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Amanda Terkel

Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Loses Primary Election

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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

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

Court Rules Coaches Did Not Invade Gay Teen's Privacy By Outing Her

Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

An appeals court ruled last week that two high school softball coaches who outed a gay student to her mother did not violate the teen's right to priva...

Michelangelo Signorile

LISTEN: Gay 11-Year-Old Who Was Victorious Over Anti-Gay Politician Speaks Out On Big Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

"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...

Bullied 11-Year-Old Gets Victory Over Anti-Gay Politician

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A openly gay 11-year-old boy's campaign against a homophobic Tennessee representative has succeeded. Marcel Neergaard is a Tennessee boy who was h...

Tennessee State Rep. John 'Don't Say Gay' Ragan Insists He's Not Anti-Gay

Scott Wooledge | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

In his view, it isn't an anti-gay bill but a "mental health bill" that says that school officials must "notify parents or legal guardians in the manner specified by law for such a medical referral" if a child is, among other things, suspected of being LGBTQ.

Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Punish Poor Students Who Get Sick

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Missouri GOP Rep. Steve Cookson is sponsoring a bill that says the children of welfare recipients must attend public school at least 90 percent of the...

Too Much Miracle Baby Makes Public Health Go Blind

Suraj Madoori | Posted 05.12.2013 | Chicago
Suraj Madoori

With new data about rising rates of HIV among youth, it's time for public health to focus on our most vulnerable resource, children. Let's ensure that no child's life is ever put at risk with one phone call from school.

Don't Say It!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
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.

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

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay 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...

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

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

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 03.04.2013 | Gay 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.

'Don't Say Gay' at the GOP Convention: A View From the Floor

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No one uttered the word "gay" from the podium, nor did anyone want to want to speak about the issue when asked. But no one ever attained their civil rights from being quiet. Keep your hugs and kisses. Just give me full equality.

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

Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices

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 06.27.2012 | Gay 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...

GOP Lawmaker Comes Out, Opposes 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

AP | WES DUPLANTIER | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican Missouri House member who previously served in the U.S. Air Force publicly announced Wednesday that he is gay...

Talking To Kids About 'Gay'

Amelia | Posted 06.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

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.

Another 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Gains Momentum

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

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 ...

In Defense Of 'Homosexual Propaganda' In Schools

Noah Baron | Posted 05.01.2012 | Gay Voices
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?

High School Principal Allegedly Tells Students, 'If You're Gay, You're Going To Hell'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices

More startling news out of Tennessee: a local school principal stands accused of making blatantly homophobic statements toward her students. As AB...

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

Posted 02.16.2012 | Gay Voices

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

Tennessee Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Removed From Restaurant In Wake Of Anti-Gay Remarks

Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield's proposed "Don't Say Gay" law continues to divide residents -- but one local restaurateur made her views on the le...

WATCH: Matthew Shepard's Father Speaks Out Against Controversial 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

The father of slain gay student Matthew Shepard has joined the chorus of dissenting voices urging Tennessee voters to resist proposed anti-LGBT legisl...

Is It Okay to Say Gay? Devon Hicks Protests Tennessee Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Shira Lazar

Seventeen-year old gay rights advocate Devon Hicks spoke out against Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill. The bill would effectively ban talk about homosexuality in middle and elementary schools.