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CNN anchor rips into homophobe on live TV

CNN host Jim Sciutto was not having any of conservative pundit Ben Ferguson’s homophobic nonsense when he appeared on his show this week. While talking about Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks on Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation, Ferguson defended the right-wing radio host by implying Buttigieg’s “masculinity” was inferior to Donald Trump’s. “I don’t think it matters that he’s gay,” said Ferguson. “I think that the thing that you are talking about here is two different issues. One, is anyone goi...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Ferguson, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Poppy Harlow, Ben, Pete, Rush Limbaugh, Jim Sciutto, Ben Ferguson

Chaos erupts inside Virginia Legislature as psycho pastor rails against gay people in opening prayer

Chaos erupted inside the Virginia State Legislature this week when a local pastor unleashed a seven-minute homophobic diatribe on the House floor. Rev. Robert Grant Jr. of the Father’s Way Church in Warrenton, Virginia was invited to give the opening prayer for the legislative session. Generally speaking, the ceremonial prayer is meant to be nonpolitical and appeal to a broad number of faiths and backgrounds. Evidently, Grant didn’t get that memo. Or, rather, he just didn’t care. AdBridg.cmd.p...
Tags: Politics, Virginia, Lifestyle, House, Homophobia, Grant, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Virginia Legislature, Warrenton Virginia, Virginia State Legislature, Rev Robert Grant Jr, Father 's Way Church, House Eileen Filler Corn, Pledge of Allegiance Grant

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds takes his fight for LGBTQ rights all the way to Capitol Hill

Dan Reynolds just upped his ally game tenfold. The Imagine Dragons frontman recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., where he met with lawmakers about banning conversion therapy nationwide once and for all. Reynolds was joined by Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn and RuPaul‘s Drag Race’s Carmen Carrera. The trio met with several lawmakers, including Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus, at the U.S. Capitol t...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Virginia, Lifestyle, Mormon church, Capitol Hill, Lgbtq, Nancy Pelosi, Imagine Dragons, Carrera, Carmen Carrera, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Glenn, Rupaul, Reynolds

Scandal brews after Trump admin. funds homophobic “Hookers for Jesus”

Attorney General Bill Barr. Via YouTube A new scandal has emerged on the horizon for the US Department of Justice. Reuters reports that internal complaints within the justice department itself have raised concern over a non-profit group receiving anti-human trafficking grant funds. The group in question: Hookers for Jesus. Yes, really. The Nevada-based group is run by Annie Lobert, a self-described “born again Christian” and human trafficking survivor. The group purports to aid trafficking vi...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Iowa, Jesus, Nevada, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Reuters, Annie Lobert, Lobert, BOB BARR, Trump Administration, Hookers For Jesus

Buttigieg “saddened” by woman who wanted her vote back because he’s gay

Pete Buttigieg (Photo: NBC/YouTube) Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg talked about how his sexuality may play with some voters in an interview with NBC’s Meet The Press yesterday. Talking with Chuck Todd, Buttigieg addressed a video that went viral last week. It showed a woman in Iowa who had voted for Buttigieg asking if she could take her vote back after learning that he is married to a man. Related: Iowa woman loses it after voting for Mayor Pete and then learning… he’s gay!?!...
Tags: Chuck, Politics, Nbc, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Lifestyle, Joe Biden, Indiana, New Hampshire, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Meet The Press, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Sanders

Drop everything, we need to talk about Andrew Yang’s gay thirst trap of a policy advisor

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Carson Tueller (@carson_tueller) on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:45am PST I don’t know much, but I do know presidential hopeful Andrew Yang seems pretty cool. He believes in giving everyone $1,000 a month. He believes in legal protections for all LGBTQ+ individuals. He also has a devoted fan base known as the Yang Gang, which is one gang I feel like I could totally g...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Politics, Instagram, Lifestyle, Seattle, Kamala Harris, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Yang Gang, Ryan, Carson, Eudora, Weber State University, Carmen Sandiego, Josh Galassi

