Living: May 2014

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The Transcending Gender Project [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Transcending Gender Project is dedicated to creating a visual celebration of the wide spectrum of lives and identities among trans and gender nonconforming people through beautiful environmental portraits. Read More

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Indiana Needs to Welcome LGBT People

Filed by Annette Gross | May 30, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Moms all across Indiana are watching their LGBT children pack up and leave the state because of how unwelcome they feel here. We want an Indiana that accepts and welcomes our children and their families.Read More


The Gay Liberation Front & Moving Beyond Assimilation

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

We laughed and we cried together. We shared our ideas and most intimate secrets. We dreamed our dreams and laid out plans for a world free from all the deadly forms of oppression.Read More

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Trans* Women Assaulted on Atlanta Train, One Stripped

Filed by Andrew Markle | May 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Video of the assault made its way onto different websites from several onlookers and shows the two women being verbally harassed before being assaulted. The passengers not only recorded the event with smart phones, but jeered when it occurred. Read More


Gallup Finds Americans Split on Origins of Homosexuality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 29, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new poll from Gallup finds that Americans are divided on the origins of homosexuality.Read More


Misleading Mormons: Voices of False Hope

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 29, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

For the bargain price of $120, you can spend a weekend in Utah County watching Mormon scripture professors pretending to be sexologists.Read More

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Obama Administration Announces LGBT History Initiative

Filed by John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 | 4:45 PM | comments

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will unveil major a new LGBT history initiative at New York's historic Stonewall Inn this Friday.Read More

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FRC Spokesman Blames Gays for Santa Barbara Shooting

Filed by John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Ken Blackwell, a spokesman for the Family Research Council, blamed Friday's mass shooting in California on the spread of marriage equality.Read More

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Ugandan Minister May Become UN President

Filed by John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Uganda's foreign minister, a key ally of president Yoweri "Jail the Gays" Museveni, is a top contender for the presidency of the UN General Assembly. Why is the Obama administration silent?Read More

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HRC Asks Pope Francis to Meet With Fired LGBT Teachers

Filed by John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign sent a letter to Pope Francis requesting that he meet with nine teachers who've lost their jobs at Catholic schools because they're LGBT or an LGBT ally.Read More

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Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Filed by John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Acclaimed author, poet, civil rights advocate, and marriage equality supporter Maya Angelou was found dead this morning by her caretaker in North Carolina. She was 86. Read More

Study: Gay Dads' Brains Develop Maternal, Paternal Patterns

Filed by John M. Becker | May 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Eat your heart out, Mark Regnerus: a new study from Israel finds that gay men raising children conceived through surrogacy develop brain patterns resembling those of both mothers and fathers.Read More


U.S. Census Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | May 27, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

After 10 years of legal same-gender marriage in America, the United States Census Bureau is finally catching up with reality and acknowledging the existence of same-sex families.Read More

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Coldwell Banker Drops Doctor Who Blamed Shooting on Gay 'Impulses'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 27, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Dr. Robi Ludwig, the Fox contributor who suggested that the Santa Barbara shooting may have been motivated by "homosexual impulses," was dropped as a spokesperson for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.Read More

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NOM Ally Compares Marriage Equality to Slavery, KKK

Filed by John M. Becker | May 27, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Coalition of African-American pastors, a NOM ally, has just released a disgusting new video explicitly linking marriage equality with slavery, the KKK, and segregation.Read More

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New Japanese Poster Explains LGBA People to Students

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Check out this cute school poster from Japan that teaches kids about lesbian, gay, bisexual and asexual people.Read More

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WI's Scott Walker Hedges Bets on Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

These days, Wisconsin Republican governor and Tea Party darling Scott Walker is sounding a lot less cocky about marriage discrimination than he used to.Read More

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Can You Remember? Take This LGBT News Quiz

Filed by Leslie Robinson | May 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Quick, before it all goes out of your head. Pick the correct answer for each question about last week's LGBT news.Read More

