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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for participating in blackface skit in college
Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama apologized on Thursday for participating in a racist skit that involved blackface when she was a college student.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, Ivey, a Republican, said she was made aware of a taped interview that she and her then-fiance, Ben LaRavia, gave to an Auburn University student radio station when she was a student there. She said she did not remember the specifics of the skit.
Mario Lopez apologizes for 'ignorant' comments about parenting and gender identity
TV personality Mario Lopez has apologized for comments made during a recent podcast appearance in which he said it was "dangerous" for parents to allow their children to pick their gender identities at young ages.
"The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," Lopez said in a statement to CNN. "I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful."
The former "Saved By the Bell" star made the remarks last month on a podcast hosted by conservative personality Candace Owens.
In the discussion, Owens brings up what she calls one of the "weird trends" of Hollywood parents allowing their children to pick their gender identity.
We need to stop telling people how to feel. We all have a right to an opinion and forcing ridiculous notions down sober people's throats isn't going to fix your children. We are supposed to guide our children into making the best decision not agree with it because it makes parenting easier. Geez, maybe he feels like a girl because Uncle Harry has been secretly diddling him. I wanted to be many things. Zero is the total that bled into my life. The more society makes people apologize for an opinion the more they will hurt us. This is all going to look ridiculous in the future when it blows in our faces. 31-Jul-2019
Christian author, pastor renounces faith, issues lengthy apology for previous beliefs
Joshua Harris, popular Christian author and former church leader, has renounced his faith and issued an apology to the LGBTQ community for offending its sensibilities with Christian tenets.
Harris, a former leader at Maryland's Covenant Life Church, said that he was sorry for contributing to a "culture of exclusion and bigotry" that came along with his Christian faith.
Earlier in July, Harris revealed in an Instagram post his decision to leave his faith behind, admitting that he had "undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus."
He wrote, "The popular phrase for this is 'deconstruction,' the biblical phrase is 'falling away.' By all measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I'm not there now.
Pressure grows on pro-LGBTQ companies to stop funding anti-LGBTQ politicians
Woman verbally abuses Pride marcher in suspected hate crime in London: ‘You despicable people. Shame on you’
Bigots attack Pride march by throwing bricks & burning rainbow flags
Gay man 'appalled' after seeing his face used in viral homophobic meme
Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment Is Rising Around the World
If only the greatest problem facing the LGBTQ community today were that two gay rats couldn’t get married in Alabama. For those not following the world of children’s television with great enthusiasm, the Alabama affiliate of PBS chose not to broadcast an episode of the children’s program Arthur in which Mr. Ratburn marries his longtime male friend Patrick, an aardvark chocolatier. Some people have complained that they would have difficulties explaining the content of such an episode to their children.
I agree—it could be distressing to have to explain to a child that rats are not sophisticated enough to have weddings, let alone become chocolatiers. Explaining that same-sex couples get married, however, should be a breeze. It happens every day. If your child does not understand what a wedding is, you can show them the end of nearly any Disney movie.
But the public pushback on a seemingly harmless episode of Arthur is just one instance of the discomfort that many people still feel with LGBTQ people being considered equal under law. Very recently, Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule that would allow housing that receives federal funds—such as homeless shelters—to discriminate against transgender individuals.
Homophobic mommy blogger apologizes to LGBT youth leader
Alabama mayor apologizes for Facebook post about killing LGBTQ community
Chris Evans says Straight Pride Parade organizers are trying to 'bury' their 'own gay thoughts by being homophobic'
CHILDLINE RECEIVED OVER 6,000 CALLS FROM YOUNG PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH GENDER AND SEXUAL IDENTITY IN 2018
YouTube Says Homophobic Harassment Targeting a Popular Host Doesn't Violate Its Policies
Teacher Fired After Reporting That Students Wore Confederate Flags to Pass Out Sick, Racist, Homophobic Flyers at Junior High School
Students wearing Confederate flags distributed racist and homophobic flyers on Wednesday in an effort to bully students in McCormick Junior High School’s Gay Straight Alliance students. The school is in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The flyers have a “NO” symbol covering a Pride flag and say “It’s great to be straight. It’s not ok to be gay.”
They also read, “Black lives only matter because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton” and “Join the kkk (the confederate kid club)”.
