Category Archives: EXCLUSIVE

IRAN Sentences 2 Gay Rights Activists To Death

IRAN Sentences 2 Gay Rights Activists To Death

Iran  has imposed the death penalty on two lesbian activists for allegedly promoting homosexuality, human rights organization Hengaw reported on Sunday.

“Zahra Sediqi Hamedani, known as ‘Sareh,’ 31, from Naqadeh, and Elham Chubdar, 24, from Urmia, both activists of the LGBT community, were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia in a joint case on the charge of ‘Corruption on Earth’ through the promoting of homosexuality.”

In addition to “promoting homosexuality,” the two women, according to Hengaw, were convicted of  “promoting Christianity” and “communicating with the media opposing the Islamic Republic.”

In December of 2021 the Islamic Republic’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested a lesbian in November and, according to the pro-Iran Tasnim news agency, was detained on charges of “forming a gang for trafficking girls and supporting homosexuality.” 

As of 2008 Iran’s regime has executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since the nation’s Islamic revolution in 1979,.

UDISNEY Extends CEO's Contract Who Threw LGBT's Under Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Bus

DISNEY Extends CEO’s Contract Who Threw LGBT’s Under Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bus.

On June 27 Disney’s board unanimously voted to extend CEO Bob Chapek’s contract by another three years until 2025. “The board has full confidence in him and his leadership team,” Disney’s board announced on Wednesday. (Despite the fact that he/they helped set gay rights back in Florida 40 years.

For those of you who aren’t in the know Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek and Disney remained silent during the weeks and months leading up to the passage of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law. Disney and Chapek would not take a public stance on the bill that harkens back to the era of Anita Bryant when homophobia and hate ran rampant in Florida. And to make matters worse, it was discovered that Disney had also donated to many of the Florida Republican politicians responsible for the heinous law. “Bob is the right leader at the right time for The Walt Disney Company, and the board has full confidence in him and his leadership team,” board chair Susan Arnold said of the vote.

Some hypothesized that Chapek gets to remain simply because there’s no immediate alternative while a lengthy hunt would also hurt the company. Others think it’s because of metrics like subscriptions and park attendance are likely superseding everything else. And that is what’s pushing Disney to extend his contract despite the massive harm caused to and blowback from the LGBT community.

Where’s Mary Poppin’s when you fucking need her?

You can read a recap of Disney’s Don’t Say Gay Debacle at the following links.

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Name Them! Shame Them! – Mugshots and Names of the 31 Patriot Front White Supremacist Who Came To Attack Our #PRIDE

Listen my LGBT children. In the old days they would print our pictures, name us and shame us, and destroy us for who we loved.

It’s time for us to claim that weapon and use it for the power of good instead of the evil it always has been.

These booking images provided by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office show the 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front who were arrested after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear near an LGBTQ pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Top row, from left, are Jared Boyce, Nathan Brenner, Colton Brown, Josiah Buster, Mishael Buster, Devin Center, Dylan Corio, and Winston Durham. Second row, from left, are Garret Garland, Branden Haney, Richard Jessop, James Julius Johnson, James Michael Johnson, Connor Moran, Kieran Morris and Lawrence Norman. Third row, from left, are Justin O’leary, Cameron Pruitt, Forrest Rankin, Thomas Rousseau, Conor Ryan, Spencer Simpson, Alexander Sisenstein and Derek Smith. Bottom row, from left, are Dakota Tabler, Steven Tucker, Wesley Van Horn, Mitchell Wagner, Nathaniel Whitfield, Graham Whitsom and Robert Whitted. (Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Find their employers, friends and family. Google is our friend!

Go forth and righteously name them and shame them!

A very special thank you to longtime gay activist Fritz Liess for sharing this info.

CALL TO ACTION: PROTEST FL Gov Ron DeSantis at Chelsea Piers NYC - Sunday June 12 @ 1:30PM - 22nd St. and 12th Ave

CALL TO ACTION: PROTEST FL Gov Ron DeSantis at Chelsea Piers NYC – Sunday June 12 @ 1:30PM – 22nd St. and 12th Ave

PRIDE Month in the heart of Chelsea what a wonderful for time for the extremely homophonic Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to have the nerve to come to NYC and speak at a Jewish Leadership Conference at Chelsea Piers

There is just so much wrong about this on so many levels (Including the fact that not one of our orgs HRC, GLAAD, Task Force can’t even be bother to set up a protest in a major city.) And since they won’t. The job is ours.

BUT WE NEED TO GET ANGRY, WE NEED TO STEP UP. AND WE MUST LET OUT OUTRAGE BE SEEN!

We will have to do old skool. Protests, Boycotts it sis the ONLY way to show them that will; are done being stepped upon and businesses like the Chelsea Piers need to pick a side., And if they pick the wrong side. They will have to deal with any further ramifications. From US.

The conference will also feature a number of conservative heavy-hitters, including Mark Meadows, Mike Pompeo, Trump’s former secretary of state; and former New York Times editor Bari Weiss, a vocal critic of “cancel culture.”

