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White supremacists are ringing bells for the Salvation Army

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:40
  • Written by Jason Scott

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The Salvation Army has another scandal on its hands. Northern Indiana residents reacted with outrage after white supremacists were photographed ringing the evangelical church charity’s iconic red kettles outside of a local Walmart.

The Hell’s Angels Northwest Indiana Region Motorcycle Club manned the kettles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and a social media post about it went viral on Facebook before being taken down.

The religious charity has come under fire in the United States over the past decade for their atrocious record on LGBT rights. To attempt to stem the ongoing outrage over the group’s previous stances on LGBT issues, they started a public relations campaign to deny that they are anti-LGBT while never acknowledging their history.

Instead of a donation, why not print one of these and place it in the kettle this year?

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Gay rights pioneer, who held 'sip-in' protest, dies at 83

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  • Published: Sunday, 24 June 2018 17:24
  • Written by NBC News

julius bar protestDick Leitsch, a titan of the early gay rights movement who led "sip-in" protests in the 1960s, died in New York City on Friday, Ken Lustbader, the co-director of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project confirmed to NBC News. He was 83.

Leitsch became an icon of the LGBTQ movement after leading protests that pre-dated the Stonewall Inn uprising, increasing the momentum of the gay rights movement.

"Without Dick and people like him who are brave, courageous and risked so much when being out was so dangerous, we wouldn’t be here today," Lustbader said.

Born on May 11, 1935, Leitsch moved to New York City in 1959 from his home state of Kentucky.

He went on to lead the the New York City chapter of the Mattachine Society, one of the oldest gay rights organizations in the country. It was during his time at the Mattachine Society that he came up with the idea for "sip-ins."

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Trans Lifeline now available

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Saturday, 31 March 2018 14:37
  • Written by Jason Scott

Trans LifelineTrans Lifeline operators are available 18 hours a day every day of the week. 8am to 2am at 1 (877) 565-8860

Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us.

Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people.

Additionally, our operators will only call emergency services with your expressed consent.

Community Realtor faces sexual battery charge

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  • Published: Monday, 30 April 2018 12:54
  • Written by The Fresno Bee

Realtor Tom DeBeyA prominent Tower District real estate agent is facing a misdemeanor sexual battery charge from an incident at a gay nightclub in early February.

Fresno County District Attorney's Office filed charges against Tom DeBey, 49, earlier this month after a Fresno Police Department investigation. DeBey has not entered a plea and is scheduled to be arraigned in June.

The alleged incident occurred Feb. 9 at FAB, a gay nightclub on Olive Avenue, the main thoroughfare in Fresno's Tower District. Jessica D. Thomas, a 31-year-old artist and performer who lives and works in the Tower District, told police DeBey grabbed her hair and yanked her back as he rubbed his groin on her.

"I just wanted to go hang out with my friends after work one day, and then I got assaulted by a gay guy — which is the craziest thing to say as a woman," she said. "These gay guys think they have some type of entitled view of a woman’s body because they’re gay. It's appalling behavior. It's a bigger shame for me because we’re trying to fight that view that the gay community is just a bunch of drunken perverts. We’re trying to police this."

One of FAB's owners, Terry Story, said DeBey was escorted out of the club by security and is not allowed to return.

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Ashjian out as FUSD President

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  • Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:06
  • Written by Fresno Bee

Jonasson RosasTrustee Elizabeth Jonasson Rosas is the new president of the Fresno Unified school board, replacing embattled Brooke Ashjian, who will continue to serve as a trustee.

Ashjian – who outlasted months of criticism and community appeals for his ouster – was eligible to serve as president for another year, but Jonasson Rosas was the only trustee nominated at Wednesday night’s board meeting.

Ashjian did not return requests for comment, but during a radio interview on Thursday showed his support for Jonnason Rosas. “It was my idea to rotate (who serves as president),” he said. “It should change every year.”

Also during the KMJ interview, Ashjian stood by the words that got him in hot water. “The truth of the matter is I didn’t kneel to the pagan god,” Ashjian said. “I stood for what I believed in.”

Continue reading at The Fresno Bee