Quote of the Day: February 2014

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Obama Has 'Released the Homo Demons' on Black America

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Harlem pastor James Manning says "Obama is influencing black men to come out of the closet," and that this is causing fewer men to be available to black women.Read More


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Alaska Democrat Makes Bid to Repeal Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | February 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Democratic minority leader of the Alaska Senate introduced a resolution this week that would repeal the state's constitutional marriage discrimination amendment.Read More


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Ugandan President: Gays Are 'Disgusting'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

In an exclusive interview with CNN after signing the "Jail the Gays" bill into law, President Yoweri Museveni called gays "disgusting."Read More


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Takei: Boycott Arizona if Brewer Signs Anti-Gay Law

Filed by John M. Becker | February 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

"If your Governor Jan Brewer signs this repugnant bill into law, make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend. And we will urge everyone we know-from large corporations to small families on vacation-to boycott."Read More


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The Most Lackluster Response Possible

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The silence by LGBT orgs over Arizona's proposed Gay Jim Crow law has been deafening. When the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force finally responded, it was more of a peep than a roar.Read More


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Megachurch Pastor: Michael Sam May Be the Antichrist

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Dwight McKissic thinks newly out NFL draft prospect Michael Sam may help "[take] us down the road to Sodom and Gomorrah at a record setting pace."Read More


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Texas Judge to Marriage Opponents: Read the Constitution

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A county judge in Texas invited same-sex couples to have commitment ceremonies on Valentine's Day and a right-wing political candidate attacked him for it. The judge's response is perfect.Read More


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Charles Barkley: Locker Room Fears 'An Insult to All Gay Men'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Retired NBA legend and LGBT rights advocate Charles Barkley has no patience for anti-gay locker room fears.Read More


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Romney: It's 'Fine' if Gays Live Together, But Not Marry

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

NBC's David Gregory asked failed former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney whether his views on marriage equality have evolved with the rest of the country. Answer? Nope.Read More


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Honolulu Bishop: Opposing Marriage = Training Olympians

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

In remarks delivered last week to the boys of Damien Memorial School, Honolulu Catholic Bishop Larry Silva compared opposing marriage equality to the training of Olympic athletes.Read More


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Russia to UK: We Treat Gays Like You Treat 'Gingers'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Russian embassy in London slammed the U.K.'s Channel 4 for a hard-hitting documentary about gay-bashing Russian gangs, saying a similar film could be made about England's treatment of "'ginger' people."Read More


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Vilma: I'm Actually Fine With Gays in the Locker Room

Filed by John M. Becker | February 12, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma apologized for and clarified his recent comment that he wouldn't know how he was "supposed to respond" if a gay football player looked at him in the locker room.Read More


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Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader Repudiates 'Ex-Gay' Myth

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

John J. Smid: "[The 'ex-gay myth] has created a dangling carrot of change without any real outcome of freedom from homosexuality."Read More


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Florida Student Suspended for Breaking Up Gay-Bashing

Filed by John M. Becker | February 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Mark Betterson, a senior at East Lee County High School in Lehigh Acres, Florida, was suspended for 10 days for trying to stop a fellow student from gay-bashing another classmate.Read More


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Fischer: Criminalize Homosexuality Because I Love Black Guys

Filed by John M. Becker | February 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

"[Why] am I opposed to the normalization of homosexual behavior? Because I love black males."Read More


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The Olympics Is a Global Family Reunion

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Olympics is in many ways a global family reunion, a place where people can learn how to live, respect and value each other.Read More


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Kluwe to Olympians: Speak Out for Equality in Sochi

Filed by John M. Becker | February 07, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Speak up for LBGTQ rights, for human rights, for empathy? The world will pay attention, and take notice. Stay silent, keep your head down, count the money and endorsements? The world will pay attention, and take notice."Read More


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NFL Homophobe Wouldn't Want Gay Player Looking at Him

Filed by John M. Becker | February 06, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Imagine... it just so happens he looks at me, how am I supposed to respond?"Read More


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Reid Supports Obama Signing ENDA Executive Order

Filed by John M. Becker | February 05, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

"If the president decides to do it, I'd be in favor of it."Read More


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Pravda Editor: Homosexuality is Terrorism

Filed by John M. Becker | February 04, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Those propagandizing homosexuality organized a system of political terror against normal people."Read More


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Philip Seymour Hoffman Identified With Gay Characters

Filed by John M. Becker | February 03, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

"When I play somebody gay, I never think of it as 'I'm playing a gay character.' It's interesting to play all the different aspects of the character."Read More