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barry poyner church of christ kirksville

A college professor and elder at an anti-gay church is accused of using Grindr to offer students money for fuel in return for sexual favours. Barry Poyner was a communications professor at Truman State University in Missouri. Police charged him with one misdemeanor count of patronising prostitution after a Grindr sting. The 57-year-old had reportedly …

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The US Navy has begun construction on a ship they’ll name after pioneering gay activist Harvey Milk, decades after he was driven out for his homosexuality. Milk served in the US Navy as a diving instructor in the 1950s in California. However his supervisors caught him at a park popular with gay men, according to …

kim petras westboro baptist church trolls

Pop star Kim Petras has trolled the notorious homophobes from the Westboro Baptist Church outside one of her concerts over the weekend. The singer, who is transgender, got wind of the hate preachers’ plans to picket her show. In response, Kim posted to Instagram a mashup video with Famous Dex’s “Hoes Mad” playing in the …

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A gay BDSM “master” whose “slave” died after dangerous silicone testicle injections is suing Channel 10 over a report on The Project he claims portrayed him as a murderer. Australian-born Jack Chapman (pictured, left), also known as Tank Hafertepen, was in a polyamorous master-slave relationship with five other men in the US. As part of …

red cross blood donation gay ban

The American Red Cross has called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ease its policy on blood donation for gay men. For decades until late 2015, the FDA banned sexually active gay men from donating blood altogether. That changed to a 12-month ban on blood donation for men after having sex with …

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US fast food chain Chick-fil-A has announced a revamp of their charity donation program after years of protests from LGBTIQ activists. The popular US-based fast-food chain has faced years of criticism for its donations to anti-LGBTIQ organisations. The company’s foundation had previously donated millions to campaigns to stop same-sex marriage in the US. Chick-fil-A now …

worker gay boss pay cut discrimination

A man has sued his boss for discrimination after he allegedly slashed his worker’s salary to bring his pay into line with “other females” after learning he was gay. Two weeks after joining New York events company Eventique, worker Wesley Wernecke opened up about his sexuality and told colleagues he was gay. However, boss Henry …

pissi myles drag queen trump impeachment hearing

New York drag queen Pissi Myles made an unexpected appearance at the first public impeachment hearing against Donald Trump in Washington DC. Political broadcaster C-SPAN showed footage of Pissi’s entrance to the building. A security guard could be seen checking her towering blonde wig with a metal detector. An NBC reporter also tweeted a photo …

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A Florida man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Madonna and promoter Live Nation after she delayed a concert for two hours. Since September, the singer has performed concerts on the US leg of her Madame X Tour. A man named Nate Hollander purchased three tickets – totaling $1,024.95 – for her December 17 concert …

california catholic high school students protest walk out discrimination

Two hundred students at a California Catholic school staged a walkout to support a lesbian classmate after staff allegedly threatened to out her to parents. Senior student Magali Rodriguez said she’s one of two openly LGBTIQ students at Bishop Amat Memorial High School. The other student is her girlfriend. The pair started dating and they …

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