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#71

What the fucking fucking Oklahoma? Aren't there legitimately real issues to do worry about? Like, tornadoes and shit?

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#72

American Airlines is getting worried that North Carolina Republicans will retaliate against it for its vocal displeasure with HB2:



http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/5/1...view-story



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“American Airlines is on high alert as it is rumored that an amendment will be filed to eliminate the aviation fuel tax exemption,” wrote Fenton. “There has been increasing speculation recently that such a repeal would be attempted. Many in the NCGA connect such an amendment with the airline’s high profile call for repeal of House Bill 2.” […]



The company operates about 650 flights a day from Charlotte Douglas International Airport – more than 90 percent of the airport’s total – and employs 11,000 people based at the city. Statewide, American employs 14,000.



I'm pretty amazed that NC Republicans have chosen bathroom privileges as the hill they want to die on.  There used to be a time in this country where Republicans would dial back the hatred if businesses felt obligated to get involved.  I mean, remember when Arizona and Alabama refused to vote on giving Martin Luther King, Jr. a holiday?  Businesses intervened and Republicans changed their tunes quickly (well, Alabama was still a dick about it, but you get the point).  Now?  NC Republicans are actively attacking businesses and thinking up legislation to hurt them if they show support for transgendered people.

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#73

An unfortunate side of righteous decisions to not play in North Carolina:



http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment...53467.html



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For a large event like Bruce Springsteen, the venue would have hired part-time work from 225 event staff, 60 parking staff, 30 housekeepers and about 100 stagehands, said Andrew Brown, a spokesman for the coliseum complex.




Concessions booths staffed by organizations such as the Walter Hines Page High School Band Boosters, who get a cut of the funding for their programs, were left with nothing. They can reap at least $600 a night when the shows are on, which helps them pay to dry clean uniforms and feed the marching band before away games.



Band boosters were scheduled to work both Springsteen and Cirque du Soleil, said treasurer Dan Kasper, whose son plays trumpet.




Neighboring restaurants feel the pain too, obviously:



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Badreldin Mustafa, general manager at Tito's Pizza, said a concert night nearly doubles his business because visitors must walk by to get to the coliseum. Jesus Macias, who owns La Bamba Mexican restaurant, said servers rely on tips from those three or four major events to balance out a dwindling stream of regulars the rest of the year.




Unfortunately, the little guy always gets hurt by these decisions.  It sucks, but I don't blame Springsteen and others for opting out.  I also don't blame acts who decided to play and then donated the money to fight the law (Against Me! being the best example).  I'm not really sure what the right answer is, but I do think that both have positive impacts.  The city of Greensboro, for instance, is definitely not on board with this law, especially after the city's arena was affected by the cancellations:



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The Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the city's economic powerhouse, estimated it lost $188,000 from three no-shows so far, according to Ted Oliver, chairman of the advisory board to the complex. The city sent the governor a May 12 letter asking him to reconsider his support of the law.


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#74

The issue of who gets to use which bathroom is really causing meltdowns for certain people:



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn...-bathroom/



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“This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal,” Adams said. “Then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘F-bomb,’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.”



The man allegedly told Adams it was “inappropriate” that his daughter was with him and then began to push him. After giving a curt response, Adams tried to shepherd his kids out.



Speaking to KSL, Adams pointed to a bruise on his left eye: “When I turned back around, I got sucker-punched right here.” He said he was also kicked.



I have never witnessed someone have a freakout over a father bringing his young daughter in the men's room before.  I'd say we lost the plot, but I'm convinced there wasn't a plot to begin with.

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#75
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

Shame, indeed:



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lgbt...86171d8400




http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/energy...le/2592367



Maloney tried again, and Republicans killed an energy funding bill over it.

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#76

http://lawnewz.com/columnists/this-congr...peech-yet/



Louie Gohmert now relying on science fiction to attack the LGBT community:



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If you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples? You’re wanting to save humankind for posterity, basically a modern-day Noah. You have that ability to be a modern day Noah. You can preserve life. How many same-sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on a spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom? That’s why it’s been called part of the natural law, natural law given by the creator.
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#77
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

The issue of who gets to use which bathroom is really causing meltdowns for certain people:



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn...-bathroom/




I have never witnessed someone have a freakout over a father bringing his young daughter in the men's room before.  I'd say we lost the plot, but I'm convinced there wasn't a plot to begin with.


 The plot is that its a wedge issue. The GOP aren't good on the economy, foreign policy, and don't believe in climate change, but they will protect you from something that isn't even a real problem. Since most of the country is cool with gay marriage, they had to find something to outrage "moral" people.

I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that I have lost my way. The good news is that I'm way ahead of schedule.
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#78

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#79

This whole bathroom thing is ridiculous. My fiancee and I went to the zoo yesterday for memorial day, and at one point, she needed to use the restroom. While waiting in line, a mother came in with her small boy. Another woman in line promptly told her that this was the woman's restroom. If that mother was there with her child alone, or if she had a female partner, or if her partner was doing something else, what is she supposed to do with the child? Let him go into a restroom alone? It is absurd.

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#80

Rudy Giuliani is going to officiate a same-sex wedding:



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reli...amp;wpmm=1



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Giuliani jumped at the chance to help the couple make it official, for both personal and symbolic reasons. He’s convinced Segal and Hatch are a perfect match. “Travis really grounds Scott — a good marriage is one where each person gets stronger and better because of their connection to one another, and that is certainly the case,” he says. And, more broadly, “I’m glad our society has come to this point.”
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#81
AIt's a good thing that Cooper is a Vanderbilt, because he's going to have to replace the undoubtedly expensive shoe he left stuck in Pamela Bondi's ass.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...unity.html
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#82
AThat interview was a thing of beauty.
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#83

The Providence RI State House downtown was lit up with rainbow lights tonight. Our 40th Pride (now a citywide Pridefest) starts this weekend.



