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Bigotry Watch

NC Gay And Straight Parents Fight Against Family-Killing Amendment One

by David Badash ● 1:37 PM April 23, 2012
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North Carolina LGBT and straight parents are fighting back against the Republican, attack on unmarried families, known as Amendment One, with these two new videos.

Bigotry Watch

Why (Some) Straight People Think Gay People Think Straight People Hate Us

by David Badash ● 4:07 PM April 13, 2012
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“Why Homosexuals Think they Are Hated” is a fact-less exploration of decades-old myths and religious perceptions about gay people. Have a look!

Bigotry Watch

Gay-Straight Clubs Created So “Misfits” Will Adopt “Gay Identity” Says Lively

by David Badash ● 1:23 PM February 2, 2012
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“Ex-gay” activist Scott Lively says school gay-straight alliances (GSAs) are designed so “misfits” that are “socially awkward” will “start adopting a gay identity.”

Bigotry Watch

Super Bowl Halftime Shows Are Gay? And Straight? Slate Says Yes.

by David Badash ● 2:40 PM January 31, 2012
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Slate says that Super Bowl halftime shows can be gay and straight, and I have a problem with that. Here’s why.

Coming Out

On Our Radar – The Straight Spouse Network

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:40 PM January 29, 2012
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The Straight Spouse Network helps you when your wife tells you over breakfast that she is in love with another woman, and she is moving her in and you out.

Bigotry Watch

Dan Savage: Santorum Doesn’t Only Have An Anti-Gay Agenda, He Has An Anti-Straight Agenda Too

by David Badash ● 12:20 PM January 5, 2012
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Dan Savage told Keith Olbermann that Rick Santorum doesn’t have an anti-gay agenda, he has an anti-straight agenda too, wanting to ban abortion and contraception.

Arts

Watch: Gay And Straight Couples Kissing In New Beautiful Benetton Video

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM November 17, 2011
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Benetton’s UnHate campaign has released a beautiful video ad showing gay and straight couples kissing, and other groups, like unshirted football players, hugging.

Benjamin Phillips

Dear Christians: You Are Not Being Oppressed.

by Benjamin Phillips ● 2:05 PM November 13, 2011
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You know who doesn’t need a book called It Gets Better? Straight Christians. For them, it really doesn’t get much better.

News

Pray Away The Gay Leader: It’s Impossible To Go From Gay To Straight

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM October 19, 2011
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John Smid, a leader within the so-called “ex-gay” movement, finally admits 30 years later it is impossible to change sexual orientation from gay to straight.

Media

Another “Lesbian” Blogger, LezGetReal, Was A Straight Man

by David Badash ● 3:50 PM June 14, 2011
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LezGetReal, “a gay girl’s view of the world,” it turns out, was fake. The blogger who told the world she was Paula Brooks, was actually Bill Graber, a 58-year-old Ohio married straight man.

Celebrities

Rugby Star Ben Cohen Wants You To Fight Bullying And Homophobia With Him

by David Badash ● 7:18 PM May 10, 2011
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Professional rugby star and much-beloved straight ally Ben Cohen announces his tour to fight bullying and homophobia is coming to the United States!

families

Gay And Straight Teen Suicide Attempts Higher In Conservative Regions

by David Badash ● 4:13 PM April 18, 2011

Gay and straight teens who live in socio-politically conservative areas are more likely to attempt suicide, and the degree of an area’s political conservatism reflects the degree teens — gay or straight — are likely to attempt suicide. Conversely, the rate at which teens attempt suicide decreases with the more liberal an area is, defined by the number of Democrats and same-sex couples, along with gay-straight alliances, and anti-discrimination and anti-bullying policies that specifically protect lesbian, gay, and bisexual students in schools.

Civil Rights

Straight Veteran: “Let Gays Serve, Be Remembered With Open, Equal Pride”

by David Badash ● 9:27 AM November 11, 2010
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Editor’s note: This open letter was sent to me by a reader, James Fallis (photo.) He writes, “I am a retired US Marine, with over 17 years of service in Infantry, Artillery, Reconnaissance units, and have been personally decorated three times for meritorious service. I have served as a member of C company, 2nd Reconnaissance [...]

Bigotry Watch

ABC News Toys With, Teases Americans Who Want To Go From Gay To Straight

by David Badash ● 2:51 PM November 9, 2010
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ABC News’ “Nightline,” when Ted Koppel anchored, had been an intellectual, smart-person’s look at the headlines and issues of the day. Now, it seems, Nightline is ABC’s version of Christine O’Donnell’s “mouse with human brains,” a hybrid of Nancy Grace on HLN and 60 Minutes. Last night, Nightline claimed to examine “gay reparative therapy,” an [...]