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School assignment asks kids to choose who to save: A gay athlete or Muslim student?
An unidentified teacher at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio gave out a controversial assignment recently. Now many people are criticizing both the teacher and school for allowing it.
The title of the assignment was: Whom to Leave Behind.
To do the assignment, students had to rank 12 different people based on who was most to least deserving to live. In the scenario, Earth is about to destruct, and a spaceship only has eight seats.
Gay Star News
This politician blamed gay suicide on weak anal muscles
A Swiss politician has blamed incontinence due to weakened anal muscles as the reason for an increase in suicide among gay people.
Zurich City Council member Daniel Regli made the statement during a budget debate on funding for sex education.
Regli criticized a sex ed website, Lust and Frust (Pleasure and Pain). He claimed the site, supported by the city’s education department, promotes homosexuality and promiscuity but doesn’t say anything about “homosexuals with multiple partners take their lives between the ages of 30 and 40…because their anal muscle is not holding up as it should.”
Richard Spencer Is A Texan Of The Year Finalist & The Internet Is NOT Having It
The secret gay history of Winston Churchill
When the first discussions about whether to decriminalize gay sex in the UK reached the cabinet, Winston Churchill was Prime Minister.
His words at that meeting set in motion the creation of the Wolfenden Report – a government sanctioned investigation into homosexuality. This would eventually lead to the partial decriminalization of gay sex.
But the Prime Minister did this at a time when LGBTI lives were totally closeted. And while leading the right-wing Conservative party.
So did he simply hold liberal views, or was he leading a secret double life?
Gay Star News
Wolverine aka Hugh Jackman is voting yes to marriage equality
Hollywood heartthrob and all round nice guy, Hugh Jackman, is the latest celebrity to support marriage equality.
Jackman tweeted that he and his wife Deborah Lee Furness will vote ‘yes’ in Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality.
‘We believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law (sic) That’s why Deb & I are voting YES #equality and #love!’ the Wolverine star tweeted.
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Olympic medallist Colin Jackson announces he is gay
The British Olympic silver medallist and BBC sports presenter Colin Jackson has spoken publicly for the first time about being gay, saying he thought the time was right to reveal his sexuality.
In an interview for a Swedish documentary called Rainbow Heroes, the Welsh two-time 110m hurdles world champion said the reason he had not previously spoken of his sexuality was to avoid it being “sensationalised”.
Supergirl cast accused of mocking LGBT fans
In the video, Jordan begins the recap song by saying that in the past season Lena and Kara became friends, before yelling repeatedly: “But they’re only friends!”
The cast laughs and Benoist joins in, shouting: “They’re only friends!”
They were referring to a large portion of the Supergirl fan community who want Lena and Kara to have a romantic relationship, a pairing who has been dubbed “SuperCorp.”
Jordan later says: “I’m going to get destroyed for what I just did…I just debunked Supercorp,” and Benoist chimes in, saying: “That’s pretty brave.”
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is notion of a genderless humanity going too far?
We don’t even have pronouns for this.
That’s what accounts for the clumsy grammar of the statement parent Kori Doty issued about Doty’s newborn baby, Searyl Atli Doty. For that matter, it also accounts for the clumsy grammar of the sentence you just read.
Anyway, Kori Doty’s statement read: “It’s up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity. I am not going to foreclose that choice based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals.”
As noted, the English language is not ready for this. For all its splendors, English offers no gender-neutral singular pronoun except “it.” Who wants to be an “it?”
If the language is not ready, well, truth to tell, neither is your humble correspondent. It’s a jarring realization.
Four Brazilian soccer players fired after locker room gay sex video goes viral
Four players from Sport Clube Gaúcho, a Brazilian soccer club based in Passo Fundo, Brazil, have had their contracts immediately terminated after a video of them engaging in a locker room sexcapade appeared online.
The 11-second video was reportedly recorded on Friday and uploaded to the Internet over the weekend. It depicts one player on his knees in front of two other players while a fourth player records, laughing hysterically.
