Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he's worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.

Trump Guts LGBTQ Federal Contractor Protections

Trump anti-LGBTQ executive order

Despite promises otherwise, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday effectively gutting Obama’s order extending anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ federal contractors. Specifically, with the flick of a pen, Trump revoked the the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order (Executive Order 13673) that stated federal contractors must show proof they are complying with all federal laws and executive orders. That means the executive order explicitly protecting […]

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Wendy Williams Hosting Drag Race on VH1 is Problematic

Wendy Williams

During the VH1 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Friday, viewers sat though a live viewing party hosted by Wendy Williams. While the show raked in almost a million viewers (breaking records for the most-viewed episode), many pointed out the problematic nature of allowing an entertainment personality with a poor record of support for the LGBTQ community to host the viewing party in its […]

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Cover Up: Trump & Nunes Attempt to Block Yates Testimony

Devin Nunes Sally Yates and Donald Trump

If Watergate taught the nation anything, it’s that cover-ups can be damning for a presidential administration. That hasn’t stopped Trump and his campaign, transition and administration surrogates from attempting to block the ongoing Russia investigation any way they can. From pointing fingers at Hillary Clinton to raging on Twitter in the middle of the night to distract the nation, Trump has gone to […]

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Extremist Oklahoma Anti-Gay RFRA Legislation Fails

Oklahoma SB 197 and SB 694 dead for this session

For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma legislature failed to pass an extreme ‘religious freedom’ bill targeting members of the LGBTQ community for discrimination. SB 197 – also known as the “Oklahoma Right of Conscience Act” – would have allowed businesses the legal right to discriminate against anyone based on a religion-based desire not to be involved in “a marriage […]

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Flynn Discussed Potentially Illegal Extradition of Permanent Resident

Michael Flynn and Pizzagate

Late last year Newsweek broke a story about Turkey’s potential leverage over President Elect Donald Trump and their desire to extradite Fethullah Gülen, a 77-year-old Muslim spiritual leader who they argue led a coup in their country. Gülen is now a legal permanent resident with all the due process rights the Constitution affords. Despite that, incoming National Security Adviser discussed (in a meeting last year […]

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OK GOP Bill Will Allow Ten Commandments on State Property

Ten Commandments Monument Oklahoma

In an attempt to circumvent a state Supreme Court decision stating that having a Ten Commandments monument on state property constitutes a breach of state and federal law surrounding establishment of religion, the Oklahoma GOP just pushed a bill through the Oklahoma legislature designating Ten Commandment monuments as historically significant and deserving of placement on public grounds. House Bill 2177 – proposed by state Representative John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) […]

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Trump & Russia: Schiff Indicates More Than Circumstantial Evidence Exists

Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff discuss the Russia Trump scandal

Speaking with Chuck Todd yesterday, ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said circumstantial evidence was not the only thing his committee had seen in the investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. This is a change from even two days earlier when he stressed that while only circumstantial evidence was available, it was strong. On […]

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Tomi Lahren’s “Evolution” on Abortion Sparks Suspension

Tomi Lahren on The View

After she espoused pro-choice beliefs on The View last week, The Blaze commentator and professionally aggrieved white person Tomi Lahren found herself at odds with her conservative co-workers. Though Glenn Beck argued he would never suppress an employee’s opinions on abortion even if they contradict his own, Lahren’s portrayal of pro-choice conservatives as hypocrites took it a step too far. The remarks that sparked fury across […]

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Far-Right Media Part of FBI Russia Investigation

Breitbart & Infowars - far-right media

As a part of their investigation into the potential links between America and Russia in Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential elections, the FBI is reportedly also looking at far-right media’s role in assisting Russian bots and trolls in disseminating propaganda promoted and often produced by Russian sources. Two prominent conservative outlets – Breitbart and Infowars – are named as possible co-conspirators. At the heart […]

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Maddow, Trump’s Taxes & Investigative Journalism

Rachel Maddow, Trump's 2005 tax returns and investigative reporting

Following Rachel Maddow’s well-watched ‘tax return’ reveal show earlier this week, many on both sides of the aisle have criticized the narrative-based MSNBC journalist for “over-hyping” a non-story. Those who’ve tuned into Maddow’s investigative reporting over the last several weeks tend to disagree. Here’s why. Much like Watergate, the investigation into Trump’s various conflicts of interest, ties with Russia, and other potentially impeachable offenses […]

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