Tow Truck Operator Arrested in Targeting LGBT Drivers

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Jason Combs, 45, accused of “predatory towing” tactics.

A tow truck operator in Florida was arrested this weekend after illegally towing cars in Orlando. Not only was he illegally towing, but the operator was also specifically targeting LGBT cars during Gay Days in Orlando. Jason Combs, 45, towed over 100 cars between June 5-9th. Combs’ attorney was not responding to email or phone messages this…

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San Diego’s #Pride Weekend Recognizes LGBT Activism

Between 200,000 and 300,000 people attended the annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Diego, a celebration of the 40th annual Pride Weekend. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, the first lesbian and San Diegan to run the lower chamber of the state Legislature, was the parade’s grand marshal. Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari was another of many other notable politicians expected to participate.san-diego-pride

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GOP Group Pushes for Conservatives to Drop Support of Gay Marriage Ban #freedomtomarry

An organization called the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marryis looking to remove the traditional-marriage stance from the GOP platform at the Republican National Conference in Cleveland, in hopes of seeing party leaders drop their support of the same-sex marriage ban by summer 2016. If successful, it would be the first time the Republican National Convention and its party members would…

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Chase Bank Talks LGBT

Like many companies, Chase bank has been circulating a questionnaire for its employees. Typical questions include workflow, office culture, whether they feel challenged, etc. Recently however, one anonymous employee brought forth a question on the questionnaire that seemed oddly out of place. The question asked employees whether or not they were in alliance with the LGBT community.

The question…

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Pastor Who Married Gay Son Was Defrocked, Now Let Back In #lgbt

Rev. Frank Schaefer back in December was defrocked after he officiated the marriage of his gay son.

Schaefer at the time had met with officials, who originally put him on suspension for thirty days. The period was meant to be a time of reflection, meant to have the Reverend to accept that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teachings. However, Schaefer stated he would not do that stating:

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YouTube, in conjunction with parent company Google, has launched its 2014 Gay Pride campaign, #ProudToPlay, which highlights various LGBT athletes and allies in order to help end anti-LGBT bias in sports. Several famous sports stars in the spot include basketball player Kobe Bryant, football player Michael Sam and Olympic diver Tom Daley.
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JCC-affiliated #LGBT group Visits #Israel

The Jewish Community Center Association of North America is sponsoring its first ever LGBT delegation to Israel. The delegation of 21 people began its ten-day trip on Sunday and planned its visits to coincide with Tel Aviv’s Pride Week. The New York-based gay Jewish nightlife group Hebro organized the trip.

jcca-logo“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time,” said Aliza Orent, organizer of the JCCA…

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#Marriott Hotels Target #LGBT Community

Marriott International is going after the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community with a new social media and marketing campaign, joining several major hotel chains aggressively trying to widen their appeal. The images in the campaign, which feature NBA player Jason Collins and transgender model Geena Rocero among others, will be shared on social media and become large building wraps on…

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Dustin Lance Black to Speak at #Cinetopia14! Panel

The Cinetopia International Film Festival (CIFF) returns this month to venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit, and with it come some pretty big names in LGBT activism and filmmaking. One of them is Dustin Lance Black, the award-winning American screenwriter, director, and producer. One of Black’s greatest achievements is when he took home the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the iconic…

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#Laverne Cox on Cover of #Time Magazine #transgender

The Internet is buzzing, as Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine. The “Orange is the New Black” star grew up in Mobile, Alabama and from a young age, life was not easy. “I begged my mother to put me into dance classes and finally, in third grade, she did. Tap and jazz but not ballet. She thought ballet was too gay. … Throughout all of that, I was…

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