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New Study Suggests Homosexuality Helps Humans Bond

Filed by John M. Becker | November 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

A new study is leading researchers to hypothesize that humans and other primates may engage in homosexual behaviors because it helps promote social bonding.Read More

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BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery

Filed by John M. Becker | November 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and the leader of its liberal wing, had a stent implanted in her heart this morning to address a coronary blockage.Read More

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Report: ISIS Stones Two Gay Men to Death

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

The militant Islamic group ISIS reportedly stoned two men to death in Syria yesterday for homosexuality.Read More

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Duggar Controversy Spurs Donations to LGBT Youth Group

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Renewed national attention on the Duggar family's homophobia is providing an unexpected boon for an Arkansas organization that helps homeless LGBT youth.Read More

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No Justice in Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 25, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The wheels of justice have ground to a halt in the Michael Brown case, leaving us in sadly familiar territory.Read More

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Terry Bean Takes Leave of Absence From HRC Board

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Terry Bean has taken a leave of absence from HRC's board until sexual abuse allegations are fully resolved.Read More

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This Crazy Lady is Totally Not Having Museum's Evolution Nonsense

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

She can't pronounce "eukaryotes," but she knows her facts, you guys!Read More

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Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Anti-Gay Book

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Atlanta's fire chief was suspended yesterday for authoring and distributing to employees a self-published book that equates homosexuality with bestiality and pederasty.Read More

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No Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting [Open Thread]

Filed by John M. Becker | November 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night, a grand jury declined to indict 28-year-old police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.Read More


We've Come a Long Way on Public Acceptance, But Much Work Remains

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

During my 67 years on this planet, I have witnessed many transformative changes in attitudes, behaviors, and laws related to the LGBTQI community. But there's still progress to be made.Read More

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Regnerus Denies Creating Videos for Vatican Conference

Filed by John M. Becker | November 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A series of videos produced for an exclusionary marriage conference at the Vatican last week was attributed to anti-gay sociologist Mark Regnerus. But Regnerus says he didn't create the videos.Read More

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Trans Woman Misgendered by Family at Funeral

Filed by John M. Becker | November 24, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Friends of Jennifer Gable, a deceased transgender woman in Idaho, were horrified when they attended her funeral and saw her in an open casket, but presented as a man.Read More

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The Best Text Conversation You'll Read Today

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

When a teenager decided to reach out to a friend after struggling with his sexuality, the response he got wasn't what he expected. Kids these days...Read More

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HRC Launches Newest Pro-LGBT Ad in Mississippi

Filed by John M. Becker | November 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The newest ad for HRC's "All God's Children" campaign features a gay soldier expressing optimism that Mississippi will one day embrace LGBT equality.Read More

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Winnie the Pooh Banned from Polish Playground for Being a 'Hermaphrodite'

Filed by John M. Becker | November 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Officials in a small town in central Poland say that Winnie the Pooh is inappropriate for children because he's a hermaphrodite who exposes himself in public.Read More