No Real Policy Banning Trans Troops?

According to this Buzzfeed article, despite what everyone is saying, there’s no new policy set in stone. What people are flipping out over – and rightfully so – is the potential content of a policy that could appear.

When a federal judge in Seattle holds a hearing Tuesday over President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban, she will face an odd question: Does the Trump administration even have a policy banning transgender troops right now?

No, not in writing. Not anywhere, technically.

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Man engraves homophobic Bible verses on fence

While I loathe to defend an homophobe’s ignorance, I think in this case it’s free speech. The engraving was done on his own fence and he merely put the reference to the verses; he didn’t spell out the text of each one. It’s a fine line to walk between free speech and hate speech.

The man, who has not been named, is believed to have done it after his neighbour Shaun Shaffer put up a number of rainbow flags.

Shaffer shares his house with three other gay men and wished to celebrate Pride month.

Shaffer explained that they heard the neighbour muttering after putting the flags up but they weren’t sure why.

“We just finished putting up the flags, and we were taking the recycling out, and we saw our neighbour up against his fence. We heard scratching. We couldn’t tell what he was doing. There was muttering,” Shaffer said.

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Seattle Mariners Don’t Like LGBT Affection

If apologizing to any complaint is a routine matter, perhaps they didn’t really mean to apologize to anyone else who has ever voiced a complaint. Seems to me like the Seattle Mariners aren’t a team worth following if they don’t really care about their fans and how they are mistreated at a game. Great job, Mariners!! Their dumbass employees need to learn what the difference is between a hug or a quick kiss and full on tonsil licking. I have had to witness the latter among hetero couples for my whole life.

An incident involving a lesbian couple at a Seattle Mariners game Friday night has the team both apologizing to and pointing fingers at the couple. The two women are left wondering why they were told that their basic displays of public affection were deemed inappropriate by the people who complained, including a Mariners staffer.

On Friday, Giuliana Garcia and Calista Nabors attended the Mariners’ home game against the Anaheim Angels. Garcia, a San Francisco Giants fan, was there to watch the Angels’ new pitcher, Tim Lincecum, a former Giant who lasted three innings that night against some hot Mariners bats.

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For Freemasons, Is Banning Gays Or Being Gay Un-Masonic?

Up until now, I have had the utmost respect for Freemasons. Unlike most people, I understand the true origins of their organization. My paternal grandfather was one as well as an uncle. Nothing sinister has ever gone. When I was in junior high school, I joined the female branch of the organization. Unfortunately I didn’t stay long because I was shy and not good at making new friends. While I respect the organization, perhaps it is time for them to dissolve if they aren’t willing to embrace all men (and women in the respective areas).

When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last June, a couple of farmers in rural Somerville, Tenn., tied the knot.

The couple — Mark Henderson and Dennis Clark — say their neighbors responded within hours.

“We came home and there was a bottle of champagne in a potato salad bucket on the front porch,” Henderson says.

But the response from another community, one that they’ve been actively involved in for years, wasn’t as welcoming.
Danny Done, 26, worshipful master of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge in Seattle. The fraternity is “a really interesting social network that’s not online,” he says.

“The first letter that we got from the Grand Lodge of Tennessee was that we were being brought up on charges for un-Masonic conduct,” Clark says.

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Seattle man tests transgender rule by undressing in women’s locker room

One of many jackasses to come. He and thousands others like him don’t get it and they never will. Just being an ass because he can. That’s what I love about this country. All asses are proud to be such.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules.

Last week, a man undressed in a women’s locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, a man wearing board shorts entered the women’s locker room at Evans Pool and took of his shirt, according to Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.”

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Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

Funny how the church was okay with the gay man, but not the Boy Scouts of America. Sad.

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.

A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it no longer could host troops under the Boy Scouts name.

The church has stood by Geoff McGrath, 49, a Seattle software engineer and Eagle Scout, after his membership in the organization was revoked last month, setting off an impasse between the church and one of the country’s most popular youth organizations.

The Boy Scouts of America told McGrath in a March letter that it “no choice” but to revoke his registration after he said he was gay while being profiled by NBC News.

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Boy Scouts boot openly gay scout leader

Seriously? Deliberately injecting his sexuality into the job??? FFS people!

An openly gay Boy Scouts troop leader in Washington state was abruptly removed from his post for “deliberately injecting” his sexuality into the job, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Monday.

Geoff McGrath, scoutmaster of Seattle’s Troop 98, was being profiled by NBC News when the organization said it was severing ties with him.

“Our policy is that we do not ask people about their sexual orientation,” Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement to NBC. “And it’s not an issue until they deliberately inject it into Scouting in an inappropriate fashion.

“The National Council has revoked his registration,” Smith added.

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The 25 Best Colleges And Universities For LGBT Students

Just going to punch out the list here and you can read the details on the BuzzFeed article. Each school listed on BuzzFeed has info about their LGBT group.

  1. Southern Oregon University
  2. University of Southern California
  3. Ithica College (NY)
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago
  5. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  6. University of Washington (Seattle)
  7. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  8. University of Maryland, College Park
  9. Washington State University
  10. Carleton College (MN)
  11. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  12. Connecticut College
  13. Macalester College (MN)
  14. Oberlin College (OH)
  15. Stanford University (CA)
  16. Princeton University
  17. The Ohio State University
  18. University of California, Riverside
  19. University of California, Santa Cruz
  20. University of Michigan
  21. University of Minnesota – Duluth
  22. University of Oregon
  23. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  24. Rutgers University (NJ)
  25. Portland State University (OR)

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Geeks OUT calling for movie protest

I’m really sad to learn this news. I was actually looking forward to seeing this movie, but not now. 😦

It’s one of the most highly anticipated films of the upcoming holiday movie season, though “Ender’s Game” now has a considerable amount of controversy to go with the hype.

Geeks OUT has launched an online protest of the film due to author Orson Scott Card being an outspoken opponent of gay marriage. Called “Skip Ender’s Game,” the boycott urges potential audiences to steer clear of the film, which is based on Card’s popular 1985 novel.

“Do NOT see this movie! Do not buy a ticket at the theater, do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand,” Geeks OUT officials write. “Ignore all merchandise and toys. However much you may have admired his books, keep your money out of Orson Scott Card’s pockets.”

Geeks OUT is organizing a series of “Skip Ender’s Game” events in New York, Orlando, Seattle, and other major U.S. cities to coincide with the movie’s debut this November.

I’m surprised that his not-so-veiled threat against the US government has largely gone ignored.