July 21, 2014

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Escape from Russia: My Independence Day

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Russian LGBT activist Andrew Nasonov received harassment, intimidation, beatings, and death threats for his human rights work. But when police abducted him and threatened his family, he knew he had to leave.Read More


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Wingnut Week In Review: Plane Paranoid

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 21, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine gave us a respite last week from the usual sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic rantings. A brief one, but a respite nonetheless.Read More


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America's Border Crisis of Conscience

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is not an immigration crisis. It is a refugee crisis - and a crisis of conscience. America cannot simply send these children back and still be the country we loudly and proudly claim to be.Read More


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Obama Signs Historic LGBT Workplace Executive Order

Filed by John M. Becker | July 21, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

This morning, President Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people in the workplace. It was an honor to witness this pivotal moment in LGBT history.Read More


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Here's the Draft Text of Obama's LGBT Workplace EO

Filed by John M. Becker | July 21, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner obtained an unconfirmed draft copy of the executive order President Obama will sign today prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people in the workplace.Read More