Living: July 2014


Nine Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | July 31, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A new open letter from nine prominent former leaders of the "ex-gay" movement denounces "ex-gay" therapy and expresses support for efforts to end it altogether.Read More

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Gay Catholic Music Director Fired for Getting Engaged

Filed by John M. Becker | July 31, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Catholic hierarchy's crusade against LGBT Catholics and their families continues.Read More


Utah School Fires Teacher Because Homophones Are Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | July 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

A social media specialist in Utah says a private English-language school fired him after a blog post about homophones, which the school allegedly said could be confused with gay sex.Read More


BREAKING: Transgender Teen Girl Stabbed in DC

Filed by John M. Becker | July 30, 2014 | 6:40 PM | comments

Police in Washington, D.C. say a 15-year-old transgender teenager was stabbed in the back on a green Line Metro train this afternoon.Read More

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Got Water?

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

As we celebrate victories in marriage equality and other advances in LGBT rights, we also need to be mindful of the big-picture human rights issues that threaten our quality of life, health, and our very survival. Read More

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HRC: Trans Exclusion at MichFest is 'Inexcusable'

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

The nation's largest LGBT rights organization has come out swinging against the transphobic policies of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.Read More

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Straight UFC Fighter Strips Down for Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | July 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Mixed martial artist Kyle Kingsbury stripped down and bent over for marriage equality last weekend during a pre-match weigh-in.Read More

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Another 'Ex-Gay' Activist Leaves the Movement

Filed by John M. Becker | July 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yvette Cantu Schneider, one of the "ex-gay" industry's highest-profile spokespeople and most prominent female voices, is sorry for her former work and now supports LGBT equality.Read More

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David Tyree Deeply Tied to Hardcore Anti-Gay Activists

Filed by John M. Becker | July 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM | comments

David Tyree, the New York Giants' new director of player development, says he's "evolved" away from homophobia. But his deep ties to anti-gay activists call that claim into question.Read More

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Russian Pride Event Held Without Violence

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

Last weekend, a pride event in Russia was held without being met by violence -- an apparent first for the country.Read More

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In Portraying Gay Lives, TV is Coming of Age

Filed by Mark Segal | July 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Television is beginning to come of age and examine issues of gay life honestly, rather than through cartoonish, stereotypical portrayals.Read More

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Investigation: Ohio State Band Mocked 'Fags With AIDS'

Filed by John M. Becker | July 28, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

According to an Ohio State University investigation, members of the school's famous marching band reportedly sang songs mocking "fags with AIDS" and "dirty fags [who] love to molest little children."Read More

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Gay Saudi Man Will Get 450 Lashes for Dating Men

Filed by John M. Becker | July 28, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

A Saudi Arabian man will serve three years in jail and receive 450 lashes after he was convicted of using Twitter to arrange dates with men.Read More

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On David Tyree, NY Giants Can't Hide Behind Platitudes

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

David Tyree, the New York Giants' new director of player development, is virulently anti-gay. Here's why that matters.Read More

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'Religious Freedom' Explained In One Graphic

Filed by John M. Becker | July 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Leave it to Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, to summarize the absurd double standard of the right's "religious freedom" talking point in one graphic.Read More

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WATCH: Mormon Mom Talks About Loving Her Trans Son

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

Parents loving and affirming their trans kids? Now that's something to smile about.Read More

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MN's Top Newspaper Calls for Archbishop's Resignation

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

Minnesota's top newspaper is calling for the resignation of Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who is under investigation for claims that he covered up sexual abuse and possession of child pornography by priests and allegedly engaged in sexual relationships with other men.Read More

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Legacies & Ruins [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | July 26, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

When we are gone, and this time and this movement are empty shells of memory, will we leave behind a beautiful ruin that people revisit for inspiration or hope, or will our legacy be an eyesore on the banks of history?Read More

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When the Hell Did We Become Normal?

