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School forced to shut down after inviting lesbian politician to speak for Black History Month
Students at Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, North Carolina, won’t be attending classes today after extremist right wing groups threatened protests over the school’s planned Black History Month celebration.
The event would have focused on African-American women and one of the planned speakers was lesbian city councilor Vernetta Alston.
“As a pastor, I cannot place our Imaculata students into this contentious environment,” school administrator Christopher VanHaight wrote in a letter to parents.
Federal judge rules Christian student group has constitutional right to exclude LGBTQ people
New push for public school Bible studies classes is an excuse to spread Christian gospel
Arizona state government is secretly funding an anti-LGBTQ hate group
Spain questions Catholic Church over sex abuse cases
I was groped by a man called “Mary”: The world changes but not the Catholic Church
Girl, 5, abducted, raped and murdered in Mumbai
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH SEXUAL ABUSE DATABASE REVEALS HUNDREDS OF CONVICTED PREDATORS AMONG LEADERS
We hold everyone accountable except religion. We kiss their asses and then expect them to eat ours. All we do is enable and empower a hate that is built-in. I'm tired of waiting for respect. Fight the fuck back! 08-Feb-2019
Nike's online sales surge in days after Kaepernick ad debut
While shares of Nike plunged after it released its new ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of "Just Do It," featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, its sales of apparel and shoes have not.
Despite backlash and boycotts by some consumers, Nike's online sales actually rose in the days after the advertisement debuted.
Milan Christopher is selling a fleshlight molded from his very own brown star
Milan Christopher definitely knows how to hustle.
The hip hop artist/reality star just started hawking two new sex toys. The first is a 9-inch dildo molded from his very own penis. The second is a fleshlight molded from his very own, ahem, brown star.
Holiday gift ideas from LGBTI businesses that you can order online now
Not done any shopping for the holidays yet? Why brave the high street and hordes of holiday shoppers when you can do it all from home?
Here are some LGBTI-friendly businesses and products you can online today. Don’t leave it to the last minute!
Gay Star News
Honey Company Enlists Three Gay Bears to Sell Its Product and the Result is Sticky and Sweet: WATCH
Rowse Honey, a British company, has put its money on three gay bears to serve as the “ultimate advocates” for its brand. The bears, Matt, Joel and Phil, are starring in an online cooking show encouraging people to eat honey on porridge.
Vendor refuses order to make ‘political’ t-shirts for Charlottesville Pride
Charlottesville is about to celebrate pride, but the planning hit an unexpected problem proving exactly why we still need these events.
Cville Pride reports that their usual vendor, Red Star, outsourced the group’s shirt order to Pennsylvania-based Legacy Athletics. That company refused to fill the order, claiming the message was too “political.”
The logo reads, “Y’all Means All,” this year’s theme.
Legacy Athletics sent the following reply to Charlottesville Pride’s shirt order:
California Baker Refuses Service to Gay Couple: ‘Our Business is God’s Business…We Work for Him’ – WATCH
Tastries, a Bakersfield, California bakery, is the latest to declare that it won’t bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The business’s bigotry was exposed by Sam Salazar, a customer who was refused service by the bakery after he said the cake he was ordering would be for a gay wedding.
Wrote Salazar on Facebook: “Tastries Bakery… so we just went with some friends to do a cake tasting for a wedding cake and we were referred to another bakery. Apparently they don’t “believe” in same sex marriage, so they refused to make the cake. I’m not even sure how to react or feel right now. So just be aware if you choose to spend your money there.”
Debate: Is ‘Dunkirk’ director Christopher Nolan the best or the worst filmmaker of our time?
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which comes out on Friday, is his 10th feature as a director: a career that’s netted him 26 Oscar nominations and seven statuettes. His movies are often box office successes — he shares the distinction with James Cameron of having two movies gross more than $1 billion worldwide, for instance — in addition to being critically acclaimed.
But is he actually any good? After all, he went from making small art house films (Following and Memento) to working with some of the most bankable actors in Hollywood and on one of the premier comic book franchises (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises), either of which would normally guarantee success, and some of his other pictures (Insomnia, The Prestige) were not considered that memorable.
His films are commercial successes, but the question up for debate is whether they are creatively interesting and worthy of all the hype.
Christian 'Writer' and Musician Likens LGBT People to Rapists
In a yet another case of the perpetrator playing the victim, an antigay Idaho-based musician is peddling the notion in his book titled The Truth Comes Out: Laying Waste to the Lies of the “LGBT Community” that LGBT people are essentially rapists who “hypnotize, cajole, pressure, and threaten people into believing that their lifestyle is of equal (or greater) value,” according to Patheos.
While gay and bisexual men in Chechnya are being rounded up, tortured, and killed, Lance Wells wants Christians to know that good guys like him are the real victims, even if it means co-opting the suffering of victims of sexual assault to do it.
“I would prefer to see the United States re-enact laws condemning these unhealthy and indecent lifestyles in the most certain of terms, implementing serious consequences for those found guilty of practicing and promoting them. For such people are, quite literally, enemies of the state,” Wells wrote.
Whipped cream dispenser reportedly explodes, kills fashion blogger Rebecca Burger
French authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.
The prosecutor’s office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said that an investigation is underway into Saturday’s death of Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty siphon on a high-pressure canister used to make and dispense whipped cream was at fault. The prosecutor would not comment pending further investigation.
Consumer magazine 60 Million Consumers reported that the victim was hit violently in the chest by the exploding canister, and said that led to a heart attack. The magazine said it had been warning for years of such risks after dozens of incidents, but this was apparently the first death reported.