Saved Stories – 1. My News Blogs: Who hacked Rossello and leaked the ChatGate and TelegramGate transcripts? – Google Search google.com/search?newwind…

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Who hacked Rossello and leaked the ChatGate and TelegramGate transcripts? – Google Search google.com/search?newwind…


Saved Stories – 1. My News Blogs


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @Bebimarie: Todos en la oficina right now be like…. #NiSchatzNiPierluisi #TelegramGate pic.twitter.com/ywSlB1wyHW

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Todos en la oficina right now be like…. #NiSchatzNiPierluisi #TelegramGate pic.twitter.com/ywSlB1wyHW


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @BiancaJoanie: The Assoc. of Journalists of Puerto Rico is calling on media companies on the island, including those named in the #Teleg…

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The Assoc. of Journalists of Puerto Rico is calling on media companies on the island, including those named in the #TelegramGate chats, to clarify whether or not they played a role in manipulating public opinion on behalf of the government. twitter.com/asppro_oficial…


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Puerto Rico News – #PuertoRicoNews:   “It became clear that family members of #PuertoRicoFBI agents and family members in the #PuertoRicoUSAttorney’s office were receiving payments based on these “#kickbacks” https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/10/19/fbi-agents-investigate-4-7-million-deal-in-puerto-rico-yet-ignore-multibillion-dollar-frauds/ … #FBI #CIA #ODNI #CI #GovernorRossello #Truthpic.twitter.com/JeD36Gidmv

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FBI : Open Season OnCorruption.

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FBI : Open Season OnCorruption.

FBI : Open Season On Corruption.

Weekly Edition Thursday Jul 11, 2019

By San Juan Daily Star

Federal officials arrested Wednesday former Education Secretary Julia Keleher; the former director of the Health Insurance Administration (ASES by its Spanish acronym), Ángela Ávila; the president of

accounting and auditing firm BDO, Fernando Scherrer, and subcontractor Alberto Velázquez Piñol on some 32 counts involving the illegal awarding of contracts to political allies.

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NPP Mayors QuestionRosselló’s Future.

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NPP Mayors QuestionRosselló’s Future.

NPP Mayors Question Rosselló’s Future.

Weekend Edition Friday to Sunday Jul 12-14, 2019

By José Alvarado

Mayors from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s New Progressive Party (NPP) agreed in an extraordinary meeting Thursday to request an urgent meeting with the governor

to discuss “all the situations publicly coming out of this administration,” including his viability as candidate for reelection.

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Rosselló Clings to the Governor’s Chair.

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Rosselló Clings to the Governor’s Chair.

Rosselló Clings to the Governor’s Chair.

Weekly Edition Wednesday Jul 17, 2019

By PATRICIA MAZZEI

Facing intense pressure to resign, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló addressed Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the morning after tumultuous street protests shook the 

capital of San Juan, and refused to step down despite what he acknowledged was widespread public discontent.

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‘The Chat’, a Well Oiled Propaganda Machine.

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‘The Chat’, a Well Oiled Propaganda Machine.

‘The Chat’, a Well Oiled Propaganda Machine.

Weekly Edition Wednesday Jul 31, 2019

By The Star Staff

According to an investigation done by Digital Forensic Research and published by internet publication Medium, shortly after a group of Puerto Rican officials, among them Governor Ricardo Rosselló, used a private Telegram chat

group to discuss at least 12 specific actions either boosting pro-government messages or targeting government opponents, a group of troll accounts spread the pro-government hasthags and targeted opposition figures or reporters.

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Gay and bi guys describe the steps they’re taking to ‘create a better tomorrow’

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We’re still five months away from New Year’s Eve, but gay and bi guys on Reddit are already making resolutions to better their lives.

The online conversation started when a Redditor asked, “What positive steps are you taking to create a better tomorrow for yourself?”

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“I’ve realized that I am not a very healthy person,” the original poster wrote. “I’m addicted to hookup and dating apps, I abuse alcohol, I don’t eat well or sleep enough, and I mistreat those around me. So I’ve decided that I am going to start doing some things to improve my life.”

