Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade George Michael Superstar George Michael committed suicide on Christmas Eve 2016 rather than having died of natural causes on Christmas Day. That’s according to sensational claims made by the star’s lover Fadi Fawas.
He says George took his own life on Christmas Eve – his mother’s birthday – and lay dead for 24 hours, before Fawas discovered him.
The British singer’s death is recorded as being on Christmas Day and was put down to natural causes. However, in a series of emails, Fawas sensationally claims George took his own life on the fifth attempt.
The Sun newspaper claims to have seen emails written by the 45 year-old unemployed hairdresser. According to the paper, he wrote: ‘I’m sick and tired of people asking me what happened on Christmas Day.’ George died on his mother’s birthday – Fawas
He also links the star’s suicide to his mother’s birthday, which was Christmas Eve. The paper said Fawas also wrote: ’Well let me tell you, George died on his mother’s birthday, so that might answer a few questions.’
The emails go on to say: ’Not to mention it took five attempts to manage to end his life. I think it’s important for the story.’
George Michael’s mum Lesley Harrison was born on December 24, 1938, and died in 1997 after battling cancer.
Unemployed hairdresser Fadi had previously said he found the singer’s body at home in Goring, Oxon, at lunchtime on Christmas Day.
The newspaper notes that in March 2017 senior coroner Darren Salter said George died of natural causes and had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
No time of death was ever set out by police or the coroner. The results of a post mortem and toxicology tests have also never been made public.
George Michael rose to fame in the 80s as part of pop duo WHAM! However, the star went on to enjoy a phenomenal solo career that made him a global superstar.
George Michael and Fadi Fawaz on vacation
He famously came out as gay following an incident in a Beverly Hills public toilet in 1998. An undercover police officer had witnessed George perform a sex act. The star was fined and handed a community service order.
George also suffered a lot of loss which led him into a state of depression. His first lover, Anselmo Feleppa, died from a brain haemorrhage related to his being HIV+. The Sun reported that both George’s uncle and grandfather also committed suicide.
A spokeswoman for George Michael’s estate last night said she had ‘no trust’ in Fadi’s claims, the paper said. See also:
Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade It’s not the gender; it’s the Doctor. Photo: BBC The first ever female Doctor Who sent fans wild at the Comic Con International show this week by throwing gender labels into a time warp.
Actress Jodie Whittaker made a surprise appearance on stage at the Her Universe Fashion Show, giving fans a glimpse of her character’s new trench coat and sonic screwdriver.
Look closely at the new coat and you’ll spot the LGBTI rainbow colored embroidery in the coat’s lining and the rainbow motif on the Doctor’s t-shirt.
But it’s what she told fans at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego that’s got us all excited.
‘You know what. Any age; any gender. Anyone can wear it’ she told the crowd, referring to her time traveller’s coat.
She then sent fans screaming in approval when she said: ’You’re not dressing as a girl, and you’re not dressing as a boy. You’re dressing as the doctor.’ “you’re not dressing as a girl and you’re not dressing as a boy, you’re dressing as the doctor.” pic.twitter.com/y8N99IGzC1 — daily jodie whittaker (@whittakersjodie) 20 July 2018 The Her Universe fashion brand has a partnership deal with the Doctor Who series and other popular sci-fi names such as Star Wars and Marvel.
Doctor Who fans, or Whovians, are eagerly awaiting the latest series, which the BBC plans to air this Autumn. As the first female Doctor ever, expectations are running high. Doctor Who has featured gay characters before
Traditionally, the time lord has been played by male actors. However, the last three series featured a lesbian side-kick with actress Pearl Mackie playing Bill Potts, the series’ first openly gay character.
The Potts character left in the last series after finding love with a lesbian alien. Awww!
There have also been reports that Whittaker, as the Doctor, may be bicurious. In a Daily Star article last year, the paper quoted Mackie as hinting she could return to hook up with the new female Doctor.
‘Who wouldn’t? It is Doctor Who. Never say never’, the paper quoted her as saying.
Piyarat Kaljareuk is Executive Producer of Drag Race Thailand (Photo: @tae_kantana | Instagram) RuPaul’s Drag Race just completed its tenth season in the US. Thanks to airing on Netflix, it’s become a worldwide hit. It’s hard to think of the show without anyone else at its helm besides RuPaul. Hard … but not impossible.
