Living: November 2014

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Gay Russian Asylum-Seekers Face Financial Hardship in US

Filed by John M. Becker | November 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Gay Russian asylum-seekers flee persecution in their home country, but they face a different kind of crushing hardship once they arrive in the United States. Read More


Does Penis Size Matter?

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

The folks at AsapSCIENCE take another deep dive -- this time, into the question of whether penis size really matters as much as many people think it does.Read More

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LGBT Iraqis Living Under ISIS at 'Imminent Risk of Death'

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

LGBT Iraqis living in areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) are "at imminent risk of death," according to a recent human rights report.Read More

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UK University Hockey Team Strips Down to Fight Homophobia [NSFW]

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

The hockey team at the University of Nottingham is getting naked and grabbing each other's junk. Because homophobia.Read More

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What's Left Behind When We Move On [PTAS]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | November 29, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Construction on the fort was halted in its tracks, leaving these massive blocks strewn somewhat haphazardly. That background is why shooting Bambi at the fort is so appropriate for where I'm personally at these days. Read More

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Wingnut Week In Review: Ferguson, Goddamn

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 28, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

This week, the only thing worse than the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown was the right-wing reaction to that decision.Read More

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Thanksgiving: A Tarnished Holiday

Filed by Kelley Winters | November 28, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Each year on Thanksgiving Day, I take time to remember the Native Americans who discovered this remarkable continent, flourished for tens of millennia before European settlement, and paid a heavy, tragic price of intolerance, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.Read More

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Westboro Baptist Gets Pranked for Thanksgiving

Filed by Bil Browning | November 28, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

How delicious. The Westboro Baptist site got punk'd for Thanksgiving after the satire site National Report published their phone number as a turkey helpline.Read More

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Home for the Holidays? [Thanksgiving Open Thread]

Filed by John M. Becker | November 27, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Happy Thanksgiving! What are your holiday plans this year?Read More

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Hate Group Targets Obama Nominee for Pro-Trans Work

Filed by John M. Becker | November 26, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Hate group leader Tony Perkins is targeting David Lopez, one of President Obama's nominees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, because of his work fighting anti-trans discrimination.Read More

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New Study Suggests Homosexuality Helps Humans Bond

Filed by John M. Becker | November 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

A new study is leading researchers to hypothesize that humans and other primates may engage in homosexual behaviors because it helps promote social bonding.Read More

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How to Be a Trans* Ally for Thanksgiving

Filed by Bil Browning | November 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

The National Center for Transgender Equality has put out a great infographic that shows you four easy ways to be a great trans* ally for Thanksgiving.Read More

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BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery

Filed by John M. Becker | November 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and the leader of its liberal wing, had a stent implanted in her heart this morning to address a coronary blockage.Read More

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Report: ISIS Stones Two Gay Men to Death

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

The militant Islamic group ISIS reportedly stoned two men to death in Syria yesterday for homosexuality.Read More

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Duggar Controversy Spurs Donations to LGBT Youth Group

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Renewed national attention on the Duggar family's homophobia is providing an unexpected boon for an Arkansas organization that helps homeless LGBT youth.Read More

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No Justice in Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 25, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The wheels of justice have ground to a halt in the Michael Brown case, leaving us in sadly familiar territory.Read More

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Terry Bean Takes Leave of Absence From HRC Board

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Terry Bean has taken a leave of absence from HRC's board until sexual abuse allegations are fully resolved.Read More

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This Crazy Lady is Totally Not Having Museum's Evolution Nonsense

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

She can't pronounce "eukaryotes," but she knows her facts, you guys!Read More

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Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Anti-Gay Book

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

Atlanta's fire chief was suspended yesterday for authoring and distributing to employees a self-published book that equates homosexuality with bestiality and pederasty.Read More

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No Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting [Open Thread]

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

Last night, a grand jury declined to indict 28-year-old police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.Read More


We've Come a Long Way on Public Acceptance, But Much Work Remains

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

During my 67 years on this planet, I have witnessed many transformative changes in attitudes, behaviors, and laws related to the LGBTQI community. But there's still progress to be made.Read More

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Regnerus Denies Creating Videos for Vatican Conference

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

A series of videos produced for an exclusionary marriage conference at the Vatican last week was attributed to anti-gay sociologist Mark Regnerus. But Regnerus says he didn't create the videos.Read More

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Trans Woman Misgendered by Family at Funeral

