Obama Slams Trump for Leaving Paris Climate Agreement


Obama was one of the supporters of the accord to condemn Trump’s move as an abdication of American leadership and an international disgrace.

Read Obama’s statement in full below:

A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children.

It was steady, principled American leadership on the world stage that made that achievement possible.  It was bold American ambition that encouraged dozens of other nations to set their sights higher as well. And what made that leadership and ambition possible was America’s private innovation and public investment in growing industries like wind and solar – industries that created some of the fastest new streams of good-paying jobs in recent years, and contributed to the longest streak of job creation in our history.

Simply put, the private sector already chose a low-carbon future.  And for the nations that committed themselves to that future, the Paris Agreement opened the floodgates for businesses, scientists, and engineers to unleash high-tech, low-carbon investment and innovation on an unprecedented scale.

The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created.  I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack.  But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got. 

Man Proposes to Boyfriend on Splash Mountain in Adorable Viral Photo

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Looking for a story to restore your faith in love again?!

Reddit user, Eugenius310proposed to his boyfriend Chris this past Monday on the Splash Mountain ride at Disneyland. Why Splash Mountain? Because it’s Chris’s favorite ride, duh!

“I quickly hid the sign away after the drop and when we exited the ride we walked to see our photo and he was shocked,” Williams wrote on Reddit. “I got down on one knee and asked him to spend the rest of his life with me.”

“He said, ‘Yes,’” Williams confirmed.

Williams and Chris, who met just over a year ago, are huge Disneyland fans.

The pair, who are both from Southern California, have been going to the park once a month together ever since.

Early in their relationship, Williams says, he learned that Splash Mountain was Chris’ favorite ride, which gave him the idea for the sign and proposal.

“I remember hearing a girl saying ‘OMG that’s so cute!’ And then a few people clapped when I got down and proposed and he said yes,”

Williams explained on Reddit that his mom, who hails from a traditional religious background, asked him not to post the photo on Facebook because she’s “ashamed” of him and was worried her relatives would “gossip.”

“I didn’t even receive a congratulations from my parents, so it was very heartbreaking for me,” he says.

Joe Biden Just Officiated A Gay Wedding For Democratic Staffers

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The former Vice President presided over the wedding of Henry Munoz, the Democratic National Committee Finance Chair, and husband Kyle Ferrari over the weekend.This marks at least the second gay wedding Biden has officiated: he also married Brian Mosteller, the Oval Office operations director for former President Barack Obama, and Joe Mahshie, a trip coordinator for former First Lady Michelle Obama, in August.

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Biden’s special ceremony comes as the White House omitted the name of the gay husband of Luxembourg’s prime minister in a Facebook photo of NATO spouses.

White House Excludes Gay First Spouse of Luxembourg From Photo Caption

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The White House omitted the husband of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel from the caption of an official photograph of the spouses of NATO leaders.

Gauthier Destenay, who married Bettel in 2015, joined the likes of First Lady Melania Trump in Brussels on Thursday while their partners were off discussing world matters.

The First Gentleman posed for photos with the group of women at Royal Castle of Laeken on Thursday evening ahead of a dinner especially for spouses.

The White House then posted the picture to it’s Facebook page on Saturday, with the caption ‘First Lady Melania Trump poses with Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, center, and other spouses of NATO leaders.’

The move sparked outrage among the LGBTQ community and many on Twitter slammed it as ‘classless’ or even ‘homophobic.’

But deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham insists the omission was an ‘oversight.’

This 10-year-old Boy Is Going Viral For His Insane Makeup Skills


Prepare to learn a thing or two! Ten-year-old Jack from the UK is a bonafide makeup prodigy, and his incredible beauty skills are no joke.

While he’s only a child, the talented artist went viral earlier this week after a video of one of his tutorials was uploaded to Facebook.

In the clip, Jack arms himself with foundation, highlighter, false lashes, and eye shadow while working wonders on his face. Is anyone else majorly jealous of his insane talent?

Seriously, his contouring skills are something the Kardashians would envy while the way he applies his lashes would make Huda Kattan proud!

Ellen DeGeneres is Making a Stand-up Comeback via Netflix

After 15 years away from the stand-up comedy stage, it looks like Ellen is going to return to the microphone.

Netflix posted: “Looks like it’s been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?” To which DeGeneres responded:

Neither party has said when the special will air, placing Ellen alongside other comedians like Louis CK, Dave Chapelle, and Amy Schumer to debut specials on Netflix, or released financial details of the deal.

Ellen’s last special was Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now which aired in 2003 on HBO.

This 92-Year-Old Has Been Bringing the Same Sign to Pride Marches for Decades

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This newspaper image showing a woman holding a sign that reads “I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe” has been floating all around the internet for quite some time now — maybe you’ve seen it? 

Various photos of the same woman, usually dressed in purple, and her sign have been reblogged on Tumblr thousands of times and regularly make the rounds on Twitter. 

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Here she is in 2015, just two days after the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Same sign, but now about 1,000 times more inspiring. 

A quick Google search brings up a 1997 Washington Post article covering the New York City Pride Parade that mentions her by name.