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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus for promoting ‘lesbian sex’

Friday, August 22, 2014
Miley Cyrus
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds and for allegedly inciting lesbian sex. The National Commission of Public Entertainment and Radio said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often...

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Senate confirms James ‘Wally’ Brewster as fifth openly LGBT ambassador

Friday, November 15, 2013
US Embassy, via APJames "Wally" Brewster
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster to serve as the country’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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U.S. Senate conducts hearing for possible fifth openly LGBT ambassador

Friday, October 4, 2013
US Embassy, via APJames "Wally" Brewster
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday conducted a confirmation hearing on the appointment James “Wally” Brewster to serve as the country’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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Catholic Cardinal refers to gay U.S. Ambassador nominee as ‘faggot’

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
TelemundoCardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- President Barack Obama's choice of openly gay nominee, James “Wally” Brewster as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, has touched off a firestorm of criticism including from Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, who referred to Brewster in Spanish as a “maricón” — a slur usually translated as “faggot."

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Dominican religious groups reject gay U.S. ambassador nominee

Friday, June 28, 2013
US Embassy, via APJames "Wally" Brewster
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Religious groups in the Dominican Republic said Friday they are outraged by the nomination of a gay U.S. ambassador to the conservative Caribbean country.

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