Filed by John M. Becker | November 24, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Friends of Jennifer Gable, a deceased transgender woman in Idaho, were horrified when they attended her funeral and saw her in an open casket, but presented as a man.Read More

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The Best Text Conversation You'll Read Today

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

When a teenager decided to reach out to a friend after struggling with his sexuality, the response he got wasn't what he expected. Kids these days...Read More

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HRC Launches Newest Pro-LGBT Ad in Mississippi

Filed by John M. Becker | November 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The newest ad for HRC's "All God's Children" campaign features a gay soldier expressing optimism that Mississippi will one day embrace LGBT equality.Read More

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Winnie the Pooh Banned from Polish Playground for Being a 'Hermaphrodite'

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

Officials in a small town in central Poland say that Winnie the Pooh is inappropriate for children because he's a hermaphrodite who exposes himself in public.Read More

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Brad Crelia, AIDS Activist & Journalist, Dies at 29

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Brad Crelia was a wonderful human being and dedicated activist -- not just for HIV-related causes but for all LGBT equality causes.Read More

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Charles Manson Should Be Able to Marry. So Should You.

Filed by John M. Becker | November 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

When it comes to the marriage, we would do well to remember the words of Abraham Lincoln: "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."Read More

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Children, Parenthood, & Possibilities [PTAS]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | November 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Kids are a complicated topic for my family and I, and that having children is even something that people in our situation can even seriously consider represents the sort of cultural shift that delights progressives and terrifies conservatives.Read More


Matthew Shepard's Parents Headed to Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | November 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Judy and Dennis Shepard, LGBT civil rights activists and the parents of slain gay hate crime victim Matthew Shepard, are traveling to Russia to advocate for LGBT acceptance and tolerance.Read More

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Gambia Enacts Draconian New Anti-Homosexuality Law

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

The president/dictator of Gambia has signed a new "Jail the Gays" bill that toughens the country's anti-homosexuality laws and punishes so-called "aggravated homosexuality" with life in prison.Read More

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Two in One Day: Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Country star Billy Gilman followed his friend and colleague Ty Herndon out of the closet today.Read More

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Preparing for Injustice vs. Justice in Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 20, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

In Ferguson, citizens and activists prepare for injustice, and government and law enforcement prepare for their outraged reaction. But what about preparing for the justice Ferguson -- and America -- really needs?Read More

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HRC & Victory Fund Co-Founder Charged With Abusing Minor

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Terrence Bean, a major Democratic fundraiser and a co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, was arrested yesterday in Oregon and charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a minor.Read More

Straight People Embrace Marriage Equality, Reject Gay PDA

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A new study finds that most straight people say they support marriage for same-sex couples, but they also don't want to see those couples kissing or holding hands in public -- particularly if the lovebirds are men.Read More


Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014 [Open Thread]

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

Today we observe the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, where we honor and remember victims of anti-trans violence who we've lost in the last year. Who are you remembering today?Read More

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Why Aren't More Trans* People Accessing Health Care?

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 19, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

If true access is to be achieved, the medical community must begin to move away from its dependence on male and female gender indicators and address the needs of the entire gender spectrum.Read More

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Forward from Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 19, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Whatever the grand jury decides, we must move forward from Ferguson demanding justice far beyond one indictment in one death.Read More

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Time to Call Off the Barilla Boycott?

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Famed Italian pasta maker Barilla got into hot water last year after its chairman made awful anti-gay remarks. But the company has evolved remarkably over the last twelve months.Read More

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NOM's Finances Imploded in 2013

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

NOM finally released its 2013 tax returns today, and the group's financial picture isn't pretty.Read More

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The Salvation Army Should Apologize to LGBT People

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

If the Salvation Army wants to work with and serve the LGBT community, there's an easy solution. Commissioner Roberts can simply say, "We're sorry for the hurt we caused. We won't do it again."Read More

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Jason Collins Announces Retirement from the NBA

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in a major American sport, announced today that he will retire from the NBA.Read More

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IOC President Proposes Protections for LGB Athletes

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is proposing to add sexual orientation as a protected class to Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter.Read More

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Procter & Gamble Endorses Marriage Equality

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

Procter & Gamble, a multinational company that owns some of the world's best-known brands -- including Crest, Gillette, Ivory, and Tide -- is coming out in favor of marriage equality.Read More

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Simpsons Co-Creator Saves Gay Irish Bull

