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Donald Trump promised to protect the LGBTQ community from “the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.” What about being protected from the ideology in his own party that calls for conversion therapy? What about his oppressive evangelical advisory board (which reads like a who’s who of homophobic hate group leaders)?

Donald trump is a fraud.
Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States with a long angry speech and gay friendly language.
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I know this is naughty --- but it's so much fun! This short 15 second video pokes fun at the Trump Pence logo. Someone should have been fired for that.
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Election 2016 Video: It Makes No Sense But Trump Picks Pence
A bumbling and stumbling Donald Trump campaign chose a boring homophobic midwestern governor as his running mate. During the announcement in a New York midtown hotel, Trump rambled on about himself and almost forgot the reason why the press was assembled th...
A bumbling Donald Trump screwed up the announcement of his pick for vice president, and talked about himself for thirty minutes and then disappeared.
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Trump's VP Pick Mike Pence: Don’t Fund Gay HIV Treatment Programs
In Mike Pence’s third run for Congress in 2000, he said that “Congress should ONLY FUND HIV treatment programs AFTER they’re audited to ensure that they DON’T SUPPORT or ENCOURAGE GAY MEN and their SINFUL HOMOSEXUAL behavior. If medical service providers SU...
Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence is the most anti-gay politician in the country, with a record full of hateful homophobic actions that are shocking.
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For The Last 8 Years Gay People Were Rammed Down Their Throats
Former Minnesota Rep. Michele 'Bozo' Bachmann (R-MN) graphic design by Roy Steele for jiveinthe415.com and Michele Bachmann caricature by Donkey Hotey “You get another four years, another eight years, of this progressivism, of this infatuation with Islam, a...
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann renewed her 2012 claim that the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated the US government and if Trump loses the US will be Godless.
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Republican Party Platform 2016: Gay People Need Not Apply
Meeting in Cleveland, the Republican Party Platform Committee was asked by a gay member of the committee, even if you oppose gay marriage "CAN YOU NOT AT THE VERY LEAST STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHT NOT TO BE KILLED?" The Republicans voted and NO they can’t stand ...
The Republican Party platform committee opposes gay marriage, supports conversion therapy, and they reject public accommodation for transgender Americans.
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RNC 2016: Anti Gay Platform At Odds With Gay Friendly Speech
The 2016 Republican National Convention wrapped up their proceedings last night reminding us that the GOP is still the party of wealthy old white men. Seven out of nine speakers on Thursday night were millionaires and billionaires, including gay Silicon Val...
Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States with a long angry speech and gay friendly language.
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Mike Pence is an evil and disgusting man and there is nothing Christian about him.

In Mike Pence’s third run for Congress in 2000, he said that “Congress should ONLY FUND HIV treatment programs AFTER they’re audited to ensure that they DON’T SUPPORT or ENCOURAGE GAY MEN and their SINFUL HOMOSEXUAL behavior. If medical service providers SUPPORT or ENCOURAGE the HOMOSEXUAL lifestyle or agenda, the funding should be CUT and diverted to faith-based CONVERSION THERAPY programs to RID SOCIETY of HOMOSEXUALS once and for all.”
Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence is the most anti-gay politician in the country, with a record full of hateful homophobic actions that are shocking.
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Donald Trump and Mike Pence revealed their new logo today, and boy is it.........well you be the judge. Whoever runs the Trump campaign should be fired. 
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Guess who's baaaack! I forgot how much I missed her. The incoherent rambling, her aversion to facts, the wholesale lies, and her abject fear of LGBT people and Muslim Americans, set her apart from most of her colleagues in Congress. You won't believe what Michele Bachmann says now!
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann renewed her 2012 claim that the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated the US government and if Trump loses the US will be Godless.
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Just after the presumptive nominee of their party mangled saying 'L G B T' out loud, the delegates to the platform committee met in Cleveland. Led by Louisiana delegate and anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkins of the Family Besmirch Council, he was able to insert every quack idea he could think of, and the GOP adopted a platform that's the most extreme ever. They voted to condemn President Obama's persecution of Christians (in itself a fairy tale), and voted against condemning ISIS for executing and murdering gay people. Outrageous!
The Republican Party platform committee opposes gay marriage, supports conversion therapy, and they reject public accommodation for transgender Americans.
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GOP Culture War Continues Attacks On LGBT People And Gay Marriage
The Republican Party alienates women, immigrants, people of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, which is not a smart move if you want to win elections. The latest salvo in the culture war comes from Wisconsin. by Roy Steele In 2011, A...
A Wisconsin GOP state Senator threatens the University of Wisconsin due to a gay essay he found shocking, and these culture wars will kill their party.
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Roy is a gay male blogger, writer, queer activist, equality advocate, and anti-bullying evangelist. Jive in the [415]

He has crusaded against the lies and misinformation that right-wing extremists and evangelical Christians use to spread anti-gay propaganda.

He led a successful boycott of American retail stores that were financing anti-gay hate groups through affiliate marketing schemes. The boycott received extensive coverage from major media organizations. Reporter Michelle Goldberg wrote about the boycott for Newsweek/Daily Beast in an article entitled “Christian Group’s New Gay War” (linked here), and The New York Times  documented the campaign in “Retailers get heat for sales that generate anti-gay aid” (linked here).

