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Civil Rights

In Historic Speech, Obama Reminds America King’s March Was Not Just For Freedom But For Jobs

by David Badash ● 4:20 PM August 28, 2013
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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech, President Obama reached out to all minorities, and spoke of courage, and jobs, and freedom.

News

Obama: Courage Comes When Interracial Couples See Anti-Gay Discrimination ‘As Their Own’

by David Badash ● 3:49 PM August 28, 2013
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Noting that freedom takes courage, the President said that “courage comes when an interracial couple connects to a gay couple who has been discriminated against, and understands it as their own.”

Civil Rights

Look: NY Daily News Puts Faceless Hoodie Of Front Page, Asks ‘When Will It End?’

by David Badash ● 9:32 AM July 15, 2013
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The NY Daily News put an eerie-looking image of a hoodie on its front page today, with the names of young African-American victims of racially-motivated killings, adding Trayvon Martin to the list, asking, “When Will It End?”

News

Diocese Of Catholic Cardinal Who Called Obama Ambassador Nominee ‘Faggot’ Has Pedophilia Scandal

by David Badash ● 2:04 PM July 6, 2013
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President Barack Obama’s nomination of a gay man, James “Wally” Brewster, Jr., to become ambassador to the Dominican Republic drew the response of “faggot” by Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez. Now, a priest in his archdiocese is accused in a pedophilia and kidnapping scandal.

Civil Rights

Watch: ADL Imagines A World Without Hate, And With Martin Luther King, Matthew Shepard Alive

by David Badash ● 11:47 AM March 25, 2013
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The ADL asks us all to “imagine a world without hate, a world without racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism — a world in which the hate violence that took the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl, Matthew Shepard and others did not happen.

Bigotry Watch

Christian Minister/Lawmaker’s Bill Allows Counseling Students To Refuse Treatment To Gays

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM March 12, 2013
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An anti-gay Christian minister who is also a Tennessee state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would allow mental health counseling students to refuse to treat gay people based on a “religious exemption.”

Civil Rights

‘BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin’ Returns To Television Across The US

by Stuart Wilber ● 2:52 PM February 2, 2013
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Few know that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s right hand man, the architect of the March on Washington, was openly-gay African-American Bayard Rustin. Now, a documentary returns to TV.

News

How Super Bowl XLVII Turned Into A Contest Over Gay Rights

by Keph Senett ● 3:35 PM February 1, 2013
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Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens vs. 49ers, two brothers as opposing coaches, one team vocally supporting gay rights, one vocally opposing them. How did this all happen?

News

Support Gay Marriage, Go To Hell. So Says Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece

by David Badash ● 12:29 PM October 25, 2012
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Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says that if you support same-sex marriage equality, you’re going to hell.

News

Ralph Reed: Obama ‘Communist Beliefs’ More Dangerous Than Nazi Germany Or Soviet Union?

by David Badash ● 4:14 PM September 25, 2012
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Reed’s “Voter Registration Confirmation Survey” asks if President Obama’s “Communist beliefs,” policies, actions, and agenda are more serious than Nazi Germany.

News

GOP Candidate: Rape Pregnancy ‘Similar’ To Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock — For The Father

by David Badash ● 4:40 PM August 27, 2012
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Tom Smith, the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania says that becoming pregnant via rape is “similar” to having a baby out of wedlock — for the father.

Celebrities

Gore Vidal, Iconoclast, Writer, Actor, Playwright, Progressive, Dies

by David Badash ● 1:32 AM August 1, 2012
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Gore Vidal, a celebrated, award-winning writer, actor, progressive activist and socio-political commentator, style icon, and iconoclast, has died at the age of 86.

Actions

Open Letter to University of Texas Regarding Professor Mark Regnerus’ Alleged Unethical Anti-Gay Study

by Scott Rose ● 1:43 PM June 24, 2012
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 In an open letter to the president of University of Texas Scott Rose methodically lays out the case that Professor Mark Regnerus has engaged in unethical  so-called scientific research in a study  about children of gay parents funded by Robert George Via Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested June 21, 2012 William Powers, Jr. President University of Texas, [...]

Bigotry Watch

MLK Niece Alveda King Called A ‘Liar’ For Attacking Gay Icon Bayard Rustin

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM May 24, 2012
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Alveda King, the niece of famous civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is being called a “liar” by long-time African-American LGBT blogger, Alvin McEwen.