Media: June 2014

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World Cup Officials Say Homophobic Slur is A-OK

Filed by John M. Becker | June 29, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Mexican soccer fans at the World Cup have been chanting "puto," an anti-gay slur, at opposing teams -- with the blessing of soccer's international governing body.Read More


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Earth to the WSJ: Trans People Are Not Mentally Ill

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm not sure if it psychiatrist Paul McHugh's agenda is based on willful ignorance or is a form of transphobia that is often related to a person's insecurity about their own gender identity.Read More


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Fox News Host, Michele Bachmann Get Into Shouting Match

Filed by John M. Becker | June 26, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto got into a shouting match with Rep. Michele Bachmann over House Republicans' plans to sue President Obama.Read More


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Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Transgender People

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | June 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Joy Pullmann recently penned a virulently anti-trans column for "The Federalist" containing all the predictable anti-trans talking points. Let's check her "facts."Read More


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Might Want to Rephrase That

Filed by John M. Becker | June 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Associated Press had to issue a quick clarification yesterday after their initial tweet about Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer's defrocking was, shall we say, confusing.Read More


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Cooper Barely Makes it Through Report About Tourist Caught in Vagina

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

The American student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture earned a well-deserved spot on Anderson Cooper's RidicuList. But there was just one problem: Anderson could barely say the word "vagina."Read More


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PBS Looks at Marriage Equality Advances

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

PBS took a look at the recent successes on the marriage equality front - from the National Organization for Marriage's recent flop of an anti-gay march to the ongoing court victories and changing public opinion.Read More


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This is What it's Like Being LGBT in the 2000s & Beyond

Filed by John M. Becker | June 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

From Lawrence to Windsor, from Bush's attempt at a federal anti-marriage amendment to Obama's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it's all here.Read More


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Bad Gay, Bad Ally: Including the LGBTQ Straggler

Filed by Garrard Conley | June 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

There are many reasons why people turn out to be bad gays. After all, most of us didn't start out with the kind of support we later find in inclusive LGBTQ communities.Read More


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Set Phasers to Butt Slap

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

One day people of all races will work together to explore the galaxy. And there will be man-on-man butt-slaps.Read More