January 17, 2014

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HRC Demands Strong U.S. Response to Nigerian Law

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 7:45 PM | comments

HRC's Chad Griffin called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to deliver a "strong and provocative American response" to anti-LGBT human rights violations in Nigeria.Read More


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Uganda Bill NOT Formally Blocked, May Still Become Law

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last night's report from Uganda's Daily Monitor (and picked up by news outlets worldwide) which said that President Museveni had "blocked" the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is false. The bill is still alive.Read More


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Gay Grandfathers: Together 46 Years, Married at Last

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

When Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones met more than 46 years ago, they never dreamed they'd be able to marry one day. But last October, that day came.Read More


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Houston Mayor Marries Longtime Partner

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Congratulations are in order for Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly LGBT mayor of a major U.S. city, who married her longtime partner yesterday in Palm Springs.Read More


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Watch Jon Stewart Destroy Homophobe Louie Gohmert

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

Louie Gohmert whined about the Supreme Court this week, claiming that their DOMA ruling proves they need "plumbing lessons." Needless to say, Jon Stewart had a field day.Read More


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AZ Advances Religious 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

An Arizona senate committee has advanced a GOP bill that would create a special right to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religion.Read More


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Putin Warns Gays: 'Leave Kids Alone' in Sochi

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 12:15 PM | comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a sharp warning today to LGBT tourists: you'll be fine as long as you don't prey on children while you're here.Read More


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Sharia Enforcement Squads Targeting Nigerian Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The situation for LGBT people in Nigeria is rapidly deteriorating, both in the predominantly Muslim north and the largely evangelical Christian south.Read More


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Unwanted: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Freedom Indiana has released a new video for their fight against the state's proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Read More


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Richard Branson Speaks Out for LGBT Rights in Africa

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Those politicians passing draconian laws against gay people may discover their own children were born gay. Would they really want to see them locked up for life? Or tortured?"Read More


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Millions Abandon 'Duck Dynasty'

Filed by John M. Becker | January 17, 2014 | 8:15 AM | comments

Viewership for this week's season premiere of 'Duck Dynasty' is down nearly 30 percent in the wake of racist and homophobic comments made by one of the show's stars.Read More