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Straight Oklahoma Ally Creates Anti-Bigot Pride Truck, Ends Homophobia
A straight man in Oklahoma became a viral queer ally after decorating his truck in honor of Pride month. Cody Barlow used colored duct tape to create a rainbow flag on the back of his truck, writing on Facebook that he’d “found a way to show my support for pride month” with the flag and using mailbox letters to write a message: “Not all country boys are bigots. Happy Pride month.”
“This is important to me, not only because I have family and friends that are LGBTQ+, but also because countless people have dealt with hatred and judgement simply for who they are, and/or who they love, for far too long,” wrote Barlow. “Obviously doing this isn’t going to change the minds of those who are intolerant, but hopefully it can help drown out the hatred with love.”
Vandals Target Gay High School Student’s Home with ‘Kill Yourself’ Graffiti, Forks, and Suicide Hotline ‘For-Sale’ Sign:
1 in 3 LGBTQ+ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide in the Past Year
White supremacist appears to urinate on an Israeli flag as nationalist group interrupts LGBT celebration in Detroit by tearing apart Pride flags and giving Nazi salutes
Gay man, 28, robbed, shot, and murdered in Atlanta, Georgia
HALSEY GIVES EMPOWERING SPEECH IN LONDON AFTER HOMOPHOBIC BUS ATTACK
Activists Call for Resignation of Mayor Who Posted About Killing Gays
Theater cancels shows after actors targeted in homophobic assault
Mom who won marriage equality now in a fight against 'religious freedom'
Texas school district donates cash from antigay church to local Pride festival
Journalist intervenes after man harasses teen girl on flight
A female plane passenger has revealed how she intervened when she overheard an adult man asking a teenage girl for a “dirty” photo on a flight.
Canadian reporter Joanna Chiu heard the man, in his 30s, talking suggestively to the teen on a trip from Toronto to Vancouver.
While trying to get to sleep, Chiu overheard the male passenger telling the young girl he wanted to “take her out to eat.”
The journalist was forced to “rage whisper” her disgust at the man when he asked to the teenager for a “dirty” photograph.
Woman Gives Suspect Black Eye While Fighting Him Off During Alleged Sexual Assault Attempt
A teen who allegedly tried to physically and sexually assault a woman on St. Patrick’s Day got a prominent shiner after the woman fought back.
The woman was standing outside El Reventon Sports Bar & Club in Deerfield Beach, Florida when she was approached by 18-year-old Henrry Gonzalez-Thomas, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel. He allegedly solicited her for sex.
“The victim repeatedly told the defendant that she was not a prostitute and attempted to walk around the defendant to approach the nightclub,” a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report states, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Christina Ricci says ‘it’s child abuse’ to make your kid famous
Hollywood movies and fashion runways are teeming with celebrity spawn, but Christina Ricci swears her 4-year-old son, Freddie, won’t join the club.
“I feel it’s child abuse to make your child famous,” the 38-year-old actress and producer told The Post at the Christian Siriano show during New York Fashion week. “Once he’s an adult, and he studies, and he understands that it’s an art form, then he can pursue an acting career if he’d like.”
Evangelical woman tells church to go fuck themselves after they insist she disown her queer daughter
After spending 20 years as a member of an Evangelical church, Susan Cottrell was absolutely convinced that “being gay was somehow wrong.” That is, until her own daughter came out as bisexual.
In a powerful new TED talk, the mother of five says her perspective completely changed the moment her 20 year-old-daughter, Annie, called from college to say: “Mom, I’ve got something to tell you. I’m attracted to girls. I think I’m bisexual. I prayed about it, Mom. I resisted, but it won’t go away.”
Cottrell’s immediate response: “Don’t give in. We’ll support you. How can I help?”
Up until then, Cottrell regularly attended a Bible study class where she and her peers were constantly told “homosexuality is a sin and we can’t accept it.”
Now, she had a choice to make.
This RuPaul’s Drag Race queen broke her hand punching a Nazi
Drag queen Morgan McMichaels posted on social media that she broke her hand while punching a Nazi.
In a post on Instagram, Morgan wrote that she was at a store when a man who said he was a Nazi approached her.
Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration
Since Taylor Swift flexed her star power Sunday with an Instagram post that encouraged her 112 million followers to register to vote, Vote.org has experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations nationwide.
"We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post," said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org.
For context, 190,178 new voters were registered nationwide in the entire month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August.
Using her power for good. 11-Oct-2018
This smart mom got the man who raped her teenage son to confess before he went to jail
The mother of a 16-year-old gay teen in Florida was able to get the man who raped her son to confess.
According to an Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim was found unconscious on his doorstep on September 11. He was bruised on his back and bleeding, and the report said that he was “out of it.”
Woman bit alleged rapist’s genitals to thwart dating app attack: cops
A Louisiana woman reportedly bit her alleged rapist’s genitals, wrestled a knife from him and survived the attack, according to police.
John Patton, 54, is accused of sexually assaulting the woman at his house in Westwego after the pair met through a dating app, according to news station WDSU.
Mom Fights Back After Nurse Body Shames Her 13-Year-Old Daughter: 'She Is Ignorant'
Julie Venn is teaching her daughters that “strong is beautiful, and weight means nothing” — so she was frustrated when a nurse body shamed her 13-year-old during her yearly checkup.
The personal trainer and mom of two went into the appointment excited to see how much her younger daughter, Riley, had grown in the past year.
“The coach in me has loved seeing her strength and size finally come along and the mom in me has loved watching this beautiful young girl begin to become a young woman,” Venn, 48, wrote in a Facebook post.
But when the nurse practitioner came into the room, Venn said that she immediately started questioning Riley — who plays softball and basketball — about her diet, exercise, sleep habits and school, before asking, “Tell me Riley, how can you explain all of this weight you’ve gained?”
Luke Skywalker praises bullied Desert Hot Springs boy who didn't fall to the Dark Side
The most powerful Jedi knight in the galaxy praised a Desert Hot Springs boy who said he wouldn't fight back against bullies because "it's not the Jedi way."
In a tweet, Mark Hamill — also known as Luke Skywalker from the "Star Wars" films — gave a shout out to Aiden Vazquez, the Two Bunch Palms Elementary School student at the center of a bullying controversy.
"I'm so proud of you for showing that you can be a Jedi in real life," Hamill tweeted Wednesday.
Aiden, 10, suffered a swollen eye and a gash on his brow during an altercation Monday. He didn't hit back because it's not what a Jedi would have done, his mother, Lizette Casanova, said in a Facebook post. “Aiden wants me to let everyone know he’s doing fine all stitched up and numb. ... He said he felt it in his soul not to hit the kid back. ... ITS NOT THE JEDI WAY!!”