Last year it was announced that Drag Race Thailand was being launched. Officially syndicated by the US version, Thailand TV production group, Kantana, picked up the franchise.
Why did the company decide to push to produce its own version of the show? That was down to one man: Executive producer Piyarat ‘Tae’ Kaljareuk. Piyarat Kaljareuk
Kaljareuk is an openly gay man who wields significant power in the Thai media industry. In a country where it’s traditional for businesses to pass down families, he’s the grandchild of the founder of Kantana. As such, he’s enjoyed a certain advantage when it comes to his career. However, he says life has not always been straightforward for him. Attending private school in the US, he says he was often picked upon – both for being Asian, gay and ‘looking different’. It didn’t help that English was not his first language.
‘I went through a lot of difficulties growing up,’ he says. ‘I had a lot of depressions and I went through quite a lot of bullying, but I expressed myself through my creativity.
His love of music and performing arts proved his salvation. ‘So I put all of my energy and focus into that at that particular time, because my English wasn’t, still is not that perfect. I’m the third generation in my family business … so obviously I’m attracted to art and creativities.’ Drag Race ‘is something that everybody can enjoy’
Just because he’s an heir to his family’s media empire doesn’t mean he can do what he wants. He first proved he had an eye for what might work by buying the rights to model search reality show The Face, which has now enjoyed four seasons in Thailand.
On the back of its success, he began to look around for other TV formats that could work in Thailand.
‘Someone I actually dated for a little bit, he introduced me to Drag Race. I didn’t know a lot about the TV format at the time. But I looked at the program and I thought, “OK, I’ll just take a look,” and once I looked at it I thought, “Hey, this is something that everybody can enjoy.”
‘I was very intrigued. I tried to think of a way to introduce it to Thailand, because it was something new, and introducing The Face wasn’t easy either.’
He says that it took him a couple of years to persuade a TV station and advertisers to support The Face, and it took him a similar amount of time to find support for Drag Race Thailand.
However, the first season proved a hit. Kaljareuk is now working on the bringing the second season to the screen. ‘How do we find a RuPaul in other countries?’
The format sticks pretty closely to the US original with one big difference. Without one drag legend as host, it features two co-hosts: fashion stylist Art-Araya In-dra and drag performer Pangina Heals.
‘How do we find a RuPaul in other countries?’ asks Kaljareuk rhetorically. ‘We can’t replace something like that. He’s iconic. And so I thought about how we can present it and introduce it to the Thai culture with our own unique direction, so I come up in my own head with two hosts, sort of because that was how I produced The Face.’
Kaljareuk believes that having two hosts helps to educate local audiences about what exactly they’re watching, and provides an insight into drag and LGBTI culture. The pressure to support the family
With his striking, androgynous appearance, and family background Kaljareuk has become quite a media personality in his homeland (with over 195,000 Instagram followers). He’s a passionate believer in breaking down gender barriers and heteronormative stereotypes. He also wants to speak out for marginalized communities.
His conversation today is a round-table conference with a handful of international journalists.
We’re gathered at the So Sofitel Bangkok for the country’s first LGBT+ Travel Symposium , where Kaljareuk was interviewed on stage earlier in the day about how his country is changing and embracing LGBTI tourism.
Same-sex activity is legal in Thailand, but there remains societal prejudice against homosexuality.
Families still expect children to marry and carry on the family business (Natalia Pliacam, the winner of this year’s Drag Race Thailand, runs his family coffin-manufacturing business when not doing drag!).
There is no Pride Bangkok. Although Phuket, in Southern Thailand, has an occasional Pride festival, the event is not taking place this year due to organizational problems. Same-sex marriage
Kaljareuk hopes that Pride festivals do soon begin in his country. He would also like to see same-sex relationships legally recognized. A bill to introduce civil partnerships in Thailand received cross-party support in 2014 but its introduction stalled in the wake of that year’s military coup and subsequent political upheavals in the country.
The current government, operated by the National Council for Peace and Order under Prime Minister and military General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, has been criticized for human rights abuses . It’s one area where Kaljareuk has to choose his words carefully.
