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Wed Jan 23 11:39:31 2019 GMT

Brad Pitt, ‘Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa, Spike Lee Gets Oscar Nod, and More: HOT LINKS

RELAX The day is almost over just look at Spidey. YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK  Ncuti Gatwa, who stars in Netflix’s hit show Sex Education, has said that it’s important to represent the experiences of the black, gay community because TV only offers a “narrow representation” of gay people. “It’s very important to see a black gay teen […]

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Health Officials In UK Warn of Drug Resistant Shigella Outbreak Among Gay Men

Shigella infections can be transmitted via sex and symptoms are often mistaken for food poisoning. The main symptom to be looking out for of this strain of multi-drug-resistant typically include diarrhea lasting for more than a week despite treatment with antibiotics. Although resistant to several antibiotics, the strain remains susceptible to others including chloramphenicol, ertapenem, […]

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Notorious ‘Conversion Therapist’ David Matheson is Now ‘Pursuing Life as a Gay Man’ Unapologetic About Harm He Did to Hundreds of Others

David Matheson, a protege of the late NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) therapist Joseph Nicolosi and the founder of the Mormon ‘ex-gay’ therapy group The Center for Gender Wholeness and the Journey Into Manhood ‘ex-gay’ retreat, has quit the “ex-gay” movement and is now dating men exclusively. He’s also unapologetic about […]

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LGBTQ World News Digest: 10 International Stories You Need to Know About

CHECHNYA. Activists with the Russian LGBT Network report that they have begun initiating evacuations of gay men fleeing a new wave of persecution in Chechnya. ‘The Russian LGBT Network activated evacuation of the survivors of a new wave of LGBT persecution in Chechnya. The victims of the new wave confirm the wide-scale character of persecution. […]

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Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

An estimated 17,000 Americans are on the waiting list for a liver transplant, and there’s a strong chance that many of them have alcohol-associated liver disease. ALD now edges out hepatitis C as the No. 1 reason for liver transplants in the United States, according to research published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine. One reason […]

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Covington Catholic School Allowed Students In Black Face At Pep Rallies: WATCH

The same Catholic High School, whose students are at the center of a media maelstrom, has allowed its students to don Black face at pep rallies for at least the last ten years, video footage from its YouTube channel showed according to the Daily Mail. The school shut down all its social media including its […]

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Black Gay Couples Face Highest Rate of Mortgage Discrimination: STUDY

Male gay couples, especially Black male gay couples, face the highest rate of mortgage discrimination, according to an analysis published in the University of Chicago Law Review. The conclusions were based on empirical data disclosed under federal housing law. The study is the first to demonstrate widespread discrimination across the United States based on perceived sexual […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells Colbert She Has ‘0’ ‘F***s to Give’ to Established Lawmakers Telling Her to Wait Her Turn: WATCH

Stephen Colbert welcomed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to The Late Show on Monday night. Colbert quizzed Ocasio-Cortez about her experience as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, her first weeks there, and her reputation as a media virtuoso. They shared a couple of pints of Ben & Jerry’s Colbert-flavored Americone Dream ice cream. And […]

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SCOTUS Orders Stay of Injunctions Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban, Allowing Policy to Take Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay of injunctions against Trump’s transgender military ban, allowing the ban to take effect as the case proceeds. It was a 5-4 decision. Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Breyer would have denied the stay. The Washington Post reports: ‘Trump surprised even his own military advisers in July 2017 […]

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The 2019 Oscar Nominations are Out: FULL LIST

The 2019 Oscar Nominations have been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations field with 10 each. A Star is Born received 8 nominations. Rami Malek picked up a Best Actor nomination for his role as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Melissa […]

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Donald Trump Jr. on Buzzfeed and Trump Tower Moscow: ‘The Media is Trying to Subvert This Democracy’ – WATCH

Donald Trump Jr. claimed to know nothing about the Trump Tower Moscow project in an astonishing interview with FOX News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday night in a statement which Axios notes “contradicts multiple facts that have already been made public about the Moscow project — mentioned publicly in a 2013 Trump tweet — which was […]

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‘Rent’ Takes the Stage, Plus Premieres from ‘Magicians,’ ‘Broad City’ and More TV This Week

Check out our weekly guide to TV this week, and make sure you’re catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won’t admit you watch when no one’s looking. Syfy’s queer-friendly series The Magicians returns for a fourth season Wednesday at 9 p.m. Following the return of magic to the realm in last season’s finale, […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe’s Fitness Routine, New ‘American Gods’ Trailer, and More: HOT LINKS

PHOTOSHOPPED President Trump posts altered images to Facebook and Instagram to make himself appear more fit, make his fingers longer. CAMERON COLE Gay UK Big Brother housemate says he gets “homophobic abuse on a daily basis.” “Somebody, somehow, got my number too. It’s a no-caller-ID and rings me every time I’m on an Instagram live. […]

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Brian Sims Responds To Facebook Ban After Being Called The F-Word and Sharing It: EXCLUSIVE

Towleroad caught up with gay Pennsylvania lawmaker Brian Sims after he made headlines for being banned from the social media platform after sharing a hateful message he had received. As many media outlets reported last week, Sims was banned from Facebookfor sharing a screenshot of a comment wherein a woman named Jill Freb said, “You get out […]

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Deciem Founder Found Dead At 40

Brandon Truaxe, the openly gay 40-year old founder of the hugely successful skin care company Deciem, has died according to an internal email said WWD. The email, from Deciem chief executive Nicola Kilner, said Truaxe passed over the weekend, and asked for Deciem’s operations to close for the day. A source with knowledge of the […]

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