Filed by Norm Kent | July 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Forty-five years after Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon, legal pot and marriage equality have landed on America's doorstep. It is one small step for men, one giant high for mankind.Read More

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Anti-Gay Oregon Bakery Makes Cakes for 'Gay Cure' Group

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Sweet Cakes, the bigoted Oregon bakery that made headlines last year for refusing to serve gay couples, proudly bakes cakes for an "ex-gay" group.Read More

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Edie Windsor Reveals How She Found Her Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | July 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

In a new video from Marriage Equality USA, Edie Windsor recounts how she met attorney Robbie Kaplan and reveals how she developed her "love affair with the gay community."Read More


Report: Obamacare Covering More LGBTs, But More Work Remains

Filed by John M. Becker | July 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Efforts to get LGBT people covered under the Affordable Care Act were successful, but the degree of that success varied significantly by state.Read More

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Fired 'Gaystapo' Editor Claims Religious Discrimination

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

Bob Eschliman, the small-town Iowa newspaper editor who was fired by his company after a vitriolic anti-gay rant, now claims he was terminated for his "sincerely held religious beliefs."Read More

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Naked Men Rob Florida Restaurant & Only Take Meat

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's a story you don't see every day - and, of course, it happened in Florida.Read More

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Chad Allen Steps Up His HIV/AIDS Advocacy (Literally)

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 8:30 PM | comments

Actor and heartthrob Chad Allen is training to run the Sydney Marathon and raising money to help people living with HIV.Read More

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Dungy Sticks Foot in Mouth Again, Calls Homosexuality a 'Lifestyle'

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Discussing Michael Sam, former NFL coach Tony Dungy finally trotted out the old anti-gay standby: "Even though I don't agree with his lifestyle, I love him." Yeah right.Read More

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Controversial Georgian Opera Singer Plans Pro-Equality Concert

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Controversial Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri announced last week that she intends to apologize to the LGBT community by holding a benefit concert for victims of violence and dedicated to gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities.Read More

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ExxonMobil Proves It Is the Worst Company on Earth

Filed by Bil Browning | July 23, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

After almost two decades spent fighting against equality - including 15 consecutive years worth of failed shareholder resolutions to put the four words in the company's nondiscrimination policy - ExxonMobil will once again prove that they are the worst of the worst.Read More

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Class Act: Michael Sam Responds to Dungy's Homophobia

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Michael Sam was asked to respond to Tony Dungy's homophobic comments, and he did so with grace and aplomb.Read More

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What I Learned From My Minimum-Wage Job

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

When I was 16, I got my first job - at McDonald's. It was the hardest work I'd ever done in my life, and it punctured my bubble of economic privilege.Read More

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Mother Charged With Hate Crime Against Daughter

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

This is a story that will turn your stomach. Any mother who would do this is depraved and isn't worthy of being called a mom.Read More


U.S. Missteps in Central America Could Endanger LGBTs

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

In pursuing a quick fix to a chronic border-refugee crisis, the United States risks worsening the long-term refugee problem and jeopardizing Central American LGBTs who confront violence and injustice.Read More

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Keith Olbermann Shreds NFL Homophobe Tony Dungy

Filed by John M. Becker | July 22, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Watch ESPN2 host Keith Olbermann rip former NFL coach and current NBC sports commentator Tony Dungy for anti-gay comments Dungy made about football player Michael Sam.Read More

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Escape from Russia: My Independence Day

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Russian LGBT activist Andrew Nasonov received harassment, intimidation, beatings, and death threats for his human rights work. But when police abducted him and threatened his family, he knew he had to leave.Read More

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Flight Attendant Keeps it Gay in Fabulous Safety Speech

Filed by John M. Becker | July 20, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

"Do not be naughty in that potty... Folks, it's $2200 for tampering with a smoke detector in the lavatory. And you know if you had $2200 you'd be [flying] first class."Read More

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The Return of the Wilton Manor Exiles

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

According to the Bible, the Children of Israel wandered for forty years before they reached their Promised Land. Read More

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New Book Celebrates Cuban Gay, Trans Cabaret Performers

Filed by John M. Becker | July 20, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

A new book celebrates the lives of gay and transgender cabaret performers in Havana, Cuba, and the role they play in Cuban society.Read More

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Revelation at the Gay Club [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | July 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

