‘My Little Pony’ gets its own same-sex couple just in time for Pride Month; Plus, gay flamingos

First, speaking of same-sex couples, we’re wondering which Democratic challenger for president had the best “officiating a gay wedding tweet” today: John Hickenlooper or Seth Moulton? We’ll start with Hickenlooper, since he beat Moulton by one hour. Is he really suggesting the Supreme Court is going to roll back same-sex marriage? Last year, I had the privilege of officiating Rick and Graham’s wedding. With all the progress we’ve made, we can’t afford to see it rolled back—least of all by the two Trump appointees now on the Supreme Court. We can never compromise on dignity and equality for all. #Pride pic.twitter.com/KH7j6xkDUC — John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) June 15, 2019 Moulton’s tweet was later, but the ceremony was fresher: Congratulations, Brad and …

How the QAnon movement continues without its messenger

It’s now been exactly a month since QAnon, the anonymous conspiracy theory avatar, gave a snippet of intel to their followers, with the last drop coming on May 26. That post was a repost of a drop from March castigating the FAKE NEWS media for attacking the QAnon movementa well-trope among believers of the theory that Q is a Trump administration insider revealing secret intelligence about the inner workings of the government, using the message board 8chan for their screeds. While theyve taken breaks of a few weeks before, this is the longest the QAnon persona has gone without posting since they first claimed in Oct. 2017 that Hillary Clinton would be arrested as part of a spasm of violence …

Dana Loesch out at NRATV; ‘thoughts and prayers’ for her career are in

Right-wing provocateur Dana Loesch is collateral damage in the assassination of NRATV. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that the NRA was ceasing operations of NRATV and terminating its relationship with its longtime ad firm Ackerman McQueen (AMc), which produced the channel. Like the proverbial baby in the bathwater, also out are NRATV talking heads Loesch, potential ZZ Top stunt double Cam Edwards, and Colion this is definitely a nom de plume Noir. The NRA has shut down production of its media arm, NRATV, and severed ties with long-time advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen. On-air personalities, including Dana Loeschan outspoken critic of Moms Demand Actionwill no longer be public faces of the NRA. https://t.co/HOGts8NyAx — Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) June …

What is incel ‘Chadfishing’?

As if catfishingwasn’t bad enough, the incel community has co-opted a similar scheme to post revenge porn, verbally assault women, and confirm their own warped viewpoints: “Chadfishing.” Recently, platforms started to crack down on the practice. Both the subreddit r/chadfish and a connected Discord group were shut down earlier this week, Mel Magazine reports. The dupe involves fooling women into virtual relationships using fake Tinder profiles, just like catfishing. But instead of pretending to be perfect, incels use these accounts to act like a “Chad,” slang for conventionally attractive men with awful personalities who still manage to attract women. The incelor internally celibatecommunity often blames these conceptualized men for its members own sexual failings. While threads about chadfishing go back …

Langers Deli kicks out queer couple for kiss during LA Pride

The woman and her date who experienced aggressive discrimination at Langers Deli have chosen to remain anonymous but gave friends permission to share their story. One friend, writer and critic April Wolfe, took to Twitter to share what happened to her friends, posting a screenshot of the Facebook post that details how they were kicked out. I was in shock, the woman wrote. I just want to raise awareness that this space is unsafe for LGBTQ+ people in an effort to prevent future harm to others. She ended her post with the hashtag . Twitteron ThursdayThere are plenty of homophobes in the world who, for example, think calling a inappropriate. So its not hard to see how a single kiss …

A Q&A with Talis Capital as it raises $100m for 2019 and hits its 10th year

Talis Capital – an early investor in Darktrace, Pirate Studios, Luminance and iwoca – announces today that it’s raised $100m for 2019, a record for the firm to date as it passes it’s 10th year of operation. In those ten years it’s done $600m in transactions as it seeks to invest in the fast-growing tech companies that are disrupting established sectors, including food and farming, consumer and healthcare. It’s also seen its total assets under advisory increase by 220% in five years. In the past 12 months, Talis has invested in Pricefx, Beyond, Edge Intelligence, Insurdata, The Learning People, Import.io, Omni:us, Oh My Green, The Plum Guide, Ynsect, Medbelle, Artemis, Zyper and others. Prior to that it has also invested …

People With This Personality Trait Are More Likely To Cheat

In a 2017 Gallup poll, only 9% of Americans said infidelity was morally acceptable. If you’ve never cheated, then you might have a hard time understanding what drives a person to break the bonds of trust in a relationship. What inspires someone to jeopardize their existing partnership for the sake of one night with a stranger? How does someone live with themselves while secretly dating multiple people at once? As it turns out, there’s actually a specific personality trait that tends to crop up in the psychological profiles of people who repeatedly cheat on their partners. Experts seem to agree: cheating and narcissism go hand in hand Narcissism runs deeper than simply liking your own appearance. GingerKitten/Shutterstock True narcissism is …

