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Taylor Swift Celebrates Pride With Music Video Urging Senate To Pass Equality Act, Takes On LGBTQ Haters

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Taylor Swift is celebrating LGBT Pride Month with a new star-studded music video that calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act, a bill which would enshrine protections for LGBT Americans in federal law. Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, Billy Porter, Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Katy Perry, and many other stars and LGBT activists appear in the new video for “You Need to Calm Down,” released Monday. Lyrics for the track include lines such as, “Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?”...
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Mayor Pete: ‘Statistically, It’s Almost Certain’ There’s Already Been A Gay US President

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); In an interview with Axios HBO, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that “statistically” it makes sense that “we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.” The comment came when Buttigieg was asked to respond to his critics who say he is “too young” or “too gay” to be commander-in-chief. “Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim,” said Axios’ Mike Allen. “If you were to win the nomination, they’ll say you’re...
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NBC News Host Asks Mayor Pete If African-Americans Are Too Homophobic To Vote For Him

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday repeatedly pressed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on whether being openly gay is an obstacle for gaining support among African-American voters. “I want to read you a quote from the Reverend Rodric Reid that the Indianapolis Star interviewed. He’s a pastor at the Uplift Church in Indianapolis,” Todd told Buttigieg. “Here’s what he said. ‘I guarantee it’s going to be an obstacle.’ This is about the fact that you’re married to another man,” Todd inquired. “‘I guarantee...
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Mom Arrested For Confronting Son’s Classmates Over Homophobic Bullying

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A South Carolina mother was arrested last month after she confronted her son’s elementary school bullies who physically and verbally tormented him for over a year. Jamie Rathburn told CNN that she regrets breaking the law, but doesn’t regret standing up for her child who was called “gay” and “stupid” and would come home with bruises and scratch marks on his neck. “I don’t regret standing up for my child one bit,” she says. “I regret the way I did it.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...
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Franklin Graham: ‘I Think God Was Behind’ Trump’s Election, Pride Flags ‘Offensive’ To Christians

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Evangelist Franklin Graham claimed in a new interview that “God” was behind helping President Trump win the 2016 presidential election. “I think God was behind the last election,” Graham told conservative news site The Western Journal. Graham, the son of the late prominent evangelist Billy Graham, bragged that Trump has accomplished a lot “without a fully supportive Republican majority.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “He, of course, has been able to do it with the relentless attacks of the Democrats,” Graham continued. “He may go...
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