While Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, she is also a Republican, says Bette Midler

Bette Midler has attacked Caitlyn Jenner's politics (Getty Images)

 Bette Midler has attacked Caitlyn Jenner’s politics (Getty Images)

Joe Williams | PinkNews | November 22, 2015

The music legend has criticised the reality star’s political beliefs.

Bette Midler has hit out at Caitlyn Jenner after the former Olympian turned reality star recently revealed that she is still planning to vote GOP in the next years election.

The Hocus Pocus star, who issued an epic putdown to pop star Justin Bieber earlier this month – tweeted her disgust at Jenner’s politics to her 782K followers.

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Celebrating Resilience on Trans Day of Remembrance

Micah Bazant | Truthout | November 20, 2015

Trans Day of Resilience is an extension and reimagining of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual event memorializing people (mostly Black trans women) killed by anti-trans violence. We acknowledge and denounce the transphobic and misogynist violence that disproportionately impacts trans women and femmes of color. We pay respect to those we have lost. At the same time, our goal is to lift up the resilience, power and beauty of trans and gender-nonconforming communities of color. This collection of art serves to honor our leadership, our fortitude and our divinity.

Art by B. Parker for BreakOUT! of New Orleans, Louisiana

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This project allowed me to further explore Black trans communities and feel more confident stepping out into the world understanding that I am not fighting alone for equality, understanding and acceptance.

– B. Parker

Art by Wriply Bennet for Black Lives Matter, a national organization

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This project is a great way to have a platform to introduce all people to trans women and trans life, and it is extremely important trans women are able to mediate this conversation. Mediation through art is one of the most beautiful ways we can transmit our own lives.

– Wriply Bennet

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Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott Marry In New York City


On Top Magazine | November 21, 2015

Hollywood actor Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott married Tuesday in New York City.

Lane and Elliott have been together 18 years.

According to PEOPLE, the couple married at City Hall.

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‘The View’ Terrorism Expert Rips Marco Rubio’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Stance After Paris Attacks

‘The View’ Terrorism Expert Rips Marco Rubio’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Stance After Paris Attacks
Richard Clarke on The View
Linda Ge | The Wrap | Yahoo News | November 16, 2015

“The View” welcomed security expert Richard Clarke on Monday in wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, and the guest targeted GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio for supporting a ban on Syrian refugees entering the United States.

The issue came up in response to reports indicating at least one terrorist responsible for Friday’s attack in Paris snuck into the country with the passport of a Syrian refugee.

On Sunday, Rubio backtracked on his previous stance of being open to taking in Syrian refugees. “It’s not that we don’t want to,” Rubio said on ABC. “It’s that we can’t.”

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Caitlyn Jenner Will Celebrate Christmas With the Kardashians


Khloe Kardashian on the Ellen DeGeneres Show


LUCHINA FISHER | Good Morning America | ABC | November 16, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner will spend Christmas with the Kardashians this year.

“She’s still part of our family,” Khloe Kardashian told Ellen DeGeneres Show_” target=”_blank”>”The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today. “It’s still our Dad, we say, which I know is confusing to some people, but that’s how we know her. And she’s not gonna be with us on Thanksgiving because she’s working, but she’ll be with us for Christmas, for sure.”

Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner in ‘Great Place Now,’ Kim Kardashian West Says Caitlyn Jenner: Kim, Khloe and Kendall React to Vanity Fair Cover

Kardashian also opened up to DeGeneres about why she initially struggled with her stepfather’s transition from Bruce to Caitlyn.

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Jennifer Lawrence: Kim Davis Makes Me ‘Embarrassed to Be From Kentucky’

Jennifer Lawrence By Dominick D [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons


EDGE Media | South Florida Gay News | November 13, 2015

In a recent in-depth interview with Vogue, Jennifer Lawrence revealed Kim Davis, the embattled Kentucky county clerk who caused a media firestorm this summer after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, makes her feel “embarrassed” to be from the Bluegrass State.

Lawrence, who was born and raised in Louisville, has such strong distain for the Rowan County clerk that she told the Vogue reporter not to “even say her [Davis’s] name in this house.” Instead, Lawrence, 25, refers to Davis as the “lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky,” the Hollywood Reporter points out.

“All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight,” she said. “I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”

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Documentary “Gen Silent” is about our aging GLBT community

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Jake Biondi releases ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four’

For Immediate Release
Jake Biondi releases ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four’
Friday the 13th is BOYSTOWN fans’ lucky day
“The wait is over,” Biondi told fans of his ‘BOYSTOWN’ book series.  “Due to the amazing success of the first three books in the series, fans from all over the world have been asking me when the fourth book would be released.  They want to know what’s coming next for their favorite characters and couples.  Happily, their wait is over.”
Biondi revealed the cover for the fourth book of his ‘BOYSTOWN’ series on October 1 and the response has been incredibly positive.  “Fans are crazy about fourth book’s cover,” Biondi said. “In fact, some fans have said it’s the hottest one yet.”  The cover of the book, which was designed by Michael Vargas, features many of the ‘BOYSTOWN Boys’ whom readers have come to associate with the series.
Matt O’Reilly, captain of the ‘BOYSTOWN’ team of models, is featured on the new book cover.   “It’s an honor to be the ‘BOYSTOWN’ team captain and be able to work with so many amazing guys.  And it doesn’t hurt that they’re all gorgeous,” O’Reilly said.  “I know we will continue to bring BOYSTOWN fans all the muscle, smiles, and personalities that fans love so much.”  O’Reilly added, “I couldn’t be more excited for the next book in the ‘BOYSTOWN’ series.  If you thought the last three were great, just wait until you dig into this new one.  You won’t be able to put it down.”

