Secretary of State nominee says he will fill LGBT position at agency

Jan 23, 2021 by

from CNA: President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State pledged to appoint an LGBTI envoy at the agency, and says he will permit embassies to fly the “Pride” flag if confirmed. Antony Blinken, Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. State Department, was asked about filing the LGBTI Special Envoy position at the agency during his confirmation hearing before members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Filling the position is “a matter, I think, of some real urgency,”...

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Just a long list of LGBT+ people Joe Biden has appointed to his defiant, kaleidoscopic administration

Jan 22, 2021 by

by  Emma Powys Maurice, Pink News: As Joe Biden enters the White House he brings with him the most racially diverse cabinet in US history – and that’s just the start. His groundbreaking team includes a broad spectrum of LGBT+ officials in key roles, whose appointments are turning the tide on the mostly male, pale and stale contingent led by Donald Trump. Here are some of the queer people breaking the glass ceiling as members of the Biden-Harris administration. Read here Please right-click...

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Three reasons why Canada’s so-called ‘conversion therapy ban’ would be dangerous

Jan 6, 2021 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Earlier this month, I interviewed Jose Ruba, a Canadian who has struggled with same-sex attraction, for my LifeSiteNews podcast (The Van Maren Show). He detailed how Trudeau’s so-called “conversion therapy ban” would make it illegal for people like him to seek the therapy that they want to live the lives they desire, and the ugly totalitarian over-reach the legislation represents. Ruba testified before the Justice Committee to explain why the Liberal bill is...

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Where might the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith lead?

Jan 5, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Last November, the Church of England published Living in Love and Faith (LLF), a set of resources about relationships, marriage, sexuality and identity. While the LLF resources are the latest attempt by the Church of England to put an end to years of infighting over sexuality, they quickly exposed the scale of the rift, unleashing a war of words on Twitter in the first few weeks after their release. For better or worse, LLF is set to underpin a year of discussions across...

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Stonewall take another hostage

Dec 23, 2020 by

by Rob Jessel and Helen White, The Critic: At Fair Cop we spent 18 months helping to reveal Stonewall’s pernicious influence on public life. Last Tuesday, Ofcom’s chief executive, Melanie Dawes, managed it in a sentence. Pink News, the blog that breaks important stories about how everyone is a bigot, homophobe and transphobe, gleefully reported Ms Dawes’ appearance before the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee. In particular, the blog noted Ms Dawes’ comment that it was “extremely...

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Rights groups condemn Hungarian ban on same-sex adoptions

Dec 19, 2020 by

from AP: Human rights groups on Wednesday condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a strict Christian conservative viewpoint to the legal definition of a family. The amendment, passed by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in parliament on Tuesday, alters the constitutional definition of families to exclude transgender and other LGBT individuals, defining the basis of the family as “marriage and the parent-child relationship,” and...

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