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  • Bernie Sanders And Joe Biden Both Just Got Some Good News (Old White Dudes 2, Young Progressives 0)

    02/17/2019 5:29:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve had some conflicting headlines this week when it comes to the 2020 Democratic nomination race. One of the more excitable notes from The Hill indicates that Kamala Harris has seen a “notable rise” in the polls since announcing her candidacy. That may be true, but the notable rise in question still only puts her at around 13%. In the meantime, two men who haven’t even decided if they want to run are still lapping the rest of the field. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are the most popular potential Democratic presidential candidates, but...
  • Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected

    02/16/2019 4:34:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | Today | Bolshevik Bill de Blasio
    Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected It could have answered the concerns of citizens. Instead it bolted. By Bill de Blasio Mr. de Blasio is mayor of New York City. Feb. 16, 2019 The first word I had that Amazon was about to scrap an agreement to bring 25,000 new jobs to New York City came an hour before it broke in the news on Thursday. The call was brief and there was little explanation for the companys reversal. Just days before, I had counseled a senior Amazon executive about how they could win over some of their critics....
  • Washington D.C. restaurant is fined $7,000 for demanding a transgender woman show her ID before...

    01/18/2019 10:46:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 19, 2019 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Washington D.C. restaurant is fined $7,000 for demanding a transgender woman show her ID before using the bathroom - then kicked her out after she refused A Washington DC Cuban restaurant has been fined $7,000 for demanding a transgender woman show ID before using the ladies' restroom. Workers at a restaurant called Cuba Libre in the capital asked Charlotte Clymer for identification in June 2018 when she tried to use a women's bathroom, then followed her inside and told her to leave. Writing in a Twitter thread that has gone viral, Charlotte explained how when she went to...
  • Gamblers Doubling Down on Transgender Miss Universe Contestant to Win Pageant

    12/04/2018 7:06:04 PM PST · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    The Blast ^ | 12/04/18 | Gary Trock
    Miss Universe is breaking new ground at this years pageant with the first transgender contestant to ever compete for the crown, and those betting on the competition are declaring her a heavy favorite. Angela Ponce won her qualifying rounds in Spain and will represent her country at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. Ponce, who hails from Seville, was the first transgender woman to be crowned Miss Universe Spain and is competing to promote gender diversity and equality. As the competition nears, online bookies are taking action, and Ponce has grown to become the clear favorite with...
  • For nonbinary patients, seeking health care can be a painful task

    11/29/2018 12:28:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 29, 2018 | By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker
    When 19-year-old Kam Brooks was admitted to a behavioral health care facility in Sanford, Florida, after having suicidal thoughts, a nurse following her usual procedure asked the teen to remove personal items, including a bra. Its a chest binder, not a bra, Brooks, who identifies as neither male nor female but as gender nonbinary, responded before changing into a long-sleeve shirt and gray sweatpants. During another interaction at the same facility, Aspire Health Partners, a nonprofit that caters to low-income patients, a counselor asked if Brooks was "male or female." This question, Brooks lamented, ignored the possibility that someone could...
  • Andrea Long Chus Fake Vagina

    11/26/2018 5:17:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 115 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11-24-2018 | Rod Dreher
    Sit down and read this essay in The New York Times by Andrea Long Chu. It is, inadvertently, an icon of our radically disordered culture. Here's how it starts: Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier. In fact, I don't expect it...
  • Hillary Clinton Honors Transgender People Who Were Killed In 2018 for Transgender Remembrance Day

    11/20/2018 1:18:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 20, 2018 | By Maria Perez
    Hillary Clinton listed the transgender people who were killed in 2018 to remember them for the 19th annual Transgender Remembrance Day. Clinton listed the 22 transgender people who were killed this year. Twenty of the transgender people killed were people of color, according to GLAAD. Other politicians like California Senator Kamala Harris and New York State Attorney General Leticia James also tweeted about Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday to honor those who were killed. "The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need...
  • Newly emboldened Democrats want healthcare protected - and Trump impeached: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    11/08/2018 10:48:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2018 | by Chris Kahn
    WASHINGTON - Democrats have a clear message for party leaders who will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll: Protect their healthcare and impeach President Donald Trump. The poll released on Thursday found that 43 percent of people who identified as Democrats want impeachment to be a top priority for Congress. That goal was second in priority only to healthcare. I want him out of office, said Aprille Evans-Wright, 73, a mobile home park manager in Reno, Nevada, who responded to the poll. He wont show us his tax returns....
  • Can There Really Be Two Moms? (NYT alert)

    10/27/2018 6:11:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | Stephanie Fairyington
    No, Mama Steph, go away. I want Mama Sabby to read to me! These words from my 3-year-old daughter, Marty, level me like the most withering insult. Lately, her extreme favoritism for my spouse, Sabrina, has reached new heights. She even gets mad if I peck Sabrina on the cheek or place my arm around her seat as she drives. I distinctly remember rebuffing my dads affections and interfering with his attempts to kiss or hug my mom when I was a kid. It makes me wonder: Am I the dad in this family? At one time, I might have...
  • De Blasio used tax money to push national agenda: emails

