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Daniel Franzese, Who Played Damian in 'Mean Girls,' Comes Out

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ten years after the release of the cult classic movie "Mean Girls," the actor who played gay character Damian is coming out of the closet himself.Read More


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Bullying Causes Decades of Harm, New Study Shows

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new study finds that childhood bullying is so profoundly scarring that its negative social, physical, economic, and mental health effects are measurable for decades to come.Read More


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Trans 201: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | April 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

When a non-transgender person is doing something that many transgender women find painful and offensive, there is a particularly rape-y vibe to being told "Hush, they're just doing their thing."Read More


'Religious Freedom' and the World War on LGBTQ People

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There is no reason to oppose LGBTQ equality except on religious grounds, and there is no denying that the persecutors of our community are almost exclusively religious thinkers.Read More


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Oregon Mom Who Killed Son She Thought Was Gay Gets Life Sentence

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jessica Dutro, the 25-year-old Oregon mother who savagely beat her son to death because she thought he was gay, was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.Read More


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UCF Student Claims Fraternity Rejected Him Because He's Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

A student at the University of Central Florida claims that Beta Theta Pi, a fraternity on campus, rejected him as a pledge after finding out that he's gay.Read More


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This Thai Safe Sex Ad Depicts Teen's Worst Nightmare

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Getting an STD test can be an intimidating experience, but as a new public service announcement from Thailand shows, there are many things that are far more uncomfortable.Read More


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Laverne Cox Near the Top of TIME 100 Reader Poll

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Trans icon Laverne Cox is near the top of TIME Magazine's TIME 100 reader poll. Voting closes at midnight tonight.Read More


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Boy Scouts Kick Out Church For Supporting Gay Scoutmaster

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle-area Methodist church because of the congregation's support for openly gay scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath.Read More


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Vaughn Walker, Prop 8 Judge, Survived 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Judge Vaughn Walker, whose historic ruling against Proposition 8 was upheld by the Supreme Court, revealed that he's a survivor of the discredited and dangerous practice of "ex-gay" therapy.Read More


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Major LGBT Donor Conference Moved Out of Brunei-Owned Hotel

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A large, off-the-record LGBT donor conference has been moved from a Brunei-owned hotel after that country moved to implement Sharia law, which calls for homosexuality to be punished by stoning.Read More


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Historic USPS Harvey Milk Stamps Available for Pre-Order

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the historic Harvey Milk postage stamp is available for pre-order.Read More


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Franklin Graham, Ralph Reed Spend Easter Bashing Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Easter Sunday, ABC News devoted a segment of "This Week" to a discussion of the Religious Right, which quickly devolved into an on-air gay-bashing.Read More


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The Underwater Easter Bunny [Holiday Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Here's hoping all your chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps are merry and bright. Or something. Jeebus.Read More


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The Weight of Our Joys [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 19, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

She creates a tapestry of love, joys, and yes, sometimes loss. As she makes her yearly offering, she cannot for a moment believe herself to be alone as she moves through the coming year. Read More