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ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly voted Monday to ban state-funded schools and county boards of education from d...
04/17/2022
Maryland General Assembly passes inclusive schools bill

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly voted Monday to ban state-funded schools and county boards of education from discriminating against students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity race, nationality, disability, and other identity markers.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/14/maryland-general-assembly-passes-inclusive-schools-bill/

“There is an important message in this legislation that taxpayer money should never fund those engaging in discrimination, bias, and hate”

LOS ANGELES – Police in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. are investigating anonymous distri...
04/17/2022
Antisemitic hate flyers disrupt Passover holiday in LA County

LOS ANGELES – Police in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. are investigating anonymous distribution of antisemitic flyers over this past Jewish Passover holiday.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/17/antisemitic-hate-flyers-disrupt-passover-holiday-in-la-county/

Police in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and the LA County Sheriff's Dept. are investigating anonymous distribution of the antisemitic flyers

LOS ANGELES – A gay couple traveling with their two minor children on an Amtrak train for a Spring Break get-a-way found...
04/17/2022
Man accuses gay married couple of molesting their kids on Amtrak train

LOS ANGELES – A gay couple traveling with their two minor children on an Amtrak train for a Spring Break get-a-way found themselves under attack by a stranger who accused them of being rapists and paedophiles.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/13/man-accuses-gay-married-couple-of-molesting-their-kids-on-amtrak-train/

"Family!? That's not a family! You're rapists. You steal black & Asian kids" These guys aren't natural. Homosexuals are an abomination

SACRAMENTO – Over the past few months, the state has ramped up communications efforts around the Save Our Water campaign...
04/17/2022
State expands Save Our Water Campaign as drought intensifies

SACRAMENTO – Over the past few months, the state has ramped up communications efforts around the Save Our Water campaign focused on encouraging Californians to reduce water use as drought conditions worsen.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/16/state-expands-save-our-water-campaign-as-drought-intensifies/

Education campaign focuses on encouraging Californians to reduce outdoor water use and expands its network of partners and influencers

SLIGO, Ireland – The LGBTQ+ community in the city of Sligo, in the north of Ireland, is reeling from the brutal murders ...
04/17/2022
Vicious killing of two men has Irish LGBTQ+ community on edge

SLIGO, Ireland – The LGBTQ+ community in the city of Sligo, in the north of Ireland, is reeling from the brutal murders of two LGBTQ+ men and the vicious assault of another man, crimes that were so horrific that Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Michael Martin issued a statement on Twitter.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/17/vicious-killing-of-two-men-has-irish-lgbtq-community-on-edge/

Yousef Palani, 22, has been charged over the murders of the two men, police are investigating if the murders were hate crimes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a Florida man, Steven Miles, 39, from Zephyrhills a...
04/17/2022
Gay-for-pay porn star arrested with multiple charges re: Capitol insurrection

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a Florida man, Steven Miles, 39, from Zephyrhills a city located 30 miles Northeast of Tampa, was arrested by FBI agents earlier this week and in a twenty-four page warrant charged him with multiple criminal counts relating to his role in the January 6th, 2021 insurrection.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/14/gay-for-pay-porn-star-arrested-with-multiple-charges-re-capitol-insurrection/

A gay-for-pay porn actor with the New York -based adult film company Lucas Entertainment using the stage name 'Sergeant Miles'

SPRINGFIELD, Ma. – Two sets of parents filed suit in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts alleging that the school staf...
04/17/2022
Parents file federal lawsuit in Massachusetts over gender identity policy

SPRINGFIELD, Ma. – Two sets of parents filed suit in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts alleging that the school staff encouraged children at Paul R. Baird Middle School in Ludlow, MA. to “adopt new names and pronouns without the consent of their parents.”
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/17/parents-file-federal-lawsuit-in-massachusetts-over-gender-identity-policy/

The lawsuit argues by allowing Trans/gender fluid students to adopt different names & pronouns, parent's civil rights are violated

DELAWARE, Oh. – A school north of Ohio’s capital city Columbus reportedly asked an author not to read his children’s boo...
04/17/2022
‘It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn’ author asked to exclude book from presentation

DELAWARE, Oh. – A school north of Ohio’s capital city Columbus reportedly asked an author not to read his children’s book “It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn” ahead of a planned visit amid parental concerns of it promoting LGBTQ+ issues. The incident was the subject of a recent emergency school board meeting in Delaware, Ohio.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/13/its-okay-to-be-a-unicorn-author-asked-to-exclude-book-from-presentation/

“I was simply confused and people were taking stuff down and…they said we had to take anything down with unicorns and rainbows”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a video on social media that went viral, viewed 700,000 times plus on Tik-Tok alone, openly Out...
04/17/2022
Out Missouri lawmaker blasts GOP author of anti-Trans amendment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a video on social media that went viral, viewed 700,000 times plus on Tik-Tok alone, openly Out Democratic Missouri State Representative Ian Mackey, blasted an amendment to legislation designed to audit the state’s voter rolls and tweak elections laws that gave local school districts the ability to ban Trans youth from playing sports.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/15/out-missouri-lawmaker-blasts-gop-author-of-anti-trans-amendment/