    10/20/2018 8:38:43 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    Mayor Bill de Blasio used taxpayer resources to push his national political agenda at one point even asking his staff to come up with a governmental excuse to justify a political trip to Washington, DC, emails show. In September 2015, Hizzoner was trying to build a coalition of labor and elected officials to support his Progressive Agenda spending many hours each week peddling his income inequality platform to potential officials.
  • From Brooklyn to Wichita, public libraries create LGBTQ-affirming spaces

    10/16/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Kevin Truong
    Drag queens reading childrens books and puppets talking about gender identity are examples of the unique programming libraries are using to foster acceptance. For Lindsay Amer, bringing a live performance of their popular childrens web series to the Brooklyn Public Library made perfect sense. I feel like libraries are kind of like the YouTube of the real world, Amer, who uses gender-neutral they/them pronouns, told NBC News. Theyre publicly accessible, they have all of this information thats kind of just stock piled there, and anyone can get into it and really dive deep. Amer is the creator and host of...
  • P.T. Barnum Had Nothing on the Democrats' Freak Show

    10/01/2018 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/18 | Joan Swirsky
    "California Senator Dianne Feinstein has done something even President Donald Trump could not do: Awaken the sleeping giant of the Republican electorate to defeat the Democrats in the 2018 midterms--she has mobilized a somnambulant Republican base an The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus that I attended in my youth showcased acts like the freak show in which people with all sorts of bizarre physical features would attract millions of morbidly curious wide-eyed visitors. But even Tom Thumb and the Siamese twins, the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy, and the head of Medusa that turned men into stone had...
  • In U.S., 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

    08/20/2018 8:32:02 AM PDT · by fwdude · 33 replies
    Gallup ^ | June 22, 2017 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states could not prohibit same-sex marriages, 10.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse. That is up from 7.9% in the months prior to the Supreme Court decision in 2015, but only marginally higher than the 9.6% measured in the first year after the ruling.
  • How Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Fighting Trumps White House on Transgender Rights

    08/07/2018 12:53:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | RAMIN SETOODEH
    I met with Paul Ryan, she says. Ive met with just about everybody. Publicly, they arent supportive of transgender rights. What do they say to her? Ive never had anybody not be nice to my face, says Jenner, who did not want to elaborate on conversations that were confidential. [cut] Jenner says Trump never reached out. (A source with knowledge of her thinking says Jenner would like to meet with the president after the midterm elections, but not in front of the press.) Hes not been doing a very good job, but its not over yet, she says. Jenner believes...
  • Democrats hold up photos of Mueller guilty pleas during Strozk hearing

    07/12/2018 8:51:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A group of Democrats, possibly legislative aides, on Thursday held up large photos of the five individuals who have pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Muellers Russia collusion probe during FBI agent Peter Strzoks testimony.
  • Caitlyn Jenner puts on an affectionate display with rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins during night

    07/08/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 111 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/8/18 | dailymailreporter
    Full title..................Caitlyn Jenner puts on an affectionate display with rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins during night out in Malibu.......................The duo, who are both transgender, have been reportedly dating since late last year. It has even been speculated they are engaged, and plan to marry. Caitlyn recently caught some slack from her friends and family after missing her son Brody's Bali wedding to Kaitylnn Carter.
  • The most creative signs and colorful costumes from the San Francisco Pride Parade

    06/24/2018 6:51:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2018 | Alix Martichoux
    Market Street transformed into a rainbow-colored celebration Sunday as 50,000 marchers and about twice as many spectators gathered for the 48th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco. Depending on where you were on the route, the gathering may have resembled a protest or a party. The dress code for the event: anything goes.
  • Caitlyn Jenner 'to marry transgender student 47 YEARS her junior'

    05/01/2018 7:34:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 92 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1 MAY 2018 | Vicki Newman
    Caitlyn Jenner has said time and time again that she's "just friends" with blonde bombshell Sophia Hutchins. But now, it's being reported that they're getting married! After their close friendship was described as a "mother and daughter" relationship, it's now said they've been dating in recent weeks. And things are getting serious very quickly - despite their 47-year age gap. If Caitlyn, 68, married 21-year-old transgender student Sophia, it would be her fourth marriage.
  • Transgender inmate sues prison over witchcraft rights

    04/27/2018 2:13:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 27, 2018 | by Associated Press
    A transgender inmate is suing a North Carolina prison, saying its blocking her from practicing witchcraft. The Charlotte Observer reports 40-year-old Jennifer Ann Jasmaine says in the lawsuit that chaplains at the all-male Lanesboro Correctional Institution have violated her constitutional rights by restricting when, where and how she can practice Wicca, the religion based on ancient pagan beliefs. Jasmaine also says Lanesboro refused to provide her with the foods Wiccans are supposed to eat. By contrast, Jasmaine said Christian inmates at Lanesboro are allowed to worship six times a week, while Native Americans can conduct their rituals three times weekly....
  • Friends, family, public flock to funeral of physicist Stephen Hawking

    03/31/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 03/31/18 | Reuters
    (Jane Hawking and her son Timothy arrive at Great St Marys Church, where the funeral of theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking is being held) Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as "an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos". Hawking, crippled since a young man by a degenerative disease, beat the odds stacked against him to became the most celebrated scientist of his era. His work ranged from the origins of the universe itself, through time travel and probing black holes in space. He achieved international...