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sam Simon, the terminally ill co-creator of "The Simpsons," has saved Benjy, an Irish bull who was going to be sent to the slaughterhouse because she showed interest in other bulls, not in females.Read More

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Reflections on Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2014

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 18, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Transgender people are coming out, and we are recognized and empowered, but when we come out, we are also more visible -- and for some, that makes them more vulnerable.Read More

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Repentant Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader John Smid Ties the Knot

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

Wedding bells are ringing for John Smid, the former director of "ex-gay" ministry Love in Action who renounced "ex-gay" therapy, came out of the closet, and now runs an LGBT-affirming ministry.Read More

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Charles Manson Can Marry, But Many LGBTs Cannot

Filed by Michael Knaapen | November 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Charles Manson - one of America's most objectively horrible citizens ever - is getting hitched. Where's the outrage from "marriage protectors" like Tony Perkins and Maggie Gallagher?Read More

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Study Indicates That Genes Influence Sexual Orientation

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A large new study of gay brothers provides additional evidence in support of a genetic component to male homosexuality.Read More

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MO Homeless Shelter Forcibly Misgenders Trans People

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

An evangelical homeless shelter in Kansas City, Missouri will only serve trans people if they present as their incorrect gender. It also refuses to house married same-sex couples together.Read More

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Apple Is Worth More Than Russia's Entire Stock Market

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Apple, headed by openly gay CEO Tim Cook, is now more valuable than the stock market of Russia -- one of the world's most infamously anti-gay countries.Read More

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Will Alaskan Town Become First to Tax Churches?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kudos to Nome, Alaska. The small town is the first in the nation to consider taxing churches to plug up holes in the town budget and allowing them to continue offering threatened social services.Read More

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Was the Catholic Synod a Slap in LGBT People's Faces?

Filed by Mark Segal | November 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The results of the Catholic Church's recent synod were disappointing for LGBT people and families. But they were not a defeat.Read More

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He Helped Save the World and They Persecuted Him

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Benedict Cumberbatch is right: Alan Turing's wide-scale recognition is long overdue.Read More

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Time to Grow & Suck [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | November 15, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

It feels nice to be good at something, but I know that my work is starting to get stale. The problem is that scenery shots have become addictive to me as a photographer. Read More

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A Short History of Top Surgery for Trans* Men

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

In our culture, breasts are one of the most telling gender signifiers. Unlike other physical attributes, you can often see breasts through a person's clothes.Read More

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Duggars Respond to Kissing Controversy With Platitudes

Filed by John M. Becker | November 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Responding to their latest kissing controversy, the Duggars say that they can be loving and compassionate towards LGBT people even though they oppose our civil rights. I'm calling shenanigans.Read More


Tony Perkins Attending Vatican Marriage Meeting

Filed by John M. Becker | November 14, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Next week, anti-LGBT faith leaders from around the world will gather at the Vatican, at the invitation of Pope Francis, to discuss marriage. Hate group leader Tony Perkins is on the guest list.Read More

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Animal Lovers Mount Campaign to Save Gay Bull

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

Animal rights and LGBT rights advocates in Ireland and the UK are trying to save Benjy the Bull, who's going to be sent to the slaughterhouse because he's gay.Read More

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Topless Protesters Arrested at Vatican After Simulating Sex With Crucifixes

Filed by John M. Becker | November 14, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

A trio of topless protesters from the radical feminist protest group FEMEN were arrested in St. Peter's Square today after simulating anal sex with crucifixes in protest against the Pope.Read More

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The Fastest Way to Take Off Your T-Shirt

Filed by Bil Browning | November 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Here at Bilerico Project, we're dedicated to bringing you news you can use. And cute guys. Maybe a little bit of flesh. Oh, and quirky. We looooove quirky.Read More

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Russian Gay-Basher Gets Sentence Reduced

Filed by John M. Becker | November 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Notorious gay-basher Maxim Martsinkevich, who was sentenced to five years in a labor camp on unrelated extremism charges, had his sentence reduced this week.Read More

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Committee Recommends Partial Lift of Gay Blood Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | November 13, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

It looks like we may soon see a relaxing of the unscientific, outdated, and odiously discriminatory ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.Read More

Turkey Flip-Flops on LGBTQ Rights

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | November 13, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Turkey is the go-to country for LGBTQI Muslims fleeing for their safety. But there are still many problems for our community there.Read More

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Blame the Gays, Vol. 548,783: Sao Paulo Drought

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

The latest disaster being blamed on Teh Gay is a catastrophic drought in São Paulo, Brazil.Read More

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Is Throwback Thursday an Opportunity for Activism?

