June 11, 2013


Bishops Threaten to De-Fund Immigration Groups Over Marriage

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

The U.S. Catholic Bishops are threatening to cut off funds to groups that serve the poor in Illinois because they're affiliated with groups that endorse marriage equality.Read More


Capital Pride: Slowed Down & Sped Up

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

No matter the city, the parade is always my favorite part of Pride weekend.Read More


Russian State Duma Unanimously Passes Anti-Gay Law

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Russian State Duma has just unanimously passed a draconian law banning so-called "gay propaganda." It would make even claiming that gay and straight relationships are equal a criminal offense.Read More


Gay Firefighter and 9/11 First Responder Dies

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

Firefighter Phillip Curtis McKee III died of injuries sustained on 9/11 when he responded to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Virginia views him and his husband as legal strangers.Read More


Middle East Gay Pride and LGBT Safety Exist Only in Israel

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's astounding that Israel's liberal society could survive in a Middle East so violently contrary to its democratic values. Yet it is Israel that is consistently singled out for excoriation by ostensibly well-meaning individuals.Read More


Linda Harvey Wants Kinder, More Civil Bullying

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2013 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Our children all deserve kindness and civility, and that can happen even if they are learning homosexuality is wrong. And they're trying to combine the two and say that they are the same thing." --Linda HarveyRead More

Brian Williams Rapping to Snoop Dogg

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Last week, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon released this mashup of NBC News anchor Brian Williams edited to make it sound like he's rapping to "Nuthin' But a G Thang." It's kind of awesome....Read More