Living: June 2014

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Bishops May Use Gay Couples' Children as Pawns in Anti-Gay Crusade

Filed by John M. Becker | June 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new battleground may be opening up in the U.S. Catholic bishops' battle against LGBT equality: the baptisms of same-sex couples' children.Read More


Top 10 Out and Proud LGBT Athletes

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

World Cup and Pride come together in a top 10 list of the greatest out American athletes. Read More


WA 'Family' Group Compares Gays to the KKK

Filed by John M. Becker | June 30, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

"Christian love": the Family Research Council's affiliate in Washington State recently compared gay rights advocates to the Ku Klux Klan.Read More

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Lesbian Police Chief Gets Job Back; Anti-Gay Mayor Thwarted

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

Crystal Moore, the police chief of Latta, South Carolina who was fired because of her sexual orientation, finally has her job back.Read More

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World Cup Officials Say Homophobic Slur is A-OK

Filed by John M. Becker | June 29, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Mexican soccer fans at the World Cup have been chanting "puto," an anti-gay slur, at opposing teams -- with the blessing of soccer's international governing body.Read More

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NY Daily News Covered Stonewall With This Heinously Bigoted Article

Filed by John M. Becker | June 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Just 45 years ago it was completely permissible to openly mock LGBT people in the pages of a major newspaper.Read More

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Saying Goodbye & Hello [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 28, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

When I find myself saying goodby to an object that has played an important role in my life, my heart breaks just a little bit.Read More

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Why Our Experience of Prejudice Is Uniquely Hurtful

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 28, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

As painful and hurtful as rejection by biological family can be, we need to remember that it is all about them and not about us.Read More

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Labor, LGBT Activists Protest at Brunei Embassy in D.C.

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 9:00 PM | comments

Today, a group of about 35 labor and LGBT advocates in Washington, D.C. protested the Sultan of Brunei for his anti-worker policies and human rights abuses against women and LGBT people.Read More

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Did You Marry in WI During the Window? ACLU Needs You

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 7:30 PM | comments

If you're a Wisconsin same-sex couple who married during the 8-day marriage equality window earlier this month, the ACLU of Wisconsin needs your help!Read More

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1st Openly Gay U.S. General: DADT Was So Stressful I Nearly Retired

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

Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly gay general in U.S. history, revealed at a military LGBT pride celebration this week that the stress of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" nearly brought an end to her trailblazing career.Read More

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Indiana Clerk Refuses to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Daviess County Clerk Sherri Healy, however, is still claiming ignorance and cites her religion as the reason she's refusing to follow the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Strangely enough, she's never refused someone who's been divorced.Read More

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Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

As a church that proudly touts itself as "reformed and always reforming," let's hope the Holy Spirit shows up again to help it along.Read More

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Why the Pittsburgh Dyke & Trans March Is Necessary

Filed by Sue Kerr | June 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

This is what the Dyke and Trans March means to me. I have not attended every march, but I was there for the first one, several in-between, and the most recent march.Read More

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A Different Kind of Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

When the marriage discrimination amendment in my home state of Wisconsin was struck down this month, I experienced pride in a new and deeper way.Read More

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Gary Oldman Apologizes: I'm an A-Hole

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Actor Gary Oldman, who touched off a controversy this week for defending other actors' bigoted remarks and throwing in a few of his own, apologized Wednesday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."Read More

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Vatican Signals Additional Shift in Tone on Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

A new document released by the Vatican yesterday reportedly calls for more respect and less judgment of same-sex couples, and for parishes to more fully include their children in church activities.Read More

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Edie Windsor on Her DOMA Suit: 'There Is No Wrong Time for Justice'

Filed by John M. Becker | June 26, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Today, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Windsor decision, Marriage Equality USA is releasing the first in a series of intimate interviews with plaintiff -- and MEUSA volunteer -- Edie Windsor.Read More

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One Year Later: Where Were You When DOMA Fell?

