August 22, 2013

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Chelsea Manning, Identity Control & Government Violence

Filed by Drew Cordes | August 22, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

On the morning Chelsea Manning was sentenced, the U.S. Army released a private photo of her presenting as female. Today, she publicly articulated her desire to transition. The timing speaks volumes.Read More


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Mexican Catholic Bishop: Homophobia is 'Mental Illness'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

José Raúl Vera López, the Roman Catholic bishop of Saltillo, Mexico, spoke out forcefully against anti-gay bigotry yesterday, calling homophobia a "mental illness."Read More


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Gay Reporter Challenges Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

American reporter James Kirchick was invited onto a Russian TV network yesterday to talk about Bradley Manning. But Kirchick spent his time slamming Russia's "gay propaganda" ban instead.Read More


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Russia Gives Worthless Written 'Assurances' to IOC

Filed by Bil Browning | August 22, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

The International Olympic Committee has announced that they've received a written assurance from the Russian government that it won't discriminate against LGBT people that's not worth the paper it was written on.Read More


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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