Biondi added, “I am so grateful for my readers and their positive response to the series.  I regularly receive notes from fans who are connecting with the characters and want to know what the future holds for them.  The broad appeal of the book series is incredible.  ‘BOYSTOWN’ has a really diverse audience.”

Biondi promises that readers won’t be disappointed.  “’Season Four’ picks up with the aftermath of the horrific fire that occurred at the end of ‘Season Three.’  While I won’t reveal who lives and who dies, I will say this: lives will be forever altered.”  Biondi also previews that ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four’ continues the storylines from the first three books while introducing new ones — and some hot new characters, too.
Early reviews of ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four’ are extremely positive.  Andrew Hamilton, an author and ‘BOYSTOWN’ fan, said, “If you thought the first three seasons from Jake Biondi’s ‘BOYSTOWN’ series were packed with drama and intrigue, you ain’t read nothing yet.  ‘Season Four’ will leave readers gasping for breath, as they turn the pages faster and faster.  And just when they think they have had all the shocks their hearts can take…” 
As in his third book, Biondi “pays it forward” by featuring some of his favorite performers in ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four.’   Biondi is “thrilled” to welcome sensational singer Chadwick Stadt to the ‘BOYSTOWN’ series.  “Chadwick is a dear friend and a phenomenal performer, so it’s an honor for me to be able to showcase his talent in ‘Season Four,’” Biondi said.  Stadt added, “It’s so exciting to be included in such a great book series that will have you turning page after page!” 
‘Season Four’ also welcomes back the ‘Whiskey & Cherries’ trio, singer Amy Armstrong, and pop sensation Steve Grand. “Meredith, Danielle, and I are thrilled to again be written into the ‘BOYSTOWN’ series.  It’s always exciting to read about yourself interacting with the primary characters and being a part of the never-ending twists and turns in the brilliant plot line,” said Brian Felder of W&C. 
The ‘BOYSTOWN’ series has a fascinating history.  It began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger that left readers wondering what would happen to their favorite characters.  Enthusiastic ‘BOYSTOWN’ fans from all over the world petitioned Biondi to release the installments more quickly; they simply couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.   Overwhelmed by and grateful for the fans’ responses to the series, Biondi began to write more quickly.
In 2013, Biondi published the first ten ‘episodes’ in book form as ‘BOYSTOWN Season One.’  ‘BOYSTOWN Season Two’ was released in July of 2014, and ‘BOYSTOWN Season Three’ was released in May of 2015.  Now, ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four’ answers readers’ questions and, of course, provides even more twists and turns for fans.

Like the first three books, ‘BOYSTOWN Season Four’ is available at bookstores across the country as well at online at amazon.com, bn.com, and itunes.  The series is available in paperback and all e-book formats.  Readers may order autographed paperback copies of the books directly from Biondi’s website:  http://www.JakeBiondi.com. 
Biondi is currently working with two television producers who are interested in bringing the ‘BOYSTOWN’ series to television.  Biondi remains optimistic that fans all over the world will soon be able to watch their favorite ‘BOYSTOWN’ characters in action on television.
For additional information or to schedule an interview with author Jake Biondi, please email him at BoystownTheSeries@yahoo.com or call him at 773-490-9758.

US Senate laments RT’s social media success, wants to fight ‘propaganda’ threat


RT America | November 4, 2015

RT was the topic of yet another congressional hearing. This time a Senate committee is looking at the network’s scope of international influence and what options, if any, America has to combat it. Gayane Chichakyan reports.

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FBI Chief: ‘Unacceptable’ That Guardian Has Better Data on Police Violence Than FBI

James Comey said: 'It is unacceptable that the Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the UK are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between [US] police and civilians.' (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
James Comey said: ‘It is unacceptable that the Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the UK are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between [US] police and civilians.’ (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)


Mark Tran | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | October 8, 2015


James Comey tells crime summit that ‘it’s ridiculous’ Guardian and Washington Post have more information on civilians’ deaths at hands of US police than FBI


he head of the FBI has said it is “ridiculous [and] embarrassing” that the federal government has no better information on police shootings than databases compiled by the Guardian US and the Washington Post.

“It is unacceptable that the Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the UK are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between [US] police and civilians. That is not good for anybody,” said James Comey, the FBI director, on Wednesday.

“You can get online and figure out how many tickets were sold to The Martian … the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] can do the same with the flu,” he continued. “It’s ridiculous – embarrassing and ridiculous – that we can’t talk about crime in the same way, especially in the high-stakes incidents when your officers have to use force.”

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