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Connecticut

Families

Mother Turns In Son For Threat To Kill His Sister On Christmas – For Being Gay

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:46 AM December 27, 2013
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A Connecticut mother turned in her son to police, after he threatened to kill his gay sister and her wife if they came to Christmas dinner.

Guns

Watch: Obama Speaks On ‘Common-Sense Measures To Reduce Gun Violence’ In CT

by David Badash ● 5:24 PM April 8, 2013
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President Barack Obama today spoke on “common-sense measures to reduce gun violence.” Full video.

Guns

Fighting Mad On Guns: An Angered Obama Says ‘Shame On Us If We Forgot Those Kids’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 1:14 PM March 28, 2013
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A clearly angered, disappointed, and frustrated President Obama delivered a speech on “common sense measures to protect children from gun violence,” and said, “shame on us if we forgot those kids.”

Guns

On Our Radar – Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz, Planting Seeds Of Change To America’s Gun Culture

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM February 10, 2013
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Two Connecticut mothers from the shadow of Newtown are using their professional skills to spread the seeds for a less violent gun culture on the winds of change. Today, Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz are On Our Radar.

Guns

Watch: Speech By Father Of Slain Sandy Hook Child That Got Heckled By Gun Advocates

by David Badash ● 4:48 PM January 28, 2013
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Neil Heslin lost his six-year old boy — “my only family” in December’s Sandy Hook massacre. Today, Heslin delivered emotional testimony asking why assault weapons are necessary — and got heckled.

Guns

Biden At Gun Control Meeting Talks Presidential Executive Order Plus Legislation

by David Badash ● 1:20 PM January 9, 2013
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Joe Biden opened his White House commission on guns by stating the President is prepared to act, and those actions may include an executive order as well as legislation.

Guns

NRA Invited To White House To Discuss Gun Control

by David Badash ● 2:40 PM January 8, 2013
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The NRA has been invited to the White House this week to discuss gun control, as part of Vice President Biden’s task force that is exploring options.

Guns

GOP Congressman: No Background Checks For Assault Rifles, Because, ‘Freedom’

by David Badash ● 1:53 PM January 6, 2013
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Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) today refused to support closing the gun show loophole and refused to make background checks for all purchases of assault rifles mandatory because “the second amendment is about freedom.”

Hate Groups

Wednesday: Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Funeral Of Sandy Hook, CT School Principal

by David Badash ● 11:59 PM December 18, 2012
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The Westboro Baptist Church, who call themselves “God Hates Fags,” are now officially scheduled to picket Wednesday’s funeral of Dawn Hochsprung, the hero principal of Newtown, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

News

CT Gunman Had ‘Altercation’ With School Staff One Day Before Massacre

by David Badash ● 1:35 PM December 15, 2012
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The Newtown, CT gunman had an “altercation” with four members of the school’s staff one day before massacring 26 people including 20 elementary school children.

Coming Out

Connecticut Teen Comes Out To His Mom – On YouTube

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM February 25, 2012
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A Connecticut teenager decided to come out to his mother, and film it. He did, then posted it to his very active YouTube channel.

Arts

Gay Artist Juan Carlos Cabrera, Survivor of Domestic Violence, Has Show in Greenwich, Connecticut

by Scott Rose ● 2:28 PM October 9, 2011
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Juan Carlos Cabrera-Ramirez, a survivor of anti-gay domestic violence, in 2002 came to New York. An art show including his works is at the Greenwich Connecticut Y.

Bigotry Watch

ESPN Fires Hank Williams Jr But In Illiterate Rant Singer Claims He Quit

by David Badash ● 4:23 PM October 6, 2011
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Hank Williams, Jr. was fired — permanently — by ESPN after the aging singer compared President Obama to Hitler and referred to the President as “the enemy.”

Bigotry Watch

ESPN Cuts Hank Williams Jr. Opener After Singer Compares Obama To Hitler

by David Badash ● 10:28 AM October 4, 2011
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ESPN pulled Hank Williams, Jr.’s Monday Night Football opener over comments he made on Fox News comparing President Obama to Hitler, and, “the enemy.”