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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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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

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Brad Crelia, AIDS Activist & Journalist, Dies at 29

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Brad Crelia was a wonderful human being and dedicated activist -- not just for HIV-related causes but for all LGBT equality causes.Read More

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Charles Manson Should Be Able to Marry. So Should You.

Filed by John M. Becker | November 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

When it comes to the marriage, we would do well to remember the words of Abraham Lincoln: "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."Read More

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Children, Parenthood, & Possibilities [PTAS]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | November 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Kids are a complicated topic for my family and I, and that having children is even something that people in our situation can even seriously consider represents the sort of cultural shift that delights progressives and terrifies conservatives.Read More


Matthew Shepard's Parents Headed to Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | November 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Judy and Dennis Shepard, LGBT civil rights activists and the parents of slain gay hate crime victim Matthew Shepard, are traveling to Russia to advocate for LGBT acceptance and tolerance.Read More

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Gambia Enacts Draconian New Anti-Homosexuality Law

Filed by John M. Becker | November 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The president/dictator of Gambia has signed a new "Jail the Gays" bill that toughens the country's anti-homosexuality laws and punishes so-called "aggravated homosexuality" with life in prison.Read More