April 15, 2014

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Louisiana House Overwhelmingly Votes to Retain Sodomy Law

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 7:15 PM | comments

Today, by a vote of 66-27, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have repealed the state's unconstitutional sodomy law.Read More

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Cab Drivers Refuse to Drive Cabs With Gay Games Ads Because Allah

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Almost 20 cab drivers in Cleveland are refusing to drive cars displaying ads for the upcoming Gay Games, citing religious objections. But this time the protesters aren't Christian fundies, they're Muslims.Read More

Report: Marriage Equality is Good for Family Health

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

According to an article published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, marriage equality results in better health care and less anxiety, depression, and other negative health outcomes for families headed by same-sex parents.Read More

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Trans 100 List Spotlights Trans Change-Makers

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 15, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Released in full last week, the 2014 Trans 100 list spotlights the work of transgender activists, artists, athletes, professionals, and difference-makers. Read More

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A Hanky Code For the 21st Century

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Comedian Justin Sayre has updated the famous hankie code for the 21st century. Check out the new colors.Read More

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Gays Will Be Stoned Under Brunei's New Sharia Law Code

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

New Sharia (Islamic) laws in the Asian country of Brunei call for the death penalty for a variety of offenses, including sodomy. They take effect next week.Read More

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LaBarbera Provokes Arrest in Canada; Martyr Complex to Follow

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

International anti-LGBT activist and hate group leader Peter LaBarbera provoked his own arrest in Canada today. Read More

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Gay Artist Matt Gold Releases New Video, 'Appreciated'

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

If you've ever met someone who's completely reshaped your outlook on life, you'll love Matt Gold's new music video, "Appreciated."Read More

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UK Art School 'Virgin' Punks Everyone

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Clayton Pettet, a U.K. art student who made headlines for his plans to lose his virginity as an act of performance art, performed his piece earlier this month. It wasn't at all what was advertised.Read More

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India Supremes Recognize Trans People as Third Gender

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

In a landmark ruling today, the India Supreme Court has officially recognized trans people as a third gender.Read More


Christian Singer Debby Boone: I've Evolved on Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Christian singer Debby Boone, daughter of the notorious homophobe Pat Boone, attended the GLAAD Awards last Saturday and talked about her personal support for equality.Read More