Big Gay News Round-Up: NGLJA Hacks, LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid, Russia Cancels Gay Film Fest and More.

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LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid:  But not a word from HRC. But I bet there will be once it affects the rentboy’s clients.

Campus LGBT Group Has Perfect Response To “Fags” Being Carved Into Bench:  An LGBT Alliance group at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a beautiful response to the anti-gay vandalism they experienced this week.

Gay Man Beaten And Left For Dead In Gay Crusting Area In The UK:  The spokesman added that it was not yet known whether the attack was either homophobic, racial or random.

Portland Catholic School Officially Changes Policy After Fired Lesbian Teacher Rejects Hush Money: After the beloved teacher was fired protesters – mainly students and alumni – reacted by decorating a statue of Mary outside the school in pro-gay slogans and rainbow paraphernalia. You go Mary gurl!

England Sevens Star Sam Stanley Has Become The First English Professional Rugby Union Player To Come Out As Gay: And yes hes cute!

Russia Cancels One Of It’s Only LGBT Film Events: The Moscow Premiere, an anti-fascist and LGBT cinema event, was soon to take place, but was replaced with a “positive, youth-orientated” alternative, reports Digital Spy.

Kentucky Tea Party/GOP Governor Candidate Matt Bevin tells EPA to ‘pound sand’: Bevin also “pounded” same-sex marriage saying “The government doesn’t have any business in the marriage business.” and that he would save bigoted county clerks like Kim Davis  by making  “the marriage contract a downloadable form.” 

Caitlyn Jenner “Uncomfortable” Partying At Gay West Hollwood Bar:   Honestly who gives a fuck anymore?

NLGJA Recognizes 2015 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners aka The Nepotism AwardsProbably the biggest crock of shit awards out there evening beathing the GLAAD Media Awards by a mile.  Most of the winners are either associates of Board Members or Board Members themselves.  If inbreeding could be done by this group of hacks they’s all have 3 arms and buckteeth.

Case in point:

Journalist of the Year
First Place: J. Lester Feder, BuzzFeed News – Connected to Chris Geidner past winner.

Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media
First Place: Trish Bendix, AfterEllen – Closely connected to NGLJA and Host of yearly “Media Convening”

The Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism
Steven Thrasher – Former Journalist of the Year Award Winner.

Excellence in Blogging Award

First Place:

Rob Smith for“They Fought The Gays and The Gays Won: How The “Duck Dynasty” Stars’ Homophobia Destroyed Their Brand,” Queerty.com – Lester Brainwaithe who works at Queerty is a NGLJA Board Member and Queerty.com  is a professional website with paid writers and sponsored content is not a BLOG.

Second Place:

Faith Cheltenham for “Bisexuals at the Gates,” Bilerico.comBillerico.com is owned by Bill Browning NGLJA Board member and Cheltenham was one of the hosts for the “2015 Media Convening”

All in all a bunch of close knit “journalist hacks” who give each other handjobs every year so they can make believe that they are great.

So how was your weekend? 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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