Filed by John M. Becker | June 26, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

One year ago today, my husband and I were on the steps of the Supreme Court as the LGBT world changed forever. What are your memories from that incredible day?Read More

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Dear Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy

Filed by Sue Kerr | June 25, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

You will not get access to me. Ever. I can't stop you from throwing things in my face, but I can stop letting it get under my skin.Read More

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Infographic: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

The best part is that this infographic was created and distributed by a Canadian "divorce mediation" company. Interestingly enough, it doesn't include any statistics on same-sex divorce.Read More


BREAKING: Indiana Marriage Ban Struck Down; No Stay

Filed by John M. Becker | June 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

This just in: U.S. District Judge Richard Young has struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. He did not issue a stay.Read More

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SC Town Votes to Give Lesbian Police Chief Her Job Back

Filed by John M. Becker | June 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The lesbian former police chief of Latta, South Carolina will be able to get her job back after the town council voted to strip power from the mayor who fired her.Read More

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Louisiana Marriage Case Goes to Court Today

Filed by John M. Becker | June 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Today, oral arguments will be heard in a federal court case in Louisiana that seeks to compel the state to recognize valid same-sex marriage licenses issued in other states.Read More

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Moravian Church Body Votes to Affirm Gay Relationships, Clergy

Filed by John M. Becker | June 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

By an overwhelming margin, representatives of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church voted Sunday to ordain gay and lesbian clergy and create a formal ritual for solemnizing same-sex relationships.Read More

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Methodist Church Overturns Defrocking of Frank Schaefer

Filed by John M. Becker | June 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

An appeals panel for the United Methodist Church has reversed the defrocking of Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was stripped of his religious credentials after he officiated at his gay son's wedding.Read More


NCLR's New #BornPerfect Campaign Fights 'Ex-Gay' Myth

Filed by John M. Becker | June 24, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Today the National Center for Lesbian Rights is launching #BornPerfect, a social media campaign to tell LGBT people that they are perfect just the way they are and eradicateRead More


Boy Scouts Will Lead NYC Pride Parade

Filed by John M. Becker | June 24, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

A group of New York City-area Boy Scouts will help lead NYC's Pride March this Saturday in order to raise awareness of the group's discriminatory ban on gay adult leaders.Read More

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Cardinal to Gay Ambassador: 'Take [Your] Pride Elsewhere'

Filed by John M. Becker | June 23, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Roman Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, the powerful Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is continuing his vindictive anti-gay crusade against gay U.S. Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster.Read More

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A Covenant: Marriage Equality in the Episcopal Church

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Reports following the Presbyterian Church's approval of marriage equality have been mixed: does the Episcopal Church affirm marriage equality, too? The short answer is yes. Read More


Does Religion Deserve Respect?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Religion is really good at setting people against each other. I have a really hard time respecting that.Read More

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StoryCorps: A Good Man

Filed by Bil Browning | June 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The NPR StoryCorps project has released another spectacular piece. This time it focuses on Bryan Wilmoth and his brother, Mike, telling a very special story about Bryan's coming out and their strict parents' despicable reaction.Read More

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Suspected Shooter of TX Lesbian Teen Couple Arrested

Filed by John M. Becker | June 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two years after a teenage lesbian couple was shot in a public park in Portland, Texas, authorities have finally arrested a suspect in the attack.Read More


Marriage Equality: What Do We Tell the Kids?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

What kids will remember is the kindness, compassion, and decency of their parents, or their judgmental, self-righteous bigotry.Read More

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Boston's LGBTQ People of Color Take Pride in Health

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

LGBTQ people of color are reaching out to their brothers and sisters in creative and unconventional ways to raise awareness of good health practices and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.Read More

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Pittsburgh Mayor Films PSA to Promote HIV Testing

Filed by Sue Kerr | June 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently filmed a 30-second PSA discussing the importance of HIV testing.Read More

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It's Time to Take Pride in Our Bodies & Brains

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A few weeks ago I was called to see a patient in the emergency department. Beth couldn't move her right side and couldn't speak. She understood everything going on around her, but she could not get very many words out.Read More

