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GoFundMe Drive Nets $100K For Lesbian Athlete Rejected By Parents, NCAA Rules Donations Are OK

NBC News reports: A GoFundMe campaign to support college athlete Emily Scheck [above right], who was disowned by her family after they discovered she had a girlfriend, surpassed $100,000 on Tuesday — well over the initial $5,000 goal, leading Scheck to end the campaign. “Thank you to everyone who showed their love and support in this difficult time,” Scheck said …

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CANADA: Parents Lose Child Custody Case After Claiming God Spoke In Court Through A Stuffed Lion

Canada’s CBC reports: The couple spoke in tongues in court to a stuffed lion who they claimed was giving them direct counsel from God. They rejected legal aid, preferring to advise witnesses “it was their lawyer Jesus Christ asking the questions through the voice of the parent.” The battle was for custody of their baby — who the mother wants …

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HAWAII: State Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Parenting Case That Tests Scope Of Marriage Equality

Via press release from Lambda Legal: The Supreme Court of Hawai’i today heard oral argument in the case of C.C. v. D.D., in which Lambda Legal is urging the Court to uphold a lower court ruling that, just like different-sex spouses, same-sex spouses must be treated as the presumed parents of children born during their marriage, with equal rights and …

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One Million Moms Vs Dove Soap [VIDEO]

This ad has been out for a couple of weeks, so it’s surprising that One Million Moms’ hate machine took this long. Just in via email: Dove has just released a disturbing ad promoting its new product line: Baby Dove. The ad features young women sharing their views of mothering. And then there’s a cross-dressing father trying to pass as …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Touching Ad For Vicks Tells True Story Of Orphaned Indian Girl Adopted By Transgender Woman

Creativity reports: Procter & Gamble brand Vicks centers an emotive new Asian campaign around a mother and her adopted daughter — but it’s not until later on in the spot we discover the whole story. Created by Publicis Singapore predominantly for the Indian market, the ad is narrated by the daughter, Gayatri, who describes how was orphaned and then adopted. …

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Janet Jackson Gives Birth At Age 50 [VIDEO]

People reports: It’s a boy! Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” a rep for the singer, 50, says in a statement. “Janet had …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Heartwarming Danish Holiday Ad Shows Father Accepting His Transgender Daughter

Raw Story reports: A new commercial from Denmark contains a heartwarming message for the holidays about acceptance and the power of familiar love. HelloGiggles.com said that the ad is for electronics company Elgiganten and is called “Let the gifts speak.” It begins with a family at Christmas opening presents. One member of the family, a teenaged trans daughter looks uncomfortable …

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ORLANDO: Sobbing Son Pays Tribute To Mother Who Shielded Him From Pulse Killer’s Bullets [VIDEO]

NOTE: The video of this funeral may feel intrusive to some, but it was broadcast live in Orlando with the agreement of the victim’s family. ABC News reports: Brenda Lee Marquez-McCool was dancing with her son Isaiah Henderson at Pulse nightclub when shots rang out over the blaring music. Instead of running away, she threw herself on her son, shielding …

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No Charges For Gun Nut Mom Shot By Toddler Son

You remember this woman, right? From the Orlando Sentinel: A North Florida gun advocate will avoid prosecution after her 4-year-old son shot her in the back with her improperly stored gun, the State Attorney’s Office said Friday. As part of a diversion agreement with the state, 31-year-old Jamie Lynn Gilt of Jacksonville must complete a gun-safety course, install a mounted …

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FLORIDA: Gun Nut Mom Has Shoplifting Record

The Florida gun rights activist who was shot in the back by her toddler son earlier this week has a record for shoplifting clothes that she hid in her son’s stroller. Via the Daily Mail: Jamie Gilt, 30, was arrested by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department on April 4, 2013 after she was detained by security guards at Dillard’s department store in …

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Mexico Grants Deportation Stay For “Affluenza” Teen

The so-called affluenza teen and his mother are fighting extradition from Mexico and have been granted a temporary stay. The Daily Mail reports: Affluenza teen Ethan Couch has won a temporary stay against his deportation back to the United States, according to officials. The controversial decision comes after the killer drink-driver and his mother Tonya filed papers to fight their …

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Parenting Expert Jim Bob Duggar To Fathers: Remove All “Worldly Or Sensual Content” From Your Home

“A great way to start being the spiritual leader and coach of your home is to ask Jesus to forgive you for the things you have done wrong (1 John 1:9) and ask Him to take over the steering wheel of your life. (Ask your wife and children for forgiveness also.) God has promised He will freely give the ability …

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Honest Conversations: Dads & Gay Kids

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Happy Father’s Day, Mom

Via Ad Age: “Dadvertising” has become massively popular with marketers in recent years as they try to tap the pride of dads getting more involved in childrearing and tug at the heartstrings of moms who like seeing touching moments of dads with kids. But in a decided zag amid all the dad-back-patting zigs, Angel Soft and its new agency, Interpublic …

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“This Is White Trash At Its Finest”

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OREGON: Teen Confronts Anti-Gay Haters

When high school junior Makaila Ragan noticed two men waving anti-gay signs outside her mother’s Oregon workplace, she decided to do something about it. “I was so irritated because I see them all around town and all they ever do is make people feel like crap about themselves,” said Ragan, a junior at Tillamook High School. The men were standing …

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INDIA: Mother Places “Seeking Groom” Matrimonial Ad For Her Gay Activist Son

Via Gay Star News: An Indian mother has placed what may be the country’s first gay matrimonial ad on behalf of her LGBTI activist son Harish Iyer. Thousands of ads are posted in the weekly matrimonial sections of Indian newspapers. But the Times of India, the Hindustan Times and the DNA website all rejected Iyer’s ad. The Times of India …

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Headline Of The Day

Via the BBC: A mother has been found guilty of duping her former partner into thinking she had an abortion in order to give his child to her gay friend. A jury at Perth Sheriff Court found the woman and her male friend guilty of an elaborate fraud. The court heard the pair hatched a “cynical and calculated” plot to …

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FLORIDA: Mother & Toddler Go Into Hiding Over Child’s Court-Ordered Circumcision

From the West Palm Beach ABC affiliate: A judge has ordered the arrest of a local mother who has refused a court order to have her son circumcised. Heather Hironimus was supposed to turn over her 4-year-old son Chase and appear before a judge by 2 p.m. Tuesday. When Hironimus was a no-show, the judge signed a writ of bodily …

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