02.22.18 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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I consider myself to be a systems guy. I like rules and I like procedure. Systems are in place for a reason. They have been tried, tested and tweaked to produce the best results. I can even make a case for a system to create a system. I follow the plan and I don’t like to be late. I drive the speed limit and I follow recipes.

To a degree, I’ve always been this way. When a teacher left the classroom, I was the one asked to take down the names of unruly students. Naturally, I became a hall monitor and was on track to become part of the elite crosswalk security team.

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Bill Nye bashes gay conversion therapy with ice cream

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Bill Nye the Science Guy explained the sexuality spectrum and slams the use of gay conversion therapy using ice cream cones on his Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.”

In an animated short titled, “Ice Cream Sexuality,” a vanilla ice cream cone invites the other flavors to ice cream conversion therapy.

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Thai ice cream company apologizes for Facebook gay slur

By : Wire Report
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BANGKOK (AP) – A Thai ice cream company owned by Unilever has apologized for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, a spokeswoman said June 29.

The post on the Facebook page of Wall’s Thailand, which was quickly removed, showed black bean-flavored ice cream with the caption #LOVEWINS – the hashtag used by supporters of the court verdict. “Black beans” is a demeaning slang term for gay men that originated from a famous pedophilia case in Thailand.

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