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Dont Say Gay

Amanda Terkel

Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Loses Primary Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- One of Tennessee's most controversial state lawmakers, known for pushing anti-gay legislation and making remarks that made even members ...

'Don't Say Gay': What American Christianity Can Learn From Vladimir Putin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.08.2013 | Home
David J. Dunn, PhD

Whether violence against gay people is an unintended consequence of Putin's law (I think not) or part of his own Machiavellian political gamesmanship (probably), events in his country illustrate the danger of attempting to promote a Christian moral vision through direct legislation.

Michelangelo Signorile

LISTEN: Gay 11-Year-Old Who Was Victorious Over Anti-Gay Politician Speaks Out On Big Win | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

"People keep calling me brave, but it seemed like something I just wanted to do,” said 11-year-old Marcel Neergaard, the Tennessee student who brill...

WATCH: Colbert Predicts This Anti-Gay Crusader Will Be Next President

Posted 02.08.2013 | Home

Ever since Barack Obama rose to the presidency only a few years after leaving the Illinois state senate, Stephen Colbert has had his eye on state legi...

Don't Say It!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Domenick Scudera

Word is going to be bandied about quite often throughout day by all sorts of people, no matter how hard I may try to get people to remove it from their vocabulary. Word is still present. Word still exists. Word does not disappear just because I choose not to use word in this essay.

What Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Have Done To Me | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Campfield's latest version of the bill would require teachers or school administrators to out suspected gay youth to their parents. I suspect that Campfield misunderstands how kids, even young kids, figure out who they are -- and how important it is not to interfere with that process.

'Don't Say Gay' Bill's Sponsor Appears To Debate Critics In Comments Section

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

The state politician responsible for Tennessee's controversial and recently revived "Don't Say Gay" bill apparently responded to some of his critics M...

Michelangelo Signorile

'Star Trek' Legend On LGBT Rights, Viral Videos And Anti-Gay Senators | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

George Takei says there’s a not-so-secret mission -- or two -- behind the bitingly funny videos and Facebook updates which the "Star Trek" legend po...

State's Controversial 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Back, Now Requires Teachers To Out Students

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

A controversial Tennessee bill that would stop teachers from discussing sexuality with their students has been resurrected in the state legislature, a...

Nine States Least Likely to Legalize Gay Marriage Anytime Soon

Deron Dalton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Deron Dalton

While hard to determine which states are the most backwards with not allowing same-sex marriages, states are ranked in order from lowest to highest percent of voters' support in constitutional bans on same-sex marriages.

LGBT People Speaking Our Truths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I was asked to give a presentation focusing on bullying prevention to approximately 200 high-school students in a moderately sized Midwestern city. The next day, the organizer of the event emailed me to say that five parents had called the principal to complain.

Experts Decry Ban On Gay Men's Sperm Donation On HuffPost Live

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

The controversial ban on anonymous sperm donations from gay men to protect female recipients from HIV from the focus of a HuffPost Live segment yester...

Tennessee Mayor Tells LGBT Pride Revelers: 'It's OK to Say Gay'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

A Tennessee mayor touched on the controversy surrounding the state's now-axed "Don't Say Gay" bill during an appearance at her city's gay pride celebr...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Hopes Coming Out Stops 'Don't Say Gay' | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

Regret over voting against a bill that would have outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation and fears that the sponsor of the 'Don't Say Gay...

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Missouri's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

As more and more Americans become tolerant of gay marriage, conservatives are attempting to shore up their defenses against homosexuality. The so...

'Don't Say Gay' Bill Gets The Axe

Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

A controversial bill in Tennessee meant to restrict public school discussion of sexuality and LGBT issues is set to die without a vote after the key G...

Talking To Kids About 'Gay'

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

The truth is that explaining to children (or anyone, for that matter) what being gay means isn't difficult. It only gets complicated when parents and other adults try to deny the parts about being gay that aren't related to which body part gets put where.

WATCH: Tennessee Representative Says Bad Parenting, Not Bullying, Leads Teens To Suicide

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

A Tennessee-based lawmaker raised more than a few eyebrows this week after suggesting that children who were committing suicide were doing so because ...

Last Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

Isn't it great how people in the news are the only people in the universe who ever screw up, ever? It's an astounding phenomenon! The Fourth Estate is...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Say 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Prevent Bestiality Education | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

Republican lawmakers in Missouri are defending their controversial bill to ban the teaching of sexual orientation in schools as a way to prevent stude...

Another 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Gains Momentum

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home

A bill in Missouri meant to eliminate any mention of sexual orientation in the state's public schools advanced to committee on Thursday after a first ...

WATCH: George Takei Names Tennessee's Anti-Gay Lawmakers As 'Friends Of Dorothy'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Just days after vowing to talk same-sex marriage with Donald Trump, "Star Trek" actor George Takei is taking on Tennessee lawmakers who are spearheadi...

In Defense Of 'Homosexual Propaganda' In Schools

Noah Baron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Noah Baron

During the Proposition 8 campaign, one of the arguments used by proponents of the ban on gay marriage was that, if it was not passed, schoolchildren would be taught about gay marriage when they learned about families. I often found myself wondering: what would be so bad about this?

State Delays Controversial Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home

Although GOP state leadership has asked him to back off the issue, the Republican sponsor of Tennessee's so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill will continue ...

Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Advances Despite Protests

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Despite nationwide criticism, a controversial Tennessee bill that would restrict references to homosexuality in schools has cleared its first hurdle i...