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DETROIT (Reuters) - Progressive allies Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren headline the first night of the second Democratic presidential debates on Tuesday, with eight other contenders aiming for a breakout performance that could propel them into the top tier of the White House race. The first of two debates on back-to-back nights will give Warren and Sanders, old friends who have been battling for second place in opinion polls behind front-runner Joe Biden, a chance to draw some contrasts...

(Brasília – DF, 11/07/2019) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro talks with press after the holiday Solemnity. / Image via Carolina Antunes/PR (CC) Brazil’s president is terrorizing another public LGBTQ figure. Jair Bolsonaro is known for being an enemy to LGBTQ people. He has caused LGBTQ figures to leave the country in fear for their lives, expressed his hatred of gay tourism, and his plans to erase LGBTQ identities and existence in textbooks. Now, he has a gay reporter in his sights after...

Jared O’Mara is a member of British Parliament who was first elected in 2017. But it looks as though his political career is being cut short after he fell in love with a staffer who didn’t reciprocate his feelings. Jennifer Barnes says O’Mara repeatedly sent her creepy texts while she was under his employ, including several in which he proclaimed his undying love for her. The 20-year-old said she finally quit her job two weeks ago after she received a 17-paragraph...

DETROIT (Reuters) - Joe Biden says he is done being polite when it comes to defending his decades-long record on race. But when the former vice president is flanked on the debate stage Wednesday night by U.S. Senators Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, who in recent weeks have called into question Biden’s commitment to racial justice, how he responds to their criticism will matter. The sparring between the front-runner and his two black rivals...

This week, 20-year-old pageant queen/Trump supporter Kathy Zhu was stripped of her Miss Michigan title after a series of vile tweets she wrote in 2017 and 2018 resurfaced. In response, Zhu hit the media circuit, where she claimed “coming out as conservative is harder than coming out as gay.” Some of Zhu’s tweets included calling Adolf Hitler “very smart and a good public speaker,” attacking women who wear hijabs, and sharing bogus statistics suggesting Black people have lower IQs. Oh, and...

The Trump Administration is citing HIV status as a reason to separate families at the border, according to Brian Hastings, chief of Customs & Border Patrol. Hastings made the remarks during a House Judiciary hearing on Thursday, July 25. During the hearing, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) asked Hastings point-blank if HIV status qualified as a reason to separate parents from children. “It is because it’s a communicable disease under the guidance,” Hastings said. When Raskin pressed Hastings about HIV not being...

After a gay male couple brought their adopted children to a Moscow hospital for appendicitis, Russian authorities hunted the couple down and took their kids away because of the country’s law forbidding the exposure of minors to “gay propaganda.” So much for Putin’s assertion that Russia has “no problem with LGBT persons.” Doctors contacted the Investigative Committee of Russia, and The Committee sued the adoption agency for “negligently” giving the kids to the couple back in 2010. Then, as Gay Star...

“It seems like maybe that’s a sensible law. As you know, I’ve been very rebel all my life. Still am. And I have to tell you, I’m shocked by some of the behaviors and the thinking of the new generation. It takes so much for granted. And so much of the argument, so much of the thinking, so much of the newspaper, television commentaries about gender, people identify themselves, and social media, this and that, I’m male, I’m female,...

John Waters/Trump – Pink Flamingos – Promo Anyone who knows the movies of legendary John Waters knows that he is passionate about his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Waters is among the city’s most famous native sons with a decade’s long career that spawned vast cult classic cult films. Polyester and Hairspray (starring the otherworldly, Divine) are among his masterpieces as well Cry Baby, Serial Mom, and more. A common thread in nearly every John Waters film is that they are often...

Well, this is awkward. Earlier this week, Tennessee state Rep. Bill Sanderson announced his immediate resignation from office amid allegations he’s been maintaining a secret Grindr profile. The political blog The Dog and Pony Show accused the 59-year-old lawmaker of soliciting sex with men, some of whom were up to 40 years younger than him, throughout his tenure in office. That wouldn’t be such a big deal except for the fact that, while he was doing so, he also supported nearly ever anti-LGBT...

Earlier this week, Mike Pence hosted a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association at the gay-owned Caribou Club in Aspen, Colorado. Entry to the event was $35,000 per couple and, in the end, the fundraiser pulled in a total of $700,000. Now, the local sheriff’s department says Pence and his team have stiffed them on the $24,000 security bill. “We had a SWAT team from Garfield County here that I want to see get reimbursed,” Sheriff Joe DiSalvo says. “We had...

Ricardo RossellóOut pop star Ricky Martin took to Instagram Thursday to celebrate the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló. “Puerto Rico we did it,” Martin said in the post. “And we did it in peace. With no guns, like Gandhi. We demanded respect and we were heard.” He also added, “WE’VE RESCUED OUR ISLAND.  And now, go out to the streets. GO AND CELEBRATE but please DO NOT DROP THE BALL. EYES WIDE OPEN FROM NOW ON.” Rosselló’s resignation came...

The 16-year-old Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg is to address the French parliament on Tuesday afternoon but she is likely to get a frosty reaction from a group of right-wing MPs. On Saturday, Guillaume Larrivé, presidential candidate of Les Républicains, called on his colleagues to "boycott" Thunberg’s speech at the National Assembly. “We don't need apocalyptic gurus to fight climate change intelligently, we need scientific progress and political courage.” Republican Julien Aubert also announced that he would not show up to “applaud the...

City officials in Modesto, California say they are considering granting a permit for a “Straight Pride” event scheduled for next month. Organizer Don Grundmann from the National Straight Pride Coalition tells his local news station that the event is his group’s “cultural answer” to “anyone that supports the LGBTQ lifestyle.” “Essentially it boils down to two religious views of the world,” Grundmann says. “One is Christianity, which is represented by heterosexuality, a culture of life, and its opponent is the LGBT...

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