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Putin's Party Debuts 'Heterosexual Pride' Flag

(EDGE) Russia's got a new flag just for straights.

In response to U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage, which sparked the White House to lite up in rainbow colors, Russian President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party has unveiled their very own "heterosexual pride" flag.

Russia's new straight pride flag shows a man and a woman holding hands with three children. Under the image is the hashtag "#RealFamily" in Russian.

The flag looks unsurprisingly familiar to the flag for La Manif Pour Tous -- France's anti-gay political party. A Russian parody news agency noted this and jokingly accused the Russian party of stealing it. They also mocked that one of the changes United Russia made to the image was to make the mother's waist larger than her French equivalent.

National

National Gay Chamber Slams Donald Trump

(NGLCC) The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) stands with our long time organizational partner the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and applauds NBCUniversal and Macy’s for cutting ties with presidential hopeful Donald Trump over controversial comments he recently made about Mexican immigrants.

As a businessman, Mr. Trump should understand the value of diversity and see it as an engine of economic growth. While well-intentioned Americans can certainly have differing opinions over immigration, inflammatory and divisive language has no place in our public discourse.

Macy’s and NBC’s decisions to disassociate with Trump represent corporate America at its finest. From our partnerships with over a third of Fortune 500 companies, we know that major corporations are often leaders in workplace, market and supply chain inclusion. Companies have nothing to gain by isolating consumers, which is why we increasingly see companies working to build inroads with diverse communities.

Local/State

All Nude Strip Club Closed For Business

The Swinging Richards Nightclub in Pompano Beach is undergoing remodeling and it remains unclear as to when, or if, the business will re-open and if it will remain a gay establishment. Previously, the nightclub catered to gay clientele and women were allowed to enter with a male escort. The dancers inside the club perform nude. While a rainbow flag still flies from atop the building at 1350 SW 2nd Street in Pompano Beach, a sign states the business is going through remodeling with a phone number (754-207-5324) posted for inquires. SFGN called the number and left a message but as of press time has yet to receive a return call.


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