A Kentucky county clerk who has been outspoken in his opposition to marriage equality now says he'll "die" fighting to keep same-sex couples from tying the knot.
Casey County Clerk Casey Davis has reportedly refused to issue marriage licenses to both heterosexual and same-sex couples in...
Gordon Klingenschmitt, the former Navy chaplain turned Republican state representative who has continually made headlines for his right-wing, homophobic declarations, is back with yet another vehemently anti-gay diatribe.
Klingenschmitt, who was elected to the Colorado State Senate last November, blasted the Boy Scouts of America's newly-revised policy on openly gay adult leaders in the Aug. 23 installment of his "Pray in Jesus Name" radio program, Right Wing Watch reports. It isn't the first time that Klingenschmitt has rallied against the organization's updated, yet still controversial, criteria. This time, however, he seemed determined to expand upon his earlier claims that the policy would lead to "child abuse."
In the new broadcast, he clarifies that he doesn't think all gay men are pedophiles, but instead, believes that two unique satanic forces are "at play" behind homosexuality and pedophilia, respectively.
"There is, of course, a demon of homosexuality in those who openly parade their sodomy in the streets," he said. "But then, there's a different demon of child molesting that is inside some of these reported molesters."
Having accused the Boy Scouts of "thumbing their nose at God" by promoting "homosexual men to mentoring and camping with your boys" last month, he doesn't back down on that argument entirely, and believes there is some overlap.
"All the child molesters in the Boy Scouts are homosexual," he said. "And how can I tell that? Very simple, it's logical. There were no girls in the tents."
Of course, Klingenschmitt has made no secret of his opposition to LGBT rights over the years. Prior to his elected stint, he argued in favor of discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, noting, "If your heart is full of corruption or sin or immorality -- in this case, homosexuality -- then you should be discriminated against."
He's also stated he believes that everyone is born straight, but that some people are "recruited" and "deceived" into identifying as LGBT through corporate marketing.
"The marketing of homosexuality has an agenda, and that is to repopulate their population by recruiting the children of heterosexuals," he said.
You lost the Boy Scouts battle, Gordon. Probably time to move on.
Pierce Brosnan has no problem with a gay James Bond, but Hollywood might feel differently.
The 62-year-old actor, who played Sir Ian Fleming's signature character from 1995's "GoldenEye" through 2002's "Die Another Day," told Details magazine that he had no qualms about having Bond...
The New York headquarters of a popular gay male escort site was raided in a money laundering and state prostitution investigation this week.
Billing itself as "the world's destination to meet the perfect male escort or masseur," Rentboy.com boasts a database of more than 10,500 men in more than 2,100 cities around the world. A number of popular gay adult film actors are among those who advertise their services on the site, which receives an estimated 500,000 unique visitors daily and has over 20,000 Twitter followers, while subscribers must pay a minimum monthly fee of $59.95, according to the Daily News.
Seven people, including company CEO Jeffrey Hurant, were arrested as part of the August 25 raid in downtown Manhattan, NBC New York reports. Prosecutors allege that Hurant raked in more than $10 million from the site between 2010 and 2015.
Federal agents were seen removing boxes of documents and computer equipment out of the office, while the operation's bank accounts were frozen, CBS New York reports. Meanwhile, millions of dollars in company funds have been seized.
Prosecutors shrugged off Rentboy officials' claims that the site operates for "companionship" and not sex.
"Rentboy.com attempted to present a veneer of legality, when in fact this Internet brothel made millions of dollars from the promotion of illegal prostitution," acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie told the Daily News. U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Susan Ruiz echoed those sentiments in court documents cited by the publication, noting that "escort profile pages generally detail the sexual acts each escort is willing to perform and the price."
Hurant, 50, and six employees will appear before a Brooklyn magistrate judge Tuesday, according to the Post. Officials have been tight-lipped to media outlets in regard to what role each suspect played in the company, except to note that they include both current and former employees.
Each year, thousands of high school seniors face the daunting task of deciding which college to attend in the fall. That decision is only compounded when you're a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) student.
