Gay-organized Trump rally draws just 18 attendees

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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A total of just 18 people turned out on Saturday, June 1, for a Make America Great Again Free Speech Rally on the Ellipse section of the National Mall near the White House that was organized by Gays for Trump President Peter Boykin.

Boykin and several others who spoke at the rally said they were certain that each of those attending the event represents thousands of others, both gay and straight, who are conservative, loyal Americans that deeply believe Donald Trump will provide the leadership needed to get the nation back on track.

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Gay Trump supporters rally in D.C.

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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At least four gay speakers who declared their strong support for President Donald Trump were cheered loudly while other speakers praised the group Gays for Trump during a March4Trump rally on Sunday, March 4, on the grounds of the Washington Monument in D.C.

The gathering of several hundred Trump supporters at the Washington Monument, who later marched to the White House, was one of more than a dozen pro-Trump rallies and marches held on the same day in cities around the country.

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Rosie O’Donnell mocks Trump at D.C. rally

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell on Tuesday angrily mocked President Trump during a rally in front of the White House.

“I know he’s a bully,” she said as she spoke to the more than 200 people who attended the “Resistance Rally” that took place in Lafayette Square before Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress. “He’s a mean man. He hates women. He’s taking away women’s rights and we will not stand for it.”

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Mexicans march in marriage equality rally

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of gay and lesbian rights supporters marched to Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral to support same-sex marriage Sept. 11, one day after thousands marched against it.

The pro same-sex marriage demonstrators carried a banner reading “We are families too” and placards reading “I respect your family, respect mine.”

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Overheard in Orlando: Donna T. Rump

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Nooo, Queen
Karen Walker was a hilariously funny character in a LGBT show that was before its time. Gay men especially loved her luxurious lifestyle, booze guzzling and pill popping antics. So, it’s no surprise that some gay men flock to Jacqueline Siegel, the self-proclaimed Queen of Versailles, wife of David Siegel. I’m sure you’ve seen the parade of Jackie Siegel and her entourage she refers to as her glam squad, consisting of a handful of gay men often paraded around like Pomeranians no more than just a few short feet behind her. She’s made appearances at various charity events and sometimes benefiting the LGBT community. But despite her appearances and support (?) of the community, there’s a sense of a wolf in cheap, oops we mean sheep’s, clothing. Jackie Siegel has proven herself to be a fair weather fruit fly, especially when her ex-boyfriend Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to appear at UCF on March 5. Jackie and the rest of the Siegels were very proudly showing their true colors, taking to social media letting her “followers” know Donald has their vote, despite his vow to overturn same-sex marriages in the U.S. Even, her husband David Siegel, who a few years ago threatened to fire his employees at Westgate should Obama get re-elected (which Obama was, and David did nothing), was noted in being very proud to support the man that used to stick it to his wife. Images from the rally show Jackie and her husband a few feet behind Trump. No word if her glam squad was even allowed into the rally.

Divine intervention
The talented and unapologetic drag performer Divine Grace, who is also a hostess of Full of Grace, an online podcast, decided to push some Trump supporters buttons at the rally. She dressed up as Trump supporter in full face and hair as Donna T. Rump! On the Full of Grace Facebook page, Divine documented the process from makeup to appearance. Surprisingly enough, while at the rally, Divine was greeted by cheers from both supporters and those opposing Trump gathered outside of the UCF arena. The biggest stir seemed to stem from people trying to get a photo with Divine as Donna, just like a meet and greet at one of the local theme parks. When asked about the interactions, Divine said she was expecting to be kicked out, but was surprisingly welcomed although she never made it into the CFE Arena, just the outside area.

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LGBT activists want to rally support at tonight’s Brevard School Board meeting

By : Jamie Hyman
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Space Coast LGBT activists are trying to get some momentum for a proposal to add LGBT protections to Brevard County Schools’ non-discrimination policy.

“Brevard County Schools have lengthy non-discrimination policies for students and staff, but ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ is never mentioned,” reads a post to Space Coast Pride’s Facebook page, asking supporters to attend tonight’s Brevard County School Board meeting wearing red.

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Archbishop to miss this year’s rally against gay marriage

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco’s Roman Catholic archbishop will be skipping a Washington D.C. rally against same-sex marriage this year.

The San Francisco archdiocese announced the decision by Salvatore Cordileone on its website April 22.

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Indiana’s “religious freedom” law faces backlash

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana’s governor is defending a new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and says it wasn’t a mistake for the state to have enacted it.

Gov. Mike Pence appeared on ABC TV’s “This Week” to discuss the measure he signed on March 26 prohibiting state laws that “substantially burden” a person’s ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.

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Roy Moore headlines “Biblical marriage” Texas rally

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Austin, Texas — About 250 people gathered on the afternoon of March 23 at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call “Biblical marriage” — a union between a man and a woman — at an event headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Moore, a staunch gay marriage opponent, instructed Alabama’s state probate judges to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples despite a federal ruling that Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

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Hundreds of gay rights supporters rally at Kansas Statehouse

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -Hundreds of people chanted and held signs Feb. 14 at the Kansas Statehouse in a Valentine’s Day protest against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s decision to end legal protections against discrimination for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered workers in state government.

Gay rights advocates promised to push for an expansion of a Kansas law barring discrimination in housing, public accommodations and private employment to protect LGBT residents. They also called for renewed political activism against Brownback, who narrowly won a second, four-year term in November, and his conservative GOP allies.

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Greece’s civil unions delay draws government protests

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gay rights protesters gathered outside Greece’s parliament after the government said it would delay legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The decision came despite a European court ruling that found Greece has been discriminating against gays.

About 500 people joined the peaceful protest Sept. 5 in central Athens as lawmakers prepared to vote on an anti-racism bill.

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San Francisco archbishop spurns appeals to skip marriage rally

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco said June 16 it’s his duty to proclaim “the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife,” even when those views are unpopular.

The comment by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone came in response to a coalition of liberal politicians, fellow clergy and gay-rights leaders who have urged him to skip an upcoming March for Marriage event in Washington.

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