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Dr. Oz Condemned By Top LGBT Organizations For ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’ Episode

by David Badash ● 6:40 PM November 29, 2012
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Dr. Oz today is being condemned by top LGBT organizations after he aired a purposely and unnecessarily controversial show about so-call “ex-gay therapy.”

Media

Look: GLAAD Gives JC Penney Top Advertising Award For Two Dads Ad

by David Badash ● 10:14 AM October 3, 2012
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At last night’s 2012 GLAAD Amplifier Awards, hosted by Wilson Cruz, GLAAD gave JC Penney the top award for Advertising with the famous two dads ad as the winner.

Bigotry Watch

Local Fox News Radio Cancels Show, Fires Host For Interviewing LGBT Advocate

by David Badash ● 3:27 PM August 30, 2012
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A local Fox News Radio station canceled a public affairs program and fired the company that produces the show and its host because he interviewed an LGBT advocate.

News

Over Two Dozen LGBT Organizations Issue Statement On Family Research Council Shooting

by David Badash ● 3:33 PM August 15, 2012

More than two dozen LGBT organizations have just issued the following joint statement on this morning’s shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council.

Celebrities

Jane Lynch Joins Powerful, High-Profile Lesbians In New Lesbian Super PAC

by David Badash ● 11:54 AM July 11, 2012
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Jane Lynch and other high-profile lesbians are joining to endorse LPAC, a super PAC focused on lesbian and women’s rights, co-founded by the Cubs’ Laura Ricketts.

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.

Analysis

Erie, Illinois Mayor Marcia Smith Suggests Children Raised by Same-Sex Couples Not Welcome In Town

by Scott Rose ● 2:44 PM June 4, 2012
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Erie, Illinois Mayor Smith laughs off that her public school system banned from its elementary schools all materials acknowledging same-sex couples raise children.

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.

Discrimination

Obama, Looking For Easy Low-Cost Wins, Endorses Two Anti-Bullying Bills

by David Badash ● 5:19 PM April 20, 2012
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President Obama, looking for easy, low-cost wins to placate his LGBT supporters, today, after two weeks of acrimony, announced his support for 2 anti-bullying bills.

Civil Rights

The Day Of Silence Is Today

by David Badash ● 9:52 AM April 20, 2012
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Today is GLSEN’s Day of Silence, when students remain silent to highlight their support for, and protest the bullying and harassment of LGBT students.

Civil Rights

GLAAD Makes Important And Exciting Announcement — A New President

by David Badash ● 8:38 PM April 14, 2012
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GLAAD has just announced a new president after months of a formal executive search, and the Board of Directors has awarded to post to Herndon Graddick, a GLAAD VP.

Bigotry Watch

Harvey Wants Parents To Keep Kids Home So Pro-LGBT Students Observing Day Of Silence Can’t Talk To Them

by David Badash ● 12:10 PM March 19, 2012
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Linda Harvey and a “coalition of pro-family groups” are warning parents to keep their kids home so pro-LGBT equality students during a Day of Silence can’t talk to them.

Civil Rights

Happy Birthday GetEQUAL!

by Michael Talon ● 12:59 PM March 18, 2012
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The wildly successful LGBT activist organization GetEQUAL celebrates its second birthday this week.

Civil Rights

40 Gays And Lesbians Kidnapped, Tortured, Murdered By Iraq Death Squads

by Stuart Wilber ● 9:48 AM March 9, 2012
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The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission reports “close to 40 people have been kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered” in Iraq.