Why Finland leads the field when it comes to winter cycling

Progressive policies help get people get on their bike, even in below-freezing conditions In London, where I live, the idea of winter cycling generally involves little more than remembering some gloves and making sure your bike lights are charged. In Joensuu, the compact city in eastern Finland, where I am now, it’s arguably a more serious business.When I got off the train from Helsinki the temperature was -16C (3F), and hasn’t yet risen higher than -6C. Every roadway, pavement and cycle route i...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Environment, Life and style, World news, Cycling, Finland, Transport policy, Helsinki, Joensuu

Christian extremist to sue NFL because halftime show “put me in danger of hell fire”

This just in: Christian extremist Dave Daubenmire wants $867 trillion for the “crotch shots” he was forced endure he tuned into last Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show featuring gay icons Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. “I want to sue them,” Daubenmire rages in a video posted to his social media channels this week. “I want to sue them for about 867 trillion dollars!” According to Daubenmire, the halftime performance, during which the Latina pop sensations gave the gays everything they wanted wit...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, NFL, Super Bowl, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Christian, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Halftime Show, Wendy, Pete Buttigieg, Dave Daubenmire, Pete Buttplug, Daubenmire

Trump supporters clogged Iowa caucus phone line with prank calls to try and hack results

Pete Buttigieg likely won the Iowa caucus on Monday night, though the jury is technically still out. Unfortunately, he was robbed of the opportunity to fully celebrate his historic achievement because of a delay in the official results. Initially, it was believed the delay was due to a malfunction in the mobile app being used track results malfunctioning. But it turns out, that’s not the only reason. Now, the chaos is also being attributed to Trump supporters intentionally flooding the phone ho...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Iowa, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Iowa Caucus, Trump Supporters, Democratic Party, Iowa Democratic party, Pete Buttigieg, Prank Calls, Chasten Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders AdBridg

Log Cabin Republicans shunned by their own party, can’t even get a booth at upcoming convention

It’s been a rough year for Log Cabin Republicans. Not only has the conservative LGBTQ group been bleeding members, but they can’t seem to find any support or allies. Not even from within their own political party. The Texas GOP has once again made it crystal clear that it wants absolutely positively nothing to do with the Texas Log Cabin Republicans. For the twentieth year in a row, the State Republican Executive Committee has denied the LGBTQ group a booth at the state’s upcoming Republican con...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Lifestyle, Gop, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Houston, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Roberts, Washington Examiner, State Republican Executive Committee, Taylor Goldenstein, Texas GOP, Exclusion

Scottish politician resigns after bombarding 16-year-old boy with texts

Derek Mackay (Photo: Scottish Government) A leading politician in Scotland has resigned his position in the country’s government. He was the Finance Secretary. Derek Mackay – tipped as a potential future leader of the SNP (Scottish National Party) – was due to deliver his high-profile budget report today. However, just after midnight, the Scottish Sun published dozens of text messages Mackay, 42, is alleged to have sent a 16-year-old boy. In the messages, Mackay offers to take the boy out to ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, NYC, Scotland, Lifestyle, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Glasgow, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Derek, Mackay, Stewart McDonald, Derek Mackay, Mike Yenni

The stuff Republicans are saying about Mitt Romney right now actually makes us feel sorry for the guy

Traitor. Rat. Loser. Disgusting human. Vindictive. Petulant child. Bitter. Piece of shit. Those are just a few of the adjectives Republicans are using to describe their former party leader, Sen. Mitt Romney, after he voted to convict Donald Trump earlier today. “The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival,” Romney said in an emotional speech on the Senator floor before casting his vote. “What the president did was wrong. Grievously wrong.” AdBridg.cmd.push(funct...
Tags: Twitter, Utah, Politics, Congress, Senate, Lifestyle, Mitt, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Ann Coulter, Romney

