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The Wing Founder Calls Out Gay Politician for Posting Shirtless Photo
One of the founders of elite women’s club The Wing publicly criticized New York City’s openly gay City Council Speaker for sharing a picture of a shirtless man on social media.
Audrey Gelman, who co-founded The Wing with Lauren Kassan in 2016, tweeted a screenshot of a recent Instagram post shared by Corey Johnson, who has served on New York’s City Council since 2014 and as City Council Speaker since 2018.
Johnson’s post, shared just after midnight on Friday, depicts an unidentified man who isn’t wearing a shirt. [UPDATE: Johnson is dating the man in the picture, his office confirms.] Gelman tweeted her screenshot of the photo approximately eight hours later, calling out what she perceived to be a sexist double standard.
“Corey Johnson, the NYC Council Speaker, posted this photo on social media at midnight,” Gelman wrote. “If a woman elected official did this, they wouldn’t have a job in the morning.”
Homophobes Attack Congressional Black Caucus Over Equality Act
A right-wing group aims to spark outrage among black voters over an impending vote on the Equality Act.
Organizers for the Gone 2 Far Movement released an open letter through Christian Newswire attacking leadership from the Congressional Black Caucus.
The bizarre rant, signed by failed Congressional candidate Stephen Broden and right-wing radio host Randy Short, suggests the “Gay Equality Act” will set back minority rights.
The letter singles out Rep. Karen Bass, CBC chair, and other caucus members for refusing to “defend the real purpose of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as a scam to make 'Gay the New Black' wherein pedophiles, sodomites of all stripes, and persons of debased fetish needs are accorded protected class status akin to Blacks and women.”
The letter compares a vote for the Equality Act to the biblical story of disciple Judas Iscariot betraying Jesus Christ, though its unclear how many pieces of silver were exchanged or who will be crucified should the legislation pass.
Pat Robertson: Equality Act Will Cause 'Atomic War'
Violent mob attacks Indian priest because they think he is gay
Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt for Attending ‘Infamously Anti-LGBTQ’ Church
Ellen Page on Thursday criticized Chris Pratt for attending a “infamously anti-LGBTQ” church after he appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and discussed his religious side.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star sat down with Colbert to promote “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” and Pratt said he just finished a 21-day Daniel Fast that he took part in through his church and that his pastor encouraged. He also said the pastor shared with him words of wisdom about balancing fame and his inner self.
“If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that’s within you, it will kill you,” Pratt recounted to Colbert.
Page tweeted about the appearance and the pastor shortly after, writing, “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”
Ellen Page just thrashed Chris Pratt on Twitter & she has a good point
Chicago teacher accused of enlisting friend to beat 9-year-old student with belts at school
A Chicago public school teacher is accused of enlisting the help of a friend to beat one of her 9-year-old students with belts, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the student's mother Thursday.
Asia Gaines filed the suit against the Chicago Board of Education; her son's homeroom teacher, Kristen Haynes; and Haynes' childhood friend, Juanita Tyler.
The suit alleges that Haynes, 50, invited Tyler, 56, to George W. Tilton Elementary School "for the purpose of corporally punishing" Gaines' son, identified only as JC, on Sept. 20, 2018.
Suspect describes killing childhood friend and dumping her body in alleged confession tape: 'It took me half an hour to kill her'
In the hellish gayborhood we live in a pet goes missing every week. How the fuck do they parent? 05-Feb-2019
This Has All Been an Infuriating Sham
To seasoned political watchers and people who have spent the last two years gradually becoming more depressed and hopeless—the Venn diagram of those two things really ought be a circle—this news may come as no surprise, but it is galling nonetheless. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and old, old man, confirmed this morning that he does not think the pathetic farce of an FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh revealed anything new and thus will be voting to confirm him.
Slutwalk, #MeToo and Donald Trump: A grim but hopeful season for feminism
A Letter to White Women Who Support Brett Kavanaugh
11 Black Men Share Stories About Encountering Racism Within The Gay Community
2. "They've forced me into having anal sex several times and said that 'black people can handle the pain better.'"
Some white guys say that they don't like 'dark guys' (this term is awful) because of taste or because their dicks are too big for them. Some friends have hooked up with me thinking only about the chance to see a big dick or because they imagine that black guys are better in bed. They've played with my hair and 'complimented' me on my sexual performance because I'm black. They've also forced me into having anal sex several times and said that 'black people can handle the pain better.' —Rafael Porto, 25 years old.
Australia is the nicest racist country you will ever see
Barry Jenkins was indirectly called the N-word during “Moonlight” Oscar campaign
Why Is Star Wars’ Inclusiveness Getting So Much Hate Now, When It Was Celebrated in the Past?
