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Houston drag queen story time organizers quit after death threats from Loving Christians™
The organizers of Houston’s Drag Queen Story Time project are calling it quits after intimidation and death threats by conservative Christians and nonstop harassment by a religious right leader. Earlier this year, an armed man burst into a Houston library and was arrested after he refused to leave.
Directors Trent Lira and Devin Will wrote a piece for Houstonian that describes the hell they’ve been going through since a local news report spotlighted the children’s reading initiative and why they’ve decided to “step aside.”
Erdogan accuses women's march of disrespecting Islam
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused a women’s march in central Istanbul on Friday of disrespecting Islam by booing the Islamic call to prayer.
Several thousand women had gathered in central Istanbul on Friday evening for a march to celebrate International Women’s Day but police fired tear gas to disperse them.
In an election rally broadcast on television on Sunday, Erdogan showed a video taken during the protest, showing women chanting while a nearby mosque was reciting the call to prayer.
The backlash against Ariana Grande headlining a Pride event is ridiculous
I have yet to attend a drag show or a gay party (that is, a party heavily attended by gays) in the year 2019, where I haven’t heard a Grande song, which I always assume (probably because I am an old millennial) is a new Mariah Carey song.
Grande is a diva, one whose stature doesn’t even begin to rival those that came before her: Britney, Cher, Madonna, Donna, Whitney, and so on.
But she is a diva nonetheless.
And divas, sexual orientation be damned, belong at Gay Pride.
That’s my opinion anyway.
During Her Vegas Show, Lady Gaga Had Some Choice Words for Homophobic VP Mike Pence
On Saturday night in Las Vegas, during her current concert residency “Enigma,” Lady Gaga had some harsh words for the current U.S. president and vice president. Naturally, the crowd ate it up. But it was the Lady Gaga Mike Pence criticism in particular that had people in the audience — and those who have watched online — really applauding the beloved pop star.
Rihanna to President Trump: Please Do Stop My Music at Campaign Rally
President Trump’s use of popular music has landed him in hot water again, this time with Rihanna.
The superstar singer took to Twitter to protest the fact that her song “Don’t Stop the Music” was reportedly played at a campaign rally Sunday for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday.
Washington Post White House bureau chief Philip Rucker tipped Rihanna off that her hit song had made an appearance at the event.
“[Neither] me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies,” Rihanna tweeted back at Rucker.
Paul McCartney Advocates for 'Sensible Gun Control Laws' Ahead of Midterm Elections
Paul McCartney took to social media to share his opinion on gun control in the U.S. on Tuesday (Oct. 30).
Ex-gays to march to show 'Jesus' love delivered them from LGBTQ lifestyle'
A group of people who claim to be former ‘homosexuals’ and ‘transgenders’ will take to the streets Los Angeles to show Jesus changed them. They want to show that people can stop being LGBTI.
The Freedom March is a collective of people who claim to no longer be LGBTI. Their second ever march is happening on 4 November.
Gay Star News
This Has All Been an Infuriating Sham
To seasoned political watchers and people who have spent the last two years gradually becoming more depressed and hopeless—the Venn diagram of those two things really ought be a circle—this news may come as no surprise, but it is galling nonetheless. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and old, old man, confirmed this morning that he does not think the pathetic farce of an FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh revealed anything new and thus will be voting to confirm him.
Slutwalk, #MeToo and Donald Trump: A grim but hopeful season for feminism
A Letter to White Women Who Support Brett Kavanaugh
Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, and more to protest Brett Kavanaugh at Supreme Court
Stars will unite to try and keep Kavanaugh from being voted into the Supreme Court
Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, and more will protest against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court later this week.
Kavanaugh could be confirmed into the highest court in America for a lifetime position if a vote from US Senators goes in his favour. However, the FBI have opened an investigation into Kavanaugh relating to sexual assault allegations made against him. He has denied the claims.
Stars will unite outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on Thursday (October 4), according to Billboard. Along with Stipe and Badu, Alicia Keys, Esperanza Spalding, Amanda Palmer, and more are set to appear at the event.
Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance
The state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton intervened on Tuesday to defend the Houston-area school district in its lawsuit with the student, India Landry.
Ms Landry, 18, filed a lawsuit after she was expelled last year from Windfern High School.
The case comes amid political tensions over respect for the American flag.
"School children cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge," Mr Paxton - the state's most senior law enforcement officer - said in a news release.
Gay man sues Washington Teachers Union for discrimination
A gay former employee of the Washington Teachers Union filed a lawsuit in federal court on Sept. 18 accusing the union, its president, and its former chief of staff of subjecting him to a hostile work environment and later firing him because of his sexual orientation.
Upper Marlboro, Md., resident Barry Hobson, 36, charges in the lawsuit that he was subjected to unfair and discriminatory treatment and harassment by WTU’s then chief of staff, Dorothy Egbufor. The lawsuit says Egbufor served as Hobson’s immediate supervisor shortly after he was hired as a receptionist and office assistant on Jan. 15, 2017.
Hobson’s attorneys filed the lawsuit on his behalf in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In addition to Egbufor, the lawsuit names as defendants Washington Teachers Union President Elizabeth Davis and the union itself, which represents 5,000 D.C. public school teachers.
Thomas Ravenel arrested and charged with assault and battery
Thomas Ravenel has been arrested in South Carolina.
The “Southern Charm” star was booked Tuesday at 10:11 a.m., per the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department inmate records. He was charged with assault and battery in the second degree.
TV stars protested Kavanaugh by wearing black, walking off set
GOP launches counteroffensive on Kavanaugh
Padma Lakshmi: I Was Raped at 16 and I Kept Silent
Anti-LGBTQ Groups Sue Louisiana Governor to Stop Drag Queen Story Hour
In an attempt to stop a drag queen story hour event at Lafayette Public Library in Louisiana, two antigay Christian groups have filed suit against the town of Lafayette, the governor of Louisiana, and the library.
Chris Sevier, who with others filed suit on behalf of Warriors for Christ and Special Forces of Liberty, had previously sued five states claiming he had married his computer in New Mexico and they should recognize the union, reports local TV station KATC. Those suits were a stunt to challenge marriage equality. He has filed several other bizarre, unsuccessful suits -- against Apple, claiming that an erroneous URL caused him to develop a pornography addiction, and against members of Congress who displayed Pride flags.
LGBTQ activists decry flag-burning priest: ‘No idea this hate was in his heart’
‘Ex-gay’ activist claims Church of England is trying to undermine the American Revolution
'She's a monster': Laura Ingraham's gay brother lashes out in interview
Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is no stranger to public castigation, but the source of the latest attack on the Fox News host hits close to home.
In a interview with the Daily Beast, Curtis Ingraham, the cable star’s brother, lashed out at his famous sibling and her controversial views.
“I think she’s a monster,” Curtis Ingraham said in the interview, which was published on Wednesday. “She’s very smart, she’s well-spoken, but her emotional heart is just kind of dead.”