Taylor Swift just threw major shade at an antigay senator and we’re totally here for it

Taylor Swift fans get to see the political side of the pop star in the new Netflix documentary Miss Americana. The 85-minute film shows the Grammy-winning singer realizing her potential influence in the 2018 midterms, regretting not speaking out against Trump before the 2016 election, and calling now-U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn “Trump in a wig.” Oooh, gurl! AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Related: Fox News goes after Taylor Swift over endorsement...
Tags: Politics, Taylor Swift, Congress, Lifestyle, Netflix, Tennessee, Fox News, Donald Trump, Swift, Blackburn, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Marsha Blackburn, Phil Bredesen, U.S. Senate

Activist and icon Marsha P. Johnson is getting a park in Brooklyn renamed in her honor

Nearly 30 years after her death, Marsha P. Johnson is getting new life as the namesake of a New York City park. At a Human Rights Campaign gala on February 1, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that Brooklyn’s East River State Park will be renamed to honor the transgender activist. Related: Our transgender heroes: Remembering those who have paved the way Cuomo made the announcement while asserting that New York was “fighting back” against hatred toward marginalized communities, per NBC New...
Tags: Politics, New York, New York City, Lifestyle, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The New York Times, Lgbtq, Johnson, Andrew Cuomo, Chirlane Mccray, New York State, Cuomo, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Harvey Milk

This tweet from Chasten Buttigieg will make you ugly cry

The results of the Iowa caucuses are still trickling in. So far, only 71 percent of the vote has been announced. As of right now, Pete Buttigieg is leading with 27%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 25%, and Elizabeth Warren at 18%, though those numbers could easily change as more data is released. Despite the jury still being out, Buttigieg declared victory in Iowa on Monday night, telling supporters in Des Moines: “We are going on to New Hampshire victorious!” When the 2020 hopeful received push...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Elizabeth Warren, Lifestyle, Dnc, New Hampshire, Iowa, Stephen, Bernie Sanders, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Des Moines, Pete, Iowa Democratic party, Tom Perez, Buttigieg

Civil rights hero Bayard Rustin gets official pardon for gay sex conviction

Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin, the right-hand advisor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the organizer of the Montgomery Bus Boycott will receive an official pardon for a gay sex conviction more than 70 years after the fact. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the pardon as part of a larger executive order aimed at granting clemency to citizens convicted of wrongdoing for consensual sexual encounters. “In California and across the country, many laws have been used as legal tools of oppres...
Tags: Feature, Politics, California, Lifestyle, Pasadena, Pardon, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Gavin Newsom, Ad Friendly, Democratic Party, Weber, Newsom, Bayard Rustin, Rustin, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

Nancy Pelosi ripped up Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. And now, the memes…

When asked why she ripped up Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech after he had finished speaking before the House chamber last night, Nancy Pelosi told reporters, “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why she ripped up President Trump’s speech: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” — Jason Donner (@jason_donner) February 5, 2020 A little while later, the Speaker r...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Drama, White House, Lifestyle, House, Memes, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Jones, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, State Of The Union, Pelosi, Huntley

Why Democratic Congresswomen Are Wearing White Again to Send a Message at the State of the Union

The Democratic women of Congress arrived wearing white yet again as a way to show their unity and a commitment to defending the rights of women and disenfranchised groups at the 2020 State of the Union address. One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave some women the right to vote, this year, the Democratic Women’s Caucus organized the style statement. They announced their decision to wear white as a show of solidarity in a press conference on Tuesday aftern...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, US, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Calif

GOP politician insists Constitution says it’s OK to murder socialists, ignores calls to resign

An antigay lawmaker from Montana is refusing calls from his own party to resign after he falsely claimed the U.S. Constitution demands that socialists be murdered in cold blood. Rep. Rodney Garcia made the inflammatory remarks at a Republican party organizing meeting last Friday. The 66-year-old warned his fellow GOPers that socialists were “everywhere,” calling them “enemies of the free state” and saying the founding fathers wanted them all killed. “So actually in the Constitution of the Unite...
Tags: Politics, Montana, Senate, Lifestyle, Gop, United States, Violence, Associated Press, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rodney, Garcia, Socialists

Iowa woman loses it after voting for Mayor Pete and then learning… he’s gay!?!?