OKLAHOMA CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S HEADQUARTERS VANDALIZED WITH SWASTIKAS, HATEFUL MESSAGES
2 Florida White Men Accused Of Shooting At Biracial Children While Yelling Racial Slurs
Liam Neeson Issues New Apology for Racist Revenge Fantasy Anecdote
Cops find a father, 40, 'having sex with his cat in the shower' but he denies having intercourse claiming his 'girth is too big to penetrate his pet'
A man in Arizona has been arrested for allegedly having sex in the shower with his pet cat.
The Mesa Police Department responded to a call of a cat in distress at a residence located close to Val Vista Drive and University Drive on Wednesday.
There, a witness told authorities that 40-year-old Michael Navage, who is homeless, had taken his pet cat into the bathroom.
The caller heard the cat screaming and could hear Navage shouting that 'the cat was stuck on his penis'.
UFC'S FRANK SHAMROCK TEARFUL APOLOGY ... For Abandoning Dog
Fewer Americans Think LGBT People Face Discrimination
Over the past decade, the gay rights movement has had a lot to celebrate. Within a single generation, a politically divided country appeared to reach a consensus in support of same-sex marriage and acceptance of gay and lesbian people. Today, two-thirds of Americans support allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, nearly the mirror opposite of where things stood in 1996, the first year Gallup polled on the question.
But the rapid rise in support and the corresponding changes in American culture have led to a growing disconnect between public perceptions and the actual experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the U.S.
Perceptions of discrimination against gay and lesbian people have plummeted over the past few years, particularly among young people. Only 55 percent of Americans believe that gay and lesbian people face a lot of discrimination in the U.S., down from 68 percent in 2013. Among young adults, historically some of the strongest supporters of gay rights, perceptions of discrimination against gay and lesbian people dropped by 16 points. What’s more, a Pew Research Center study suggests that Americans surveyed by phone may be overstating the extent to which they believe gay and lesbian people face discrimination. A 2014 report found that Americans were 14 points less likely to say gays and lesbians experience a lot of discrimination when responding to an online survey than when a pollster called them.
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“Stand up for equality”: Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds calls on religious leaders to condemn conversion therapy
Google resists pressure to pull LGBT
Christian mother under fire for saying being gay is a 'choice' on live TV
Boxer Adrien Broner threatens to 'shoot gay people in the face' on Instagram
Top Tennessee Dem Sorry for Telling LGBTQ People Not to Run for Office
West Va. Pol: Drown Gay Kids? No, I Was Quoting Mel Gibson Movie
Todrick Hall used his huge Instagram following to attack his ex. Turns out some of them are nuts.
Days after sharing all the messy details of his relationship on Instagram, Todrick Hall has had a change of heart.
Last week, Hall went on an extended rant against his ex, whom he accused of lying, cheating, and deceiving.
Just when you thought Todrick had said it all… there was more, including sharing messages he’d received from other people online about his ex’s behavior.
In a new Instagram post, the 33-year-old musician and Drag Race judge apologized for how he handled the situation.
The Lyft passenger who went viral for his racist tirade says he’s sorry and totally not racist
Bishop Apologizes for 'Too Friendly' Hug With Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin's Funeral
The bishop at Aretha Franklin’s star-studded funeral is apologizing for getting too touchy with singer Ariana Grande.
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III has issued an apology after receiving criticism for seemingly touching Ariana Grande’s breast while on stage.
“It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast,” Ellis told the Associated Press. “Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar.. I apologize.”
Every woman I know has had that Ariana Grande moment
Aretha Franklin's Family Says the Eulogy Delivered at Her Funeral Was 'Very, Very Distasteful'
Wave of #MeToo complaints strains state agencies
Weinstein Accuser Emily Nestor Backs Ronan Farrow in Row With "Shameful" NBC
Daniel Murphy makes things worse with his new message to gay Cubs fans
Off the field, Murphy did nothing to quell the concerns of LGBTQ Cubs fans that an avowed homophobe was now a part of their favorite team. When he was asked after the game if he had any comment for gay fans who were concerned with the Cubs’ acquisition of him, he was trite at best.
“Oh dear,” he said, as he looked off dismissively into space. In other words: These gay people are just so damn overly sensitive when Christians like me say they bad things about them.
He went on with a I-couldn’t-care-less-what-those-gays-think answer about how gay fans should continue to cheer for the Cubs.
