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Twitter Bans Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

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Ailing anti-gay listed hate group Westboro Baptist Church has had Twitter account @WBCSays suspended because the “church” picketed Twitter at the end of last year, reports Pink News.

The nasty “Christian” organization run by wingnut Shirley Phelps has become famous worldwide in recent years for picketing funerals, gigs, colleges, schools and just about everything else you can think of.

Recent “work” by the group includes an attempt to block same-sex marriage in Kansas and a picket at a Brad Paisley (above) concert last year at which the singer took a selfie with the hate group protesters.

Unfortunately, Twitter has allowed other Westboro accounts - @WBCSigns and @WBCSaysRepent -  to remain active.

In more positive news, as Westboro continues to come apart at the seams with defections and members getting some sense, in December of last year Shirley’s daughter Grace travelled to Jamaica to work with gay people who have been ostracized by society and made homeless.

Watch Russell Brand rip bottom feeder members of the "church" a new one, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Couple Again Barred From Marrying In Baja, Mexico After Complaint Alleges They 'Suffer From Madness'

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After a complaint alleging they "suffer from madness," a gay couple was again barred from marrying in Baja Caiifornia, Mexico. 

Victor Manuel Aguirrre and Fernando Urias (above) have been attempting to become the first same-sex couple to marry in Mexicali, the capital of Baja California state, since June 2013 — and a year later they obtained a favorable ruling from the Mexican Supreme Court that for now applies only to them. 

Two months ago, Mexicali officials cited a paperwork error in refusing to perform a civil ceremony for the couple. On Saturday, Aguirrre and Urias were again scheduled for a ceremony at Mexicali City Hall.

LadyBut the anti-gay activist who gives mandatory premarital talks for same-sex couples refused to certify their attendance on Thursday (right), before lodging a formal complaint. 

The U-T San Diego reports: 

Saturday’s ceremony had been on the civil registry’s calendar for weeks. Hours after a spokesman for the city had confirmed early in the day that the wedding would take place, a top city official said the event had been canceled due to a complaint that the two men “suffer from madness.”

The accuser was Angelica Guadalupe Gonzalez Sanchez, president of the Coalition of Baja California Families, who with her husband gives mandatory pre-marital talks to couples preparing for civil wedding ceremonies at Mexicali City Hall.

In her complaint, Gonzalez said the pair had been “aggressive and impertinent” on Thursday after she refused to certify their attendance in her talk, and her husband told them that the sessions were intended for heterosexual couples.

MasksAfter Aguirrre and Urias arrived at City Hall, the doors were locked and they were met by anti-gay protesters donning surgical masks saying "only a man and a woman." But the couple remains undeterred, the newspaper reports:   

“Of course, we are going to continue to try,” Aguirre said as he stood outside City Hall.

“One day, their tricks will end, and we will never get tired of trying,” said Urias.

Same-sex marriages have been performed in Mexico since 2010, when Mexico City revised its civil code, and a state legislature followed suit last year in the state of Coahuila. But in most of Mexico, individual couples have been waging battles through the court system.

In response to the latest denial, Mexican actor Feilpe Najera launched the social media hashtag #MisDerechosNoSonLocura, or "my rights are not madness." There's also a Facebook page dedicated to the cause. 

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NCLR Hosting #BornPerfect Twitter Town Hall On Conversion Therapy

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Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 4.44.43 PMThe National Center for Lesbian Rights said it's hosting a Twitter town hall today at 6:30 p.m. ET to discuss the dangers of conversion therapy, the efforts to stop these practices once and for all and what the community can do in a release issued to the public. The town hall comes days after the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn, who took her life after facing years of rejection and enduring the harmful effects of conversion therapy. Twitters users can submit their questions using the hashtag #BornPerfect.

Town hall panelists include NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, conversion therapy survivor and marriage and family therapist James Guay, Rev. Dr. Justin Tanis of the the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and co-author of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, NCLR Staff Attorney and #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator Samantha Ames and Maris Ehlers-sister of Kirk Murphy who took his life at the age of 38 in 2003 after undergoing conversion therapy as a child.

NCLR launched the #BornPerfect campaign in June 2014, an initiative geared toward eliminating the practice of so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy through increased public awareness and the passage of laws across the country to protect LGBT kids from the serious harm caused by these practices. Recently NCLR helped pass legislation in California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia to ban the dangerous practice of conversion therapy. In November 2014, members of the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) questioned U.S. Department of State representatives asking why the use of conversion therapy is still considered a valid practice despite reputable medical organizations condemning the practice.


Actress Ellen Page Is 'Pissed' That Queen Elizabeth II Supports Anti-Gay Politician

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Actress Ellen Page took to her Twitter account to voice her displeasure with the Queen of England who gave a prestigious award to a blatant anti-gay politician reports StyleiteQueen Elizabeth II awarded Maurice Mills, a Democratic Unionist Party councillor of Northern Ireland, with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to local government. Mills is known for blaming natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, on gays and saying AIDS is a consequence of the practice of sodomy.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 4.40.03 PMPage is having none of it, saying "F*** that," citing a Vice News story about the Queen and Mills in her tweet. There's a petition to get Mills' award retracted; it currently has 369 signatures. A Belfast Telegraph article disagrees saying Mills deserves the honor. The move is disappointing as the Queen expressed support toward the gay community in the past, to say nothing of her lashing out at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for "lacking the guts," to legalize gay marriage, going so far as to say "Just sign the damn bill, Chris." It's unclear if the Queen truly supports Mills' views or was simply being "diplomatic," awarding Mills for his work in government and not his archaic views on the gay community.


Connor Maguire, Damien Crosse and the Men of Men.com Read Mean Tweets About Themselves: VIDEO

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Back in August gay adult entertainment site Men.com took a cue from Jimmy Kimmel and shared a video of Colby Keller, Jimmy Fanz, Paddy O'Brien and more of their actors reading mean tweets about themselves.

This week the studio dropped a holiday edition featuring Connor Maguire, Mike de Marko, Damien Crosse, Johnny Rapid, Colby Jansen, Jessy Ares, Paul Walker, and Jarec Wentworth.

See what they had to share from the trolls who came for their packages, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Irish Prime Minister Visits Gay Bar For LGBT Christmas Party

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Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny attended an event last night in a gay bar in Dublin, reports the Irish Independent.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c70e8bfa970b-800wiKenny showed up at Pantibar - which is owned by LGBT activist Panti Bliss - for Christmas drinks for his party’s LGBT group.

Kenny is leader of conservatives Fine Gael and has in the past been reluctant to state his position on the issue of same-sex marriage. However, he told Gay and Lesbian Equality Network director Brian Sheehan that he would be campaigning for a referendum on the issue to be passed. The referendum is expected to take place in early 2015.

The chairman of Fine Gael LGBT said the Taoiseach dropped in to show his support for the LGBT group and recognize its work on the gender recognition bill, the family relationship legislation and the same-sex marriage referendum. Panti Bliss herself tweeted out the above picture of Kenny with the caption: "So there's An Taoiseach (for the foreigners, that's the Prime Minister of Ireland) in Pantibar."


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