Day: April 7, 2021

Arkansas bans healthcare for trans kids after cruel lawmakers override governor’s veto

Arkansas has officially banned gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth after its state legislature opted to override the governor’s veto of a dehumanising bill, which is set to become law. House Bill 1570 will prohibit medical professionals from offering lifesaving puberty blockers and hormone treatments to trans and non-binary minors in Arkansas. The bill was passed … Continued
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Iconic Xbox game Star Wars: Republic Commando available on PS4, PS5 and Switch for the first time

It’s a great time for Star Wars gamers as the remaster of Star Wars: Republic Commando, originally released on the first Xbox console, is out now. Available for PlayStation consoles and Nintendo Switch, this release marks the first time the game has been made available outside of the Xbox family – it’s already on Xbox … Continued
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Elton John thinks ‘fantastic, perfect’ Demi Lovato is ‘God’

Elton John praised Demi Lovato as a “God” in the latest instalment her her YouTube documentary series Dancing with the Devil. In the latest episode, released on Tuesday (6 April), Lovato and her friends, collaborators and family discussed her addiction issues, her separation from Max Ehrich, and her mental health. Elton John opened up about his … Continued
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Laurence Fox sued for calling Drag Race star, Coronation Street actor and Stonewall chief ‘paedophiles’

Laurence Fox is being sued for defamation after labelling a RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star, a Coronation Street actor and the deputy chair of Stonewall as “paedophiles”. Simon Blake, Nicola Thorp and drag star Crystal launched the hefty lawsuit after being smeared by the disgraced actor in a heated Twitter row in October 2020. Crystal … Continued
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Matt Gaetz Sought A Preemptive ‘Blanket Pardon’ From Trump Before He Left Office: NY Times


Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), one of former President Donald J. Trump’s most vocal allies during his term, reportedly sought a blanket pre-emptive pardon from the White House during the final weeks of President Trump’s administration, a revelation that comes as the lawmaker finds himself the subject of a federal sex-trafficking investigation.

Around that time, Gaetz was also publicly calling for broad pardons from Trump to thwart what he termed the “bloodlust” of their political opponents.

“But Justice Department investigators had begun questioning Gaetz’s associates about his conduct, including whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old that violated sex trafficking laws, in an inquiry that grew out of the case of an indicted associate in Florida,” The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

“It was unclear whether Mr. Gaetz or the White House knew at the time about the inquiry, or who else he sought pardons for. Mr. Gaetz did not tell White House aides that he was under investigation for potential sex trafficking violations when he made the request. But top White House lawyers and officials viewed the request for a pre-emptive pardon as a nonstarter that would set a bad precedent,” the Times said, quoting the people familiar said.

Aides told Trump about the request, but it’s unknown if Gaetz reached out to Trump personally.

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With veto override, Arkansas bans treatment for trans youth.

Washington (AFP) – Arkansas became the first US state to ban gender-affirming medical treatment for transgender youth Tuesday when the state legislature overrode a veto of a new law by governor Asa Hutchinson. Rejecting Hutchinson’s argument on Monday that the measure gave the state too much power over the decisions made by trans youth, their families and their doctors, the state assembly voted 25-8 to make the vetoed bill law. The law bans medical and surgical treatments aiming to add, remove or alter a young person’s physical attributes for their “biological sex” as determined at birth. It t… Read More

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