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Bud Light Announces Partnership With LGBT+ Business Owners Despite The Dylan Mulvaney Debacle.

HRC Lowered Bud’s Corporate Rating for Not Protecting Dylan Mulvaney. Meanwhile HRC Has Not Protected Us From Florida and the GOP.

So who’s going to downgrade HRC as the most do nothing and vapid LGBT org on the planet? WE MUST.

The Human Rights Campaign has given gave Bud Light’s parent company Anheuser-Busch top ratings for LGBTQ+ equality and diversity for decades. But now that has all changed.

The Human Rights Campaign informed Anheuser-Busch of its decision in a May letter after previously writing to the company in April, criticizing its response. 

In a nutshell: Dylan Mulvaney a trans influencer said in a Vlog post that she liked Bud Light. Bud Light heard about it and sent her several souvenir 6 packs with her face on them as a thank you. Mulvaney then uploaded a vlog post showing the cans and not explaining anything. There was no advertising or spokesperson contract. Just some free 6 packs with her face on them. Cut the right-wing/propaganda sites that ran with it. And since most right-wing media is bankrolled by the GOP, unlike the stingy Dems and skinflints at HRC. The are numerous more websites to push anti-LGBT propaganda than to fight it.

“When we saw the company working with Dylan, that was a good sign. It was a sign of inclusion,” Jay Brown, SVP of programs, research, and training at HRC, and the signatory of both letters, told CNN. “What we were disturbed by was the company’s reaction once the backlash started happening.” But in reality, the company was not really “working with her”. And to be truthful Mulvaney never came forth with that information.

“At this moment, Anheuser-Busch must stand in solidarity with Dylan and the trans community,” he wrote at the time. “However, when faced with anti-LGBTQ+ and transphobic criticism, Anheuser-Busch’s actions demonstrate a profound lack of fortitude in upholding its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Annheiser Busch responded

“We remain committed to the programs and partnerships we have forged over decades with organizations to drive economic prosperity across a number of communities, including those in the LGBTQ+ community,” an Anheuser-Busch spokesperson said in response to a request for comment for this story.

Since the 1980s, Anheuser-Busch has been a major supporter of the LGBT community. The company has been a long-time sponsor of Pride events across the country n recent years, Budweiser has taken its support of the LGBT community a step further by becoming a major sponsor of the Equality Act, which would provide nationwide protections for LGBT people. In 2017, Budweiser even released a limited-edition Pride Can in support of the LGBT community. 

Budweiser has learned a very valuable lesson. Never gift an influencer anything.

And as for the Human Rot Campaign turnabout id fair play: “In this moment, it is absolutely critical for the Human Rights Campaign to stand in solidarity and fight with the LGBTQ communities in Florida, Texas and other GOP controlled states. However, when faced with anti-LGBTQ+ issues, HRC’s inactions demonstrates a profound lack of fortitude in upholding its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion of it’s mission. And further proves it’s worthlessness to the community. and should be gone.

HRC Corporate Rating: SUB ZERO!

UPDATE: George Santos In Custody, Slapped With 13 Federal Charges

The Justice Department unsealed 13 federal charges against GOP Rep. and #NotADragQueen George Santos. Bye Felicia!

Via The New York Times:

Representative George Santos, the Republican whose pivotal victory in New York was soon followed by revelations that he had falsified his biography on the campaign trail, surrendered to the authorities at federal court on Long Island on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Santos was charged with seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives.
The decision by federal prosecutors to take action against Mr. Santos marked a precipitous turn in the fortunes of a first-term congressman who went from a symbol of Republican resurgence to a scandal-plagued political punching bag.


“As today’s enforcement action demonstrates, the FBI remains committed to holding all equally accountable under the law.  As we allege, Congressman Santos committed federal crimes, and he will now be forced to face the consequences of his actions.  I would like to commend the diligent efforts of the investigative and prosecutorial teams in this matter,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Driscoll.

“At the height of the pandemic in 2020, George Santos allegedly applied for and received unemployment benefits while he was employed and running for Congress,” stated District Attorney Donnelly.  “As charged in the indictment, the defendant’s alleged behavior continued during his second run for Congress when he pocketed campaign contributions and used that money to pay down personal debts and buy designer clothing. This indictment is the result of a lengthy collaboration between law enforcement agencies, and I thank our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their dedication to rooting out public corruption.” 

I wonder how many other warrants they will find when they run his fingerprints?

FLORIDA - Bill That Allows Doctors The Right To Refuse Treatment to LGBT+ Patients. The “Protections of Medical Conscience” Act.

FLORIDA – Bill That Allows Doctors The Right To Refuse Treatment to LGBT+ Patients. The “Protections of Medical Conscience” Act.

Florida is turning the Hippocratic Oath into the Hypocritic Oath.

