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Marriage equality to increase LGBTI tourism to the US by 9%

Marriage equality to increase LGBTI tourism to the US by 9%

The change in law regarding marriage equality in the US will likely cause a 9% spike in LGBTI tourism in the next three years, according to experts. The Out Now Global LGBT 2030 Study suggests the change could bring an extra 1.3 million LGBTI tourists to certain destinations throughout the states, spending $4,25 billion (£2,72 billion or €3,826 billion). This includes 168,000…
‘Never too late!’ Bikini-clad Beyonce shakes her derriere in rainbow-hued video celebrating gay marriage ruling

‘Never too late!’ Bikini-clad Beyonce shakes her derriere in rainbow-hued video celebrating gay marriage ruling

Beyoncé Knowles proved it's 'never too late' to come out in favour of the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage. The 33-year-old pop diva danced in a bikini during the fun, rainbow-hued video she shared Wednesday. The silly 17-second clip full of costume changes has already amassed a combined 784K likes on her Instagram/Facebook/YouTube accounts. In it, Queen Bey…
Obama signs executive order on LGBT job discrimination

Obama signs executive order on LGBT job discrimination

President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government. The executive order has two parts: It makes it illegal to fire or harass employees of federal contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and it explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees…

USA: Opposition To Gay Marriage Plummets

A new poll shows opposition to gay marriage plummeted 6 points from last year's survey, leaving fewer than half of those polled in opposition to its legalization. The survey, which was conducted from July to September and was released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, found that forty-two percent of Americans say they favor gay marriage, while 48 percent oppose…

Pentagon starts process of lifting gay ban

The Defense Department starts the clock this week on what is expected to be a several-year process in lifting its ban on gays from serving openly in the military. A special investigation into how the ban can be repealed without hurting the morale or readiness of the troops is expected to be announced Tuesday by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and…

Blaming Homophobia on Higher Powers

The Republican who took the long-standing Democratic seat previously held by Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts was ask point-blank his thoughts on repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The guy obviously is a smooth politician. He refuses to come out and say he supports the ban on gays serving openly in the military, even though his scorecard from the anti-gay Massachusetts Family…

Police Officer Fired Over Bondage Porn

A United States police officer has been fired for appearing in gay bondage porn. The officer is suing his department, requesting his job back, saying that if it was straight porn colleagues would be “high-fiving him in the hallway.” 35-year-old Michael Verdugo made $700 for a 15-minute porn film in 1996, but now the appearance has lost him his job.…

Congressman John Lewis On MLK Jr Day

Courtesy of Democrats.org: Today our nation will commemorate the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Over 40 years ago, Dr. King’s words inspired Rep. John Lewis to join the civil rights movement — and sparked an amazing journey. This year, Rep. Lewis has recorded a short message about what Martin Luther King Day means to him —…

Tracking Obama’s Promises: 91 Kept So Far

From NPR: While on the campaign trail, Barack Obama made hundreds of promises. And throughout the president’s first year in office, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site PolitiFact has tracked each one of those commitments. Just before Obama took office, PolitiFact combed through campaign documents, speeches and debate transcripts to see what promises he had made. They found more than 500…

A Lesson With Dealing With Homophobes From President Barlet

Had some homophobe quoting the bible at you to prove just how wrong it is that you’re gay? Take a lesson from President Barlet in how to silence the critics by using the very same pick and mix method of using biblical text to show them just how flawed a strategy it is. Source Text: www.queeried.com