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Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from a burning building by his mother before she died in the fire
A former Marine and college wide receiver was able to catch a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building by his mother, dramatic cellphone footage shows.
Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot after hearing calls for help and was able to save Jameson Long from the flames on the third floor balcony.
He told ABC it was all 'instinct', adding: 'There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it.'
'It Is Painful, But It Is Right': Father Ordered Son To Turn Himself In After Discovering Rape Confession
A father in the United Kingdom who ordered his son to turn himself in after learning he admitted to raping a girl said he has no regrets after the teenager was sentenced to register as a sex offender.
"I would do the same thing again. I would have to because that is my moral standing on it. It is painful, but it is right," Jonathan Evans, 47, said of telling his 18-year-old son Jack to turn himself in to police, according to British outlet The Mirror.
The attack took place in January 2019 in Pontypool, Wales, but the victim never reported the rape to police. Jack Evans' parents learned about the attack after he sent an apology to the victim two months later via text, according to the BBC.
13-Year-Old Boy Who Made Bow Ties to Help Animals Get Adopted Is Now Making Masks for Coronavirus
Darius Brown has been using his sewing talents to help animals get adopted, but now the 13-year-old is relying on those skills to help humans fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Darius — who is best known for his organization Beaux and Paws, where he dresses shelter animals up in homemade bow ties so they shine while seeking adoption — has recently shifted his production from the pet accessory to masks for health care workers.
Teenager in lockdown spends his time 3D printing protective shields for health workers
Tyler Perry Leaves Massive $21,000 Tip For Atlanta Restaurant Employees
Celebrities keep saying, ‘We’re all in this together.’ But Lady Gaga isn’t so sure
Ex-NFL safety Myron Rolle now on front lines of coronavirus pandemic: 'I’m happy to be able to join the fight'
Student: My mom is the only one in our Trump-loving family who supports me as gay
LGBT+ people are increasingly celebrating their allies but some may only have one ally in their family.
That’s the story one gay student has shared on Reddit earlier today and it’s generating a lot of love for his mom.
‘Anxiouscharlie’ posted this message along with the cute photo of him and his mom:
‘My mom and I. I come from a Trump-loving conservative “Christian” family.
‘She is the only who supports me as gay. She’s as big of a Bernie fan as I am, followed me to CA, encourages me to date boys, and is moving to Mexico City with me after college.
Just A Bunch Of Awesome Parents Supporting Their Kids During Pride
People in the LGBTQ community don’t always have the support of their families. But there are many parents who embrace their LGBTQ kids.
During Pride Month, countless parents attended parades and other celebrations with their LGBTQ children or participated in their honor. Here are some uplifting photos of supportive parents at Pride events around the world...
LGBTQ+ Athletes Star in Powerful New Nike Film for Pride Month
Nike returns with a short film featuring several larger-than-life LGBTQ+ athletes for its BeTrue campaign during Pride month.
The film is a call to encourage athletes who dare to compete, whether or not they are on a level playing field with the other athletes in their sport. Professional athletes like WNBA star Sue Bird probably know a thing or two about the ways women are treated on and off the court, versus their male counterparts.
“For female athletes in a league that’s trying to grow in the U.S., the ‘rules’ we’re following are geared toward men,” Bird of the Seattle Storm, told Out on Wednesday. “So that might be the WNBA versus the NBA, and some of the ways they view us, or the standards they want to have. Things have always been done a certain way, and it’s never been thoughtful for different groups of people, so how can you succeed in that world?”
Gay Son Takes His Proud Dad to L.A. Pride
NYC park steps to become city’s largest Pride flag
Does Federal Law Protect LGBTQ People? This Poll Reveals A Serious Misconception
According to a new survey, almost half of all Americans wrongly believe that federal law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday, 45% of respondents incorrectly claimed that federal anti-discrimination protections apply to LGBTQ Americans, when in fact, no such protections exist due to longstanding opposition from conservatives.
“When you talk to people across the country, regardless of where they stand on LGBTQ equality, so many don’t know that in 30 states LGBTQ people are still at are risk of being fired solely because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Charlotte Clymer, the Human Rights Campaign's press secretary for rapid response, told Reuters. “These things are flying under the radar for most Americans.”
BEING GAY IS LINKED TO THESE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS, SCIENTISTS SAY
Years and Years star Dino Fetscher on the “vital importance” of LGBTQ representation
This Dad Gave Out Hundreds of Hugs at the Pittsburgh Pride Parade, and the Photos Are So Emotional
Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think
Christian hate-preachers plan anti-LGBTI conference during Orlando Pride
Boys can wear skirts, girls can wear pants for school uniforms in Mexico City
‘We are announcing something very simple but for us very transcendent. I think the times have passed in which girls have to wear a skirt and boys have to wear pants,’ Sheinbaum said.
‘Boys can wear skirts if they want and girls can wear trousers if they want.’
According to her comments, the new policy will come into effect immediately. It does away with the old policy stating ‘just as the skirt is the basic garment of a girl’s daily school uniform, so trousers are for boys’.
