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Celebrities

Let’s Cheer Our Own! George Takei To Be Honored By GLAAD

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:54 PM April 23, 2014
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GLAAD will honor George Takei with the Vito Russo Award at their Media Awards Gala in New York next month and you have a chance to sit next to him!

News

Police Chief Fired For Being Gay Might Get Her Job Back (Video)

by David Badash ● 12:26 PM April 23, 2014
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Crystal Moore, the Latta, South Carolina police chief who was apparently fired by Mayor Earl Bullard for being gay, might be getting her job back in a few months.

Farce

Ted Cruz Father: His Homophobia Seems To Have Set His Pants On Fire

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:09 AM April 23, 2014
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The father of Senator Ted Cruz told a Tea Party Unity Conference that Ministers in San Antonio are being fined for preaching against homosexuality.

Civil Rights

Signed By 58 Prominent People, The Plea For ‘Tolerable Discourse’ No One Is Talking About

by David Badash ● 9:38 AM April 23, 2014
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58 prominent people supposedly from across varying ideologies have chosen to become the founding signatories of a letter written by an unnamed person that chastises those who supported the firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

Marriage

Federal Judge Tells Anti-Gay Group: No, We Won’t Delay Tomorrow’s Case Just For You

by David Badash ● 5:27 PM April 22, 2014
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A federal court judge has smacked down the National Organization For Marriage’s request to delay tomorrow’s long-scheduled hearing in the first day of a same-sex marriage case in Oregon.

News

Breaking: Archbishop’s Damning Testimony On Child Sex Abuse Released (Video, Transcript)

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM April 22, 2014
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The archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul finally testified in a four-hour court deposition on April 2 about his role in managing child sex abuse cases, and his comments can only be described as damning.

Bigotry Watch

Louisiana’s Next Move After Keeping Gay Sex Illegal? Killing State ENDA Bill.

by David Badash ● 3:28 PM April 22, 2014
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After voting to keep an unconstitutional law on the books, one that makes sodomy illegal, Louisiana lawmakers today elected to not move forward with an LGBT employment non-discrimination bill.

Marriage

Texas: For First Time, Support For Same-Sex Marriage Outweighs Opposition

by David Badash ● 1:46 PM April 22, 2014
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Today, a new poll was released that finds a small but significant change in Texans’ views on marriage equality.

Arts

Gay Singer Ryan Dolan’s Bullying Music Video ‘Start Again’ Goes Viral

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:29 PM April 22, 2014
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Watch gay singer/songwriter Ryan Dolan’s new viral music video “Start Again”, which puts a human face on bullying.

Discrimination

Judge Says Indiana Has ‘No Valid Reason’ To Single Out Same-Sex Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:38 AM April 22, 2014
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Federal Judge Richard Young rules Indiana has not presented a “valid reason” same-sex marriages should not be recognized and says challengers are likely to prevail at trial.

Discrimination

Police Chief Fired For Being Gay: ‘Crushing’ To Hear Mayor’s Anti-Gay Attack (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM April 22, 2014
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The South Carolina police chief who was fired last week, presumably because she is a lesbian, said it was “crushing” to hear the mayor’s anti-gay comments.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins, Wielding Increasing Influence Over GOP, Roadblocks Moderation Toward Marriage

by David Badash ● 9:52 AM April 22, 2014
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Perkins and his FRC predecessor, Gary Bauer, both shoulders-deep in Republican theocratic Christian evangelical politics, are fighting back against GOP efforts to support same-sex marriage, hard.

Marriage

Atlanta Same-Sex Couple Becomes First To Sue Georgia For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM April 22, 2014
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An Atlanta same-sex couple together eight years just became the first to sue the state of Georgia for the right to marry in what is being called a “massive” class-action lawsuit.

Marriage

Breaking: NOM Questions Gay Judge’s Ethics, Now Claims Standing In Oregon Marriage Case

by David Badash ● 5:45 PM April 21, 2014
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Less than 48 hours before a federal judge is scheduled to hear two cases attempting to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, NOM, the National Organization For Marriage has said it will file a motion claiming standing.