The names of the four players have not been released. Within hours, the video, which is currently available to view on YouTube of all places, went viral.
Vatican Police Break Up Gay Orgy at High-Ranking Cardinal’s Apartment
Vatican police have reportedly broken up a gay orgy at a high-ranking cardinal’s apartment at the former palace of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to a report in Italian paper Il Fatto Quotidiano (The Daily Fact).
The NZ Herald reports:
The occupant of the apartment is alleged to be a priest who serves as a secretary to cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (above), the head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and a personal adviser to the Pope.
According to the paper, neighbours became suspicious before complaining about irregular behaviour of those coming and going at the apartment.
When police showed up at the apartment, they reportedly found drugs and a group of men engaged in sexual activity.
The priest was then arrested and taken for questioning.
Phil Donahue: 'Hypocrisy is killing us'
The 81-year-old Donahue said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" that Americans tout their patriotism, but about half of them don't vote.
"Hypocrisy is killing us," he said.
Donahue argued that Trump's base represented a small percentage of the country, but elected Trump because they were "angry" and showed up to the ballot boxes last November.
"These are angry people," he said. "Maybe they haven't had a raise in eight years. The rumor is that their company is being sold. Their kids can't pay back their college loans. They come back exhausted from their day at the factory, and they read the paper where a guy at a hedge fund made a million dollars on Thursday.
"You can't do this to people," Donahue said. "Sooner or later, they're gonna go 'kaboom.' And they did. And the 'kaboom' expressed itself in the election of Donald Trump."
Donahue also criticized the media for "missing the mark" when it came to covering Trump. He said that journalists should "get out of Washington" and spend more time talking with Trump's voters -- the "real people."
Student receives 'most likely to become a terrorist' award
The Texas teacher who handed out certificates to students labeling them “most likely to become a terrorist or “blends in with white people” is now a contender for the “most in need of a job” award.
Channelview Independent School District confirmed Tuesday that an unidentified teacher at the Houston area’s Anthony Aguirre Junior High School “is no longer employed by the district.”
Stacy Lockett was the teacher whose name appeared on at least some of the certificates, according to local reports.
...a terrorist' award...
Pharmacist Allegedly Refused To Fill Teen’s IUD-Related Prescription
Just before she was slated to get an IUD last summer, a teenage girl in New Mexico was prescribed three medications by her doctor: a pain-reliever, an anti-anxiety medication and Misoprotol, the generic name for a drug that is used to treat stomach ulcers, but sometimes used to prep the cervix before an IUD is placed, particularly in women who have never been pregnant. It is also one of the two medications that, taken together, make up what is commonly known as the “abortion pill.”
But when the girl’s mother went to her local Walgreens, only the prescriptions for the mild pain reliever and anti-anxiety medication had been filled. When she asked why, she was allegedly told that Misoprotol was in stock, but the pharmacist on duty would not fill it because of his “personal beliefs.”
Armed husbands and boyfriends are killing hundreds of U.S. women each year
When Cedric Anderson entered the San Bernardino, Calif., elementary school where his estranged wife worked in April, he had a concealed handgun and past allegations of domestic abuse.
The 53-year-old walked into the classroom where Karen Smith taught and started shooting, killing Smith and an 8-year-old student before turning the gun on himself.
The incident highlights a nagging issue for gun control advocates - armed husbands and boyfriends are a leading cause of premature death for women in the United States.
NY Daily News
Gay disabled man beaten and gang-raped by five men bravely speaks out
A gay disabled man who was allegedly beaten and gang-raped by five men has bravely spoken out about the attack.
Steven Greyeyes-Clouse, who has developmental disabilities, is autistic and has cerebral palsy, was sitting in Sacramento Park filling out an adult coloring book on 26 May.
He said four men approached him and exposed themselves.
Attempting to flee from the group by going to the bathroom, an older man followed him and allegedly threatened him with a knife.
The 29-year-old said all five men forced themselves on him, choked and beat him until he blacked out, as the attackers mocked his disability.
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