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Whoopi Tweets Mitt 10 Times: I Used To Respect You But You’re Nothing Like Your Dad

by David Badash ● 8:25 PM September 19, 2012
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Whoopi Goldberg tonight went on a Twitter tirade against Mitt Romney, saying she used to respect him, but now he’s “nothing like” his dad.

Celebrities

Watch: Daniel Radcliffe’s PSA To Fight LGBT Youth And Teen Suicide

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM February 23, 2012
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Daniel Radcliffe for the past three years has been working with The Trevor Project, the leading organization working to eliminate LGBT youth and teen suicide.

Bigotry Watch

No Hate Crime Charges For 2 Arrested In Texas Anti-Gay Beating And Burning?

by David Badash ● 11:48 AM November 2, 2011
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It appears unlikely that two men arrested for the hate crime beating and burning of a Texas man this weekend will face hate crimes charges, despite anti-gay slurs.

Gay Agenda

Dan Savage Does Not Hate You*

by David Badash ● 1:36 PM October 8, 2011
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Dan Savage delivered the keynote address at New York City’s, “Pro-​Queer Life: Youth Suicide Crisis, Catholic Education, and the Souls of LGBTQ People.”

culture

Justin Vivian Bond’s Tango – A Book Review, Backwards And In High Heels

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 6:14 PM September 17, 2011
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On Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s memoir, Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels. Kate Bornstein said it’s “like listening to your favorite eccentric cousin or auntie tell you hair-raising tales.”

Celebrities

Cyndi Lauper Opens Homeless LGBT Youth Center In NYC

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM August 25, 2011
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Pop star Cyndi Lauper is taking her “True Colors” song and campaign and affixing it to an LGBT youth center for the homeless in New York City’s Harlem area.

Gay Agenda

In NYC On Saturday? Join The Amazingly Queer Race For Economic Justice!

by David Badash ● 6:17 PM May 13, 2011
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The Amazingly Queer Race for Economic Justice, a “competitive, clue-based scavenger hunt across New York City,” is on Saturday, May 14 – be there!

Media

Gay Blog Queerty Is Dead

by David Badash ● 10:48 AM April 18, 2011
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Queerty, the LGBT blog known for its tongue-in-cheeck irreverence, gratuitous nudity, and, almost at times anti-gay point of view, has closed.

Bigotry Watch

Shocking Video Of NYC West Village Anti-Gay Hate Crime Beating

by David Badash ● 11:38 AM March 31, 2011
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Damian Furtch was walking home from work Sunday when 2 men called him a “fucking faggot,” then beat him so hard he was forced into oncoming traffic.

culture

Vanity Fair’s “Fags” And Hugh Grant’s “Queen”

by David Badash ● 11:12 AM March 14, 2011
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Evidently it was open season on homosexuals this weekend, thanks to Vanity Fair’s derogatory use of “fags” and Hugh Grant’s derogatory use of “queen.”

Celebrities

Justin Bieber Gets Bullied, Called “F*gg*t,” Fights Back

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM October 18, 2010
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Sixteen-year old international pop star Justin Bieber was called a “faggot” Friday night, during a public game of laser tag. TMZ reports: “Justin Bieber was on the receiving end of the kind of hate-filled bullying that has made headlines recently — during a laser tag match Friday night, he defended himself from an aggressive kid [...]

Asides

British Teens On Trial For Manslaughter Called Victim “Fucking Faggot”

by David Badash ● 2:06 PM May 6, 2010

British Teens On Trial For Manslaughter Called Victim “Fucking Faggot.” One male and two female British teens, Joel Alexander, Ruby Thomas, and Rachel Burke, are all facing charges for manslaughter. In 2009, Ian Baynham died of a head trauma said to have been sustained during an exchange with the teens. During this encounter Mr. Baynham [...]

Bigotry Watch

Why “Faggot” And “Nigger”?

by David Badash ● 4:53 PM March 23, 2010
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When I wrote ““Faggot,” “Nigger,” “Baby-Killer,” “Boo!” Welcome To The New GOP,” I had planned to do a follow-up, explaining why I used the actual slurs in the title and body of the piece, rather than refer to them in other ways. Surprisingly, I did not get a single negative response to the use of [...]