September 19, 2013

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Lesbian Seattle Council President Betrays LGBT Russians

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 8:00 PM | comments

The president of the Seattle City Council, an out lesbian, is refusing to pass a resolution supporting Russian LGBTs for political reasons. A noted Russian activist calls it a "betrayal."Read More


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Russia Denies Gomez Visa After Petition Launch

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 3:45 PM | comments

Putin's government reportedly denied Gomez's visa because they were worried she would use the stage to stand up for equality.Read More


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Pope Says More Nice Words About LGBTs, Changes Nothing

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 2:25 PM | comments

The pontiff's comments today were a response to the shifting politics around LGBT issues, not a new policy of inclusion for LGBT people.Read More


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McCain Publishes OpEd in Wrong Russian 'Pravda'

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

John McCain was so pissed off at Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, he wrote his own for Pravda. Unfortunately, he sent it to the wrong media outlet. Remember, this guy was almost President of the United States.Read More


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This One Graph Shows Russia Boycotts, Backlash Working

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 11:15 AM | comments

Naysayers be damned - activists' efforts to raise awareness of Russia's anti-LGBT crackdown are working. Let's keep up the pressure.Read More


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Tell Congress to Stop Playing Games With Food Stamps

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Enough. Food stamps are not a "moral hazard." Hunger is not a game.Read More


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Desmond Tutu: God Demands I Speak Out For Equality

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

"It's God catching me by my neck" when I speak out for equality, Abp. Tutu says.Read More