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Victory Endorses 3 Legislative Candidates in Georgia

The Victory Fund has endorsed three openly LGBT candidates running for the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016. If all three candidates win this November, Georgia will have five openly LGBT members of the House of Representatives for the first time ever, joining Karla Drenner and Keisha Waites. Tags: Park Cannon Rafer Johnson Joshua Noblitt Georgia

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Must-See LGBT TV 1/3-9: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ returns, final season of ‘Downton Abbey’ and more

Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights in LGBT on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBT-inclusive programming on TV. The final season of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS this Sunday night with a special Countdown to Downton Abbey ahead of the episode with the cast reflecting on the series. The season opens in 1925 as the estate faces downsizing concerns and Anna and Bates wait on an update about Anna's fate. The premiere will also be followed by Downton Abbey: A Celebration with highlights from past seasons and a look ahead at the final episodes. Downton Abbey: Sunday, beginning at 8pm on PBS. Hollywood Game Night...

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Primary field clears in Minnesota’s 2nd District Congressional race, boosting Angie Craig

Victory-endorsed Congressional candidate Angie Craig has effectively cleared the DFL primary field in Minnesota’s District 2, with her main opponent Mary Lawrence dropping out of the race Tuesday. That news was followed by a report Wednesday that the other DFL primary contender, Roger Kittelson, will also end his campaign. From The Uptake: Tags: Angie Craig

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Suddenly, Leftists Are All About the “Rule of Law”

#OccupyWallStreet took over public spaces in major cities and remained in them for months, committing crimes of vandalism and rape, as the media stood by and cheered and prominent Democrats rallied to their cause. #BlackLivesMatter blocked freeways, burned down and looted neighborhood businesses, assaulted police, and threatened more violence. Once again, the media said that their grievances were legitimate, the violence was understandable if not necessarily justified, and Democrat politicians said we needed a “national dialog” to address their concerns. But when a handful of ranchers and “militia” non-violently take over an unoccupied building in a remote western wilderness, all of the sudden, bloodthirsty leftists call it a “Terrorist Attack” and demand for them to be killed … because of the importance of...

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Brian Brown Has The Fox Debate Sadz

"The nation watched the first debate of the presidential cycle this week, as Fox News hosted the affair from Cleveland on Thursday evening. As many NOM supporters have observed, the mainstream media rarely treats the marriage issue with the importance it deserves, and even Fox News has been reluctant to give it fair and balanced coverage. Regrettably, this was evident in their handling of the marriage issue during the presidential debate. Only two candidates were asked about marriage, and it was phrased in an adversarial way, pitting support for traditional marriage as being at odds with support for a gay family member. How ridiculous! Sadly, when it came to the marriage issue, Fox News bumbled badly. We hope that future debates will give the candidates a fuller ...

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An anthem to love from a popular judge on Univision’s La Banda

Laura Pausini's most recent album includes a song and video dedicated to true love which includes a heterosexual couple, a lesbian couple and a gay couple. Pausini is an internationally known singer and most recently served as a judge for Univision's hit La Banda, the competition set to discover the next boy band on Univision. The program also features Ricky Martin as a fellow judge. On a recent appearance on the show Sal y Pimienta Pausini explains why she wrote the song. She says that in her beloved Italy where she is from it is still not legal for everyone to marry. Although she would love to marry her boyfriend she doesn't feel it is right to do so until this is a legal right for all...

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2015: The Year of the Bully

Bullies are people who delight in using a position of power to inflict suffering on people with little or no power. As the progressive left accumulated unprecedented power in the Obama Era, they have demonstrated themselves to be peerless bullies. The Progressive Left dominates the judiciary, the media, and nearly all Government bureaucracies. As such, they were able to force the public to accept gay marriage as a matter of law. The gay left had previously claimed that all they wanted was ‘Equality,’ defined as state recognition of gay relationships as marriages. As it turned out, achieving this goal was not enough. Those who did not support gay marriage had to be punished, had to be forced to acknowledge the greatness of the gay left...

