Mykki Blanco Calls Out YouTube After His Video is Censored for Underwear Bulge: WATCH

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Rapper Mykki Blanco called out YouTube after the video-sharing site removed his video “Loner” over a male underwear bulge. The video has since been restored to the site.

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Billboard reports:

As Blanco and others were quick to point out, there are many videos on YouTube that show just as much or more explicit material but are acceptable because they align with heterosexual standards of sexuality.

“Why is Queer sexuality censored & policed but images for a Cis male gaze of sexualized women are not ?” Blanco tweeted.

Blanco also said there had been a “social media produced comment thread” where someone said the video had an image of a male “scrotum” — an erroneous claim.

“Our society grants hetero privilege to parade overly sexualized images of women for a cis male gaze yet Queer imagery is policied, demeaned,” Blanco tweeted.

Now the video is back online but with a “content warning” that requires viewers to sign in to confirm their age before viewing.

Watch “Loner”:

In September, Blanco called out the music industry for placing a glass ceiling on queer artists:

“I don’t care what anyone says, I’m in the industry and I know how homophobic the industry is. [Young gay musicians are] having this moment. I still wonder if the industry is going to give them a glass ceiling, you know? I think Troye Sivan is so fucking talented, but is the industry gonna let him be as big as a Bieber? As big as a Zayn Malik? Because he definitely deserves to. He definitely has the makings of that, but is the industry still gonna keep queer artists under this glass ceiling?”

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Portland, Maine’s Largest Gay Nightclub, Styxx, to Close After 35 Years

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Portland, Maine’s largest gay nightclub Styxx is closing after 35 Years, leaving the northeast with one less safe space for LGBTQ people to gather.

The Press Herald reports:

Bigger than a bar, with room for 300, Styxx is Portland’s largest gay nightclub. It has been a safe haven, political rallying spot and a source of strength for the area’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities for 35 years…

…The closing of Styxx is heartbreaking for those who remember when it was one of the few places gay, lesbian and transgender people could feel safe for a night out in Portland. But as society has become more accepting, people in the LGBTQ community have more options for a night out and for meeting people. Online dating and dating apps have also contributed to dwindling numbers at gay nightclubs, which are closing all over the country. Some worry that even as people find it easier to dance and party wherever they like, the safety and comfort provided by a gay nightclub can’t be replaced. And given the recent election of Donald Trump as president, the loss of Styxx could be felt even more acutely.

Images via the nightclub’s Facebook page.

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Nest Camera Detects Landlord Having Gay Sex Hookup in Tenant’s Apartment

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A Colorado couple discovered their landlord having sex with a man in their apartment after receiving a motion detection notice from their Nest camera.

The landlord, Carlos Quijada, has been charged with criminal trespassing, a felony, and misdemeanor obscenity.

The Smoking Gun reports:

After Quijada, 39, entered the residence, Pierce received a notification on his phone that the Nest system had detected noise in the apartment.

When Pierce subsequently checked the camera feeds, he saw Quijada and another man inside his bedroom.

The video shows the men each removing their pants immediately upon entering the room and then climbing atop the bed. Following a six-minute round of oral and anal sex, Quijada’s partner used one of DiGiulio’s dresses–plucked from a laundry pile–to wipe his genitals. At one point, Quijada uses another garment to attack a lubricant stain left on the green bed sheet.

Pierce, who provided the X-rated security video to TSG, said that the blue dress used as a post-sex clean-up rag was worn by his wife at the couple’s March wedding ceremony.

The couple vacated the premises shortly after discovering what their landlord was using them for.

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After Another Ruthless SNL Skit, Alec Baldwin Tells Trump He’ll Stop on One Condition: WATCH

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Donald Trump was ruthlessly mocked in Saturday Night Live‘s cold open last night, which shone a light on the disturbing news that the President-Elect is ignoring vital intelligence briefings in lieu of spending time blocking and retweeting random people on Twitter.

It also mocked him for bragging that in just 25 days since the election he has already solved the problems of unemployment and healthcare, “and Osama bin Laden is dead.”

To which Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway aptly notes:

“Yes, he is dead. Just like my soul and all of my hair.”

Baldwin’s Trump also mistakes himself for a plate of mashed potatoes.

Trump’s dinner with Mitt Romney also comes up.

“Do I have to? … Well then can I at least have a picture of us together where he looks like a little bitch?”

Trump was watching. And Baldwin offered to stop the mockery if Trump releases his tax returns…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Proves He’s the ‘Blue Steel’ of Real Madrid in Shirtless Team Selfie

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Following the team’s match-up with Barcelona in El Clasico, the Real Madrid team posed for a group photo and Cristiano Ronaldo proved that even though the match was a tie he could still win the selfie game.

