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White House Petition for 'Leelah's Law' Banning Conversion Therapy Reaches 100,000 Goal

A petition on WhiteHouse.gov that seeks to ban "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors has reached the 100,000 signature goal ahead of its February 2 deadline.

From the petition:

AlcornOn Sunday, December 27, 2014, Leelah Alcorn a 17 year old transgender youth wrote a suicide note, posted it on Tumblr and then walked in front of a semi-truck tragically ending her life. Leelah explained how her parents had forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity. 'Conversion therapies' have been documented to cause great harms and in this case, Leelah's death. Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's gender identity or sexual orientation are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices that are resulting in LGBTQ+ deaths. We respectfully seek your help to ban the practice known as 'conversion therapy' and name the bill in honor of Leelah Alcorn.

The petition currently sits at a little over 105,000 signatures. Petitions that meet the signature threshold will be reviewed by the Obama Administration and receive an official response.  


Dalai Lama, President Obama to Attend National Prayer Breakfast Sponsored by Anti-gay Group 'The Family'

The-Dalai-LamaThe Dalai Lama is scheduled to attend this year's National Prayer Breakfast on February 5 alongside President Obama - an event hosted by The Fellowship Foundation, a conservative Christian organization more widely known as "The Family." TIME reports this is the first time the two will make a joint public appearance. 

As we've reported previously, "The Family" has strong ties to anti-gay African leaders, specifically Ugandan Parliamentarian David Bahati, sponsor of the infamous so-called "kill the gays" bill.

In the past, LGBT activist group GetEQUAL has protested outside the event. No word yet on if they plan on protesting this year. 

The Dalai Lama, considered in Tibetan Buddhism to be the 14th incarnation of Avalokiteśvara, a being who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas, said last year he was okay with the idea of gay marriage


Obama Sings 'Uptown Funk': VIDEO

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In case yesterday's lip dub of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" courtesy of Mr. Pankey and Dallas' A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School left you wanting to get funked up some more, check out Mr. State of the Union Swagger himself, a.k.a. President of the United States Barack Obama proving to the world he's so hot he'd make a dragon want to retire, man. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously: Obama sings Daft PunkLady Gaga, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Obama: 'I'm Hopeful the Supreme Court Comes to the Right Decision' on Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Speaking to internet star GloZell Green at the White House yesterday as part of a series of interviews done by YouTube personalities, President Obama was asked whether he thinks he'll see nationwide marriage equality while still in office.

He replied, in part:

The Supreme Court now is going to be taking on a case, my hope is that they go ahead and recognize what I think the majority of people in America now recognize which is that two people who love each other and are treating each other with respect and aren't bothering anybody else, why would the law treat them differently? There's no good reason for it. So as a consequence, I'm hopeful the Supreme Court comes to the right decision, but I will tell you, peoples' hearts have opened up on this issue. People know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, they're not bothering you. Let them live their lives and under the law they should be treated equally and as far as me personally, just to see all the loving gay and lesbian couples that I know who are great parents and great partners, the idea that we wouldn't treat them like the brothers and sisters that they are, that doesn't make any sense. 

Other topics in the GloZell interview included the Sony hack, police profiling, Cuba, and Obama's legacy. GloZell also had a funny flub towards the end accidentally referring to Michelle Obama as the President's "first wife." Obama humorously responded, "Do you know something I don't know?"

You can watch the full interview, as well as the other two by YouTube stars Bethany Mota and Hank Green, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bryan Fischer: 'Muslim' Barack Obama Cannot Be Christian And Pro-Gay - VIDEO

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Wingnut Bryan Fischer, the head of rabidly anti-gay listed hate group the American Family Association, has bad news for Barack Obama because the president can’t be Christian and support LGBT rights, reports Right Wing Watch.

Fischer is no stranger to such ridiculous attacks, having recently claimed that equality for gay people “represents the greatest single threat” to liberty the United States has ever faced.

Speaking on hate-fest radio show “Focal Point” last Friday, Fischer claimed that Obama is not a Christian because "nobody can support and promote and celebrate homosexual behavior who is a sincerely devoted follower of Christ."

Taking advantage of his direct line to god, Fischer added "I do not know what goes on inside Barack Obama's heart, but I do know that he is not a sincerely devoted follower of Jesus Christ. So, in my mind, that means he's not a Christian."

Just on the off-chance his listeners had forgotten, batshit Fischer reminded his brainwashed readers that Obama “walks like a Muslim...talks like a Muslim...sounds like a Muslim...acts like a Muslim.”

Watch Fischer’s latest in an increasingly desperate recent series of outbursts, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Obama's State of the Union Zinger: Let's Just Hear It Again - VIDEO

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He has no more elections left to run. How does he know?

Watch and find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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