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“gay tv” – Google News: You’ll wish you were gay: Channel 4’s It’s a Sin reviewed – Spectator.co.uk


You’ll wish you were gay: Channel 4’s It’s a Sin reviewed  Spectator.co.uk

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“gay” – Google News: Gay former Ariz. lawmaker joins Biden administration – Los Angeles Blade


Gay former Ariz. lawmaker joins Biden administration  Los Angeles Blade

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“gay” – Google News: What are the proposed laws on gay conversion therapy? – The Age


What are the proposed laws on gay conversion therapy?  The Age

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“gay” – Google News: Dr. Fauci talks death threats, gay bathhouses, and Ronald Reagan with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross – WHYY


Dr. Fauci talks death threats, gay bathhouses, and Ronald Reagan with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross  WHYY

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Advocate.com: Sen. Rand Paul Rants: Trans Inclusion Will ‘Destroy Girls’ Athletics’


Miguel Cardona and Rand Paul

The Republican from Kentucky went on an anti-trans tirade at a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education nominee Miguel Cardona.

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Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights: Markey, Lowenthal to reintroduce bill requiring US to promote LGBTQ rights abroad


Two lawmakers on Wednesday announced they will reintroduce a bill that would require U.S. to promote LGBTQ rights abroad through its foreign policy.

California
Congressman Alan Lowenthal and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) made the
announcement about the International Human Rights Defense Act eight days after
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was sworn in at the State Department.

The bill,
among other things, would make the position of special U.S. envoy for the
promotion of LGBTQ rights abroad in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy,
Human Rights and Labor permanent and raise it to an ambassador level position.
A press release that Markey and Lowenthal’s offices released on Wednesday also
notes the bill would direct the State Department to “devise a global
strategy to address discrimination against the LGBTQI community” and to
“coordinate with local advocacy groups, governments, multilateral
organizations and the private sector, to promote international LGBTQI human
rights.”

“The United States must
reaffirm its support for the promotion and protection of LGBTQI rights around
the world and reengage as a leader on these issues after four years of harmful
and discriminatory policies,” said Markey. “This legislation will make it
clear that the United States is committed to protecting the human rights of all
people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The COVID-19
crisis has put LGBQTI communities all around the world at greater risk and this
moment requires a concerted and global effort to recommit to the protection of
human rights everywhere.”

State Department criticizes Indonesia caning, Turkey arrests

Former Secretary of State John
Kerry in 2015 announced the creation of the envoy position. It has remained
unfilled since 2017.

Blinken during his
confirmation hearing
pledged to raise the envoy to an ambassador level
position. Blinken also said he would “repudiate” the Commission for
Unalienable Rights — which sought to stress “natural laws and natural
rights” — that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in 2019.

A State Department spokesperson
on Tuesday noted Blinken during his confirmation hearing said he “will
appoint an LGBTQI+ envoy,” but stressed there are currently no
“details to share regarding the staffing of the special envoy.”

The State Department late last
week criticized the public
caning of two men
in Indonesia’s Aceh province after their neighbors caught
them having sex.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Wednesday during his daily press briefing expressed concern over the detention of more than 150 people in Istanbul who were protesting the arrest of four students at the city’s Boğaziçi University after they used pictures of a Pride flag to represent the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site that is located at the center of Mecca’s Grand Mosque. Media reports indicate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday in a televised speech accused the country’s LGBTQ rights movement of engaging in “vandalism.”

The protests began in January after Erdoğan appointed Melih Bulu, a member of his ruling Justice and Development Party, as the university’s new rector.

“We are concerned by detentions of students and other demonstrators and strongly condemn the anti-LGBTQI rhetoric surrounding the demonstrations,” said Price. “Freedom of expression, even speech that some may find uncomfortable, is a critical component of a vibrant, functioning democracy that must be protected. Peaceful, prosperous and inclusive societies depend on the free flow of information and ideas.” 

“The
United States prioritizes the protection of human rights and stands shoulder to
shoulder with all those fighting for their fundamental democratic freedoms,”
he added.

The Trump administration in
2019 tapped then-U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is openly gay,
to lead an initiative that encouraged countries to decriminalize consensual
same-sex sexual relations. ILGA World Executive Director André du Plessis and
other LGBTQ activists with whom the Washington Blade has previously spoken
questioned the campaign’s effectiveness.

“Over the last four years,
LGBTQI people have been at the forefront of vicious attacks, our basic rights
questioned in countries around the world and by the highest office in the US.
This is precisely why we need the International Human Rights Defense Act,” said
OutRight Action International Executive Director Jessica Stern in the press
release that Markey and Lowenthal released. “LGBTQI people cannot be left to
suffer because of changes in the White House.  We need the IHRDA to ensure
that the U.S. protects and upholds LGBTQI rights as a consistent, integrated
and essential foreign policy priority.”

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LGBTQ Nation: Explore desert style with the Yoberts and the Angelinos in Palm Springs


Palm Springs style with The Yoberts and the AngelinosScreenshot Follow Corey and Cristian (aka The Yoberts) as they road trip around Southern California, finding adventure in Big Bear, Joshua Tree and Palm Springs.

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“gay tv” – Google News: Heather Gay was surprised she got cast for RHOSLC – Monsters and Critics


Heather Gay was surprised she got cast for RHOSLC  Monsters and Critics

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“gay” – Google News: Gay Pioneer Lee Mentley dies- The gay activist facilitated creation of the Rainbow Flag – Los Angeles Blade


Gay Pioneer Lee Mentley dies- The gay activist facilitated creation of the Rainbow Flag  Los Angeles Blade

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“gay” – Google News: T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne is gay: ‘I want to put the coming-out behind me’ – Yahoo News


T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne is gay: ‘I want to put the coming-out behind me’  Yahoo News

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