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The GLAAD Wrap:

The GLAAD Wrap:

The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

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President Trump Must Honor 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

President Trump Must Honor 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

GLAAD’s Trump Accountability Project found the Trump Administration has attacked LGBTQ Americans 110 times in policy and rhetoric.

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Support Bites for Rights 2019 (Updated list)

Support Bites for Rights 2019 (Updated list)

June 20, 2019 is Bites for Rights in Oregon, our annual celebration of all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries, eateries, and dispensaries that help to make life sweet and delectable for LGBTQ Oregonians through their support of equality. This page is your stop for #BFR businesses throughout the state of Oregon.

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OFFICIAL 2019 PORTLAND PRIDE EVENTS*

OFFICIAL 2019 PORTLAND PRIDE EVENTS*

*Official Pride Events are events that are either organized by Pride Northwest itself, together in conjunction with Pride Northwest partners, or for which Pride Northwest is the charitable recipient.

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Sexual Orientation:

Sexual Orientation:

Studies have shown that, on average, homosexuals and bisexuals report lower levels of life satisfaction than heterosexuals. This has been linked to homosexuals and bisexuals experiencing heteronormativity (the assumption that heterosexual orientation and binary gender identity are “normal”, which has led to the world being built to cater to the needs and desires of heterosexual life), which leads to stigmatisation.

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6 ways to protect your mental health from social media’s dangers

6 ways to protect your mental health from social media’s dangers

Two-thirds of the survey’s respondents believe that social media usage is related to social isolation and loneliness. There is a strong body of research linking social media use with depression. Other studies have linked it to envy, lower self-esteem and social anxiety.

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CBD:

CBD:

While this study is very exciting, as scientists who study drugs and addiction, we want to stress that this study was very narrow and used specific, standardized amounts of CBD. Thus, the results do not suggest that buying a bottle or jar of over-the-counter CBD is going to help with opioid cravings – or any other medical conditions.

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Journalist killings

Journalist killings

The 2019 Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence and created “an intense climate of fear” worldwide.

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How Facebook went from friend to frenemy

How Facebook went from friend to frenemy

For those who prefer Instagram or WhatsApp, know that Facebook owns those too, and is working to consolidate the technology behind them. Even people with the willpower to de-friend Facebook will still find their data swept up in content that others add to the platform and its affiliates. It’s nearly impossible to escape Facebook’s orbit.

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LGBTQ youth are creating new online subcultures to combat oppression

LGBTQ youth are creating new online subcultures to combat oppression

Cyberbullying is difficult to combat, because the bullies are often anonymous. And toxic debates can fester on social media: the 2017 Stonewall school report found that “two in five LGBT young people are bullied online”.

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How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities.

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Name and Gender Marker Documentation Changes Pro Bono

Name and Gender Marker Documentation Changes Pro Bono

There is no uniform, national process for those seeking name or gender marker changes on identity documents – instead, each state or federal agency, organization, and company may have different requirements to change your name and gender marker.

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SCOTUS to hear: R.G & G.R HARRIS FUNERAL HOMES V EEOC & AIMEE STEPHENS

SCOTUS to hear: R.G & G.R HARRIS FUNERAL HOMES V EEOC & AIMEE STEPHENS

Aimee Stephens had worked for nearly six years as a funeral director at R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes when she informed the funeral home’s owner that she is a transgender woman. Her employer fired her, and the EEOC sued on her behalf.

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LGBTQ News from Around the World

Brunch Of The Week: One To Remember

Brunch Of The Week: One To Remember

by Dallas Edition
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Cracker Barrel cancels church event after pastor’s LGBTI execution remarks

Cracker Barrel cancels church event after pastor’s LGBTI execution remarks

by Calum Stuart
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Cracker Barrel cancels church event after pastor’s LGBTI execution remarks

Cracker Barrel cancels church event after pastor’s LGBTI execution remarks

by Calum Stuart
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Transgender group in NM defends work with ICE

Transgender group in NM defends work with ICE

by Michael K. Lavers
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Should Men Take Cold Showers More Often?

