Head of Italy’s Anti-Discrimination Office Forced out in ‘Gay Sex Club’ Scandal Amid Right-Wing Opportunism

 

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The head of Italy’s anti-discrimination office UNAR, Francesco Spano, resigned Monday following a television “exposé” that purported to uncover illicit activities at three LGBT cultural centers the agency had funded.

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The National Office Against Racial Discrimination supports projects aiming toward combating discrimination of all sorts, including an LGBT refugee center in Bologna. The satirical, politically-themed television show Le Iene, or The Hyenas, aired a segment in which its correspondents visited the centers and reportedly uncovered masseurs offering sexual services and “dark rooms” set aside for sexual activities. These “gay sex clubs” are said to have been financed by up to 55,000 euros from UNAR.

However, Spano disputed the latter point, pointing out that his office finances specific projects rather than associations, and that the funds had been allocated and not yet distributed. He says he resigned in order to protect the good work the agency does:

 “I decided to resign not because I feel I am responsible for anything, as I consider what I have done over the last year to be correct, but out of respect for the office I had the honour of leading.”

Italy’s right-wing politicians seized upon the scandal as an opportunity to shut down a government organ that promotes diversity and tolerance. Giorgia Meloni, who heads the national-conservative party Brothers of Italy and was a mayoral candidate for Rome last year, called for the immediate closure of UNAR, echoed similarly by the Northern League and Forza Italia.

The populist, anti-establishment Five-Star Movement was more measured, calling for clarification on the agency’s funding priorities. The Democraticy Party-led government has said the office will remain open, although greater oversight may be warranted.

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A Year On, ‘Mr. Gay Syria’ Feels Under Threat in Istanbul

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The winner of a contest held in Istanbul last year meant to empower and highlight gay Syrian refugees has reported his situation as deteriorating.

In an interview last week with German public news service Deutsche Welle, Hussein S.—who asked his surname not be used owing to his cautiousness—said he is feeling the glare of the attention the event brought him, feeling exposed not only in a city where anti-LGBT sentiment is on the rise, but with his own Syrian relatives who have threatened him if he did not “return to the right path.”

The contest was organized by an LGBT Syrian refugee center in Berlin “to create a media buzz,” said organizer Mahmoud Hassino. It certainly did, although the Mr. Gay Syria winner could not obtain a visa to travel to the Mr. Gay World event in Malta. At the time, Hassino felt Istanbul was still relatively accepting of its LGBT population, especially in comparison to places from which refugees such as Hussein had fled, but his opinion has since changed. Developments such as the banning and crackdown against Istanbul’s gay pride parade last year have created a chilling effect. Hussein himself has seen the change on the ground:

Istanbul, too, has become much less tolerant, Hussein said, with small pockets where queer-identified people could freely express themselves quickly disappearing. “There used to be parts of the city where you could openly show that you’re gay, where no one cared who you are.”

“That’s no longer possible,” Hussein said.

While Hussein had registered for the pageant for fun, and won by acting out a scene in which a man visits his mother’s grave, despondent over his family’s plan to marry him off to a female cousin, he started to receive harassing telephone calls shortly afterwards. He had come to Turkey and Istanbul in order to live more openly, but it seems that his past is even more difficult to escape than he knew.

Now, however, if Hussein and his Syrian boyfriend, with whom he shares a flat, don’t manage to leave Istanbul soon, he might one day regret the attention that the Mr. Gay Syria pageant has brought him. He registered for a UN resettlement program two years ago – and is still waiting.

Hussein said he was desperate to leave Turkey as soon as possible: “I don’t know, I might disappear.”

From Berlin, Hassino says he has tried to do what he can in order to help the five contestants who took part. One has managed to reach Norway to join a boyfriend, another is in Greece, another has gone north under uncertain circumstances, while another, like Hussein, remains in Istanbul. He has tried to pressure the German government to intervene, as well. The best of intentions have run into the still-grim reality, but the vision behind them still maintains:

For his part, on Valentine’s Day and a year after being crowned Mr. Gay Syria, Hussein said he had not given up hope: “I dream of living in a country where I can walk down the street and hold my boyfriend’s hand.”

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Scott Lively: Donald Trump Must Take Down Evil ‘Homosexualist’ Cabal

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Writing for alt-right conspiracy website BarbWire last week, anti-gay activist Scott Lively said that a homosexual cabal is plotting to take down current U.S. President Donald Trump.

In 2014, Lively was profiled in the Human Rights Campaign’s “The Export of Hate” report. He has been accused of crimes against humanity for inciting anti-gay hatred in Uganda and aiding in the passing of their “Kill the Gays” bill.