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NOM Dramatically Inflates March Attendance Numbers

Filed by John M. Becker | June 20, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage claims that between 10,000-15,000 people participated in their hate march yesterday. Does this look like 10,000 people to you?Read More

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Presbyterian Church USA Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The church would change the wording on marriage from "man and woman" to "two people." The proposed update now goes before the separate 172 local presbyteries. The denomination will allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages while the amendment works its way through the process.Read More

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NOM's 'Not Anti-LGBT' March Was Very Anti-LGBT

Filed by John M. Becker | June 19, 2014 | 7:15 PM | comments

Roman Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone categorically stated that NOM's "March for Marriage" would not be an anti-LGBT event. The signs we saw told a very different story.Read More

Family-Friendly Economies Need Family-Friendly Workplaces

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

The real "disintegration of the family" is economic, not moral, in nature. The solution is a family-friendly economy.Read More

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The Most Liberal & Conservative Cities in Every State

Filed by Bil Browning | June 19, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Ever wonder what the most conservative or liberal city is in your state? Wonder no more...Read More

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Watch NOM's #March4Marriage Live Now

Filed by Bil Browning | June 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

If you'd like to watch NOM head honcho Brian Brown and his ilk disparage gay and lesbian couples in the name of Jeebus, you can watch the freak show livestream here.Read More

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New Film Hopes to Tell How Nate Phelps Escaped Westboro

Filed by John M. Becker | June 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A new documentary project hopes to tell the story of Nathan Phelps and his journey from Westboro Baptist Church member to outspoken LGBT ally.Read More

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Gay TX Dads Denied Parental Rights to Their Own Sons

Filed by John M. Becker | June 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

For two new gay dads in Texas, this Father's Day was marred by heartbreak: a family court judge denied them parental rights to their own children.Read More

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Catholic Church's 'Pride' Event Smells Like False Advertising

Filed by John M. Becker | June 17, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

A Maryland Catholic church claims to have held an LGBT "pride" event. But the sponsoring group also claims to be "informed by" the Catholic Church's virulently anti-LGBT teachings.Read More

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Bad Gay, Bad Ally: Including the LGBTQ Straggler

Filed by Garrard Conley | June 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

There are many reasons why people turn out to be bad gays. After all, most of us didn't start out with the kind of support we later find in inclusive LGBTQ communities.Read More

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DC: Protest at Brunei Embassy Next Friday

Filed by Bil Browning | June 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you live in the DC area, there will be a protest at the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam on Friday, June 27 from noon to 1pm.Read More

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SF Archbishop Rejects Calls to Skip NOM Hate March

Filed by John M. Becker | June 17, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Salvatore Cordileone, the notoriously homophobic Archbishop of San Francisco and the so-called "Father of Proposition 8," is rejecting calls to stay away from NOM's hate rally in D.C.Read More

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Dykes March to a Different Beat

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 17, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

People-of-color pride festivals and dyke marches have moved on from gay pride festivals, highlighting and celebrating their unique expressions of pride as well as our continued common struggle for equality.Read More


Nude Beach Etiquette 101

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Have a good time, but remember: "sex on the beach" should only be a drink.Read More

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Dear Pope Francis: It's Time for Talk, Not Hate

Filed by Mark Segal | June 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput won't even meet with members of the LGBT community, and he's attending a hateful NOM rally this week. It's time for talk, not hate.Read More

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Navy's USS Carl Vinson Blocks LGBT Pride Observance

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The command leadership of the USS Carl Vinson, a Navy aircraft carrier based in San Diego, have allegedly "shut the door" on sailors' efforts to hold an LGBT Pride Month observance.Read More


Indiana Preparing for Possibly Broad Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

An unusually long deliberation from a federal judge in Indiana indicates that he may be preparing to issue a broad ruling on marriage discrimination in the Hoosier State.Read More

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Allstate's New Gay Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Allstate has launched a new animated ad campaign aimed at the gay and lesbian community. It features out singer Eli Lieb's tune "Safe In My Hands."Read More