Cue "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon.





(This pic is from yesterday's vigil for Orlando victims)

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#84

Fuuuuuuck yoooooouuuuuuu!!!!!!



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#85

And fuck you too:



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#86
AI'm not going to bother. I know these people exist and I know they're dying out. I couldn't give a shit what they have to say.
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#87
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

I'm not going to bother. I know these people exist and I know they're dying out. I couldn't give a shit what they have to say.

​You're better off not watching.  I almost popped a vein.

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#88

Those fuckers are LITERALLY supporting ISIS...



There are no words...

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#89
APat Robertson's still fucking alive??

I don't know about GOD but he's definitely made a pact with someone.

Is ignorance and blind hatred enough to sustain a (barely) human life?
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#90

To answer you question, its because good things happen to bad people.

I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that I have lost my way. The good news is that I'm way ahead of schedule.
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#91

Much of the hate collected in one spot:



http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/these-7-...-massacre/

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#92
A[quote name="Chaz" url="/community/t/150230/lgbt-thread/60#post_4083374"]To answer you question, its because good things happen to bad people.
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He's literally a real life Archie Bunker without the satirical sit-com slant..
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#93

Congressman Peter Sessions: "Gay club?  What gay club?"



http://www.mediaite.com/online/rep-pete-...nightclub/

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#94

Conservative media watchdogs aren't happy with Anderson Cooper's Pam Bondi interview:



http://www.mediaite.com/online/anderson-...pam-bondi/



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This is disgraceful, and Anderson Cooper should be ashamed of himself. If he really wants to honor the memory of those people, this is exactly the wrong way to do it. I never would’ve imagined he’d step over the bodies of terror victims to harangue an ideological opponent about his pet issue, but obviously I gave him too much credit. What a petty display from a small man.



People like Cooper, and that other jackass Dan Savage, think that enduring a lifetime of bullying gives them a license to bully others. It doesn’t. They’re just like the people they disdain.



Hang in there, Pam Bondi. It gets better.

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#95
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

Conservative media watchdogs aren't happy with Anderson Cooper's Pam Bondi interview:



http://www.mediaite.com/online/anderson-...pam-bondi/




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#96

Well, this is a glimmer of humanity. A Republican from Utah said this:



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I believe that we can all agree we have come a long way as a society when it comes to our acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQ community (did I get that right?). However, there has been something about this tragedy that has very much troubled me. I believe that there is a question, two questions actually, that each of us needs to ask ourselves in our heart of hearts. And I am speaking now to the straight community. How did you feel when you heard that 49 people had been gunned down by a self-proclaimed terrorist? That's the easy question. Here is the hard one: Did that feeling change when you found out the shooting was at a gay bar at 2 a.m. in the morning? If that feeling changed, then we are doing something wrong.


http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/pol...x-orlando/

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#97

24 hours apart:



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#98

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/your-lie...ver-trump/

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#99

The first openly-gay Miss America contestant:



http://www.mediaite.com/online/guess-whi...ontestant/

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President Obama used the Antiquities Act to created a national monument for the Stonewall Inn:



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/nyregi....html?_r=0



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On Friday, President Obama formally recognized that history, declaring the Greenwich Village bar and its surrounding area the Stonewall National Monument, and creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement.



According to the White House, the monument designation will consist of 7.7 acres, protecting the tavern, Christopher Park across the street, and several other streets and sidewalks where spontaneous protests were held for equal rights in 1969.



“The Stonewall Uprising is considered by many to be the catalyst that launched the modern L.G.B.T. civil rights movement,” President Obama wrote in a proclamation announcing the monument’s establishment. “From this place and time, building on the work of many before, the nation started the march — not yet finished — toward securing equality and respect for L.G.B.T. people.”

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Check out this guy:



http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion...03027.html



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Given the link to the Kistler article, it does appear that Diamond was trying to give a tease (albeit an inflammatory one) into what Kistler had written. But a pastor writing about his theological beliefs is one thing. A candidate for Senate, who ostensibly will be called upon to represent gay citizens as well as straight ones? That’s another thing entirely.




Diamond is entitled to his personal spiritual beliefs, of course, even as an elected official. But, as Donald Trump’s tanking poll numbers show, we expect our public leaders to speak for more than just themselves or the narrow slice of the electorate that agrees with all of their positions.



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Laura Ingraham finally cracked this whole bathroom issue: we're all just going to wear adult diapers from now on:



https://mediamatters.org/video/2016/06/2...ple/211276



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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Oh we have a new transgender update for you as well. Oh no new transgender news for all of you who are bathroom-goers and public -- you use public restrooms? I think a lot of people are going to be walking around with just Depends on from now on. They're just not going to use the bathroom. Adult diapers, diapers for everybody. No one's going to be going to the bathroom. You have little kids, there's going to be no bathrooms. We're just going to all wear Depends. Everyone will just be happy. Then you'll be in your own bathroom. Everyone's bathroom is just their own clothes, OK? So this is what we're going to go to.


No word on how Depends plans on capitalizing on this idea.  How excited adult diaper fetishists are remains to be seen.

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Laura Ingraham just described the mind of a republican. Would rather shit their pants than deal with reality.

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Finally, a plan from the right I can fully endorse.

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Anti-gay violence in Brazil continues to swell:



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/world/...e&_r=0

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