February 17, 2014

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Luxuria Detained Again, Will Be Escorted Out of Russia

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Italian trans activist and former politican Vladimir Luxuria was detained again today in Sochi for protesting Russia's anti-LGBT crackdown. Russian authorities will escort her to the airport tomorrow.Read More

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IN Legislature Passes Amendment But Loses Battle

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today's vote in the Indiana legislature to pass a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage may not seem like a cause for celebration. If you look a little closer, you'll see the vote heralds the end of attempts to write queer couples out of state constitutions.Read More

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Chelsea Clinton: LGBT Equality is the 'Unfinished Business' of 21st Century

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Chelsea Clinton delivered the closing address at an HRC-sponsored LGBT youth conference this weekend and called LGBT equality the "unfinished business of the 21st century."Read More


New Study: Homophobia Kills. Literally.

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

A new 20-year study from Columbia University finds that LGB people living in high-prejudice communities die an average of 12 years earlier than those in more accepting communities.Read More

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Florida Officials Ignore National Condom Week

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | February 17, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

This week is National Condom Week, but you wouldn't know it if you lived in Florida -- Governor Scott and his appointees have been shamefully silent about it.Read More

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Who's Your Favorite President? [Open Thread]

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

On this President's Day, who is your favorite president and why?Read More


Kansans Protest 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, hundreds of Kansans converged on the statehouse in Topeka to protest a "right to discriminate" bill.Read More


WA Converting Domestic Partnerships to Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

On June 30, the state of Washington will automatically convert all remaining same-sex domestic partnerships to marriages.Read More

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Ugandan Pres. Declares War on 'Homosexual Lobby'; Crowd Cheers

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

A shocking, ugly new video has emerged out of Uganda of a crowd of lawmakers cheering President Yoweri Museveni's announcement that he will sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.Read More


Romney: It's 'Fine' if Gays Live Together, But Not Marry

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

NBC's David Gregory asked failed former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney whether his views on marriage equality have evolved with the rest of the country. Answer? Nope.Read More