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SO GAY! – LGBT Weekly News Roundup 1/30/2022

SO GAY! – LGBT Weekly News Roundup 1/30/2022

Kenneth in the 212′s Thursday Ad Watch bring you a plumber you wouldn’t mind paying a high hourly rate for.

The Randy Report takes “What News Anchor Has Perfect Response For Anti-Trans Viewer” for $500.” after a viewer attack’s trans Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider. Newsman  who had 40 consecutive wins on Jeopardy.

Matt Rettenmund of Boy Culture looks at the dark past of San Francisco’s gay serial killer The Doodler and how SFPD has been searching for him since 1975.

The OutFront looks at International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, and asks the age old question: “Will We Ever Learn?”

The Bitch is Back: Joe My God reports on Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachman’s return to the Fox Propaganda Channel to strangely bash Typhoid Sarah Palin and her eating out at the trough while being unwaxed.

3 feet of snow? SNOW PROBLEM! BosGuy gives you a round-up of things for these hearty Boston Boyz to get up to after their snowball fights are over.

Mediate looks at a brainwashed teen who complains that His High School Allows Confederate Flags But Not ‘Let’s Go Brandon Tee Shirts!

The Advocate reports on Florida Senate Bill Would Ban Books With LGBT+ Characters.

TWEET OF THE WEEK – The Divine Miss M!

SO GAY: LGBT Weekly News Roundup 1/8/2022

Kenneth in the 212 brings the New Year heat and new meaning to “mustache ride” with his weekly hot Saturday Stash pics.

Matthew Rettumund of Boy Culture dives into a some very special and GAY Love Boat episodes. All aboard. He’s expecting you.

Washington Blade: Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend events postponed AGAIN! Damn COVID is killing gay culture!!

ADVOCATE: South Carolina Man Convicted of Sodomy 20 Years Ago Sues Over Sex Offender Status.

TheOUTFront: Celebrates5 years online! (That’s like 30 in straight years) and sums up The Best of 2021! Check him out!

Q News: In 1968 on this day January 8th. Dr Eve Jones a Chicago psychologist with a syndicated parenting column, answered a query from a mother worried about her potentially ‘abnormal’ daughter.  Unfortunately Dr, Jones was a homophobic quack.

The Randy Report asks the (loaded) question: What Was Your First Boyfriend Like?

Joe My God reports on One Million Moms (aka 2 Dried Up Biddy’s With a Laptop) and it’s attack on LGBT friendly “Sin-Normalizing” Hilton Hotels.

For all things Boston this weekend check out BosGuy! He has a great listing of upcoming events, news, and history! (Hey BosGuy! That’s my gig! I don’t post about the VICTORY GARDENS.)

Remember Faith Cheltenham the disgraced former President of Bi-Net who grifted herself into the LGBT community and then went batshit crazy and wanted to charge everyone to use the Bi Pride Flag design? Well she singlehandedly destroyed that organization and was was later accused of stealing funds. Well when one scam blows up another appears.. NOW Cheltenham is posing as a Trumper extremist associated with the Walk Away Campaign. Something tells me this will not be as profitable for her.

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Rainbow Staircase by Maratto in Arzachena, Sardinia, Italy

Congressional Democrats Push for US Apology To “Hundreds Of Thousands” Fired LGBT Federal Workers

Congressional Democrats Push for US Apology To “Hundreds Of Thousands” Fired LGBT Federal Workers

Vis NBC News reports:

LGBT civil servants and service members were systematically fired or forced to resign due to their sexual orientation or gender identity over the past seven decades, and a proposed bill is seeking to have the federal government issue an official apology acknowledging its past discriminatory policies.

The bill, introduced Thursday by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says the federal government “discriminated against and terminated hundreds of thousands” of LGBTQ people who served in the armed forces, the foreign service and the federal civil service for decades, “causing untold harm to those individuals professionally, financially, socially, and medically, among other harms.”

Kaine and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., the country’s first openly gay U.S. senator, led the introduction of the resolution. The document is co-sponsored by Democratic Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), among others.

Learn more about LGBT federal worker persecution:

Gay History – April 17, 1965: Frank Kameny Leads The First Gay & Lesbian Protest At The White House

Gay History – March 1950: The Lavender Scare – McCarthy and Cohn Hunt Homosexuals in the Federal Government

Justice Department Ordered to Release 1950’s Gay ‘Purge’ Lavender Scare Documents

LEARN YOUR HISTORY! – April 27, 1953: President Eisenhower Signs Executive Order Banning Homosexuals From Working for the Federal Government

Montana Gov. Signs Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Bill Into Law

Montana Gov. Signs Anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” Bill Into Law

“To protect Montanans’ right to freely exercise their religion, I was proud to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act today.” – Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

A lot of news was reported this week that received little or no attention because of the Derek Chauvin case. This is one of the stories that went overlooked.

Via The Montana Standard

Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, bolstering religious beliefs as a claim or defense in court. Democrats and other opponents have decried the new law, arguing it would empower people to freely discriminate against LGBTQ people with beliefs that they are immune in the courts.

Democratic lawmakers in both chambers who are LGBTQ shared soul-bearing testimony in floor sessions about the message the bill’s passage would send to communities who already suffer discrimination. The legislation spurred opponents to rally outside the Capitol, while more than 250 companies co-signed a letter opposing SB 215.

Religion is a CHOICE. Being gay, not so much.

At this point I’d usually say BOYCOTT MONTANA but c’mon there is really nothing there to boycott.

Federal Agents Arrest Man Who Bombed Gay Owned Gym in New Jersey

Federal Agents Arrest Man Who Bombed Gay Owned Gym in New Jersey

A Camden Count man has been arrested by federal agents and charged with detonating an explosive device outside the gay owned G-City Crossfit Gym in in Gloucester City. New Jersey on August 26th.

