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Let’s All Remember That VP Mike Pence is Terrible and No, Would Not Be “Better” Than Trump

In a world where politics are increasingly polarized, it makes sense that we'd pay more attention to the loudmouths and blowhards than we do to those who are more reserved and quiet in their delivery. However, it is precisely those people to whom we should be paying the most attention, because they are the most likely to further a hateful, hurtful agenda right under our noses.

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Things We Saw Today: The U.S. Voted Against UN Resolution Banning the Death Penalty for LGBTQIA+ People

So, here's another addition to today's Terrible Parade: The U.S. Amabassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voted against a resolution that would globally ban the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people, joining Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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What You Need to Know About Roy Moore, Steve Bannon’s Latest Bigoted Political Pick

Normally, the defeat of anyone backed by Trump and Mitch McConnell would feel like a victory, but Luther Strange's opponent and now Republican candidate Roy Moore is so much more terrifying. How terrifying? His biggest supporter in the race was Steve Bannon.

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Ellen Recalls Being Instructed Not to Use the Word “We” When Discussing Her Life to Protect Audiences From Having to “Picture” Her Gayness

Is this that 'liberal agenda' we've heard so much about?

Even after Ellen Degeneres had come out, Hollywood executives didn't want her talking about her life for fear of shocking and alienating audiences who might be fine with homosexuality in name only.

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In Horrific Interview, Chechen Leader Says Gay Men Are “Not People” And Don’t Exist in Chechnya

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov claimed that Chechnya, where activists report that gay men are being tortured and killed, doesn't "have any gays...To purify our blood, if there are any here, take them."

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The Fight Against Gendered Dress Codes Is Finally Making Progress Now That Men & Boys Are Complaining

When men & boys complain of being hot or uncomfortable, no one assumes their real aim is to sexualize themselves or distract women and girls from their work and studies. They're not told their physical comfort is going to detract from the needs of others. They just–get this–are listened to.

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The White House Omitted Luxembourg’s Gay First Spouse from Their NATO Photo Caption

But, remember, Trump is "much better for the gays"

The official White House Facebook page shared a photo of the NATO leaders' spouses, and their caption rather conveniently omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel.

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This Homophobe Wants Us to Give God Back His Rainbows & Twitter Was Happy to Help

A homophobic radio host says the LGBTQ community is "culturally appropriating" the rainbow and wants us to "give it back" to God.

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Seriously? Lego Batman Is Under Fire for Its “Pro-Gay Propaganda”

The Lego Batman Movie has been out for a few weeks now, which (sigh) I suppose means the manufactured bigotry-based backlash is pretty much right on time.

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A Delta Passenger Called the Cops on Queer Rapper Mykki Blanco Because He Was “Not Comfortable”

On a recent Delta flight, a passenger sitting beside queer rapper Mykki Blanco called the cops because he was "not comfortable" sitting next to "someone like [Blanco.]"

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Black-ish‘s Take on LGBTQIA Discrimination Leads Conservative Pundit to Miss Point Entirely

ABC's Black-ish has never been shy about social commentary. In this week's episode, they took on LGBTQIA discrimination.

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Trump Threatens to Take Away UC Berkeley’s Federal Funding Following Cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ Talk

By "talk" we mean "hate speech".

President Trump tweeted a veiled threat that he would eliminate the funding supplied to UC Berkeley by the federal government.

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3 Actionable Ways to Make Gaming Culture Safer

The point isn’t to appeal to women, people of color, queer individuals or any other specific demographic. It's to make our culture safer for everyone.

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The Daily Beast Reporter Outs Olympians in Disgusting Stunt While Researching Dating Apps in Rio

Every kind of awful.

A straight reporter for The Daily Beast potentially outed gay Olympians in Rio when he posed as gay while signing up for Grindr.

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This Analysis of 70 Million Comments Proves White Male Journalists Have It Pretty Good, Comparatively

Internet comments are bad for everyone, right? Sure, but marginalized writers tend to accrue a higher volume of abuse in the comment sections of their articles. Here's the data on that.

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Is Deadpool Taking Toxic Masculinity Down a Peg? Or Is It Just Making Dick Jokes?

Heh. Down a peg.

Spoilers for Deadpool to follow. Lots and lots of spoilers.

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How I Am Santa Claus Producer & WWE Legend Mick Foley Feels About The Backlash To The Film’s Gay Santa

The spirit of the season is about love and acceptance.

“I am a guy who used to go out of my way to make people dislike me for a career. But this is what puts people over the edge?” WWE Hardcore Legend Mick Foley (aka “Mankind,” “Dude Love,” and/or “Cactus Jack”) knows a thing or two about creating a character. But when the trailer for I am Santa Claus, in which Mick stars and produces, was released, Mick discovered that having a gay man in a film which celebrates professional Santas was enough to turn the internet on its ear.

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Unsurprising News That Still Sucks: Hollywood Has Some Homophobia Problems

Sometimes, people are the worst.

A new study surveying 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members has shed light on some of the less-savory aspects of the Hollywood machine that LGBT performers face every day. While the study wasn't entirely negative, it does show that discrimination and harassment in the entertainment industry is still a prevalent issue (in case you still needed convincing of that fact).

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Twitter User Criticizes J.K. Rowling for “Her Homosexual Wizard,” Gets Ass Handed to Him

Troll in the dungeon!!!

This Saturday, Twitter user and probable Death Eater @halfelven55ff responded to a tweet J.K. Rowling made way back in May by criticizing the author for exposing what he refers to as "Dumbledore's deviant lifestyle." But beware, oh ye who underestimate Rowling's political savvy and Klout Score!

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Singapore Library Destroying LGBT-Friendly Childrens Books At Homophobe’s Request

Sir, I believe you are overdue.

In spite of protests and petitions from over four thousand concerned patrons, the Singapore National Library Board is moving ahead on plans to pulp three picture-books that depict non-traditional families--all at the urging of a single bigot.

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