His goals? “Floss every morning and every night. Make my bed every morning. Get back into therapy. Meditate twice a week. Have more patience with my family. Do some form of exercise for 30 minutes each day.”

Related: 5 ways to be a happy homo

The Redditor’s question garnered dozens of answers, and here are some of our favorite (lightly edited) self-improvement ideas:

  • “I asked my employer for a raise and gave them clear reasons why I should get it.”
  • “I am getting out there and meeting people, even when it does not seem ‘ideal.’ We all have to start somewhere and somehow.”
  • “Stop being on my phone so much.”
  • “Fostering relationships with people I think will be a positive influence to have in my life.”
  • “Trying to accept my looks as they are and not feel inferior to muscular guys.”
  • “Write a little bit every day, whether for a big project or for something for myself.”
  • “Establish more distance and communication breaks from toxic family members.”
  • “I take a 2–3 mile walk along the beach every night and soak in how great life is.”
  • “Regular STI screenings.”
  • “I’m putting myself out there by doing the opposite of what you’re doing: downloading my apps and putting myself out there.”

Best of luck to all these gents!


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If your date is racist, please don’t f*** him

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My trusty gal pal, Lyndsay, recently informed that I haven’t been on a real date in 2 years. That’s not counting my rich history of, shall we say, extracurricular experiences.

Luckily, there was a new app for me to try: Hinge. I matched with a lanky classical musician (let’s call him Pascal) and we started to chat. My main attractions to him were that he had adorable crinkly eyes, a playful sense of humor, and a pulse. After a month or so chatting, we decided to meet. He was cute in person, with sandy blond hair. He also seemed a tad more neurotic than me, which was a thrilling relief.

When I first saw Pascal in person, I noticed that he seemed to have a bit of extra plaque on his chompers. That should have been alarming. But I had already had two pre-date gay waters (vodka sodas), so I thought I could let it slide. I have impeccable oral hygiene, I rationalized, so if we ended up married, he could catch some good habits from me. I love a good project. Also, if we made out later, I’d probably be buzzed and not as bothered.

Dinner was at Ofrenda, one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the West Village. I noticed that when he ordered, he had a pretty confident Spanish accent–especially for his Wonder Bread appearance.

“Do you speak Spanish or is this something you learned in your classical voice training?” I inquired.

“Oh, I speak French and Italian, but no Spanish at all,” he replied.

“Well, I’m actually half Mexican and your accent is better than mine!” I chuckled.

“Wait, you’re Mexican? I thought you were just white.”

This is where the conversation took a turn.

Pascal inquired how long my family had been in the United States and seemed relieved to hear about our documented immigration history. Ruh-roh. He then changed the subject to Spain and how Spanish people were hot. I agreed, “OMG the guys in Barcelona, sweet Jesus, they are breathtaking.”

“Hmmm, well, especially because a lot of Spanish people are actually white, like not Latino. In fact, the hottest Spanish guy I know has red hair.”

Eek. Unfortunately, this is not a rare “take” from white guys in general, either fetishizing Latinx people or only celebrating those who look extremely European. Colorism is not cute, but I didn’t feel like giving him a full herstory lesson. I added that to my mental checklist of things to fix about him once he became my boyfriend.

“You know, this country is changing a lot,” he added. “I spent a lot of time in Miami and things are different. It was so disconcerting being the minority. White people are disappearing. You know, they ignored me in Starbucks.”

Dios Mio, I thought. Where is this going?

Pascal continued, “People in America are racist to white people all the time.”

I fastened my imaginary seatbelt. “How do you mean?” I knew that a dominant group are rarely true victims of racism since racism is about legal and de facto, generational systems of inequity.

“Well, some people are just happier being how they are and with people like them,” he explained. “Is that so wrong? I’m from North Carolina, and I grew up poor and my school had bussing. We bussed in black people and sometimes it took them 2 hours to get to school. Do you think that’s right?”

I wanted to keep the conversation going and maybe capture a teachable moment with Pascal. I was also trying to save the evening and my chance at avoiding a lifetime of loneliness.

I cleared my throat, “I don’t want to equate the benefits and moral charge of integration with the logistics of bussing. Segregated neighborhoods come out of a dark history of prejudicial zoning, denial of city services, unequal access to capital, unfairly empowered neighborhood associations, workforce inequity, and redlining.”