It wasn't until I was in the midst of working that evening that I realized how much a lack of social contact with gay men in particular, was something that I need in my life, and don't tend to get.Read More

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Heartwarming Marriage Proposal of the Day: Oregon

Filed by John M. Becker | July 19, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Here's your tear-jerker for the day.Read More

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Ladies Read Real Messages from Grindr, Scruff, Growlr

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

You may never look for casual sex in the same way again.Read More

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I Still Can't Believe I Got Married

Filed by Mark Segal | July 18, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Something happened last week that I thought would never happen in my lifetime: I got married. And now, a few days later, it still is an amazement to me.Read More

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100+ HIV/AIDS Workers Victims of Malaysian Flight

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 18, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Over 100 researchers, including Joep Lange, a prominent HIV researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society, may be victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.Read More

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Arrested for Being Too Poor to Afford Child Care

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 17, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Debra Harrell was trying to do the best she could.Read More

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Author of Texas Ex-Gay Plank Tied to Sex Offender

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Texas Republican party plank endorsing ex-gay therapy was written by a man using a fake name with longstanding ties to a registered sex offender and a history of sexual compulsion and deceit.Read More

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George Takei Talks About Japanese Internment

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

George Takei discussed his time in the internment camp and how it shaped his personal definition of patriotism and democracy in a recent TED Talk. Watch:Read More

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The Golden Rule of LGBTQ Equality

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Golden Rule is empty nonsense, at best a paradox and at worst, intentional propaganda that plays into self-aggrandizing, power hungry hands and distracts from just conflict resolution. Read More

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Jose Antonio Vargas Detained By Border Patrol

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas was detained by the Border Patrol this morning as he attempted to board a plane to Los Angeles.Read More

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7th Circuit Sets Court Date for IN & WI Marriage Cases

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Both cases will be heard on August 13 at 9:30am Central time in Chicago.Read More

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If Gay Guys Said the Stuff Straight People Say

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

These humorous videos show what it would be like if gay guys asked straight people the ridiculously patronizing things they ask us all the time.Read More

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American Quakers Create Ugandan 'Underground Railroad'

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

With Uganda's abhorrent record on LGBT rights and recently disturbing laws that criminalize homosexuality, the Society of Friends, one of the nation's oldest religions and a founding pillar for progressivism, has stepped up to help the cause.Read More

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'Dear White Gays' Author Misses the Mark

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 15, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Why not extend your hand in friendship and your mind in understanding rather than simply putting up a sign that says "No Gays Allowed"?Read More

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Pro-LGBT Methodist Pastor Burns Himself to Death

Filed by John M. Becker | July 14, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Charles Moore, a retired Methodist pastor and a longtime advocate for greater inclusion of gays and lesbians in that church, burned himself to death last month.Read More

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What Ellen Means to Me

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 14, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Ellen's historic coming out meant a lot to me. I remember exactly where I was on the day that episode aired.Read More

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Watch Out for Those Poppers

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

A report from the U.K. released last week suggests that alkyl nitrates -- the popular inhaled aphrodisiac more commonly known as "poppers" -- may be linked with eye damage, possibly because of the introduction of a new formula.Read More


Ending the Stigma Against HIV/AIDS

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's time to stop being afraid of something that has a cure within its reach. It's time that we end the stigma and love one another the way we should always. It's time we stop the shame. Read More

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'Can We Forgive You?': A Manifesto

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Straight people may wonder, "What do LGBT people want from us?" As the late James Baldwin once said regarding race: "You ask the wrong question, which should [be],... 'Can we forgive you?'"Read More

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Jason Biggs' Awfully Awesome SeaWorld Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

The company's marketing team are good at public relations and advertising campaigns. They know their demographic and they hit it. But what if they were a little more honest with the mouthpieces shilling for their horror farms?Read More

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Scott Lively Tries to Reclaim the Rainbow from Godless Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | July 13, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

This is the best hateful, anti-gay song you'll ever hear. Guaranteed.Read More

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5 Things Gay Men Should Know About Crohn's Disease

