Quote of the Day: August 2013

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Liz Cheney Is a Horrible Sister & Terrible Person

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

If Mary is willing to sell out her own life for partisan politics, we shouldn't be surprised when her sister does the same thing.Read More


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NY Times: Army Must Provide Trans-Inclusive Healthcare

Filed by John M. Becker | August 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

"[The Army] should give Private Manning appropriate medical care and safe but not unduly isolated housing, which should be available for all transgender prisoners."Read More


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Cory Booker Responds to Opponent's Homophobic Smears

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Cory Booker: My opponent's "callous, bigoted disrespect to gays and lesbians... just shouldn't be tolerated."Read More


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Ricky Martin: I Bullied People I Knew Were Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | August 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Ricky Martin spoke candidly with GQ Australia about his experience growing up as a closeted, self-loathing gay Catholic.Read More


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Hawaii's Catholic Bishop: Equal Marriage = Persecution

Filed by John M. Becker | August 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Roman Catholic bishop of Honolulu, Hawaii is attempting to stoke the fires of homophobia as lawmakers in that state prepare to possibly consider passing marriage equality.Read More


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Macklemore at VMAs: 'Gay Rights Are Human Rights'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Speaking last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Seattle rapper Macklemore called LGBT rights anthem "Same Love" the most important song he's ever written.Read More


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LGBT Visibility at the March on Washington

Filed by John M. Becker | August 25, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

"This is who we must be: not only a country that believes in equality, but a country that acts on that belief."Read More


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Effort to Defeat Indiana's Amendment Gets Major Support

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 24, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star Editorial Board once again reminds lawmakers in the Hoosier state that a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality will harm business in a state already reeling from the Great Recession.Read More


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New Mexico Supremes: No Religious Right to Discriminate

Filed by John M. Becker | August 23, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that religion does not grant private business owners a special exemption from non-discrimination law in the public marketplace.Read More


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Wentworth Miller Comes Out, Spanks Russia at Same Time

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Actor Wentworth Miller of "Prison Break" came out as a gay man in a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. He also rejected their invitation to attend.Read More


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Scalia: LGBTs Are an 'Invented' Minority

Filed by John M. Becker | August 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia heaped additional contempt on LGBT people in a speech in Montana this week.Read More


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Russian Sprinters: Same-Sex Kiss Was Not a Protest

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Kseniya Ryzhova calls media speculation that the kiss was a pro-LGBT protest "a sick fantasy."Read More


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It's Only a Marriage if There's Eye Contact During Sex

Filed by John M. Becker | August 19, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

A right-wing Mexican politician took it upon herself to explain the mechanics of gay sex at a recent marriage equality forum.Read More


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NOM Embraces 'Ex-Gay' Proponent

Filed by John M. Becker | August 18, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Continuing its march to the far-right fringe, the National Organization for Marriage is defending a homophobic gospel singer who falsely claims to have "prayed away the gay."Read More


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Gay War Hero Booed by Christians in San Antonio

Filed by John M. Becker | August 16, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Gay war hero Eric Alva, who lost a leg in Iraq, was booed yesterday by anti-gay Christians in San Antonio, Texas.Read More


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Frank Schubert Mocks Gender Identity

Filed by John M. Becker | August 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Frank Schubert, the anti-equality activist who ran the campaign to pass Proposition 8, doesn't have much use for gender identity either.Read More


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American Runner Speaks Out for Equality in Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | August 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, 29-year-old American runner Nick Symmonds became the first athlete to criticize Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law on Russian soil.Read More


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Fundie Tennessee Judge Orders Child's Name Changed

Filed by John M. Becker | August 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

A Tennessee judge ordered a child's name changed because... Jesus.Read More


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Dear Abby: Reach Out to Anti-Equality Relatives

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Dear Abby, an outspoken supporter of marriage equality, advised a soon-to-be-married same-sex couple in Minnesota to reach out to relatives who haven't yet come around on the issue.Read More


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Australian PM Promises Equal Marriage Bill if Re-Elected

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: if re-elected, my government will put forward a marriage equality bill "within the first 100 days."Read More


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Fischer: Russia Isn't Homophobic, It's "Homorealistic"

Filed by John M. Becker | August 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Hate group leader Bryan Fischer just loves Russia's draconian ban on so-called "gay propaganda."Read More


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WaPo Editorial Board Condemns Russia's 'War on Gays'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 09, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

"[If] Mr. Putin believed that persecution of gay people would be a domestic issue of little interest to the world, he miscalculated."Read More


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The Best Missed Connections Ad Ever?

Filed by John M. Becker | August 08, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

An anonymous Brooklyn man fell in love on an inbound Q train, beginning a decades-long journey of tragically unrequited passion.Read More


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Obama Cancels Planned Summit With Putin

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

The White House announced today that President Obama would not be attending bilateral talks with Russian President Putin over recent tensions between the two countries.Read More


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WI's Walker: Marriage Equality Isn't Coming "Anytime Soon"

Filed by John M. Becker | August 06, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Scott Walker, the notorious Tea Party governor of Wisconsin, doesn't think marriage equality will be coming to the Badger State "anytime soon."Read More


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Former Head of Exodus Condemns 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

The former head of "pray away the gay" group Exodus International admitted in a recent interview that false promises of change in a person's sexual orientation "sets [them] up for tremendous damage."Read More


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Raven-Symoné Comes Out

Filed by John M. Becker | August 04, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

Actress and singer Raven-Symoné, who played Olivia on the Cosby Show, came out of the closet on Friday.Read More


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State Department Announces New Post-DOMA Visa Policy

Filed by John M. Becker | August 03, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday that the United States will immediately begin processing visa applications for same-sex couples.Read More


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Greg Louganis Speaks Out on Russian 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Filed by John M. Becker | August 02, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The openly gay Olympic legend calls Russia's anti-gay law "heartbreaking and heinous."Read More


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USA Today Publishes Shameful 'Ex-Gay' Op-Ed

Filed by John M. Becker | August 01, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

USA Today published an op-ed by a proponent of "ex-gay" therapy, giving a national platform to this dangerous and discredited junk science.Read More