In his unhinged piece titled The Obama/Soros/Media Shadow Government and the Illusion of Chaos, Lively argued that “‘gays’ and homosexualists” in the media are responsible for “the ongoing treasonous sabotage of the Trump administration.”

RELATED: Extreme Anti-Gay ‘Christian’ Scott Lively To Stand Trial For Crimes Against Humanity – VIDEO

Trump, he continued, must not “leave the ‘gays’ in the swamp” but should “take the bold and courageous step of revoking Executive Order 12968 and restoring the ban on ‘gays’ in the intelligence agencies as it existed until 1990.”

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Satan is not creative. His strategies and tactics are tediously predictable, once you recognize them. Of course, it’s not easy to stand firm when it seems like you’re about to be engulfed by a mountainous rushing wall of fire, but if you do stand firm the illusion vaporizes on contact and you realize it was a lie. Once you’ve stood up to that wall a few times it loses most of its effect on you.

No group is better at this satanic strategy than the “gay” political movement, which was an unstated reason why open homosexuals were never allowed into the intelligence agencies in the history of the nation, a policy upheld by the none other than the 9th Circuit US Appeals Court in the 1990 case, “High Tech Gays v. Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office.” (Indicating just how dangerous to our nation the idea of homosexual spooks was even to the farthest left-wing judges in the country: J. Edgar Hoover was by no means an anomaly.) But then along came Bill Clinton who issued Executive Order 12968 on August 2, 1995, opening the intelligence agencies and top secret security clearance to the Machiavellian “gay” network.

That policy continued under W. Bush, and when Obama came into office the floodgates really flew open. My guess based solely on my knowledge of the “gay” movement and Obama’s personal priorities, is that the today’s alphabet soup of intelligence agencies could easily be condensed to just four letters: LGBT, since that’s almost certainly who’s driving the agenda evidenced in the ongoing treasonous sabotage of the Trump administration.

More critical to the process of creating the false reality by which the far left has steered American public policy for decades is the mainstream media. Again, an industry so heavily dominated by “gays” and homosexualists that there is no longer even a pretense of balance on stories related to LGBT issues. Pro-family views are openly equated with racism and denied inclusion in news reporting. That same subjectivity and arrogance drives their narrative on their entire slate of issues.

My greatest concern about the Trump administration is that secular-minded advisors will allow self-defeating politically-correct assumptions to convince them to leave the “gays” in the swamp, assuming that will win them points with the ultra-powerful LGBT lobby and the larger progressive community it dominates, as well as crossover libertarian and secularist constituencies.

My prayer is that President Trump will awaken to the correlation of anti-Trump radicalism on the left with the “gay” movement and realize that on virtually any issue one can name the most aggressive liars and agitators are homosexuals and their closest surrogates, and that these people absolutely, positively cannot be placated (just ask the Boy Scouts of America). In other words, there is a spiritual dimension to the culture war in which the key common denominator is LGBT affiliation.

I call on Mr. Trump to adopt my earlier recommendation to establish a “Separation of LGBT and State” as outlined here.

I further urge him to take the bold and courageous step of revoking Executive Order 12968 and restoring the ban on “gays” in the intelligence agencies as it existed until 1990.

In 2014, Lively said that homosexuality is an “infection” worse than murder.

 

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WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer: Transgender School Bathroom Guidance a ‘States’ Rights Issue’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked today about reports that the Department of Justice and the Education Department planned to rescind President Obama’s directive to schools protecting the rights of transgender students to use the bathroom in accordance with their gender identity.

RELATED: Trump Administration to Rescind Obama Directive to Schools Protecting Transgender Students: REPORT

 Spicer said it was a “states’ rights issue” so, in a word, yes.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from Breitbart News

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Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from alt-right rag Breitbart News in a press release, after remarks surfaced in which he said he was comfortable with men having sex with boys as young as 13.

Said Yiannopoulos in a press release:

“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communites that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there. I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone.”

 

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The homocon white supremacist is holding a press conference at 3 pm today in New York City but was likely to be forced out anyway, as reports were circulating that fellow Breitbart staffers were threatening a walkout if the toxic troll was not let go.

Simon & Schuster has canceled publication of homocon white supremacist man-boy love enthusiast Milo Yiannopoulos’s book Dangerous “after careful consideration,” according to the publisher.

Simon & Schuster had been under pressure for some time to cancel the book deal.

RELATED: CPAC Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos Defends Men Having Sex with 13-Year-Old Boys: WATCH

Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist, last month pulled her forthcoming bookHow To Be Heard, from Simon & Schuster’s TED imprint because of the deal the publisher made with Yiannoupoulos.