Two weeks ago we alerted you to a bill making its way through the Florida State House by Pensacola physician and Republican state Rep. Joel Rudman that would allow doctors and insurance companies the freedom to drop patients based on what they’re calling “conscience-based objection” 

Yesterday the Florida House approved SB 1580/HB 1403 officially called the “Protections of Medical Conscience” Act. As written it states that healthcare providers cannot turn anyone away based on their “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” But gives the physicians the right to turn away LGBT+ patients without suffering any ramifications .

Florida Democrat Anna Eskamani offered up a potential scenario.

Democrat Michele Rayner-Goolsby, who is married to a woman, compared it to Jim Crow laws.

“The sponsor of the bill purports that this bill doesn’t discriminate,” she said. “But listen, y’all. I am old enough, I am Black enough, and I am queer enough, and I’m woman enough to know that the impact of this bill — and I would argue the very intent of this bill is to discriminate against folks.”

The bill passed the Senate on Friday on a 28-11 vote. It passed last night in the House 84-34 vote. It now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk for signing which he will most assuredly sign into law.

If you still don’t think that Florida is trying to kill the LGBT community you are dead wrong.

And if you live in Florida you could just be dead. PERIOD.




United States Navy Uses Drag Queen Harpy Daniels as 'Digital Ambassador', Backlash

United States Navy Uses Drag Queen Harpy Daniels as ‘Digital Ambassador’, Backlash Ensures.

The United States Navy’s use of a drag queen as an online ambassador in a bid to entice younger recruits has sparked a renewed debate about LGBTQ+ inclusion amid a nationwide push by conservatives to restrict LGBT+ rights, specifically for transgender individuals as well as drag queens

Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, who goes by the stage name Harpy Daniels, announced on social media in November that they had been invited to become a “digital ambassador” for the Navy, and has performed drag acts for sailors.

Despite the fact that Kelley’s involvement in the program being widely publicized at the time of its launch. far-right Twitter account Libs of TikTok posted a video on the subject on Tuesday, which has since garnered over 3 million views.

One self-described Trump supporter, wrote sarcastically: “This must strike fear in our enemies.”

The Village People couldn’t recruit gays to the Navy before so I don’t know why they think it works now,” another Twitter user tweeted.

While Kelley became a digital ambassador for the Navy in 2022, his drag act has been publicized since 2018. “I have many LGBT friends here, and if you can stand at attention properly and speak with proper etiquette, that’s what it comes down to in the Navy,” he told NBC News at the time. “I’ve not once had a bad experience as a gay man in the military.”

Dame Edna Everage star Barry Humphries Dies, Aged 89

Dame Edna Everage Star Barry Humphries Dies, Aged 89

Barry Humphries, the Australian comedian and satirist who became a global icon for his creation of the flamboyant and hilarious character Dame Edna Everage, has died at the age of 89.

Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1934, Humphries began his career in the 1950s as a satirical comedian, quickly becoming known for his quick wit and sharp tongue. He gained a cult following in Australia and beyond, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that he created the character that would make him a household name: Dame Edna.

Dame Edna, a larger-than-life character with a signature bouffant hairstyle, outlandish clothing, and a razor-sharp tongue, became an instant hit with audiences around the world. Humphries’ portrayal of the outrageous and outrageous yet endearing Edna was nothing short of genius, and his talent for improvisation and his gift for timing made him one of the funniest comedians of his generation.

Over the years, Humphries continued to delight audiences with his performances as Dame Edna, as well as his other beloved characters, including Sir Les Patterson, the foul-mouthed Australian cultural attaché, and Sandy Stone, the aging suburbanite. He also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including “The Hobbit” and “Absolutely Fabulous.”

Unfortunately his career did not come without some controversy.

Humphries came under fire for anti-trans statements in 2016, and after blowback, apologized.

Humphries, who was 81 at the time of the 2016 remarks, was agreeing with Germaine Greer when he said of trans women, “You’re a mutilated man, that’s all. Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner — what a publicity-seeking ratbag.”

Humphries replied to the blowback: “I don’t know anything about politics. You can’t describe the world as it is anymore. You get jumped on. I’m happy to say I do. I give offense therefore I am. Not too much offense, though.”

Humphries will be remembered though as a master of the art of comedy, and his contributions to the world of entertainment will be remembered for years to come. His wit, his irreverence, and his ability to make audiences laugh will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace, Barry Humphries, and thank you for the laughter you brought to so many people’s lives.

Barry Humphries, the Australian comedian and satirist who became a global icon for his creation of the flamboyant and hilarious character Dame Edna Everage, has died at the age of 87.
NYC - Gay Couple Attacked and Beaten in Times Square

NYC – Gay Couple Attacked and Beaten in Times Square

Times Square was full of people while the attack occurred, but no one intervened to help.

The two men were walking around Times Square at around 10:30 p.m. on April 8th. when they were  targeted and attacked by four suspects in Times Square.

