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“gay tv” – Google News: Waco Pride Network warns people to be safe while using dating apps – KCENTV.com


Waco Pride Network warns people to be safe while using dating apps  KCENTV.com

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“gay” – Google News: Embracing gay marriage will promote social stability and economic prosperity in Hong Kong – Hong Kong Free Press


Embracing gay marriage will promote social stability and economic prosperity in Hong Kong  Hong Kong Free Press

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Queerty: Gay lives in North America, UK & India remembered in unique photo show


Opening this week is From Here To Eternity, the first major retrospective of the work of Sunil Gupta.

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Advocate.com: Ratched’s Global Success Proves the Power of Out Queer Actresses


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Netflix’s “biggest original season one of the year” just so happens to be helmed by out actresses Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon.

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“gay” – Google News: Kristen Stewart on making the Yuletide super-gay in ‘Happiest Season’ – Entertainment Weekly


Kristen Stewart on making the Yuletide super-gay in ‘Happiest Season’  Entertainment Weekly

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Queer Voices – LGBTQ News, Opinion and Conversations: Joe Biden Calls Transphobic Violence ‘Epidemic That Needs National Leadership’


The Democratic presidential candidate said Trump administration policies “have fueled the flames of transphobia in our nation.”

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Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights: Biden denounces ongoing violence against transgender people as ‘unacceptable’


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Joe Biden has denounced ongoing anti-transgender violence as unacceptable. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Joe Biden, recognizing 2020 was the most violent year ever recorded against transgender and gender non-conforming people, said in a statement Friday evening the ongoing deaths are “unacceptable.”

“Violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, particularly Black and Brown transgender women, is an epidemic that needs national leadership,” Biden said.

Pointing out the tally of deaths for transgender and gender non-conforming people is 33 for 2020 alone, according to the Human Rights Campaign, Biden placed the blame squarely on the feet of President Trump.

“It’s unacceptable,” Biden said. “These deaths don’t exist within a vacuum. Dehumanizing government actions and rhetoric as well as a failure to address risk factors like domestic and intimate partner violence, underemployment and unemployment and poverty, housing insecurity and health disparities, put this community at risk.”

The most recently identified case of anti-transgender violence was the killing in Indiana of Sara Blackwood, who died Oct. 11 after being was shot while walking home, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Biden’s statement comes on the heels of recent ABC News town hall, when Biden took a question from the mother of a transgender child, Mieke Haeck, a physical therapist based in State College, Pa., on reversing Trump’s anti-transgender polices. When Biden, as he denounced anti-transgender violence, initially suggested the number of deaths this year alone was 17, the woman gestured to him it was much higher.

Biden in his statement echoes Haeck’s question, identifying the transgender military ban, weakening of non-discrimination policies and removal of the word transgender from government websites as among the current administration’s anti-transgender policies.

“From banning transgender patriots from serving their country, to attempting to limit transgender people’s access to health care in the midst of a pandemic, to literally erasing the word transgender from government websites, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have fueled the flames of transphobia in our nation while refusing to acknowledge the epidemic of violence,” Biden said in a statement.

A key component of Biden’s pledge to combat to anti-transgender violence was signing into law the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation that would expand the prohibition on anti-LGBTQ discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Biden has previously said the Equality Act would be his No. 1. legislative priority he’d sign the bill into law within 100 days in office.

“My administration will enact the Equality Act to end legal discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, expand economic opportunities for LGBTQ+ people, reform our treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in our criminal justice system, ensure access to accurate identification documents, and improve government data collection to better track violence against the transgender community,” Biden said.

Biden, speaking before a Human Rights Campaign dinner in Columbus, Ohio, in 2019, has previously said anti-transgender violence “must end” and indicated that would happen if Trump were out of office.

“The fastest way to end it is to end the Trump administration,” Biden said at the time.

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Queerty: Oreo releases beautiful film about a homophobic dad coming to his senses


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It was Coming Out Day last weekend, and in case you missed it, Oreo released a sweet little film on the subject of parents supporting their LGBTQ children.

In the movie, a woman, Jen, is taking her girlfriend, Amy, home for the first time to meet her family. We see members of Jen’s family, including her mom and sister, warmly welcoming Amy. However, her dad can only summon up an awkward, civil greeting from the other side of the room.

The man is clearly uncomfortable welcoming Amy to the family in the same way he embraces his other daughter’s male partner.

Fortunately, over the course of their stay, his attitude shifts, leading him to make a heartfelt gesture of support for his daughter and her partner.

The film is entitled Proud Parent and is part of Oreo’s year-long #ProudParent initiative with PFLAG. The campaign aims to, “shine a spotlight on the powerful impact love & acceptance can have on LGBTQ+ youth. Together we’re committed to empowering and inspiring parents, families, and allies to come out in loud, public support.”

