September 2, 2014

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Study: Hate Speech Hurts Facebook Users' Mental Health

Filed by John M. Becker | September 02, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A new study from Europe has found that people's mental well-being is negatively impacted by vitriolic hate speech on Facebook. The risk is particularly acute for members of minority groups that face discrimination, like women and LGBTs.Read More

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Crimean Prime Minister: Gays 'Have No Chance' Here

Filed by John M. Becker | September 02, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Sergey Aksyonov, the most senior lawmaker in Crimea and the region's de facto prime minister, announced today that gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities "have no chance" on the peninsula.Read More

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Conversation with Johnny Diaz: Two Cubans Talking

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 02, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Gay Cuban-American novelist Johnny Diaz has just released his fifth novel, "Looking for Providence," and is now working on his next book.Read More


Beyond Ferguson: Tell The President To Take Action

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 02, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The conditions behind events in Ferguson didn't just happen overnight, and they won't disappear without time, effort, and investment.Read More


Christian Website Links John the Baptist's Beheading With Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 02, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Holy persecution complex, Batman! An anti-gay columnist at a popular Christian website thinks Christians in America may soon have to make "the ultimate sacrifice" for opposing marriage equality.Read More

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Mexican State of Coahuila Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 02, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Mexican state of Coahuila has legalized marriage equality. This is the first time the freedom to marry has been enacted legislatively in that country.Read More

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Marriage Supporters Win the Lottery at Ninth Circuit

Filed by John M. Becker | September 02, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced the judges that will hear oral arguments in marriage cases from Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii. And from the looks of things, equality supporters have won the lottery... again.Read More