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Thu, Oct 02, 2014 12:22 PM
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On Real Time, Bill Maher delivered a rant aimed at PC 'Western Liberals.' Maher complains that in terms of human rights, we tend to give small, domestic issues precedent over bigger, global ones.

The rant begins with the recent news of a teenager who is being targeted for "desecrating" a statue of Jesus — by posing with it so it looks like it's giving him fellatio (pictured). Maher says this news item makes his "heart swell with patriotism." Because this happened in America, Maher says, this kid is not going to be killed or jailed for his action.

Maher then addresses liberals who ignore human rights issues oversees under grounds of "multiculturalism":

To count yourself as a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principals: free speech, separation of church and state...respect for minorities including homosexuals, rights for women... In America, we go nuts over the tiniest violations of these values, while gross atrocities are ignored across the world.

Maher points out that we complain about Jonah Hill saying "Suck my dick, faggot," but in other countries, actually sucking a dick can get you stoned to death.

Said Maher: "It all seems like a bigger issue than an evangelical bakery refusing to make gay wedding cakes." 

Ayaan Hirsi AliMaher ends the segment with the news that an ex-Muslim woman who'd gone through genital mutilation had been scheduled to speak at Yale last week, but was ultimately cancelled on. The reason:

On Real Time, Bill Maher delivered a rant aimed at PC 'Western Liberals.' Maher complains that in terms of human rights, we tend to give small, domestic issues precedent over bigger, global ones. The rant begins with the recent news of a teenager who is being targeted for "desecrating" a statue [...]
Source: Towleroad Jake Folsom
Thu, Oct 02, 2014 12:00 PM
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Pro-LGBT Republican advocates are today to host the confidential and off-the-record American Unity Conference of high-dollar donors seeking to make the party more LGBT-inclusive, reports the

Pro-LGBT Republican advocates are today to host the confidential and off-the-record American Unity Conference of high-dollar donors seeking to make the party more LGBT-inclusive, reports the Washington Blade. The same advocates are behind the American Unity Fund and the American Unity PAC, related groups that seek to elect pro-LGBT Republican candidates [...]
Source: Towleroad Jim Redmond
Thu, Oct 02, 2014 11:30 AM
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Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon, a lesbian couple living in Uniontown Ohio, are suing the Midwestern Sperm Bank, after one of the women unbeknowingly gave birth to an interracial baby. According to documents provided by the sperm bank operating in Downers Grove the couple initially requested genetic specimen from donor No. [...]
Source: Towleroad Charles Pulliam-Moore
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 11:32 PM
​In an a post directed towards "the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community," Facebook head of product Chris Cox apologized for the controversial policy that has placed the social media network under fire in [...]
Source: Instinct Magazine Nigel Campbell
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 10:25 PM
WildA new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London has found the number of wild animals on Earth has reduced by half over the last 40 years,
A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London has found the number of wild animals on Earth has reduced by half over the last 40 years, according to The Guardian. The decrease comes as a result of the negative impact humans have had [...]
Source: Towleroad Sean Mandell
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 10:00 PM
6a00d8341c730253ef0167690d8f11970bOn Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) to pay the U.S. treasury $242,000 for improper use of campaign funds.

This news is the latest in a long, sad, and winding road for Craig in the aftermath of his 2007 scandal. Things have been messy not just in the legal procedings after the stall ("wide stance") incident, but also with the revelation that Craig used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense. On this front, 

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) to pay the U.S. treasury $242,000 for improper use of campaign funds. This news is the latest in a long, sad, and winding road for Craig in the aftermath of his 2007 scandal. Things have been messy not just in [...]
Source: Towleroad Jake Folsom
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 9:38 PM
​ Ryan Murphy is spilling some secrets as the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show approaches! Guess which actor will be performing a Lana Del Rey cover this season?? @ttbradley Tina, don't be afraid! The clown is scary, true. But don't you wanna see Jessica Lange sing a Lana Del Rey [...]
Source: Instinct Magazine Nigel Campbell
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 9:29 PM
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 A how-to-guide to make sure you don't miss Ben Affleck's member in Gone Girl.  According to GLAAD, television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters: "In the 2014-15 season, the study by GLAAD said that 3.9 percent of 813 characters regularly seen on prime-time network scripted series will [...]
Source: Towleroad Sean Mandell
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 8:52 PM
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Facebook's head of product Chris Cox

Facebook's head of product Chris Cox apologized on Wednesday to "the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community" for the "hardship" caused by the company's "real names" policy, which resulted in the deactivation of many accounts [...]
Source: Towleroad Andy Towle
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 8:35 PM
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Source: Out Magazine Michelle Ehrhardt