•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Female impersonator defeats anti-gay-marriage foe for Delaware House seat

03:40  20 september  2020
03:40  20 september  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

Watch This Army of Ducks Help a Farmer in Need

  Watch This Army of Ducks Help a Farmer in Need Ducks are pitted against an invasive species in Thailand, where flocks of Khaki Campbells pick over fallow fields.The footage, released by the news division of the Canadian Global Television Network (and shared by BoingBoing), captures the moment a flock of approximately 10,000 Khaki Campbell ducks are released from a pen on to a farm in the central province of Nakhon Pathom, northwest of the capital city of Bangkok.

Sashay away, loser.

a close up of a couple of people posing for the camera: Aspiring Delaware politician Eric Morrison, an openly gay man who in his spare time performs as female impersonator Anita Mann, defeated his primary opponent who had criticized him for holding a drag-themed campaign fund-raiser. © Provided by New York Daily News Aspiring Delaware politician Eric Morrison, an openly gay man who in his spare time performs as female impersonator Anita Mann, defeated his primary opponent who had criticized him for holding a drag-themed campaign fund-raiser.

Aspiring Delaware politician Eric Morrison, an openly gay man who performs as female impersonator Anita Mann, defeated his primary opponent who had criticized him for holding a drag-themed campaign fund-raiser.

REM's Michael Stipe Offers New COVID Guidelines to Georgia Governor and University

  REM's Michael Stipe Offers New COVID Guidelines to Georgia Governor and University Stipe called for closing bars except for outdoor seating, limiting gatherings, playing football without fans, and increasing testing.In the piece published Thursday morning, Stipe called Athens, Georgia a place that shows the "most dangerous aspects of public policy decision-making amid the Covid-19 pandemic." He also pointed blame at Governor Brian Kemp, saying he was "slow to order safety measures and quick to lift them, even limiting individual cities' abilities to create a stronger framework than his recommendations.

Earl Jaques, who had held his Democratic seat in the state’s House of Representatives seat since 2009, mustered only 39% of votes for the Sept. 15 primary, reported Ballotpedia.

Last November, the now-vanquished Jaques, who has voted against pro-LGBT measures, was appalled to learn of Morrison’s unorthodox shindig.

“That is so far off-base for our district, it’s unbelievable,” Jaques told The News Journal last October. “You wonder what the point is. You can have fund-raisers. I don’t care about that, but dressing in drag? Really?”

After the state’s House Speaker, Majority Leader and Majority Whip condemned Jaques’ remarks, the 72-year-old father of two offered a tepid apology that didn’t address Morrison specifically.

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

  Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. It's the second time in four years that a justice has died during an election year, though that eight-justice court was not asked to referee any election disputes in 2016. Today, both sides have armies of lawyers ready to take the outcome to court.

Although Morrison, 44, accepted the atonement, he made clear that Jaques' anti-LGBT views were unacceptable.

“This does not change the fact that Rep. Jaques voted against same-sex marriage in 2013, and refused to vote yes or no on banning the barbaric practice of conversation therapy for Delaware’s LGBT minors in 2013,” said Morrison, a human resources project manager at JPMorgan Chase. “Those votes trouble me today and will always trouble me.”

Numerous Morrison supporters on social media celebrated his victory.

“Seriously, this makes me happy on so many levels and their poetic nature [of] their victory of it all makes me feel even happier,” wrote Twitter user Abolition Alissa.

Helium-huffing alligator and Donald Trump win Ig Nobel Prizes

But others were thinking even further ahead.

“She looks great, just right for the occasion,” tweeted Paul Francis Leysen, remarking on Mann’s lustrous look. “Great hair for when she will be sworn in!”

Before that happens, Morrison must defeat Republican Donald Keister and Libertarian candidate William Hinds in the general election on Nov. 3.

Black-owned gay bars are dwindling. Can they survive Covid? .
The coronavirus pandemic is just one of many headwinds facing the few remaining Black-owned LGBTQ bars across the country.“The first thing we thought was, ‘Oh, my gosh, we’re going to be out of business before we started this business,’” Hughes, 39, told NBC News.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!