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Who Do You Remember Today? [Memorial Day Open Thread]

Filed by Michael Knaapen | May 26, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

This Memorial Day, rather than casting my mind over the almost incomprehensible history of sacrifice our nation has known, I will focus on four veterans whose unique expression of service has inspired me in some special way.Read More

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Fox Contributor Blames Mass Shooting on 'Homosexual Impulses'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 25, 2014 | 4:15 PM | comments

Just one day after a horrifying mass shooting in Santa Barbara, California, a Fox News commentator suggested that it may have been triggered by "homosexual impulses."Read More

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On the Michael Sam Kiss and 'Getting a Room'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Keeping our lives, loves, and relationships "private" - listening to the "Get a room; we don't want to see that" crowd - only perpetuates the shame of the cultural closet and postpones our equality.Read More

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Thoughts on Memorial Day [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

We hear all the time about "drone strikes" and "death tolls" in places far from home. For many of us (myself included) war happens someplace else, and generally to other people. Read More

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Intersex: Society's Rigidity vs. Nature's Resolve

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The nondiscrimination ordinances currently being debated in Billings and Bozeman, Montana bring up issues of fairness, safety, and how we understand sex and gender as altogether separate items.Read More

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Harvey Milk: A Stamp of Approval

Filed by John M. Becker | May 23, 2014 | 11:00 PM | comments

Thursday, a group of LGBT rights advocates, elected officials, and other dignitaries dedicated a stamp to gay rights hero Harvey Milk. The event was historically important -- and personally significant too.Read More

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Are These Rap T-Shirts for White People Racist?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Many of you know that I have quite the extensive t-shirt collection. Many of them are funny, a few are borderline offensive, and a couple are only worn on special occasions since they're flat-out wrong.Read More

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Organizers Needed for Military LGBT Pride Observances

Filed by John M. Becker | May 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

This year, for the first time, LGBT Pride Month is an observance that's officially recognized by the Defense Department. But it will only be a military-wide observance with your help.Read More

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Straight Men Check Out Grindr for the First Time

Filed by Bil Browning | May 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

"To be honest with you, the first time I heard 'Grindr,' I thought it was like a GrubHub thing. But then I found it was an app for gay gentlemen to, uh, hop on the good foot and do the bad thing."Read More


Feds Approve Broad New Clinical Guidance On PrEP

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last week the CDC released new guidance for use of the anti-HIV drug Truvada in preventing new HIV infections. The CDC calls PrEP a "powerful tool" in HIV prevention.Read More

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Disgraced 'Duck Dynasty' Star Slams Gays in New Sermon

Filed by John M. Becker | May 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

New footage has surfaced of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson slamming gay people in a sermon on Easter Sunday.Read More

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Harvey Milk & Me: From Woodmere to the White House

Filed by Norm Kent | May 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

For me, Harvey's life was more than a movie. In no small measure, Harvey's life touched my own. I grew up and went to high school in Woodmere, Long Island, New York. That's where Harvey was from.Read More

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Watch Live: Harvey Milk Stamp to be Unveiled Today

Filed by John M. Becker | May 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

This afternoon -- on Harvey Milk Day -- the United States Postal Service's new Harvey Milk postage stamp will be unveiled at the White House. As previously reported here at Bilerico, the stamp is the first in U.S. history to...Read More

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Getting My Rocks Off: PrEP Isn't For Cowards

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Larry Kramer's words about Truvada and PrEP are naïve at best, grossly deceptive at worst.Read More

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Marriage Lawsuit Filed in Montana

Filed by John M. Becker | May 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Today, the ACLU filed suit for marriage equality in Montana. There are only two non-marriage states left without freedom-to-marry litigation pending.Read More

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New Study Finds Bad Smells Make People More Anti-Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | May 21, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

According to a new study, the smellier a person's environment, the less likely they are to be supportive of marriage equality.Read More

