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Paige Lavender

State Senator Taunts Laid-Off Reporter: 'So, Do YOU Have Any Comments Now?' | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) mocked a local journalist after that reporter was laid off from her job this week. Cari Gervin and her co...

Tyler Kingkade

Student Government Afraid To Fund 'Sex Week,' Says It Could Be 'Dangerous' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.08.2014 | College

The student government at East Tennessee State University voted Tuesday against providing funding for a student group that wanted to organize a "Sex W...

Amanda Terkel

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

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

GOP Lawmaker Who Compared Obamacare To Nazi ‘Train Rides': It's All Just A Misunderstanding

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

The Tennessee lawmaker who likened Democrats who bragged about how many Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act to...

GOP State Senator Likens Obamacare Sign-Ups To Nazi Death Trains

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A Tennessee state senator thinks it's unwise for the Obama administration to brag about how many Americans have signed up for health insurance under t...

Tyler Kingkade

Sex Week Battle Finally Dropped | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.28.2014 | College

The battle over Sex Week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville may finally be over -- at least for this year. Lawmakers were moving forward on ...

Tyler Kingkade

Conservative Lawmakers Aim To Punish University Over 'Sex Week' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

A group of conservative Tennessee lawmakers plan to punish the state's flagship public university over a student-organized event in early March called...

Tyler Kingkade

GOP Lawmakers Freak Out Over University's 'Sex Week,' Again | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2014 | College

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are hellbent on trying to stop students and faculty at the state's flagship university from attending a series of ev...

Republican Accused Of 'Wasting Paper' After Introducing 'Merry Christmas' Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) hasn't been able to identify a specific instance in which the words "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" have been im...

GOP Lawmaker Makes Tasteless Pressure Cooker Joke

Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

A controversial Tennessee Republican's joke about a pressure cooker angered critics who felt the politician was making light of the Boston Marathon bo...

University Screws 'Sex Week' After Conservatives Complain

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.23.2013 | College

The University of Tennessee pulled funding for "Sex Week" after conservative lawmakers complained, but some critics still aren't happy. The school'...

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

Posted 02.08.2013 | Comedy

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 Gay' Bill's Sponsor Appears To Debate Critics In Comments Section

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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 | Queer Voices

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...

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Tie Welfare Benefits To Report Cards

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Tennessee state Rep. Stacey Campfield (R) introduced a bill this week seeking to make welfare benefits contingent upon the grades of a would-be recipi...

Nine States Least Likely to Legalize Gay Marriage Anytime Soon

Deron Dalton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
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.

Is $33,000 Too Much for a Life-Saving Drug?

Toshio Meronek | Posted 02.25.2013 | San Francisco
Toshio Meronek

People who have HIV/AIDS are able to live longer than ever before, but only if they can get their hands on the drugs. AIDS is still very much a crisis. ACT UP SF is calling for free meds for low-income people, more affordable meds for everyone, and more transparency.

BREAKING: More Straight Americans Than Gay Americans Having 'Gay Sex'

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

Right-wing and evangelical pundits are ignoring one little thing: If we consider that, at the very least, straight Americans outnumber queer Americans 10 to 1, then there are many, many more straight people in this country having "gay sex" than there are gay people having it.

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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...

State Delays Controversial Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

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 | Queer Voices

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

Give Your Oppressed White, Straight, Christian Man a Valentine's Day Gift

Brandon Thomas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Thomas

Our fast-paced, multicultural, marginally-more-tolerant-than-it-used-to-be world is a scary place for some white, straight, Christian men. They're no longer sure of their place in our society. So this Valentine's Day, do something special for them.

Sit-Ins for Stacey

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scottie Thomaston

Through long-term, concerted efforts, beginning with lunch counter sit-ins and hopefully culminating in the coming together of Americans of all stripes, we will combat anti-white, anti-male, and anti-heterosexual sentiment wherever we find it.

Michelangelo Signorile

Restaurant Owner Who Kicked Out Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Senator Describes Encounter | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The owner of a Knoxville eatery says refusing to serve Tennessee GOP state Sen. Stacey Campfield last Sunday was a "kind of spur of the moment gut rea...

LISTEN: Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Senator Confirms He Was Kicked Out Of Restaurant

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Republican senator at the forefront of Tennessee's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill proposal has confirmed reports that he was kicked out of a K...