Their story is incredible, and includes having to be separated, one of them being threatened by his family, and a struggle to reacclimate in a culture far from their own ...
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OMG Blog: Ex on the Beach star Aaron Chalmers shares uncut, uncensored selfies. (Work Unfriendly)
Newsweek: Sobering history lesson — how Europe almost liberated its LGBTQ citizens ... just before reversing course and trying to exterminate them.
Far be it from me to want to turn to fascism, but all the same, we have to agree that in some things those regimes have sometimes done good … One day Hitler and Mussolini woke up and said, “Honestly, the scandal has gone on long enough” …And … the inverts … were chased out of Germany and Italy the very next day. — Newsweek
Pink News: Karar Noshi, an aspiring actor from Iraq, was reportedly abducted and murdered for looking too gay.
Huff Post: In response to North Korea's successful test of a missile that could hit Alaska, Trump blasts China, enflaming tensions. WWIII as a distraction?
New Republic: The queer history of a 1996 film you really need to see, Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman.
Deadline: Redditor whose anti-CNN video was tweeted by Trump got exposed, issued apology for violent and bigoted posts, disappeared from Reddit. Full apology ...
Chelsea Manning is speaking for the first time since her release from prison following receiving clemency from departing President Barack Obama. (Obama did not grant her a pardon.)
In a new interview with Good Morning America, she says she felt compelled to go to WikiLeaks after witnessing the messy decisions being made by the U.S. in its war against insurgents, and is adamant that she never felt the documents she leaked would harm her country.
Keep watching, and wait till the end, where she says what she would like to communicate to President Obama ...
Trump cozies up to Putin even more.
Another dispiriting story of a server being denied a tip for being a “faggot.”
Uh, you haven't seen a music video like this one!
Keep reading to watch the now-married gay Iraqi soldiers on The Ellen DeGeneres Show ...
Historically conservative San Diego Union-Tribune endorses Hillary Clinton—first Dem in 148 years.
Gary Johnson ISN'T a pothead?! Then what's his excuse?!
Trump discussed 12-year-old Paris Hilton's bangability with Howard Stern. Reminder: He's accused of raping a kid.
Once and for all: Donald Trump was for invading Iraq before he was against it, period.
Newsweek, which just exposed Trump's Cuban malfeasance, got hacked—by Russians.
Donald Trump falsely claims Alicia Machado has a sex tape, his followers call her a porn star... he was in a porn video!
Earlier today, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who lost the presidency to Obama in 2008, harshly criticized the President, going so far as to claim he was directly responsible for the mass shooting that left 49 dead at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.
Speaking to the Washington Post, the doddering warmonger (Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb-Iran ...) said:
Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures.
Later on, in the face of outrage over his comments, McCain walked them back with a statement:
I misspoke. I did not mean to imply that the President was personally responsible. I was referring to President Obama’s national security decisions, not the President himself. As I have said, President Obama’s decision to completely withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 led to the rise of ISIL. I and others have long warned that the failure of the President’s policy to deny ISIL safe haven would allow the terrorist organization to inspire, plan, direct or conduct attacks on the United States and Europe as they have done in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino and now Orlando.
John McCain does not want to be "directly responsible" for his earlier comment. pic.twitter.com/7UyF2gNCW3— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 16, 2016
Due to low approval from Hispanics, McCain is in danger of being permanently retired this election season.
My message to Arizona voters: Delete your senator!
You can help: Donate now to his Democratic opponent, (future Sen.) Ann Kirkpatrick here.
President Obama just spoke out about Omar Mateen, saying there is no evidence ISIL directed him, but that Mateen seems to have become radicalized by ISIL on his own, taking in information from the Internet. He made a point to say that Mateen did pledge allegiance to ISIL during the Orlando rampage.
Obama also pointed out that lone wolves and small cells are extremely difficult to detect, making their plans very hard to predict and squelch, but:
We are doing everything in our power to stop these kinds of attacks. We work to succeed 100% of the time. An attacker, as we've seen in Orlando, only has to succeed once.
Obama forcefully rejected not only the call to use the phrase “radical Islam,” but also pointed out the transparently political (and diplomatically unsound) rationale behind that push.
Along with his comments on destroying ISIL—he talked about the tremendous progress being made—Obama made sure to reassure “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people” (not just using the acronym) that the world is thinking of us.
Noah Galvin apologizes to Bryan Singer, Colton Haynes; Haynes does not accept:
One man's story of being closeted in the '60s, coming out in the '70s ... and finding acceptance and love.
Lea DeLaria proposes dropping LGBTQI (etc.) in favor of simply “queer.” Or do you despise that word?
TINY HANDS, BIG DEBTS: 100s of lawsuits claim Donald Trump is delinquent in paying monies due.