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Watch an Adorable Child Meet a Same-Sex Couple for the First Time

Filed by John M. Becker | May 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

This little child's reaction when he meets a married gay couple for the first time is sure to brighten your day.Read More

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New Poll Shows Marriage Equality Support at All-Time High

Filed by John M. Becker | May 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

According to the newest Gallup poll, support for marriage equality is at an all-time high - and nearly eight in ten young adults back the freedom to marry.Read More

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Wurst's Win May Help Bring Marriage Equality to Austria

Filed by John M. Becker | May 20, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst met with the chancellor of her native Austria this week, whose party wants to use her popularity to advance marriage equality.Read More

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Amy Tilton Kushnir Whines to Glenn Beck: I'm the Victim

Filed by John M. Becker | May 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Homophobic Dallas morning TV show host Amy Kushnir, who's been whining about about Michael Sam's kiss for a week now, took her whine-fest to Glenn Beck last night.Read More

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Group of Michigan Clergy: Equality Supporters 'Are My Enemy'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 19, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last week, a coalition of conservative, anti-LGBT clergy gathered in Michigan to file briefs supporting marriage discrimination and let proponents of equality know that "the fight is on!"Read More

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Trans Woman Bashes Back Against Drunk Transphobe

Filed by John M. Becker | May 19, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

In a video that's been making the rounds online the past several days, a trans woman lays the smack down -- both literally and figuratively -- on a surly drunk man who harasses her on a public bus.Read More

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Is 'Ex-Gay' Group NARTH Rebranding?

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 19, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

"Ex-gay" junk-science group NARTH appears to have evolved into a Utah for-profit corporation (or front group) called Pilgrimage Resources.Read More

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Secrets of the Masturbating Gay Male

Filed by Mark S. King | May 19, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

During my years working on a gay phone sex hotline, I gained amazing insight into the realm of fantasy, loneliness and desire. It was also, quite literally, a social anthropologist's wet dream.Read More

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Ten Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

If I could go back in time, here are ten things I'd tell the scared and closeted trans girl I used to be.Read More


Dallas 'Family Values' Host May Be Daughter of Evangelist Huckster

Filed by John M. Becker | May 18, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

New information suggests that Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir, who stormed off the set over Michael Sam's on-air kiss, is the daughter of televangelist huckster Robert Tilton.Read More

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Top Italian Bishop Calls For Greater Dialogue on Homosexuality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 18, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

In the Pope Francis era, the Catholic Church is full of mixed messages on homosexuality. In the latest contradictory twist, a top Italian bishop is calling for an open dialogue on homosexuality "without any taboo."Read More


Why Do So Many Folks Hate Transgender People?

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 18, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

"Why do you hate us?" Most transgender people have asked this question a thousand times over. Here are ten reasons why there's so much anti-trans hatred out there.Read More

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Criptiques Explores the Provocative Side of Disability

Filed by Toshio Meronek | May 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

In the new disability book "Criptiques," disabled luminaries critique everything from disability justice to body image to class. It's also really, really queer.Read More

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Michael Sam: Let Him Play

Filed by Norm Kent | May 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

All the teams who passed over Michael Sam in the draft had made pronouncements that they wouldn't let his sexuality interfere with their selection process. Lies. They all did.Read More

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Seeking Answers [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 17, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Why the hell did it take until I'm 34 years old to get to the point where a pulmonologist is ordering diagnostic imaging of my lungs? The most simple answer is that I'm a gay man who gets sick all the time. Read More

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Racial Divide Could Have Derailed Marriage Equality

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | May 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Finally, united we stood as a prophetic movement, because divided we had fallen as a petty people.Read More

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Catholic Diocese Fires Lesbian For Getting Married

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

A 58-year-old lesbian in Kansas City, Missouri who distributed food to the homeless was fired by the Catholic Church... because she married her same-sex spouse.Read More

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Ever Considered a Move Abroad? Meet Expats Who've Done It