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Crohn's Disease is no laughing matter. It is a debilitating autoimmune diseases that ravages through your gastrointestinal system like a piranha attacked to a fireball. It's painful and disgusting. Plainly spoken, it hurts... really bad. Read More


Religious Progressives Must Pick Sides in Equality Fight

Filed by John M. Becker | July 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

We need to send a loud, clear message to Jim Wallis-style "progressive" Christians: you either fully support LGBT equality, without exceptions, or you don't get to call yourself an ally.Read More

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A Reason To Celebrate [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | July 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been a bit snarky about the fireworks. After all, I found myself thinking, it's just Thursday, and that happens every week - not exactly something to be all celebratory over. Read More

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Shocker: Millionaire CEO Lies About Minimum Wage Increase

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 12, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Fast food CEO Andy Puzder says that raising the minimum wage will harm workers and kill job growth. A new study of the 13 states that have tried it says otherwise.Read More

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Pride Whopper Wrapper Selling on Ebay for $1k+

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Chalk this up to "stupid people with money to waste."Read More

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LGBT History: Anita Bryant's Anti-Gay Campaign

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Dave Evans, the brain behind all of the recent videos compiling news clips about LGBT people for each decade, is back and his latest video may be the best yet.Read More

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Colombia's Transgender Soccer Club

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

Who knew that Colombia had a transgender soccer club? (Or, as the rest of the world calls it, a football club.) No matter the name, it's damn cool.Read More

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From Stonewall to the White House

Filed by Mark Segal | July 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

It was the last day of June, Gay Pride month, and it was magic.Read More

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Edie Windsor Speaks About Gay Life Before Stonewall

Filed by John M. Becker | July 10, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

In the second installment of a series of interviews with Marriage Equality USA, LGBT icon Edie Windsor discusses pre-Stonewall life and the beginning of her now-legendary love story.Read More

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Uganda: 'Jail the Gays' Bill Doesn't Really Punish Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | July 10, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

How's that for chutzpah?Read More

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IN Clerk Gives LGBT Youth Group 10k From Marriage Fees

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Beth White, the Indiana County Clerk who immediately started issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples after the state's law banning same-sex marriage was deemed unconstitutional, gave a local LGBT youth group a check for $9,808 yesterday.Read More

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Fired for Proselytizing at Work, Bank Teller Claims Persecution

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A Kentucky woman, who was fired by U.S. Bank after refusing repeated warnings to stop asking customers whether they'd found Jesus, is suing the company for religious discrimination and claiming she was "persecuted" for her Christian beliefs.Read More

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Hollywood Execs May Be Victims of Homophobic Lawyer

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Four high-profile Hollywood executives have been slapped with salacious gay sexual abuse lawsuits in recent weeks by a single lawyer. But while the cases are imploding, the damages to their reputations may be permanent.Read More

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Russian MP: Naked Apollo on Banknote Threatens Children

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A Russian lawmaker is demanding that the country redesign its 100-ruble banknote, featuring the Greek god Apollo, because he says the deity's tiny penis presents a potential threat to children.Read More

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Men: Are You Dressing Wrong?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Since I've had to take a crash course in modern men's fashion do's and don'ts, I thought maybe some of you could also use a quick primer.Read More

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Russian Orthodox Priest: World Cup is a 'Homosexual Abomination'

Filed by John M. Becker | July 08, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky is glad his country's team was knocked out of the World Cup... because he says it's an "abomination" and part of a worldwide homosexualist war on Christianity.Read More

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Apple Releases Heartwarming Pride Video

Filed by John M. Becker | July 08, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yesterday Apple released a heartwarming video documenting the company's preparation for and participation in last week's San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.Read More

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Austin Lingerie Store Shames Trans Woman, Faces Backlash

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 07, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

A lingerie store in Austin, Texas, faced a strong social media backlash after an employee there allegedly discriminated against a transgender woman last week. The controversy highlights the difficulty trans people face in accessing gender-appropriate facilities.Read More

New Study: Children of Same-Sex Couples Do Better

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

Another major scientific study validates same-sex parenting and repudiates the Religious Right's lie that children do best with a mother and a father. Take that, Mark Regnerus!Read More

