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“gay” – Google News: Gay Indonesian Police Officer’s Unfair Dismissal Lawsuit Thrown Out – Star Observer


Gay Indonesian Police Officer’s Unfair Dismissal Lawsuit Thrown Out  Star Observer

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“gay” – Google News: You can access this new cocktail lounge on Tuesday, but only keyholders can unlock The Vault’s VIP perks – Knoxville News Sentinel


You can access this new cocktail lounge on Tuesday, but only keyholders can unlock The Vault’s VIP perks  Knoxville News Sentinel

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Advocate.com: Tommy Lasorda’s Legacy Includes Silence Over HIV and His Gay Son


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One of the most famous figures in sports sadly perpetuated a culture of shame.

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Queerty: Don Jr. wasted absolutely no time b*tching about his dad’s Twitter ban…on Twitter


2020 forced some major existential questions into the foreground of society, and 2021 is already adding a few to the list. As of Friday evening, there’s one more: Who is Donald Trump without Twitter? The soon-to-be-former president was banned from the service for life on Friday evening.

We imagine Trump will be asking himself that when he wakes in the middle of the night and reaches for his phone from muscle memory only to realize he can’t tweet, and you can be sure his closest allies will be huffing about the move for some time. And first up from the inner circle is Don Jr., who wasted zero time complaining about the unfairness of it all.

Of course, he aired his grievances on Twitter, first writing: “We are living Orwell’s 1984. Free-speech no longer exists in America. It died with big tech and what’s left is only there for a chosen few. This is absolute insanity!”

And following that up with: “So the ayatollah, and numerous other dictatorial regimes can have Twitter accounts with no issue despite threatening genocide to entire countries and killing homosexuals etc… but The President of the United States should be permanently suspended,” adding, “Mao would be proud.”

For context, Twitter banned Donald Trump from the platform for life less than 11 days before he is scheduled to leave office. The move came two days after the president incited an angry mob to break into the U.S. Capitol while Congress was in the process of certifying Joe Biden‘s victory, a terroristic rampage that left five dead and the nation stunned at a traitorous element in its midst.

Senator Josh Hawley made a similar “free speech is dead” declaration after Simon & Schuster canceled his book deal in the wake of the events at the Capitol. Hawley was one of the senators accused of helping to incite the mob of rioters. Of course nobody is entitled to a book deal under the first amendment, just like free speech has limits, inciting violence among them.

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“gay” – Google News: Gay ex-cop loses legal bid for reinstatement – The Star Online


Gay ex-cop loses legal bid for reinstatement  The Star Online

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Queerty: BREAKING: Twitter bans Donald Trump for life to “prevent the further incitement of violence”


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In what could be a crippling blow to his right-wing social media domination, Twitter has banned President Donald Trump from the platform for life, less than 11 days before he is scheduled to leave office. The move also comes two days after the president incited an angry mob to break into the U.S. Capitol while Congress was in the process of certifying Joe Biden‘s victory, a terroristic rampage that left five dead and the nation stunned at a traitorous element in its midst.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement via tweet. “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open. However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”

Twitter had already banned Trump for a 12-hour period for “repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” both for inciting violence and repeating false claims that the 2020 election was rigged. The life ban could hurt his attempts to stay politically relevant after he leaves the White House although he is quickly gravitating his social media presence to right-wing platforms such as Parlor, where users can post defamatory propaganda unfettered by fact-checking or monitoring.

Related: Twitter bans Trump ally Steve Bannon for suggesting the beheading of Anthony Fauci

Twitter further elaborated on the permanent ban in a blog post, citing two new tweets from Trump that also violated the website’s policies.

“Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks,” Twitter stated.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s decision came not long after GLAAD and other LGBTQ equality groups called on Twitter and Facebook to make their bans permanent based on the Trump administration’s history of animus to gay people and because “the risk of allowing Trump to continue this behavior using these platforms is too great.”

Few will forget that in 2017, Trump attempted to ban transgender servicemembers via Tweet over the objections of his own military advisors.

Facebook has placed Trump on indefinite suspension citing the violence earlier this week. No word yet from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a notorious Trump enabler, on whether the company will follow suit and take Trump’s ban from “indefinite” to lifelong.

Queerty


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“gay tv” – Google News: 100 best seasons of TV in the 21st century – Omaha World-Herald


100 best seasons of TV in the 21st century  Omaha World-Herald

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Bridgerton: Every TV Show Character Who Wasn’t In The Books  Screen Rant

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A new study provides early evidence that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine might be effective against two new coronavirus strains first identified in South Africa and the UK, despite a concerning mutation cnn.it/2LwBMPl


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