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Trump Disinvited From RedState Event

Trump was to be tonight's headliner and most of the other GOP candidates will be speaking there this weekend. While we enjoy the escalating teabagger implosion, let's not forget that Erick Erickson, the person now leading the charge against Donald Trump, regularly calls you a NAMBLA-supporting member of the gaystapo and a hell-bound mentally ill homofascist. Erickson has also called the First Lady a "Marxist harpy wife" and called a member of the Supreme Court a "goat-fucking child molester." And then there are the times that newly-minted feminist Erick Erickson refers to "ugly feminazis" who should "get in the kitchen and learn to cook." Oh, but he totally has the right to the moral high ground regarding Donald Trump.

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Some Highlights in Spanish Language Media for 2015

As 2015 comes to a close we welcome the opportunity to look at some of our favorite moments in Spanish language television and newspapers in terms of LGBT representation. Seeing our lives reflected in media and in ways that are diverse and interesting—as opposed to stereotypical and shallow—can make a big difference in helping our Latino culture learn more about the LGBT community. Hope you enjoy these stories and TV segments. Speaking for ourselves: Four Latinas told their own stories about the importance of family acceptance and their stories were shared during Spirit Day.   International Impact: When Marcos Saldívar wrote in the Huffington Post about the way his grade school teacher, Lisa Wood Maloney, offered him support, as a bullied gay kid, the story inspired more than a...

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Bao Nguyen announces Congressional run

Bao Nguyen, openly-gay Mayor of Garden Grove, California, has announced he is running for U.S. Congress. Nguyen, who came out publically in July, is running in the 46th Congressional District, currently represented by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who is running for the Senate seat held by Sen. Barbara Boxer. Tags: Bao Nguyen

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The Progressive Left Hates Christmas; And Other Forms of Joy

Christmas is another occasion to remind ourselves, Progressive Leftists are miserable bastards and they want you to be miserable, too. As for me, I will be happy to spend Christmas with that family that some deranged commenters think loathe and hate me. I hope the GayPatriot roundtable will also be spending Christmas with the families that leftists think hate and despise them as well.

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PETITION: Stop Megyn Kelly

From the petition: Megyn Kelly apparently finds the state of our union amusing and "fun", whereas the viewers (our fellow citizens) deserve a much more serious moderator. In addition, she had a clear agenda to attack Donald Trump, by tenaciously clinging to his past rather than his vision for the future. She focused on Trump personally, rather than politically. Ultimately, she did not not live up to the "fair and balanced" slogan at Fox News and News Corporation. While her disdain for Mr. Trump was evident, this peititon is a call for truly fair and balanced coverage of ALL candidates. Thus, Megyn Kelly should be barred from hosting or moderating all future Republican Presidential Debates.Donald Trump hasn't signed. Yet!

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Check out the LGBT-inclusive films screening at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival lineup was announced last week for the 32nd annual festival in Park City, Utah coming up from January 21-31. Sundance has a long history as one of the most LGBT-inclusive mainstream film festivals and has included screenings of great LGBT films including How to Survive a Plague, Pariah, Keep the Lights On and more. Check out a list below of LGBT-inclusive films screening this year at the Sundance Film Festival that we know of so far, in alphabetical order. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. *Note – Synopses are taken directly from the Sundance program First Girl I Loved / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kerem Sanga) — Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha...

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Election Day Roundup: Victories across the country for LGBT candidates

Victory volunteers hold signs as Jackie Biskupski waves to voters. LGBT voters have much to celebrate following the 2015 General Elections this Tuesday, despite some notable setbacks including the failure to approve an equal rights ordinance in Houston. Overall, 45 Victory Fund endorsed candidates won election in 2015 nationwide: 29 won Tuesday night and 16 won in elections held earlier in the year. Tags: Election Day 2015 Jackie Biskupski Derek Kitchen Ken Siver Shannon Hardin Zach Adamson Pete Buttigieg

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The Dumb Leftist Fear Meme

Apparently, the Talking Point has gone out to all organs of the left to promote the “Republicans are running on FEAR” meme. Talking Points Memo: Riding Fear of Muslims, Trump Rockets to New Lead Democrat Hack Paul Begala: Republicans’ Dominant Emotion is ‘Fear’ The New Republic: The GOP is the Party of Fear New York Times: Fear of Terrorism Lifts Donald Trump MSNBC: GOP fear of refugees spins wildly out of control Slate: State of fear: The Republican debate after San Bernardino This ‘Fear’ rhetoric is a back-handed way for the left — people so frightened by words that they require Speech Codes and Safe Spaces — to call Republicans cowards, and portray themselves as brave for standing strong in their politically correct ...

