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Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton Says US ‘Must Be On The Front Lines’ Supporting LGBT Rights Worldwide

by David Badash ● 6:21 PM June 11, 2014
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Hillary Clinton today told an audience of 1500 at the Chicago Harris Theater that the United States must lead the fight for LGBT civil rights worldwide.

Civil Rights

Eastern European Nation Bans Same-Sex Marriage

by Thomas Alberts ● 7:00 AM June 9, 2014
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Another Eastern European country has chosen to effectively kill any chance for the advancement of marriage equality by voting to place a gay marriage ban in its constitution.

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.”

News

Exclusive Interview: Meet The Man Who Took The Photo Of Harvey Milk That’s Now A Stamp

by David Badash ● 3:56 PM May 22, 2014
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The New Civil Rights Movement talks with Daniel Nicoletta, the photographer who took the photo that today became the nation’s first stamp honoring an openly-gay elected official.

Civil Rights

Forward Progress In Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Case

by Derek Penton ● 9:00 AM March 23, 2014
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After a long and stale month in the case, I am happy bring the good news of progress!

News

US Congress Candidate Who Says Tornadoes, Autism God’s Punishment For Gay Rights Wins Primary

by David Badash ● 11:41 AM March 19, 2014
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In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events, Republicans in Chicago have voted to send a candidate whose radical religious views stretch the imagination to Congress.

News

After Centuries Of Oppression, George Will Laments LGBT People Now ‘Sore Winners’

by David Badash ● 11:45 AM March 3, 2014
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George Will on Fox News Sunday decided to stand up for the civil rights of LGBT people by complaining that gays are now “sore winners.”

News

Breaking: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

by David Badash ● 7:51 PM February 26, 2014
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GOP governor Jan Brewer tonight put an end to the national debate by vetoing Arizona’s highly-controversial anti-gay legislation.

2014 Winter Olympics

Maddow Talks Sochi Olympics With Letterman: ‘As A Gay Person, I’d Be Safe In Jail’

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM January 24, 2014
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Rachel Maddow last night told the CBS “Late Night” host that she would not feel safe visiting the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. “As a gay person, I’d be ‘safe’ in jail.”

Discrimination

Bravo Europe! Russia Has Accused You Of Forcing Gay Tolerance On The World

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:09 PM January 16, 2014
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A new report by the Russian Foreign Ministry complains of Western Europe’s “aggressive propaganda of homosexual love.” To which we say, “Go Europe!”

News

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Chris Kluwe Was Cut For Being Pro-Gay

by David Badash ● 8:26 AM January 3, 2014
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Brendon Ayanbadejo says that Chris Kluwe is “100 percent right” for believing he was fired for his views on gay rights.

News

Obama Honors Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address By Including Gay Rights And Women’s Rights

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM November 20, 2013
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To honor the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, President Obama penned a letter commemorating Lincoln’s remarks. Obama honors the “movements for civil rights and women’s rights and workers rights and gay rights.”

Bigotry Watch

Gay Rights Have Nothing To Do With Civil Rights, Because, Ellen DeGeneres, Says Conservative

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM September 23, 2013
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A conservative religious author and anti-gay activist says that gay rights have nothing to do with civil rights, and points to Ellen DeGeneres as proof.

2014 Winter Olympics

Exclusive: Russian Journalist Oleg Kashin On Putin And A Boycott of Sochi Olympics

by Tanya Domi ● 6:15 PM August 19, 2013
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In this exclusive interview, well-known Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, who was nearly beaten to death in 2010, talks with The New Civil Rights Movement about Vladimir Putin’s revenge against the West and a potential boycott of the Sochi Games.