Should Men Take Cold Showers More Often?

by Devin Jackson Randall
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Senate confirms anti-LGBTI judge in the middle of Pride month

Senate confirms anti-LGBTI judge in the middle of Pride month

by Anya Crittenton
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Anti-LGBTI figure tapped to lead Trump’s Commission on Religious Freedom

Anti-LGBTI figure tapped to lead Trump’s Commission on Religious Freedom

by Anya Crittenton
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News Round-Up: June 19, 2019

News Round-Up: June 19, 2019

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Pride Music: Tom Goss "Bears"

Pride Music: Tom Goss "Bears"

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MIAMI HERALD Tries For Thousands Of Words Not To Say THEY'RE F*CKING

MIAMI HERALD Tries For Thousands Of Words Not To Say THEY'RE F*CKING

by Matthew Rettenmund
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Feuds that rocked the YouTube world

Feuds that rocked the YouTube world

by Amy Mackelden
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Madonna & TIME Team Up For Powerful I RISE Music Video

Madonna & TIME Team Up For Powerful I RISE Music Video

by Matthew Rettenmund
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Practice Self-Love With Cazwell & His Hot New I LOVE YOU Video

Practice Self-Love With Cazwell & His Hot New I LOVE YOU Video

by Matthew Rettenmund
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Hope Hicks, Marie Kondo, Global Equality Caucus, Farrah Fawcett, Tammy Smith, Elton John, Janet Mock: HOT LINKS

Hope Hicks, Marie Kondo, Global Equality Caucus, Farrah Fawcett, Tammy Smith, Elton John, Janet Mock: HOT LINKS

by Andy Towle
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Hope Hicks, Marie Kondo, Global Equality Caucus, Farrah Fawcett, Tammy Smith, Elton John, Janet Mock: HOT LINKS

Hope Hicks, Marie Kondo, Global Equality Caucus, Farrah Fawcett, Tammy Smith, Elton John, Janet Mock: HOT LINKS

by Andy Towle
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Cracker Barrel Tells Tennessee Hate Pastor 'Sashay Away'

Cracker Barrel Tells Tennessee Hate Pastor 'Sashay Away'

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Sashay Away: Cracker Barrel Cancels Hate Pastor's Reservation

Sashay Away: Cracker Barrel Cancels Hate Pastor's Reservation

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It’s a Ballroom Brawl as ‘Pose’ Lines Up This Season’s Conflicts [RECAP]

It’s a Ballroom Brawl as ‘Pose’ Lines Up This Season’s Conflicts [RECAP]

by Bobby Hankinson
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Cazwell Writes a Love Letter to Himself with ‘I Love You’ — WATCH

Cazwell Writes a Love Letter to Himself with ‘I Love You’ — WATCH

by Andy Towle
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MrMan's Steamiest Gay Flicks On Hulu

MrMan's Steamiest Gay Flicks On Hulu

by Matthew Rettenmund
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NYC Couple Spent Millions Backing Anti-Vax Movement

NYC Couple Spent Millions Backing Anti-Vax Movement

by Joe Jervis
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Here's why Gloria Vanderbilt didn't leave an inheritance for her son

Here's why Gloria Vanderbilt didn't leave an inheritance for her son

by Dianne Gebauer
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Here's why Gloria Vanderbilt didn't leave an inheritance for her son

Here's why Gloria Vanderbilt didn't leave an inheritance for her son

by Dianne Gebauer
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Here's why Gloria Vanderbilt didn't leave an inheritance for her son

Here's why Gloria Vanderbilt didn't leave an inheritance for her son

by Dianne Gebauer
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Cracker Barrel Boots “Death To Gays” Church [VIDEO]

Cracker Barrel Boots “Death To Gays” Church [VIDEO]

by Joe Jervis
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