Madonna vs St. Petersburg Over LGBT Rights

By: Monday March 26, 2012 8:15 am

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 [...]


Santorum Says Gays, Lesbians With Kids Are Families

By: 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.

Girl Scout Cookies: Teen Calls for Boycott Over Transgender Scouts

By: 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.

My Name Is Ceara Sturgis, and I am Not a Troublemaker

By: 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.

Best Marriage Equality Commercial Ever

By: 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.

Why We Call It “Marriage Equality”

By: 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.

Jury Unable to Reach Verdict in Gay Student’s Killing — UPDATE: Mistrial

By: 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.

Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Christine Lahti to Do Special Performance of Dustin Lance Black’s “8″

By: 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.

What Fierce Advocacy Looks Like: “I want to be with my family, in my country”

By: 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.

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