‘I don’t know… I can’t say,’ he says when I ask him if he’s confident civil unions may become a reality soon.
‘But I hope that at least for the future, it should be legalized at some point.’
He points out that same-sex love and relationships are natural, and – perhaps as we’re discussing this at an LGBT+ Travel Symposium – allowing same-sex unions brings economic opportunities to Thailand.
‘Long-lasting relationship are something good. [And] at least I don’t have to fly out of my own country to marry someone that I really love somewhere else. So, I would like to see it. I’d like to get married!’
How soon he gets that wish remains to be seen. In the meantime, he has the search for Thailand’s ‘next drag superstar’ to worry about. Auditions for the second season will begin soon, with filming scheduled for the end of the year.
The second season of Drag Race Thailand will premiere in early 2019. See also
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Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade Trans Pride Brighton. Photo: @Noomoid Twitter The Trans Pride Brighton parade kicked off earlier today with a sea of white, blue and pink flags taking over the coastal city.
Trans women, men, non-binary people and allies turned out with the slogan #LwiththeT very much present. No repeat of London anti-Trans protests
Fortunately there was no repeat of the radical feminist campaigners who marred the London Pride event with their anti-trans protest.
Crowds set off at 12 noon for the 1.3 mile parade ending in Brunswick Square where the main events are now underway. These include a range of music, spoken word, poetry, as well as community stalls.
The light cover of clouds kept the heat off the parade during their march and then the sun came out to play just as the fun started in the Square.
Many also sent messages of support for the march via social media.
‘Trans people have endured a vicious media campaign this year: so I hope this is a day of solidarity, defiance, love and pride’, Gay left-wing author Owen Jones wrote on Twitter.
Business woman Caroline Ellis, who is chairperson of The finance Lab, tweeted a message calling for lesbians to support the Trans community.
‘Calling on my lesbian sisters. We need to keep being visible and loud supporting our trans siblings.’
With these vocal calls of support behind them, those attending the Trans Pride parade got on with making it their day in Brighton.
Here’s our pic of some of the best moments from those enjoying the Trans Pride fun on the coast… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .
Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back While conservatives still try to justify bigotry toward rainbow families, the longest-running survey of same-sex parenting shows kids raised by gay couples are doing great. The study
The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) followed a group of lesbian parents since they first planned for kids in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those children are about 25 years old now. According to the study , published in the New England Journal of Medicine, they’re doing perfectly fine.
‘During the first epoch of the study (1986–1992), we recruited 154 prospective mothers from 84 planned lesbian families conceiving through donor insemination in Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco,’ the explanation of the study reads.
The adult offspring of these lesbian couples self-reported their psychological health.
‘The Adult Self-Report is a validated, self-rating form for measuring adaptive functioning and behavioral or emotional problems among adults between the ages of 18 and 59 years.’
These reports were compared with the Achenbach normative sample of ‘persons in the United States with respect to age, sex, race or ethnic background, and educational level.’
‘A comparison of the NLLFS offspring sample and the matched Achenbach normative sample showed no significant between-group differences with respect to adaptive functioning (family, friends, spouse or partner relationships, and educational or job performance), behavioral or emotional problems, scores on mental health diagnostic scales, or the percentage of participants with a score in the borderline or clinical range.’ The study’s flaws
The study, however, does have its flaws. For instance, the sample size is too small. Because of this, there was little diversity in terms of race, ethnic background, gender identity, income, and education levels. Additionally, the study didn’t include same-sex male couples or use random samples. Consistent results for same-sex parents
Regardless, the results are consistent with other studies about the mental and emotional wellbeing of children raised by same-sex couples. For example, a 2016 study that used a random sample of same-sex families found there were no differences in outcomes of the children. Another large study of same-sex families, conducted in Australia, actually found that children raised by same-sex couples were ‘happier and healthier’ than their peers. Data from the American National Health Interview Survey also found kids with same-sex parents do just as well as those with heterosexual parents.
The NLLFS study found ‘no significant differences in measures of mental health between those who were conceived through donor insemination and enrolled before they were born and those in a U.S. population–based normative sample.’
