Actress Maria Bello, stating she was in a relationship with a woman, came out in Friday’s New York Times. And today, UK diver Tom Daley–who won bronze in the 10-meter platform at last summer’s Olympics–came out on YouTube
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday December 2, 2013 3:59 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 8, 2013 5:45 pm|
Bonjour, handsome! Paris has secured the right to host the 2018 Gay Games, beating out Limerick, Ireland and London, England. Next year’s Gay Games 2014 will be held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, which should be pretty darn fun too!
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday September 20, 2013 6:35 am|
A Change.org petition asking Selena Gomez to speak up about LGBT rights during her Russian concerts received over 12,000 signatures in one day. And now the Russian government has revoked the platinum-selling singer’s visa. The twenty-one year old Gomez, who got her start on Barney & Friends and dated Justin Bieber before he turned into a chavy douche, was scheduled to play St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace on Sep. 23 and Moscow’s Olimpiysky stadium on Sep. 25.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday August 19, 2013 1:10 pm|
In recent weeks, Russian Authorities have repeatedly vowed to uphold their anti-gay laws that prohibit the mere expression of supporting gay rights– qualifying the act of doing so as propaganda, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Thus far, Putin’s rearing head has refused to blink in the face of international scrutiny. While the games have yet to begin in earnest, the decision to do so is already proving to be a total shitshow with Russian athletes now being at the center of controversy.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 17, 2013 9:00 am|
As a pastor, I’m used to reading texts closely, taking them phrase by phrase and parsing out the multiple layers of meaning. I do this with religious texts and also with secular documents, from mortgage forms to SCOTUS opinions to presidential speeches. Words matter, and people who play fast and loose with them, or who don’t treat them with respect, really irritate me.
Like the International Olympic Committee.
Instead of using the Olympic Charter to tell athletes to sit down and shut up, the IOC ought to re-read it. If they tried that, they might notice words and phrases like “promoting a peaceful society” and “human dignity” and “sport is a human right . . . without discrimination” and so on. They might just realize that they have no option but to offer Putin a simple choice: repeal the anti-gay law and prosecute the thugs engaged in gay-bashing, or say goodbye to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
|By: Attaturk Friday August 16, 2013 1:30 am|
Well, thank goodness the International Olympic Committee has shown us the bravery we’ve come to know them for.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday August 10, 2013 6:45 am|
Move the Games. It’s that simple.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday August 5, 2013 6:30 pm|
With the 2014 Winter Olympics around the corner, the country has come under considerable heat for its anti-gay laws. In Russia, the act of voicing support for gay rights in and of itself is considered to be “propaganda” and is therefore illegal.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 8, 2012 8:51 am|
Now that the election is over and the bloated corpse of the Romney campaign lies dead in a field somewhere in Ohio, it is time for the autopsy. Having closely watched the campaign for over a year these are the ten biggest mistake I believe Mitt Romney made, in roughly chronological order. For me a true campaign mistake is different from a gaffe or simple bad luck. For it to really be a “mistake,” it had to be a planned political decision.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday August 13, 2012 7:00 pm|
If it were a country, Team Gay would have tied Jamaica for 31st in the XXXth Olympiad that closed with a magnificent ceremony many in America did not see (thanks #NBCfail!).