May 9, 2012

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Marriage Activists Launch 'We Do' Campaign After Amendment One Passes

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 09, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Sometimes it is hard to remember that history is on the side of LGBT equality. Despite a recent Gallop poll indicating that 50% of Americans support marriage equality, individual states controlled by Christian conservative Republicans continue to vehemently buck the trend.Read More


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Rocker Tom Gabel Comes Out as Transgender

Filed by James Holmes | May 09, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

In this Friday's issue of Rolling Stone, Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! comes out as transgender and discusses her plans to transition. I'll admit, I have never been a fan of Against Me!, but I just may buy a record. Read More


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Colorado Civil Unions Bill Runs Out of Time

Filed by James Holmes | May 09, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

On the heels of NC's Amendment One, a Colorado bill granting same-sex couples the right to form Civil Unions died along with the legislative session. With the President evolving a day late, one has to wonder if it would have made a difference.Read More


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Obama Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 2:53 PM | comments

"I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told Roberts.Read More


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Indiana PTA Endorses Anti-Bullying Policy to Protect LGBT Students

Filed by Annette Gross | May 09, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Indiana PTA has taken a giant step forward and passed a resolution at their state conference which says that all schools in Indiana should adopt anti-bullying policies for LGBT students and that these same students deserve to learn in a safe environment.Read More


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Indiana Continues to Tacitly Endorse LGBT Teen Bullying

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

A bullied Indianapolis teen has been expelled from high school for firing a stun gun into the air after he was surrounded by potential attackers on school property. The sad facts of the situation is this: Indiana government doesn't give one whit about LGBT people.Read More


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A Taiwanese Take on America's Gay Rights Struggles

Filed by James Holmes | May 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

It is always interesting to see how the world views the internal politics of the United States. In this new animation video from the Taiwanese news station NMA, we see their take on America's fights on gay rights in California and North Carolina. Read More


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Freedom To Marry's Chutzpah on North Carolina Loss

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Freedom To Marry's press release about the passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment in North Carolina is amazingly tone deaf. In one of the paragraphs the org has the chutzpah to even claim credit for Vice President Biden's mealy-mouthed support of marriage equality.Read More


RuPaul Surprises 11 Year Old Fan

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

RuPaul made a stop on Rosie's show to surprise an 11 year old aspiring fashion designer. The poor kid looks like he's going to fall out, but his reaction is delightfully delicious....Read More


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Snapshots of Austerity: Detachment

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

What's end of the line for austerity? We've gone through despair, desperation, and indifference. The latter feeds the first two, creating "a tinderbox society" resulting in frustration over the inability of most people to get ahead.Read More


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President Obama Is 'Disappointed'

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 9:50 AM | comments

"The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. He believes the North Carolina measure singles out and discriminates against committed gay and lesbian couples, which is why he did not...Read More


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La Raza Celebrates with LGBT Community

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Like other Americans, Latinos have shifted their views on LGBT issues in recent years. Acceptance and support for loving couples to have the right to marry is now shared by a majority of Latinos. We celebrate this historic moment with...Read More