January 22, 2014

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Indiana Anti-Marriage Amendment Advances

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 7:57 PM | comments

Indiana's GOP-controlled House Elections and Apportionment Committee has just voted 9-3 to advance HJR-3, a proposed marriage discrimination amendment, to the full House.Read More

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Starkville, Mississippi Passes Pro-LGBT Resolution

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

The small city of Starkville, Mississippi became the first city in that state to officially recognize the humanity and affirm the dignity of its LGBT residents.Read More


LGBT Advocates Hijack #CheersToSochi Campaign

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

LGBT advocates are hijacking the pro-Olympics #CheersToSochi campaign to draw attention to the persecution of LGBT people in Putin's Russia.Read More


Thriving Chinese 'Ex-Gay' Industry Under Fire

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

While it's sad to see how widespread the discredited and dangerous practice of "ex-gay" therapy is in China, it's heartening to see LGBT advocates there fighting back.Read More

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Obama's '08 Inauguration As Seen From Space

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

President Obama's 2008 inauguration was awe inspiring and mammoth. But did you know you could see it from space?Read More

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'Thousands' of Nigerians Demand Stoning of Gay Men

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

It gets worse: a mob of thousands threw stones into the Sharia court in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, demanding the execution of gay men arrested under the country's new anti-LGBT law.Read More

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Mayor Parker to Critics of Her Marriage: 'Get Over It'

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Houston mayor Annise Parker took time off work last week to marry her now-wife, Kathy Hubbard, and local GOP leaders despicably attacked her for it. Now Parker is hitting back.Read More

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Jon Stewart Skewers the Sochi Homophobic Olympics

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Late-night comedy guru Jon Stewart cast his satirical eye on the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, slamming the host nation's atrocious LGBT human rights abuses and comparing Russia to fellow competitors in the "2014 Sochi Homophobic Olympics."Read More

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Olympic Toilets Encourage Gay Propaganda? [Caption This]

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

If Russia is cracking down on public displays of homosexuality, then why are they building sports facilities with double toilets in the men's bathrooms?Read More

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Sherri Shepherd Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 10:45 AM | comments

Shepherd says she's sorry for her offensive remarks and that they were misrepresented, but doesn't clarify whether or not she regards homosexuality as a sin.Read More

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Indiana Religious Right Ties Itself in Knots

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Want to know why the religious right is losing the battle over marriage equality? To paraphrase Bill Clinton, "It's the hypocrisy, stupid."Read More

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Nigerian Catholic Cardinal Praises Anti-LGBT Law

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Senior officials in Nigeria's Roman Catholic Church are among the staunchest defenders of a draconian new anti-LGBT law that criminalizes virtually every aspect of LGBT public life.Read More


Leading India Psychiatrist: Homosexuality 'Unnatural'

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

The outgoing head of the Indian Psychiatric Society expressed stunningly retrograde, outdated views on homosexuality in an interview with the world's largest English-language newspaper.Read More