Can Grindr Make Itself Less Racist?
Kim Kardashian denies she's homophobic: 'All my best friends are gay'
Kim Kardashian has denied she’s homophobic by saying ‘all my best friends are gay’.
She was responding to the criticism of her after she clapped back to Tyson Beckford.
The model and the reality star‘s feud started after Tyson made derogatory comments about Kim’s body on social media.
Suggesting the star has had plastic surgery, Tyson wrote: ‘She is not real, doctor fucked up her right hip’, followed by a vomit emoji.
He later added: ‘Sorry I don’t care for it personally.’
Kim replied by commenting on Instagram: ‘Sis we all know why you don’t care for it.’
Gay Star News
Isn't Kanye her only friend? 10-Aug-2018
Actor Ving Rhames said neighbor called 911 to report him as 'a large black man' breaking in
During a radio interview promoting "Mission: Impossible Fallout," Ving Rhames said he was a target of racial profiling earlier this year after Los Angeles police came to his home and held him at gunpoint in response to a neighbor calling 911.
The 59-year-old actor recounted Friday that he was watching television in his Santa Monica home when he heard noise coming from the backyard. He said he thought it was his two English bulldogs at first — only to quickly find out it was police.
"I get up, I open the door, there's a red dot pointed at my face from a 9 millimeter," Rhames said on Sirius XM’s The Clay Cane Show on Friday. "And they say, 'Put up your hands.'”
'I Don't Have to Explain Shit to You': Restaurant Manager Fired After Ordering a Black Woman to Leave
Trump’s enduring political strength with white women, explained
White women voters disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job performance, but nonetheless view him more favorably than other voters — showing that even as a large Trump-era gender gap seems to have opened up, gender remains a less significant marker of political behavior than race and ethnicity or even age.
Tracking polling from Civiqs available online makes it easy to examine Trump’s approval rating among demographic subgroups of registered voters and illustrate the point.
Trump famously won a majority of white women’s votes in 2016, but he is currently unpopular with this group.
Jeff Sessions Laughs, Joins in as High School Students Chant ‘Lock Her Up’ During Speech: WATCH
Jeff Sessions laughed as conservative high school students from Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit began chanting “Lock Her Up” during his speech.
Two-Year-Old in California Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
Police in Fresno, California are looking for answers after a toddler somehow managed to get his hands on a gun and shoot himself. The two-year-old was apparently in a bedroom of his home when the tragic accident occurred.
Man arrested after toddler fatally shoots self in California
Austin Police Repeatedly Punched a Man in the Face While Arresting Him Outside of a Gay Bar (Video)
The Austin, Texas police force are under scrutiny following a violent arrest of a young man and woman in front of the Rain nightclub. Video of the violent Austin gay bar arrest has since gone viral as police investigate the officer’s use of force in the video. We interviewed Mark Edwards, the 53-year-old man who took video of the incident to ask him more.
Edwards had been drinking at Rain with his softball teammates early Wednesday morning. When he left at 1:30 a.m., he saw a police officer tackle a man onto the sidewalk, and so Edwards started recording with his phone.
“The officer slammed that guy down, maybe two or three feet in front of me,” Edwards says.
ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD PROTECTED FRIEND FROM GYMNASTICS COACH WHO INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED HER, PROSECUTOR SAYS
An 11-year-old girl intervened to protect a friend from a gymnastics coach in Virginia who touched her inappropriately, the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said.
Brian Dinh Nguyen of Sterling, Virginia, was found guilty of aggravated sexual battery on June 29, according to a press release from the Loudon County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. The 11-year-old girl stepped in to help the victim, who is also 11, during a birthday party at a gymnastics facility on December 2, where Nguyen inappropriately touched the victim multiple times, WRTC-TV reported.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Meredith M. Burke told the jury during the trial that when the 11-year-old victim asked her friend for help, she stepped in to protect her.
A White Man Called Police On A Black Woman Who Was Using A Neighborhood Pool
Police were called in North Carolina Wednesday after a white man confronted a black woman about using a neighborhood swimming pool, prompting allegations of racial profiling and a backlash on social media. The confrontation also follows a string of incidents across the country in which white people have reported law-abiding people of color in everyday life.
The North Carolina incident reportedly happened in Winston-Salem after a white man asked Jasmine Edwards, who is black, for her ID while using a neighborhood pool. Edwards later uploaded video of the ensuing confrontation to Facebook, where she also wrote that "this is a classic case of racial profiling in my half a million $$ neighborhood pool. This happened to me and my baby today."
Sounds like my neighborhood. 06-Jul-2018