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Saudi Man Sentenced To Three Years And 450 Lashes For 'The Practice Of Homosexuality'

Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for “the practise of homosexuality,” after attempting to arrange to meet another man using Twitter, reports LGBTQ Nation.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transexual Rights UAEArabic newspaper Al-Watan said that “the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice...tracked down the owner of the account” of the man who was trying to arrange sex with another man.

The man’s phone, which contained pornographic images, was also confiscated.

Abdulla, the chair of the United Arab Emirates LGBT group said:

“It is infuriating and disheartening when a country that was elected not too long ago to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council arrogantly and nonchalantly violates its core principles and harms its own citizens. Not only is the fundamental human right for privacy breached but the entrapment and sentence also breaches several human rights charters."

Abdulla continued that “if the man survives this ordeal he will find himself an outcast and will be in danger for life after he completes this harsh sentence.”

Saudi Arabia is known for its harsh anti-hay laws. In 2011, Ali Ahmed Asseri, a gay former Saudi diplomat living in Los Angeles in fear for his life, was denied asylum. Asseri's appeal earlier this year was successful.


Openly Gay Singer Will Young Tweets Homophobic Incident On Pride Day - VIDEO

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Will Young, an openly gay singer who found fame in the first series of English television talent show Pop Idol in 2002, took to Twitter to rant about a June 28 homophobic incident.

Young said that he was told to stop hugging his boyfriend because “it was offending another 'conservative' (read homophobic) spa visitor.”

The singer has yet to reveal where the incident took place but has since announced that it has been resolved.

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Flash back and watch Will Young perform on Pop Idol, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Sajak: ‘Global Warming Alarmists Are Unpatriotic Racists’

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In case you missed it, 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak sent out a series of incendiary tweets recently that showed the former weatherman’s more than skeptical views on climate change, culminating in the following post that caused a firestorm on Twitter:

Sadly, Sajak is not alone in his belief that climate change is not real. And though Twitter users had a lot of fun calling out Pat’s whack-job point of view, trying to interpret his comment beyond its blatant disregard for the science behind climate change isn’t so easily done. Why specifically are believers in climate change racists and unpatriotic? Mother Jones takes a whack at it:

Perhaps he's channeling a strain of conservative argument best epitomized by the book "Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death," by Paul Driessen. According to Amazon.com, it argues that the environmental movement "imposes the views of mostly wealthy, comfortable Americans and Europeans on mostly poor, desperate Africans, Asians and Latin Americans."

Of course, the reality of the situation is that those who will be most impacted by the extremes of climate change are the world's poorest and most vulnerable.

No reaction yet from famous tile-turner Vanna White.

Check out a special Pat Sajak-themed 'Wheel of Fortune' puzzle, AFTER THE JUMP…

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Bryan Fischer Says Michael Sam Should Seek Therapy, Compares Him to a 'Brain Concussion'

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Because Michael Sam is young, black, and gay, the always-classy Bryan Fischer claims that Sam is the highest at-risk group for contracting HIV and that he should seek therapy

2_samFischer also called Sam "the sexual equivalent of a brain concussion."

The NFL is celebrating the sexual equivalent of a brain concussion by going gaga over Michael Sam’s sexual proclivities.
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For a league increasingly priding itself on concern for player safety and health, it is bizarre that they are enthusiastically praising a draftee for a lifestyle that could send him to an early grave.

And, of course, no Fischer rant is complete without a double-swipe at both Obama and gays in general, lest anyone forget that he views homosexuality as an utter abomination.

So much for his love affair with black men.


Alec Baldwin Tweets Then Deletes Homophobic Jab At Former Romney Aide

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Alec Baldwin just can't seem to learn and has once again wound up as the center of attention for throwing around homophobic insults, this time to a former Romney aide Garrett Jackson on Twitter.

A_baldwinThe argument was sparked over criticism of the Keystone XL pipeline documentary Above All Else and very quickly devolved into childish insults and name-calling. Baldwin proved that he learned absolutely nothing from the fallout of his past screw-ups and decided to mock Jackson by saying of his profile picture,

You're on your knees in that photo. What's up with that, Garrett?

Baldwin has since deleted that tweet, as well as a few others, but as everyone knows everything lives forever on the internet.

So much for Baldwin's pledge to leave public life.


Ellen Page Issues Brilliant Response To Anti-Gay Pastor On Twitter

Ellen_pageJuno and Inception actress Ellen Page responded to an anti-gay pastor via Twitter this weekend by saying that despite her recent coming out she does not "believe" she is gay nor is her soul struggling. Oh, and that she'd love a girl-cuddle right about now.

The anti-gay tweet that compelled Ms. Page to respond is not available on Twitter, but her response is still worth reading.

It goes, "2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn't a belief.My soul isnt struggling& I don't want arms of Heavenly Father around me.A girls arms? Yes."

Did we mention that Page will also play Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past?


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