White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech apologizes for anti-gay, racist tweets
“I’ll kill these n------”: Georgia school official resigns after tape of racist comments comes out in lawsuit
A brutal assault and rising fear in Malaysia's LGBT community
Election officials scrap plan to close polls in majority-black Georgia county
Evangeline Lilly Details Awful Experiences on the Set of Lost
Lost star Evangeline Lilly has found her strength.
From 2004 to 2010, the 38-year-old actress played airplane crash survivor Kate Austen for six seasons on ABC's Lost—and in the July 31 episode of The Lost Boys podcast, she shared some behind-the-scenes stories from the set. The role changed Lilly's life, even though she never aspired to be famous. "I would say it was my destiny, because it certainly wasn't my agenda. I was one of those very rare, rare actresses who wasn't trying to be an actress when I got that job," she explained. "And the only reason why I took the job at the time was because I had enormous faith, and I really believed that everything in my life just continued to sort of push and prod me and point me towards this thing. Then it happened so quickly—it happened so easily!—that it felt like destiny. It felt like, 'I can't say no to this, or I'm saying no to my fate.'"
To the host's surprise, Lilly said she "always" thought her character "was obnoxious."
J.J. Abrams and ‘Lost’ Producers Apologize to Evangeline Lilly
Papa John's founder apologizes for using N-word on conference call
Forbes reported earlier that he used the racial slur while participating in a role-playing exercise designed to prevent public relations crises.
In a statement issued through the company, Schnatter said: "News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true. Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society."
According to the account in Forbes, Schnatter was on a call with Laundry Service, a marketing agency, and was asked how he planned to manage future public relations flare-ups.
Uber senior executive resigns after racial discrimination allegations
NEIGHBORS CALLED POLICE ON 11-YEAR-OLD BLACK BOY DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS, MOTHER CLAIMS
DONALD TRUMP AND RISING HATE CRIME NUMBERS: IS HE RESPONSIBLE?
Black Indiana Man Forced to Leave His Own Apartment Complex Pool After Being Harassed
Priest who booted funeral from church placed on leave
A Maryland priest has been placed on administrative leave after he booted mourners from a church where they were to hold a funeral.
The Archdiocese of Washington announced Tuesday that the Rev. Michael Briese is on leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
A group of Christians attended a pride parade to apologize for how they've treated the LGBT community
Lenny Letter Writer Quits and Accuses Lena Dunham of 'Hipster Racism'
A writer for Lena Dunham‘s feminist newsletter has quit after the actress publicly defended a former Girls writer who has been accused of sexual assault.
In a post shared on social media Saturday, writer Zinzi Clemmons announced that she can no longer write for Lenny Letter. In addition to citing Dunham’s response to actress Aurora Perrineau’s claim that Murray Miller sexually assaulted her in 2012 when she was only 17, Clemmons further accused the actress of being racist.
“[Lena] and I ran in the same circles in college,” Clemmons wrote. “[Girls star] Jemima Kirke was in my year at RISD while I was at Brown. We had many mutual acquaintances and still do. Most of these acquaintances were like Lena — wealthy, with parents who are influential in the art world. They had a lot of power and seemed to get off on simultaneously wielding it and denying it.”
She continued, “Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism. I’d call their strain ‘hipster racism,’ which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting — ‘It’s just a joke. Why are you overreacting?’ Is a common response to these kinds of statements.”
Daniel Franzese Recalls Brutal Harassment by Bijou Phillips on the Set of ‘Bully’
Recent Hollywood scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others have seemed to open the floodgates. Actors, actresses and others are seizing new opportunities to voice their past struggles, all in an effort to expose unfair business practices, shine a light on sex predators and generally call out monstrous behavior by industry elites. The latest to come forward with shocking allegations is Daniel Franzese, star of Mean Girls and Looking, who on Facebook recounted stories of serious bullying at the hands of actress Bijou Phillips.
Franzese and Phillips were cast in the Larry Clark-directed 2001 film Bully. The film is based on the real-life murder of Bobby Kent, as in the film a group of teens plot to murder the friend who has for years emotionally and physically abused them. The film also stars Brad Renfro, Michael Pitt and Nick Stahl.
Among Franzese’s claims are that Phillips routinely body-shamed him on the film set, repeatedly ridiculed him publicly and even physically assaulted him. “I love the movie and my other cast mates and crew, but Bully was one of the most stressful experiences of my life on or off a set, and it was my first one.”
Bijou Phillips Apologizes to Daniel Franzese Following the Actor’s Claims of On-Set Bullying
Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner of Homophobic Harassment on 'X-Men' Set