January 28, 2014

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First Active College Football Player Comes Out

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

College football player Conner Mertens came out to his teammates as bisexual last night. The Willamette University freshman kicker is the first active college player to come out publicly.Read More


Scheduled Virginia Marriage Hearing Going Forward

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A scheduled hearing Thursday in Bostic v. Rainey, a challenge to Virginia's constitutional marriage discrimination amendment, will go forward.Read More


IN House Sends Anti-Marriage Amendment to Senate

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 3:23 PM | comments

Just moments ago, the GOP-controlled Indiana House voted 57-40 to send HJR-3, a constitutional marriage discrimination amendment ballot measure, to the state Senate.Read More

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Is Joss Whedon's Tweet Feminist or Transphobic?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Is this tweet from Joss Whedon meant to make a feminist statement or blatant transphobia?Read More


Illinois Wingnut: Grammy Weddings Were Satanic

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

"It was a sorry, sick, non-serious ceremony that looked like something from the garish dystopian world of the Hunger Games..." Translation: waaaaaaah!!Read More

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Report: Uganda Pres Will Sign Anti-Gay Law if Scientists Prove It's a Choice

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

A new report in the Ugandan media claims that President Yoweri Museveni told lawmakers last week that he wouldn't sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill unless scientists can prove being gay is a choice.Read More

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Disney Channel's First Lesbian Parents on TV

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Disney Channel broke the lavender ceiling with a few seconds of inclusive scripting in the family sitcom "Good Luck Charlie." It was the first time they have shown any openly gay characters on television.Read More

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India Supreme Court Doubles Down on Gay Sex Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

In a stubborn refusal to join the 21st century, India's Supreme Court today declined to reconsider its ruling last month that recriminalized gay sex.Read More

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Compelling New Video Demands Equality for LGBT Families

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

"Our families have existed forever. We don't ask for your permission to live our lives. We demand a law protecting our families with the respect and dignity they deserve."Read More

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PHOTOS: 'Brokeback' Opera Premieres Tonight

Filed by John M. Becker | January 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Tonight's the night of the world premiere for "Brokeback Mountain," the opera, in Madrid, Spain. If you can't hop the pond for the performance, we've got photos and video here.Read More