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Ellen on anti-LGBT group: ‘My haters are my motivators’

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is finally responding to an anti-LGBT rights group that called on JC Penney to fire her as their spokesperson because she is a lesbian. In a taping of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will air on Wednesday, DeGeneres used the opportunity of California’s same…

Nader: Airline tried to charge me $2,680 for aisle seat

Ralph Nader, a perennial presidential candidate and longtime consumer advocate, ran into something of a problem recently when flying to Texas from Connecticut. After asking for an aisle seat due to his 6 ft. plus frame, he was informed by an American Airlines representative that there were no more available…

‘Charlie McAwesome’ glitter bombs Ron Paul

A man going by the name “Charlie McAwesome” made it official Monday night: every remaining Republican presidential frontrunner has been glitter bombed. At a campaign event in Minneapolis, “McAwesome” doused Texas Congressman Ron Paul with sparkly particles as he was leaving the stage, according to City Pages. “Housing and healthcare…

LGBT activist interrupts Gingrich speech in Minnesota

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was interrupted by LGBT activists while he was giving a campaign speech in Minnesota. “Hey Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time?” a young man yelled at Gingrich. The crowd at the event responded with loud boos and began…

Emails show Handel behind Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision: report

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel drove the foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood for purely political reasons, according to emails reviewed by The Huffington Post. “The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood,” The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett…

Police sweep of second Occupy DC camp a more sedate affair

In contrast to Saturday’s aggressive police sweep of the Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square, during which officers in riot gear removed most of the tents and made eight arrests, the health and safety check carried out by U.S. Park Police at a second Occupy encampment on Sunday was a…

Documentary: Breast cancer cure ‘hijacked’ by pink ribbons

Long before Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, one breast cancer survivor began to ask questions about how the cause of finding a cure had turned into a money-making enterprise. Dr. Samantha King’s 2008 book, “Pink Ribbons” — which questions the legitimacy…

Catholic univ. backs down, allows lesbians in Valentine’s contest

A Catholic college in in Pennsylvania has reversed their decision not to allow a same sex couple to enter an alumni Valentine’s Day contest. In a posting on Facebook Wednesday, Megan Lynn explained that she and her partner, Katie MacTurk, had entered The Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association’s “How I…

Chris Rock: I’d gladly pay more in taxes

Comedian Chris Rock told The Associated Press this week that he would gladly pay more in taxes if it meant more Americans have jobs. Speaking to reporters at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Rock commented that he was “gonna lose the money,” suggesting that he would rather see his tax…

‘Young Turks’ co-host smacks down anti-abortion activist

An anti-abortion activist who runs the advocacy group Pro-Life Action League was abruptly corrected on last night’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” after he claimed that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) does not do breast cancer screenings. Speaking about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity’s recent decision…

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