Police Investigating Death Threats Sent To Sacramento LGBT Center

Police Investigating Death Threats Sent To Sacramento LGBT Center

Police are investigating two letters containing death threats received this week by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. Need resources? We’d love to see how we can help! Come and see us today. #resources #help #suppport #community #lgbt #equalrightsforall #setupforsuccess #understanding #acceptance #loveforall #helpeachother A post shared by Sacramento LGBT Center (@saclgbtcenter) on Jan 24, 2018 at 2:11pm PST Both letters had a “faith-based bent” to them, center director David Heitstuman told the Sacramento Bee .

“They talked about various ways they felt homosexuals have plagued society, then went on to talk about the various ways they would harm our community, including destroying and murdering every queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual [person] in Sacramento.”

The center, opened in 1986, has received hate mail and phone calls in the past. (Rainbow flags have also been stolen from outside the building, located in Sacramento’s Lavender Heights gayborhood.) But Heitstuman says these threats were more specific than past ones.

“It’s an unfortunate reality that this sort of hate exists in our community,” said Heitstuman, “and it’s a travesty that so much of it continues to be directed at the LGBT community and other marginalized populations.”

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the letters as a possible hate crime.

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Why Angolan singer Toty Sa’Med writes songs in Kimbundu

Why Angolan singer Toty Sa'Med writes songs in Kimbundu

Musician Toty Sa’Med can’t say more than a few words in the Angolan language of Kimbundu but he insists on writing his songs in the language. He explains why.

My great-grandmother was the last person I knew personally who spoke only Kimbundu.

She died 15 years ago.

It’s a local language in Angola, spoken in the area surrounding the capital Luanda. That’s where I was born and brought up but, even so, I can only speak a few words.

I hear street hawkers in Luanda speaking Kimbundu among themselves. They come from the countryside and they are very connected to their culture.

So when I buy something off a street hawker, sometimes I greet them in Kimbundu. Almost everyone can at least say hello. I even greet some of my friends in Kimbundu.But when I ask to buy something, I have to switch into Portuguese because I don’t know how to say much more in Kimbundu.The seller responds in Portuguese because almost everyone who speaks Kimbundu knows how to speak Portuguese too. You can hear Kimbundu in the markets in Luanda because the vendors are from the countryside around the capital I don’t know anyone who solely speaks Kimbundu.We still hear the language every […]

Love, Simon star Keiynan Lonsdale talks coming out on set

Love, Simon star Keiynan Lonsdale talks coming out on set

Taken in Nanakuli, Hawaii | Photo: keiynanlonsdale Instagram Actor Keiynan Lonsdale has spoken about coming out to his Love, Simon co-stars and crew.

Lonsdale stars in the romcom as school jock Abraham Greenfeld, otherwise known as Bram.

The 27-year-old came out as LGBTI in May 2017, a few weeks after filming for Love, Simon finished.

He explained to HuffPost : ‘Timing is a very funny thing. I never imagined, especially as I was going through my own issues, that I would get to play this character in a queer love story.’

He added that the film ‘gave me a kick to reflect and think about how I wanted to deal with my internalized shame.’

Lonsdale came out to his Love, Simon co-stars and crew at the wrap party.Starring in Love, Simon also helped actor Joey Pollari come out . He came out as gay on 15 March.Nick Robinson, star of Love Simon, also explained his brother came out to him as gay at the start of filming. ‘Couldn’t be in a better environment’ He spoke about his role with Teen Vogue .Lonsdale explained: ‘I wasn’t out during filming. I’ve been out to my friends for a couple years, but I was still […]

Ricky Gervais is so achingly desperate to offend trans people in new Netflix special that he didn’t bother with much comedy

Ricky Gervais is so achingly desperate to offend trans people in new Netflix special that he didn’t bother with much comedy

Ricky Gervais (Netflix) Thin-skinned comic Ricky Gervais has released a new comedy special… and if you think any reasonable person would be over the dumb thing they said two years ago by now, you definitely don’t know Ricky Gervais.

