Alyssa Milano on Saturday spoke out sharply against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and suggested tactics for winning what she admitted was a "tough" battle against his appointment when she stopped by Los Angeles' "Rise Up for Roe" event.
The Insatiable and Charmed actress argued that Kavanaugh puts the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, and said that it is "fucking absurd" that women need to fight to save it in 2018.
Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when he retires in the fall. Though analysts have widely reported that it's unclear how Kavanaugh would rule on issues of abortion if appointed to office, activists including Milano point to a 2017 speech in which the judge praised late Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Kavanaugh's decision-making on a case involving a pregnant teen immigrant as proof that he will erode Roe v. Wade rights.
"We can't normalize this. This is crazy. We are in crazy times," Milano said.
Ken Jeong delighted audiences in “Crazy Rich Asians” as Papa Goh, the high-haired, nouveau riche father of the Goh family. But behind the laughter, a range of emotions welled behind the comedian, for the road to “Crazy Rich Asians” was a deeply emotional one. Even now, while doing press for the film, Jeong can’t help but get emotional talking about the impact of this feature film.
“It’s bigger than us,” Jeong said. “This movie is bigger. I have a very modest, small role in this movie, yet, I’ve never felt so culturally emotional about it.”
Keith Garrett went from selling drugs to selling tacos, burritos and quesadillas at his food truck, All Flavor, No Grease. Living on one of the most dangerous blocks in South L.A., Garrett began to bring together all flavors of people over his mother’s famous tacos. Now, he’s helped broker a ceasefire between rival gangs in the neighborhood, all through his signature Americanized-Mexican food. Sometimes, the best way to peace is through the stomach.
Joe Biden announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at emphasizing the importance of family and community acceptance to LGBTQ youth.
The "As You Are" campaign was launched under the former vice president's eponymous foundation, which lists LGBTQ equality as one of its pillars.
The social media campaign hopes to collect testimonies from LGBTQ youth, family members, educators and others. Those stories will be used as educational tools "with the hope that they will serve to inspire, to create communities, to heal families, and to change the broader culture to ensure a bright future for all LGBTQ young people," a news release said.
As we prepare to celebrate Pride in San Diego, a city with the world's busiest border crossing, we would be remiss if we failed to recognize and proactively address the polarizing political climate and xenophobia currently impacting this nation. Discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community and other marginalized people are on the rise. Those of us whose lives rest on the intersection of multiple minority communities know all too well how bad things have gotten. Even within sections of our own communities, we’re told we are too brown or too queer.
I am a first-generation U.S. citizen, born to a Jewish mother, whose family emigrated to the U.S. to escape persecution, and a Catholic Mexican father, whose family came to this country for a better life, only to spend much of it working in the fields of California. While I was growing up, my parents did their best to prepare me for the discrimination I would face because I was “mixed,” but what they were less prepared for was a queer son who loved dresses more than G.I. Joe.
This weekend, the London Pride Parade was rocked by a protest from a group of anti-trans lesbians who call themselves “Get the L Out.” After trying to block the front of the parade, the group ended up being able to essentially lead the parade by walking ahead of it, but their offensive message prompted a sharp rebuke, particularly from cisgender lesbians who objected to their exclusive message.
Screen legend Rita Moreno delivered a goosebump-inducing reading of “The New Colossus,” the Emma Lazarus poem written for the Statue of Liberty, during an Independence Day celebration on Wednesday.
Backed by the Boston Pops as part of its annual July 4 “Fireworks Spectacular,” the 86-year-old described seeing Lady Liberty, then launched into an unforgettable version of the sonnet engraved in bronze on the statue’s pedestal...
After President Donald Trump slammed three late-night hosts in one rally speech earlier this week, Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to offer his own fighting words to the president.
"Hello, Donald. It's me, the guy you made sure everyone knew was Jewish on Twitter," the former Daily Show host comedian began. "I know you're upset about all the criticism you've been taking with the fake news and the fake late-night shows. It's just that we're all still having a hard time adjusting to your presidency as it goes into its' 500th year."
"What Donald Trump wants is for us to stop calling his cruelty, and fear and divisiveness wrong. But to join him in calling it right. This we will not do. By not yielding we will prevail," he urged the CBS late-night audience.
Thousands of spectators lined Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade — a 61-year tradition honoring the U.S. territory but clouded this year by still-raw emotions over the federal response to Hurricane Maria.
Many along the parade route waved flags and wore hats and clothes to show their Puerto Rican pride. Onlookers cheered as marching bands, floats, politicians and other public officials made their way along Fifth Avenue to the Upper East Side along the edge of Central Park.
When the parade grand marshal, actor and Brooklyn native Esai Morales, strode by waving to the crowd, several waved back, screamed and blew him kisses.