"I think every day about the kids who are still there who haven't made out, who haven't escaped from this kind of bigotry"

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Broward State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it filed hate crime charges on Tuesday again...
04/17/2022
Florida files hate crime charges over attack that left gay man blind

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Broward State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it filed hate crime charges on Tuesday against three family members accused of severely beating a man based on his sexual orientation.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/13/florida-files-hate-crime-charges-over-attack-that-left-gay-man-blind/

According to one court document, the trio brandished a 'firearm or other deadly weapon' during the attack"

ANAHEIM – A noisy crowd of approximately 100 protestors gathered outside of the IHOP located at 1560 South Harbor Blvd. ...
04/17/2022
QAnon adherents/anti-LGBTQ+ extremists protest outside of Disneyland

ANAHEIM – A noisy crowd of approximately 100 protestors gathered outside of the IHOP located at 1560 South Harbor Blvd. opposite Disneyland Wednesday afternoon carrying signs voicing their anger over the Disney media conglomerate’s stance on the rash of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, in particular Florida’s recently enacted ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/14/qanon-adherents-anti-lgbtq-extremists-protest-outside-of-disneyland/

Ben Collins who covers disinformation, extremism and the internet for NBC News & Ezra Kaplan, an NBC News producer live tweeted the protest

HOMEWOOD, Al. – A rarity in a state whose Governor just signed a slate of anti-LGBTQ+ bills including a law that will ma...
04/17/2022
LGBTQ-affirming charter school targeted by GOP candidate hires security

HOMEWOOD, Al. – A rarity in a state whose Governor just signed a slate of anti-LGBTQ+ bills including a law that will make treating Trans minors a felony, an LGBTQ-affirming charter school in suburban Birmingham is the focus of anti-LGBTQ attack adverts by a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/16/lgbtq-affirming-charter-school-targeted-by-gop-candidate-hires-security/

"The faculty put on a drag show for children. That’s not education, it’s exploitation. It’s got to stop. It’s time to fight back”

MONTPELIER – The stabbing death of a 29-year-old beloved member of Vermont’s LGBTQ+ community this week drew outrage and...
04/17/2022
Beloved Trans woman murdered, Vermont's Governor reacts

MONTPELIER – The stabbing death of a 29-year-old beloved member of Vermont’s LGBTQ+ community this week drew outrage and grief from across the state including from Republican Governor Phil Scott, who condemned the “disturbing hostility towards the transgender community” across the nation.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/15/beloved-trans-woman-murdered-vermonts-governor-reacts/

“To Vermonters in the LGBTQA+ community, I want you to know we stand with you and support you but know we have more work to do”

DETROIT – This story should be hilarious, but it isn’t. Have you heard of Jason Tharp? I hadn’t until the other day when...
04/17/2022
Stop the evil gay unicorns and stinky gay skunks … say parents!

DETROIT – This story should be hilarious, but it isn’t. Have you heard of Jason Tharp? I hadn’t until the other day when I learned two of his books have been banned at a school in Ohio, and that children and teachers had been made to strip classroom walls of children’s art about a unicorn.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/16/stop-the-evil-gay-unicorns-and-stinky-gay-skunks-say-parents/

"I don’t know if Tharp is gay- I DO know his books are written to help very young children learn to be kind"

LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder on Thursday sentenced former West Hollywood resident and LGBTQ+ ac...
04/17/2022
Ed Buck sentenced to 30 years in drug overdose deaths of Black gay men

LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder on Thursday sentenced former West Hollywood resident and LGBTQ+ activist Ed Buck, 67, to 30 years in a federal prison for supplying the methamphetamine that killed two gay Black men at his Laurel Avenue flat.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/14/ed-buck-sentenced-to-30-years-in-drug-overdose-deaths-of-black-gay-men/

“Buck used his money and privilege to exploit his victims, who were unhoused, destitute, and/or struggling with addiction”

IRVING, Tx. – In a conversation that was so graphic that the segment was edited out of the videos posted to YouTube, App...
04/17/2022
Blaze TV host “jokes” about murdering Trans kids

IRVING, Tx. – In a conversation that was so graphic that the segment was edited out of the videos posted to YouTube, Apple, and Spotify, Blaze TV host Elijah Schaffer with guest-host Dave Landau joked about murdering Trans kids and described Trans kids and their families in extremely offensive transphobic terms.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/15/blaze-tv-host-jokes-about-murdering-trans-kids/

“How many trans kids did you kill today?” Schaffer replied. “Uh — Six, they come with a toll tag,” Landau said

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is warning the public about an extremely dangerous and ...
04/17/2022
Orange County DA warns “extremely dangerous & violent criminal” is loose

