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Watch: In Stirring Speech At LGBT Gala Obama Warns ‘Progress Must Be Defended’

by David Badash ● 8:23 AM June 18, 2014
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President Barack Obama spoke before a packed audience of 550 people and in a nearly 18 minute speech touted his lengthy list of accomplishments for the LGBT community but warned against complacency, cautioning that “progress must be defended.”

Civil Rights

New Senate Bill Would Create US Special Envoy For Human Rights Of LGBT People

by David Badash ● 8:43 AM June 16, 2014
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A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would create a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples.

James McDonald

Although Not Legal, Justice Minister Officiates Same-Sex Wedding In Israel

by James McDonald ● 9:18 AM June 6, 2014
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This week, Tzipi Livni, Israel’s Justice Minister, officiated at the same-sex marriage of Tzach Saar and Guy Arad – a marriage that does not enjoy legal status within the country.

Bigotry Watch

Look: Here’s How Gays Respond To The Philippine Version Of God Hates Fags

by David Badash ● 12:59 PM October 9, 2013
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The Philippines seem to have their own version of the Westboro Baptist Church. Called the Pinoy Pride Preachers, they are certainly not fans of gay pride.

News

Nancy Pelosi Slams Vladimir Putin On Gay Rights

by David Badash ● 7:51 PM September 12, 2013
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Nancy Pelosi eloquently slammed Vladimir Putin today, mocking the Russian president for his hypocritical New York Times op-ed, and for his heinous war on gays.

Civil Rights

Cindy McCain: By 2016 Gay Rights ‘Will Be Very Much Agreed On By Both Parties’

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM June 19, 2013
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Cindy McCain, the woman who might have been First Lady of the United States had President Barack Obama lost in 2008, told a group hosted by The Trevor Project that the GOP by the next presidential election will support gay rights.

Discrimination

2012 DNC Keynote Speaker Mayor Julián Castro Rattles Community By Endorsing Anti-LGBT Councilman

by Jay Morris ● 7:38 PM April 3, 2013
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Hero of the 2012 DNC Convention, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has rattled the LGBT community by endorsing a “strident homophobe” and ignoring the need for an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance.

Civil Rights

Prematurely Praised On Gay Rights, Queen Elizabeth II To Sign Anti-Discrimination Charter

by David Badash ● 9:02 PM March 9, 2013
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Queen Elizabeth II Sunday will sign an historic anti-discrimination charter that is said to “signal” the crown’s support of LGBT rights, gender equality, and human rights throughout the British Commonwealth.

Analysis

Farewell Hillary For the Moment: Rest, Relax and Keep the Door Open to 2016!

by Tanya Domi ● 2:24 PM February 1, 2013
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Hillary Clinton departs her post as Secretary of State today to an unknown future. While millions of supporters wish her well, she no doubt deserves to take a long rest, as many fervently hope for a Clinton presidential run in 2016

News

Watch: Obama Delivers Most Gay-Inclusive Inauguration Speech In History

by David Badash ● 2:01 PM January 21, 2013
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Millions of Americans watched and listened to the President of the United States of America call for full equality for “our gay brothers and sisters” under the law.

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Landmark Ruling: Human Right Court Rules Religious Beliefs Do Not Trump LGBT Rights

by David Badash ● 11:46 AM January 15, 2013
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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an individual’s religious beliefs do not trump the rights of an LGBT person and may not be used to discriminate against them.

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GetEQUAL: Hagel Nomination ‘At Odds With Obama Administration’s Values’

by David Badash ● 12:51 PM January 8, 2013
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GetEQUAL, the LGBT civil rights organization best-known for pushing the Obama administration and Congress to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, today issued a second press release opposing Chuck Hagel as President Obama’s nominee to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense.

News

UPDATE: Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci Condemns Attacks on Kosovo 2.0 and LGBT

by Tanya Domi ● 8:58 AM December 18, 2012
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Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci issues statement on the attacks on Kosovo 2.0 and reaffirms non-discrimination based upon sexual orientation

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UN Secretary-General Makes Extraordinary Statement In Support Of LGBT People

by David Badash ● 8:05 PM December 11, 2012
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“I am here to again denounce violence and demand action for true equality,” Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said today.