As the nation eagerly awaits last night’s results out of Iowa, one woman has become a viral laughing stock after voting for Pete Buttigieg and then trying to retract her vote after learning he’s gay. The clip made its way around Twitter and Reddit early this morning. It opens with the unidentified woman–who, it should be noted, is wearing Amy Klobuchar buttons–shrieking “Are you saying that he has the same-sex partner? Pete?!” Nikki van den Heever, a caucus precinct captain, does her best to st...
Tags: Feature, Politics, White House, Lifestyle, Iowa, Reddit, Amy Klobuchar, Ad Friendly, Election 2020, Pete, Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Pete, van den Heever, Iowa Caucas, Nikki van den Heever, Annabel Park

After denying the dangers of smoking for years, Rush Limbaugh is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh announced on his show this week that he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The 69-year-old, cigar-smoking hothead said he’s been receiving treatment for the cancer since January 20, though he did not provide many additional details. “There are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here,” he told listeners. Here's the audio of Rush Limbaugh announcing on his show that he has lung cancer. — Julio Rosa...
Tags: Health, Politics, Lifestyle, Lung Cancer, Elton John, World Health Organization, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eric Garner, Rush, Michael J Fox, Ad Friendly, Queerty, John Cardillo, Matthew Shepard, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh

South Dakota just proposed a bill that would eliminate all LGBTQ rights and protections

While other states have been slowly chipping away at LGBTQ rights little by little over the past few years, South Dakota has decided to do it all in one fell swoop. Republican lawmakers in the Mouth Rushmore State just introduced HB 1215, which opponents say is the most damaging, most comprehensive, most retrogressive anti-LGBTQ bill in history. Rep. Tony Randolph, a Republican from Rapid City who holds a 100% rating with the antigay hate group Family Heritage Alliance, introduced the bill last...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, South Dakota, Tennessee, Aclu, Republican, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Homophobic, Transphobic, U S Supreme Court, RAPID CITY, anti-LGBTQ, Anti-trans, HB 1215

Rachel Maddow on her critics: ‘Your hatred makes me stronger. Come on! Give me more!’

The MSNBC host’s show has become a safety blanket for many US progressives. She discusses her demonisation by the right, tackling the president’s lies – and coming out at 17Rachel Maddow, the US TV host, has a message for her critics: “Bring it. Your hatred makes me stronger. Come on. Give me more. Give me more. I love it!”That is just as well, given the way she has polarised viewers in the past few years. Maddow, 46, has presented her primetime show on MSNBC, a 24-hour cable news channel, on we...
Tags: Politics, Television, Rachel Maddow, Media, US, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Television & radio, Television industry, TV News, US television industry, Politics TV

GOP lawmakers want to ban Pride and trans flags on public buildings

(Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, licensed via CreativeCommons 2.0) Republican lawmakers in Iowa have introduced legislation to ban public buildings or spaces flying any flags other than patriotic ones. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Roby Smith (R-Davenport), and Jake Chapman (R-Adel), stipulates the only flags allowed to fly should be the US flag, the State of Iowa flag, the prisoner of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) flag, plus official flags for political subdivisions that...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, Lifestyle, America, Gop, Iowa, Republican, Ad Friendly, Queerty, State, Chapman, Des Moines, Iowa House of Representatives, Sioux City Journal, Commonwealth Office

“Family values” candidate busted for having Ashley Madison account: “It was a moment of weakness”

A “family values” Republican candidate in Ohio is facing calls from his own party to withdraw from the race after being busted for having a secret Ashley Madison account, a dating site for people seeking extramarital affairs. Joe Dills is one of three Republicans currently running for state House. In a recent Facebook post, the married father of three admits he set up the account in 2013 shortly after being discharged from the U.S. Air Force in an effort to “connect with women for inappropriate...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Lifestyle, House, Ohio, Republican, Extramarital Affair, Ashley Madison, Joe, Cincinnati, Ad Friendly, Queerty, U S Air Force, Ohio Republican Party, Nikea, Family Values

Whatever happened to Mike Yenni, that Republican lawmaker busted for sexting a teen boy?