“Well, I was made to feel unwelcome.”

I realized Pascal was ignorant AF, but that people who are ignorant never really come around when you give them the tea. I thought perhaps if he trusted my expertise more, he might be open to learning. I offered my background as a teacher in diverse schools, masters degree in education, time spent covering NYC development and housing policy, and current work at a nonprofit promoting educational equity through leadership development. I also explained that I’ve learned a lot from “passing” as white because I’ve taken the time to critically examine my personal treatment in relation to relatives and friends.

“But I was poor and white!” he proclaimed. “Look at Oprah and Obama, how could the world be racist? We don’t have a race problem; we have a class problem. I remember when I was a kid, I saw black people moving into the new neighborhood right next to mine. We couldn’t afford to live there.”

Across the restaurant, the sweet waiter motioned to see if we would like refills. I tried to Morse Code blink to him, “Save yourself, king.”

I explained that income inequality is one of the most pressing issues of our time, but that being poor did not really have much to do with him being white.” Pascal grimaced.

“It’s a culture thing,” he countered. “Why can’t people just be secure and proud of their own background? It’s like society wants to punish me for being white.”

I stress ate a heaping mound of guacamole.

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“You know, I loved being in South Africa because black people there have their own language and culture. It just makes sense. They don’t have that here.”

At this point, my libido was retreating deep into the cupboard under the stairs of my soul. I took out $40 cash.

I summoned my inner Julia Sugarbaker. “You know, this might be hard for you to understand, but we are so far apart in our understandings of fairness in this country. I think you can learn, and that you should learn, but I don’t need to be part of that journey. So, I’m just going to go.”

Pascal didn’t seem too devastated. Still, I like to think that my Dick Denial™ left him shook. At least enough to google “Am I racist?”

I called my good Judy, Lyndsay, to vent. “Well, I guess I’m not going on any more dates for two more years.” She wasn’t having that at all.

We ended up grabbing burgers at Julius Bar and then went back to Ofrenda. The staff was surprised, “You’re back!”

“Yeah, I had to leave, because my date was racist.”

The bartender then poured us two shots of Patrón–on the house.

Happily, the tequila started to do its job, and my disappointment slowly morphed into pride. Two dateless years, or not, there were just some things I couldn’t compromise on.

Lyndsay and I gabbed with the bartender, Alberto. We made a game out of guessing who tipped appropriately or not. Surprisingly the white bros near us turned out to be pretty generous!

Alberto encouraged us to meet his cousin who worked at another nearby bar, promising to join later. We cheerfully tottered down the street and into the next bar, where I spotted a handsome guy across the room.

“Go make friends,” I urged Lyndsay.

“We don’t need new fr–” she started, before noticing the optimism in my eyes.

“Oh!” she laughed. “Which guy?”

“The cute one.”

“They’re all…oh yeah, I see!” she exclaimed. She skipped off and proudly returned with my dreamboat.

Up close, Ron was even more delightful. As we giggled through our cocktails, I was struck by his disarming smile. Not a speck of plaque in his teeth.

I got his number.

Brent Lomas is a New York City-based communications professional who has managed social media accounts for Broadway shows including Kinky Boots and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.

Brent has hosted regular cabarets and fundraisers throughout New York City as his alter-ego Ruby Powers since 2014. He also performs regularly as a company member of A Drinking Game: NYC, recreating 80s/90s classic movies for a live audience.


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Warriors lock up Draymond Green on a discount. The dynasty lives

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NBA: Finals-Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors

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Green could have left in free agency next summer. Instead, he chose security and preserved the Warriors’ power long-term.

Draymond Green could have been the best NBA free agent in 2020.

Among players on expiring contracts, only Anthony Davis is more accomplished, and Davis is almost assuredly going to re-sign with the L.A. Lakers. The Warriors would have been favored to retain Green, but it has not been considered a sure thing by anyone who watches Golden State, especially not after the weird 2018-19 season that included a team suspension for Green and behavior from the elite defender that clearly exasperated coach Steve Kerr more than usual.