Simon & Schuster had defended the deal with Milo in a December 30 statement, claiming it did not condone discrimination or hate speech but says it did not bear responsibility for Milo’s opinions.

Yiannopoulos was disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend.

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Gay Man a Favorite To Become Ireland’s Next Prime Minister

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According to polls released yesterday, there is a strong likelihood that Leo Varadkar (above) will become Ireland’s first openly gay Taoiseach (Prime Minister).

Currently serving as Minister for Social Protection in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s increasingly unpopular government, Varadkar is seen by many as a frontrunner in the current leadership race along with Simon Coveney.

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In one poll released yesterday, 35 percent of respondents said they would prefer Varadkar as the next leader of the Fine Gael party while 23 percent opted for Coveney. However, another poll showed Coveney with 40 percent of the vote with Varadkar trailing on 33 percent.

RELATED: Ireland’s First Openly Gay Minister Blasts Mike Pence: ‘I Don’t Like What He Stands For’

Varadkar and Coveney will meet Kenny today for the first time since both lawmakers commented on his leadership, reports RTE.

Kenny has been urged to ensure he “settle the matter” quickly. It is thought the deeply unpopular Taoiseach will resign on his return from Washington, D.C. where he will present Donald Trump with the traditional St. Patrick’s Day bowl of shamrock.

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John Waters, Anti-Semitism, Roxane Gay, David Cassidy, Calvin Harris, Vitaly Churkin: HOT LINKS

Vitaly ChurkinVITALY CHURKIN. Russian ambassador to the U.N. dies suddenly: “His death comes at a critical juncture in Russian-American relations, amid allegations of Russian interference in the United States presidential election and President Trump’s praise for his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin.”

CONTACT. Russian officials contradict Trump: “’I have nothing to do with Russia,’ he told reporters on Thursday. ‘To the best of my knowledge, no person that I deal with does.’ The denial stands at odds with statements by Russian officials, who have at least twice acknowledged contacts with aides to Mr. Trump before the election.”

BOMB THREATS. Fourth round of bomb threats to 11 Jewish community centers.

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ANTI-SEMITISM. Trump gives more forceful condemnation after criticism: “The president has faced criticism for failing to vocally denounce anti-Semitism. When asked at a press conference last week what he would do to address anti-Semitic crimes, he chastised the reporter, asking him to “sit down” because the the question was ‘not a simple question, not a fair question.’ ‘I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. No. 2, racism, the least racist person,’ Trump said, before summarizing his Electoral College victory in November.”

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LEGEND. This bearded dragon lizard is the friendliest pet ever.

FlagSTARS AND STRIPES. American flag has an error at Pence visit to Brussels: “The Brussels version of the flag had three rows of nine stars and three rows with eight stars each. American flags typically feature a total of nine alternating rows of five or six stars.”

WHEN WE RISE. TV Line calls Dustin Lance Black mini-series a “tedious history lesson.” “It sets out to be the comprehensive historical record of gay rights in America, but its unwieldy structure and clumsy writing make it more of a footnote.

LIBYA. Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on coast: “The bodies were believed to have come from a shipwrecked boat that was found along the same stretch of shore, said Mohammed Almosrti, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent. He estimated that the bodies had been in the water for at least 24 hours.”

Roxane GayROXANE GAY. Won’t be going back to Simon & Schuster after Milo episode: “In canceling Milo’s book contract, Simon & Schuster made a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they decided to publish that man in the first place. When his comments about pedophilia/pederasty came to light, Simon & Schuster realized it would cost them more money to do business with Milo than he could earn for them. They did not finally “do the right thing” and now we know where their threshold, pun intended, lies.”

BATTLING DEMENTIA. David Cassidy says he is fighting memory loss: “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming. In the end, the only way I knew [my mother] recognized me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked into the room. … I feared I would end up that way.”

CARLETON CARPENTER. Matthew Rettenmund interviews Debbie Reynolds’s former co-star, a veteran of the screen for 70 years.

INSTAUPDATE. Zac Efron, Nico Tortorella, John Legend, Trevor Donovan, Franco Noriega, and more.

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PROFILED. Lindsay Lohan says she was “racially profiled” for wearing headscarf: “[The agent] opened my passport and saw Lindsay Lohan and started apologizing but said, ‘Take off your headscarf.’”

SNIPPET OF THE DAY. More from the Calvin Harris – Frank Ocean forthcoming collaboration.

JOHN WATERS. The director is presented the Ian McLellan Hunter Award by David Simon at the 2017 Writer’s Guild Awards.

MONDAY MUSCLE. Ton Liuu.

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