Warren takes aim at Pence: He’s not a ‘decent’ man – TheHill

I beg to differ with vice president Joe Biden and his assessment of Mike Pence being a decent guy. Decent people do not point out groups of individuals for hatred and discrimination. under his regime in Indiana the lgbtqi community suffered greatly. He and his wife believe in trying to cure homosexuals from their homosexuality. That is absurd. It’s just a political ploy to give himself more power. He’s not a decent man and anyone who thinks he is is not worthy to be the President of the United States.

And this is something that seems to be forgotten by the media. When Chris Christie was fired from the Trump transition Mike Pence took over. Mike Pence was there and he said nothing about all the Russians that were running around the transition. He said nothing about the hundred and fifty Russians at the inaugural. He said nothing because he knew what was going on and he is just as crooked as Trump.

AVB

full full coverage from The Hill please click here

This is not a decent man. Photo credit The Hill

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set After Posting Bail – Variety

This has not been a really illustrious time for the gay community. Here in Los Angeles we are rocked by two scandals involving high-profile gay leaders. The mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, someone I consider a friend is under investigation for sexual harassment in the gay men’s chorus of Los Angeles. One of the butler’s that has been so instrumental in getting people elected with a progressive slats is also under investigation for two deaths that happened in his home under the circumstances that involved crystal meth. And now we have Jussie Smollett.

I am torn. Fox in the end what he has done is hurting everyone that has ever been the subject of a hate crime. Even the simple gear of being called faget on the street is in my opinion I hate crime. It’s on the same level as having the n-word thrown at an African-American. He used his celebrity to enrich himself. She already was in the cast of a successful show on Fox. He wasn’t happy with how much he got paid then that’s the job for his agent to resolve. Having said then a sag-aftra agents in the 80s I know exactly how this works and contracts need to be negotiated. But you ain’t what he did is inexcusable. I’m sorry he has hurt everyone who has ever been damaged by a hate crime.

He has played into the hands of the current occupants of the White House. Trump tweeted about this incident but seemed to completely ignore the fact that a white supremacist member of the coast guard wanted to kill Progressive media journalists. Trump says that the New York Times is the enemy of the people and he doesn’t understand that his words resonate with his cult like followers.

AVB

will full coverage from Variety including video please click here

Screenshot from variety.com

Trump administration wants Supreme Court to take up transgender military ban now – NBC News

When the asshole who is in the White House was running for president he kept saying how much he loves the gays he said it over and over again. It’s why he is gotten the moniker of Liar in Chief.

He doesn’t want people to get any rights other than the ones who voted for him. He doesn’t care about the 60% of the United States did not vote for him. Look what he’s doing to California. He is a disgrace and I wish the network’s would stop covering every morsel that comes out of that man’s hole in his face. I’m sorry I usually I’m not this angry but this is beyond the pale.

The Israeli military was one of the first to allow gays lesbians and transgender to be in their military. Nobody can say that the Israeli military is weaker for it. As a matter of fact the statistics show that militaries that are inclusive have a better moral and longer stays in the military. Our own pentagon is not in favor of this. The Tangerine nightmare in the White House is playing to his base and stirring up anti-gay sentiments in those 40% that voted for him. Shame on him.

AVB

for full coverage from NBC News please click here

Michelle Obama reveals she snuck out of White House to celebrate gay marriage ruling – NBC News

I cannot express in words how much I miss the Obamas in the White House.

As a gay American when we got the right to get married it was one of the happiest days I’ve ever had. It’s bittersweet for me, I’ll be 65 in April and my chances of getting married are very low. People ask me why I never had children, in the years that I would have wanted to adopt a child it was illegal for me to do so. It’s amazing how a government can change your life. I don’t regret anything but I’ve got to be honest to say that it would have been nice to have more of a family around me. I live alone in Los Angeles and my closest relative his in France.

bravo to Michelle Obama for being so open in her book. I ordered you to buy it.

AVB

for full coverage from NBC News please click here

Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a signing at the Seminary Co-op bookstore on Nov. 13, 2018 in Chicago.Scott Olson / Getty Images

A banner year for LGBT candidates got even stronger with Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate win – The Washington Post

There are a lot of great organizations out there but there’s one that stands out to me in the LGBT political community. It’s the victory fund. The victory fund rooms people for public office. It’s not just a matter of wanting to run its knowing how to run for public office that’s a key to getting elected. I have a funny story about the victory fund. When I was living in Miami I was the chair of a fundraiser for the victory funds. They’re director of the elephant who was their first was a young guy and he put out 1000 posters on South Beach saying that named Alien Berrebi instead of Alain Berrebi. My friends left about that for months afterwards. But it was a great fundraiser and I hoped that I helped in a little way back then.

It’s wonderful to see the progress that the lgbtq community has had and I look forward to even more representation.

AVB

for full coverage from The Washington Post please click here

Kyrsten Sinema (D) won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Op-ed: It’s Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood | Advocate.com

It’s time for the LGBT community to end it’s  self imposed apartheid. At 61 I have seen a radical change in the makeup and the lifestyle of the gay community it’s my coming out of 24. We no longer live in specific neighborhoods, we have families and are able to get married. So living in clusters, in part as a means of protection from harassment is becoming a thing of the past. I applaud the Redline bar for its innovative location right in the middle of where you should not be. I was there Sunday evening, left light, and felt safe the whole time I was there. Plus it was an incredibly fun time and great crowd. I look forward to more owners of gay bars finding innovative locations and allowing us to live across neighborhoods and still find Entertainment.
AVB

image

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/08/25/op-ed-its-time-take-gay-bars-outside-gayborhood

Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders

In a day where marriage equality has spread to 37 States this blanket attack on adult gay Boy Scout leaders was reprehensible. I applaud former Secretary of Defense gates for his vision and for understanding that’s the Boy Scouts of America would not survive with this policy left in place.
AVB

image
Robert M. Gates at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville last year. Mr. Gates, the president of the organization, said the Scouts' governing body should formally take up the issue of gay Scout leaders in the future.
MARK ZALESKI / ASSOCIATED PRESS

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/us/boy-scouts-president-calls-for-end-to-ban-on-gay-leaders.html?_r=0&referrer=

The Fix: Hillary Clinton has a new rainbow-flag avatar.

I have said this many times on my block. one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had as a gay man was seeing Hillary Clinton in the 2000 New York City parade. she has been LGBT rights from the beginning and making it sound as if she’s jumping on the bandwagon now because she’s running for president is just false.

image

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/04/28/hillary-clinton-has-a-new-rainbow-flag-avatar-last-year-she-called-gay-marriage-a-state-issue