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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

The Daily Dose: An Oscar-winning evening with a legend

The Daily Dose: An Oscar-winning evening with a legend

by David Reddish
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DAP Doubles Impact at COVID-19 Clinic with Treatment Plus Testing

DAP Doubles Impact at COVID-19 Clinic with Treatment Plus Testing

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Joshua Tree National Park Has Closed Its Roads and Cut Back on Programs

Joshua Tree National Park Has Closed Its Roads and Cut Back on Programs

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Michael’s House Provides Update on Coronavirus

Michael’s House Provides Update on Coronavirus

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12 Ways to Thrive During a Quarantine in Southern California

12 Ways to Thrive During a Quarantine in Southern California

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Why Support the Arts in a Time of Crisis

Why Support the Arts in a Time of Crisis

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What’s Open and Closed During the Statewide Stay-at-home Order

What’s Open and Closed During the Statewide Stay-at-home Order

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3 Movies to Watch From the Comfort of Your Own Home

3 Movies to Watch From the Comfort of Your Own Home

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¿Cómo afecta el coronavirus a personas LGBTQ en Chile?

¿Cómo afecta el coronavirus a personas LGBTQ en Chile?

by Esteban Guzmán
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Here are the best live theatre shows to watch while in self-quarantine

Here are the best live theatre shows to watch while in self-quarantine

by Dan Renzi
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How Fast is the 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera?

How Fast is the 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera?

by Freddy Blackmon
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Song for the Quarantine: “From A Distance”

Song for the Quarantine: “From A Distance”

by Stephen Rutledge
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David Hockney shares new work as symbol of hope in pandemic

David Hockney shares new work as symbol of hope in pandemic

by John Paul King
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Daniel Newman's COVID-19 Testing Crisis + Commish Flips Out On Heartless Florida Mayor + RIP Kenny Rogers + RIP Kanye West's Credibility + MORE! — 12-PACK

Daniel Newman's COVID-19 Testing Crisis + Commish Flips Out On Heartless Florida Mayor + RIP Kenny Rogers + RIP Kanye West's Credibility + MORE! — 12-PACK

by Matthew Rettenmund
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Here's how much Kenny Rogers was worth when he died

Here's how much Kenny Rogers was worth when he died

by Naaz Modan
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Here's how much Kenny Rogers was worth when he died

Here's how much Kenny Rogers was worth when he died

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Here's how much Kenny Rogers was worth when he died

Here's how much Kenny Rogers was worth when he died

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COME ON, STAY HOME: Chris Mann Parodies VOGUE To Spread Viral COVID-19 Message

COME ON, STAY HOME: Chris Mann Parodies VOGUE To Spread Viral COVID-19 Message

by Matthew Rettenmund
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How to Keep Busy During The COVID-19 Quarantine

How to Keep Busy During The COVID-19 Quarantine

by Brian Webb
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Goes Balls Out [RECAP and RANKINGS]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Goes Balls Out [RECAP and RANKINGS]

by Bobby Hankinson
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OMG, LISTEN UP: An emergency medicine doctor in Toronto, recorded this warning

OMG, LISTEN UP: An emergency medicine doctor in Toronto, recorded this warning

by Igor
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Seeing Double: Q&A With Modus Vivendi Models Adam & Aaron Scott

Seeing Double: Q&A With Modus Vivendi Models Adam & Aaron Scott

by Matthew Rettenmund
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Rachel Maddow: Media Needs to Stop Airing Trump’s Lie-Filled COVID-19  ‘Fairytale’ Press Briefings —  WATCH

Rachel Maddow: Media Needs to Stop Airing Trump’s Lie-Filled COVID-19 ‘Fairytale’ Press Briefings — WATCH

by Andy Towle
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The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus: WATCH

The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus: WATCH

by Andy Towle
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Sexy Selfies + Andy Cohen COVID-19 Positive + Trump Knew About The Pandemic In January + Boys In Quilts + MORE! — 12-PACK

Sexy Selfies + Andy Cohen COVID-19 Positive + Trump Knew About The Pandemic In January + Boys In Quilts + MORE! — 12-PACK

by Matthew Rettenmund
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warned of Deadly Pandemic in January, But Trump Ignored Them: Report

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warned of Deadly Pandemic in January, But Trump Ignored Them: Report

by John Wright
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Bravo's Andy Cohen has the coronavirus

Bravo's Andy Cohen has the coronavirus

by Gillian Walters
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