In The News

[Content note: racism, war, homophobia]

Something to Fill Up Your Friday News Hole:

Over the past few weeks, there have been reports of bleach-filled water balloons thrown at University Of Texas at Austin. The attacks appear to be racially motivated. (Just FYI: Chlorine was used as chemical weapon during WWI.)

The anti-equality group Minnesota for Marriage is having some sort of dildobrained pumpkin carving contest. Most homophobic Jack-o-Lantern wins a prize!

Meanwhile, another rightwing dildobrain obsessed with LGBT people claims that gays control the FBI and CIA and are using the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act to crack down on bigoted douchebags. If only.

Lambda Legal is surveying individuals and organizations to learn about the discrimination LGBT people and people living with HIV experience when dealing with police, school security, courts and the prison system.

Pending across-the-board cuts to federal programs could lead to over 12,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States losing access to drugs and programs.

A bisexual girl in Queens says her right to free speech was violated when she got booted from her high school after her bi pride T-shirt was deemed a distraction.

Sacha Baron Cohen is developing a film tentatively titled The Lesbian inspired by the a Hong Kong billionaire who recently offered $65 million to any man who wooed and married his lesbian daughter. Should be a great film! Thoughtful! Like Bruno!

Why I never buy Boy Scout cookies: 17-year-old Ryan Andresen was denied a major award and booted out of the BSA because of his sexual orientation. Seriously, Boys Scouts of America, you are the worst.

Here are some tips on how to make the music in your car sound better.

The incompetence continues: The live stream of the Atlas Shrugged: First Blood Part II premier Tuesday failed to actually stream. Whoops! [No link, since this was only announced via an email.]

Just FYI: Trick or Treat, starring Skippy Handelman, is Liss' favourite 1980s horror movie. So you should check out this awesome clip from the film featuring Ozzy Osbourne.

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