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Solution to the 'Tranny' Debate: Stop Using the Word

Filed by John M. Becker | June 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Ours is a wide and varied language. Surely we can find many words with which to express ourselves that don't belittle and humiliate our trans siblings.Read More

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Checking in With My History [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 14, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

There are times when charting one's own course where it may become necessary to check one's bearings.Read More

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Wedding Disengagement

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last week my partner, Jerame, and I announced our engagement on Facebook. We're going to get hitched in October on our 16th anniversary. Read More

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Michael Sam Signs With Rams, Makes History

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

The Rams have signed Michael Sam, making him officialy the first openly gay football player in the history of the National Football League.Read More

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Wisconsin Company Adds Spice to Marriage Equality

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Wisconsin-based spice company Penzeys is celebrating the state's marriage equality win by sharing on its website the stories of four of the plaintiff couples, including "their lives, their cooking, and their love." Read More

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Study: Smartphone Dating Apps Increase Users' STI Risk

Filed by John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Gay and bisexual men who use smartphone hookup apps like Grindr, and Scruff have a higher risk of contracting STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia than those who don't, a new research study indicates.Read More


U.S. Bishops Defy Pope, Continue Anti-LGBT Crusade

Filed by John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Defying Pope Francis's call to stop obsessing about same-sex marriage, America's Catholic bishops voted yesterday to continue their unholy crusade against civil marriage equality.Read More

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Man Stuck in Airport Overnight Does Amazing Thing

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

What would you do if you were stuck in the Las Vegas airport overnight alone? Would you sit in front of a slot machine all night hoping to win it big? Maybe spend some time riding the baggage carousel?Read More

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Hallmark Releases First Gay Father's Day eCard

Filed by John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

For the first time ever, the Hallmark greeting card company is offering a Father's Day card for families headed by two dads.Read More

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Catholic Bishop Can't Remember When He Learned Sex With Kids is a Crime

Filed by John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Robert J. Carlson, the Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Louis, claimed during a recent court deposition in Minnesota that he couldn't remember when he first became aware that sex with a child is a crime.Read More


Everyone Loves a Good StoryCorps

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A new initiative from StoryCorps is dedicated to preserving LGBTQ stories, especially those of early pioneers, youth, and others most likely to be excluded from history.Read More

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Why Is Lambda Legal Cyberbullying a Small Business?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Lambda is urging their followers to damage the reputation of a company that is recognized as LGBT-friendly and hasn't been proven guilty of any wrongdoing. Even worse, their excuses reek of self indulgence and simply parrot a five-year-old's favorite form of absolution: "Not me."Read More

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Southern Baptists Officially Condemn Trans People

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Southern Baptist Convention has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution condemning trans people and efforts to validate, mainstream, and protect them.Read More

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Utah Cop at Center of Pride Controversy Resigns

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Salt Lake City police officer who allegedly refused to work his assigned post at the Utah Pride Parade has resigned, citing "untenable work conditions."Read More

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Study: Gay Men Make Straight People Feel Dirty

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

A new study released late last month found that straight people, particularly conservatives, feel the need to "physically cleanse" themselves after imagining contact with a gay man.Read More

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This is What it Was Like to Be Gay in the 1990s

Filed by John M. Becker | June 10, 2014 | 7:30 PM | comments

From DADT and DOMA to the Boy Scouts and Matthew Shepard, this compilation of news clips will take you through the gay rights milestones of the 1990s.Read More

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NOM Surrogate Tricks People into Attending Anti-Gay Rally

Filed by John M. Becker | June 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

NOM is having trouble generating enthusiasm for an upcoming anti-equality rally, so a trusted surrogate is turning to an unconventional method: lying.Read More

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Hundreds of Students Protest Westboro at D.C. School

Filed by John M. Becker | June 10, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Westboro Baptist Church picketed a pride celebration at a D.C. high school after its principal came out as gay. More than 2,400 students and community members were there to meet them.Read More