Filed by Michael Knaapen | November 13, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

For many trans people, their earliest photographs will show someone that doesn't quite resemble the person they are today. This can present opportunities, but also challenges.Read More

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Elton John Slams Homophobia During Russian Concert

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

Sir Elton John, one of the most prominent gay entertainers in the world, condemned homophobia Sunday night from the stage during a concert in St. Petersburg, Russia.Read More

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Klingenschmitt to Pakman: I Won't Legislate Gay Exorcisms

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

Colorado state representative-elect Gordon Klingenschmitt told progressive talk-show phenom David Pakman that despite his anti-gay history, he won't try to legislate gay exorcisms while in office. Read More

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'I Don't Like Mens No More' Guy Gets Soulful Remix

Filed by John M. Becker | November 12, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

At a recent Christian event in St. Louis, Missouri, a very dapper-looking young man claimed to have been "delivered" from his homosexuality. "I'm not gay no more," he shouted to the crowd.Read More

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UN Human Rights Panel Addresses 'Ex-Gay' Torture

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

The United Nations Committee Against Torture questioned representatives of the U.S. State Department about "ex-gay" therapy today and asked why it is allowed to continue in the country.Read More

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Mormons Finally Admit Joseph Smith Was a Polygamist

Filed by John M. Becker | November 11, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

But the church still opposes marriage equality, because "traditional marriage" and all...Read More

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Honoring Leonard Matlovich, Gay Military Trailblazer

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 11, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today on Veterans Day we honor all people who have served in the armed forces. And one man from the gay community who must be honored for his bravery is Sergeant Leonard P. Matlovich.Read More

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Mennonites Expel 96-Year-Old Pastor For Performing Gay Son's Wedding

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

A 96-year-old longtime Mennonite pastor and missionary in Pennsylvania was expelled for performing his son's same-sex wedding. He calls it an "act of love" and says his conscience is clear.Read More

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This Veterans Day, Remember Transgender Vets

Filed by John M. Becker | November 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

On this day when we honor the sacrifices of our veterans and their families, let's remember that not all members of the military can serve openly.Read More

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Marcus Bachmann Still Smarting Over 'Ex-Gay' Scandal

Filed by John M. Becker | November 10, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

More than three years after Marcus Bachmann was busted for offering discredited and dangerous "ex-gay" therapy, he's still ever so pissed about it.Read More

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Tim Cook Will Open Doors for LGBT Leadership

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 10, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Silence about sexuality on corporate boards, I predict, will gradually fall as a result of Tim Cook's "I am proud to be gay" statement.Read More

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Infographic: LGBT Rights Around the World

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

Queer people obviously exist around the world and the rights they enjoy vary dramatically from country to country.Read More

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Two Brides Marry in St. Petersburg, Russia

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

On Friday, the Russian city of St. Petersburg saw its first LGBT wedding, when brides Irina Shumilov and Alena Fursova were married at the official registry office. One bride is cisgender, the other is transsexual.Read More

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Tony the Tiger Has LGBT Pride; Wingnuts Are Not Happy

Filed by John M. Becker | November 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Kellogg's ran an ad in Atlanta's Pride Guide last month where Tony the Tiger told LGBT people to wear their stripes with pride. Hate groups and homophobes are freaking out.Read More

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Hey, Catholic Leaders: Families are Families. Period.

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 09, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

LGBT people should not be treated differently by society or churches because of whom we lay with or with whom we share our love, home, children, faith, and eternity.Read More

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Iran Presses Gays to Get Gender Reassignment Surgery

Filed by John M. Becker | November 09, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Iranian society is pressuring people who are not transgender to get gender reassignment surgery in order to conform to the belief that only acceptable form of sexual attraction is between people with opposite parts.Read More

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Tim Cook's Coming Out Should Inspire Us, Not Divide Us

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

Instead of rolling our eyes or shrugging our shoulders, let's be glad that Tim Cook has found his voice as an out gay man, and let's welcome him into the out and proud LGBT community.Read More

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Oasis of Optimism [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | November 08, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The political power balance in the United States has shifted again, and there are good reasons to be less than hopeful, but if anything, the LGBTQ equality movement may be a bright progressive oasis against the conservative agenda.Read More

