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Philly Gay-Bashing Suspects Will Stand Trial

Filed by John M. Becker | December 16, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The three suspects accused in a savage, hate-motivated beating of a Philadelphia gay couple in September will stand trial after a judge ruled today that there was enough evidence to proceed.Read More

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F*ck the Cleveland Police

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

F*ck the Cleveland police, and any apology they think they are owed.Read More

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Murder Charges Recommended for U.S. Marine in Strangling of Trans Woman

Filed by John M. Becker | December 16, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Prosecutors in the Philippines are recommending murder charges for Pfc. Scott Pemberton, a United States Marine accused in the brutal October strangling death of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender woman.Read More

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Report: Russia Turns a Blind Eye to Anti-LGBT Violence

Filed by John M. Becker | December 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A major new report from Human Rights Watch documents an alarming surge in homophobic violence and harassment in Russia following that country's passage of its infamous "gay propaganda" ban.Read More

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MS Pastor Stages Mock Man-Horse Marriage Because Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A Baptist pastor staged a mock one-man, one-horse wedding outside a federal courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi on Friday. The man was protesting a recent court decision striking down marriage discrimination in the Magnolia State.Read More

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Gay Alaskan Photographers Celebrate Same-Sex Couples

Filed by John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The holidays are a season when we celebrate love and family, and Mitch and Shalem Kitter - two incredibly talented photographers from Alaska - are spending part of their holidays celebrating the love of committed same-sex couples across the South.Read More

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Watch: You're Not What You Think You Are

Filed by John M. Becker | December 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

You have trillions of microorganisms living inside your body right now.Read More

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Change of Perspective [PTAS]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | December 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

When facing a deficit of inspiration many experienced artists would tell you to get the hell out of Dodge. Read More

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A Tortured Response to the Torture Report

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Only the worst kind of wingnut could conclude that America is "awesome" in spite of -- or because of -- "forced anal feeding and rehydration" of detainees. But that's what we heard this week.Read More

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Bogus 'Ex-Gay' Billboard Springs Up in Virginia

Filed by John M. Becker | December 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A group that promotes the dangerous and discredited "ex-gay" myth, has erected a billboard along a major highway. But the man featured on it is openly gay and condemns the group's message.Read More

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Someone Didn't Think About This Enough

Filed by Bil Browning | December 12, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

The good folks in South Dakota didn't consider all the potential meanings of this public service campaign urging drivers not to jerk the wheel while driving on snow.Read More

How Do You Define a Family?

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 12, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Nobody has the right to define what my family is, or isn't -- not the government, and certainly not a homeowners' association.Read More


Study: Talking With Gay People Changes Minds on Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | December 12, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

A new study confirms what we've long known anecdotally: talking with LGBT people reduces anti-LGBT bias.Read More

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Same-Sex Couples Divorcing Less, Study Shows

Filed by John M. Becker | December 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new study from the Williams Institute finds that married same-gender couples are divorcing at a slightly lower rate than their opposite-sex counterparts.Read More

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Texas Pastor: Kill the 'Dirty Faggots' So They Don't Rape Your Kids

Filed by John M. Becker | December 11, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

"I'm not going to let any of these dirty faggots inside my church... They are predators and given an opportunity to snatch one of your children, they would do it in a heartbeat."Read More