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Ancient Gay Graffiti Discovered in Greece

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

A prehistoric archaeologist working on the small Greek island of Astypalaia has discovered the world's oldest erotic carvings -- and they're very, very gay.Read More

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My Queer Southern Etiquette

Filed by Garrard Conley | July 07, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

When applied ever so slightly to the right social situation, etiquette has the power to render us our best, well behaved selves; when applied with a heavy hand, it has the power to asphyxiate.Read More

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Scott Walker's Son Witnesses WI Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | July 06, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Alex Walker -- the college-age son of anti-gay Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker -- recently acted as the state-required witness to a family member's same-sex marriage.Read More


The Open Road [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | July 05, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm in my mid-thirties, and that puts me at the tail end of the last generation to have had an unbridled love affair with driving and the American highway system.Read More

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Are Intergenerational Gay Couples a New Trend in Dating?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 05, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'll never forget the time I was on a date with a younger guy and I said something about Barbra Streisand and he said, "Barbara who?" I made him pay for dinner.Read More

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What Makes You Feel Patriotic? [Open Thread]

Filed by John M. Becker | July 04, 2014 | 6:00 AM | comments

On this day when many Americans celebrate their independence and national pride, I ask: what makes you proud of your country?Read More

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Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Zarrillo and Katami Wed at Last

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 03, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last weekend, under a balmy evening sky outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Proposition 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami exchanged wedding vows as family and friends looked on with swelled hearts.Read More

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Summertime for the Working Parent

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 03, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Families have changed a lot in the past 100 years. Maybe it's time for "summer break" to change, just enough to actually give parents a break too.Read More

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It's Not 'Independence Day' for Women

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 03, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

As the "rockets red glare and bombs burst in air" this July Fourth, American women still do not have the right to decide what to do with their bodies - a core American value inextricably linked to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Read More

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Colonialism, Homophobia, and Absolution

Filed by John M. Becker | July 03, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

In their noble effort to be culturally sensitive to the legacy of Western imperialism, Westerners who blame homophobia in developing countries exclusively on colonialism inadvertently become what they despise. Read More

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Seattle Drag Queen Spanks Christian Protesters at Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | July 02, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last Sunday, a group of anti-LGBT Christian protesters with megaphones and picket signs tried to hijack Seattle's gay pride parade. But local drag queen Mama Tits came to the rescue.Read More

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Ten Signs We're Becoming a Hideous Theocratic Dystopia

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | July 02, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Citizens in some of the world's most oppressive and dysfunctional theocracies ridicule Americans for being a bunch of anti-science religious zealots.Read More

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WATCH: Burger King Unwraps Pride Whopper

Filed by John M. Becker | July 02, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

"What made this burger different? People were surprised, delighted and even a little shocked to find out. Watch the Proud Whopper unwrap for the big reveal."Read More

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Disney Princesses Used in Rape Awareness Posters

Filed by Bil Browning | July 02, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Remember Saint Hoax, the artist who turned world leaders like Vladimir Putin into drag queens? She's back with a new twist on the Disney Princesses - using their images in a rape awareness campaign.Read More

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Burger King Introduces Pride-Themed Whopper

Filed by John M. Becker | July 02, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

In what may be a first for a fast food restaurant, Burger King celebrated LGBT Pride by introducing a Pride-themed sandwich. And the haters are furious about it.Read More

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Anti-Gay MN Archbishop Accused of 'Multiple' Same-Sex Relationships

Filed by John M. Becker | July 01, 2014 | 7:30 PM | comments

Virulently homophobic Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is again under investigation for "multiple allegations" of sexual relationships with seminarians, priests, and other men.Read More

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Meet Michael and Robert, Marriage Equality Pioneers

Filed by John M. Becker | July 01, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis of Yonkers, New York have been fighting for marriage equality long before it became the popular thing to do.Read More

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Elton John: Jesus Would Support Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | July 01, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Of course [gay priests should be able to marry]. And I don't see why Catholic priests have to be celibate. It's crazy. These are old and stupid things."Read More