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is warning the public about an extremely dangerous and violent criminal who is now at large after being released on electronic monitoring to a Santa Ana halfway house from the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/16/orange-county-da-warns-extremely-dangerous-violent-criminal-is-loose/

He is considered to be “extremely dangerous and violent- If you see him, you are urged not to approach him and to call 911 immediately

WASHINGTON – The head of the Log Cabin Republicans, Charles Moran, in an opinion piece for Fox News Friday, denounced pr...
04/17/2022
Head of national LGBTQ GOP group backs anti-LGBTQ+ laws

WASHINGTON – The head of the Log Cabin Republicans, Charles Moran, in an opinion piece for Fox News Friday, denounced progressive LGBTQ+ efforts to mitigate the damage inflicted during this year’s legislative session by Republican-majority held state houses across the nation.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/16/head-of-national-lgbtq-gop-group-backs-anti-lgbtq-laws/

The Left is actively trying to rearrange our politics, our culture, [...] to align with their radical woke views on sex, gender and race

CULVER CITY – A Tik-Tok reel-post of the protests against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ on which the Human Rights Campaign l...
04/17/2022
Human Rights Campaign uses the word 'gay' & Tik Tok suspends them

CULVER CITY – A Tik-Tok reel-post of the protests against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ on which the Human Rights Campaign left a comment that included the word ‘gay’ got the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ rights advocacy non-profit suspended for a couple of days.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/12/human-rights-campaign-uses-the-word-gay-tik-tok-suspends-them/

A comment that included the word 'gay' got the nation's largest LGBTQ+ rights advocacy non-profit suspended for a couple of days

PHILADELPHIA – Ryan O’Callaghan, who has been retired from the National Football League due to injuries for more than a ...
04/17/2022
Two closeted NFL players are about to come out as gay

PHILADELPHIA – Ryan O’Callaghan, who has been retired from the National Football League due to injuries for more than a decade, abandoned his original plan for his post-retirement years: to end his life.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/14/two-closeted-nfl-players-are-about-to-come-out-as-gay/

Ryan O’Callaghan the retired lineman and NBA announcer Kate Scott shared their coming out stories and insights with students in Philadelphia

BROOKLYN, Ny. – In a response to the sharp increase in recent weeks by school boards and communities across the United S...
04/17/2022
Brooklyn Public Library gives free access to banned LGBTQ+ books

BROOKLYN, Ny. – In a response to the sharp increase in recent weeks by school boards and communities across the United States banning books about race and those authored or about LGBTQ+ people, the Brooklyn Public Library is fighting back.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/13/brooklyn-public-library-gives-free-access-to-banned-lgbtq-books/

The initiative will give access to hundreds of thousands of e-books & audio books including those that have been impacted by recent book bans

WASHINGTON – Conservative talk radio and online show personalities are going all in on the smear by Republicans and othe...
04/17/2022
Conservative media, GOP smears LGBTQ+ Americans as “groomers”

WASHINGTON – Conservative talk radio and online show personalities are going all in on the smear by Republicans and others in right-wing media that LGBTQ Americans and others who oppose Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” law are “grooming” children to be gay or trans, or promoting sexual activity.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/12/conservative-media-gop-smears-lgbtq-americans-as-groomers/

Conservative radio is all in on the smear by GOP that LGBTQ Americans are “grooming” children to be gay/trans, or promoting sexual activity

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 349 by Senator Thomas Umberg (D-Santa Ana), legislation establishing ...
04/17/2022
Newsom signs bill- stronger protections substance use disorder treatment

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 349 by Senator Thomas Umberg (D-Santa Ana), legislation establishing stronger patient protections for those seeking substance use disorder treatment.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/13/newsom-signs-bill-stronger-protections-substance-use-disorder-treatment/

This bill ensures any seeking substance use treatment are afforded basic rights & also prohibits false or misleading advertising

BROOKLYN, Ny. – A criminal complaint was unsealed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn charging a borough resident, Joh...
04/17/2022
Federal arrest in arson case of Brooklyn LGBTQ+ nightclub

BROOKLYN, Ny. – A criminal complaint was unsealed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn charging a borough resident, John Lhota, 24, with the April 3, 2022 arson of Rash, a bar and nightclub in Bushwick frequented by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/14/federal-arrest-in-arson-case-of-brooklyn-lgbtq-nightclub/

Two employees of Rash were injured and required hospitalization. The building sustained heavy damage due to the fire

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is warning the public about an extremely dangerous and ...
04/17/2022
Orange County DA warns “extremely dangerous & violent criminal” is loose

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is warning the public about an extremely dangerous and violent criminal who is now at large after being released on electronic monitoring to a Santa Ana halfway house from the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange.
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/16/orange-county-da-warns-extremely-dangerous-violent-criminal-is-loose/

He is considered to be “extremely dangerous and violent- If you see him, you are urged not to approach him and to call 911 immediately

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