Dwayne A. Vandergrift was arrested and found with two more explosive devices, body-armored tactical vests, and an illegal short-barreled rifle.  Vandergrift’s motive at this time is officially unknown but many suspect that he targeted the gym because of the large rainbow flag hanging in it’s front window.

The gym is well known as a gay owned and operated gym and LGBT safe space.

Vandergrift detonated the bomb around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday and damaged the front entrance of the gym on the 500 block of South Broadway, said Gloucester City police.

The FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency and the FBI’s Philadelphia Joint Terrorism Task Force has been leading the investigation

Fortunately no injuries to staff or members were reported.

Two Gay Men Shot After Kissing In A Car In Miami

Two Gay Men Shot After Kissing In A Car In Miami

Two gay men in Miami were attacked and shot Tuesday night in a drive-by attack leaving one in critical condition, after they were kissing in a car — a lesbian bystander was also shot.

Clive Khouri, told Miami TV station WPLG that he and a friend were in a car about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were surrounded by men on all-terrain vehicles who shot at them.

“When I tried to speed off to come around this corner, they kept trying to shoot, shoot, shoot,” he said. “Some of the guys probably saw us kissing in the car.”

A bullet grazed Khouri’s head the other man in the cars name has not been released, he was shot in the head and is in critical condition at Jackson South Trauma Center.

Bystander Shakena Jefferson was also grazed by a bullet when she was trying to get into a car with her wife nearby.

Miami Police are currently searching for the shooters and investigating the attack as a hate crime. They ask that anyone with information about the crime call Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

WORLD NEWS – Turkish Teen Arrested For Plotting to Blow Up Gay Club In Germany

On Thursday German state police arrested Yusuf Erkocoglu, a Turkish teenager caught planning to blow up a gay club in Frankfurt. German media outlets reported that the 17-year-old suspect has both Turkish and German citizenship.

The US government played a role in preventing Erkocoglu ‘s suspected attack, according to the intelligence source in Germany. United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told the Jerusalem Post : “The US will always work with our German Government partners to thwart acts of terror.

The rise of Islamic terror networks in Germany has created new dangers for Germany, the United States and Jewish and Israeli institutions in the Federal Republic.

California Man Arrested After Threatening to Blow-up Gay Supermarket Customers with Pipe Bombs

California Man Arrested After Threatening to Blow-up Gay Supermarket Customers with Pipe Bombs

A Guerneville, California man was arrested Saturday after threatening to set off pipe bombs at a Safeway in order to harm gay people and stole two rainbow flags from the Guerneville Chamber of Commerce, throwing one in the Russian River.

The Press Democrat reports:

The suspect’s intent was to injure sheriff’s deputies and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, Lt. Eddie Engram said in a statement. The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ pride movement.

Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of petty theft, making criminal threats and a hate crime, and was held on $50,000 bail.

The first flag theft from the pole in a public plaza at the corner of First Street and River Road was reported on April 26, and on May 5 a replacement rainbow flag was stolen, Engram said.

Deputies investigating the thefts learned of the pipe bomb threats and determined that O’Sullivan was the suspect in both matters, he said.

Guerneville, CA is a town of 4500 people in wine country. It swells to 3x that size every weekend….mostly catering to gay clientele. It’s earned the nickname the “Gay Riveria” It has been a gay destination since the late 1970’s.

 

Canadian Gay Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Gets Life Sentence

Toronto Serial Killer Charged With Three More Murders [VIDEO]

Via The Toronto Star

Toronto police have announced three additional counts of first-degree murder have been laid against Bruce McArthur. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga told reporters Monday that McArthur is being charged with three additional counts of first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick.

Lisowick was never reported missing to police. Investigators believe he was murdered between May 2016 and July 2017. He would’ve been 47-years-old at the time of his death. Marmudi was 50-years-old when he was reported missing by his family in Scarborough.

Idsinga told reporters that the remains from “at least” three victims were found at the bottom of three large planters, which were located on properties linked to McArthur. Police have obtained over a dozen planters from around the city.

Police have identified 30 properties linked to McArthur, and “have conducted searches at the majority of them,” Idsinga said. Police believe there are more remains at some of these properties, and are actively working to uncover more.

Police had been investigating McArthur (pictured above) for months.

We do believe there are more, and I have no idea how many more there are going to be,” Idsinga said. “We’ll lay more charges as we get them.”

 

Gay Paris Police Officer Who Campaigned For LGBT Rights Killed In Paris Terrorist Attack

Xavier Jugelé, 37, an openly gay Paris police officer fell victim to terrorism the terror attack at the Champs Elysees on Thursday evening.

Jugelé was a proud defender of gay rights, joining protests against Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” before the 2014 Olympics. He once went to Greece to help police officers deal with migrants who had crossed the Aegean Sea and were seeking shelter in the European Union. He was among the officers who responded to a terrorist attack at the Bataclan in November 2015, and was in the crowd when Sting helped reopen the concert hall a year later.

“He was a simple man who loved his job, and he was really committed to the L.G.B.T. cause,” said Mikaël Bucheron, president of Flag, a French association for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender police officers. “He joined the association a few years ago, and he protested with us when there was the homosexual propaganda ban at the Sochi Olympic Games,” Mr. Bucheron said.

President François Hollande of France, speaking from the Élysée Palace on Thursday evening, said that an official tribute would be paid to Officer Jugelé in the coming days.

Jugelé was in a police vehicle on the heavily guarded Champs-Élysées, Paris’s most famous boulevard, when a gunman opened fire, killing him and wounding two other officers, along with a bystander.