American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen

Un-American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen

American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen Hollywood actor Ian McKellen said it is “un-American” of US President Donald Trump to not stand up in support of the LGBTQ community and he is sending out a wrong message as an important global public figure. The actor prides himself as an outspoken homosexual and activist.  Veteran actor Ian McKellen said it is “un-American” of US President Donald Trump to not stand up in support of the LGBTQ community and he is sending out a wrong message as an…

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Married gay Mormons try to stay LDS (part 1)

Married gay Mormons try to stay LDS (part 1)

Married gay Mormons try to stay LDS (part 1) What happens to Mormons who are gay and still have a strong testimony of LDS beliefs? Can they remain active in a church that claims to welcome them but whose policies have been—and continue to be—damaging? In this guest post, journalism MFA student Kristin Lowe follows a same-sex couple over the course of four months as they move from Hawaii to Washington and learn that “bishop roulette” is very real in the LDS Church. Because of length, I’m putting up the…

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Hollywood Movies Still Stereotype LGBT Characters, Depict ‘Gay Panic’ Scenes

Hollywood Movies Still Stereotype LGBT Characters, Depict ‘Gay Panic’ Scenes

Hollywood Movies Still Stereotype LGBT Characters, Depict ‘Gay Panic’ Scenes Hollywood : Media watchdog GLAAD says Hollywood continues to play on straight anxiety and cheap laughs when portraying gay people The few Hollywood films to represent LGBT characters in 2015 did so in damaging and dangerous ways, according to a new report released Monday by GLAAD. Only 17.5 percent of major movie releases were found inclusive by the media watchdog, and characters drawn in films like “Get Hard” and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” were labeled stereotypes that won laughs from “gay…

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She’s black, gay and soon you can call her ‘rabbi’

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She’s black, gay and soon you can call her ‘rabbi’ Rabbi : Sandra Lawson prays at the Bristol Jewish Center. Photo by Kim Weimer/Staff Photographer Bucks County Courier Times, courtesy of Sandra Lawson (RNS) Sandra Lawson, a former military police officer turned personal trainer, wasn’t religious about anything, except maybe fitness. She wasn’t looking to convert to Judaism or any other religion. And she certainly never aspired to be one of the first — if not the first — black, openly lesbian rabbi. But this spring Lawson finished her fourth year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical…

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Pope Benedict Claims There Was Once A ‘Gay Lobby’ At The Vatican

Pope Benedict Claims There Was Once A ‘Gay Lobby’

Pope Benedict Claims There Was Once A ‘Gay Lobby’ At The Vatican In an upcoming memoir about his pontificate, Benedict revealed that he broke up a ‘gay lobby’ that had tried to wield power at the Vatican. Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called “The Last Conversations,” is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own…

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