Quote of the Day: August 2013


Liz Cheney Is a Horrible Sister & Terrible Person

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

If Mary is willing to sell out her own life for partisan politics, we shouldn't be surprised when her sister does the same thing.Read More


NY Times: Army Must Provide Trans-Inclusive Healthcare

Filed by John M. Becker | August 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

"[The Army] should give Private Manning appropriate medical care and safe but not unduly isolated housing, which should be available for all transgender prisoners."Read More


Cory Booker Responds to Opponent's Homophobic Smears

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Cory Booker: My opponent's "callous, bigoted disrespect to gays and lesbians... just shouldn't be tolerated."Read More


Ricky Martin: I Bullied People I Knew Were Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | August 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Ricky Martin spoke candidly with GQ Australia about his experience growing up as a closeted, self-loathing gay Catholic.Read More


Hawaii's Catholic Bishop: Equal Marriage = Persecution

Filed by John M. Becker | August 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Roman Catholic bishop of Honolulu, Hawaii is attempting to stoke the fires of homophobia as lawmakers in that state prepare to possibly consider passing marriage equality.Read More


Macklemore at VMAs: 'Gay Rights Are Human Rights'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Speaking last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Seattle rapper Macklemore called LGBT rights anthem "Same Love" the most important song he's ever written.Read More


LGBT Visibility at the March on Washington

Filed by John M. Becker | August 25, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

"This is who we must be: not only a country that believes in equality, but a country that acts on that belief."Read More


Effort to Defeat Indiana's Amendment Gets Major Support

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 24, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star Editorial Board once again reminds lawmakers in the Hoosier state that a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality will harm business in a state already reeling from the Great Recession.Read More


New Mexico Supremes: No Religious Right to Discriminate

Filed by John M. Becker | August 23, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that religion does not grant private business owners a special exemption from non-discrimination law in the public marketplace.Read More


Wentworth Miller Comes Out, Spanks Russia at Same Time

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Actor Wentworth Miller of "Prison Break" came out as a gay man in a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. He also rejected their invitation to attend.Read More


Scalia: LGBTs Are an 'Invented' Minority

Filed by John M. Becker | August 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia heaped additional contempt on LGBT people in a speech in Montana this week.Read More


Russian Sprinters: Same-Sex Kiss Was Not a Protest

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Kseniya Ryzhova calls media speculation that the kiss was a pro-LGBT protest "a sick fantasy."Read More


It's Only a Marriage if There's Eye Contact During Sex

Filed by John M. Becker | August 19, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

A right-wing Mexican politician took it upon herself to explain the mechanics of gay sex at a recent marriage equality forum.Read More


NOM Embraces 'Ex-Gay' Proponent

Filed by John M. Becker | August 18, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Continuing its march to the far-right fringe, the National Organization for Marriage is defending a homophobic gospel singer who falsely claims to have "prayed away the gay."Read More


Gay War Hero Booed by Christians in San Antonio

Filed by John M. Becker | August 16, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Gay war hero Eric Alva, who lost a leg in Iraq, was booed yesterday by anti-gay Christians in San Antonio, Texas.Read More


Frank Schubert Mocks Gender Identity

Filed by John M. Becker | August 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Frank Schubert, the anti-equality activist who ran the campaign to pass Proposition 8, doesn't have much use for gender identity either.Read More


American Runner Speaks Out for Equality in Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | August 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, 29-year-old American runner Nick Symmonds became the first athlete to criticize Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law on Russian soil.Read More


Fundie Tennessee Judge Orders Child's Name Changed

Filed by John M. Becker | August 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

A Tennessee judge ordered a child's name changed because... Jesus.Read More


Dear Abby: Reach Out to Anti-Equality Relatives

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Dear Abby, an outspoken supporter of marriage equality, advised a soon-to-be-married same-sex couple in Minnesota to reach out to relatives who haven't yet come around on the issue.Read More


Australian PM Promises Equal Marriage Bill if Re-Elected

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: if re-elected, my government will put forward a marriage equality bill "within the first 100 days."Read More


Fischer: Russia Isn't Homophobic, It's "Homorealistic"

Filed by John M. Becker | August 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Hate group leader Bryan Fischer just loves Russia's draconian ban on so-called "gay propaganda."Read More


WaPo Editorial Board Condemns Russia's 'War on Gays'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 09, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

"[If] Mr. Putin believed that persecution of gay people would be a domestic issue of little interest to the world, he miscalculated."Read More


The Best Missed Connections Ad Ever?

Filed by John M. Becker | August 08, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

An anonymous Brooklyn man fell in love on an inbound Q train, beginning a decades-long journey of tragically unrequited passion.Read More


Obama Cancels Planned Summit With Putin

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

The White House announced today that President Obama would not be attending bilateral talks with Russian President Putin over recent tensions between the two countries.Read More


WI's Walker: Marriage Equality Isn't Coming "Anytime Soon"

Filed by John M. Becker | August 06, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Scott Walker, the notorious Tea Party governor of Wisconsin, doesn't think marriage equality will be coming to the Badger State "anytime soon."Read More


Former Head of Exodus Condemns 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

The former head of "pray away the gay" group Exodus International admitted in a recent interview that false promises of change in a person's sexual orientation "sets [them] up for tremendous damage."Read More


Raven-Symoné Comes Out

Filed by John M. Becker | August 04, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

Actress and singer Raven-Symoné, who played Olivia on the Cosby Show, came out of the closet on Friday.Read More


State Department Announces New Post-DOMA Visa Policy

Filed by John M. Becker | August 03, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday that the United States will immediately begin processing visa applications for same-sex couples.Read More


Greg Louganis Speaks Out on Russian 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Filed by John M. Becker | August 02, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The openly gay Olympic legend calls Russia's anti-gay law "heartbreaking and heinous."Read More


USA Today Publishes Shameful 'Ex-Gay' Op-Ed

Filed by John M. Becker | August 01, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

USA Today published an op-ed by a proponent of "ex-gay" therapy, giving a national platform to this dangerous and discredited junk science.Read More