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Walmart Settles Anti-LGBT Bias Class Action Suit, Will Pay $7.5 Million To Employees Denied Spousal Benefits

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Walmart has settled a discrimination lawsuit against the company for denying health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses.

In 2014, GLAAD filed a charge of discrimination on behalf of Jacqueline Cote (above right), a Walmart employee who was denied health benefits for her wife.

Under the settlement announced Friday, Walmart will set aside $7.5 million, mostly to compensate employees affected during the three years before January 1, 2014, when the company changed its policy. According to the New York Times, more than 1,000 people may be eligible.

RELATED: Walmart Sued Over Denying Health Coverage To Gay Employee’s Wife


In their motion for preliminary approval of the settlement, lawyers for Cote argued that Walmart had discriminated against her because she was married to a woman. They also argued that the company had discriminated against Cote because she did not conform to the stereotype that women must marry only men.

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Cote worked at Walmart from 1999 through early 2016. In 2004, she married Diana Smithson (above left), another Walmart employee. In 2008, Smithson left the company to become the primary caregiver for Cote’s mother. Around that time, the company blocked Cote’s efforts to sign her wife up for spousal health insurance. In 2012, Smithson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The couple ran up uninsured medical expenses of around $150,000 over the next few years.

Under the deal, Walmart will fully reimburse current or former employees affected by its previous policy for out-of-pocket costs of a spouse’s health care from Jan. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2013. The company will also pay 250 percent of out-of-pocket costs for employees submitting documentation for expenses of $60,000 or more in spousal health care expenses.

Sally Welborn, a Walmart senior vice president, said in a statement:

“We’re happy both sides could come together to reach a resolution. We will continue to not distinguish between same- and opposite-sex spouses when it comes to the benefits we offer under our health insurance plan.”

Peter Romer-Friedman, one of Cote’s lawyers, added “we are glad that as part of the settlement Walmart will continue to provide the same health insurance benefits regardless of the gender of the associate’s spouse.”

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50 Cent, Recount, Transgender Murder Rate, Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, ‘Hairspray’, Taiwan: HOT LINKS

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-2-52-01-pmTALKING OUT OF YOUR A**. Leah Remini and 50 Cent talk with Andy Cohen about, er, eating out: “If I was a guy and I had that kind of watch and those kind of sneakers and a bitch wanted to lick my ass, I’d let her lick my ass!”

HEALTHCARE. Are Republicans getting cold feet now that they finally have a chance to repeal Obamacare? “Republicans now face the prospect of getting what they have long claimed to want — the chance to repeal Obamacare. But if they do it, they will face the wrath of voters who value their health insurance made possible by Obamacare. And if they do not do it, they will face valid accusations of breaking promises they have been making for six years.”

RIGGED. After claiming for months that the election was rigged, Trump is now fighting recount efforts in the courts.

TRANS SAFETY. Why does Turkey have the highest transgender murder rate in Europe?

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-3-12-26-pmMOTHER MONSTER. Lady Gaga talks LGBTQ rights before London show: “[We] are going to do everything that we can to protect the social progress we have made over the last eight years. Political progress cannot happen unless there is social progress. You can create lots of jobs, you can create new policy – but those things cannot work unless people like each other, unless people are kind to one another. We need to stay in a kind place and we need to bond during this time, and be as harmonious as possible, and intelligent in the way we approach this.”

BARBIE GIRL. Amy Schumer is in talks to star in a live-action Barbie film: “According to Deadline, the film will center on an imperfect Barbie who lives in Barbieland among the 180-plus Barbie characters, but doesn’t quite fit the mold of the others. Due to the fact that this Barbie is a bit eccentric, she ends up getting kicked out of Barbieland, essentially because she’s not perfect enough.”

Sarah PalinHEAD DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THE TAIL IS DOING. Sarah Palin blasts Trump’s Carrier deal: “In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the details behind the manufacturer’s decision to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana at the president-elect’s behest, rather than move them to Mexico, are not yet clear. But touting the value of free markets, Palin signaled her disapproval if it was a case of ‘political intrusion using a stick or carrot to bribe or force one individual business to do what politicians insist.’”

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT. Hairspray Live! releases featurette ahead of Dec. 7 premiere.

 

undefinedLATE NIGHT. Trevor Noah on the Dakota Access Pipeline: “This pipeline is NSFW: not safe for whites. It’s just interesting to me that the people with the longest history of getting f—ed over in America are the ones who are getting f—ed over. America has spent centuries moving native peoples from place to place. Maybe just this one time, you can be the ones who move.”

FOREIGN POLICY FIASCO. Donald Trump speaks with the president of Taiwan–a country which the United States does not have official diplomatic relations with because of China: “He is believed to be the first president or president-elect who has spoken to a Taiwanese leader since 1979, when the United States severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan after its recognition of the People’s Republic of China.”

FRIDAY FLESH. Jordan Joseph.

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