Hawaii’s Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

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HONOLULU (AP) | Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Jan. 17 responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video.

The nearly four-minute-long clip, which was shot in her Washington, D.C. backyard, shows Gabbard standing in the snow saying that her views have changed significantly since she made statements that were hurtful to LGBTQ people.

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Over 250,000 people celebrate Gay Pride at Tel Aviv parade

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Ripped men in white underwear, pink bunny ears and black bow ties gyrated through the streets of Tel Aviv along with drag queens and others to loud trance music for the annual Gay Pride Parade on Friday — the biggest event of its kind in the region and drawing people from around the world to party.

The Tel Aviv Municipality said 250,000 people celebrated June 8.

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Tel Aviv pride parade attracts 200,000

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Colorfully-dressed drag queens and bare-chested muscular men on floats partied alongside thousands of others from the LGBT community at Tel Aviv’s annual gay pride parade on June 3, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.

Israeli media reported that 200,000 people joined the festivities.

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Israel’s first transgender beauty pageant struts its way to Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv, Israel (AP) – Nearly 30 transgender women are competing to become the first “Miss Trans Israel.”

Contestants strutted down the catwalk at a Tel Aviv club wearing skinny jeans, crop tops and stiletto heels.

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Gay migrants face violence, abuse as they escape turmoil in the Middle East

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Berlin (AP) – Alaa Ammar fled Syria to escape not just civil war but also the threat of persecution as a gay man. Yet when he arrived in The Netherlands last spring, he did not find the safe haven he craved.

He and four other gay travelers had to face newly arrived asylum seekers at a migrant center in the remote northern town of Ter Apel.

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Screened Out – Lone Survivor

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Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

“You don’t support the American troops!” For a while mostly while George W. Bush was in office  some people inserted this straw man argument into any debate that questioned U.S. foreign policy. Of course, this platitude ignores that saving troops’ lives could easily come from challenging our government’s policies.

Lone Survivor is a true story about some brave, resourceful Navy SEALS at the mercy of our two wars in the Middle East. Though brilliantly acted and adeptly paced, it’s also a film that refuses to take a stand. This means some people (me, for example) could leave this flick still frustrated by the machinations that put these men’s lives at risk. Other audiences could watch it and basically say, “Boo-rah! America is awesome!”

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