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 16, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

We asked a cross-section of LGBT expats what it's like immersing oneself in an unfamiliar and potentially less progressive culture.Read More

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Bringing the Fight for Open Trans Military Service

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

We will fight for open trans military service, and we will win -- because fighting and winning is what the military trained us to do.Read More

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UN Free & Equal Campaign: The Power of Sharing

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a video for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia that urges LGBT people to share their personal stories. The campaign echoes Harvey Milk's famous appeal to come out.Read More


9/11 Memorial Dedication Features Gay Hero Mark Bingham

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Many of the stories of the gay people who died -- or participated in the rescue/recovery -- on 9/11 illuminate how gays have lived personally courageous and authentic lives while still being treated as second-class citizens by the country they love.Read More

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Two Straight Soccer Players Lock Lips in Italy

Filed by John M. Becker | May 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Two straight European soccer players, Ivan Rakitic and Daniel Carrico, exchanged a celebratory kiss last night that has tongues wagging around the world.Read More

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Pope Francis: Alien Baptism OK, Same-Sex Marriage Not

Filed by John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Pope Francis said on Monday that he would be willing to baptize aliens. (Yes, aliens.) He's still opposed to same-sex marriage, though.Read More

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WTF? This Danish GOTV Ad Will Blow Your Mind

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

With the election for European Parliament coming up, the Danish government decided to inspire the locals to vote by producing a cartoon PSA featuring a leather daddy, blowjobs, a lot of gratuitous violence, and an orgy.Read More


WI School Apologizes for Showing 'Biased' Marriage Video

Filed by John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

In Janesville, Wisconsin, you apparently can't tell gay and lesbian students that they should be able to get married one day unless you also tell them that marrying a same-sex spouse will send them to hell. Because "balance."Read More

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Sterling vs Eich, or Racism vs Homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Context is what makes us human. Glorifying it or acquiescing to it aren't necessary, but ignoring it is what's actually dehumanizing.Read More

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This is What Marriage Equality in Arkansas Looks Like

Filed by John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's a delightfully new way of visualizing the impact of marriage equality in Arkansas.Read More

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Regnerus Files Anti-Gay Brief in Louisiana Marriage Case

Filed by John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

This week, discredited "researcher" Mark Regnerus filed a brief in Louisiana urging the state to uphold marriage discrimination... for the sake of the children.Read More

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Chocolate-Throwing Demonic Lesbians

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Obviously, if you're "silently" praying to repel demons, then that prayer should be loud enough to be understood over the noise of jet engines by people sitting behind you. Anything less and the demons might not settle for EasyJet next time.Read More

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Capehart: Tolerance is Not a Two-Way Street

Filed by John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Jonathan Capehart smacked down the false "intolerance-must-be-tolerated" equivalency on MSNBC on Monday: "Tolerance... should not be a two-way street. It's a one-way street."Read More

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Dallas Sportscaster Again Slams Homophobes, Defends Sam

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well-known Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen again took to the airwaves to defend Michael Sam and call out the NFL for its homophobic behavior.Read More

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This is How Out-of-Touch Donald Sterling Is

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

If Donald Sterling's jaw-dropping racism, 1980s-era understanding of HIV/AIDS, or Neolithic views on women weren't enough to make you question the guy's grip on reality...Read More


Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich: A Tale of Two Bigots

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

The downfalls of Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich were both largely free-market responses to bigotry. But the reactions to both men's ousters were markedly different.Read More

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Heavy Metal Rockers Come Out as Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, co-founders of the progressive metal band Cynic, came out as gay last week.Read More

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Bob Jones University Misuses Title IX to Target LGBTs

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 13, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bob Jones University and other fundamentalist Baptist schools are misusing Title IX - which is designed to protect students from gender-based discrimination - to target LGBT people.Read More

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Catholic Teacher With Gay Son Refuses to Sign Anti-Gay Contract

