February 20, 2014

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BREAKING: AZ House Approves Anti-LGBT Segregation

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 7:08 PM | comments

In the latest dispatch from America's creeping theocracy, the Arizona House has just passed in a 33-27 vote a GOP-sponsored bill legalizing anti-gay segregation in that state.Read More


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U.S. Anti-Gay Group Fighting Marriage Equality in Italy

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Alliance Defending Freedom is a major player in the obstruction of LGBT rights in the U.S., and now it's exporting its hateful bigotry abroad.Read More


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How Can We Support LGBT Ugandans? Like This.

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

What actions can we take that will be helpful, rather than harmful, for LGBT Ugandans who will soon have to live under this appalling law? Ugandan LGBT activists have some ideas.Read More


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Parliament of Finland Debates Marriage Equality Today

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

By popular demand, lawmakers in Finland are debating whether or not to allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry.Read More


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Oregon AG Won't Defend Anti-Marriage Amendment

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

The attorney general of Oregon said today that she will no longer defend her state's constitutional marriage discrimination amendment in court.Read More


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Maine House Rejects 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Maine House has just voted to reject a measure that would have sanctioned anti-LGBT discrimination by creating a broad faith-based carve-out in state law.Read More


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Casting Call: Trans Folks Who Want to Kiss on Camera

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

URGENT: are you trans? Are you comfortable kissing on camera? Would you like to help send a message of support to Russia's LGBT community? Then your help is needed - today!Read More


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HRC to Kerry: Recall U.S. Ambassadors to Nigeria, Uganda

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

HRC is calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to recall the American ambassadors to Uganda and Nigeria in response to both countries' brutal anti-LGBT human rights violations.Read More


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When Women Read Scruff/Grindr Messages

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

For the most part, direct sex talk is a turn off for me; I enjoy the flirtation and chase of landing a man. When I saw this video of women reading messages from hookup apps, I could relate.Read More


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Maine House Takes Up 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

This hour, the Maine House of Representatives will take up a "religious freedom" bill bill that would allow people to violate others' civil rights on the basis of their religious beliefs... because Jesus.Read More


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Diva Impressionist Makes 'Let It Go' Even More Fabulous

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Let It Go" is a belty ballad about empowerment and pride, originally sung by gay Broadway icon Idina Menzel. What could make it more fabulously gay? Let diva impressionist Christina Bianco show you.Read More


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Sec. Kerry Condemns Gambian President's Anti-LGBT Speech

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Human rights and fundamental freedoms belong to all individuals. The United States stands by you no matter where you are and no matter who you love."Read More


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Megachurch Pastor: Michael Sam May Be the Antichrist

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Dwight McKissic thinks newly out NFL draft prospect Michael Sam may help "[take] us down the road to Sodom and Gomorrah at a record setting pace."Read More