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Big Think: George Takei

From the clip recap: Actor, activist, prolific meme-generator, and cultural icon George Takei graces Big Think with his presence today in this powerful 5-minute clip. Takei explores Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's ambitious and progressive vision for the future: "Roddenberry felt that the Enterprise was a metaphor for starship earth and the strength of this starship lay in its diversity." We also learn that Takei's character, Sulu, represented a united Asia free of the many strifes Roddenberry witnessed during the 20th century. Takei tells us how the name "Sulu" came about; it's an incredibly inspirational story. Finally, Takei explains the now-glaring omission of gay and lesbian characters from Roddenberry's progressive Enterprise. In short, it was the 1960's and the biracial kiss between Uhura and ...

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VIDEO: For International Human Rights Day, what’s the role of the media in LGBT acceptance?

Today, GLAAD is joining the United Nations and advocacy organizations around the world in commemorating International Human Rights Day with a video featuring an ensemble of international LGBT leaders speaking about ways that the media can accelerate or hinder acceptance for LGBT people from around the world. In September, GLAAD hosted international media figures and LGBT advocates while heads of state and diplomats from around the world gathered for the United Nations General Assembly. The panelists described their experiences with the media in their global contexts . They also talked at length about the efforts to make the media more fair, accurate, and respectful in their LGBT storytelling, and how that work furthers the human rights efforts for LGBT people. The media is a powerful tool that can...

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Oh Good Lord

A 52 year old man is insisting that he identifies as a six-year-old girl, and everybody is required to indulge his mental illness. In an interview with the gay news site The Daily Xtra, Stefonknee (formerly Paul) Wolscht details his struggles with being a male-to-female transgender person. The Daily Xtra video, however, glosses over a tiny bit of important information about Wolscht: he thinks he is actually a six year-old girl—not just a woman, but a six year-old girl—stuck in the body of a 50-something man. At age 46, Wolscht deserted his wife and his seven children to live his “true” life. Just remember, to the Social Left, “Stefonknee” is normal. It’s Christian people living in the suburbs, holding down a ...

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YouTuber Tyler Oakley to be honored at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco #glaadgala

GLAAD today announced it will honor Tyler Oakley at GLAAD Gala San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on November 7, 2015. For more information visit www.glaad.org/sfgala. GLAAD Gala San Francisco is presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide. The event is presented locally by Southwest Airlines. The event will be hosted by Mean Girls and Looking star Daniel Franzese and will feature a special performance by Grammy Award-nominated recording artist and Selma star Ledisi. Additional special guests include Empire star Jussie Smollett and the cast of HBO’s Looking. At the gala, Oakley will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award, which is presented to an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT...

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VIDEO: "Empowered" campaign offers support to women living with HIV and violence

This month, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Greater Than AIDS has teamed up with The National Domestic Violence Hotline, loveisrespect, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Positive Women's Network – USA, The Well Project and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in presenting "Empowered: Women, HIV and Intimate Partner Violence." One in three women in the United States will experience intimate partner violence, but for women living with HIV, that statistic becomes as high as one in two. "Empowered's" mission is to bring attention to the situations of and offer resources to women who are living with or are at risk of HIV and violence. The campaign aims to inform and inspire action in communities across the country. "Our goal is for women to know that they...

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#TravelingWhileTrans sparks TSA change

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has changed its policies regarding transgender travelers. New guidelines will not refer to trans people’s genitalia as “anomalies.” Tags: TSA NCTE #TravelingWhileTrans Shadi Petosky David Cicilline Mark Pocan Jared Polis Mark Takano

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