Add in how odd this offseason turned out for the Warriors — Kevin Durant left, D’Angelo Russell arrived, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston were sent packing — and the future for Golden State looked more uncertain than at any time since the beginning of the Splash Brothers era. Green definitely could have left as a part of the churn.

Saturday’s news that the Warriors locked Green in with a four-year, $100 million extension changes that. The future looks like the past. Given what Golden State has accomplished over the past five seasons, that’s a beautiful vision to see laid out.

This is a total coup for the Warriors. Green is the best role player of his generation — that’s a high compliment, not a commentary on his limitations. He’s a top-3 defender in the league (competing with Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard for the title) who has legitimately earned his five straight All-Defense nods.

He’s been a stellar playmaker despite being teamed up with stellar playmakers in Stephen Curry and, for the last three years, Durant. With shooting and scoring his weak point, he’s an absolutely perfect fit with Curry and Thompson, and by extension, probably Russell. There isn’t a role player more perfectly suited for his circumstances in the NBA. His particular and fantastic skillset matched with the fit in Golden State has made him a legitimate star.

Green could have signed for a four-year, $150 million contract next summer, either with the Warriors or elsewhere. Let’s be honest: given the dearth of other high-end, accomplished free agents, he probably would have signed at that figure, if he wanted to play the field. Instead, he gave the Warriors a discount in exchange for security. This is the second discount Green has given Golden State: as a restricted free agent in 2015, he signed a five-year, $82 million deal when he was eligible for a $90 million contract.

Green hasn’t commented, so we aren’t sure if this is about loyalty to the franchise that made him a star, loyalty to teammates he’s won three championships alongside, or just a realization that nothing could be as perfect as continuing his legacy — probably a Hall of Fame legacy — in the Bay Area. Regardless of the motive, it sets up the Warriors beautifully.

All four of Golden State’s stars are now on attractive long-term contracts. None of them (not even Curry) have a no-trade clause. The high combined price of the four players will restrict what else GM Bob Myers can do to the roster, but if things get sideways or if the fit’s not quite right, any of them can be moved. One presumes that it would take a major catastrophe for the Warriors to ever trade Curry. The same probably applies to Thompson. Green and Russell, though, by virtue of their discount and age respectively, help the Warriors keep their options alive.

Green was going to be around for the 2019-20 rebound season regardless, barring a summer trade should the Warriors have feared losing him for nothing next July. He’ll pair with old friend Curry and new running mate Russell to get the Warriors into good playoff position before Thompson returns, hopefully by the end of the regular season. Golden State will remain dangerous, albeit in a Western Conference that has never been so treacherous.

But again, the 2019-20 rebound season was going to look like that regardless. This Green contract means that if all goes according to plan, the Warriors could be title favorites going into 2020-21 and beyond. The dynasty lives on.


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This guy got signed by the Oakland Athletics after throwing 96 mph at a speed pitch challenge

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You can’t make this up.

Nathan Patterson’s story is like something out of a movie. Two weeks ago the 23-year-old was at Coors Field to watch a Rockies game and turned heads by throwing 96 miles-per-hour at a speed pitch challenge.

Now he’s under contract from the Oakland Athletics.

Patterson got the call this week that the Athletics, after seeing footage of his pitches on social media wanted to sign him to a contract. It’s unclear where Patterson will start playing, or when — but it’s still one of the most stunning stories this year.

It turns out there’s been interest from the A’s for the last six months. Patterson began showing off his speed pitching prowess at a Triple-A Nashville Sounds game last August, which caught the attention of the A’s (the Sounds are a minor league affiliate for Oakland). In February the team reached out to discuss the possibility of signing Patterson, and jumped on the chance when the newest video of him throwing 96 went viral.

Patterson explains that this is the culmination of a nine month journey. A former high school player, Patterson never made the jump to college and at that point he thought his baseball career was over. Then, last August, he decided to make one last push to see if his dream could come true. He began taking baseball seriously, then traveled to games around the country — obliterating speed pitch challenges and turning heads.

“This story is not over. It is not the beginning. I am writing the next chapters and excited for this journey! Time to focus even more, work even harder, and it all starts with your mindset. Go after your dreams and make them a reality!”

