February 24, 2014

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BREAKING: California Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative Fails

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 8:30 PM | comments

The effort to repeal California's landmark trans student bill has failed to qualify for a Prop 8-style voter referendum in November, according to the AP.Read More


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Uganda Reactions: White House, State Department, UK

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 8:30 PM | comments

The White House, State Department, and the British Foreign Office condemned Uganda's new anti-LGBT law today, but there may not be much action behind those words.Read More


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Pressure Mounts on Brewer to Veto Arizona Hate Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 7:30 PM | comments

Dozens of companies, politicians, and business organizations are urging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a proposed bill that would legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.Read More


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Georgia Considers 'Right to Discriminate' Bills

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Apparently unfazed by the resounding nationwide backlash against legislative attempts to create special rights for anti-LGBT discrimination, lawmakers in Georgia are advancing hate-protection bills of their own.Read More


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Report: Netherlands Partially Suspends Aid to Uganda

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

According to reports from the Dutch media, the Netherlands has partially suspended aid to the Ugandan government in response to the passage of a draconian anti-homosexuality law.Read More


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Open Letter to Gov. Brewer On Arizona's Anti-Gay Law

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 24, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Governor Jan, if you sign this bill, you will be contributing to the further decline in Arizona's already wretched reputation.Read More


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Human Rights Report Highlights LGBT Issues Worldwide

Filed by Michael Knaapen | February 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Human Rights Watch "World Report 2014," which covers events of 2013, "summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide". The report includes explicit mention of LGBT issues.Read More


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A Quick Aside to Alec Baldwin

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

If you're going to spend so much ink on bemoaning how not-homophobic you are and blaming everyone around you for causing all your problems, it's probably best not to start your piece with a transphobic slur.Read More


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Why Grindr Mattered in Ryan Uhre's Death

Filed by Norm Kent | February 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

If there is a predator out there, cruising a social app like Grindr, it's better we find out before there are more victims. You don't sacrifice someone's life to protect someone else's sexual identity.Read More


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WATCH: Jason Collins Plays in L.A., Makes History

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last night, during a face-off between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jason Collins made history by becoming the first openly gay basketball player to take to the court in the NBA.Read More


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Ugandan President Signs 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the country's notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. Read More