Madonna declared on her Facebook page that she will speak up against a new stringent anti-LGBT law in St. Petersburg, Russian which calls for fining anyone who promotes the false perception that traditional and non-traditional relationships are socially equal. Fines can be as high as $15,000, and St Petersburg city assemblyman Vitaly Milanov says he [...]
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday February 20, 2012 7:15 pm|
Rick Santorum has had a come to Jesus moment, and I mean the kind, loving Jesus of the Bible, not the uptight, angry dude so many conservatives are trying to pass off as the son of God these days.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday January 12, 2012 5:00 pm|
As my friend Victoria said in email: “Guess we will have to buy extra cookies this year,” a sentiment reflected in many of the comments on Taylor’s video. So support your local troop, Girl Scouts and transgender children by buying Girl Scout cookies.
|By: ACLU Thursday December 8, 2011 3:58 pm|
Let me explain. I’m a graduate of Wesson Attendance Center Class of 2010. I loved my high school. I had great friends, I got good grades, I played soccer and was in the band, and I got along well with my teachers. I stayed out of trouble. My high school experience was pretty unremarkable, actually, until it came time for senior year portraits.
I’ve never been what you’d call a girly-girl. I feel uncomfortable in dresses and am much happier wearing T-shirts and khaki shorts. I always find clothes that I like in the boys’ section, rather than the girls’. But this was never an issue at school at all. Nobody ever made me feel weird or like an outcast.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday November 25, 2011 5:20 pm|
Leave it to the Aussies to come up with the ad that LGBT activists have clamored for throughout all our fights with the fundie-bangelicals over our basic human right to marriage equality. Every time our own USA organizations launch a marriage equality advertising campaign, their ads focus on straight allies, supportive relatives of LGBT couples, or members of the political class: hardly ever do we see affected couples.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday November 1, 2011 5:03 pm|
Congressman John Lewis (D_GA), who knows a thing or two about the civil rights struggle firsthand, has joined 110 of his House colleagues in a brief opposing John Boehner‘s expensive legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DODOMA).
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday October 28, 2011 4:30 pm|
The correct term for the struggle same-sex couples are fighting for, the recognition of their intimate unions by the state on the same terms, entirely, of the relationships of opposite-sex couples is “Marriage Equality.” There’s actually no such thing as “Gay Marriage,” which is the preferred term of American homobigots, sometimes accompanied by the disparaging prefix so-called.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday September 1, 2011 6:25 pm|
Our criminal justice system is entirely broken if the unsettling behavior of homicide victims is allowed as a justification for their murder, in middle school. This jury needs to do its job, not moan about how hard this decision is. It wasn’t hard for Brandon McInerney to get a gun and kill Larry King.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday August 22, 2011 2:45 pm|
Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 covering the Proposition 8 hearings starring Morgan Freeman, Anthony Edwards, Cheyenne Jackson, Christine Lahti, Rob Reiner, Yeardley Smith and Marisa Tomei hits Broadway on September 19 in a one-time staged reading at the Eugene O’Neil Theater to benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Tickets start at $500.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday August 11, 2011 5:45 pm|
Current TV/Countdown’s guest host David Shuster interviewed Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk on Wednesday to discuss their immigration situation.