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Boosie Badazz Denied Entry at Planet Fitness for Transphobic Comments About Dwyane Wade's Child
Rapper Boosie Badazz says he was “refused” entry at a Planet Fitness in Georgia over transphobic comments he made about Dwyane Wade‘s daughter Zaya.
Boosie, 37, spoke out about the incident on Instagram Thursday, sharing a video, which shows him pulling out of the gym’s parking lot.
“Do not go to Planet Fitness, they racist. They haters. They just put me out Planet Fitness for what I said about Dwyane Wade son,” Boosie explained. “And they said I said in a video one of they employees was faggot or some shit… They got roaches in that bitch.”
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Investigating the insidious rise of the gay incel
Much has been written about incels, mainly in the context of toxic masculinity, far-right radicalisation, and mental health. But very little has been written about the tiny proportion of gay men among them, and it’s worth asking: who are they?
This pattern was identified by Reddit user zanmato1109, who also happens to be a PhD candidate, and summarised in a mini-essay: The New Internalised Homophobia, or, Revenge of the Gay Incels.
“Repeated rejection leads some young men to concoct an unflattering, two-dimensional caricature of the group that spurned them, whether it’s women or gays” – @zanmato1109
Although he says he wouldn’t use the term ‘incel’ had he written it again today, the insightful post drew key parallels between the gay and straight men reframing their personal issues through the lens of a broader worldview. He tells me he noticed this happened often in the ‘gaybros’ community, which “started off with an internalised homophobia vibe” – “these posts complaining about the state of the gay community were written by guys who didn’t do well in the bar scene, and whose dates never turned into anything”. He found that their anger turned into a “moralising stance,” which frustrated him. “It was disheartening to read what were essentially homophobic, right-wing talking points repurposed as handful of disaffected gays’ wrongheaded coping mechanisms.”
In the same way that incel forums have become hotbeds of far-right ideology and misogyny, these gay incels often share similarly right-wing views and a hatred towards the potential partners rejecting them. “I don’t think we’re wrong to see some kind of parallel,” he continues. “In both cases, repeated rejection leads some young men to concoct an unflattering, two-dimensional caricature of the group that spurned them, whether it’s women or gays. In both cases, part of their attack is some kind of moralising about sexual promiscuity – particularly in online spaces.”
White leftist lectures black man for wearing 'Black Guns Matter' shirt at Bernie rally, calls his shirt 'racist' — and fight breaks out
In the clip, the white man lectured about the shirt and said "you're equating black guns to black people, black lives, that's exactly what you're doing. I hope those guns are as important to you as other people's lives."
When things get heated, the white man asks, "Why are you getting so angry? Because you know I'm right."
At one point, another person who sounds like a woman tells the white man that "we don't have the right to speak on black lives."
California high school basketball game ends in ‘racist’ chant: ‘Where’s your passport?’
A California high school basketball game ended with students from one school erupting into a chant of “Where’s your passport?” as the opposing team’s principal angrily confronts them.
The chant erupted at the conclusion of the contest between St. Joseph High School, a private school, and Righetti High, a public school located across the street in Santa Maria, according to the Santa Maria Times.
Supporters from Righetti High, the visiting team who lost 74-57, started the taunt in the final seconds of the game, according to video captured by the paper’s sports editor and posted to Twitter.
Three players on St. Joseph’s are from Puerto Rico — a US territory — and one is from France, the report said.
Four students were suspended after racist Snapchats. They're suing the district for violating free speech.
CHICAGO STUDENTS PROTEST AFTER TEACHER ALLEGEDLY TELLS HISPANIC GIRL TO 'GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY'
A school called police after a kindergartner with Down syndrome pointed a finger gun at her teacher.
AIRBNB RAP VIDEO SHOOT WITH UP TO 200 PEOPLE RESULTS IN MULTIPLE ARRESTS, MORE THAN 20 GUNS SEIZED
Four men were arrested in Chicago yesterday after allegedly resisting arrest as police tried to disperse an over-capacity video shoot for a rap song, authorities said.
The suspects were detained shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday. Officers from the Chicago Police Department responded to the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue after receiving reports about a party that was taking place inside an Airbnb rental, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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Police received a tip that over 150 people were gathered there and that dozens of them had been seen brandishing guns live on social media.
"Officers formulated a plan and made entry into the building where individuals streamed out of the building, pushing and fighting police, discarding weapons as they fled," police said in a release shared online.
"A systematic search of the building yielded a total of 24 handguns and one semi-automatic, short barrel rifle."
Tanzanian Official Banned From U.S. for Antigay Witch Hunt
A Tanzanian official has been barred from entry into the United States due to his attacks on the LGBTQ community.
Paul Christian Makonda, the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, launched a state-sanctioned witch hunt of gay people in 2018. In this campaign, Makonda urged all citizens to report "homosexual behavior" and created a surveillance team to track down gay people and arrest them.
Under a law dating from when Tanzania was a British colony, sexual acts between men carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. Even though antigay rhetoric has been abundant in Tanzania for some time, it has ramped up since the 2015 election of noted homophobe John Magufuli as president; he once said that even cows condemn gay sex.
Man Convicted of Hate Crime in Beating of Oregon Trans Woman
Three men brutally stabbed & kicked a gay couple while filming it
Florida legislators putting their LGBTQ bigotry into law. Don’t let them do it / Editorial
Gay-Haters Lob Venom at Shakira, Jennifer Lopez Halftime Show
The sexy and rather political halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira at Sunday’s Super Bowl, featuring revealing costumes, pole dancing, and a condemnation of Donald Trump’s immigration policies, is drawing both praise and criticism, with some of the leading critics coming from the religious right.
