Quote of the Day: December 2013


The Best Editorial Retraction of 2013

Filed by John M. Becker | December 31, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

A central Pennsylvania newspaper retracted a scathing editorial ripping Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address... 150 years later.Read More


Brandon Teena: 20 Years Later

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

Teena, a FTM transgender person, was brutally raped and killed 20 years ago tomorrow by ex-convicts John L. Lotter and Marvin Thomas "Tom" Nissen after they discovered that he was transgender.Read More


HRC Trolls Utah's Attorney General

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

HRC President Chad Griffin trolled Utah's Acting Attorney General on Twitter last night over the bungled response to the state's marriage equality lawsuit.Read More


Russian MP & Opera Star Denounces Anti-Gay Law

Filed by Bil Browning | December 26, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Member of Parliament Maria Maksakova has become the first Russian politician to publicly state their opposition to the country's new anti-gay legislation.Read More


Log Cabin: Do as We Say & Not as We Do

Filed by Bil Browning | December 23, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Log Cabin Republican Executive Director in the group's third press release trying to jump on the Duck Dynasty bandwagon.Read More


Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Is Not Amused

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen warns that Americans shouldn't read too much into Cuba's newly passed law protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination.Read More


Catholic Newspaper: Church Is Wrong On Homosexuality

Filed by John M. Becker | December 20, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"If the [Catholic] church faces a marketing failure on issues of sexuality, the failure is in listening to its people."Read More


Alan Cumming: Bisexuals 'Have a Bad Rap'

Filed by John M. Becker | December 19, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I still define myself as a bisexual... I'm sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man..."Read More


Russian TV Star: Burn Gays Alive In Ovens

Filed by John M. Becker | December 18, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I don't want my children to think that being a [fa***t] is okay. It's queer fascism!"Read More


Swanson: 'Religious Freedom' Means Putting Gays In Prison

Filed by John M. Becker | December 17, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Because "God's laws require that we prosecute homosexuals who are caught in the act of homosexuality."Read More


Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For ENDA Passage

Filed by John M. Becker | December 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook called for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a recent speech at Auburn University.Read More


IN Bishops Stay Neutral on Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Indiana's five Catholic Bishops issued a statement last week that takes a neutral approach to the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.Read More


Vladimir Putin Robustly Defends 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | December 13, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"And it is absolutely objective and understandable for a country like Russia... [to defend itself against] the so-called 'tolerance,' sexless and barren."Read More


NBC Must Choose Between Accountability & Collaboration

Filed by John M. Becker | December 12, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

"NBC has been dodging attempts from activists to hold them accountable since the [anti-LGBT] laws were enacted."Read More


Bryan Fischer Exults In India Court Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | December 11, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

"What India's Supreme Court has done is entirely right. Homosexual conduct should be contrary to public policy everywhere."Read More


Obama: Mandela's Legacy Reminds Us Change is Possible

Filed by John M. Becker | December 10, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Around the world today, men and women are still... persecuted for what they look like, and how they worship, and who they love... And so we, too, must act on behalf of justice."Read More


Rick Warren: God Would Be Angry If I Supported Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | December 09, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Megachurch pastor and popular author Rick Warren cannot envision a time when his and other anti-LGBT churches reverse their position on marriage equality. Why? Because Jesus.Read More


Petition Challenging Stewart & Colbert On Transphobia

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | December 08, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

These are not satirical jokes or jokes that "laugh with" transgender people; these are crude, cruel jokes that laugh at and dehumanize transgender people.Read More


Paul Simon: Let Mandela Inspire Us To Work For Peace

Filed by John M. Becker | December 06, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"He conceived a model for mortal enemies to overcome their hatred and find a way through compassion to rebuild a nation based on truth, justice and the power of forgiveness."Read More


Tom Daley: Don't Label Me

Filed by John M. Becker | December 05, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Everything is all pretty new so I don't see any point in putting a label on it..."Read More


Israeli President Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | December 04, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Shimon Peres, the 90-year-old president of Israel, recently endorsed marriage equality on a state visit to Mexico.Read More


Britney Spears: My Gay Fans Are "Somewhat Girls"

Filed by John M. Becker | December 03, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Oh Britney Jean... Read More


Dolan: Catholic Hierarchy "Out-Marketed" on Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | December 02, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Really, Cardinal Dolan? Or could it just be that your arguments against marriage equality suck?Read More


Obama Administration Marks World AIDS Day

Filed by John M. Becker | December 01, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"On this World AIDS Day, as we reflect on the extraordinary progress we have made together, it is important to remember that our work is far from finished."Read More