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Bigotry Watch

GetEQUAL To Tony Perkins: Where Were You When Our People Got Shot, Bullied, Beat Up?

by David Badash ● 11:13 AM August 18, 2012
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GetEQUAL balances their condemnation of violence with a strong message holding FRC president Tony Perkins accountable for his organization’s anti-gay actions.

Civil Rights

Anti-Gay Marriage Group Misrepresents Paid NOM Employees As ‘Volunteers’ And ‘Supporters’

by David Badash ● 10:30 AM August 10, 2012
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Minnesota For Marriage is using paid National Organization For Marriage employees as just average folks, man-on-the-street “volunteers” and “supporters,” in photos.

News

Media Malpractice: Press And Pundits Get Chick-Fil-A Vs. Gay Story Wrong

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM August 1, 2012
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The real truth is Chick-Fil-A for years has donated money to groups actively engaged in attacking gay people, and even supporting a certified anti-gay hate group.

Civil Rights

NOM Joins ‘National Eat At Chick-Fil-A Day’ — ‘Neutral’ Demand Ditched?

by David Badash ● 7:12 PM July 21, 2012
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NOM today announced it is joining Mike Huckabee’s “National Eat At Chick-Fil-A Day,” to support the Christian fast-food giant under scrutiny by the LGBT community.

Bigotry Watch

GLAAD: Kirk Cameron Is NOM’s Latest ‘Non-Cognitive Elite’

by David Badash ● 10:51 AM July 12, 2012
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GLAAD has responded to the National Organization For Marriage’s video starring Christian Evangelist Kirk Cameron, by calling him NOM’s latest “non-cognitive elite.”

International

Stop The Violence – LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: An Historic US Sponsored Conference

by Seyward Darby ● 3:38 PM June 18, 2012
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LGBT activists from countries in and around southeastern Europe gathered the first LGBT rights conference ever sponsored by the US government in a foreign country.

News

How Many Gay People Are There In America? Nope — You’re Wrong.

by David Badash ● 8:13 AM June 1, 2012
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How many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are there in America? Iit’s far less than most people think. Here are the real numbers and what they mean.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

On Our Radar – The Legacy Of A Gay Soldier

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:37 AM May 27, 2012
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This Memorial Day weekend we remember CPL Andrew Wilfahrt, killed February 27, 2011, the first gay soldier to fall in battle after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed.

Coming Out

On Our Radar – An LGBTQ Big Brother Big Sisters of America

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:53 AM May 20, 2012
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If they build it would you come? It is time to up the effort to rescue at-risk LGBTQ kids. The need to establish an LGBT Big Brother Big Sisters Of America is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Can We Trust Christians? A Question For LGBT People And Straight Allies

by Joseph Ward III ● 8:00 AM May 16, 2012
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Homophobic Christianity is rampant but there are over 5,000 congregations in the U.S. that have declared their unequivocal affirmation of LGBT equality.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins’ Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

by David Badash ● 4:14 PM May 11, 2012
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Tony Perkins yesterday had a horrible, no good, very bad day, thanks to responsible journalists and the LGBT community.

Bigotry Watch

Hillary Is Gay, And 5 More Minutes Of Crazy Anti-Gay Hate At LGBT Rights Hearing

by David Badash ● 12:07 PM May 11, 2012
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Hillary Clinton is gay, Jane Skrovota says as she delivered this testimony at a public hearing on a proposed LGBT rights ordinance in Lincoln, Nebraska this week.

Civil Rights

35 Major Organizations Embrace President Obama’s Gay Marriage Support

by David Badash ● 8:15 AM May 11, 2012
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35 major organizations, from the AFL-CIO to HRC, the ACLU, and GLAAD, all voiced support for President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage on Wednesday.

News

Meet GetEQUAL’s New Field Director Felipe Matos — Exclusive Interview

by David Badash ● 5:41 PM May 9, 2012
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Felipe Matos is GetEQUAL’s new Field Director. Matos, who is both bisexual and undocumented, is in a unique position to form powerful coalitions with other groups.