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Living In Fear, But Coming Out As Transgender In The Navy

by Guest Author ● 5:50 PM August 6, 2013
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“Michelle” is a transwoman who currently serves in U.S. Navy with support from her supervisors. She shares her story with The New Civil Rights Movement via guest author Brynn Tannehill.

Analysis

Post DOMA: Now That Gays Can Marry, What About D-I-V-O-R-C-E?

by Guest Author ● 1:11 PM July 8, 2013
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Professor Katherine Franke takes on the thorny issues of how divorce between gay and lesbian couples will confront stereotypical notions of gender and what that could mean for gay and lesbian families

Analysis

West Point Says Rugby Scandal Action is Closed; Structural Sexism is the Problem

by Tanya Domi ● 3:20 PM June 22, 2013
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West Point’s latest scandal is symptomatic of a more basic problem–it is structually sexist, evidenced in women’s low numbers as cadets and staff and compounded by the Army’s under utilization of women and refusal to increase their numbers

Analysis

Revealing Report Examines Hate Violence Against LGBTQ And HIV-Affected Communities

by Guest Author ● 12:47 PM June 4, 2013
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A just-released report today finds the majority of homicide victims of hate violence in 2012 were people of color, over half were transgender women, and one-third were gay men.

News

UPDATE: Organized Thugs Attack Kosovo 2.0 Magazine Launch of Sexuality Edition

by Tanya Domi ● 11:55 AM December 15, 2012
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Last night in Pristina, Kosovo, an organized group of thugs, two times in one evening, violently disrupted the launch of a magazine edition dedicated to examining heterosexual and same sex sexuality in the Western Balkans.

Bigotry Watch

‘Doctor’ Bryan Fischer Has Examined New Study And Concluded Gay = ‘Birth Defect’

by David Badash ● 9:37 AM December 13, 2012
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Bryan Fischer, who is neither medical doctor nor scientist, has read a press release and concluded that a new study shows that homosexuality is a “birth defect.”

Human Rights

Lesbian Activist Lepa Mladjenovic Selected For Ann Klein Award

by Tanya Domi ● 12:53 PM December 9, 2012
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Mladjenovic is recognized for a lifetime of courageous work on behalf of women, girls and LGBT persons in Serbia and the Balkan Region, with special recognition for her work against fascism and extreme nationalism.

News

New Gallup Study Claims 3.4% Of Adults Publicly Identify As LGBT

by David Badash ● 11:40 AM October 18, 2012
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A new Gallup study conducted with Gary Gates of the Williams Institute claims 3.4% of American adults self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Celebrities

Ellen Says Chris Kluwe’s Activism ‘Is How You Change The World’

by David Badash ● 3:27 PM October 16, 2012
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Ellen Degeneres today lauded Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe’s activism supporting same-sex marriage, saying this “is how you change the world.”

Parenting

Spilled Milk: Tea and Coco

by William Lucas Walker ● 7:33 PM October 13, 2012
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This post is the seventh in a series of Spilled Milk columns by Emmy Award-winning writer William Lucas Walker that chronicle his journey through parenthood.

Arts

Exclusive: Famous Writer Del Shores Endorses Obama. ‘I’ve Got His Back.’

by Guest Author ● 2:29 PM October 13, 2012
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In our exclusive interview, Del Shores, of “Sordid Lives” and “Queer as Folk” fame, tells guest author Jeremy Stubbs he’s endorsing President Obama: “I’ve got his back.”

News

Kirk Cameron: Calling Gays ‘Destructive And Unnatural’ Is ‘Love Speech’

by David Badash ● 6:08 PM October 9, 2012
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Kirk Cameron is now claiming that labeling gay people “destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization,” and “unnatural,” is actually “love speech,” not hate speech.

News

Pat Robertson Fires Top Attorney After Gay Relationships Accusations

by David Badash ● 3:48 PM October 9, 2012
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Pat Robertson’s American Center for Law And Justice has reportedly fired a senior attorney after several blogs reported the married father of eight was engaged in romantic relationships with several young men.

News

Top Anti-Gay Group’s Wild 2008 Pre-Election Fear Mongering Never Came True

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM October 9, 2012
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Focus On The Family during the 2008 election issued a 34-point “Letter from 2012″ that predicted how terrible America would become if Barack Obama were elected…