Politics

Gay Man Accuses Senator Cory Booker Of Sexually Assaulting Him In A Restroom

A gay man who describes claims he is a  liberal Democrat is accusing New Jersey Senator Cory Booker of sexually assaulting him in 2014. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, penned a lengthy open letter that was posted on Twitter. In the letter, he describes the assault that occurred in a bathroom following a meeting at his workplace, where the two met.

The letter goes into detail.

Senator Lindsey Graham Denies Being Gay After Chelsea Handler Tweet

Via TMZ

Lindsey Graham is going high in response to Chelsea Handler going low ... after she claimed to out him on Twitter.

We got the Senator from South Carolina Friday at Reagan National Airport, and asked him about Handler's #NationalComingOutDay tweet. Instead of blasting her -- as many others have -- Graham insisted Chelsea had every right to say whatever she wants. As he put it ... it's a free country. 

If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC

Amy Schumer Among Protesters Arrested At Anti Kavanaugh Rally In DC

Thousands of protesters — including sexual assault survivors and their allies — were already gathered just after noon outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh currently works, in a last-ditch effort to appeal to the Senate to vote no on his confirmation.

In the afternoon, they marched to the Hart Senate Office Building, where police began making arrests for civil disobedience, protesters confirmed. Amy Schumer was amoung those arrested CNN confirmed.

Trump Administration Denying Visas Of Same Sex Partners Of Diplomats

Donald Trump's administration began denying visas to the unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations this week — making marriage a requirement to be eligible for a visa. 

The policy was made effective Monday.

It comes despite the fact that the majority of countries do not recognize same-sex marriage and many same-sex couples face prosecution in their own countries. 

78 Year Old Former Mayor Of DC Kicked Out Of Gay Club After Because He Didn't Have ID

Today is racist news: 

D.C. Council member Vincent Gray, a former mayor of the city, says he was injured when a bouncer at a nightclub pushed him on Saturday, causing him to fall.

Gray, 75, told police an employee pushed him at the gay bar the DC Eagle, leaving him with injuries. The Metropolitan Police Department classified the report as assault.

"I wound up hitting the pavement. I just went flat out on my back on the pavement. And he literally came out and stood over me and said, 'You're faking,'" Gray told News4. 

Senator John McCain Dies At Age 81

John McCain, who shed a playboy image in his youth to become a fighter pilot, revered prisoner of war and both an independent voice in the Republican Party and its 2008 presidential nominee, died on Saturday, little more than a year after he was told he had brain cancer. He was 81.

McCain’s family said in a statement "Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018." He announced on July 19, 2017, that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. Earlier this week his family announced he was discontinuing treatment.

Florida Representative Shevrin Jones Comes Out As Gay "I'm Living My Truth"

It was a Sunday morning last year in late August, and Shevrin Jones was in church feeling just a little hungover.

He’d been out drinking the previous night with his brother, Kaneil, and now they were sitting next to each other at a pew in Koinonia Worship Center in Hollywood. As their father gave the sermon, Shevrin Jones leaned on his older sibling and whispered, “Thank you.”

Miami Politician Hopes To Be The First Openly Gay Black Man Elected To Office In Florida

On his campaign to represent a state House district stretching through the heart of Miami’s historically black communities, Cedric McMinn is touting his experience: as a former executive director of the local Democratic Party, as chief of staff to School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, and as an outreach director in Florida for the Barack Obama and Charlie Crist campaigns.

The fact that he is openly gay is incidental, if not irrelevant to his platform.

New Maryland Elementary School Named After Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

 In September, Montgomery County, Maryland, will open a new elementary school named for Bayard Rustin, a not oft remembered leader who played a pivotal role in the burgeoning civil rights era.

Rustin helped spark a movement that would change the course of American history — even if his name might not be as instantly recognizable as others in the civil rights movement. He was an adviser and an intellectual who, unlike some of his fellow organizers, kept a relatively low profile.

Christine Hallquist Becomes First Openly Transgender Woman Nominated For US Governor

Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday’s primary election for governor.

She defeated three other Democrats on Tuesday and will take on incumbent Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, in the Nov. 6 general election, unofficial results showed.

“I think Vermont is a beacon of hope for the rest of the country,” Hallquist said during an interview with Reuters. “This is what I call expanding our moral compass and that is what I think it represents.”