Quote of the Day: September 2013

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Gay TV Personality to Headline Salvation Army Event

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

Gay interior designer and HGTV personality David Bromstad is coming under withering criticism for agreeing to headline an event sponsored by the Salvation Army, an anti-gay church.Read More


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Italian Catholic Church Blocks Gay Kiss Photo Exhibit

Filed by John M. Becker | September 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Vatican threatened to bring legal action against a gallery in Rome if it went ahead with a planned exhibition featuring photographs of couples -- including same-sex couples -- kissing in churches.Read More


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Catholic Chaplains Won't Bury Married Gay Soldiers

Filed by John M. Becker | September 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Roman Catholic military archbishop Timothy P. Broglio issued new guidelines last week essentially forbidding Catholic military chaplains from acknowledging or assisting same-sex couples in any way.Read More


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Marriage Equality 'Inevitable' in New Jersey

Filed by John M. Becker | September 26, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Times of Trenton editorial board urged New Jersey state lawmakers to override Chris Christie's veto and bring marriage equality to the Garden State.Read More


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Corvino Responds After Catholic College Cancels Lecture

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

John Corvino says Providence College's decision to disinvite him from a scheduled lecture on same-sex marriage reflects poorly on the institution's academic culture.Read More


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NM Attorney General Slams Governor on Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 24, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

New Mexico's Democratic Attorney General brilliantly schooled anti-LGBT Republican Governor Susana Martinez about marriage equality.Read More


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2013 Emmy Writers Imply Homosexuality is a 'Lifestyle'

Filed by John M. Becker | September 23, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The writers of Elton John's speech at last night's Emmy Awards apparently thought it was 1983, not 2013.Read More


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Clinton Plays Coy About Her Presidential Ambitions

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

While Clinton plays coy about her presidential ambition, one friend tells the magazine, "She's running, but she doesn't know it yet."Read More


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Putin: Berlusconi Wouldn't Be on Trial if He Were Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | September 20, 2013 | 9:15 AM | comments

Vladimir Putin claimed yesterday that former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi would not have faced trial if the underage prostitute he hired had been a male.Read More


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Desmond Tutu: God Demands I Speak Out For Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

"It's God catching me by my neck" when I speak out for equality, Abp. Tutu says.Read More


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Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion Will Make Dems Extinct

Filed by John M. Becker | September 18, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

That's what Sharon Powe - a congressional candidate for Alabama's "Fist [sic] District" - says, anyway.Read More


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Isaiah Washington Plays the Victim

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Actor Isaiah Washington, whose career imploded after he called a castmate a "faggot" in 2006 and 2007, says he "lost everything" in the scandal.Read More


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Anita Bryant: The Devil Is Trying To Kill Me

Filed by John M. Becker | September 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

In remarks delivered in 2005 that surfaced last week, Anita Bryant -- America's most famous homophobe -- claimed that Satan has been trying to kill her since birth.Read More


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Kentucky Christian Freaks Out to FCC Over Miley Cyrus

Filed by John M. Becker | September 15, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Christian America blew its collective top when Miley Cyrus twerked and gyrated her way across their TV screens last month during the MTV Video Music Awards.Read More


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Gaga: I've Dipped In the Lady Pond

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

Speaking with her usual candor, Lady Gaga opened up to Andy Cohen this week about her sexual experiences with women.Read More


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Vladimir Putin: 'God Created Us Equal'

Filed by John M. Becker | September 12, 2013 | 10:15 AM | comments

In New York Times op-ed published last night, Vladimir Putin ignored his country's long history of exceptionalist thinking and its unequal treatment of gays, journalists, and ethnic minorities.Read More


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Vince Gill Confronts Westboro Baptist Church

Filed by John M. Becker | September 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Country star Vince Gill paid an unexpected visit to picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church because he wanted "to see what hate looked like."Read More


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Wingnuts for Weiner in NYC Mayoral Race

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

"Unlike past mayors, he will reach around the table to deal with both parties, rather than passing reforms through the back door."Read More


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Sochi Begs IOC To Help Downplay Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

Filed by John M. Becker | September 09, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

As the IOC feels the pressure from American Olympics sponsors, the chief organizer of the Sochi games begs the group to "stop this campaign" against Russia's anti-LGBT laws.Read More


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IOC President: We're Powerless to Intervene in Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | September 06, 2013 | 10:15 AM | comments

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says the committee could not and should not press Russia to roll back its crackdown on LGBT people ahead of the Winter Games.Read More


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MN Archbishop: Satan Causes Porn, Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 05, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Twin Cities' Catholic archbishop is clearly still upset about the fact that Minnesota is now a marriage equality state.Read More


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Vladimir Putin is Feeling the Heat

Filed by John M. Becker | September 04, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin directly responded to fierce Western criticism of his country's ban on so-called "gay propaganda" in an interview yesterday.Read More