January 14, 2014

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BREAKING: US Judge Rules OK Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 5:25 PM | comments

A federal district court judge in the blood-red state of Oklahoma has just ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.Read More

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Second-Class Citizens: Women & LGBTs Under the Third Reich

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 14, 2014 | 3:45 PM | comments

The common thread running through Nazi ideology regarding gender, gender expression, and sexuality was an effort to control individuals' and communities' bodies, in the attempt to control their minds. Read More

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Gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Announces Engagement

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and his fiancé, Randy Florke. The couple announced their engagement this week.Read More

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What's It Like to be Young And Gay in Putin's Russia?

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new documentary being released this week aims to tell the story of LGBT Russian youth following passage of the country's "gay propaganda" ban.Read More

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CeCe McDonald Freed From Prison Early

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color who was jailed for fatally stabbing a man as he attacked her in a hate crime, was released from prison early yesterday.Read More

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What Should I Do with the Unsmiling Woman?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Last month I was browsing in one of my favorite thrift stores when I came across a handful of photos from the early 70s of a mysterious woman who fascinated me.Read More


Support for Marriage Equality Rises Dramatically in Utah

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Utahns' views on marriage equality and same-sex relationship recognition have shifted dramatically since 2004, when voters overwhelmingly approved a marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Catholic School Fires Gay Music Teacher for Getting Engaged

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's happened again: a Catholic school in Ohio forced out a gay teacher after learning he got engaged to his boyfriend.Read More


Nigeria Rounding Up 'Dozens' of Gay Men Under New Law

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 10:15 AM | comments

Just one day after the world learned that Nigeria had enacted a sweeping and draconian anti-gay law, reports are emerging that "dozens" of gay men have already been arrested.Read More

UK Christian Counselors Reject 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 9:45 AM | comments

The UK's largest organization of Christian counselors is instructing its members to stop offering discredited "ex-gay" therapy "in the interests of public safety."Read More


GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia Leaves the GOP

Filed by John M. Becker | January 14, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Jimmy LaSalvia, who co-founded the Republican LGBT group GOProud, announced yesterday on his blog that he was leaving the Republican Party.Read More