BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s representative on the European Union’s executive is facing criticism for appearing to make a derogatory reference to Chinese people and mock same-sex marriage.
Guenther Oettinger, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, referred to “slanty eyes” in a speech that surfaced on YouTube over the weekend. He also said “the German agenda doesn’t in any way do justice to my expectations of German responsibility,” listing alongside actual initiatives “obligatory same-sex marriage.”
A gathering for the Trans community. Open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and allies (ages 18 & up) to get to know other members of the community. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Last month we discussed the possibility of having a movie night. Do you all have any movies you would like to see? Leave your suggestions in the comments and we will decide. There will be sodas and waters for a $1 donation (benefitting our LGBT programs). Feel free to bring a snack or a treat to share if you would like!
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Watermark is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see Todrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz. One pair of tickets for July 25 at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater and one pair of tickets for July 28 at The Beacham in Orlando.
Simply comment on this post and tell us which pair of tickets you want to win, the show in Clearwater or the show in Orlando.
Thanks to our friends at FloridaPolitics.com, we can stick a cup up against the virtual door and hear how a true political hero – in this case, State Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami, who happens to be gay – responds to dishonored Boy Scout (or whatever you want to call him: hate group leader, generally terrible person) John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council and Florida Family Action. Stemberger issued a backhanded compliment to Richardson a few days ago via FloridaPolitics.com. To wit:
Dear Rep. Richardson:
Since your election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 until now, I have always known your reputation as a legislator to be one of nothing but respect for the dignity of the institution, for the legislative process and for your fellow colleagues. Even those who firmly disagree with you on matters of public policy speak highly of you, of your talents as a legislator and the unique perspective you bring to the process.
However, after the tragic and despicable acts of evil which took place right down the street from my offices in Orlando June 12, I was both shocked to learn of your repeated statements accusing your fellow legislators of creating an environment that gives rise to such horrible violence when they speak out against any LGBT bills as bad public policy in the Legislature.
Watermark is giving away tickets to two of this Friday night’s Girls in Wonderland events – and we’re doing it FAST. This giveaway will only last 24 hours, so enter NOW!
We’re handing out two pairs of tickets to two events: the Out for Laughs Comedy Show featuring Susan Westenhoefer and the CLIMAX party Friday night at Cheyenne Saloon. There will be two winners, and each will get tickets to both events, so you can enjoy some comedy and then head over to the Cheyenne to dance the night away. Find out how to enter after the jump:
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