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“gay tv” – Google News: Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Meet John E. Fryer, the Masked Gay Psychiatrist – Hornet


Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Meet John E. Fryer, the Masked Gay Psychiatrist  Hornet

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Advocate.com: State Dept. Quits Fight Over Citizenship of Same-Sex Couples’ Kids


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The department had failed to recognize the citizenship of children born abroad to same-sex couples who are U.S. citizens.

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“gay” – Google News: State Rep. Jon Hoadley hopes to become Michigan’s first openly gay congressman – Fox17


State Rep. Jon Hoadley hopes to become Michigan’s first openly gay congressman  Fox17

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“gay” – Google News: As the Supreme Court dynamic changes, abortions and gay marriage laws could too – Iowa State Daily


As the Supreme Court dynamic changes, abortions and gay marriage laws could too  Iowa State Daily

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“gay” – Google News: ‘Southern Charm’ Star Shep Rose Rips Lindsey Graham, Says Senator Is Gay – The Blast


‘Southern Charm’ Star Shep Rose Rips Lindsey Graham, Says Senator Is Gay  The Blast

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Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights: State Department no longer challenging gay couples’ children’s U.S. citizenship


The State Department will no longer challenge court rulings that recognize the U.S. citizenship of two gay couples’ children who were born abroad via surrogates.

The State
Department in August appealed
U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang’s ruling in favor of Roee Kiviti and
Adiel Kiviti of Chevy Chase, Md., who legally married in California in 2013.
Their daughter, Kessem Kiviti, was born in Canada via surrogate in 2019.

Derek Mize
and Jonathan Gregg, a gay couple from Atlanta, sued the State Department after
it refused to recognize the U.S. citizenship of their daughter, Simone
Mize-Gregg, who was born in England via surrogate.

U.S.
District Judge Michael L. Brown in August ruled in favor of Mize and Gregg.

Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality in a press release issued on Tuesday said the State Department will not appeal Brown’s ruling. The advocacy groups also note the State Department withdrew its appeal in the Kivitis case.

“We are very relieved, on
behalf of our daughter, on behalf of our family, and on behalf of LGBT families
across this great country of ours,” said Roee Kiviti.

Mize and Gregg said they are both “extremely grateful that this fight is over and won.”

“All
we ever wanted was for Simone to be treated fairly,” they said. “This
process has reaffirmed for us that standing up for equal treatment is always
right, no matter how difficult it is or long it may take.”

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Queerty: Kelly Ripa just posted a picture of Mark Consuelos in a cop uniform. We need to talk about his baton.


 

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Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa just loves posting pictures of her family, especially as Halloween approaches. This year however, she may have her Instagram followers fainting from lust rather than fright: one image of her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, shows off the actor’s massive bulge.

“Halloween is a family business,” Ripa posted to Instagram, along with a roll of photos featuring her family. Followers that scroll all the way to the end get a glimpse–actually, more like an eyeful–of Conseulos’ package as he channels 1970s-era Erik Estrada from C.H.I.P.S.

 

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We wonder how he is with body cavity searches.

Related: Who Knew Kelly Ripa Was A Total Size Queen?

Ripa’s made a habit of posting some very thirsty pictures of Consuelos, 49. The pair met on the set of the soap opera All My Children back in 1995 when he was cast as the love interest of Ripa’s character. The pair married in secret a year later, and continued to appear on the show together as series regulars until 2002. Today, they have three children together.

Have a look back at some of Ripa’s most classic shots. Have some water on hand…you’ll be thirsty.

 

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“gay” – Google News: Two people killed outside Puerto Vallarta gay bar – Vallarta Daily


Two people killed outside Puerto Vallarta gay bar  Vallarta Daily

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Queerty: Johnny Weir says homophobia fueled his Olympic drive


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“I had just turned 16 and I was competing internationally at the Olympic level. An agent approached me with my mom and said ‘The world is your oyster and we’re the agency that can take you where you want to be.’ But he then looked at me and my mom and he said ‘If you work with us and we create this future for you, you can’t be gay.’ And at 16 standing with your mother that isn’t necessarily a topic that you want to address. My sexuality was not something that I’d really voiced because you’re afraid of how something that is just inside you will affect other people and you can’t fix that. You can’t change that. I was mortified and I remember going up to our room and my mom just said, ‘We don’t need them. You’re just going to skate really well, you’re gonna book the jobs by yourself.’ I used all of that negativity to my advantage and became a national champion.”–Olympic figure skater and current Dancing with the Stars contestant Johnny Weir, revealing to People how homophobia intimidated him as a teen figure skater. Ultimately, Weir says that fear pushed him to be more competitive, winning a Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympics

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Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights: Texas reverses policy allowing social workers to reject LGBTQ, disabled people


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Texas reversed course after Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) urged for policy allowing social workers to turn away patients for being LGBTQ. (Photo by Gage Skidmore; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Facing criticism from LGBTQ rights advocates and mental health experts, Texas officials reversed policy Tuesday enacted at the behest of Gov. Greg Abbott allowing social workers to turn away people from being LGBTQ or having a disability, according to the Texas Tribune.

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council reportedly voted on a unanimous basis to restore the prohibition on discrimination clients for being LGBTQ and disabled as part of Texas social workers’ code of conduct just two weeks after removing them.

Gloria Canseco, appointed by Abbott to lead the behavioral health council, was quoted as expressing regret the previous rule change was “perceived as hostile to the LGBTQ+ community or to disabled persons.”

“At every opportunity our intent is to prohibit discrimination against any person for any reason,” she said.

The Washington Blade has placed a request in with the council seeking confirmation of the reversal.

Two Texas agencies — the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and the Behavioral Health Executive Council — had voted two weeks ago to change a section of code of conduct to remove non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

The decision was made at the last minute at the behest of Abbott, who cited objections to the non-discrimination policy claiming the protections went beyond state policy on social work.

If that policy had been allowed to remain in effect, social workers in Texas — at least at the state level — are now allowed to reject patients based solely on being LGBTQ or having a disability, a situation advocates for those communities say places already vulnerable communities at greater risk.

In addition to restoring the protections on Tuesday, the board also voted to seek an opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office about the legality of its rule change, although the board has previously indicated that Paxton’s office would likely oppose explicit protections for LGBTQ people and people with disabilities, according to the Tribune.

Read more at the Texas Tribune.

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