Dustin Lance Black Shamed by Alma Mater, Canceled as Graduation Speaker

By: Saturday April 19, 2014 7:53 am

Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has been uninvited to speak at Pasadena City College’s 2014 graduation. Black attended Pasadena City College, part of California’s two year community college program, and received an Associate of the Arts degree from PCC.

Black discovered he was no longer the speaker from a newspaper report.

How Matt Barber’s Anti-Gay BarbWire Is Proving the Case for LGBT Equality, Acceptance

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 6:30 pm

It’s safe to say that  Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association has been partly supplanted as our resident go-to anti-gay activist when we want to dispel the anti-gay right’s claim that they don’t hate the lgbt community and their homophobic actions are the result of  “concern and love.”

SC Lawmaker Accuses College Of ‘Recruiting’ Students To Be Gay

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 3:13 pm

The controversy over South Carolina colleges, gay issues, and the ire of state legislators at colleges for even talking about gays issues show no sign of slowing down.

Mozilla CEO Steps Down Amid OkCupid Led Backlash to Anti-Gay Marriage Views

By: Friday April 4, 2014 5:01 pm

That this decision was inspired by a dating website standing up for the rights of their membership is a pretty powerful reminder of how far we’ve come.

#Mozillagate: National Review Attacks Free Association

By: Friday April 4, 2014 10:30 am

One of the many virtues of a free society is the right to chose whom you want to associate with. Part of that right involves the ability to refuse to associate with those whom you find objectionable. That is precisely what occurred in the Brendan Eich case.

Are SC Legislators Harming State Universities on Behalf of Anti-Gay Groups?

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 6:10 pm

In my state of South Carolina, there is a serious controversy brewing with regards to the state legislature “penalizing” two colleges for assigning gay-theme books for students to read.

SC Controversy Over Colleges’ Gay-themed Books Has To Do With LGBTs Issues, Not Obscenity

By: Monday March 31, 2014 3:30 pm

The new state budget deducts $70,000 collectively from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. The amount adds up to the how much the two colleges spent on the gay-themed books. Rep Garry Smith is leading the charge because he claims the books, Fun Home and Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio doesn’t represent SC community values.

Late Night: Boy George

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00 pm

I love Boy George! Always have. He brought LGBT acceptance right onto MTV and onto college campuses. And his music is soooo awesome! Yes he’s had some troubles, but he came through them and now has a new album with the slow sexy island rhythms and George’s sweet vocals.

Anti-Marriage Equality Judge Robert Smith Accused Of Buying Judgeship

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:20 pm

According to 2004 testimony from then Coordinator for Center For Judicial Accountability Elena Sassower before the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, Smith made inappropriate contributions to Governor George Pataki. Contributions close to $500,000. The contributions came from Smith and his wife over a period of years.

Liberty Counsel, Mission America Among Seven Groups Now Designated by SPLC as Anti-Gay Hate Groups

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 5:14 pm

The Southern Poverty Law Center has added seven more anti-gay organizations to its list of anti-gay hate groups.

No doubt the standard whine of these groups will be the same one offered up by the Family Research Council when SPLC named it as a hate group a while back, i.e. “we are being attacked because we don’t believe in gay marriage, we are trying to preserve Christian morality, we are being silenced.”

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