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Hate Crimes, Media and Two Spirits

Gail Binkly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gail Binkly

Two Spirits is a low-key, gentle and respectful recounting of Fred Martinez's life and death. He was Navajo and he was nádleehí, a man with feminine characteristics.

President Obama and Gay Rights: Forgetting the Lessons of the Campaign

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Those presidents who are both remembered by history and re-elected have been those who stuck their necks out to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. The gay community is still waiting for Obama.

Conservatives of Convenience

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is my belief that outrageously hypocritical behavior demonstrated by conservative religious authorities is directly responsible for the surge in non-believers and those who shun organized religion.

Obama Uses Well-Placed Jokes, Vague Promises To Cool Off The Gays

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

On Saturday night, President Barack Obama spoke at the Human Rights Campaign dinner, where he addressed all the ways he's failed to help the one community it's still OK to constitutionally neglect.

Obama Talking Out of Both Sides of His Mouth on DOMA

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

The best Obama has been able to do for gay rights is file a brief that doesn't say that legalization of gay marriage leads to pedophilia. Congratulations, Mr. President!

The Anti-Gay Violence to Come

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Tiller's death illustrates the danger posed by the violent language used by fanatics, and the aggressive tactics used against abortion providers are seeping into the anti-gay movement.

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

Legislating Hate: The Real Anti-Christ

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Today, the Anchorage Assembly will vote on an ordinance to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring, housing and education. Local Church leader Dr. Jerry Prevo is leading the opposition.

Almost Equal Protection: A New Legal Doctrine?

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

Today the Californian Supreme Court of CA birthed new classifications of people, the Gays & the Super-Gay; and a new legal doctrine, Almost-Equal Protection.

Gathering Storm: Miss California Trying to Redefine Traditional Breasts for the Rest of Us

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Miss California, you may find full civil equality for all Americans to be "unnatural" and not "Biblically correct," but, frankly, neither are your Jugs for Jesus and your Caps for Christ.

Jamaica: A Killer Vacation For Gays

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne Besen

If we do not stop the hate in the one place we can -- Jamaica -- it will continue to be open season against gays across the world.


Kate Clinton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Clinton

The same year I began my career, Pope John Paul and President Ronald Reagan began their careers. It was also the year that gay men began dying from AIDS.

Keep Religion out of Military

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Sadly, powerful military leaders are behaving more like missionaries than soldiers entrusted with fulfilling military missions.

Welcoming Schools Guide Teaches Tolerance

Ellen Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Kahn

As educational systems adopt programs like Welcoming Schools, it will impact a generation of kids who'll know it's OK that a 10-year-old boy wants to wear pink, or a classmate has two dads.

The Gay Republican Blues

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Log Cabin Republicans are broke. The group's $100,000 debt comes at a time when the GOP is indebted more than ever to extremists: pandering to those who believe in the "End of Days."

Barack, Get a Klue

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Obama, never say you support gay and lesbian rights again. You do not. You condone them being bashed, being legislated against. Words are not enough, Obama. Either you're with us, or you're not.

Gross Hypocrisy In Anti-Gay 'No Mob Veto' Ad

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

I have no problem if these people have a cross to bear, but why must this so often be synonymous with bearing false witness?

The Exploitation of Children By The "Pro-Family" Agenda In Arkansas

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

How is keeping youth out of loving homes pro-family or pro-child? And, what sort of message does this send to GLBT youth in foster care?

Openly Gay Newcomer Rises From Precinct Leader to Candidate for N.C. State Office

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Isley

Q&A with Wade Boyles For someone who had never volunteered for a political campaign until this year, Wade Boyles, 36, of Winston-Salem, N.C., hasn't ...

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

Make Your Voice Heard: James Dobson and the Radio Hall of Fame

Rashad Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rashad Robinson

James Dobson's anti-gay Focus on the Family radio program will be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame on November 8th.

An Obama Administration and Gay Rights

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Palin's nasty one-liners aren't resonating at a time when peoples' bank accounts are flat lining. Cutthroat politics don't work as well when people are cutting back on gas and groceries. In a time of grave economic harm, one needs more than folksy charm.

More Sound, Less Fury in Oxford Today

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Now that the debate is settled, can we get serious? Could we please have a national conversation with substance?

GOP Platform: No Gays in the Military

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

"Don't Ask Don't Tell" is not an issue of one party versus another. It's a matter of military readiness and what's best for the country.

Gay Rights More Fully Integrated At 2008 DNC

Calvin Gipson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Calvin Gipson

"Although the platform is not emphasizing same-sex marriage, if you look around you'll see that the sky has not fallen. The bigots are still bigots but mainstream people do not feel threatened by same-sex marriage," said Kaplan, a Massachusetts DNC delegate.