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Ann Coulter Says God Punished Houston Over Their Lesbian Mayor

Ann Coulter is on an anti-lgbtq, ignorant hate spree again, for a change.

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The far right political commentator said that Hurricane Harvey is God’s response to Houston electing a Lesbian mayor, and not the result of Climate Change, the product of mankind’s greed and irresponsible behaviour with the environment.

Coulter was referring to Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian individual to be mayor in Houston until stepping down in 2016.

In a twitter tweet, she said:

Ann, who has said in the past that “gay marriage is not a right” and gay men who have sex should  “feel guilty about it.” also refuses to believe in the overwhelming, tangible evidence by scientists that proves that climate change is very real.

Despite what some governments in support of coal mining and fracking say about global warming, there is a a global scientific consensus that humans are altering the climate by pouring greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

In addition to rising global temperatures, climatologists believe more intense weather patterns – from stronger storms to more frequent droughts – are potential consequences.

Warmer air and water could feed the size and wetness of hurricanes.

 

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Sense8 Finale is coming back to Netflix After Cancellation

Lana Wachowski has confirmed the return of the show for a 2-hour special finale

After getting canceled by Netflix, shortly after the release of its second season, Sense8 is now getting a last-minute stay of execution in the form of a two-hour special. It will air in 2018, as by its creator Lana Wachowski on the show’s Facebook page:

The facebook post received hundreds of thousands of likes and reactions as well as shares

It is believed that, despite the overwhelming amount of viewers that the TV show had received, the production cost was amongst one of the highest in the world, estimated at $9 million dollars per episode, which may have contributed to the cancelation.

However, at this point, and paraphrasing Lana, it seems like nothing’s been said and there’s a big chance we might see more sense8 in the future.

 

By Ellie Van Leeuwen for Girl Things (@elliehopeauthor on Twitter & Facebook)

Caitlyn Jenner Should Use the Men’s Bathroom, North Carolina Governor Says

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Caitlyn Jenner / @Caitlyn_Jenner / Twitter

During a debate, moderator Chuck Todd asked North Carolina’s Governor, Pat McCrory, and Attorney General, Roy Cooper, which bathroom should Caitlyn Jenner use.

Loyal to his discriminatory rhetoric, Pat McCrory said that Caitlyn should use the men’s bathroom.

Watch the debate below (~1min. / Youtube)

RELATED: Hurricane Hits and Record Floods NC, Leaves Many Dead, but Governor Pat McCrory keeps Using Public Funds To Discriminate against Transgender Women

 

Hurricane Hits and Record Floods NC, Leaves Many Dead, but Governor Pat McCrory keeps Using Public Funds To Discriminate against Transgender Women

NC, United States — As the death toll left by hurricane Matthew raises to 33, with 17 deaths in the state of North Carolina alone, Governor Pat McCrory keeps using public funds to harass, intimidate and push his anti-LGBT agenda further, instead of helping the victims of the hurricane.

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Pat McCrory, NC Governor / CharlotteObsesrver / Screen Capture

Buzzfeed reports that, as Hurricane Matthew approached the coast of North Carolina on Friday, Governor Pat McCrory spent the night on stage, with far-right religious leaders, asking them to support the discriminatory, anti-LGBT legislation known as House Bill 2 or HB2.

While emergency services in North Carolina were overwhelmed, and the death toll raised in the state —inlcuding the fatal shooting of a motorist, who was driving through a flooded area– McCrory was recorded telling the far-right christian audience: “You have five weeks, or four-and-a-half weeks, to speak out in North Carolina.”

“I don’t agree with the concept of redefining gender, let your congregations and your businesses, and everyone else know. Are there people behind this issue or not? We’re going to find out.” He added.

RELATED: Charlotte Mayor, in contrast to the Governor’s stance, defends LGBT rights in NC’s Largest City

While the governor was using public funds to host a meeting with hateful groups, the citizens of North Carolina were far from happy, and this was not due to any bathroom hysteria.

A Greenville resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We have no power. The cash is going to be running out. We’ve already got street vendors hawking water, Cokes and cigarettes. Cigarettes are at seven bucks a pack,” they said. “It’s nuts here, and it’s going to get worse.”

Last week, Andrew Bieszad, a writer for the right-wing religious site Shoebat, explained that “Hurricane Matthew had nothing to do with climate change, instead, it’s God’s way of punishing people for hosting an LGBT parade in Florida” in the memory of the 49 victims of the Orlando massacre.”

In spite of Mr. Bieszad’s claims, most of the reported casualties are in the state of North Carolina, one of the very few states in America where religious persecution and discrimination is not only legal, but also encouraged by their current administration.

