August 11, 2014

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Robin Williams, 63, Dead in Apparent Suicide

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 7:20 PM | comments

Robin Williams -- the award-winning star of The Birdcage and Mrs. Doubtfire and one of the greatest comedic talents of our time -- is dead in an apparent suicide.Read More

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Aussie Girl Wraps Up Marriage Letter-Writing Campaign

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last week an eight-year-old Aussie girl launched a weeklong letter-writing campaign asking the prime minister to help pass marriage equality. Here are the rest of her notes.Read More

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Ian McKellen Helps Gay Man With Marriage Proposal

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

For what may be the most epic YouTube marriage proposal yet, Brett Lotriot enlisted the help of an international celebrity and gay icon.Read More

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NOM Trumpets New Regnerus Slippery-Slope 'Study'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Another Regnerus "study"? Go home, NOM. You're drunk.Read More

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Trans Youth Reach Out Anonymously on Whisper App

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the ways trans youth are reaching out to each other and their allies is through a mobile phone app called Whisper.Read More

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U.S. Conservatives Plan New Push Against Latin American Gays

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 11, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

A partnership of U.S. Christian Rightists seeks to repeat in Latin America what an "ex-gay" coalition accomplished in Uganda five years ago: harsher laws and extrajudicial violence against sexual minorities.Read More

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India Moves to Block Same-Sex Couples from Adopting

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

In the latest government-sanctioned attack on LGBT people, India's cabinet has blocked same-sex couples from adopting children.Read More


Obama Shows His Pride in Surprise Address to Gay Games

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Obama to the world's LGBT athletes: "You should know that the United States stands with you and for your human rights, just as our athletes stand with you on the field at these games."Read More

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Lawmakers in Kenya Propose 'Kill the Gays' Law

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Lawmakers in Kenya are discussing a bill that would impose harsh jail sentences for homosexuality and stoning for so-called "aggravated homosexuality."Read More

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Pastor Who Canceled Gay Man's Funeral Defends His Actions

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

T.W. Jenkins, the Tampa pastor who canceled Julion Evans's funeral after finding out that he was gay and married, says his family is "doing fine." Evans's family, though, is still grieving.Read More

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Meet the Bravest LGBT People in the World

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Following the court decision that overturned Uganda's legislation that dictated gays and lesbians be imprisoned for life, some very brave Ugandans took to the streets to celebrate Pride.Read More