School Bans All Rainbows, LGBTQ Paraphernalia in Response to Students Posting Racist, Homophobic Flyers – Towleroad Gay News

As a response to this hateful incident, school officials have punished the LGBTQ students!
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/school-bans-rainbows/

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Iowa’s Longest-Serving GOP Lawmaker Defects to Democratic Party Because of Trump: WATCH – Towleroad Gay News

Rep. Andy McKean, Iowa’s longest-serving Republican state lawmaker, announced on Tuesday that he’s defecting to the Democratic Party because of Donald Trump. The move puts Iowa Democrats four seats away from taking control of the Iowa House.
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/andy-mckean/

Trump administration forces UN to water down resolution opposing rape in war | The Independent

The United States has been roundly criticised for insisting that a UN measure opposing rape in wartime, could not offer “sexual and reproductive health” help to survivors of such incidents.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/war-rape-trump-us-un-resolution-reproductive-health-amal-clooney-germany-a8883436.html

Afghan civilians were killed in greater numbers by NATO and pro-government security forces in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban

Security forces in Afghanistan killed more civilians in the first part of 2019 than the Taliban and other terrorist groups. At the same time, casualty numbers fell compared with the previous year.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/nato-afghan-forces-kill-more-civilians-than-taliban/a-48454671

A Catholic Hospital in Iowa Offered Contraception for Decades. Then the Bishop Found Out. – Rewire.News

Catholic hospitals are supposed to follow religious directives that ban abortion, sterilization, and most contraception. But some of these facilities have found creative ways to get around the rules—until recently.
— Read on rewire.news/article/2019/04/23/a-catholic-hospital-in-iowa-offered-contraception-for-decades-then-the-bishop-found-out/

Supreme Court to hear three cases pitting conservative religious views against LGBTQ rights – Baptist News Global

The United States Supreme Court on Monday accepted three cases to decide whether a federal law prohibiting discrimination because of “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity, setting the stage for a new round of tension between fundamentalist Christianity and LGBTQ rights.
— Read on baptistnews.com/article/supreme-court-to-hear-three-cases-pitting-conservative-religious-views-against-lgbtq-rights/

The U.S.-Mexico border isn’t protected by militias, it’s patrolled by domestic terrorists.

The United Constitutional Patriots are just one in a long line of anti-immigrant groups who try to terrorize the border areas.
— Read on www.informationclearinghouse.info/51481.htm

Washington Is Looking for a Fight

Never before in my lifetime has the United States been so belligerent, and that in spite of the fact that there is no single enemy or combination of enemies that actually threaten either the geographical United States or a vital interest.
— Read on www.informationclearinghouse.info/51480.htm

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott Annual WH Press Dinner – Joe.My.God.

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott Annual WH Press Dinner – Joe.My.God.
— Read on www.joemygod.com/2019/04/trump-orders-staff-to-boycott-annual-wh-press-dinner/

15-Year-Old Victim of Antigay Bullying Dies by Suicide in Alabama

Friends and family are mourning the loss of Nigel Shelby.
— Read on www.advocate.com/youth/2019/4/22/15-year-old-victim-antigay-bullying-dies-suicide-alabama

White House Orders Official Who Granted Questionable Security Clearances to Defy Subpoena and Not Show Up for Tuesday House Oversight Hearing – Towleroad Gay News

White House Orders Official Who Granted Questionable Security Clearances to Defy Subpoena and Not Show Up for Tuesday House Oversight Hearing – Towleroad Gay News
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/carl-kline/

More Than Half of the Most-Banned Books in America Are LGBTQ+

These are not books which the libraries themselves sought to ban, but rather books that people asked the libraries to take out of circulation for their content.
— Read on www.out.com/news/2019/4/08/more-half-most-banned-books-america-are-lgbtq

Government Prayer Isn’t Inclusive—Let’s Not Pretend Otherwise – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

In the run up to Easter and the National Day of Prayer, chaplains and guest chaplains around the nation have sowed religious division and discord as they delivered prayers at state legislatures, and now, federal courts are giving them their stamp of approval.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/04/22/government-prayer-isnt-inclusive-lets-not-pretend-otherwise/

Trump press aide Sarah Sanders must be fired after admitting she made false claims, say White House reporters | The Independent

Reporters have long approached White House press secretary Sarah Sanders with a trust-but-verify attitude, knowing full well that Ms Sanders is tasked with spinning some of the more un-spinnable statements made by her boss, President Donald Trump. But with the publication of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday, Ms Sanders’ credibility among the people who cover
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/sarah-sanders-trump-mueller-report-investigation-white-house-press-a8882036.html

The Path to LGBTQ Equality Is Through the Constitution

Congress, presidents, and judges won’t save us, writes GLAAD’s Sarah Kate Ellis. But a 230-year-old document might.
— Read on www.advocate.com/commentary/2019/4/22/only-path-lgbtq-equality-through-constitution

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