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Fourteen law enforcement officers fired shots during the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, but none struck anyone other than the gunman, the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, whose office reviews every time an officer fires a weapon on duty, said her office found the response to the June 12, […]

Hometown girl and recording artist Janelle Monáe has dedicated her Grammy nominations to her ‘trans brothers and sisters.’ Monáe, who came out as pansexual last year, received two nominations from the Recording Academy. The first is for Best Music Video for her single Pynk. The second is a nomination for Album of the Year for […]

Kansas employers would not be allowed to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers under a proposal offered on Monday by the state’s first two openly LGBT lawmakers. Legislation from Rep. Brandon Woodard, D-Lenexa, and Rep. Susan Ruiz, D-Shawnee, would add sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class in state law — […]

Story by: Chick Tackett “White America must see that no other ethnic group has been a slave on American soil. This is one thing that other immigrant groups haven’t had to face. The other thing is that the color became a stigma. American society made the Negroes’ color a stigma. America freed the slaves in1862 […]

The other day I was binge-watching the British TV show on Netflix called, “Bodyguard,” which stars Scottish actor Richard Madden. I was told that Madden is best known for his role as Rob Stark in “Game of Thrones.” I don’t watch “Game of Thrones,” so I had never heard of him. While watching this excellent […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett “One of the things you did was take it out of it being a women’s issue and making it a people’s issue.” Whoopi Goldberg — actress, activist, comic ACTOR TERRY CREWS: HERO OF #MeTooMEN On October 10th, 2017, in the wake of several Hollywood actresses going public about stories of sexual […]

Lady Gaga calls Mike Pence’s anti-LGBT views ‘the worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ “I am a Christian woman and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome,” said Gaga, a likely best actress Oscar contender for her performance in “A Star is Born.” […]

WORDS FROM THE NOTORIOUS N.D.P The following is excerpts from Nancy Pelosi’s 2019 Speaker of the House acceptance speech. I hope you all are inspired by it as I was. “We enter the new Congress with a sense of great hope and confidence for the future, and deep humility and powerfulness in the face of […]

A woman who promised to attend gay people’s weddings if their mothers wouldn’t is getting a film made about her. Sara Cunningham got national attention last summer when she posted on Facebook that she would attend weddings as a stand-in since so many LGBTQ people have been rejected by their parents.  Jamie Lee Curtis has purchased […]

A federal grand jury in Texas returned a 15-count indictment Tuesday charging two men with conspiracy to commit hate crimes after they allegedly used Grindr to assault, taunt and rob gay men. Daniel Jenkins, 19, and Michael Atkinson, 24, are named in the indictment, which was unsealed on Wednesday, said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox […]


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