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Queer people came out in force on Saturday in front of Stonewall Inn to protest members of the Trump administration like Betsy Devos and Mike Pence

Despite Republican arguments that Trump is in favor of gay rights, Trump has expressed support for the First Amendment Defense Act, which lets businesses decline to serve people for religious reasons. The rally also drew attention to Trump’s cabinet as some of “the most anti-LGBT nominees and appointees in modern history.“

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And bromance of the year goes to… 

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Donald Trump is keeping Obama’s executive order protecting LGBTQ people in the workplace from discrimination. But there are a few catches

Despite extending the executive order, Trump had pledged to sign the First Amendment Defense Act, which would allow businesses, landlords, and healthcare providers to refuse service to LGBTQ people based on religious beliefs. 

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25 Days of Outlander - Dec 18 - Scene That Really Surprised Me
Fuck the King.

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“I feel like I had a connection with this character in a weird way. I always say that when you’re in this acting business, you get a lot of rejection. You get a lot of people telling you no and you’ve got to get up, dust yourself off, and try again, and I feel like in a way Ezekiel fits that same mold where he’s in the hope business. I always say I’m in the hope business. You’ve got to stay hopeful. You’ve got to get up off your behind and try again no matter how many times they tell you it’s not going to work out. Your opinion’s got to overshadow whatever negativity might come your way. In a zombie apocalypse one can find themselves getting down about their situation, but Ezekiel’s not one of those people. He fights with all he’s got to make sure he stays positive and stays joyful. That’s what I love about him.”

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Christian video company sues for the right to discriminate against same-sex couples
The founders say doing so would contradict their religious beliefs.

A Christian video production company is suing Minnesota over a nondiscrimination law that requires them to provide services for same-sex weddings, even if doing so violates their religious beliefs. 

If they break the law, they could face a $25,000 fine, 90 days in jail or both.

The lawsuit, backed by the conservative Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, stated that producing wedding videos for same-sex couples “directly contradicts their religious beliefs” in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, which protects freedom of religion.

The case is the latest involving U.S. businesses that have declined to provide services to gay couples, citing Christian beliefs.

Gay marriage became legal in Minnesota in 2013, and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year legalized it nationwide. Minnesota’s Human Rights Act requires that private businesses provide services to all regardless of factors including race, disability, age, gender and sexual preference.

Oh, goodie, we’re still doing this. 

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Daisy Johnson Appreciation Week: Day 7

Favorite scene/moment : showing her strength after finding out about Ward’s betrayal

So I was inspired by this post and I always love love LOVE behind the scenes stuff for TV series that people draw, so yeah! I had to do something with it. Take it and do what you want with it! *falls over*

(I guess this qualifies as an actor AU? This occupies a weird space so yeah. @ackerchou, I blame this all on you.)

  • Shiro and Zarkon are super good friends off-camera. They are always posting pictures on Twitter and other social media platforms in costume, commenting on how “today was a good day, got to beat up this dude” or “Black Lion Paladins have to stick together #vld2016”. Shiro is super notorious for biffing takes because he’ll start laughing and Zarkon is shameless in totally screwing up scenes by making him laugh with stupid faces. It happens a lot during the super serious moments.
    • Shiro is also known for fangirling over Zarkon, considering how long he’s been in the acting business and his famousness. Pretty much everyone fangirls over Zarkon.
  • Zarkon hates his outfit; he’s always tripping over it and has fallen over in a few scenes. He fell into Haggar once and they both went tumbling down off a green-screen set. Everyone was fine but his cape had to be modified so he could walk around in it.
  • Keith and Lance are that pair of actors who are super tight off-screen and do pretty much everything together. They post stupid Vines, crazy pictures, ALS challenges, cinnamon challenges and anything else you can think of. They love interacting with fans and are super shameless about fanning the klance flames; they’ll post pictures of them almost kissing or posing seductively with each other. Both of them snag pictures of each other when the other isn’t paying attention and will hack each other’s accounts to post stupid posts. They wander around a lot wearing Voltron merchandise.
  • Lance is heavy into improv; it’s gotten to the point where the writers just say “Insert Lance commentary here” because he will totally go off-script. Some of his best moments come from doing things off the top of his head.
  • At least every actor has done something like this with Hunk. He’s so big and strong that it’s hard not to give it a try. Even Zarkon did it (complete with the caption “I’ve got a leg up on your paladin”); that post went viral within minutes. He’s not only the heart and soul of the lionsquad but of the cast and crew as well.
  • Allura takes pictures of everything and with everyone. Her dressing room is filled to the brim with pictures of times on set that she snagged or selfies with the crew and cast. A lot of them are her kissing their cheeks or making duck faces. She also records her singing songs or dancing with the crew during down time and posts them online. Her favorite picture is with the original Allura actor from the 80’s who came to visit the set of the new TV series.
    • A memorable moment was during a take with her and Zarkon and they totally screwed it up. While the camera will still running, they decided to do whatever and confessed their love for each other and Zarkon ran off the set with Allura in his arms. They both jokingly commented later about how they really feel like their characters are having an affair with each other and that the entire plot line of the show should be changed.
  • Haggar is actually super young and pretty but she gets a ton of makeup and prosthetics to make her ugly and witch-like. Both she and Zarkon have the most prosthetics to put on and it takes a couple of hours to get them to look like the evillest duo of the universe.
  • A lot of wide shots are just miniature landscapes, like the Castle of Lions or the Garrison, and the cast will often take pictures next to them or act like Godzilla getting ready to stomp on them. All of them have pictures where they’re leaning up against the legs of the lions, which are really the only things that aren’t CGI of them.
  • Pidge is like Orlando Bloom where she’s forever making funny faces in the background during takes and no one notices it until the final edit. She gets bored easily and is the known prankster of the cast. She also squirrels food everywhere to eat between takes and forgets where she hid them sometimes. So when the prop guys come through and dismantle everything, they find fruit snacks, fruit, nuts, chips, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