Signing Nathan Patterson shows the changing nature of sports.

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a highlight reel posted on the internet was a laughable way to get attention from sports teams, but things are changing. More organizations are willing to find talent from outside traditional pipelines, and especially in baseball the risk is very minor.

Patterson can be trained in the minors under professional conditions, with the hope that the A’s system can turn an untrained 96 mph throw into something monstrous. All I know is we’ll be watching this closely, because if this experiment works there’s no telling what it will mean for other future players who post their exploits on social media.


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Kevin Spacey Startles Museum Crowd with Bizarre Poetry Reading: ‘The More You’re Wounded the Greater You Are’ — WATCH

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Kevin Spacey made his first public appearance since sexual assault charges against him were dropped in July because his accuser refused to waive his 5th Amendment rights.

In his most bizarre piece of theater since he challenged the Nantucket sexual assault allegations in a weird video titled “Let Me Be Frank” uploaded to an unverified YouTube account in late December, Spacey treated a museum crowd to a dramatic reading that nobody asked for, after tipping off a few journalists that he would be doing it.

The Telegraph reports: “Spacey appeared in front of the Greek statue Boxer at Rest in Rome, to read Gabriele Tinti’s poem The Boxer, about an exhausted fighter used for entertainment then left bleeding by the ringside. … Standing beside the Greek bronze cast of the ravaged fighter, which dates from around 316 BC, Spacey, dressed in a tobacco-coloured suit, intoned the poem to a startled audience at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.”

The poem contains the lines “The more you’re wounded the greater you are. And the more empty you are. I have endured no end of sleepless nights. I have spent hours and hours sweating to destroy and fall,” and “They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment.”

In November 2018, an allegation against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp snowballed into an avalanche of similar accusations including filmmaker Tony Montana, who said that Spacey groped him in public in 2003, and the actor Roberto Cavazos.

That was followed by an as yet unnamed man who claimed Spacey raped him at 15, the aforementioned sexual assault claim from 2017 on the island of Nantucket, and 8 crew members on House of Cards who said they were harassed by Spacey as well as a London bartender who said Spacey flashed him and then tried to shut him up with an expensive watch. Fellow actor Guy Pearce also said Spacey had once been “handsy” with him.

Spacey was subsequently dumped by his agency, CAA, his publicist Polaris, and also by Netflix.

In July 2018, it emerged that London’s Metropolitan Police were investigating three new claims of sexual assault by Spacey. Those investigations are continuing.

The post Kevin Spacey Startles Museum Crowd with Bizarre Poetry Reading: ‘The More You’re Wounded the Greater You Are’ — WATCH appeared first on Towleroad Gay News.


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Psyche! 5 people who’ve been caught lying about their identities for attention

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This week, model Carissa Pinkston came out as cisgender after lying being transgender.

20-year-old Pinkston initially claimed she was trans last month after past transphobic Facebook posts she wrote surfaced online.

“I wasn’t ready to come out about it yet but today I got fired and I’ve been receiving hate mail and death threats ever since so I’m being forced to tell the truth,” she said. “I’m transgender. I transitioned at a very young age and I’ve lived my life as a female ever since.”

The whole thing was a lie. Pinkston is not transgender. She did not transition at a very young age. And she has always lived her life as a female.

This week, she claimed she “panicked” and thought that if she came out as trans “I could somehow make things better for myself but it appears I’ve only made things worse.”

No sh*t!

Pinkston continued, “I was scared, so I thought they would accept me only if I said I was trans. I got an experience of what a transgender person goes through.”

We’re not sure about that, but we’re pretty sure she’s learned her lesson. We’re also pretty sure she can kiss her modeling career goodbye.

Here are four more people who have been caught lying about their identities for attention…

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal pride message

The white-skinned bisexual made headlines in 2015 after it was discovered she had been masquerading as a Black woman for years while serving as president of the NAACP’s chapter in Spokane. In 2017, she published a memoir, In Full Color, claiming that she was “trans-racial.” The book was rejected by over 30 publishers before being printed by BenBella Books and selling less than 500 copies upon its release.

