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Civil Rights

Gay, Bullied 11 Year Old Boy Wins Fight Against Anti-Gay Lawmaker And StudentsFirst

by David Badash ● 4:08 PM June 5, 2013
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Eleven-year old Marcel Neergaard has quickly won his fight against an anti-gay lawmaker and StudentsFirst, thanks to the help of LGBT activists and over 50,000 allies who signed a MoveOn.org petition.

News

Bullied Gay 11 Year Old Explains How ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bills Lead Him To Consider Suicide

by David Badash ● 11:44 AM June 4, 2013
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Marcel Neergaard is a very intelligent and brave eleven-year old boy whose parents were forced to homeschool him because of “severe” anti-gay bullying fueled by Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

News

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Sen. Campfield Rages Against ‘Far Left’ University Of Tennessee

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM May 18, 2013
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Stacey Campfield hauled the president of the University of Tennessee into a senate hearing to testify about what Campfield sees as the “far left” leaning University.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Dies From Extreme Homophobia

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM March 27, 2013
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Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill has died an exquisite, almost karmic death, after it was made it even more homophobic than before.

Education

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator Kills Funding For Sex Education At University Of Tennessee

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM March 26, 2013
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Senator Stacey Campfield, known for his annual attempts to pass the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has succeeded in forcing the University of Tennessee to pull funding for a sex education week.

Discrimination

New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Forces Teachers To Tell Gay Kids They Need A Psychiatrist

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM March 13, 2013
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The latest version of Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill would require teachers to tell gay students they need a psychiatrist, and literally hand them a referral.

Bigotry Watch

Christian Minister/Lawmaker’s Bill Allows Counseling Students To Refuse Treatment To Gays

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM March 12, 2013
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An anti-gay Christian minister who is also a Tennessee state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would allow mental health counseling students to refuse to treat gay people based on a “religious exemption.”

Discrimination

Tennessee GOP’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Opposed By Majority Of Tennessee Voters

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM March 7, 2013
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State Senator Stacey Campfield’s obsession, the latest incarnation of the Tennessee GOP’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is opposed by 57 percent, the majority of Tennessee voters.

Bigotry Watch

GOP Lawmaker Who Calls Gays Not ‘Mentally Healthy’ Introduces New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

by David Badash ● 12:52 PM February 15, 2013
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A Republican lawmaker introduced a new “Don’t Say Gay” bill into the Tennessee House yesterday, as a companion to infamous state senator Stacey Campfield’s updated and strengthen anti-gay legislation.

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator Explains HIV Prevalence In Africa: They’re Really Into Sodomy

by David Badash ● 9:36 AM February 6, 2013
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Stacey Campfield says “homosexual activists” are “the biggest bullies in the world,” and HIV/AIDS is prevalent in Africa because straight people there are really, really into sodomy.

News

Hey, ‘Homosexual Activists,’ Stacey Campfield Is ‘Not Here To Be Somebody’s Piñata’

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM February 2, 2013
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Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield is very angry that “two percent of the community, more or less the homosexual activist community,” is bringing him the national media attention he craves.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Homosexuality Is ‘An Activity That Can Be Deadly’ Says ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM January 31, 2013
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Tennessee GOP state senator Stacey Campfield, has now revived his failed “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and yesterday said homosexuality is “an activity that can be deadly.”

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Returns With Added Requirement To Tell Parents Their Kids Are Gay

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM January 30, 2013
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Stacey Campfield has reintroduced his infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with enhancements, including the tattletale clause requiring school teachers and counselors to tell parents if their kids are gay.

Civil Rights

Saying Gay: Help A 17-Year Old Make This Film – Or He Won’t Be Able To

by Guest Author ● 8:00 AM June 9, 2011
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17-year old filmmaker Devon Hicks needs your help funding his documentary, “Saying Gay: A documentary about SB49,” Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.