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Some LGBT People Feel Unsafe At Princeton University



Notoriously, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the anti-gay-rights Witherspoon Institute got their starts in the same office space in Princeton, New Jersey.

NOM has since moved its headquarters to Washington, D.C., but Witherspoon continues at Princeton and does a great deal of its gay-bashing right on the Princeton campus.

Brad Wilcox, director of the Witherspoon program that funded a hoax study on same-sex parenting carried out by Mark Regnerus, also has a Princeton University association, as a member of Princeton University’s James Madison Society.

READ: Anti-Gay Regnerus Scandal: Editor James Wright Must Disclose Wilcox’s Role

Wilcox has a pile-up of conflicts of interest in relation to the Regnerus study, documented but which he has not yet publicly disclosed. Moreover, Witherspoon has more than once been caught out communicating deceptively about the Regnerus hoax.

On September 25, 2012 in The Daily Princetonian, there appeared Witherspoon’s Ana Samuel’s anti-gay promotion of the Witherspoon-Regnerus hoax. “Ana Samuel is a postdoctoral Bradley Fellow at the Witherspoon Intstitute,” her bio on the op-ed reads.

Samuel’s post includes ill-intentioned attacks against The New Normal and Zach Wahls, the straight ally and author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family.

Samuel could not even get through her first paragraph without misrepresenting the facts of the Regnerus hoax. Ms. Samuel falsely alleges, for example, that Witherspoon’s stand-alone site for the twinned Marks and Regnerus studies, “reported the data” from the Regnerus study.

That is a monstrous lie, considering that Regnerus has not yet publicly released his data anywhere.  It defies belief to imagine that Samuel — a post-doctoral fellow at the Witherspoon Institute — does not understand the difference between raw data and a published study.

As Witherspoon’s Wilcox assisted Regnerus with his data analysis, all the public has as of this writing is Wilcox’s and Regnerus’s manipulations of the study’s data, with no means of fact-checking anything against the actual data.

However that might be, several Princeton University community members left comments under Samuel’s post, expressing their feelings about the campus. These comments speak for themselves:

“I am a LGBT Princetonian. This editorial, the anti-LGBT work of so many faculty and graduate students at Princeton, as well as the intellectual and financial support by Princetonians of NOM and the Witherspoon Institute makes this place suffocating at times. The University sits tacitly by while all this occurs, which is a terrible way to really support the LGBT members of your community.”

“As someone who works with providing LGBTQ students with safe spaces on campus, this article really makes me so angry. I’ve already had LGBTQ students come up to me and express distress over this article. Shame on the Daily Prince for not pausing to think of the impact of this article on an entire demographic of the student and faculty body.”

This reporter sent an e-mail to Samuel, asking if she acknowledges Wilcox’s documented conflicts of interest invovling the Regnerus study. No reply has yet been received.

Below, screenshots of some of the comments on Samuel’s piece:



New York City-based novelist and freelance writer Scott Rose’s LGBT-interest by-line has appeared on,, The New York Blade,, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His “Mr. David Cooper’s Happy Suicide” is about a New York City advertising executive assigned to a condom account.

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Bombshell WSJ Report: Trump Pressured DOJ Attorneys to Sue States in the Supreme Court to Overturn Election



President Donald Trump pressured U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, possibly including former Attorney General Bill Barr, to file a lawsuit against four U.S. states in the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of his final attempts to overturn the election before leaving office.

The Wall Street Journal reports late Saturday night that effort “failed due to pushback from his own appointees in the Justice Department, who refused to file what they viewed as a legally baseless lawsuit in the Supreme Court.”

The Journal also confirms Friday night’s New York Times reporting that Trump attempted to remove his own acting Attorney General, Jeffrey Rosen, after Barr left the DOJ just two days before Christmas.

According to the Journal, “senior department officials threatened to resign en masse should Mr. Trump fire then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, according to several people familiar with the discussions.”

“Senior department officials, including Mr. Rosen, former Attorney General William Barr and former acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall refused to file the Supreme Court case, concluding that there was no basis to challenge the election outcome and that the federal government had no legal interest in whether Mr. Trump or Mr. Biden won the presidency,” the paper adds.

The paper does not specify the exact timeframe of when Trump tried to force DOJ to file the lawsuit, but based on its report it had to have been after December 11, when the Supreme Court dismissed what most election law attorneys considered a frivolous suit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other Republican state attorneys general.

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Says “Everyone” Is to Blame for Capitol Riots



While Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California has previously said that he thinks former President Donald Trump bears some responsibility for the January 6 coup attempt in which his supporters ransacked the Capitol to overturn the election that he and Republicans baselessly claimed was stolen, McCarthy added in a Thursday interview, “I also think everybody across this country has some responsibility [for the coup attempt.]”

McCarthy then said that anti-Trump Democrats, rude social media users, unprepared law enforcement authorities were all responsible too, even though Trump literally told his followers on the morning of January 6 to march to the Capitol and fight to stop legislators from approving the election victory of now-President Joe Biden. 

“I think this is what we have to get to the bottom of, and when you start talking about who has responsibilities,” McCarthy said. “I think there’s going to be a lot more questions, a lot more answers we have to have in the coming future.”

It’s especially telling that his Senate counterpart, now-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has directly blamed Trump for the riots.

“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell said Wednesday. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.” 

After months of making baseless claims that a national conspiracy of widespread voter fraud stole the election from him, a claim laughed out of courts 60 times over for lack of evidence by judges that Trump himself appointed, Trump held a “Stop the Steal” rally on the morning of January 6 in which he said, that he won the election “by a landslide” and encouraged his followers to “stop the steal” by going to the Capitol. If people don’t “fight like hell,” Trump said, “you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

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Russia Explodes with Protests Against Putin Poisoning and Jailing His Biggest Opponent



Russian citizens in 38 cities are protesting the country’s sham elections in which Russian President Vladimir Putin has felt so threatened by the opposition candidate, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, that he has had him imprisoned and poisoned in an attempt to silence his voice and kill his movement.

The Russian presidential elections are a complete sham used to legitimate Putin’s power. In the last election, Putin “won” nearly 77 percent of the vote amid claims of ballot stuffing, the Kremlin choosing which candidates get to run, police arresting any anti-Putin protesters and pro-Putin candidates receiving far more financial backing than his opponents.

Navalny himself, a popular anti-corruption campaigner who is one of Putin’s most outspoken critics, according to The Week, has previously been barred from running due to a trumped-up and controversial fraud conviction allegedly masterminded by Putin. In August 2020, Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent called Novichok and survived his hospitalization. Navalny has said he got a Russian federal agent to reveal how he was poisoned, though the Kremlin has denied any involvement.

Three days ago, Navalny was jailed once more for allegedly violating his parole. He now inhabits Matrosskaya Tishina or Sailor’s Silence, a jail in Moscow’s north-east region that has housed high-ranking prisoners that authorities have wanted to cut off from the outside world since the Soviet era, according to Reuters. The jail is notoriously deadly.

Russian citizens across the nation have seemingly had enough and have begun protesting his imprisonment, as the videos below attest. Hundreds have been arrested as police fight to maintain control.

The U.S. Embassy in Russia has weighed in by saying, “We’re watching reports of protests in 38 Russian cities, arrests of 350+ peaceful protesters and journalists. The U.S. supports the right of all people to peaceful protest, freedom of expression. Steps being taken by Russian authorities are suppressing those rights.”

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