Swinging 60s surrealist Penny Slinger: ‘Collectors thought I came with the art’

She made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasnt ready for her powerful personal visions. Is Lady Picasso about to get her dues? Penelope Slinger has never done anything by halves. She remembers drawing her first really accomplished picture in 1952, when she was four and a half. It was of her parents completely naked. They were terribly proud but too embarrassed to show their friends. Then, when she was nine, she was expelled from her Surrey convent school for waving a sanitary towel out of a bus window. A child psychologist informed her parents that she wasnt mad, she was simply an artist, and they should do what they could to support her. …

8 Essential Books in the Queer Comics Canon

More than a decade ago, when Batwoman was reimagined as a gay character, it was a big deal. She was a woman in comics who dated and danced with other women, experienced heartbreak, and went through many of the mundanities of relationships that queer people aren't often afforded in mainstream media. Katherine "Kate" Kane was revolutionary. She was, and is, also not alone. LGBTQ+ people are now featured in a lot of comics. In fact, when it comes to queer representation, the Marvel and DC movies and television shows are pretty far behind their paperback counterparts. Batwoman is only just now getting a her own show, and Marvel is promising that a gay character is coming, but such a character …

Why Eugene Lee Yangs Im Gay Video Is Perfect For The LGBTQ+ Community

Michelle Stojkov Updated June 20, 2019 By I'm Gay/YouTube Standing at over eight million views on YouTube in just a few days alone, Eugene Lee Yang not only stood up for himself, but also represented the LGBTQ community marvelously with his video titled, “I’m Gay”. No words, no blissful chords from a singer, just pure cinematography magic and yet, the video spoke volumes. We start out with Eugene in a red ensemble where him and his siblings mimic the actions of his parents — actions respective of typical gender roles where the man screams and drinks, while the woman is to be bright, bubbly, and appealing. He finds himself more geared to putting on lipstick and the portrayals of his …

When Youre An Old Soul And A Hopeless Romantic Living In A World Expecting You To Be Everything Youre Not

Rania Naim Updated June 27, 2019 God & Man Rania Naim Updated June 27, 2019 God & Man Some days it feels like a curse. It feels like you’re lost. Like you live in a reality of lies searching for truth. You try to conform, you try to be a useful but something is always There’s a that cannot be filled. There’s something terribly wrong with the world and you don’t know how to fix it. Sometimes you’re forced to be a loner because no one really understands you and the more you hang out with people, the more you lose yourself, the more you question who you should be and the more you ask yourself if you’re an alien …

Slain Green Berets Widow Speaks: I Knew They Were Lying

Army Staff Sgt. Cant Live Without You Michelle has declined interviews since her husband was killed and his teammates were charged with murder. She agreed to talk with The Daily Beast about her husband and the day she found out he was dead, but declined to discuss specifics of the investigation because cases against two of Logans teammatesChief Special Warfare Operator Anthony DeDolph and Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Rodriguezare still pending. Michelle said that even before her husband went silent, she knew there was something amiss in the safe house. There was tension with a couple of the SEALs, and Logan wasnt getting along with the other Special Forces soldier either. Weeks earlier, he got into a physical altercation …

Lesbian Couple Discriminated Against Right Before Their WeddingAnd Its Still Legal in 2019

OFALLON, MissouriMadisons Cafe is a family-style pub located in a modest strip mall in St. Charles County, a white flight suburb west of St. Louis. The first thing you see when you walk in is a grandfather clock with the words tempus fugit (time flies). On Tuesday, I went in and asked to be seated. Everyone working there and every single person in the restaurant apart from two Asian women diners appeared to be white. A middle-aged white man took me to a table, brought me water and bread, and asked me if I wanted anything else to drink. I told him I had some questions before I would decide if I would order or not: questions about their recent …

Why Stassi Schroeder & Ariana Madix Are Winning ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Betches

For avid fans of Vanderpump Rules (hi), there have been few greater joys than watching the burgeoning friendship between Stassi Schroeder and Ariana Madix. They are, as Lisa Vanderpump once pointed out, two queen bees—two beautiful, sassy, blonde queen bees with devoted boyfriends and killer style. It wasn’t always so easy to see what they had in common: in the early VPR years, Stassi was on full-time duty wrangling the Witches of WeHo, while Ariana was just trying to get through her new bartending gig without being shanked by Kristen. But as time went on, Stassi and Ariana have revealed their true colors as boss bitches who take no sh*t and look out for their own. IMO, these two are winning VPR right now—in honor …