Related: Bisexuals respond to Rachel Dolezal’s Pride shout out with a collective “Girl, bye!”

Todd Courser

The antigay Tea Party Republican from Michigan faked his own gay sex scandal in 2015. Leaked audio recordings heard him instructing an aide to send an anonymous email to GOP influencers alleging that was a closeted homosexual and seen hooking up with another man in a dark alley behind a nightclub. It was later revealed that Courser was actually trying to cover up the less-scandalous fact that he was having a heterosexual affair with Rep. Cindy Gamrat, another a married Tea Party state lawmaker. After they were exposed, both resigned from office in disgrace.

Related: Republican Lawmaker Fakes His Own Gay Sex Scandal To Hide Real Sex Scandal, Fails

Gayle Newland

The 27-year-old was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after she pretended to be a man in order to trick her straight female friend into having sex with her. Newland created a fake online profile for a man named “Kye Fortune” and spent two years cyberdating her BFF before getting her to meet for sex, during which she convinced the friend to remain blindfolded by claiming Fortune was recovering from a brain tumor and didn’t want her to see his face. A jury found Newland guilty of three counts of sexual assault by penetration.

Related: Woman who impersonated a man to have sex with her best friend sentenced to hard time

Aaron Carter

The former teen idol made headlines in 2017 when he came out as bisexual in the lead up to his album release. After the album was out and he was done promoting it, he changed his story and said the whole bisexual thing was “misconstrued” and that he’s really only into chicks. Then in 2018, he announced his girlfriend Lina Valentina was pregnant and that he was going to be father. This also proved to be untrue. Then in 2019, he hinted that he had been molested by Michael Jackson as a kid, even though he has previously stated he was not molested by Jackson. Those who are interested in learning more, he said, can read about it in his forthcoming memoir.

Related: People are pissed at Aaron Carter for pulling bisexual publicity stunt


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mikenov on Twitter: 11:20 AM 8/4/2019 – Did Douglas Leff Manufacture The Case Of Julia Keleher, and why? pr-us.org/2019/08/04/112…

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11:20 AM 8/4/2019 – Did Douglas Leff Manufacture The Case Of Julia Keleher, and why? pr-us.org/2019/08/04/112…


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These are Madonna’s 8 most queer-positive anthems

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Madonna

It’s been a huge year for Madonna.

Not only did the Queen of Pop score her ninth number one album, but she headlined WorldPride in New York City.

Throughout her forty-year career, the tireless ally has made it a point to celebrate and uplift the community through her work and her outspoken activism. From groundbreaking Truth or Dare documentary to her makeout VMA moment with Britney (and Xtina) to her New Year’s performance at the legendary Stonewall Inn, Madonna’s track record for standing with the community is unmatched.

To honor Madame X’s new album and contribution to the biggest pride season ever, we’ve narrowed down her eight queerest songs.

The task was no easy achievement, but rather than focusing on her biggest club hits (sorry “Like A Prayer”), this list pays homage to tracks with significant LGBTQ backstories.

1. “Express Yourself” (Like a Prayer, 1989)

Self-empowerment anthems have always been a staple of any proper soundtrack to the community, and Madonna’s mega-hit feminist manifesto is no different. It even

2. “Vogue” (I’m Breathless, 1990)

It’s hard to imagine a world where one of Madonna’s most massive hits was originally considered a b-side, but the global smash (it reached number one in over 30 countries) was haphazardly tacked on to the Dick Tracy soundtrack. The song was inspired by the Harlem queer house ball community and choreographers Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza. The track is credited with reviving the disco genre a decade after its commercial death and pushing house music into the mainstream.

3. “In This Life” (Erotica, 1992)

Towards the very end of the otherwise seductive Erotica album, Madonna made room for a moment of introspection. Following the peak of the AIDS epidemic, Madonna dedicated this track to a victim of the crisis, Christopher Flynn – a close friend who took her to her first gay club in Detroit. “For the first time I saw men kissing men, girls dressed like boys, boys wearing hot pants, insane, incredible dancing and a kind of freedom and joy and happiness that I had never seen before,” she said at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards. “I finally felt like I was not alone, that it was OK to be different and to not be like everybody else. And that after all, I was not a freak. I felt at home, and it gave me hope.”

