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September 28, 2016

Haiti LGBT Festival Cancelled Due To Threats

Organisers have called off a festival celebrating Haiti’s Afro-Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community because of threats of violence and government opposition. Jean Danton Leger, commissioner of Port-au-Prince, said he had blocked the event to protect public morals. It came after the Haitian lawmaker, known for homophobic views, called for the Massimadi festival to […]

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You May Know About Drag Queens.. But Do You Know Your Drag King History?

Over the past several years the success of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has brought drag queens into mainstream consciousness in a way they’ve never before, thereby ushering in a new era of drag culture and creating a slew of drag queen celebrities. But what about drag kings? Male impersonation and the performance of being male have […]

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Inside The Religious Freedom Report That’s Making Conservatives So Mad

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently released a report criticizing religious exemptions that infringe on civil rights ― and some conservative voices are not happy about the final outcome. The USCCR started examining how federal courts have handled claims of religious exemptions in 2013. Years later, and without resolving much of the disagreement within its […]

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September 27, 2016

14 Rights Women Have Gained Since Earning The Right To Vote

With the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, it’s important to look back and remember how much it matters that women are engaged in the political process.  On August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified, which granted white women the right to vote. In some states, black women weren’t able to vote until […]

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31 Latinos Share Their Most Honest Thoughts On Donald Trump

Donald Trump painted a very bleak picture of what life is like for both Hispanics and black people in U.S. cities during Monday night’s presidential debate.  When addressing issues of race and police brutality, the GOP presidential nominee said the following:  We need law and order. If we don’t have it, we’re not going to […]

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Martin Shkreli Wants You To Punch Him In The Face (Really)

The pharmaceutical executive who wanted to make HIV patients pay through the nose for medication is now willing to get punched in the nose for charity. Martin Shkreli, aka Pharma Bro, said he is currently auctioning off the chance to punch him in the face to raise money for the family of Mike Kulich, his […]

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September 26, 2016

Single People Try Some Of The Weirdest Products Made For Singles

From “grow a girlfriend” kits to boyfriend body pillows, there’s a whole slew of gag gifts out there targeted to single people. (Search “boyfriend pillow” on Amazon and you’ll get more than 38,000 results.) In the BuzzFeed video above, singles try some of the most notorious products created for single folks. Most items get laughed off but […]

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Milo Ventimiglia Has A Mustache And Three Young Kids In 'This Is Us' Teaser

“This Is Us” is already the front-runner among new shows that are most likely to make us belly-laugh and hysterically cry in the same episode.  The show, which premiered last week, released a teaser for Tuesday’s upcoming episode. The minute-long flashback clip explores more of the dynamics between mom Rebecca (Mandy Moore), dad Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) […]

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Donald Trump Appoints Rick Santorum To Catholic Advisory Committee

Move over Michele Bachmann, there’s a new rabidly anti-queer and anti-women member of Donald Trump’s election team. Late last week the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign announced that former senator Rick Santorum has been appointed to the candidate’s Catholic Advisory Committee. The committee will “provide advisory support to Mr. Trump on those issues and policies important to Catholics and […]

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September 25, 2016

The Cast Of 'Will & Grace' Reunited And It Was Almost Too Adorable To Handle

The series finale of “Will & Grace” aired a little over 10 years ago, and we’ve missed the sitcom ever since.  To help fill the void in our lives left by Will, Grace, Jack and Karen, Debra Messing ― who played the titular Grace ― shared an adorable photo of the cast reuniting on Instagram. […]