The former Office star made a “return” to stand-up for a Netflix special titled Humanity, with promos for the show bearing the tagline “prepare to be offended”. Across his hour-long special Gervais definitely did his best to try to live up to that promise, though on reflection “prepare to be amused by some funny jokes” might have been a better mission statement.

The comic dedicated more than 15 minutes of the special to reheating a controversy from January 2016 , when he came under fire at the Golden Globes for taking cheap potshots at Caitlyn Jenner.

While hosting the ceremony, Gervais told a joke about Jenner using her male former name, attracting criticism from the trans community.

The comedian does his level best to revive the row in his new special, deliberately referring to Jenner by her former name a total of 15 times in just a few minutes.

Gervais tells a ‘story’ about Jenner visiting a doctor prior to transitioning, saying: “[Former name] Jenner, […]

Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez ‘outed’ by new documentary

Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez ‘outed’ by new documentary

Aaron Hernandez A new documentary asserts that late former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, who was jailed for murder, tormented himself for years about his sexuality.

Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, took his own life in April 2017 after years of controversy.

The player was incarcerated at the time of his suicide, serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional player.

He was acquitted of a separate double homicide charge just days before he was found hanged in his cell. Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) A new documentary that is set to air on Oxygen claims that the former player, who had a child with his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, was tormented by his sexuality and had secret relationships with men.

According to TMZ , the documentary Aaron Hernandez Uncovered includes an interview with the player’s college girlfriend, Alyssa Anderson, who says she discovered Hernandez was having a relationship with a man when they were at university together.

Anderson says he denied it at the time but later acknowledged it was true. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) According to the outlet, the player’s out former lawyer George Leontire […]

Miami bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks in voicemail

Miami bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks in voicemail

Police say the operation has shifted from rescue to recovery. An engineer working on the Miami university bridge warned of cracks in the structure, two days before it collapsed killing at least six people.

Denney Pate, lead bridge engineer for contractor FIGG, left a voicemail with the Florida transport department on Tuesday.

He warned of "cracking" but also said there was no concern "from a safety perspective".

Department employees did not hear the message until after the bridge fell.

The Florida International University (FIU) concrete bridge collapsed on to a motorway , crushing at least eight vehicles driving beneath.

The number of victims is thought likely to rise as workers clear the rubble from the 862-tonne structure, which was erected days before as a walkway for university students. Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here .Sorry, you need Flash to play this. Miami rescue workers search for survivors Media captionMiami rescue workers search for survivors ‘Obviously the cracking is not good’ Mr Pate attempted to call an employee on a landline at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Tuesday.However, the employee was away on assignment and did not hear the message until Friday. The department has released a transcript of […]

WATCH: RuPaul and Ellen DeGeneres team up for hilarious lip sync contest

WATCH: RuPaul and Ellen DeGeneres team up for hilarious lip sync contest

Ellen and RuPaul | Photo: TheEllenShow YouTube RuPaul appeared on the Ellen show recently and hosted the most hilarious lip sync competition ever.

Brennan and Christian joined the TV show hosts for the Drag Race mini spin off.

Their wives were suspended above mats.

To prevent them from being dropped, the men had to ‘lip sync for their wives.’

Their first lip sync song was Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass. Brennan won the first round which meant unfortunately for her, Christian’s wife would have to drop.

Ru’s reaction to pulling the lever is unmissable!Ellen reminds the men: ‘Now you can see why you have to really get involved.’If their wives screams weren’t enough to convince them, that reminder was.From that point on, they gave it their absolute all. Watch the video below Brennan and Christian really pulled out their best moves for Sia’s Chandelier then.The final lip sync song was the classic Oops I Did It Again by gay icon Britney Spears.RuPaul and Ellen looked to the audience to help them decide who won.While ‘Brennan knew all the words, Christian really gave attitude.’

