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Breaking: Louisiana House Votes To Keep Same-Sex Relations Illegal

by David Badash ● 8:20 PM April 15, 2014
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The Louisiana House just voted to keep a law on the books that makes sex between people of the same gender illegal.

News

Ellen DeGeneres Is Number One On Out Magazine’s ‘Power 50’ List — Who Else Made It?

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM April 15, 2014
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The “Power 50″ list is out! Every year, Out Magazine publishes its “Power 50″ list of whom it sees as the most influential lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans.

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President Obama Surprises Gay Bishop With An Invitation To Lead A Prayer

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:50 AM April 15, 2014
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President Obama surprised openly gay bishop Gene Robinson by inviting him to close the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast with an off-the-cuff prayer.

Keph Senett

1QE4ME: The Future Of International LGBT Sports?

by Keph Senett ● 6:02 PM April 12, 2014
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1QE4ME says there is a growing need to build a cooperative, accessible, and sustainable future for international LGBT sporting events.

News

Watch: Openly Gay NCAA Athlete Derrick Gordon’s First Live Broadcast Interview

by David Badash ● 2:13 PM April 9, 2014
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Derrick Gordon, a UMASS sophmore came out as the first openly gay male player in NCAA Division 1 athletics, gave his first live broadcast on-camera interview to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today.

News

Derrick Gordon Becomes First NCAA Division 1 Basketball Player To Announce He’s Gay

by David Badash ● 10:53 AM April 9, 2014
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Derrick Gordon is a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS). Donning a jersey with the number 2, he’s actually the first NCAA Division 1 college basketball player to announce he’s gay.

News

Univ. Of Kentucky Asks Gay Students If They Want To Be Straight

by David Badash ● 7:39 PM April 7, 2014
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An email survey reportedly sent to all University of Kentucky students asks different questions of self-identified LGBT and straight students.

Civil Rights

GOP Governor About To Strip Due Process Rights From Teachers — LGBT Protections Most At-Risk

by David Badash ● 5:48 PM April 7, 2014
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If a principal or administrator doesn’t like gay people, and Gov. Brownback signs the bill into law, any LGBT teacher could be without a job, and not given a reason, or a chance to appeal.

Bigotry Watch

Furious Theatre Goer: Murder Is ‘Innocuous’ But A Same-Sex Kiss Is ‘Repulsive’

by David Badash ● 1:48 PM April 7, 2014
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A Utah theatre-goer who brought her teenaged son to see Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” is furious with the Pioneer Theatre Company because the play included an on-stage same-sex kiss.

Casey Michel

Following Leader’s Suicide, LGBT Community Begins ‘Love is Love’ Photo Project

by Casey Michel ● 1:04 PM April 5, 2014
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Isa Sahmarli’s suicide earlier this year struck a major blow for the LGBT community in the post-Soviet sphere. Now his community has created a project, begun on Valentine’s Day, that carries a simple, straightforward title: “Love is Love.”

Celebrities

Tom Daley Says He’s ‘A Gay Man Now’

by David Badash ● 8:25 AM April 3, 2014
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Last night on the UK’s celebrity game show Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice, Daley clarified that he’s not bisexual, saying, “I am a gay man now,” E! Online reports.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: ‘Obama May Well Be A Homosexual’ Says Candidate For Governor

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM March 31, 2014
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Scott Lively, running as a Republican to become the governor of Massachusetts says he thinks Barack Obama “may be” gay, and calls the President a “radical homosexualist.”

Bigotry Watch

Catholic School Under Fire For Teaching Masturbation, Poor Parenting Lead To Being Gay

by David Badash ● 12:47 PM March 28, 2014
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A Catholic high school in Charlotte, North Carolina is under fire after one of its regular guest instructors last week delivered a lecture that reportedly blamed poor parenting, single parenting, pornography and masturbation as the causes of homosexuality.

News

Americans View Gay People More Favorably Than Evangelical Christians: Poll

by David Badash ● 8:56 AM March 28, 2014
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A new poll released yesterday finds that Americans now view gay people more favorably than they view Evangelical Christians.