The annual Campus Pride Index was created in hopes of making students aware of academic...
Bryan Fischer is now adopting Lady Gaga's pro-equality mantra and twisting its message for his own, anti-gay argument.
On his "Focal Point" radio show this week, the conservative host and former Director of Issues Analysis at the American Family Association said that the only justification in identifying as a Christian in today's society was that he was "born this way," Right Wing Watch first reported.
"Who would choose, at this time in our nation's history, to be a Christian? You're ridiculed. You're mocked. You're made fun of," he said. Pointing to the case of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who is facing a lawsuit for refusing to issue marriage licenses to both straight and same-sex couples following the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on marriage equality, he added, "Who would choose a lifestyle where you are the unending subject of ridicule, mockery, and contempt by liberals in society, by elites, by professors, on the media, by politicians? Who's going to choose that?"
"So our defense is, hey, I was born that way," he said, citing what he described as an "inner revulsion" to homosexuality.
Fischer, of course, is no stranger to anti-LGBT remarks. He's rallied against the pro-equality arguments seen in "Modern Family," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's marriage equality anthem "Same Love," and even a recent Burger King campaign.
Still, his latest is one for the books. Way to go, Mr. Fischer. If you're trying to justify a homophobic mindset, you might be better off NOT citing one of the world's foremost gay icons.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise!
YouTube personalities Lorenzo and Pedro, who hail from Portugal, decided to conduct a "social experiment" to see how locals in their capital city of Lisbon would react when they held hands on the street.
The pair, who are best known for their "Sexy Funny Kitchen" video series and have over 10,000 YouTube subscribers, was inspired by a similar video that was filmed in Moscow, where the same-sex couple in question was verbally and physically attacked by passersby. Produced by Israeli news website Ynet, a similar clip was produced in Jerusalem, which showed a number of pedestrians casting awkward glances, while others shouted homophobic epithets.
Over the course of three days, Lorenzo and Pedro held hands for the camera in a number of different neighborhoods around Lisbon. The result, they say, was very positive.
"Of course we got plenty of people looking at us," Lorenzo says in the video, noting that it might have had more to do with the height difference between him and Pedro than their sexuality.
"We felt respected and free just by being ourselves," he added. "Congrats, Portuguese people -- you are civilized."
Compared to the nations in which the previous clips were produced, Portugal is well-known for being tolerant of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The country legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, and in 2011, President Aníbal Cavaco Silva ratified Portugal's Law of Gender Identity, which simplified the process for transgender people to legally change their name and gender.
Congrats, guys, and thanks for being...
One Million Moms, the vehemently right-wing group known for getting worked up over everything from Toys 'R' Us to Oreo Cookies to Chobani yogurt, is back with what could be its most obnoxious conviction yet.
This time, the group...
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Carly Rae Jepsen's slick pop tunes have made her a favorite among gay audiences, and now, the "Call Me Maybe" songstress says the admiration is mutual.
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"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria strips down -- literally and figuratively -- in a moving, no-holds-barred video you have to see.
In the new installment of StyleLikeU's "What's Underneath Project" series, the 57-year-old actress, comedian and self-proclaimed "butch dyke" gets down to her underpants while opening up about a number of personal issues, such as body image and her early struggle with her sexuality.
"My entire life has been trying to put a positive spin on what it means to be butch," she says in the clip. "Part of being butch is the dress, is the look. People had to recognize what you were the second you walked in that bar."
DeLaria, who came out at 28 to her parents while already working as an openly lesbian stand-up comedian, said her father "had no idea" she was gay. "Like none. And let me just say to that: look at me. Look at me!"
Describing herself as "a proud fat woman," DeLaria said, "We live in a fattist society that expects -- especially of women -- certain things, especially around their weight, and it's bullsh*t."
As to her proudest achievement, she said, "Getting to the level that I've gotten to in this industry without ever, having once, been in the closet."
The world's most iconic female superhero isn't just a supporter of same-sex marriages -- she officiates them, too.
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