There seems to be an endless number of Republican politicians who’ve been caught behaving in ways that don’t reflect their self-proclaimed “family values.” One, in particular, who Queerty covered extensively in 2016 and 2017 is Mike Penni, the Louisiana lawmaker who was busted for sexting a teenage boy. We recently got to thinking: Whatever happened that guy anyway? So we decided to do some investigating… Just to recap: At the time the scandal broke, Yenni was the President of Jefferson Parish ...
Tags: Facebook, Sex Scandal, Politics, Lifestyle, Fbi, New Orleans, Catholic, Louisiana, Republican, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Michelle, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, OXFORD MISSISSIPPI, Daigle

Writer has Facebook meltdown after being fired from newspaper for saying there are “only two sexes”

Jon Caldara (Youtube screenshot) Jon Caldara is a regular columnist for The Denver Post. Or rather, he was until last week, when he was abruptly fired after publishing a rambling op-ed that attacked LGTBQ inclusion in public schools. While the newspaper hasn’t clarified exactly why Caldara was let go, he believes it has to do with that fact that, in his op-ed, he argued that calling people by their preferred proper pronouns violates his free speech. Then he accused LGBTQ people of being too “...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Lifestyle, Diversity, Elton John, Lgbtq, Caldera, Ellen Degeneres, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Inclusion, Denver Post, GLAAD, The Denver Post, Chaz Bono, Caldara

Ohio judge apologizes for calling gay people “savages” who deserve to die of AIDS

A judge in Ohio says he no longer holds the homophobic beliefs he used to spout in college. Maumee Municipal Court Judge Dan Hazard issued an apology this week after several vile letters to the editor he wrote as a sophomore in college resurfaced. The letters were published in Ohio State University’s student newspaper The Lantern in the early 1990s. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); In one letter, published in December 1992, Hazard advocates for cutt...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Lifestyle, Ohio, Homophobia, Viggo Mortensen, Ohio State, Hazard, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Homophobic, Ohio State University, Maumee Municipal Court, Dan Hazard

Meet the guy who hopes to become California’s first openly bisexual state legislator

24-year-old Alex Lee is one of nine candidates currently vying for the Assembly District 25 seat that represents Alameda and Santa Clara counties in California. If he were to win, Lee would become both the youngest Asian American and the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the California State Assembly, though he admits he’s struggled with how to message this. “My identity being Asian I am more conscious about than my LGBT side for some reason,” he tells the Bay Area Reporter. AdBridg...
Tags: Politics, California, Lifestyle, Newark, Santa Clara, Bisexual, Bay Area, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Candidate, Lee, Alameda, California State Assembly, Alex Lee, Assembly District, Bisexual Candidate

Jerry Falwell Jr. plays while gay students suffer under his university’s conversion “therapy”

Lucas today in Toronto Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the university he inherited from his dad, Liberty, has gotten a lot of bad press lately, from charges that Jr. circulated racy photos of the woman to whom he is married to his decision to hand a former male student a lucrative contract to build a fitness facility on university property at the institution’s expense. Then there’s that time he purchased a gay-oriented Miami Beach hostel for a pool boy he met at a nearby resort. The evangelical Christ...
Tags: Dane, Politics, Lifestyle, Toronto, Liberty, Miami, Jesus, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, American Eagle, Christ, Lucas, Mts, First Person, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr

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