April 30, 2014

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Sharia Law Starts Tomorrow in Brunei

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

The implementation of Brunei's barbaric new Sharia-based penal code, which was postponed last week after a global outcry, begins tomorrow by order of the Sultan.Read More

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Report: Pope Calling a Meeting to Debate Birth Control, Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Pope Francis has reportedly called for a meeting of the world's bishops later this year to debate issues like contraception and marriage. But don't expect any sweeping doctrinal reforms to emerge.Read More

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Clergy Challenge NC Marriage Ban on Religious Freedom Grounds

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

A new lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina turns Christian conservatives' "religious freedom" argument on its head.Read More

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Anti-Gay Hate Group AFA Barely Dodges Tupelo Tornado

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Despite being squarely in the path of Monday's Tupelo tornado, the American Family Association (an anti-gay hate group) was spared. Don't expect the gays to get any credit, though.Read More

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Russia Implementing Anti-LGBT Laws in Crimea

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Just one month after Russia marched into and annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, authorities there are already cracking down on the LGBT community.Read More

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Janet Mock Treats Cis Journalist Like a Trans Person

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, in an interview with journalist Alicia Menendez, trans advocate Janet Mock flipped the script, asking the host the same invasive questions trans people get asked all the time.Read More

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Rea Carey Arrested at Immigration Protest

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

Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, was arrested today in Washington while protesting the U.S. House's inaction on fair immigration reform.Read More

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UN Promotes Equality in India With Bollywood Music Video

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today the United Nations released the first-ever Bollywood-style pro-equality music video, part of a campaign to promote LGBT equality in India and across the world.Read More

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80-Year-Old Grandpa Gets Tattoo to Support Gay Grandson

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

This video of a nearly 80-year-old grandfather getting a tattoo of an equal sign to show support for his gay grandson will warm your heart on a rainy day.Read More

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Is Fox News Keeping Shepard Smith in the Closet?

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

According to explosive new allegations, all-but-openly gay Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is being forcibly kept in the closet by Roger Ailes and other Fox bigwigs.Read More


Northern Ireland Again Rejects Marriage Equality

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

Lawmakers in Northern Ireland blocked a marriage equality bill yesterday. It was the third such vote in 18 months.Read More


Ohio's Marriage Ban Gets First Direct Challenge

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today, equality advocates in the Buckeye State filed the first direct constitutional challenge to Ohio's 2004 marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Congressman Alan Grayson: My Wife Is a Bigamist

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Just when you thought Congressman Alan Grayson's divorce proceedings couldn't get any nastier or shocking, the breakup has become even more ugly.Read More

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Griffin Talks 'Forcing the Spring' on Morning Joe

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

This week, HRC President Chad Griffin appeared on "Morning Joe" to discuss the LGBT movement's strategic pivot towards the Deep South. Instead, they mostly discussed the controversial new book "Forcing the Spring."Read More

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Zac Efron: I'm Open to Full Frontal Nudity

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

In an interview this week with E!, Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron intimated that he'd be open to going full frontal.Read More


Beck: Hillary Will Have Lesbian Sex in White House to be Popular

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday on his radio show, Glenn Beck suggested that Hillary Clinton will declare herself a lesbian if she thinks it will help her get elected in 2016.Read More