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OPEN THREAD: Government Shutdown Approaches

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Politico reports: Washington is barreling toward a government shutdown at midnight Friday, with no apparent sign of a last-minute breakthrough and each party blaming the other for causing the crisis. Senate Democrats scheduled a caucus-wide meeting for 8:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Pence Aide Hits Back at Gay Olympian Adam Rippon

Mike Pence's spokeswoman says Rippon's claim that Pence supports "ex-gay" therapy "is totally false." But is it?

WNBA Player Layshia Clarendon Sues UC Berkeley Over Sexual Assault

The all-star guard with the Atlanta Dream said she was assualted by a long-term employee of the athletic department there.

Tom Petty’s Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Rolling Stone reports: After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The Hall of Fame musician...Show More Summary

Betty Who Broke Free & Found Empowerment In Rejection

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

The indie pop darling talks her new single "Ignore Me" and why albums are over.

British Queer Band Shopping Are Embracing Defiant Optimism

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“Imagine if all the stuff made by queer people and people of color was no longer here. The world would be rubbish.”

Neighbor To Plead Guilty Of Assaulting Rand Paul

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Washington Post reports: A neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in a November attack that left the nation’s best known libertarian with six broken ribs and briefly sidelined him during debate over the tax overhaul, according to court documents. Show More Summary

Trump Claims Progress On Averting Shutdown

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Hill reports: President Trump declared Friday he made progress toward averting a government shutdown after an “excellent” meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the White House. Schumer emerged from the meeting, however, singing a different tune. Show More Summary

Campus Pastor Who Officiated Gay Wedding Might Lose Job

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last April, a Chicago university pastor officiated the wedding of a gay staff member who considered her a close friend. On Friday, Rev. Judy Peterson faces a church disciplinary hearing, and might lose her job permanently. Peterson, the campus pastor… Read The post Campus Pastor Who Officiated Gay Wedding Might Lose Job appeared first on Towleroad.

Two Arrested In Murder Of Male Model Harry Uzoka

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

George Koh, who modeled for Louis Vuitton, and another man have been charged.

Trump Promised To Gift Porn Star Stormy Daniels With A Condo In Trump Tower Tampa (Which Never Got Built)

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Tampa Bay Times reports: In a 2011 interview with In Touch, five years before the payment but just published this week, Daniels talked about her interactions with Trump, which included a promise of a condo in Trump Tower Tampa. “I...Show More Summary

Religious Right Loves 'License to Discriminate' in Health Care

Religious conservatives such as (from left) Tony Perkins, Kristen Waggoner, and Mat Staver are praising new Health and Human Services moves.

Ricky Martin, Vladimir Putin Dip, Stormy Daniels, Govt Shutdown, GLAAD Media Awards, Beth Ditto: HOT LINKS

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

ANY OPPORTUNITY. Putin gets shirtless for another photo op. “During the week of Epiphany, believers claim that water blessed by a priest is holy and has healing properties. Perhaps yearning to be healed, the bear-riding man of legend...Show More Summary

TEXAS: Judge Interrupts Sex Trafficking Trial To Tell Jurors That God Told Him The Defendant Is Innocent

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Austin Statesman reports: A Comal County judge said God told him to intervene in jury deliberations to sway jurors to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of a Buda woman accused of trafficking a teen girl for sex. Judge Jack...Show More Summary

'One Mississippi' Receives GLAAD Nom One Day After Cancellation

The series helmed by lesbian comedian Tig Notaro had a mixed week.

Vice President Mike Pence strikes back at gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

"I I don’t think he has a real concept of reality," Rippon said recently. Now Pence has responded...

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