February 7, 2014

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Obama: I Sent Out LGBT Athletes to Sochi On Purpose

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

In an interview last night with NBC, President Obama confirmed what we already knew: the appointment of openly LGBT athletes to the Presidential Delegations in Sochi was done on purpose.Read More

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Kept an LGBTQ Presence in Film

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | February 07, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Hoffman played gay characters long before "Capote," and long before there was any real significant sea change in attitude and acceptance of LGBTQ people as full citizens.Read More

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Help a Same-Sex Couple Have a Big Illegal Gay Wedding

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Check out "My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding" - a contest bringing five same-sex couples from non-marriage states to New York to get married - and meet one of the couples competing for the prize!Read More

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WATCH: Hunting Gays in Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

"Dispatches: Hunted," a U.K.-produced documentary chronicling the vicious gay- and trans-bashing exploits of Russian youth gangs, is up on YouTube. Watch it now before it's pulled.Read More

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Transgender: The Kobayashi Maru of Conversations

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | February 07, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Conversations about transgender issues often are a no-win scenario. People who regard themselves as allies unconsciously have bought into all sorts of negative cultural narratives without realizing it.Read More

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Required Watching: Colbert Interviews Pussy Riot

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert hosted two recently freed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot to talk about Russia's anti-LGBT crackdown, among other things. The interview was fantastic.Read More

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Heritage Foundation Isn't Following Nazis (Now)

Filed by Bil Browning | February 07, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Heritage Foundation, a religious right "think tank," and the Cato Institute, founded by one of the Koch brothers, were following the American Nazi Party on Twitter until yesterday.Read More

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Roy Moore Picks Desperate Federal Marriage Fight

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Wingnut Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is desperately pushing for a federal marriage discrimination amendment. Curiously, the state Democratic Party has yet to denounce him.Read More

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Watch: Vladimir Putin's Facebook Lookback Movie

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

You know those "look-back" movies that have taken over Facebook this week? Vladimir Putin has one now!Read More


Kluwe to Olympians: Speak Out for Equality in Sochi

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Speak up for LBGTQ rights, for human rights, for empathy? The world will pay attention, and take notice. Stay silent, keep your head down, count the money and endorsements? The world will pay attention, and take notice."Read More