One of the most vocal is Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (and a reliably anti-LGBTQ voice). In a Facebook post, Graham dubbed the show “sexual exploitation” — even though he has forgiven Trump for his admitted exploitation of women — and he took its sponsor, Pepsi, and the NFL to task.
“I don’t expect the world to act like the church, but our country has had a sense of moral decency on prime time television in order to protect children,” Graham wrote. “We see that disappearing before our eyes. It was demonstrated tonight in the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show — with millions of children watching. This exhibition was Pepsi showing young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay. With the exploitation of women on the rise worldwide, instead of lowering the standard, we as a society should be raising it. I’m disappointed in Pepsi and the NFL.”
Pete Buttigieg has issues with people of color — on his own staff
In recent weeks, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has campaigned tirelessly to improve his polling with Black and Hispanic voters, as he tries to establish himself as the front runner in the Democratic primary.
Recordings, internal documents, and recollections of points in the campaign by current and former staff members of color described what it was like for them. Many of the people interviewed in the report spoke anonymously due to “nondisclosure agreements or fear of retribution.”
Reporter Reid J. Epstein writes that for Pete for America staff of color, “the workplace itself was a problem, and working for a candidate with so little support from Black and Hispanic voters had become demoralizing.”
At least one of the organized diversity and inclusion events became “emotional” because many employees “believed that senior Buttigieg officials didn’t listen to their concerns and ideas about the campaign.” Examples they include are Hispanic staffers being asked to translate to Spanish, even if they don’t speak the language, Black staffers trying to meet goals, and grievances related to diversity.
Sidewalk Preachers Say They Want to 'Take a Sword' to Gays
In a new video posted to YouTube, preachers from a religious sect have expressed a desire to put a sword to queer people.
Captured on the streets of Dalston in East London, the video was posted on a YouTube channel for The Church of Yahawashi. The organization is an extremist sect of Black Hebrew Israelites. In the video, the preachers say that their main channel was recently deactivated. They then went on to threaten LGBTQ+ people.
“There’s a lot of stupid people here,” the main preacher in the footage says, referring to Dalston. “Because we’ve just come out of the — I don’t know if it’s a pub or a slash restaurant. We had two faggots in there that we’ve had to keep eyes on because certain brothers, most of the brothers, no actually all of the brothers, we don’t like faggots.” Brothers surrounding him chime in with their agreement.
Trans woman left in tears after being slapped & spit on in “disgusting” subway attack
Gay man pepper sprayed for holding hands with a man in the subway
NC Pastor Charged With Over 100 Sex Crimes
A pastor in North Carolina has been charged with over 100 sex crimes involving three children, according to local authorities. Fifty-eight-year-old Rodney Luffman, pastor at Open Arms Outreach Ministries in Elkin, NC, was arrested at his home in Eastern Wilkes County last week, and has since been charged for a decades-long litany of sex offenses against minors that began around 20 years ago.
Time reports that Luffman is accused of abusing three victims, dating back to the late 1990s. At the time of the alleged crimes, the victims were between four and 15 years old. Det. Amanda Boyd with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that the department believes the crimes continued for around 16 years. Luffman currently remains in prison on $1 million bail, and it is unclear whether or not he is represented by council.
15 year sentence demanded for former coach in French child sexual abuse case
Commercial pilot charged after allegedly writing racist graffiti on bathroom wall
A commercial pilot has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly writing racist and pro-Trump graffiti at the Tallahassee, Florida, airport, court documents show.
Police charged James Ellis Dees, now a former Endeavor Air employee, with nine counts of criminal mischief after he admitted he wrote such slurs as "#MAGA =NO N**S =NO SP**S" -- derogatory terms toward African Americans and Hispanics -- multiple times, according to court documents. The graffiti was found mainly in airport bathrooms and the parking lot elevator.
Airport police approached Dees and asked about the graffiti earlier this month. When police told him he was identified as the writer after a camera was installed in the parking lot elevator where the graffiti was discovered, the court document said, Dees admitted to writing some of it.
Prominent Christian activist says “the Nazi Party started in a gay bar”
A prominent Christian conservative is now claiming that the Nazi Party was founded and staffed by gay people.
“Let’s not forget that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar,” said radio host Bryan Fischer earlier this week on his show Focal Point. “The Nazi Party started in a gay bar in Munich, Germany.”
The Supreme Court will hear 2 major cases about when religious schools can ignore civil rights laws
The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it would hear a pair of cases concerning the “ministerial exemption” to employment discrimination laws. Broadly speaking, the “ministerial exemption” provides that religious “ministers” are not protected by civil rights laws in their workplace — so a church could, for example, fire its preacher because the preacher is black.
Iowa woman drove over teen because she was Latina, police say
A woman from Des Moines, Iowa, has been charged with attempted murder after telling authorities that she drove over a teenager because the girl was Hispanic, according to court records.
Indiana School Board Member Says 'Cry Me a River' Over Trans Suicides
Activists in Evansville, Ind., caught a school board member on video appearing to dismiss their concerns about safety for LGBTQ kids.
This week, ten members of the Tri-State Alliance — a social service and educational organization serving LGBTQ communities in southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and western Kentucky — attended a board meeting of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corporation to ask for greater protections for queer students.
After the meeting, the activists confronted school board members, according to posts on the group’s Facebook page.
The Tri-State Alliance says board member Ann Ennis claimed there was no support on the board for addressing suicide concerns among trans students.
On a video posted to the group’s Facebook page, Tri-State Alliance President Wally Paynter can be heard calling Ennis transphobic.
Trans Woman Sues Pharmacy for Revealing Her HIV Status
Utah school fires substitute teacher who told 5th-graders 'homosexuality is wrong'