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Celebrities

Lena Dunham: ‘I don’t want to get married until all gay people can get married’

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM January 14, 2013
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“Girls” creator, Golden Globe double winner, and major Obama fan Lena Dunham says, “I am not engaged. I don’t want to get married until all gay people can get married.”

Guns

WSJ Writer: ‘I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice’

by David Badash ● 10:54 AM July 25, 2012
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Wall Street Journal writer James Taranto late Tuesday night wrote via Twitter, “I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice.”

Civil Rights

Gay Man Detained In Airport On Suspicion Of Pedophilia — Because He Had A Camera

by David Badash ● 9:36 AM June 19, 2012
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A gay man was detained in London’s Gatwick airport, suspected of pedophilia, because an inspector saw he was traveling with a boyfriend, and because he had a camera.

Bigotry Watch

Harvey Milk Gave His Boyfriends AIDS Suggests Thomasson

by David Badash ● 6:22 PM May 14, 2012
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Randy Thomasson, the head of the newly-designated anti-gay hate group Save California, is suggesting Harvey Milk gave his boyfriends AIDS so they committed suicide.

Civil Rights

Sheriff In McCain’s “Build The Dang Fence” Accused Of Threatening Ex-Boyfriend With Deportation

by David Badash ● 1:49 PM February 18, 2012
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The Sheriff who appeared in then-presidential candidate John McCain’s “Build the dang face” anti-immigration advertisement is now embroiled in a public sex scandal.

News

NYC Elevator Molotov Cocktail Murderer Was Older Woman’s Boyfriend

by David Badash ● 2:15 PM December 18, 2011
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The 47-year old man whom police believe Saturday torched a 64-year old woman in her NYC apartment elevator, has turned himself in. Reports say he was her boyfriend.

Bigotry Watch

Christian Pastor Who Attacked Gay Tennessee Couple Is Arrested For Theft

by David Badash ● 10:39 AM October 7, 2011
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The Tennessee pastor who attacked his gay son and his son’s boyfriend to prevent them from entering his church has been arrested for theft, on a tip from his wife.

Caleb Eigsti

Out October: “I’m Crying Because Your Son Is A Homosexual!”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 5:23 PM October 25, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story is from Gonzalo Garcia, a New York City actor turned personal trainer, and he is a personal friend. His story gives the idea of “you’re not the only one” new meaning. (You can join Gonzalo’s Facebook fan page, and follow him via Twitter.) It was 1998 and I was a [...]

Caleb Eigsti

Out October: “Truth Is, I Was Contemplating Suicide.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 6:17 PM October 22, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Phil Reese, writer and contributor for The Bilerico Project and writer for Ameriqueer, who explains that sometimes it isn’t an actual physical bully pushing you over the edge. Sometimes it is you and your own thoughts that torture and torment. Missed our other coming out stories? Catch up here! [...]

Caleb Eigsti

Out October: “I Can Remember Thinking About Men As Early As Kindergarten”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 6:17 PM October 21, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Chris Atwood. It is one of hope, courage, and yes, rejection too, but the ability to see beyond rejection to creating a life of love and acceptance of oneself. Catch up on all the other stories of hope, courage and love here. I can remember thinking about men [...]

Out October

Out October: How Was It Being Gay In Bible-Belt Missouri?

by Caleb Eigsti ● 3:58 PM October 18, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project post comes from New York-based freelance photographer Charles Ludeke. He shares his process of coming to terms with his sexuality and he also adds a note to all. “Life is what you make it.” It’s easy to stereotype things you don’t know. Being new to New York, a lot of people are [...]

Caleb Eigsti

Out October: Not A Single Soul In My Frat Knew I Was Gay

by Caleb Eigsti ● 4:30 PM October 14, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Woody Amidon, a man who was afraid to let all of his fraternity brothers see him for who he really was. Although afraid of the ridicule and the humiliation, he was able to find his strength and the courage to be honest and true to who he was, [...]

Out October

Out October: “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 2:19 PM October 5, 2010
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I had little to no exposure to the LGBT community during my childhood. I grew up with little to no perception of what real gay people are like, or even what being gay really meant. The slurs were all tossed around here and there without much context: fag, gay, and homo, among others. These words didn’t mean to me then what they do now. The first quarter of my life was lived in a closet that I didn’t know existed because I grew up in a culture that shunned an entire minority. [...]