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Anti-Gay

Discrimination

Watch: Tea Party Congressman Says ‘Become A Real Man,’ Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:18 PM June 19, 2014
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Tim Huelskamp today addressed attendees at NOM’s “March for Marriage” this morning and implored “every man in America” to “become a real man,” presumably by opposing same-sex marriage.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Rick Perry Gets Slammed By Conservative CNBC Host For Anti-Gay Comments

by David Badash ● 1:59 PM June 16, 2014
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Rick Perry appeared on the NBC News financial network CNBC this morning and was roundly berated for his anti-gay comments last week.

Celebrities

Ellen Page Tweets Rick Perry

by David Badash ● 12:40 PM June 12, 2014
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Ellen Page has a few words for Rick Perry, after the Texas governor last night said that being gay is just like being an alcoholic.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Anderson Cooper Holds Texas GOP Lawmaker Accountable For Supporting ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

by David Badash ● 10:19 AM June 12, 2014
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Anderson Cooper last night, with surgical precision, sliced, diced, and effectively demolished a Texas Republican lawmaker’s false claims about so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay Activist Wants Texas GOP’s ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Platform Adopted Nationwide

by David Badash ● 1:16 PM June 10, 2014
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Janet Porter, the founder of Faith2Action, is hoping to find a way to get the Texas GOP’s anti-gay platform to be adopted in all 50 states.

News

Verizon, Time Warner, Anheuser-Busch Sponsored Anti-Gay Texas GOP Convention

by David Badash ● 3:10 PM June 9, 2014
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Being a corporate sponsor of the Texas GOP does mean that entity is choosing to enable radical politics — in this case, the politics of an anti-gay tea party fueled machine.

Bigotry Watch

Just How Anti-Gay Is The Texas GOP’s 2014 Platform? ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Just The Beginning

by David Badash ● 8:27 AM June 9, 2014
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On Saturday a right wing Tea Party group achieved its goal: support for so-called “ex-gay” therapy became an official plank of the Texas Republican Party’s 2014 platform. But that’s just the beginning.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins Latest Religious Right Activist To Compare Cake Baking To Hitler’s Germany

by David Badash ● 1:59 PM June 6, 2014
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How many more anti-gay religious right activists and pundits are going to compare a ruling by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to Hitler’s Germany?

Civil Rights

Court Agrees To Take Unprecedented Case Charging Chinese Ex-Gay ‘Clinic’ With Fraud

by Thomas Alberts ● 10:34 AM June 5, 2014
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“The psychological counselor asked me to lie down for hypnotization, leading me to imagine being with another guy,” a man suing an ex-gay clinic in China says. “I was electroshocked each time I was aroused.”

Bigotry Watch

Top Christian Activist: Gay Rights Transforming US Into ‘Totalitarianism’ Of Hitler’s Germany

by David Badash ● 11:36 AM June 4, 2014
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A top Christian anti-gay activist’s latest manifesto for money claims that gay rights advances will transform American democracy into the “totalitarianism” of Hitler’s Germany.

News

Jonah Hill Tells Jimmy Fallon ‘I Let Down The LGBTQ Community’ With ‘Grotesque’ Slur

by David Badash ● 8:26 AM June 4, 2014
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“Wolf of Wall Street” actor Jonah Hill visits with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” to apologize for his anti-gay weekend outburst.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay Activist Anita Bryant ‘Makes Me Think Of My Own Mother’ Says HLN’s Nancy Grace

by David Badash ● 5:17 PM June 3, 2014
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Almost everyone, regardless of age, probably remembers Anita Bryant for two reasons: hawking Florida orange juice and leading a hate-filled campaign for years against gay people. Everyone, except HLN’s Nancy Grace.

Bigotry Watch

‘Christian’ Groups Use Un-Christian Tactics To Demonize Gay Community

by Guest Author ● 12:09 PM June 3, 2014
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Through a clever use of junk science, misrepresented scientific work, outright lies, or demeaning images, religious right groups work to stand as a roadblock to any advancement of gay equality by stigmatizing the gay community.

International

John Kerry Asked To Refuse A Visa To Anti-Gay U.N. President-Elect, Sam Kutesa, From Uganda

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:07 PM June 3, 2014
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Secretary of State John Kerry is being asked to refuse a visa to Ugandan’s anti-gay foreign minister Sam Kutesa, who has been elected president of the U.N. General Assembly.

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