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Gay Syrian Refugee Calls UN Security Council To Act Against ISIS

Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas speaks at a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, August 24, 2015. Earlier Nahas and other gay rights activists addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Syrian gay activist Subhi Nahas addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by ISIS. Find the full story at Newsweek, the text of Nahas’s address here, and additional thoughts from him at Huffington Post.

Rentboy.com busted!


Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six others appeared in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon on charges of promoting prostitution. Full story at the New York Times

Theatre Review: “Hamilton”

Hamilton Richard Rodgers Theatre Cast Lin-Manuel Miranda Alexander Hamilton Javier MuñozAlexander Hamilton Alternate Carleigh Bettiol     Andrew Chappelle    Ariana DeBose   Alysha Deslorieux   Daveed Diggs   Marquis De Lafayette Thomas Jefferson Renee Elise Goldsberry    Angelica Schuyler Jonathan Groff    King George III Sydney James Harcourt    Neil Haskell    Sasha Hutchings     Christopher Jackson    George Washington Thayne Jasperson   Jasmine Cephas Jones   Peggy Schuyler Maria Reynolds Stephanie Klemons  Emmy Raver-Lampman  Morgan Marcell  Leslie Odom, Jr.   Aaron Burr Okieriete Onaodowan  Hercules Mulligan James Madison Anthony Ramos   John Laurens Phillip Hamilton Jon Rua    Austin Smith    Phillipa Soo   Eliza Hamilton Seth Stewart  Betsy Struxness     Ephraim Sykes   Voltaire Wade-Green     Standby: Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton) Production Credits: Thomas Kail (Director) Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreographer) David Korins (Scenic Design) Paul Tazewell (Costume Design) Howell Binkley (Lighting Design) Other Credits: Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Lin-Manuel Miranda

This is above all an excitingly ambitious musical, all the more exciting because it sets its sights very high and more often than not hits its mark. It’s a hip-hop-centric evocation of Alexander Hamilton, who was chief wartime staff aide to George Washington, an influential promoter of the U.S. Constitution (in his Federalist Papers), founder of the nation’s financial system, and the founder of the Federalist Party, the world’s first voter-based political party.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday

Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died on Sunday.  Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub nearly six months ago.  Her family said she suffered irreversible brain damage.

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Donald Trump leads Republican poll

Donald Trump Republican frontrunner for President.

It might be hard for some in the GOP to stomach, but it’s official.  Donald Trump is frontrunner for the GOP nomination for President in 2016 with a significant lead over the rest of the pack.

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