Sheinbaum, who is a member of the left-wing political Morena party, described the policy as ‘a condition of equality, of equity’.
Education Minister Esteban Moctezuma supported Sheinbaum’s decision. He also suggested other states in the North American country may soon follow suit.
Gay Star News
Anime Did Not Make My Son Gay
No, anime did not make my son gay. He’s bisexual, anyway. Anime didn’t “do” that to him either. I won’t link to certain places online that contain ludicrous opinions about how children can be “made” gay (or on the spectrum of LGBTQ) because of the friends they choose, the toys they play with, or the entertainment they enjoy. I won’t give those ignorant people more traffic. My son watched lots of shows, including anime. He is bisexual. My daughter watched lots of shows, including anime. She is straight. A study of n=2, but if you want to get into the latest science of why homosexuality is a natural expression of humanity, check out this article based on a TED talk by James O’Keefe. Back to anime.
When my children were young, I returned to college and befriended a group of geeks who introduced me to anime and manga. I distinctly remember seeing manga once in high school on Long Island in the ’90s: A Chinese exchange student brought in an oddly thick and small comic book. When I asked him about it, he explained that in Asia comics were books called “manga” and, even though cartoons were mostly for children in America, that wasn’t the case in Asia, where manga and “anime” were created for all age groups. I remember the cover looking a bit racy and he bashfully explained that this particular manga was definitely not for kids.
My child is friends with a trans kid, has a gay teacher and he doesn’t bat an eyelid. What’s wrong with the Parkfield parents?
I recently used these precious column inches to support Parkfield Community School, whose “No Outsiders” programme teaching understanding of LGBT+ people and relationships had been met with protests from religious parents. Mystifyingly, my 800-word decree did not undo centuries of heteronormative prejudice and preconceptions, so here I am again, unwilling to let this go.
If anything, the protests have intensified, with 80 per cent of Parkfield’s pupils having been taken out of school by parents who are mostly from Pakistani Muslim backgrounds. Quite understandably, many people have been concerned about an “open season” being declared on a group who, even in mainstream outlets, are so often subjected to liberal doses of Islamophobic vilification and dehumanisation. I hope it will be clear that I would be every bit as robust in sticking up for Muslim folk whose way of life was being prejudged or invalidated as I am about to be for LGBT+ people.
Parents have accused the school of “promoting homosexuality”. This presents a rather skewed understanding of what the Department for Education’s relationships and sex education programmes entail, as though primary school teachers are going to act out erotic encounters between Action Man figures, rather than simply open up a conversation to allow the children to see that there is nothing to fear from people who are different.
Dad dies after he defended daughter from boyfriend: cops
Police say a Texas dad died after he was assaulted while protecting his daughter from her boyfriend.
Eric Garica of Austin died Thursday following a violent confrontation with his daughter’s 24-year-old boyfriend, Jamie Apodaca, after asking him to leave the family’s home, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
The fight reportedly started Saturday night when Apodaca accused Garica’s daughter of cheating on him and called her derogatory names.
These students have developed technology to protect their high schools during a shooting
In the era of mass shootings, some high school teens are taking their safety into their own hands.
Two groups of high school students have been recognized in a nationwide contest for developing contraptions that would increase safety during a school shooting.
A team from Owensville High School in Owensville, Missouri, designed a simple auxiliary steel lock that would add an extra layer of protection to classroom doors.
And students from Richland Two Institute of Innovation in Columbia, South Carolina, devised an electromagnetic system that remotely locks doors and covers windows to seal off classrooms from threats.
TO PREVENT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, TEXAS LEGISLATORS WANT TO FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH
NO GUNS FOR TEACHERS, AMERICAN EDUCATORS SAY, DEMAND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES INSTEAD
Sally Field and Gay Son Sam Greisman Come Out for Equality Act
Multiple Academy Award and Emmy winner Sally Field has been a fierce advocate for LGBTQ rights, especially since she spoke publicly about her gay son Sam Greisman at a Human Rights Campaign event in 2012. Now she and Greisman appearing in a video together extolling the virtues of the Equality Act and just why the country needs it.
In a video for HRC, Field and Greisman chat back and forth via a video call about his being gay and how the Equality Act could impact so many American lives if Congress were to pass it.
The legislation, introduced in Congress earlier this month, would amend federal law to provide a wide range of protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It would ban discrimination not only in employment but in housing, credit, public accommodations, education, federal financial assistance, and federal jury service.
Man Beat Up Teen Who Was Allegedly Molesting 5-Year-Old as Community Rallies to Fund Legal Defense
Strangers have donated more than $30,000 to cover legal expenses for a 20-year-old Ohio man following his arrest last week on accusations he assaulted a 17-year-old he allegedly caught molesting a 5-year-old.
Richard Adams is out on bond following his arrest Thursday on a single count of felonious assault.
A statement from the Eastlake Police Department confirms the allegations against Adams, who is accused of beating the teen after allegedly walking in on him sexually assaulting the little boy.
According to local reports, Adams has acknowledged attacking the teen.