OnePulse Donors Have Little Chance Of Being Refunded: Watchdog
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
4M ago
Just two weeks after the onePulse Foundation Board of Directors voted to dissolve the nonprofit organization, the head of a charity watchdog organization says donors stand little chance of ever seeing their donations reimbursed. After spending seven-and-a-half years working to create a memorial honoring the 49 people killed in the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, the onePulse Foundation never broke ground on the project. “To see this money essentially wasted and these promises not fulfilled – it’s a real tragedy,” said Laurie Styron, CEO of CharityWatch, a charity watchdog organizati ..read more
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Russia’s Supreme Court Bans ‘International LGBTQ Movement’ As ‘Extremist’
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
5M ago
Russia’s Supreme Court has declared what it calls “the international LGBT public movement” an extremist organization and banned all activities associated with it in the country. The landmark ruling on Thursday was prompted by a motion from the Ministry of Justice, even though no such organization exists as a legal entity. The justice ministry claimed the LGBTQ community risked “inciting social and religious discord”, in violation of Russia’s Law on Countering Extremism, according to a statement from the UN condemning the decision. Thursday’s ruling states: “The claims are to be satisfied: to r ..read more
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Supreme Court Rejects Florida’s Request To Reinstate Anti-Drag Show Law
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
5M ago
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied Florida’s request to allow it to temporarily enforce a law that makes it a misdemeanor to allow children to attend a drag performance, a law challengers say, imposes unlawful restrictions on free speech. The court, divided 6-3, with three conservatives dissenting, rejected an emergency request from Florida officials after lower courts blocked the law statewide. The majority did not explain its reasoning. The three justices who would have granted the state’s request were Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. The brief unsigned order mean ..read more
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Marlon Wayans Says He Has ‘Unconditional Love’ For His Trans Son
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
5M ago
Actor Marlon Wayans, best known for his role in the series “The Wayans Bros.” and the 2004 film “White Chicks,” is encouraging parents of transgender children to support their kids after revealing that his eldest child previously came out to him as trans. The 51-year-old comedian is preparing for the release of his upcoming special, which includes his experience navigating his 23-year-old son Kai’s gender identity. “I talk about the transition,” he said of his special during a recent appearance on Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club.” He stumbled over pronouns as he clarified that he wasn’t r ..read more
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Trans Teen Kicked Out Of Lead Role In Musical Over School’s New Gender Policy
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
5M ago
A transgender Texas student was kicked out of the lead role of his high school’s upcoming musical after his principal introduced a new gender casting policy. Sherman High School senior Max Hightower landed the lead role in “Oklahoma!” last month, his father, Phillip Hightower, told local CBS affiliate KXII. But the 17-year-old’s excitement didn’t last long. The principal called to inform him about the new policy they implemented. “Actors and actresses could only play a role that was the same gender they were assigned at birth,” Hightower told KXII, detailing his conversation with the principal ..read more
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Pro-Trump Pastor Destroys Barbie Dream House With A Bible Wrapped Around A Baseball Bat
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
8M ago
Pro-Trump Pastor Greg Locke has sparked outrage and a thousand memes online after he was filmed destroying the iconic Barbie Dream House with a baseball bat with a Bible taped to it. Locke, who is the latest far-right figure to voice his disdain for the blockbuster film Barbie, delivered a 45-minute rant about demons and temptations like pornography before destroying the toy. “We drive demons out all time,” he said during his sermon. “But we’ve not reached a place where we understand: You have to pull down the stronghold that the demon left behind. Because some day something when you cast out ..read more
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Trans-Inclusive ‘Barbie’ Film Shatters ‘Harry Potter’ Box Office Record
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
9M ago
Barbie has smashed through another box office record, beating a milestone previously set by Harry Potter. The Warner Bros film, which comes from Greta Gerwig and stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the titular doll and Ken, grossed over $1 billion at the global box office. Barbie has now become the studio’s fastest movie to reach that record (17 days), beating previous holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which did it in 19 days back in 2011. This past weekend, the film beat out Meg 2: The Trench and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem to remain atop the box office ..read more
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Wayne Brady Comes Out As Pansexual
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9M ago
Wayne Brady has come out as pansexual in a new interview with People explaining his process of coming to terms with his identity. “I am pansexual,” the Let’s Make a Deal host said in the interview. “Bisexual — with an open mind.” Brady said he had been doing research and wasn’t sure if he could determine if he was bisexual “because I had to really see what that was, especially because I really have not gotten a chance to act on anything.” “So, I came to pansexual because — and I know that I’m completely messing up the dictionary meaning — but to me, pan means being able to be attracted to anyo ..read more
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Meet Flamy Grant, The Drag Queen Who Just Topped The Christian Music Chart
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
9M ago
“Shame-slaying, hip-swaying, singing-songwriting” drag queen Flamy Grant’s debut album, “Bible Belt Baby,” just landed the No. 1 spot for top album on the iTunes Christian music chart. One of her singles on the album, “Good Day,” hit No. 2 in the top songs category. “This is a huge moment for the 16-year-old version of myself who was writing songs, hoping to be on the same stages that Amy Grant was playing as I was growing up,” the 41-year-old gospel and roots musician, who now lives in San Diego, told TODAY.com. “It’s massive and wonderful, and I’m so grateful.” Credit: Billboard.com Grant ..read more
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Trump Supporter Terrorizes Target Shoppers In Blackface With Unhinged Rant About Pride
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by TheGailyGrind Staff
9M ago
A former Colorado postal worker was captured on video in blackface terrorizing a Target with unhinged rants about the store’s Pride section and how LGBTQ+ people “took our flag forever.” Ersilia Campbell walked into an Aurora Target store with her face smeared in dark makeup earlier this week, a video obtained by TMZ shows. “Lester Holt did ‘whiteface’ and nobody said s–t,” Campbell can be heard telling an employee who confronted her about the offensive face paint. Campbell then demanded to see the store’s Pride section, and became frustrated when store employees told her that Pride Month ende ..read more
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