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Happy, safe Memorial Day. 27-May-2019
Evangelicals are boycotting these stores for Christmas to celebrate Jesus’ birth
Ever year the religious right boycotts various companies for Christmas because Jesus wouldn’t shop at a store that doesn’t advertise Christmas sales or something.
Evangelicals have used multiple reasons for their nonsense. Starbucks holiday cup didn’t specifically say “Christmas.” Target lets transgender people use the restroom. J. Crew doesn’t use nativity scene clipart to sell sweaters.
Now two anti-LGBTQ hate groups have issued their yearly “naughty or nice” list (despite Santa’s absence from the Bible) and the reasons they’ve targeted some companies is just as laughable.
Have dirt that could impeach Trump? Larry Flynt will pay you $10 million.
Larry Flynt’s ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post is hard to miss.
For one, it takes up a full page. And there are no pictures — just bold, all-caps text dominating the top third of the page:
“$10 MILLION FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF DONALD J. TRUMP.”
Flynt, best known as the publisher of the pornographic magazine Hustler, outlined numerous reasons he felt President Trump needed to be removed from office, charging him with everything from “compromising domestic and foreign policy with his massive conflicts-of-interest global business empire” to “telling hundreds of bald-faced lies” to “gross nepotism and appointment of unqualified persons to high office.”
LGBT Twitter Is Back With A Halloween Hashtag
LGBT Twitter has been on a roll with cute hashtags lately, and now they're back in time for Halloween with the hashtag #SpookyLGBT. People have been sharing photos of themselves with Halloween costumes and decorations, accompanied by funny (if also cheesy) puns like "bisexual more like BOOsexual" and "I was a gaylien last year." But the best one is probably "My name isn’t casper, but you could be my boo."
Tim Gunn’s Christmas wish: An all-plus-size season of ‘Project Runway’
Tim Gunn is focusing on more than fashion this holiday season.
The “Project Runway” star, 63, isn’t asking for many gift-wrapped gifts this year — he’d be more interested in seeing better size representation in fashion and on TV, not to mention improving his fencing — but here’s a peek at his wish list:
1. Continued good health
“Feeling quite fit and healthy at 63 … who wouldn’t wish for another year of good fortune?”
2. A new season of “Project Runway” in which all of the models are size 12/14-plus.
Revealed: The obvious gay subtext of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
How long has it been since you watched that animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from the 60s? If the last time you saw it predates your coming out, you might want to give it another look. It’s super duper gay.
In a strange seasonal confluence — let’s call it a Christmas miracle — two outlets have noted the special’s lavender overtones. Over on Vulture, Brian Moylan writes of the special’s “pre-Stonewall contemplation of the power of coming out.” And on The Sewers of Paris (a podcast about gay men and the entertainment that’s changed their lives) this week’s guest Jonathan Renteria-Elyea reflects on how meaningful the songs about “misfits” were to him as a kid.
Building Orders Woman to Remove Gay Flag, Allows Neighbors to Keep Decorations
A woman from San Jose, Calif. is crying foul this week after officials from her building ordered her to remove a rainbow LGBT Pride flag, citing a policy against outdoor decorations, but didn't force neighbors to take down their Christmas decorations.
Earlier this month, Holly Horner received a letter from her landlord at Cherrywood Apartments that explained her Pride flag was in violation of the terms of her lease, which prohibits the hanging [of] plants, chimes, decorations and lights outside, according to New Now Next.
When Horner learned building officials didn't take issue with her neighbor's festive decorations, she decided to fight back. Responding to management, she wanted to make sure she wasn't being singled out for being pro-LGBT.
"I am just writing to confirm that you have submitted violations notices to all units which break this code," she wrote, according to New Now Next. She adds that a number of her neighbors at the have "violated" the lease by putting up holiday decorations, like Christmas lights.
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Indiana town faces lawsuit over Christmas cross display after man’s complaint
The American Civil Liberties Union's Indiana chapter filed a lawsuit against the city of Knightstown on behalf of a man who believes crosses don’t belong on top of Christmas trees because it violates the First Amendment.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court this week, states that Knightstown resident Joseph Thompkins, 38, wants immediate removal of the Latin cross on top of the town’s Christmas tree, monetary damages and for the town to acknowledge that the cross violates the First Amendment, according to court documents obtained by the Indianapolis Star reported.
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