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Brian Sims Is Running for Congress

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

Brian Sims, the first openly gay politician elected to the Pennsylvania State legislature, has announced that he's running for Congress in the state's 2nd District against 11-term Democratic incumbent Chaka Fattah. He's joining two other...Show More Summary

Rep. Brian Sims Launches Congressional Run And, In Turn, Becomes Even Sexier

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Rep. Brian Sims has announced he will run for Congress. Sims, who just turned 37, became the first openly gay person elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2012. He currently represents Philadelphia’s City Center, a diverse district in the heart of the city with a booming LGBTQ presence. Related: PHOTOS: Rep. Brian Sims Is 37 Today. Here’s […]

Gay Man Who Met With Pope Francis Says The Kim Davis Meeting Was A “Set-Up”

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Yayo Grassi, the openly gay former student of Pope Francis', weights in on Pope's meeting with Kim Davis.

Watch a video of Pope Francis meeting with a same-sex couple

Pope Francis held a private meeting with an openly gay couple during his visit to the United States last week and embraced both men.  The meeting was first reported by CNN's Daniel Burke, who said one of the men, Yayo Grassi, took a high school class that was taught by Pope Francis in Argentina from 1964-1965. Show More Summary

Before Meeting Kim Davis, Pope Met With A Longtime Gay Friend In Washington

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Pope Francis privately met with a gay couple last week while visiting Washington, D.C., according to several news reports Friday. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine-American caterer who lives in the Washington area and is a formerShow More Summary

Pope Francis met with openly gay couple — and unlike Kim Davis, who ambushed him, he did so intentionally

Yayo Grassi and his partner, Iwan, were the "former student and his family" from the papal statement on Davis

Report: The Pope Also Met With A Same-Sex Couple While In Washington

The openly gay man was a former student of Francis', and has been with his partner for 19 years. The post Report: The Pope Also Met With A Same-Sex Couple While In Washington appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pope Francis Met with Gay Couple During Tour of U.S.

This afternoon, CNN reported that Pope Francis met with longtime friend, Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, and his partner Iwan at the Vatican Embassy in the U.S. on September 23.

Pope Francis Met Privately with Gay Couple During U.S. Visit: VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pope Francis had a private meeting with a gay couple of 19-years during his visit to the U.S., CNN reports: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan, as well several other friends to the Vatican Embassy on September 23 for a brief vi… The post Pope Francis Met Privately with Gay Couple During U.S. Visit: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

New York St. Patrick's Day Parade Will Welcome A Second Gay Group

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade will allow a second openly gay group to participate in next year's march on Fifth Avenue, officials said on Tuesday, after ending the long-standing ban on LGBT groups last spring. Show More Summary

Mo Rocca Talks To A Nun About Cain And Abel

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Openly gay comedian Mo Rocca opened for the Pope's mass in New York City and then drove a nun around to discuss the story of Cain and Abel.

Ban Ki-moon: Leading By Example

In our recent blog Making History at the U.N., we told the story of openly gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who recently made history when he addressed the first ever meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning the human rights of LGBT refugees. Show More Summary

Iraq's Queer Community to Receive Support & Protection From New Organization, IraQueer

last weekLGBT / Gay :

As the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has grown in size and power, harrowing accounts and evidence of the persecution of gay people have flooded the public sphere. Last month, openly gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas joined Samantha Power, the U.S. Show More Summary

Matt Damon Addresses Controversy Over Discussing Openly Gay Actors in Hollywood

Matt Damon poses for a photo with Ellen DeGeneres while making an appearance on her show on Tuesday (September 29). On the show, the 44-year-old The Martian actor addressed the controversy from The Guardian interview where he was discussed openly gay actors in Hollywood. “Yeah it was just in an interview with The Guardian that [...]

Matt Damon Under Fire for Implying Gay Actors Should Stay in The Closet

Matt Damon is in trouble once again for his comments, this time about sexuality and actors being openly gay in Hollywood. In an interview with the Guardian, Damon seemed to suggest that gay actors are simply better off to stay in the closet after being asked if he thinks its harder for actors to be... Read More > Other Links From Matt Damon

Matt Damon says it ‘must be really hard’ to be a gay actor

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Leading Hollywood actor Matt Damon believes it's probably even more difficult to make it in the movie business if you're openly gay.

Matt Damon Makes Clueless Comments About Being Openly Gay in Hollywood; Should Really Stop Talking

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Perhaps Matt Damon should take his own advice and just stop talking, because it seems like the more we get to know him, the more ignorant he seems, despite his Harvard education.

Why You Need To Watch “Smash” Again

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Openly gay producer Joshua Safran says people should go back and watch "Smash" again.

Mo Rocca's Starring Role In Pope's Mass Thrills LGBT Advocates

Mo Rocca, an openly gay TV reporter and comic, played a starring role in Pope Francis’ Mass in New York City's Madison Square Garden Friday night, delighting LGBT rights advocates long critical of the Catholic Church's opposition toShow More Summary

HRC Remembers Rev. John McNeill

Today we honor the legacy of Rev. John McNeill, an openly gay Roman Catholic priest and LGBT activist who worked to push the Church to welcome gay and lesbian congregants.

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