It's Time for CEOs to Step Up and Step Out

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 07, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The floodgates are opening for openly gay entertainers, athletes, and politicos. But where have all the gay CEOs been?Read More

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RIP Tom Menino, Ally to Black LGBTQ Communities

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | November 07, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

All LGBTQ Americans should be represented by elected officials like Thomas Menino, the now-deceased former mayor of Boston.Read More

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WATCH: Little Girl Tells Street Preacher to Shut Up

Filed by John M. Becker | November 07, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

A little girl in Salem, Massachusetts decided to answer a street preacher's free speech with a little speech of her own. "Shut up... piehole should be shut!"Read More

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Rose McGowan Apologizes, Clarifies Gay Misogyny Comments

Filed by John M. Becker | November 07, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Actress Rose McGowan, who came under heavy criticism for calling gay men speedo-wearing, drug-crazy misogynists in a recent interview, is apologizing for that "dumb generalization."Read More


Compassion Saved My Life: A TED Talk on 'Ex-Gay' Abuse

Filed by Garrard Conley | November 06, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

For ten years I didn't really talk about my time in "ex-gay" therapy. When you're in your twenties, you feel crazy enough without having to talk about that one time you'd been brainwashed into thinking you could be straight.Read More

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Gay Widower Makes Heartbreaking Plea for Marriage Equality

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

Jorge Goytizolo, a gay widower in Florida, makes a heartbreaking plea to Governor Rick Scott to stop blocking marriage equality.Read More

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'Charmed' Star Rose McGowan: Gays Are Misogynists

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

In a recent interview, American actress Rose McGowan slammed gay men for what she says is their lack of feminism and their penchant for wearing speedos and taking drugs.Read More

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Francis Invites Anti-LGBT Faith Leaders to Chat

Filed by John M. Becker | November 05, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Pope Francis is inviting a group of prominent non-Catholic religious leaders to the Vatican later this month for a discussion about marriage and family, where they are expected to advocate for marriage discrimination.Read More

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Lea DeLaria Shouts Down Anti-Gay Subway Preacher

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday may have sucked politically, but here's your feel-good moment of the day.Read More

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Ban Ki-moon, Conchita Wurst Team Up to Fight Bigotry

Filed by John M. Becker | November 04, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with gender-bending Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst yesterday and echoed the singer's call for an end to anti-LGBT discrimination.Read More

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Raymond Burke Bitterly Snipes at Pope Francis

Filed by John M. Becker | November 04, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Cardinal Raymond Burke, the divisive and virulently homophobic leader of the Catholic Church's conservative wing, is so upset by Pope Francis that he's taking pot shots at him in the media.Read More

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Most Americans Say Employers Shouldn't Be Allowed to Discriminate

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

According to a new poll, two-thirds of Americans support federal legislation protecting LGBT people from workplace discrimination, and a majority say no employers should be exempt - not even churches.Read More

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Boyfriend May Not Take Plea Deal in Child Murder Case

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

NBC Los Angeles is now reporting that at least of the parties accused of brutally torturing an 8-year-old to death because they thought he was gay may not be accepting a plea deal.Read More

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What Did You Say They're Selling?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 03, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Oh. How silly of me. Obviously. What else could it have been?!Read More

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Egypt Jails Men Who Appeared in Gay Wedding Video

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

Eight Egyptian men arrested earlier this year for appearing in a video that allegedly showed a same-sex wedding ceremony have been sentenced to 3 years in jail.Read More

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Russians Tear Down Steve Jobs Memorial Because Tim Cook Is Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | November 03, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Residents of St. Petersburg, Russia tore down a memorial to deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs after current Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay.Read More


Marriage Equality Does Not Threaten Religious Liberty

Filed by John M. Becker | November 02, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The freedom to marry is perfectly compatible with the freedom of religion. But this delicate balance can only work if we fight back against our opponents' lies, and resist their efforts to create special rights and privileges for religion-based anti-LGBT discriminationRead More

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An Open Letter to Pope Francis

Filed by Mark Segal | November 02, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is willing to refuse marriage to opposite-sex couples just because he's annoyed about a court ruling. Why do you allow him to bash the faithful?Read More

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Ebolaphobia: It's Going Viral!

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 02, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A virus of fear and suspicion seems to have infected New York City schools, reflecting the spreading epidemic of fear rapidly transmitting across the nation.Read More

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Samhain's Twilight [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | November 01, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we enter into the twilight of 2014, there is much to reflect on. Read More