Sara Ramirez’s Madam Secretary character comes out as bisexual

Sara Ramirez's Madam Secretary character comes out as bisexual

‘Girls Just Want To Have FUN-damental rights!’ | Photo: Sara Ramirez Instagram Sara Ramirez’s Madam Secretary character will comes out as bisexual in the this week’s episode.

Madam Secretary is an American political drama show on CBS.

Sara plays Kat Sandoval, Policy Advisor to the United States Secretary of State.

Tomorrow’s episode see’s Kat and colleague Jay try to ‘ devise a way to help persecuted foreign LGBTQ citizens escape their country while their U.S. homeland security applications are processed.’

A new clip shows Kat sitting down for food with Jay.

She opens up about co-parenting her child and reveals she is bisexual.Kat says: ‘I’m bisexual. You can also say pansexual or fluid or non-monosexual but uh – Yeah I’m queer.’Sebastian Arcelus plays Kat’s colleague, Jay Whiteman. He is the Secretary of State’s current chief of staff. ‘More confident about my purpose’ Sara came out as a ‘ queer, bisexual ‘ woman in 2016.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she spoke about the ‘full-circle moment’ when she was awarded with the Trailblazer Award from the New York LGBT Center.She explained: ‘It was almost a year to the date, actually, from when I publicly came out as bisexual queer at the True Colors Fund […]

Did American singer Mike Posner just come out as bisexual?

Did American singer Mike Posner just come out as bisexual?

‘Just got back from a week of kayaking in Chilean Patagonia’ | Photo: mikeposner Instagram American singer Mike Posner might have just come out as bisexual in his first book.

Tear Drops and Balloons was released 17 March. The audiobook was released 7 March.

Posner rose to fame in 2010 with the track Cooler Than Me. He had started out in the music industry as a record producer the year before.

One of the poems featured in Tear Drops and Balloons is titled ‘A song with Pitbull.’

After a lyric in the song mentions having sex with men and women, people are questioning whether the singer has come out as bisexual.

The entire lyric reads: ‘I want to have sex with men and women I haven’t met yet.’The singer has yet to acknowledge the lyric. Twitter reacts The reactions on Twitter have been incredibly positive.Some have celebrated this week for seeing both Harry Styles and Posner potentially come out as bisexual. We had Harry Styles and Mike Posner come out as bisexual this week. 20gayteen going strong pic.twitter.com/3GcSM4v3Al Mike posner came out as bisexual? The table has been shook!!!! pic.twitter.com/mvbsu5WzO0 — Dajon Colvin (@D_colvin46) March 16, 2018 Mike Posner is bisexual!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/2agJovYOTG […]

Bella Thorne came out on Twitter before even telling her mom

Bella Thorne came out on Twitter before even telling her mom

‘It’s a change up’ | Photo: bellathorne Instagram Actress and singer Bella Thorne has opened up about her coming out.

A fan asked her on Twitter how she came out to her parents.

Thorne responded explaining: ‘I didn’t tell my mom…I just came out on twitter but I figured she already knew.’

Her father on the other hand, has been ‘been gone for awhile.’

Delancey Thorne died in a car accident in 2007.

Thorne is no stranger to opening up about her personal life on Twitter.Since coming out as bisexual in a tweet in August 2016 . A fan asked if she was bisexual and she simply responded ‘yes.’She opened up on Instagram in early 2018 about being sexually abused as a child. ‘People are nicer on Twitter’ Yahoo Entertainment asked the actress about her transparency on social media at the premiere for her latest movie.Thorne stars as protagonist Katie Price in Midnight Sun. The romantic drama comes out 23 March.The actress explained her affinity for Twitter.She said: ‘Sometimes I feel like I can actually, like, really have a conversation with someone a bit more on Twitter. And sometimes people are a little bit nicer on Twitter than some random trolls on Instagram.’Thorne […]