Filed by John M. Becker | May 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM | comments

Molly Shumate, a Catholic schoolteacher with a gay son, is refusing to sign a new contract that would prevent her from speaking out for his equal rights. She will lose her job as a result.Read More

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Nintendo Apologizes for Excluding Gay Characters

Filed by John M. Becker | May 12, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Legendary gaming company Nintendo, which came under fire last week for refusing to include gay characters in a new game, apologized this weekend and promised to make future games more inclusive.Read More

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam

Filed by John M. Becker | May 12, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's a handy video for any parents who don't know how to explain an openly gay pro NFL player to their kids.Read More

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All Eyes on Arkansas: Marriages Begin

Filed by John M. Becker | May 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Same-sex couples are currently marrying in several Arkansas counties after a judge struck down the state's marriage discrimination amendment. Read More

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Bearded Drag Queen Wins Eurovision; Russia Freaks Out

Filed by John M. Becker | May 11, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, bearded Austrian gender-bending artist Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision 2014 contest. Today, Russia freaked out.Read More

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Watch Michael Sam Learn He's Just Made History

Filed by John M. Becker | May 10, 2014 | 7:35 PM | comments

The video of Michael Sam learning he's just become the first openly gay person to be drafted by an NFL team -- and breaking down in the arms of his boyfriend -- is an absolute must-watch.Read More

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Give 'Em What They Want [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 10, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Responses to this shot have been decidedly mixed, and in a way that has led to an interesting conversation around matters of personal/artistic integrity that are readily applicable to other aspects of our lives. Read More

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Florida Great Outdoors: The Spirit of Adventure

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Florida is an outdoors paradise. The Sunshine State's subtropical climate, lush vegetation, exotic wildlife, and diverse bodies of water (both fresh and salty) makes it a great place for outdoor activities. Read More


BREAKING: Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | May 09, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Judge Chris Piazza, a circuit court judge in Pulaski County, Arkansas, has just struck down the state's marriage discrimination amendment as unconstitutional.Read More

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Why Judge 'Forcing the Spring' By Its Cover?

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 09, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

No one should miss Jo Becker's "Forcing the Spring." Rarely has an episode of one piece of LGBT work been captured in such sharp relief and detail.Read More

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California Mom Talks About Loving Her Trans Child

Filed by John M. Becker | May 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

"I'm extremely proud of her... I just think she's awesome, and I'm her biggest supporter."Read More

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bell hooks: Beyonce Is a 'Terrorist'

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

During a panel discussion called "Are You Still a Slave" at New York's New School, feminist philosopher bell hooks described Beyoncé as a "terrorist" and "anti-feminist."Read More

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This Speech By Amy Schumer Will Make You Cheer

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last week comedienne Amy Schumer gave a speech at the Gloria Awards and Gala (hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women) and you will want to stand up and cheer after you read it.Read More

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Abolish Sexual Repression, Advance Sex Workers' Rights

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 08, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Can sexual freedom ever truly be achieved if there are laws that dictate why someone is allowed to have sex and encourage policing of the bedroom in the name of law enforcement?Read More

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Nintendo's Newest Game Excludes Gay Characters

Filed by John M. Becker | May 08, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tomodachi Life, Nintendo's newest game, will allow users to create an online version of themselves that can flirt, date, and get married. Unless they're gay, that is.Read More

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Wear Your Seatbelt & Get a Hijra Blessing

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A group of hijra have come together in a flash mob/public service announcement to warn Indian drivers to wear seatbelts. It might sound strange, but it's really cool - especially considering the cultural significance of hijras.Read More

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Noted Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies for Asylum in U.S.