PLEASE, IF YOU CAN: Join the protest against Ron DeSantis @Chelsea Piers – June 12 1:30PM-2:30PM . Ron DeSantis, Chelsea Piers, 22nd St. and 12th Ave

Bring: Protest signs, water, face masks, and of course FRUIT PIES!

Lets show that bastard DeSantis and the rest of the world that we have had enough and we will not allow them to put us back and lose all we have fought for.

And as for Chelsea Piers you will never see one #LGBTQ cent again unless you cancel.

FULL BOYCOTT

Kindred Foundation to Still Hold Disney Gay Days, Begs LGBTQ Attendance After “Don’t Say Gay” Disaster

Working with One Magical Weekend (They Gay Days Circuit Party around Disney, ) The KindRED Pride Foundation which wanted to expand on the traditional Gay Days and ask that all LGBTQ visitors wear RED t-shirts to identify each other are BOTH going ahead with this years Gay Day’s and sending out emails telling attendees to ignore all calls for boycott despite the fact that the Walt Disney Company threw the states LGBTQ kids under the bus and helped set gay rights back more than 30 years in Florida.\

BOTH groups should be utterly embarrassed and ashamed to be holding such an event after Disney turned it’s back on our community. But it seems greed trumps civil rights to the money hungry vapid queens who run Gay Days and those gays who have too much money, have no empathy, and no respect for others or themselves.

2022 Sponsorship Kit - ONE MAGICAL WEEKEND

Famed Chicago Bathhouse STEAMWORKS Will Match $10,000 in Ukraine Aid Monday March 21, 2022

Help comes in all shapes and sizes.

Tomorrow Steamworks Chicago is collecting donations in-house and online to benefit Sunflower of Peace to bring aid the Ukrainian people.

“If you are like us, you are horrified by the atrocities and devastation the people of Ukraine are facing every day as they try and fight back the Russian aggression against a sovereign nation. The people of Ukraine have become soldiers and their hospitals are being bombed. They need medical supplies to keep the wounded alive until they can get proper medical care.”

 Steamworks will match all donations up to $10,000. The donations will go to Sunflower of Peace which “acquires and distributes first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments, and other means of survival” to paramedics and doctors in Ukraine.

You can either drop by any of The Steamworks bathhouses in the United States to donate or you can visit the GoFundMe page to make a donation.

*UPDATED – Disney CEO Bob Chapek 360’s Now Opposes Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill, Will Meet With DeSantis

After facing immense backlash after previously saying he did not want Disney to become a “political football.” Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek on Wednesday has NOW said that he and Disney oppose Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

His comments on Wednesday came during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting,

Chapek told shareholders that Disney was going to sign the Human Rights Campaign’s statement opposing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and that Disney had pledged $5 million to LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign. (HRC DID NOT get involved in either fighting the bills passage, or publicly condemning Disney for its original “non-position” especially from a company that brags about being such a great ally.

Chapex also told investors that he called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) earlier in the day and discussed the bill and to “express our disappointment and concern that if the legislation becomes law, it could be used to unfairly target gay, lesbian, nonbinary and transgender kids. All DeSantis has to do is sign the bill and it will be law. This is Disney’s attempt to save face. By making it look like it’s trying tp fix something that’s really too late to fix and throwing a lot of cash at our orgs to keep them quiet.

Well it’s a little too little a little too late. DeSantis will sign it into law and any chance that Disney had to stop it while it was working it’s way through the Florida anti-LGBT Republican controlled Senate is gone.

*Update 8:17 pm

This was just posted to Twitter. This get’s murkier and murkier

Federal Judge Rules Against LGBT YouTuber Content Creators In 'Censorship' Lawsuit

Federal Judge Rules Against LGBT YouTuber Content Creators In ‘Censorship’ Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender YouTube content creators who said the company violated their First Amendment rights by “censoring” their clips.

In a decision issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Magistrate Virginia DeMarchi in San Jose ruled that Google and YouTube are “private entities,” as opposed to government officials, and therefore are not bound by the First Amendment’s prohibition against restricting speech. “Plaintiffs do not state a claim … for violation of the First Amendment because defendants are not state actors,” – Judge Virginia DeMarchi

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The lawsuit brought by the  Divino Group — which distributes GNews! via YouTube — and other LGBT content creators. claimed that YouTube “censored” them by preventing ads from running in some of their videos, placing age restrictions on clips, and tagging other clips with a “restricted mode” aka “mature” audiences designation.

Judge DeMarchi dismissed the claim that Google violated the users’ free speech rights with prejudice — meaning that Divino and the others can’t redraft their complaint and bring that claim again citing a ruling that a federal appellate court sided with Google last year, in a similar lawsuit brought by the anti-LGBT Prager University.

Happy Holidays! FOX NEWS Christmas Tree Set On Fire. [VIDEOS]

Happy Holidays! FOX NEWS Christmas Tree Set On Fire. [VIDEOS]

New York City police have taken a man into custody after he allegedly set a Christmas tree on fire outside of the Fox News Studios in Manhattan. The fire started shortly after midnight and did not cause any injuries. A 49-year-old man was in custody in connection with the fire, police said, but authorities did not identify him or give any details on the fire..

The 50-foot “All-American” tree, with a reported 10,000 ornaments and 100,000 lights, was ceremonially lit on Sunday.