Former Arkansas governor and noted homophobe Mike Huckabee called Roy “an economic terrorist” because his boycott campaign resulted in over 200 retail organizations severing ties with anti-gay organizations.

Roy blogs to advance equality and gay LGBT civil rights, by examining the socio-political, religious, and cultural challenges confronting the gay community today. 

He is a strong advocate for women’s rights and racial equality, and makes every effort to promote anti-bullying programs when he can, because he believes that every student has a right to be educated in an environment that’s conducive to learning, free of harassment and devoid of bullying.

Roy’s a northern New Jersey native - and went to Rutgers College - and was a Financial Analyst in the private sector for years.

He’s a trained musical theatre actor, and made his professional debut in London's west end - at the Barbican Theatre.  Roy has worked as a voice over artist, singer, political meteorologist, itinerant nag, and urban gadfly throughout his life. And he’s been a world traveler and a Mets and NY Giants fan for as long as he can remember.

Roy writes about contemporary political and social issues, which you can read at Jive in the [415].

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Mike Huckabee told a New York Times reporter that I'm an "economic terrorist" for calling on corporations to stop funding anti-gay hate groups. How thrilling is that?
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Writer, Blogger, Queer Activist, Equality Advocate, and Anti-bullying Evangelist.
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Guildford Surrey England - New York, NY - West Hollywood, CA - San Francisco, CA - Pompton Plains, NJ - London England
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I've been going to Burgermeister on Church Street since they opened. When I'm in the mood for a good bacon cheeseburger and a milkshake, I go to Burgermeister on Church. I love their crispy fries and the cole slaw (it's not watery), and also recommend the Philly Cheesesteak (both the beef and chicken are great). I sometimes call ahead and pick it up on the way home from work, or eat there if I want a shake. It's a pretty good value and I recommend both the Church Street and Cole Valley locations.
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
I LOVE Crepevine on Church Street. Crepevine is an inexpensive and casual Castro neighborhood restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. I usually spend $12 to $16 on a meal (with drinks and tip). While they have a wide selection of savory and sweet crepes, it's their huge fresh salads, delicious burgers and sandwiches, and big three egg omelettes and immensely satisfying eggs benedictions that keep people coming back for more. My favorites are the Eggs Benedict - Costa Del Sol (sautéed ham, spinach and onions with poached eggs on an english muffin with hollandaise sauce and hash browns), the Pasta Palermo with chicken (fettuccine with alfredo sauce, roasted garlic, chicken breast and parmesan cheese), and the freshly prepared Cancun Salad (romaine lettuce with corn, black beans, red onions and bell peppers tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, served over a tortilla and topped with freshly grilled chicken breast and mango salsa). They offer freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee or tea, soft drinks and wine to drink - and lots of desserts to please any palate . You order and pay at the counter, choose your table, and your food and beverages are served shortly thereafter. While the servers take your order at the counter, they do an excellent job keeping the table clean, delivering food, and topping up drinks. Don't forget to tip them! I know you'll love Crepevine as much as I do. Cheers!
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The Rainbow Flag flying above the intersection of Market Street and Castro Street represents the LGBT community in San Francisco and around the world, as well as the Castro district businesses and merchants serving the local LGBT community and LGBT tourists alike. The flag is a symbol of love that promotes acceptance and tolerance. Wherever you see a rainbow flag, whether in San Francisco or anywhere else, you know that LGBT people and their families, friends, partners and allies will be warmly welcomed. That's what a rainbow flag means to me, and the Castro Rainbow Flag is extra special because it's located at gay ground zero. It's where protesters gathered to march on City Hall, and where Harvey Milk spoke to his neighborhood, it's where we went to celebrate marriage equality victories, and a place where we mourned the loss of our brethren at the height of the AIDS pandemic. It's place in our history will never be forgotten, and everyone should see that glorious Rainbow Flag.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Golden Gate Endoscopy Center is an outpatient medical facility on Geary and Commonwealth, in San Francisco, CA. The staff is highly professional, and the facility is state of the art. I have to admit that I was shocked to see the previous negative review, which is what compelled me to write about my experience at this facility. I had a very positive experience at Golden Gate Endoscopy Center this week, and would not hesitate to return should the need arise. The Doctors and nurses were professional, and this medical center was spotlessly clean. I was very apprehensive about the procedure and the facility, and my fears and anxiety was for naught. This is an excellent endoscopy center, and should you find yourself scheduled for a procedure here, fear not. You will be well taken care of.
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The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is known locally as Saint Mary's Cathedral or Our Lady of Maytag (referencing the roof resembling the inside of a top loading washing machine). It's the Cathedral's interior that is stunning and worth a trip. The home of the San Francisco Catholic Diocese sits majestically at the top of Cathedral Hill, and has occupied that space since 1971. There seem to be perpetual storm clouds above St. Mary's of late, and the 5 star review applies to the Cathedral architecture. Our local diocese has lost sight of their pastoral role as a spiritual leader in the community, which is reflected by all those one star reviews. The Archbishop lacks empathy, compassion and humility and is ill-suited to lead Bay Area Catholics. Don't let that stop you from visiting one of the landmarks in our city. Plus you can't beat the view.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Good food, good grog, great ambience, and delicious "sangwiches" - I highly recommend it.
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