As much as we were heartened by the efforts of long-established homegrown brands such as Old Chang Kee ( kinda ) and Poh Heng Jewellery to recognize the local LGBTQ community, Singapore still has a long way to go.
In a half-expected move by the Ministry of Education (MOE), a TEDTalk session by an LGBT activist at St Joseph’s Institution was abruptly shut down just a day prior to the event itself. Rachel Yeo — the Research & Advocacy Director of the Inter-University LGBT Network — was abruptly informed yesterday by TedxYouth@SJI organizers that she was not permitted to speak at their event due to MOE regulations, the specifics of which remain unclear.
Ironically, Yeo had planned to speak about the importance of avoiding being too quick to silence opposing opinions. The organizers had been sent a gist of her speech, where she already made clear that her message would apply to all causes, even though she would be drawing from her experience in LGBTQ advocacy.
As a seasoned speaker at workplace diversity and inclusion events, Yeo had been invited to share her experiences at the event this afternoon, in line with its theme of growth, change, and transition.
“I thought the message would be a good one for youths who are at a stage in their lives where they are becoming more politically aware, who want to champion certain causes but may risk coming off overzealous which is often counterproductive,” Yeo shared with Coconuts Singapore .
“I wanted to share that everyone has the desire to be heard and understood, and for that to be possible, it has to begin with oneself”.
Alas, it was not meant to be. She received the news of the cancellation through an apologetic email sent by one of the event’s student organizers, stating that the overall decision was beyond their control.
“I understand, but could you just point me to what this ‘MOE regulation’ is so I can better understand the situation?” Yeo responded, which remains to be elaborated by the organizers.
We’ve reached out to representatives from TEDxYouth@SJI and MOE for clarification on their decision. ‘Much work to be done’
Pink Dot Singapore 2015 Presumably, the event will carry on as scheduled this afternoon with other speakers such as veteran Singaporean musician and author Joseph C. Pereira, prominent engineering professor Dr. Joachim Loo and comedian Sharul Channa.
As for St Joseph’s Institution itself, it’s the oldest Catholic school in the country, on top of being one of the oldest educational institutions here. Being an independent school, the MOE largely leaves SJI alone to handle its own affairs — except when it’s about LGBT issues it seems.
“…while we applaud and thank the student organisers at SJI for their efforts in negotiating with their school administration on this matter, it is regrettable however that our institutions continue to adopt obsolete policies that fail Singapore’s young people out of fear and ignorance of the LGBTQ+ community,” the Inter-University LGBT Network noted in a statement .
“Ultimately, this incident reminds us that there remains much work to be done to foster a truly inclusive society for all Singaporeans, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity,” the advocacy group added, calling on MOE to review its policies regarding the LGBTQ community.
It’s a particular downer for the state of things here, especially a day before annual gay pride rally Pink Dot tomorrow. Nonetheless, the group will still carry on in their efforts to “make life a little less daunting for queer folk in universities”, stated Yeo. Tomorrow, the Inter-University LGBT Network launching a college handbook that is the first ever resource specific to transgender students in Singapore’s universities.
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PETALING JAYA: Numan Afifi Saadan, who was the press officer to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, shared on social media that when one door closes, other doors will open.
That was the case when he received several job offers from abroad.
"Arrived in London; woke up to this wonderful news about an offer from a Boston-based architecture non-profit that promotes justice and human dignity," Numan Afifi Saadan said in a tweet on Thursday (July 19).
Numan added that he also received a job offer from the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).
On his Twitter comments, Numan responded to a tweet saying that he appreciated the support, but has not figured out what to do yet.
"Trying to enjoy my time in London first," he said.
Numan was forced to resign due to his lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activism in the past and for being the organiser of a Pride Day breaking of fast event held in 2017.
Critics insisted that it was inappropriate for a "champion of LGBT causes" to be a government staff member.
In response to the uproar, Syed Saddiq said that Numan was not officially appointed and that the ministry was still interviewing potential candidates for the position.
Following the controversy, LGBT activists said they had voted for Pakatan Harapan in hopes of a more inclusive and tolerant society, but Syed Saddiq’s silence over the cyberbullying and discrimination that Numan faced over his sexual orientation was disappointing.
Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina Malta has been a top-scorer in some of this year’s results in LGBT rights studies.
