Relief as Gambia’s new president says homosexuality “not an issue”

 

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys & other celebs denounce Texas anti-trans bills

 

People Are Sending Rainbows To The Political Candidate Who Said LGBT People Use Nazi Mind Control Techniques

 

Relief as Gambia’s new president says homosexuality “not an issue”

 

In the wake of former President Jammeh’s virulently homophobic rule, Gambia’s new leader appears far less concerned about the so-called “threat” of homosexuality.

 

This week, President Adama Barrow spoke for the first time on the issue of LGBT rights, saying that homosexuality is not an issue in Gambia.

 

He is also reported to have pointed out that the country has far more pressing issues to focus on, such as the economy.

 

Barrow was voted into office late last year, unseating Jammeh, who only recently gave up power and went into exile after protracted negotiations and the threat of military action by neighbouring countries.

 

http://www.mambaonline.com/2017/02/15/relief-gambias-new-president-says-homosexuality-issue/

 

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys & other celebs denounce Texas anti-trans bills

 

A host of entertainers have backed a campaign opposing two discriminatory bills that will target transgender people in Texas.

 

More than 140 stars signed an open letter calling on politicians in the US state to oppose bill SB 6 and bill HB 1362 and to speak out against LGBTQ hate.

 

Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Gloria Steinem, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lawrence, Sia, Troye Sivan, Whoopi Goldberg, Julianne Moore, Laverne Cox, Tegan and Sara, Amy Poehler, Britney Spears, Kesha, Padma Lakshmi and Zoe Kravitz are just a few of the signatories opposing the bills.

 

SB 6, which is similar to the controversial HB 2 in North Carolina, bans local governments from enacting non-discrimination measures that protect transgender people, or from requiring companies with city contracts from having similar protections.

 

It also restricts restroom and locker room access for transgender people in government buildings, public schools and universities.

 

http://www.mambaonline.com/2017/02/15/britney-spears-lady-gaga-alicia-keys-celebs-denounce-texas-anti-trans-bills/

 

People Are Sending Rainbows To The Political Candidate Who Said LGBT People Use Nazi Mind Control Techniques

 

People are flooding One Nation candidate Michelle Meyers with rainbows on Facebook after she claimed LGBT people are using Nazi-style mind control techniques to garner support for same-sex marriage.

 

She is running for election in the seat of Bateman in the upcoming state election in Western Australia.

 

The comments include pictures of rainbows and people at Pride, rainbow emojis, and stickers from the LGBT Pride sticker pack.

 

While some comments are critical of Meyers – labelling her a “effing crackpot”, among other things – the bulk of comments are simply rainbow images.

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/rainbow-emoji-rainbow-emoji?utm_term=.qpzmMZED2z#.mtoW2rLV9E

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