December 13, 2011

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LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: Time to Celebrate?

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | December 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

LGBT people are part of the social fabric, and thus part of the population that benefit from the foreign aid funding. A cut in aid will have an impact on everyone, and more so, on the populations that are already vulnerable.Read More


Tyler Clementi's Parents Speak to Today Show

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

While most of the details about the circumstances of Tyler Clementi's suicide have been gleaned from court filings since his parents have refused all media interviews, Clementi's family has now started speaking out to promote an anti-bullying organization they founded following their son's death.Read More


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Gay Syndicated Writer Paul Varnell Has Died

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Perhaps the most prominent consistent voice for libertarian/independents was Paul Varnell, a one-time academic-turned-activist-turned-columnist, mostly for the Windy City Times. Some of Paul's columns would drive liberals and leftists crazy.Read More


Lesbian Wins Federal Employment Discrimination Case

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 13, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A lesbian employee receives a substantial settlement in a lawsuit claiming that sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination.Read More


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Demand Senate Dems Protect Syringe Exchange Programs

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | December 13, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

National AIDS organizations are encouraging advocates to take action and call key Senators after hearing that negotiations on the appropriations bill - including riders like syringe exchange programs - are taking place at the highest levels.Read More


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I'm Excited: Men In Black 3 Trailer

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Here's something you may not know about me. One of my favorite movies is Men In Black. Can't find anything on TV? Can't decide on a movie to watch? I'll always suggest Men In Black.Read More


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Give Till It Hurts

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 13, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

You have probably heard the rumors that the economy isn't so great these days. It is the holiday season and we're all spending money, whether we have it or not. I spent $20 bucks on a tree topper last week - and I'm Jewish.Read More


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This Is Not a Paperweight

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Wait until Mom finds out what it really is...Read More


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FedEx & Me, Or, Gee, Thanks Joan

Filed by Annette Gross | December 13, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Once a month, I go to a FedEx/Kinko's office in my neighborhood. The employees there know me. Yesterday I went in to make copies for my PFLAG chapter's Bullied event and things took a turn for the worse.Read More


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Anti-Gay Amendments Dropped from Defense Authorization Act

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The conference committee working to combine the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act announced yesterday that two anti-gay amendments passed by the House of Representatives have been dropped.Read More


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So We Should Take Her Out Back & Punch Her in the Face?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"I remain convinced that the best way to stop a bully is not to go mewling to the teacher, who will only call the victim's mummy, or to your own mummy, who will only call the teacher. The best way...Read More


The Sith Who Stole Christmas

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Oh, you're a mean one, Mr. Sith. You're a mean one....Read More