The island – often described as ‘gay-friendly’ – has always been seen to strive towards greater inclusivity for all ages, races and genders, through multiple forms of legislation that work towards furthering rights for the LGBT community.
Since Malta passed the Bill for same-sex marriage in 2017, the country has then gone on to make further progress.
Because of this, the island had another inspiring statistic to add to its ever-growing collection, which was released by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association in May.
It found that Malta scored over 91 per cent in the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Europe LGBTIQ Index, which places it at the top spot out of 49 countries, for a third consecutive year.
Malta was rated 100 per cent in categories such as Civil Society Space, Legal Gender Recognition and Bodily Integrity and Hate Crime and Hate Speech.
For the Equality & Non-Discrimination and Family categories, it received very positive results of 90 per cent and 89 per cent.
The island’s widespread accolades come from the public’s increased embracement of the gay community.
A poll conducted in 2016 showed that 65 per cent of Maltese people were in favour of same-sex marriage, a huge rise from 18 per cent in similar findings back in 2006.
Many believe, however, that the awareness and inclusion of the LGBT community and those within such community, should begin at an early age.
Maltese schools are required to meet the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act legislation launched in June 2015 by the Maltese government, which is a comprehensive education policy focused on the needs of trans, gender variant and intersex children.
In a recent report from the LGBTIQ Inclusive Education Report, it said that “all young people have the right to education, but research shows that this is still far from being a reality for many LGBTIQ learners. We firmly believe that the LGBTIQ Education Index and Report can play a vital role in changing this.”
However, Malta seems to be a country that is making great changes to this idea, with it receiving perfect scores in nine out of 10 categories that the report analysed.
The categories included: anti-discrimination law applicable to education, inclusive national curricula, partnerships between governments and civil society, support systems, right to choose gender and teacher training on LGBTIQ awareness. While the Maltese education system is facilitating LGBTIQ curricula and policies, some countries are still far behind such progressions.
The report showed that some countries such as Armenia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland received scores of zero out of 10, have no regulation or policies to tackle bullying and harassment and promote inclusivity.
There was even a case in Azerbaijan where a psychologist hit a child in front of the parents, because of their toy preferences and the report says that incidents such as this “shows clearly the oppositional position of Azerbaijani government regarding LGBT rights”.
Alyson Hannigan as Willow and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy A reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works – but not as you know it.
Deadline reports that a new TV show based on the cult classic is in development at 20th Century Fox Television.
Buffy creator Joss Whedon is signed on as an executive producer, while writer Monica Breen – who previously worked with Whedon on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD – is set to pen the adaptation and serve as showrunner. Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy The reboot, which is set to be pitched to cable and streaming networks, would be a “contemporary” take on the Buffy mythology – and would recast the role of Buffy with a black actress.
The producers explained “Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today.” No compatible source was found for this media.
Talks of a reboot have been circulating for some time.
The original seven-season run of Buffy between 1997 and 2003 was one of the first major TV shows to feature a prominent same-sex romance.
Alyson Hannigan’s fan favourite witch character Willow met Tara (Amber Benson) in the fourth season of the show, in 1999. It would take another year before they were allowed to kiss on screen – after Joss Whedon threatened to quit if the network banned it.
Last year the cast of the show reunited to mark its 20th anniversary, with Hannigan and Benson reflecting on the long legacy of the plotline. Tara (left) and Willow were the first lesbian couple to share a kiss on TV in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (20th Century Fox) In an interview in Entertainment Weekly , Hannigan explained that she did not initially twig when she was told by show creator Joss Whedon that her character, who initially dated men, would get a girlfriend.
She said: “We were walking in the parking lot, and [Joss] just said, ‘Willow’s going to get a friend, and she’s going to be a special friend.’ I was like, ‘Okay, great!’ I didn’t really know what that meant.”
Of the years-long plot, she said: “You got to see the journey, so that, I think, was very groundbreaking, and … I’ve never had anything but just such a positive reaction.
“It’s just been such a profound thing for people who were going through the same thing or just terrified of what they were going to have to go through and just to see somebody that they had been watching for so many years to get to not feel so alone, it’s like it’s such a gift to be able to be part of that.”