Related: Gloria Estefan’s daughter recalls her mother’s terrible reaction to her coming out

PFLAG said in a statement, “The #ProudParent platform is our partnership with OREO, aimed at empowering and inspiring parents, families, and allies of to come out in loud, public support, because every time a parent comes out in support of their child they inspire others to do the same – making the world a more accepting, affirming, and compassionate place.”

Oreo has also produced a limited number of rainbow-colour Oreo cookie packs. However, they’re not on general sale. To get one of the 10,000 packs, it’s asking people to: “Share a photo of what allyship means to you. This can be you and your friends at last year’s Pride parade, your chosen family or how you show allyship for others!” Take your photo and “Post it on Instagram or Twitter using #ProudParent + #Giveaway and tag @OREO.”

Related: Burger King mascot kisses Ronald McDonald to mark Pride in Finland

Twitter and Instagram are beginning to fill up with entries.

 

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I never imagined what this sign would mean to so many @lapride parade! I got high 5’s, thumbs up, thank you’s, hugs, shouts of “way to go mama” “we love your son”… I got emotional when I was told more than once how much it means. But especially when a older gentleman asked for a hug and told me he wished his mother would of supported him! I cry for him and others who dont have support and love ! My only regret that day was that my son couldn’t make it. Happy that his boyfriend ( pictured) @gunnardeatherage did! #pride #lovemyson #lovewins #lapride #loveislove #gayson #proudmama #pridemonth #straightallies #pride2019?️‍? #happypridemonth #lbgt #supportyourchildren #prideparade #laprideparade #worldpride2019 #gayson #mamadragons #projectrunwayallstars #loveyourchildren #whittierpride #Giveaway #ProudParent @oreo

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Oh, and what do the rainbow cookies taste like? Equality, of course!

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Queer Voices – LGBTQ News, Opinion and Conversations: Abortion Rights Group Calls For Dianne Feinstein To Lose Senate Judiciary Post


The California Democrat was swiftly criticized this week for praising GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham for his running of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

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Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights: September brings sales slowdown for certain home types


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Sales of certain types of homes slowed considerably in September.

“The housing market is roaring right now.”

“Home prices climb to record high in pandemic as buyers seek space.”

“2020: the summer of booming home sales.”

As you might have noticed, these are the types of headlines that have been dominating our news feeds across the nation and in Washington, D.C. And without a doubt, this year did mark a sizable shift in home buying needs as consumers adjusted to our “new normal” pandemic reality. Some trends at the forefront of this unprecedented moment in real estate? More emphasis on space—space to spread out, to be outside, and to work from home—as well as the return of suburban allure. In D.C., we experienced a delayed spring market that ramped up in June and only started showing signs of slowing toward the end of August. During this timeframe, multiple offers were prevalent for homes of many shapes and sizes—from the attached townhouse downtown to the detached single-family home in the suburbs. In short, the news of our increasingly competitive landscape was spot on—at least in some areas of the market throughout this time.

Once September came to a close, though, everything changed. Since then, there’s been a noticeable pause in the demand for specific housing types. Condos are now collecting days on market. The luxury townhouses downtown are seeing only a trickle of showings. Agents are moving to make quick price modifications while inventory sits unsold. The question remains: What is the catalyst for this deceleration? Is it simply post Labor Day inventory lingering? Is it COVID? Social and economic instability? Or perhaps the shift in buyer demands? And with the added pressure of an election on the horizon, there’s no shortage of factors that could account for the current market state. The bottom line, though, is that not all sectors of our diverse housing market in Washington, D.C. (and its surrounding areas) are currently living up to the media hype.

Over the past few months, one thing has become abundantly clear to us Realtors: gone are the days of relying on historical data to guide the clients we serve. We’ve officially entered unchartered territory, with agents reimagining what it means to buy and sell real estate during a worldwide pandemic. As Realtors, we are first and foremost trusted advisers to our clients. These days, our best advice may change from week to week, but our mission should always remain constant: to empower buyers and sellers with information—no matter how suddenly new developments unfold, or how uncertain things may seem.

Although we’re living through unprecedented times, I have faith most of all in the spirit and resilience of our city. In my experience, cities always bounce back—especially those like D.C., with so many opportunities and advantages to offer. I believe that when D.C. fully opens up and the worst is behind us, people will once again flock to walkable neighborhoods where convenience is a way of life. Until that day, knowledge is power. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or just stay informed, having a Realtor you can count on has never been quite as important as it is right now.

Marc Ross is a vice president and real estate agent licensed in D.C. awarded among the Top 50 Large Real Estate Teams in America as reported by The Wall Street Journal with the Jenn Smira Team at Compass Real Estate. Reach him at 202-487-0000 or marc@compass.com.

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