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Reuters: Legal Industry Has Reached 'Mozilla Moment'

Filed by John M. Becker | June 10, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

At least 30 of the country's 200 largest law firms have clients challenging discriminatory state marriage laws. Not a single one is defending a marriage ban in court.Read More

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Man Sees the Apocalypse in Miracle Whip Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | June 10, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

This guy is obviously off his rocker, but his video is amusing in the same way monkeys throwing shit makes kids giggle at the zoo.Read More

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Utah Cop Who Wouldn't Work Pride Sues for Defamation

Filed by John M. Becker | June 10, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A Utah police officer who was put on administrative leave after refusing to work at Salt Lake City's pride parade is denying the allegations and suing for defamation of character.Read More

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This is What it Was Like to Be Gay in the 1980s

Filed by John M. Becker | June 09, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

This new compilation includes HIV/AIDS, Barney Frank, immigration equality, Ronald Reagan, housing discrimination, hate crimes, the 20th anniversary of Stonewall, and the NAMES Project. Which of these stories do you remember?Read More

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BREAKING: Judge Refuses to Stop WI Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | June 09, 2014 | 2:50 PM | comments

Judge Barbara Crabb has refused Attorney General Van Hollen's request to stop same-sex marriages in Wisconsin. They can continue, at least for now.Read More

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12 Easy Steps for Talking About a Shooting Rampage

Filed by Bil Browning | June 09, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Oh, more white people went on a shooting rampage? Let's save us all time and run through the mass media discourse - that way we can all get back to doing nothing about this much more quickly.Read More

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Utah Cop Refuses to Work at Pride Parade

Filed by John M. Becker | June 08, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Salt Lake City Police Department placed one of its officers on administrative leave after they refused to work at the city's LGBT pride parade, even though the department assigned them to do so.Read More

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Trans Priest to Preach at National Cathedral

Filed by John M. Becker | June 08, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Two weeks from today, Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge will become the first openly transgender priest to preach at D.C.'s historic Washington National Cathedral.Read More


How The Right Shoots Down Political Discourse

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 08, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Injecting guns into our political discourse not only pits the First Amendment against the Second Amendment, but also transforms the nature of protest.Read More

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NOM's Dirty Deal with the Devil

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 07, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Remember that musical "Damn Yankees" where an aging Washington Senators baseball fan makes a Faustian bargain with the devil to become the young hero who wins the pennant against the Yankees?Read More


129 Wisconsin Couples Wed in First Hours of Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | June 07, 2014 | 3:30 AM | comments

In the first hours of marriage equality in Wisconsin, 129 couples received licenses. Barring a court order, marriages will continue Saturday in Madison and Milwaukee.Read More

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Thugs Attack Prominent Russian LGBT Activist

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A well-known Russian LGBT activist in the western city of Voronezh was assaulted this week by a gang of thugs.Read More

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Blue Angels Tarnished by Porn & Homophobia Scandal

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

An investigation from the U.S. Navy found that for at least a year, the climate inside the famous Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron was one of fraternity-style chauvinism and homophobia.Read More

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In Historic First, Armed Forces Color Guard Will March in DC Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Tomorrow's Capital Pride parade in Washington D.C. should contain an LGBT historical milestone: a U.S. Armed Forces color guard, presenting the American flag and the flags of all five branches of the military.Read More

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Lucky Charms Cereal Celebrates LGBT Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lucky Charms, the General Mills cereal with multi-colored marshmallow shapes, is celebrating LGBT Pride Month with #LuckyToBe, a new social media campaign.Read More

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This is What it Was Like to Be Gay in the 1970s

Filed by John M. Becker | June 05, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

From the pieing of Anita Bryant to the murder of Harvey Milk to the first Pride Parades that were held in the aftermath of Stonewall... it's all here, and much more.Read More

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D.C. Principal Comes Out at Pride Event, Students Cheer

Filed by John M. Becker | June 05, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

