After weeks of mysterious promos, the Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner revealed he was becoming a woman with Daine Sawyer of ABC News. Close to 17 million people tuned in for the broadcast on Friday.
(At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise, states E! online.)
Bruce Jenner “won a lot of people over” in the transgender community, claims E! Online.
“He’s just such a lovable charachter,” said transgender model Andreja Pejic.
The Huffington Post states that there was something different about the interview.
“There was none of the sensationalism of Piers Morgan’s 2014 interview with trans activist and writer Janet Mock, whom Morgan insisted ‘was a boy until 18’ and ‘formerly a man,'” writes the Post.
In this CNN interview, Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul talks about his approach to gay marriage – which seems to be: religious marriage for heterosexual couples, but legal, contractual marriage for homosexual couples.
Nancy Armour was a sports writer for Associated Press prior to becoming a sports columnist for USA Today.
In a recent article, Armour states:
“The NCAA should be applauded for swiftly and strongly expressing its disapproval of Indiana’s new law that cloaks discrimination in ‘religious freedom.’
“But it can’t stop there.
“It is too late to pull this year’s Final Four from Indianapolis, given it is next weekend and there’s no other city that would have an arena and several thousand hotel rooms available. But the NCAA can – and should – tell Indiana lawmakers that their prejudice and mean-spiritedness has cost the state the privilege of hosting any other collegiate sporting event.”
An Irish campaigning group has launched a series of extraordinary attacks against same-sex couples, including claims that same-sex couples die younger, are more prone to cancer, and are more likely to abuse and injure children, according to Newsweek.
“The Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage (ADFAM), an initiative based in Ireland which claims to ‘promote and defend the traditional family,’ has been distributing the leaflets to spread their beliefs this week.”
According to Secular Talk and other sources, in January, TLC will air a special titled “My Husband’s Not Gay,” featuring three married Mormon couples in which the husband is in fact gay and also a single man who identifies as homosexual, but is seeking a wife.
Baptist pastor Steven Anderson in Tempe, Arizona called for the mass extermination of LGBT people on Sunday in a sermon entitled “AIDS: The Judgement of God.”
In the sermon, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday from Faithful Word Baptist Church, Pastor Anderson said that God stated in the scriptures that gays should be killed, and humanity could have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas” if that is what’s done.
For the first time since 1985, the Republicans have control of the Nevada Assembly. And to lead their coalition, they have designated Ira Hansen to be the Speaker of the Assembly. They passed over the man already leading the GOP caucus in favor of Hansen, a man who believes in conspiracy theories.
He has different conspiracy theories about homosexuals, the Oklahoma City bombing, and blacks.