August 22, 2013

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Chelsea Manning, Identity Control & Government Violence

Filed by Drew Cordes | August 22, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

On the morning Chelsea Manning was sentenced, the U.S. Army released a private photo of her presenting as female. Today, she publicly articulated her desire to transition. The timing speaks volumes.Read More

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Mexican Catholic Bishop: Homophobia is 'Mental Illness'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

José Raúl Vera López, the Roman Catholic bishop of Saltillo, Mexico, spoke out forcefully against anti-gay bigotry yesterday, calling homophobia a "mental illness."Read More

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Gay Reporter Challenges Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

American reporter James Kirchick was invited onto a Russian TV network yesterday to talk about Bradley Manning. But Kirchick spent his time slamming Russia's "gay propaganda" ban instead.Read More

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Russia Gives Worthless Written 'Assurances' to IOC

Filed by Bil Browning | August 22, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

The International Olympic Committee has announced that they've received a written assurance from the Russian government that it won't discriminate against LGBT people that's not worth the paper it was written on.Read More


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