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Two trans women went to a wedding. Armed men stormed the building, killing one and injuring the other

Pakistanis are demanding justice for a transgender activist who was killed when some unidentified people opened fire on her and another trans person at a wedding. Gul Panra was murdered at the wedding in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, police announced on Wednesday (September 9). According to Trans Action Pakistan she was shot six times … Continued
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Native American Two Spirit person becomes the first openly transgender official elected in the state of Maine

An openly transgender Two Spirit person has been elected to public office for the very first time in the state of Maine. Geo Soctomah Neptune, 32, is a Two Spirit member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe who describes themselves as non-binary, trans feminine and gender non-conforming. They have just won election to the school board in … Continued
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Call Me by Your Name director defends casting straight actors and shying away from full frontal male nudity

The director of Call Me by Your Name has defended his decision to cast straight men in gay roles, saying he “wouldn’t be able to cast” the film if he was restricted to gay actors. Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed gay coming-of-age film tells the story of a romance between 17-year-old Elio and graduate student Oliver, played by Timothée … Continued
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HHS Spox Michael Caputo Has Been Meddling with CDC Reports on COVID to Make Them Match Trump’s Messaging

Michael Caputo, who was appointed spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services in April, and his team have systematically sought to change or alter the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports to fit Trump’s “optimistic” messaging about the coronavirus outbreak.

Politico reports: “Since Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign official with no medical or scientific background, was installed … there have been substantial efforts to align the reports with Trump’s statements, including the president’s claims that fears about the outbreak are overstated, or stop the reports altogether.”

Politico adds: “Caputo and his team have attempted to add caveats to the CDC’s findings, including an effort to retroactively change agency reports that they said wrongly inflated the risks of Covid-19 and should have made clear that Americans sickened by the virus may have been infected because of their own behavior, according to the individuals familiar with the situation and emails reviewed by POLITICO.

Officials from the CDC called the Trump administration’s efforts “an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health professionals.”

ICYMI: New Trump Administration Spox Claimed Chinese People ‘Eat the Ass Out of Anteaters’

Business Insider on Caputo’s background: “Caputo is a veteran Republican strategist and communications consultant, who moved to Russia in the 1990s after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he worked for the US government. He later served as a PR adviser to a subsidiary of Gazprom, a state-owned Russian energy company. In testimony to the House Intelligence Committee last December he denied that he had worked as an “image consultant” to Vladimir Putin. Caputo is also a longterm associate of disgraced political strategist Roger Stone, who was found guilty in November of lying to Congress and witness tampering as part of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.”

Caputo erased all of his Twitter history before April 12 around the time of his appointment. 

But CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski used the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine to dig up 1,300 of Caputo’s deleted tweets and retweets between late February and early April. 

Kaczynski found that Caputo made numerous racist remarks about Chinese people, and pushed conspiracy theories related to COVID-19, including that Democrats wanted millions of people to die, and that the media was creating panic to hurt President Donald Trump. 

HHS, headed by Secretary Alex Axar, plays a key role in the the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

CNN reported: In a series of tweets on March 12, Caputo responded to a baseless conspiracy theory that the United States brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, China, by tweeting that ‘millions of Chinese suck the blood out of rabid bats as an appetizer and eat the ass out of anteaters.’ He followed up at another user, ‘Don’t you have a bat to eat?’ and tweeted at another user, ‘You’re very convincing, Wang.’ …

“In March, he referred to one White House reporter as “a dick” after that reporter had a heated exchange with the President,” CNN added. “He said many Americans viewed reporters as ‘the enemy of the people’ for ‘carrying water for the Chinese Communist Party.’ He implied that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was guilty of sedition. On March 8, he said a Democrat may try to inflict hundreds of thousands of American deaths from the coronavirus, creating a hypothetical scenario comparable to James Hodgkinson, the anti-Trump man who shot House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise and four others during a Republican congressional baseball game practice in 2017.”

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Chasten Buttigieg’s new book is a frank discussion of growing up gay in middle America

screen capChasten has gone from being bullied for being too gay to being accused of not being gay enough. Now he’s telling his story. Read More LGBTQ Nation

A gang of 30 homophobes launched a brutal attack on queer activists. Two years later, police are finally investigating

A court in Armenia has ordered police to reinvestigate a 2018 case in which 30 homophobes brutally assaulted nine LGBT+ activists. The country’s Criminal Court of Appeals has ruled that authorities failed to adequately investigate the horrific attack in Shantukh in Armenia’s southernmost Syunik province, which left two queer activists in hospital. The ruling, which … Continued
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TikTok admits it enacted a ‘shadow-ban’ censoring several LGBT+ hashtags, including #I am a gay/lesbian

TikTok has admitted to restricting LGBT-related hashtags in several languages and regions after being exposed by an Australian think tank. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) found that TikTok was censoring the hashtags “gay,” “lesbian,” and “transgender” in Russian, Estonian, Bosnian, and Arabic, the terms “I am a gay/lesbian” in Russian, and “transgender” and “transitioning” … Continued
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Almost half of Britons don’t want their children to learn it’s OK to be gay, disturbing study finds

Most people in Britain claim to be accepting of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, but around 40 per cent still don’t want their children to be told it’s acceptable. A survey by research company Kantar found that over 90 per cent of the public are happy to have gay or bisexual people as colleagues, neighbours … Continued
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Queer Canadians Three Times More Likely to Be Assaulted, Study Shows

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A new report from Statistics Canada details the incidents of physical and sexual assault, mental health disorders, and more.

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Ronald McDonald and the Burger King Make Out in New Ad

A new ad campaign by Burger King Finland shows their mascot, The King, in an epic kiss with Ronald McDonald just in time for Pride.

Have it your way indeed.

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