I don’t watch Eyewitness, but Tyler and James treat the Philkas fanbase with such love and admiration I felt the need to write this post. Wow, honestly, bow down to them for being so kind to the fans.

[on her quick success as an actress]: “It was a bit cheeky, granted. What happened was that I obviously knew all the [“The Tudors”] crew well, and one of the drivers gave me a confidential cast list with all the actors’ agents’ details on it, and I wrote to them. I got picked up from that, and “Merlin” came along just a few months later. So I won the lottery! I do feel quite bad when everyone talks about how difficult it is to get a foothold in this [acting] business. Most actors slog for years. For instance, everyone on “Merlin” did four years at drama school, but I just lucked out.”

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Emma and Killian laughing like two teenagers 

Requested by @lady-cs-dream

I know Killian was stressed about the all David thing, but can we just overlook that for a moment and look at the both of them here. I remember someone once told me that she doesn’t the same light and happy vibe from CS as we saw in season 4 now in seasons 6, and she thought it was because of all the hard stuff they’ve been through in season 5.

Well, I disagreed with her at the time because the first scene we saw on season 6 (the coach one *sigh*) was such as light and happy as this one is right here. Emma and Hook both had to live with the burden of that vision and while they were trying to act as business as usual, they were affected by it. It was heavy lying there between them. And now this burden is gone and we see the direct outcome of it. Both of them so damn happy!

I love seeing both of them like that and I especially love seeing Emma laugh!!!! She deserves it so much, and you can see how happy she was at that moment.

(Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images) 

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During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to repeal Obamacare and replace it with “something terrific.” There are many words for the House Republicans’ latest health care plan, embraced by Trump and scheduled for a vote on Thursday. “Terrific” is not among them. Our view. Opposing view.

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Josh Hutcherson AMA Transcript

This is the transcript from Josh’s AMA on Reddit on February 16th, 2017.  All spelling and grammar errors are as written by the original people  This is very long, so the majority is under a read more.

Q:  Do you miss working with the Hunger Games cast?

Josh:  yes… they were the best! family forever. i miss them all dearly… however we still hang now and then and keep in touch.


Q:  Hi! What’s your favorite television show to watch?

Josh:  the Bob Ross painting show… i can benge for hours


Q:  Hey Mr. Hutcherson, is there any actor (that you have not yet worked with) that you wish to work with someday?

Josh:  so many…. joaquin phoenix is up there for sure.


Q:  Hi Josh, You got second class treatment from Rosemary Telesco and continued with Katniss Everdeen. Does it hurt your feelings?

Josh:  hahaha…. life imitates art…

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[on her quick success as an actress]: It was a bit cheeky, granted. What happened was that I obviously knew all the [“The Tudors”] crew well, and one of the drivers gave me a confidential cast list with all the actors’ agents’ details on it, and I wrote to them. I got picked up from that, and “Merlin” came along just a few months later. So I won the lottery! I do feel quite bad when everyone talks about how difficult it is to get a foothold in this [acting] business. Most actors slog for years. For instance, everyone on “Merlin” did four years at drama school, but I just lucked out.