 

By Eleanor Hope  (Follow Eleanor on Twitter /  Facebook

Pure Advocacy: Kylie Minogue Won’t Marry Until All Australians Can

“We will not marry until all Australians can.” The couple said

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Joshua Sasse, Dolly Parton and Kylie Minogue, Advocating for LGBT Rights in Australia / PinkNews

Australia — Kylie and Joshua Sasse, British actor and LGBTQ+ advocate, announced their engagement earlier this year, but they said that they will not marry until all Australians can.


Minogue, also an LGBTQ+ Advocate, has been part of the “Say I do Down Under” Campaign, and also very outspoken about equal rights for LGBT people in her country.

 

“When I found out that gay marriage was illegal in Australia, I was astounded,” said Sasse, who launched the “Say I Do Down Under”campaign at the weekend.

“I simply can’t fathom on any level, whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation.” He added.

“Have you ever been in love? Are you in love? Could you imagine yourself there one day?

Imagine too then, having your government deny you that right — what if you couldn’t marry that person. Your person. ” the campaign states.

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Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, introduced a legislation last month to allow a public, non-binding vote on same-sex marriage early next year. The Telegraph reports

However, the February 11th plebiscite has been denounced by critics as a waste of public funds as it would have no legal weight and the parliament would ultimately have the final decision. Critics also say it would spur a highly divisive debate.

Americans Divided Over Transgender People In Public Bathrooms, Study Confirms

Americans are still divided on transgender rights and identity.

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A new study, carried out by Pew Research Centre, revealed that almost half of respondents said transgender people should be required to use the restroom of the gender assigned to them at birth, with only 51 per cent of respondents supporting transgender people’s choice.

 

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Half of Americans Still Don’t Recognise Transgender People’s Basic Rights / Pew Research Center (Screencap)

These polls reveal just how unsettled these issues are in American culture. Earlier this year, for example, the state of North Carolina passed a discriminatory, statewide piece of legislation, despite opposition from the Department Of Justice. This legal change effectively bans transgender people from using the bathroom matching their gender identity.

It seems that, for many Americans, the separation of gender from sex is still a relatively new concept.

The Pew Survey revealed that less than 30 per cent of respondents said that they knew somebody personally who identified as transgender, in contrast to 87 per cent who said they knew somebody who was gay, bisexual or lesbian.

Because being transgender is about identity and not sexuality, many people outside the LGBT community are confused as to what being transgender actually means.

RELATED: Bathroom Hysteria in Numbers

Many transgender people are also gay, lesbian or bisexual, and also part of the LGBT umbrella. However, being transgender is about someone’s gender not being in alignment with the one assigned to them at birth. As an example: It is entirely possible for a transgender person to be transgender and not be interested in sexuality at all.

The good news is, there seems to be a growing trend of acceptance amongst the general population. If we take into account data from two years ago, where 80 per cent of the population considered that transgender people should stick to the bathrooms corresponding with the gender they were assigned at birth, it’s reasonable to confirm that transgender acceptance has grown by 29 per cent in these last two years.

It seems like our fight has not been in vain.

By Eleanor Hope. (@elliehopeauthor on facebok or twitter )

Prince William: “I would confront the bully and comfort the victim.”

The future King visited Hammersmith Academy to take part in a session with pupils to provide practical tips in order to prevent anti-LGBT bullying, and cyber bullying.

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Prince William / Get West London (getwestlondon.co.uk)

Prince William, heir to the throne of the United Kingdom, took part in a training session involving over 50 young people from across London, at the Cathnor Road school, which focussed on cyber-bullying and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bullying. According to Get West London. 

During his visit, the Duke also saw how Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are taught to recognise signs of bullying and how they can encourage victims to seek help and speak out about their concerns.

Joining a session on LGBT issues, the students were asked how they would react to homophobic bullying. The Duke of Cambridge mentioned that he would confront the bullies and comfort the victims.

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The Diana Award was set up in memory of The Duke of Cambridge’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to empowering thousands of young people to tackle social issues that affect other young people using a well-tested peer-led approach.

Source: getwestlondon.co.uk / PinkNews

American Pastor Who Says LGBT people should be stoned to death Banned From Entering the UK and South Africa

Pastor Anderson is America’s most dangerous radical religious leader. He claims, among other things, that he can cure the world of AIDS by stoning homosexuals to death.

Steven Anderson / Google +
Steven Anderson / Google +

In a sermon, last year, he said: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. That, my friends, is the cure for AIDS.”

He also celebrated the death of the 49 victims of Orlando earlier this year, telling his followers: “The good news is that there’s 50 less paedophiles in this world, because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and paedophiles. That’s who was a victim here… just a disgusting homosexuals [sic] at a gay bar.”

He had since been planning to hold an event in Johannesburg, South Africa, but last week, South African government banned him from entering the country, CNN Reports.

Earlier this week, he was also banned from entering the United Kingdom, where he was meant to connect his flight to Africa.