Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Sunday... Time To Worship

Log Cabin Republicans refuse to endorse Donald Trump but are still willing to work with him.

Presidential nominee Donald Trump does not have the support of the Log Cabin Republicans. The LGBT political group made its announcement today (22 October).
‘Mr. Trump is perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party,’ the organization said in a statement. ‘His unprecedented overtures to the “LGBTQ community”—a first for any major-party candidate in our nation’s history—are worthy of praise, and should serve as a clarion call to the GOP that the days of needing to toe an anti-LGBT line are now a thing of the past.’
However, LCR is concerned about the people the GOP leader has at his side.
‘As Mr. Trump spoke positively about the LGBT community in the United States, he concurrently surrounded himself with senior advisers with a record of opposing LGBT equality, and committed himself to supporting legislation such as the so-called “First Amendment Defense Act” that Log Cabin Republicans opposes.’
While not mentioned in the statement, Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has a history of standing for anti-gay equality measures. Last year, the Indiana governor signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. It allows businesses, and individuals, in the state to deny services to LGBT people.
In 2000, when running for a seat in the House of Representatives, Pence argued funds from the Ryan White HIV and AIDS Program should be redirected to ‘gay cure’ organizations.
Last month the businessman/reality star named Rick Santorum as an adviser. The former Pennsylvania senator’s entire political career is based on an anti-LGBT agenda. In 2003, he argued consensual sex that was not heterosexual could lead to a legal ruling allowing ‘man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.’
He’s railed against Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 US Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.
The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)  is intended to prevent federal government action against individuals and businesses that oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds. The bill would also allow businesses to withhold benefits from LGBT employees; allow companies to deny time off to an employee to care for a same-sex spouse; and permit housing discrimination against same-sex couples.
If Trump wins the White House, LCR promises ‘to work with his administration to ensure the advances in LGBT freedom we have fought for and secured will continue. Until and unless that happens, our trust would be misplaced.’
From now until Election Day, 8 November, the group promises to help the party hold majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate.

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Third Debate

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Working Men

Amy Schumer post Tampa Trump response at MSG NYC

Why I Fucking Love The British Soap Emmerdale

Emmerdale's Robert Comes Out As Bisexual To His Gay Boyfriend:

Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden – known to fans as Robron – had a heart-to-heart on TV’s Emmerdale this week in which Robert (Ryan Hawley) opened up about being bisexual.
Viewers are aware that Robert has had relationships with men and women.
But many might have assumed, wrongly, that he’s simply a gay man trying to fight his same-sex attractions.
He tells Aaron (Danny Miller) that this doesn’t make him twice as likely to be unfaithful.
‘I’m bisexual, okay. I like both,’ he says. ‘It doesn’t mean I’m gonna cheat!’
After enough drama to fill several lifetimes, break-ups and twists and turns, the pair finally seems to have found their way.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Overflow From The Basket Of Deplorables

In a photo shared online, a stick figure is shown colored as the confederate flag and beating up an LGBT stick figure. The text underneath it reads: ‘Trump 2016.’
This seems to reference debates earlier this year on whether it should be legal to show support and pride in the confederate flag, with its ties to racism and slavery, and the large number of Americans still opposed to equal rights for LGBTI people.
The bumper sticker is being sold by Fast Decals, a US-based decals vendor.
There are two varieties being offered on the website. One shows a confederate flag kicking a rainbow flag, and the reverse is happening in the other.

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