May 16, 2014


BREAKING: Arkansas Supremes Stop Marriages During Appeal

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 5:35 PM | comments

Minutes ago, the Arkansas Supreme Court issued a stay on Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza's ruling last week that struck down the state's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Putin Blames Ukraine Unrest on 'Gay Nazis'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

According to a leading Russia scholar, Russian president Vladimir Putin has taken to labeling protesters in Ukraine as "gay Nazis."Read More

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The White House Agrees: Review Trans Military Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Could the military's trans ban be the next barrier to fall for LGBT people in the American armed forces?Read More


BREAKING: Oregon Judge Will Issue Marriage Ruling Monday

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 4:15 PM | comments

In just over 70 hours, Oregon may become the next marriage equality state.Read More

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Rainbow Flag Flies Over Costa Rica's Presidential Residence

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Costa Rica's new president has barely been in office for a week, but he's already setting a wonderfully progressive tone on LGBT issues.Read More

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Catholic Diocese Fires Lesbian For Getting Married

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

A 58-year-old lesbian in Kansas City, Missouri who distributed food to the homeless was fired by the Catholic Church... because she married her same-sex spouse.Read More

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Dallas 'Family Values' Host Loves Male Strippers

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Amy Kushnir, the homophobic Dallas morning show host who got upset about Michael Sam's kiss, whined to Fox last night. But Kushnir's "family values" apparently don't extend to her own on-air conduct.Read More

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Care For a Slice of 'Magic Pie'?

Filed by Michael Knaapen | May 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

In Kazaky's newest video, "Magic Pie," the gender-bending boy band from Ukraine is cooking up something a little different.Read More

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Porterville, CA Mayor to Bullied Kids: 'Grow a Pair'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The mayor of Porterville, California has some thoroughly appalling advice for children who are victims of bullying: just "grow a pair."Read More

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Ever Considered a Move Abroad? Meet Expats Who've Done It

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 16, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

We asked a cross-section of LGBT expats what it's like immersing oneself in an unfamiliar and potentially less progressive culture.Read More

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Bringing the Fight for Open Trans Military Service

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

We will fight for open trans military service, and we will win -- because fighting and winning is what the military trained us to do.Read More

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UN Free & Equal Campaign: The Power of Sharing

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a video for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia that urges LGBT people to share their personal stories. The campaign echoes Harvey Milk's famous appeal to come out.Read More