John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

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Brits appoint racist, sexist Obama/Hillary-hating loon as new Foreign Secretary

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He’s not only a birther, but suggested that Hillary killed Vince Foster, among other Clinton conspiracies.
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GOP adopts “cure gays” platform plank

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The “ex-gay” cure amendment was offered by hate group leader Tony Perkins.
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GOP adds anti-trans bathroom language to platform

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The Republican party has decided to use its party’s platform to weigh in on the transgender bathroom issue.
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Video: Why they love being LGBT

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People at NYC Pride were asked what it’s like being LGBT. These are their answers. (It’s sweet.)
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Trump foreign policy adviser, in Moscow, says US isn’t “democratic,” praises Russia

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One of Donald Trump’s key foreign policy advisers went to Moscow and criticized the United States, while praising Putin’s Russia. Carter Page, an energy executive, criticized ...
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BREAKING: 5 cops dead, 12 cops shot in Dallas by snipers at anti-violence rally

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Around 10pm tonight, during a peaceful anti-violence rally in Dallas, gunshots rang out.
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Star Trek’s Sulu will be gay in new movie Star Trek Beyond: Why it matters

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Mr. Sulu finally gets his toaster.
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Fox host Gretchen Carlson sues CEO Ailes for sexual harassment, retaliation

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Carlson claims she rebuffed Ailes’ sexual demands, and was subsequently fired.
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Wikileaked email shows Hillary cared about LGBT rights early on at State

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Leaked email shows Hillary chose early on to promote LGBT rights internationally.
A vigil held outside the Stonewall Inn in NYC to honor the victims of the shooting massacre in Orlando, Florida.

Black Lives Matter shuts down Toronto LGBT Pride: Demands cops be kicked out of parade, wins

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Black Lives Matter protesters brought a whole new meaning to the phrase “Surrender Dorothy.”
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Trump looking into banning Muslims from TSA

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Woman in audience expressed concerns about “all these heebee-jabees they wear at TSA.” Wants vets instead.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces that the ban on trans servicemembers is being lifted.

BREAKING: Pentagon drops ban on transgender troops

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“I am announcing today that we are ending the ban on trangender-Americans in the United States military,”
Asheville, North Carolina, USA - April 2, 2016: LGBT protest rally against the HB2 Law in North Carolina with symbolic flags, transgender symbols and signs about bathroom restrictions, pride, and love. (Via Shutterstock.

NC GOP to trans: Get a sex change, then you can pee

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Under the compromise, you can only pee if you get a sex change.
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