In honor of May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, we run an interview with Charlot Jeudy. Jeudy is the president of the Haitian organization KOURAJ, meaning “courage” in Creole.
|By: Alvin McEwen Friday May 10, 2013 5:54 pm|
No matter how the religious right (and unfortunately a few members of the media) attempt to turn the momentum of marriage equality into a debate of whether Christians are now the victims of bigotry and lgbts are the perpetrators, it will always come back to the video above to refute that point.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 8, 2013 9:25 am|
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has a history of saying inflammatory nonsense to get attention. But recently while trying to sex up an attack on his long dead intellectual nemesis, John Maynard Keynes, Ferguson went way too far in his endless quest to widen the eyes of his audience.
|By: Peterr Saturday April 27, 2013 9:00 am|
A dozen Republican members of the Washington state legislature are so outraged that a florist would be forced to sell flowers to gays or lesbians that they have put forward a bill to protect homophobic business owners from anti-discrimination lawsuits. Actually, that’s not quite right — the homophobic beliefs have to be “sincerely held” in order to protect the owner from a lawsuit.
Let’s take a moment and imagine just how a lawyer would probe those allegedly sincerely held beliefs . . .
And we note for the record that the mere fact that someone is sincere in their hatred of someone else doesn’t make it right, and certainly doesn’t make it worth protecting.
|By: brasch Thursday April 25, 2013 5:00 pm|
If there were a Pathfinder merit badge, the Scout leadership would be unable to earn it—they’ve been wandering the wrong trail for many years.
|By: Peterr Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00 am|
The Boy Scouts of America are proposing to straddle a barbed wire fence. At the same time they propose lifting the ban on gay scouts, they repeat their opposition to LGBT adult scouting leaders. Thus, the gay youngster who works hard to become an Eagle Scout is shown the door by the Scouts on the day he turns 21.
If there was a merit badge for FAIL, the drafters of this proposal have certainly earned it.
|By: Rev. Irene Monroe Thursday March 14, 2013 6:45 pm|
Homophobic epithets are so pervasive across the globe that most heterosexual people are sadly unaware of the psychological and physical toil they have on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Too often and cavalierly these epithets go either unchecked or unchallenged as hate speech.
Mexico, however, has stepped forward to define and reduce homophobic hate speech.
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday January 18, 2013 7:44 am|
Look, I have no idea whether Manti Te’o is gay. Only he can answer that question. But the football player’s fake dead girlfriend hoax story isn’t going away, and the number of plausible reasons for this fantastic charade occurring are dwindling.
|By: Pam Spaulding Saturday January 12, 2013 5:00 pm|
I love the new homophobia. In the vein of Chik-Fil-a, bigoted establishments welcome gay dollars, but want to condemn at the same time. In New Bern, NC on December 4, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail walked into The Stingray Café, sat down and had their meal, and had this handed to them by the restaurant’s owner, Ed McGovern — after they had paid and were leaving.
|By: Eli Saturday January 5, 2013 8:01 pm|
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King Jr. Admittedly it’s a little early, but this is my favorite story of the year so [...]