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Glamorizing Monsters

by Clinton Fein ● 11:07 AM July 19, 2013
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Will some kid look at the Rolling Stone cover with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev staring dreamily on it and think that if he does something even more violent than bomb Boston, he too will be famous?

families

First Transgender Cartoon Hero Debuts on Hub TV Tomorrow

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:31 PM May 31, 2013
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SheZow, the first trangender cartoon superhero – a 12-year-old boy who transforms into a girl when he puts on a magic ring – debuts tomorrow on Hub TV.

Civil Rights

Shame, Resentment And San Francisco Pride

by Clinton Fein ● 2:06 PM April 30, 2013
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The removal of Bradley Manning as one of the Grand Marshals of the San Francisco gay pride parade should force a change of theme from “Embrace, Encourage, Empower,” to “Divide, Discourage, Dictate.”

Arts

Award Winning Docudrama ‘Codebreaker’ Profiling Gay Icon Alan Turing Returns To Theaters

by Stuart Wilber ● 9:37 PM April 6, 2013
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“Codebreaker” returns to New York, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco and screens for the first time in Galesburg, Illinois this Tuesday, April 9.

Media

Maddow Slams Right Wing Media: ‘Baldly False,’ ‘Babble,’ And ‘Infection’

by David Badash ● 10:08 AM October 18, 2012
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Rachel Maddow last night slammed the right wing media in a ten-minute long examination, and called their work “baldly false,” “babble,” “bull,” and an “infection.”

Bigotry Watch

On CNN Bryan Fischer Says Nazis Were Gay And Gays Are Like Cyanide. Anchor Ends Interview.

by David Badash ● 1:32 PM October 16, 2012
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Bryan Fischer today told CNN’s Carol Costello that gays are Nazis in a discussion about “Mix It Up Day,” an opportunity to teach tolerance to children in schools.

Celebrities

Watch The Awesome Rachel Maddow And Ellen DeGeneres Talk Politics And Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 10:51 AM October 11, 2012
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Rachel Maddow talks with Ellen DeGeneres about politics, the debates, same-sex marriage, Clinton Eastwood’s chair, and gangnam style, among other issues.

Bigotry Watch

Calling ‘Obama Witchdoctor’ Display Racist Infuriates Racist NJ Residents

by David Badash ● 10:07 AM October 11, 2012
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NJ.com published a news report, blog post, and editorial about a display featuring an image of Barack Obama, naked, with a bone through his nose, to mixed reviews.

Celebrities

Sam Champion On Good Morning America Sits Down And Talks About His Engagement

by David Badash ● 3:17 PM October 8, 2012
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Sam Champion sat down with George Stephanopoulos and his other colleagues to discuss his coming out as gay and engagement to marry his fiancé, Rubem Robierb. (Video)

Media

Watch: Mister Rogers Defends PBS In U.S. Senate Hearing In 1969

by David Badash ● 10:48 AM October 6, 2012
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In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate to support funding for PBS in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon.

Media

Good Morning America’s Sam Champion Comes Out At Thomas Roberts’ Wedding

by David Badash ● 3:24 PM October 5, 2012
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Sam Champion, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” announced at MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts’ wedding that he and his fiancé, Rubem Robierb, are getting married.

Media

Fox News Suggests Obama Cooked The Books On Today’s Unemployment Numbers

by David Badash ● 12:57 PM October 5, 2012
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Fox News, in an indefensible headline, is suggesting Obama or his administration cooked the books because the unemployment numbers were extremely encouraging.

Media

Look: GLAAD Gives JC Penney Top Advertising Award For Two Dads Ad

by David Badash ● 10:14 AM October 3, 2012
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At last night’s 2012 GLAAD Amplifier Awards, hosted by Wilson Cruz, GLAAD gave JC Penney the top award for Advertising with the famous two dads ad as the winner.

Media

So, The Drudge Report Has Gone Totally (Racist And) Crazy?…

by David Badash ● 6:17 PM October 2, 2012
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The Drudge Report, home to the worst of the mainstream GOP and the Tea Party, tonight posted this image as its splash. What the hell does this even mean?