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• Anti-LGBT florist Barronelle Stutzman loses again – this time in the Washington state supreme court over refusing to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding
• Texas gets pushback from the NBA and major stars on it’s proposed anti-transgender “bathroom bill”
• North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper shares his plan to repeal his state’s anti-LGBT law, HB2
• Finland’s Parliament kills a last ditch attempt to block same-sex marriage
• Out singer/songwriter Jeb Havens dropped his uber-romantical, world-traveler music video just in time for Valentine’s Day – “Pushy Little Compass Heart” from his album, Home Base
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Check out this week’s episode of The Randy Report on BlogTalkRadio as I recap these LGBT headlines:
• Florida pro-LGBT bakery Cut The Cake prevails in court after haters demand anti-gay messaged cake
• Trump administration pulls back on transgender protections – a sign of things to come?
• Tennessee state lawmakers file new legislation aimed at ignoring the Supreme Court’s rulling on same-sex marriage
• Don’t miss next week’s premiere of Doubt next week on CBS featuring Laverne Cox as the first transgender series regular on broadcast television
• New music from uber-talented out singer/songwriter Eli Lieb – “Castles”
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LGBT political activist Aaron Baldwin shares his thoughts Donald Trump’s first weeks as president, including:
• The mixed signals from the Trump administration about LGBT rights/protections
• Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner – LGBT White House allies?
• The disastrous rollout of President Trump’s immigration policy, from airport protests to a federal judge blocking implementation of the executive order
• Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud and what it might mean to the country
• Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ nomination may be in peril
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My weekly podcast recaps the past week’s most compelling pop culture, political and entertainment news of interest to the LGBT community.
On this week’s show:
• America’s Got Talent‘s Brian Justin Crum drops his first single since the TV talent competition – “Show Me Love” featuring Toy Armada and DJ Grind. Find it here on iTunes.
• Conservative Wyoming legislators withdraw anti-LGBT legislation House Bill 135
• North Carolina’s Republican state Senate Leader says his state’s hateful “bathroom bill” – HB2 – isn’t going away any time soon
• Woofy Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims introduced a bill that would outlaw so-called “conversion” or “ex-gay” therapy
• How would the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect LGBTs?
• Republicans in Congress plan to re-introduce the “First Amendment Defense Act” which would allow anti-LGBT folks to discriminate same-sex couples
• President Trump has a bumpy week as his administration proposes a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for “The Wall,” and his immigration plans cause protests across the country
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• Minutes after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, all information regarding LGBTs disappeared from the White House website. Hmm….
• Attendance at Donald Trump’s inaugural was dwarfed by the Women’s March on Washington the next day as hundreds of thousands marched in support for not only women’s rights but LGBT rights, civil rights, voting rights and more. And the Trumpster was not happy.
• The Texas state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an anti-LGBT hate group’s challenge to spousal benefits for same-sex couples.
• New legislation introduced in Wyoming (“The Equality State”) would legalize discrimination against same-sex couples and transgender people, and would make it impossible for any branch or part of the government to enact or enforce local non-discrimination ordinances and federal protections for the LGBT community.
• Out Music: Troye Sivan released his video for “Heaven,” from his Blue Neighbourhood album – a sensual black & white vision featuring intimate shots of Sivan along side clips of important moments in the LGBTQ rights movement.
This week on my BlogTalkRadio show, I recap these LGBT headlines and more:
• Tony & Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday agrees to perform at the Trump inauguration, then reverses in an open letter to her LGBT fans.
• CMT and iHeartRadio host Cody Alan comes out to fans.
• A new Gallup poll shows the LGBT community in the US growing to the tune of over 10 million.
• Dr. Ben Carson still thinks LGBTs want “extra rights,” and he’s wrong.
• Randy Rainbow parodies Into The Woods as he suggests President-elect Trump consider pulling back on the Twitter.
2017 has begun – what stories are already impacting the LGBT community?
Check out the week’s biggest stories in LGBT news via this week’s podcast, including:
• Texas Republican lawmakers are looking to pass their own anti-transgender “bathroom bill” despite watching the economic carnage that resulted thanks to similar legislation in North Carolina.
• Ellen DeGeneres booted Kim Burrell from her show’s guest list after the singer went on an anti-LGBT sermon. Ellen then discussed the rant with Burrell’s duet partner Pharrell (who appeared solo) on the air.
• The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits up to $140 million to help develop a device to deliver a steady stream of HIV medication to healthy patients (PrEP) over an extended period of time.
• IBM Corp. has released a new rainbow-colored logo in support of the LGBT community.
• LGBTQ Nation names professional provocateur and Breitbart ‘alt-right’ personality, Milo Yiannopoulos, its 2016 Person of the Year.
• Vivica Fox says it’s strictly “no homo” for gays at her upcoming Las Vegas male revue.
• Plus, this weekend: the premiere of the new Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher HBO documentary Bright Lights; and the boozy, buzzworthy wild child of Hollywood award shows, The Golden Globes.
Check out my latest radio show from BlogTalkRadio where I recap some of the week’s entertainment and political news stories of interest to the LGBT community:.
This week’s episode includes:
• Out singer Billy Gilman keeps killing it on THE VOICE
• The new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, will introduce the franchise’s first openly gay leading character to be played by RENT star Anthony Rapp
• NBC is bringing us Hairspray LIVE! complete with Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein
• How LGBT friendly are President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks?
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As the election cycle nears the very end of a long, long journey, check out my radio show this week with political activist Aaron Baldwin.
Aaron has been a guest on my show throughout the past year, and he’s definitely that guy you gravitate to at a party when the topic is politics. Way smart, he has thousands of folks who follow him on Facebook for his up to the minute posts. And, a character trait near and dear to my heart, he speaks his very-educated mind.
Well-known LGBTQ political activist Aaron Baldwin shares his thoughts on the final days of Election 2016:
• Will the latest news from the FBI regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails change the race? The Comey comments gave her an $11.5 million windfall in it’s aftermath.
• Donald Trump’s legal scandals continue to add up as a “private server” has been found that shows a connection between Trump and a Russian bank, Trump’s connections to Russian energy resources, plus the Trump University lawsuit goes to court soon.
• Predictions! Who will win? And by how much?
Kick back and listen in as I recap several of the top LGBT stories of the week including:
• Pansexual music artist Aston dropped her new dance single “Circles” this week
• Update to the tragic story of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide after cyber bullying by his college roommate.
• HIV history gets a rewrite as the myth of “Patient Zero” is debunked
• The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an important transgender rights case
• Rumors swirl about a possible Will & Grace reboot, plus Sean Hayes apologizes to LGBT community for not coming out sooner
• Randy’s interview with hunky Bear City / DADDY film star Gerald McCullouch
And much more!