4. “Human Nature” (Bedtime Stories, 1994)

After negative publicity following the release of her Sex coffee table book and her sex-positive album Erotica, Ms. Ciccone sent a clear message to critics who felt she had gone too far. The track, which features the lyrics “Express yourself, don’t repress yourself” on loop, combined with a S&M-inspired music video was a damning declaration: “I’m not sorry, it’s human nature.”

5. “I’d Rather Be Your Lover” (Bedtime Stories, 1994)

Throughout her career, Madge has collaborated with several queer artists; in fact, several tracks on Madame X were co-written by Brittany Hazzard (also known as Starrah), a red-hot lesbian hitmaker for the likes of Drake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj. In 1994, Madonna enlisted Meshell Ndegeocello to play bass on “I’d Rather Be Your Lover,” but the indie darling’s contribution to the track ended up bigger: producers decided to remove a rap from Tupac Shakur after criminal charges were filed against him and Ndegeocello spit a verse instead.

6. “Forbidden Love” (Confessions On The Dancefloor, 2005)

A bootleg remix of this euphoric track circulated on the Internet, changing pronouns to make the song’s lyrical message – about a taboo affair – take on a queerer meaning.

7. “Unapologetic Bitch” (Rebel Heart, 2015)

During each stop of her massive Rebel Heart tour, Madonna brought out a lucky fan to assist with the reggae-tinged track’s performance. At the end of the track, she gifted the guest performer – which included famous friends like Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Anderson Cooper, with a banana. In fact, during the tour’s opener in Montreal, she turned the song’s producer, superstar DJ Diplo, around and simulated insertion of the phallic fruit, quipping, “There’s so many things you can do with a banana.”

8. “I Rise” and “God Control” (Madame X, 2019)

Madonna has described this “I Rise” as a “way of giving voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind.” The track features a clip of a speech from bisexual gun control advocate Emma González. The music video for the song’s sister track, “God Control,” pays homage to the Pulse nightclub massacre and features cameos from queer stars Monét X Change and Gigi Gorgeous.

Related: These 20 albums were essential in shaping LGBTQ culture


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Man tries sending sexy photo to boyfriend, texts it to his friend circle instead

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cam, gay porn, young man

Misfired messages are every sexter’s worst nightmare. Just ask the guy who sent an X-rated pic not to his boyfriend but to his group of friends.

“Earlier today during a shower, I decided to send a random boner pic to my boyfriend,” the unfortunate guy wrote on Reddit. “Unfortunately, in my masturbatory haze, I accidentally sent the pic to a group chat that was full of basically our entire social circle.”

He continued: “While frantically trying to find the button on my phone that reverses time and space, my boyfriend replies ‘I see you’re ready for date night ;).’ This reply was in the group chat, which has people I’ve known since childhood.”

“F*ck my life,” he added.

The top-voted comment on the thread, a Reddit user quipped, “Well, at this point, why not accidentally share it with this subreddit.” Then the commenter offered sage advice: “Own that sh*t. Joke about it. You’re the guy with a sex life! … If you take it casually yourself, it will be seen that way by others.”

Other commenters had similar horror stories. “Can’t be as bad as when I took a nice shot of myself in front of the mirror, pants down,” one wrote. “Thought I sent it to my then-boyfriend when it turns out I sent it to my mother.”

Another commented: “All I can say is, ‘Welcome to the club.’ I gave an old camera to my parents, I went through and deleted everything, but apparently, the delete didn’t stick. Parents gave the camera to sister, sister’s kid went through it. Everyone embarrassed. Life goes on.”

Related: Straight guy accidentally turns gay group fantasy into reality with one sexting mistake


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Puerto Rico News: Did Douglas Leff Manufacture The Case Of Julia Keleher, and why? | 11:26 PM 8/3/2019 – Who is “Douglas Leff”? Hound dog to Trump, Mossad Mafia boy, KGB Whore. And also the FBI chief of the San Juan branch, Puerto Rico. – fbireform.com | #DouglasLeff, The Mamabicho!

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