September 19, 2013

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Lesbian Seattle Council President Betrays LGBT Russians

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 8:00 PM | comments

The president of the Seattle City Council, an out lesbian, is refusing to pass a resolution supporting Russian LGBTs for political reasons. A noted Russian activist calls it a "betrayal."Read More

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Russia Denies Gomez Visa After Petition Launch

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 3:45 PM | comments

Putin's government reportedly denied Gomez's visa because they were worried she would use the stage to stand up for equality.Read More

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Pope Says More Nice Words About LGBTs, Changes Nothing

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 2:25 PM | comments

The pontiff's comments today were a response to the shifting politics around LGBT issues, not a new policy of inclusion for LGBT people.Read More

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McCain Publishes OpEd in Wrong Russian 'Pravda'

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

John McCain was so pissed off at Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, he wrote his own for Pravda. Unfortunately, he sent it to the wrong media outlet. Remember, this guy was almost President of the United States.Read More


This One Graph Shows Russia Boycotts, Backlash Working

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 11:15 AM | comments

Naysayers be damned - activists' efforts to raise awareness of Russia's anti-LGBT crackdown are working. Let's keep up the pressure.Read More

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Tell Congress to Stop Playing Games With Food Stamps

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Enough. Food stamps are not a "moral hazard." Hunger is not a game.Read More


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