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Preparing for Injustice vs. Justice in Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 20, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

In Ferguson, citizens and activists prepare for injustice, and government and law enforcement prepare for their outraged reaction. But what about preparing for the justice Ferguson -- and America -- really needs?Read More

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HRC & Victory Fund Co-Founder Charged With Abusing Minor

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

Terrence Bean, a major Democratic fundraiser and a co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, was arrested yesterday in Oregon and charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a minor.Read More

Straight People Embrace Marriage Equality, Reject Gay PDA

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

A new study finds that most straight people say they support marriage for same-sex couples, but they also don't want to see those couples kissing or holding hands in public -- particularly if the lovebirds are men.Read More


Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014 [Open Thread]

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

Today we observe the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, where we honor and remember victims of anti-trans violence who we've lost in the last year. Who are you remembering today?Read More

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Why Aren't More Trans* People Accessing Health Care?

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 19, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

If true access is to be achieved, the medical community must begin to move away from its dependence on male and female gender indicators and address the needs of the entire gender spectrum.Read More

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Forward from Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 19, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Whatever the grand jury decides, we must move forward from Ferguson demanding justice far beyond one indictment in one death.Read More

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Time to Call Off the Barilla Boycott?

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Famed Italian pasta maker Barilla got into hot water last year after its chairman made awful anti-gay remarks. But the company has evolved remarkably over the last twelve months.Read More

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NOM's Finances Imploded in 2013

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

NOM finally released its 2013 tax returns today, and the group's financial picture isn't pretty.Read More

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The Salvation Army Should Apologize to LGBT People

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

If the Salvation Army wants to work with and serve the LGBT community, there's an easy solution. Commissioner Roberts can simply say, "We're sorry for the hurt we caused. We won't do it again."Read More

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Jason Collins Announces Retirement from the NBA

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in a major American sport, announced today that he will retire from the NBA.Read More

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IOC President Proposes Protections for LGB Athletes

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is proposing to add sexual orientation as a protected class to Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter.Read More

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Procter & Gamble Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Procter & Gamble, a multinational company that owns some of the world's best-known brands -- including Crest, Gillette, Ivory, and Tide -- is coming out in favor of marriage equality.Read More

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Simpsons Co-Creator Saves Gay Irish Bull

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sam Simon, the terminally ill co-creator of "The Simpsons," has saved Benjy, an Irish bull who was going to be sent to the slaughterhouse because she showed interest in other bulls, not in females.Read More

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Reflections on Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2014

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 18, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Transgender people are coming out, and we are recognized and empowered, but when we come out, we are also more visible -- and for some, that makes them more vulnerable.Read More

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Repentant Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader John Smid Ties the Knot

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

Wedding bells are ringing for John Smid, the former director of "ex-gay" ministry Love in Action who renounced "ex-gay" therapy, came out of the closet, and now runs an LGBT-affirming ministry.Read More