During an LGBTQ Pride celebration yesterday at a D.C. high school, principal Pete Cahall came out of the closet as a gay man. Students cheered and hugged him.Read More

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Meet Ryland Whittington, Tiny Trans Hero

Filed by John M. Becker | June 05, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The heartwarming story of Ryland Whittington has 5.4 million views on YouTube and counting. Check it out -- you'll see why.Read More

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Pride Season & the State of Marriage Equality

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

What can we expect during Pride month on the marriage equality front?Read More

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Desecrating Maya Angelou's Funeral

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 05, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Before many of us could fully grasp the sad news of Maya Angelou's passing, Westboro Baptist was front and center before the press announcing their intent to picket her funeral.Read More

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Can Evangelicals Create Level Ground for LGBT Christians?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 04, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

How can you make local evangelical communities more LGBT-inclusive if you throw a festival and hardly anyone shows up?Read More

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How Founding GOProud Taught Me Authenticity

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 04, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

I read a great quote on Facebook this week: "Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about un-becoming everything that isn't really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."Read More

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Best Advice for Figuring Out Someone's Gender

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There's not really much to add to this graphic. It's quite simply the best advice ever.Read More

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Jonah Hill Offers Emotional Apology on 'Tonight Show'

Filed by John M. Becker | June 04, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

"My heart's broken, and I genuinely am deeply sorry for anyone who's ever been affected by that term in their life."Read More

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Trans Man Sues NYC After Being Kicked Out of Locker Room

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

A trans man is suing the New York City Parks and Recreation Department after he was allegedly refused access to a men's locker room last summer at a Staten Island swimming pool.Read More

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U.S. Embassy to the Vatican Has LGBT Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

In compliance with President Obama's proclamation, the U.S. Embassy to Vatican City recognized June 2014 as LGBT Pride Month. Conservative Catholics are furious.Read More

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Baptist Pastor's Son Comes Out; Congregation Changes Anti-Gay Views

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A Baptist congregation in Los Angeles has voted to defy the Southern Baptist Convention and drop its anti-gay teachings after a pastor's son came out of the closet.Read More

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Actor Fired for Confronting Drunk, Homophobic Heckler

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

A California actor confronted a homophobic heckler during a live theatre performance. He lost his job as a result.Read More

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Transgender: The Perfect Social Conservative Storm

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | June 03, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Transgender issues hit a host of dog-whistle conservative issues simultaneously: a rejection of science, opposition to women's bodily autonomy, and anti-LGBT hostility.Read More

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Nancy Grace: Anita Bryant Didn't Deserve Pie Attack

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Nancy Grace thinks infamous homophobe Anita Bryant, who was pied in 1977 for her hateful anti-gay crusade, is a "nice lady" who didn't deserve what happened to her.Read More

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Jonah Hill Apologizes for Using Anti-Gay Slur

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

Actor Jonah Hill hurled a homophobic slur at a paparazzo over the weekend. This morning, he apologized on the Howard Stern Show.Read More

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R.I.P., Stormé DeLarverie

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 02, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Stormé DeLarverie, a hero of Stonewall and a pioneer LGBT activist, died last month at age 93. She was called the "Rosa Parks" of the gay rights movement.Read More

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What if Women's Roles Were Played By Men?

Filed by Andrew Markle | June 02, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The delightfully hilarious contrast between the woman's role versus the man's role is beyond comprehension.Read More

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Homophobia: What's Our Part In It?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 01, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Others are clearly far more culpable, but the LGBTQ community does have a part in homophobia. Read More

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New Las Vegas Commercials Are Increasingly Queer

Filed by Andrew Markle | June 01, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Vegas touts its nightlife for the most part, but it's "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas," tourism monicker is most certainly living up to its hype. Read More

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Herndon: Seamen Strip Down & Grease Up

Filed by Andrew Markle | June 01, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Washington Naval Academy plebes spent most of last week trying to climb the fated Herndon Monument, an expertly greased up obelisk that challenges even the most determined seaman. Read More