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Democratic National Convention

Cory Booker On GOP Claiming To Love Women: ‘Like Saying I Love Latinos, I Go To Taco Bell’

by David Badash ● 7:30 PM September 4, 2012
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Cory Booker, the popular Newark, NJ mayor, delivered two incredibly powerful and pointed speeches, to Planned Parenthood and to the DNC today, hitting home runs.

Bigotry Watch

10 States That Illegally Make Sodomy Illegal – And The 4 That Do Only If You’re Gay

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM March 9, 2012
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Despite Lawrence v. Texas, there are still 14 states where sodomy is on the books as “illegal,” plus an additional four where sodomy is illegal only if you’re gay.

Bigotry Watch

One Million Moms Attacks Toys R Us: Remove Gay Archie Comic Books

by David Badash ● 12:41 PM February 28, 2012
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One Million Moms is demanding Toys R Us remove the Archie comic books that feature gay character Kevin Keller, which show on the cover his wedding — to a man!

News

5-Year Old Gets Visit From Police For Overdue Library Books

by David Badash ● 6:42 PM January 3, 2012
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A five-year old girl who answered her door found a Charlton, Massachusetts police officer tasked with retrieving overdue library books. The girl, Hailey Benoit, cried, said she “was scared” and thought she was going to be arrested.

Fran Drescher Joins Thomas Roberts To Talk About Child Bullying (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:57 PM November 17, 2011
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Actress Fran Drescher joins MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts to discuss child bullying and her new book, “Being Wendy.”

culture

Justin Vivian Bond’s Tango – A Book Review, Backwards And In High Heels

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 6:14 PM September 17, 2011
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On Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s memoir, Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels. Kate Bornstein said it’s “like listening to your favorite eccentric cousin or auntie tell you hair-raising tales.”

News

9/11: Anti-Muslim Children’s Coloring Book Publisher Calls FBI After Muslims Call Him

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM September 2, 2011
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The publisher of an anti-Muslim children’s coloring book about 9/11 has called the FBI and police to complain that Muslims, and Muslim journalists, are calling him.

Politics

Rick Perry: My Book “Fed Up!” Is, It Turns Out, A Work Of Fiction

by David Badash ● 10:48 AM August 22, 2011
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Republican Governor Rick Perry, whose book Fed Up! was published just nine-months ago, now is claiming the concepts he espoused in the book aren’t his real views.

Civil Rights

Book Ban: Virginia Bans Sherlock Holmes From School Libraries

by David Badash ● 12:59 PM August 12, 2011
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A Virginia school board has banned a Sherlock Holmes book from its school libraries, claiming the book is inappropriate for sixth grade students.

International

“Sex And The Vatican” Claims Thousands Of Priests In Illicit Relationships

by David Badash ● 7:17 PM April 20, 2011
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“Sex and the Vatican,” a new book published Wednesday claims that thousands of Catholic priests are living their lives in secret, “illicit relationships” — homosexual and heterosexual — according to its author, an investigative journalist who lived undercover for months to document what he calls a “hidden world.”

Arts

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation – Book Review Part 1

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 7:58 AM December 10, 2010
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When I first blogged here about Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, co-edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman, I was excited to be heading into Manhattan for a reading of the book hosted by Kate, and with various contributors.  On the ride home I tore through the entire first chapter of the book, entitled “Do [...]