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“gay tv” – Google News: Darren Star Shares the One Topic That Was Too Taboo for ‘Sex and the City’ – Showbiz Cheat Sheet


Darren Star Shares the One Topic That Was Too Taboo for ‘Sex and the City’  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: The News And Times: 10:06 PM 9/28/2020 – Blogs Review thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/09/1006-p… pic.twitter.com/Mdxz8HyZnG


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“gay tv” – Google News: New exhibitions at Wexner Center ask deep questions amid divisive election season – OSU – The Lantern


New exhibitions at Wexner Center ask deep questions amid divisive election season  OSU – The Lantern

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“gay tv” – Google News: Second man makes sex assault claim against Fox News analyst, former N.J. judge Andrew Napolitano – NJ.com


Second man makes sex assault claim against Fox News analyst, former N.J. judge Andrew Napolitano  NJ.com

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Advocate.com: Atlanta’s Out on Film LGBTQ+ Festival Offers Bold Queer Cinema


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Out on Film offers a digital experience everyone can enjoy no matter where they’re located. 

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Advocate.com: Trump ’16 Campaign Employed Elaborate Plot to Suppress Black Vote


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The president used Facebook and other platforms to discourage Black voters from going to the polls.

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Queerty: Actress Jane Sibbett played a lesbian on ‘Friends.’ The part turned her life upside down.


Jane Sibbett (right) with Jessica Hecht on ‘Friends’
“It became apparent soon after [beginning to play Carol] there was suddenly a responsibility about being able to stand up against all of the people that were saying this was wrong, including my own father who had a really hard time with that. I was going toe to toe with people on talk shows in America, who were saying, you know, this and this and this is the reason why you shouldn’t be doing this. I would have to break things down for them. And I felt like it was really important for me to be super clear; love is the most important, of all the things that we could possibly do love is the most important way forward from anybody. So, that was my biggest responsibility, to make sure that people knew that.”Friends regular Jane Sibbett, telling Now To Love how playing a lesbian character on the show invited unexpected backlash. Friends came under fire at the time for including a recurring lesbian couple on the series. The show has endured criticism in recent years for tone-deaf humor around LGBTQ characters.

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Queerty: Trump says he supports queer people; now he’s trying to strip their rights internationally


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Though Donald Trumpand his few wacky LGBTQ followers–continues to insist that his administration is the most pro-queer in history, a proposed policy to the UN suggests otherwise. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unveiled the Trumpian Commission on Unalienable Rights, which aims to exclude LGBTQ rights from a new vision of human rights.

The New York Times reports that European allies have privately expressed concerns that the proposed doctrine of human rights reverts to a Christianity-based “natural law” which would exclude the rights of LGBTQ people to live openly and free from the threat of violence. The doctrine would also erode women’s rights as well.

Related: Cyndi Lauper receives special honor from the United Nations for LGBTQ advocacy

According to a report authored by Pompeo and the State Department, the Trump administration feels it important to emphasize the rights of certain groups over others. “There is good reason to worry that the prodigious expansion of human rights has weakened rather than strengthened the claims of human rights and left the most disadvantaged more vulnerable,” the report reads in part. “More rights do not always yield more justice. Transforming every worthy political preference into a claim of human rights inevitably dilutes the authority of human rights.”

The same report also emphasizes tradition over modern legality; in other words, regardless of what groups win legal recognition in their respective nations under the auspice of human rights, the UN should reject any evolution of the definition of the term, referring instead to the original Universal Declaration of Human Rights ratified by the UN in 1949. Spoiler alert: that definition did not mention LGBTQ people at all.

“Decisions about the priority of rights are not only inescapable but desirable. In many circumstances, certain rights have a necessary logical precedence,” the report also reads. Experts also observe that the adoption of this policy would also grant other nations the right to persecute various groups under the guise of tradition and necessity. That would further grant Russia the freedom to persecute LGBTQ people, for example, or allow the Chinese to persecute religious minorities–two ongoing international controversies.

Pompeo’s proposed policy is just the latest in a four-year assault on queer people by the Trump administration. The administration has pushed policies banning transgender people from serving in the armed forces, argued against workplace protections for LGBTQ people, banned embassies from flying the Pride flag, and appointed a roster of anti-LGBTQ judges among a litany of other assaults on equal rights. Trump’s latest pick of Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court also signed a statement in the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges court decision which legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. The statement signed by Barrett opposed legalization of marriage equality, instead affirming a religious-based doctrine which deemed same-sex attraction and relationships immoral.

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Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: FBI working with social media companies to stop the spread of misinformation fox13now.com/news/technolog…


FBI working with social media companies to stop the spread of misinformation fox13now.com/news/technolog…


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Queer Voices – LGBTQ News, Opinion and Conversations: Conservatives In Washington Seek To Overturn Sex Ed Bill With Statewide Referendum


Catholic activists, in particular, are worried that teens will start thinking it’s okay to have sex before marriage if they learn about sexual consent at public schools.

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