of a collaborative initiative between U.S. Soccer and You Can Play— an organization dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia through the sports world. The men’s team members will wear the rainbow …

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Breitbart Filed To Trademark “Big Gay Hate Machine” While Under Leadership Of Trump Advisor Steve Bannon

The New York Daily News reports: Alt-right news website Breitbart, under the leadership of Stephen Bannon, filed to acquire the trademark rights to the term “Big Gay Hate Machine,” documents obtained by the Daily News show. Breitbart News filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the offensive term on May 20, 2015, according to records from the …

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Kim Burrell Dropped From Gospel Honors Events

The Associated Press reports: The performing rights organization BMI is the latest group to distance itself from gospel singer Kim Burrell after video surfaced of her referring to gays and lesbians as perverted. A statement from BMI released Friday said Burrell will no longer be honored and she was pulled from their annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music event scheduled …

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Pharrell Talks About Kim Burrell To Ellen: There’s No Room For Any Kind Of Prejudice In 2017 [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Pharrell Williams and Ellen DeGeneres discussed the absence of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell and her remarks against the LGBT community during Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Burrell and Williams had planned on singing “I See Victory” from the Hidden Figures soundtrack. “She said some very not nice things to say about homosexuals so I …

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