“They come up to us and they’re like,’ you need to move’. They’re like, ‘You need to move..’ They started pushing us,” The suspects reportedly used profanity and made anti-gay comments while they were beating the couple.

The two men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where one needed to have a metal plate put into his fractured jaw.

The couple also said that Times Square was full of people while the attack occurred, but no one intervened to help. No suspects have been arrested yet.

We will update this story as more details become available. Please stay safe.

FLORIDA: US Gay and Immigration Groups Issue Travel Advisories Against Visiting State

FLORIDA: US Gay and Immigration Groups Issue Travel Advisories Against Visiting State

Equality Florida, the largest LGBT organization in the state, is urging people not to travel to the state due to what it sees as a dangerous environment.

“As an organization that has spent decades working to improve Florida’s reputation as a welcoming and inclusive place to live work and visit, it is with great sadness that we must respond to those asking if it is safe to travel to Florida or remain in the state as the laws strip away basic rights and freedoms,” Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith said in a statement.

Despite discouraging people from traveling to the state, Equality Florida wants those who choose to live in the state to fight against what it calls discriminatory policies.

Representing more than 65 immigrant groups, the Florida Immigrant Coalition also weighed in also: “In Florida, routine daily activities for those who cannot immediately prove United States citizenship and lawful residency at all times may result in devastating consequences,” a statement from the group said. “These consequences include arrest for operating a vehicle, no matter the state you are from, reduced access to health care services and compromised safety.”

 FIC’s travel advisory is in part a response to two pieces of legislation pushed by Mr. DeSantis. They seek to increase state power over businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants, letting authorities conduct random audits. State identification laws would be beefed up as well. State IDs issued to noncitizens in neighboring states would not be valid in Florida

Federal Judge Blocks PrEP Coverage Under Affordable Care Act- "Obamacare"

Federal Judge Blocks PrEP Coverage Under Affordable Care Act- “Obamacare”

A federal judge in Texas (of course) on Thursday blocked the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare’s mandate that health insurance plans cover preventive care against HIV (PrEP), at no cost to patients.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor a Republican appointed by George Bush in Fort Worth, Texas, previously found that the PrEP mandate violated a federal religious freedom law and that other no-cost preventive care mandates were based on recommendations by an illegally appointed task force. Now the judge has now blocked the federal government from enforcing the mandates.

The legal challenge was brought by eight individuals and two businesses, all from Texas. They argued that the free PrEP requirement requires business owners and consumers to pay for services that “encourage homosexual behavior, prostitution, sexual promiscuity and intravenous drug use” despite their religious beliefs.

The conservative America First Legal Foundation is helping to represent the plaintiffs. The group was founded by neo-Nazi Stephen Miller, who served as an adviser to Republican President Donald Trump.

American Medical Association President Jack Resneck called it “deeply flawed” and said that patients “will be subjected to needless illness and preventable deaths” as a result.

A month’s supply of Truvada is nearly $2,000 without insurance .

Donald Trump Pleads "Not Guilty" To 34 Felony Charges. Demands Trail Be Moved To Staten Island.

Donald Trump Pleads “Not Guilty” To 34 Felony Charges. Demands Trial Be Moved To Staten Island.

Via Reuters:

“Donald Trump, the former president and front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records after an investigation into hush money paid to a porn star. A photo taken by a photographer in the courtroom showed Trump sitting at the defense table, flanked by lawyers. Five photographers were to be admitted to the courtroom before the arraignment to take pictures for several minutes. Trump’s lawyers had urged the judge to block any videography, photography and radio coverage, arguing it would worsen “an already almost circus-like atmosphere.”

After the arraignment the former president tore into the judge’s supposed anti-Trump sentiment on Truth Social and said the new location would be ‘very fair and secure’, as protesters and the world’s media swarmed the Manhattan court where he turned himself in this afternoon.

He also noted that Judge Juan Merchan’s daughter, Loren Merchan, 34, worked for Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, deepening the alleged bias against him.

CLICK HERE to read Trump’s 16 page indictment.

Donald Trump To Hold Presser at Mar-a-Lago After His Arrest and Perp Walk

Donald Trump To Hold Presser at Mar-a-Lago After His Arrest and Perp Walk

That is if they allow him to leave.
“I think the entire world will be watching just how strong and just how fervent he is that we must continue this Make America Great Again movement because you can’t have Trump policies without President Trump. Nobody wants to go see the tribute band when the Rolling Stones are still playing. They’re here for President Trump and the Republican Party is solidly behind him.” 
 Jason Miller, announcing that Trump will hold a Mar-A-Lago press event tomorrow night after returning from his Manhattan arrest.

According to former Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. a gag order for Donald Trump “would be well within his rights to issue orders that ensured to the degree possible an orderly and safe trial.”

Tomorrow should be interesting to say the least.