Filed by John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

John "Longjones" Abdallah Wambere, a noted Ugandan LGBT activist who features prominently in the award-winning documentary "Call Me Kuchu," is applying for asylum in the United States.Read More

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Desperate to Discriminate, Catholic Schools Get Creative

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

Some Catholic dioceses are redefining Catholic schoolteachers as "ministers" rather than educators, to take advantage of religious exemptions in anti-discrimination and labor laws.Read More

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Two Grindr Hookups Allegedly End in Assault, Murder

Filed by John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Grindr, the location-based social networking app for gay and bisexual men, has been in the news over the past week, but for all the wrong reasons.Read More

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HRC to Brunei-Owned Hotels: Stop Profiting from LGBT Weddings

Filed by John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign is calling on the Sultan of Brunei's two L.A.-area hotels to stop profiting from LGBT weddings.Read More

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Another Phelps Family Member Leaves Westboro

Filed by John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Zach Phelps-Roper, the 23-year-old grandson of infamous hate preacher Fred Phelps, is the latest Phelps family member to leave the Westboro Baptist Church.Read More

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Iowa Newspaper Editor Fired for Anti-Gay Blog Post

Filed by John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Bob Eschliman, the now-former editor of Iowa's Newton Daily News, was fired over a homophobic blog post. Will he become the right's newest faux "religious liberty" martyr?Read More

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Honoring Tom Bridegroom

Filed by Andrew Markle | May 07, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the tragic death of Tom Bridegroom, subject of the popular documentary "Bridegroom." I rarely talk about it, but I, too, lost my first love.Read More

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Jay Leno, Activists Protest Brunei-Owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Filed by John M. Becker | May 06, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Jay Leno and dozens of L.A. LGBT advocates and allies protested Brunei's death-by-stoning laws yesterday outside the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel.Read More

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What in Gay Hell Were They Thinking?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka hit the red carpet at last night's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute gala wearing ensembles straight from the pits of gay hell.Read More

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Notre Dame to LGBT Athletes: You Can Play

Filed by John M. Becker | May 06, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The athletic department of Notre Dame University - a Catholic school - released a video with a message for LGBT athletes: you can play.Read More

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Judge Promises Quick Ruling on Idaho's Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | May 05, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Today, a federal judge in Idaho promised to rule quickly in a case challenging Idaho's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Questioning Christian Privilege

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 05, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Those with privilege -- including Christians -- are often the last to perceive and acknowledge the benefits they are accorded by society.Read More

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Michigan Town Moves 'Orgy Statue' After Outrage

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Nothing says civic pride like a statue of people having an orgy - or, as sane people describe it, a statue symbolizing the value of working together.Read More

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George Takei Wins GLAAD's Vito Russo Award

Filed by John M. Becker | May 05, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

"As long as LGBT people can be fired from their job for simply being who they are, our work isn't done yet..."Read More

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Bishop Gene Robinson and Husband Divorcing

Filed by John M. Becker | May 04, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to be consecrated as bishop in a mainline Christian denomination, announced today that he and his husband are divorcing.Read More

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Summer's Dawn [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 03, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The winter's dark and cold have finally relinquished their hold on us, and not a moment too soon. Here in southern Maine, May 1st marks the turning point passed which snow, while not impossible, would at least be a short-lived surprise.Read More

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Wisconsin Badgers to LGBT Athletes: You Can Play

Filed by John M. Becker | May 02, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

The University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic department, including legendary coach Barry Alvarez, makes its commitment to equality crystal clear in a new video for the You Can Play Project.Read More

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Study: Nearly All College Guys Have Cuddled, Spooned With Another Man

Filed by John M. Becker | May 02, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

A recent study of college-age male athletes in the UK found that as societal homophobia decreases, men are becoming more comfortable expressing non-sexual intimacy with each other.Read More

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New Documentary Asks: Do I Sound Gay?

Filed by John M. Becker | May 02, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

A compelling new documentary called "Do I Sound Gay?" explores the often fraught relationship between gay men and their voices.Read More

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AIDSWatch: What Not to Do When Meeting With Lawmakers

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | May 01, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Here's what to do -- and what not to do -- when visiting congressional offices.Read More