She added: “There definitely hadn’t been a gay character that had been on a show from the beginning [before Buffy]. This was a character that you got to see the journey, that was very groundbreaking. “The fact that it was such a non-issue was so great, and that’s how it should be.” Benson said: “It was a beautiful relationship, and it wasn’t gratuitous, it wasn’t about two girls making out, it was about two people who both happen to identify as female who fall in love.
“They were good to eachother, they treated eachother way. It was a normal relationship. You normalise it, and make it okay, because it is okay.
“We got a lot of young letters… there were a lot of young people who felt very isolated, and to see two characters on a television show be accepted by a group of peers changed the game.
“They already loved Willow but then to see that Willow became even more somebody that they could identify with it made it okay for them to be who they were.”
“It’s saying, if you find somebody to love, you’re just lucky – it doesn’t matter the gender, the sex or whatever – if you find somebody who gets you and you get them, you’re so lucky.”
Showrunner Joss Whedon added: “Tara came into the narrative because I was like, how do you follow Seth Green?
“Well, Willow’s in college, so maybe she finds a girlfriend. That was an important thing for people to see, but really I wasn’t thinking about that! As much as I wanted to make a feminist show, I really missed a lot of what was going to be important abut the show. I thought that was just what you’d do.” Watch heartwarming moment gay son takes parents to Pride for the first time
Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (Win McNamee/Getty) Evangelical Trump ally Tony Perkins has said it was a mistake to strike down sodomy laws that had criminalised homosexuality.
Perkins, who was recently appointed to serve as a United States Commissioner on International Religious Freedom by GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell, is the head of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council.
In a column on the FRC website on Thursday, Perkins lamented the signing of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which was intended to end witch hunts against gay service personnel in the US armed forces, and the US Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down sodomy laws in fourteen states. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty) Perkins wrote: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [was] the first major crack in the foundation of marriage and human sexuality.
“Then, the next biggest shoe would drop — Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas’s ban on sodomy.
“The late Justice Antonin Scalia warned where their mistake would lead: ‘State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers’ validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision; the Court makes no effort to cabin the scope of its decision to exclude them from its holding.’
“With prophetic insight, he explained how six justices had just given the far-Left the only hammer they’d need to destroy thousands of years of human history.
“Anyone being intellectually honest knew this was where LGBT extremists were pushing America. Of course, for years the media laughed off groups like FRC who warned that the Left’s goal isn’t same-sex marriage but any kind of marriage.
“Establishment Republicans didn’t buy it, insisting there were plenty of laws on the books to keep the redefinition of marriage from happening.
“They were wrong. Three years since the decision that redefined marriage for America, the Left is still bulldozing their way through every possible social norm.
“The country finally realized – too late – that this isn’t about two people who love each other. It’s about obliterating every moral and cultural boundary humans have ever known.” FRC President Tony Perkins speaks during The Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty) Perkins went on to suggest the LGBT rights movement will lead to paedophilia, claiming: “Once you’ve rejected basic biology and 2,000 years of civilization, there are no boundaries.” The Trump administration has maintained close ties to Perkins despite the FRC’s extreme views and hate group designation.
The Family Research Council recently vowed to fight in court to keep details of its discussions with the Trump administration private – after a subpoena directed activists to turn over documents relating to its work on the transgender troop ban.
Perkins is alleged to have had input in a a White House policy document that made the case for banning transgender people from the military by citing transgender people’s “high rates of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders” and “extremely high rates of suicidal ideation and other comorbidities.” (Getty) The document also claimed that “transition-related treatment is proving to be disproportionately costly.”
Leading medical and military experts came forward to deride the claims, with the American Medical Association stressing that there is “no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from service.” Two former Surgeons General also rubbished the report.
It was recently revealed that Donald Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon secretly corresponded with FRC activists.
Perkins has been condemned by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League in the past for repeatedly linking gay rights to the Holocaust and comparing gay people to Nazis .
Perkins insisted Christians are “going to find ourselves being loaded in cattle cars like it was when the Nazis took over before we realize we are in such terrible danger”.
He claims that Christians are being sent to “camps” , and that soon gays are “going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians”. Watch heartwarming moment gay son takes parents to Pride for the first time