Azealia Banks accuses RuPaul of plagiarizing her song ‘The Big Big Beat’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Azealia Banks has claimed Spotify removed RuPaul’s album “American” from its streaming service due to Banks alleging that RuPaul plagiarized her song “The Big Big Beat” on his song “Call Me Mother.”

“Lol I got rupauls ripoff of the big big beat .. ‘call me mother’ removed. You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe. @RuPaul BYE UGLY!” Banks tweeted.

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Op-Ed: Orlando Democratic Chair Wes Hodge on privilege and patriotism in the face of the new administration

By : Wes Hodge
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wes-hodgeIt’s clear that life in the U.S. is changing at a rapid pace. With pen strokes, centuries of policy and progress are being erased. No longer is America the country open to the world’s huddled masses. A land made up almost entirely of immigrants has suddenly slammed the door shut! Communities which have struggled for decades to gain recognition and equality are almost immediately having them stripped away.

This is a new America. No longer are we the land of the free and the home of the brave. But as described in a dark inauguration speech, “from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Donald Trump, listen to me loud and clear, this is NOT my America.

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WE Party Vogue at Epcot

By : Rick Claggett
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One Magical Weekend’s WE Party Vogue at Epcot was packed and fabulous!

Partiers had two hours to ride Mission Space, Test Track and Soarin’ until the Illuminations fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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Senate passes LGBT workforce protections bill

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In a 64-32 vote, the U.S. Senate has voted to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

The bill outlaws workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. 54 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted in support of the legislation.

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