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The parking lot suicides
Veterans are taking their own lives on VA hospital campuses, a desperate form of protest against a system that they feel hasn’t helped them.
Alissa Harrington took an audible breath as she slid open a closet door deep in her home office. This is where she displays what’s too painful, too raw to keep out in the open.
Framed photos of her younger brother, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old Marine Corps trumpet player and Iraq veteran. Blood-spattered safety glasses recovered from the snow-covered Nissan Frontier truck where his body was found. A phone filled with the last text messages from his father: “We love you. We miss you. Come home.”
Miller was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts when he checked into the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in February 2018. After spending four days in the mental-health unit, Miller walked to his truck in VA’s parking lot and shot himself in the very place he went to find help.
“The fact that my brother, Justin, never left the VA parking lot — it’s infuriating,” said Harrington, 37. “He did the right thing; he went in for help. I just can’t get my head around it.”
Gay adult performer Calvin Banks: “My dad was my first blowjob”
Adult video performer Calvin Banks recently told Himeros.tv that his first sexual experience was with his father. “I can now comfortably say my dad was my first blowjob,” Banks told the educational adult site.
“I gotta laugh about it,” Banks continued. “I have friends whose dads left when they were two years old. I joke with them, I say ‘Well, your dad didn’t love you enough, and my dad loved me too much.’”
Hayden Panettiere Hasn't Seen Her Daughter Lately
Hayden Panettiere has been estranged from her 4-year-old daughter, Kaya, though sources are being weirdly vague as to why that’s the case.
US Weekly reports that Panettiere “hasn’t had much time” with her daughter since she split with fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko, last year.
She doesn't want to parent. Let her be. 07-Feb-2019
Lead singer of The 1975 Matty Healy says he 'kind of' wants to kiss guys
The 1975’s lead singer Matty Healy has revealed he ‘kind of’ wants to kiss guys.
The ‘Chocolate’ singer from Manchester has opened about his sexuality in a revealing interview.
Speaking to Shortlist magazine, the 29-year-old said he has kissed men in the past, and would happily do so again.
Gay Star News
Gay artist explodes Twitter: ‘Straight men understand consent when they go to a gay bar’
Gay artist Michael James Schneider has a message about consent, and it’s blowing up Twitter.
Aja claps back at critic saying they're not 'black enough'
Drag queen Aja hit back at someone on Twitter criticizing them for lip syncing a Nicki Minaj song with multiple uses of the n-word.
The exchange started with Twitter user @JuryFights posted a video of Aja’s performance this morning (22 October).
‘Not gonna lie this performance made me MAD uncomfortable,’ the user wrote. ‘For someone who doesn’t pass as black to lipsync to a song with the majority of the lyrics being the n word just doesn’t sit right with me.’
Gay Star News
Thousands of people are seeking help after being forced into ‘ex-gay therapy’
In December 2014, a tractor-trailer traveling down Interstate 71 in Ohio struck and killed Leelah Alcorn.
Alcorn, who identified as transgender, had posted a suicide note on her Tumblr in which she described her isolation, desperation, and depression—feelings she blamed, in part, on the “conversion therapy” her conservative Christian parents forced her to undergo. Alcorn’s parents believed their “sick” child could be forcibly turned back into a boy and “cured” of her attraction to males.
Bette Midler had a Roseanne Barr moment on Twitter last night. Apologies have started.
Bette Midler has apologized for a tweet that was racially insensitive. The iconic singer, impassioned by the Supreme Court nomination of accused sexual abuser Brett Kavanaugh, sent a now-deleted tweet decrying the plight of women worldwide that included a racial slur.
“Women, are the n-word of the world,” she sent. “Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”
That's what happens when you keep the word around. School yourselves. 05-Oct-2018
Gay minister shocked when church fires him for liking a photo of a same-sex wedding
Keith Kozak thought he was asked to meet a human resources employee to accept a promotion. Instead, he says he was fired for liking a photo from a same-sex wedding on Facebook.
“When they called me in, I was thinking it had something to do with that,” Kozak said. “They sat me down and they said we had seen some things on Facebook and Twitter and that would like to talk to you about that.”
Homosexuality still criminalized in much of the world
Criminal statutes banning homosexuality are on the books in 74 countries, eight of which include the death penalty, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
Bishops' report finds hundreds of abuse victims
The German Bishops' Conference is releasing the results of its own report into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church over the past seven decades. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Cardinal Dolan: Sex abuse stories not new to me
CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSE SCANDAL: OVER 3,600 VICTIMS REVEALED IN NEW REPORT
Secret files suggest Catholic bishop shielded alleged 'predator priests' from the public
Should the Catholic Church Pay Reparations to Sex-Abuse Victims?
Sex abuse scandal in German Catholic Church sparks celibacy debate
For a long time now there has been argument within the church in Germany about the obligation for priests to remain unmarried. The sexual abuse scandal has reignited the discussion. A celibacy debate could tear the Catholic Church apart. But perhaps the impetus for reflection about the obligation to remain celibate is not in fact coming from academic reflection or long conferences of German bishops, but from the other side of the ecclesiastical world.
Chicago archbishop removes priest who burned rainbow banner
India’s Gay Prince Just Called Out Religious Hypocrites Who Propositioned Him for Sex
271 Indian Christians accused of using drugs to force conversions
Archbishop: Maryland AG investigating records in abuse probe
TEXAS FATHER, SON CAUGHT ON VIDEO SHOOTING THEIR NEIGHBOR TO DEATH FOLLOWING DISPUTE OVER TRASH
video released Wednesday appears to show the graphic shooting death of a Texas man by his two neighbors. The video shows the three men arguing over trash before a man and his son fire their guns.
Johnnie Dee Allen Miller, 67, and his son, 31-year-old Michael Theodore Miller, were charged with first-degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Aaron Howard. A Sept. 1 argument over garbage between the three men ended with the Millers opening fire on Howard.
Police: Temporary employee shoots 7, kills 4, including self, at Maryland Rite Aid warehouse
Anti-LGBTI Christian author claims all oral sex is 'homosexual'
A Christian author of anti-LGBTI books has claimed that oral sex is the ‘practice of homosexuals’.
Linda Harvey, writer behind books like Maybe He’s Not Gay, has launched a frankly bizarre rant against sex education.
During an article for right-wing website BarbWire denouncing teaching teenagers about ‘pleasure’ during sex ed, the writer goes into an odd tangent about oral sex.
Harvey writes: ‘And let’s not forget the deadly contribution of “LGBTQ” advocates who demand “inclusive” sex ed – ie, lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals.’
For people with opposite sex partners: no, this isn’t an excuse to skip foreplay.
Gay Star News
Gay operator of tiger zoo arrested on murder-for-hire charges
The former operator of a tiger zoo has been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to murder a long-time animal rights activist. Joseph Maldonado-Passage, 55, has for many years run the Wynnewood Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
His alleged intended victim is Carole Baskin, 57, who runs an animal sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.
Maldonado-Passage is a minor internet celebrity thanks to his online videos. He promotes himself under the moniker ‘Joe Exotic’. In 2016, he launched an independent bid to be President.
Gay Star News
Biologist, son in intensive care after giraffe attack