March 24, 2014

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Russian Thugs Think St. Patrick's Day Revelers Are Gay, Attack Them

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last week in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, students participating in a St. Patrick's Day flashmob were mistaken for LGBT activists and beaten up by a gang of violent Russian thugs.Read More

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Maddow Gives Fred Phelps the Best Non-Obituary Ever

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

The queen of progressive media eulogizes Fred Phelps without even saying his name. Watch.Read More

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Scary: GOP Has 60% Chance of Retaking Senate, Nate Silver Predicts

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Nate Silver, who accurately predicted every state in the 2012 presidential election, says the Republicans have a 60% chance of retaking the Senate this fall.Read More

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To Franklin Graham, Regarding Homosexuality [Open Letter]

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

You don't have to look all the way to Russia and Vladimir Putin to find homophobes worth admiring, Frank. There are many right here in the U. S. of A.Read More

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This Westboro Baptist Counter-Protest is Beautiful

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

When Westboro Baptist Church staged its first protest since Fred Phelps's death, they were met by counter-protesters bearing a surprising message: condolences.Read More

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Cameroon Lawyer Alice Nkom Honored for LGBT Rights Work

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Alice Nkom, the foremost legal advocate for the LGBT community in the west-central African nation of Cameroon, was honored by Amnesty International for working for LGBT rights despite repeated threats of death and imprisonment.Read More

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Aziz Ansari: The Joke's on You

Filed by Bil Browning | March 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

It wasn't that long ago that gay people were the butt of jokes. It's refreshing to see the times change; in Ansari's jokes, we're still the punchline - but in a completely different way. Read More


Nathan Phelps: I Mourn My Father, But Mourn Anti-LGBT Hatred More

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Nathan Phelps, estranged son of the late Fred Phelps, calls for an end to anti-LGBT hatred: "Embrace the LGBT community as our equals, our true brothers and sisters, by promoting equal rights for everyone, without exception."Read More

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Report: U.S. Further Curtailing Uganda Aid

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

The U.S. will take four additional steps in response to Uganda's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Law, including shifting money away from a Ugandan anti-LGBT religious group that been receiving federal HIV/AIDS grants.Read More


Michigan GOP Gov: State Will Ignore Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder doesn't get to unilaterally pick and choose which legal Michigan marriages the state will actually recognize.Read More