U.S. Embassy in Germany hosts meeting with LGBTI activists

By : Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, photo public domain.

The U.S. Embassy in Germany last week hosted a group of LGBTI rights activists from around the world as part of a Trump administration initiative that encourages countries to decriminalize consensual same-sex sexual relations.

Harvey Milk Foundation President Stuart Milk; Caine Youngman of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo); Hadi Damien of Beirut Pride in Lebanon and Hourvash Pourkian of International Women in Power in Germany are among the activists who participated in a July 26 panel that took place at the embassy in Berlin.

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Kellyanne Conway says Trump may lead U.N. in effort to decriminalize homosexuality

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Trump’s tweet recognizing June as LGBT Pride month late May 31, suggesting he may take up the global initiative he referenced to decriminalize homosexuality with the United Nations.

In a gaggle with news reporters at the White House, Conway was asked how important the initiative was to Trump and referred to his tweet, according to a White House press corps pool report.

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Watch: Randy Rainbow urges you to vote in ‘Wicked’ parody

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Randy Rainbow wants you to vote.

The YouTuber known for his political musical parodies has taken on everyone from Brett Kavanaugh to Kellyanne Conway but now he’s focused on the midterm elections.

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Randy Rainbow takes on Kavanaugh in ‘Camelot’ parody

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Comedian Randy Rainbow critiqued Brett Kavanaugh and the GOP’s support of him in the face of sexual assault allegations through a musical parody.

Rainbow starts the video interviewing Kellyanne Conway about Kavanaugh before breaking into a parody of the musical “Camelot.”

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Kellyanne Conway tempts Anderson Cooper in ‘It’ ‘SNL’ spoof

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kellyanne Conway tries to tempt Anderson Cooper to let her on his show in a parody of Stephen King’s thriller “It” on “Saturday Night Live.”

Cooper (Alex Moffat) encounters Conway (Kate McKinnon)in a sewer Pennywise-style, where she tries to entice Cooper with wacky quotes to get her on the show.

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Kellyanne Conway won’t say if generals OK with trans military ban

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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As the Pentagon continues to allow transgender people to serve despite President Trump’s announcement he’ll ban them from the U.S. military, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway refused to say Sunday whether senior defense officials signed off on the policy before the president’s proclamation.

Conway dodged on the issue during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” when pressed by host George Stephanopoulos on which generals and military experts signed off on the proposed ban.

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