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Civil Rights

Obama Canceled Russia Meeting In Part Over Putin’s War On Gays

by David Badash ● 12:23 PM August 7, 2013
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LGBT civil rights played a part in President Obama’s decision to cancel his long-scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House confirms.

Celebrities

Look: Ricky Martin Meets And Tweets Sonia Sotomayor

by David Badash ● 10:20 AM May 21, 2012
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Ricky Martin, starring in “Evita” on Broadway, met Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor backstage, and tweeted a photograph of the event, saying he was “honored!”

Celebrities

Glee Star Jane Lynch Has A Real-Life Meeting With Mitt Romney

by David Badash ● 11:12 AM February 28, 2012
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Jane Lynch had a real-life meeting with GOP candidate Mitt Romney that may give her more “You think this is hard?” material for her Sue Sylvester character on Glee.

Bigotry Watch

Pentagon Met For Months With Anti-Gay Hate Group To Study DADT Repeal

by David Badash ● 4:56 PM November 30, 2010
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Today the Pentagon released the full results of their report assessing how to implement the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Within the report comes this interesting tidbit: The Pentagon met for months with the Family Research Council (FRC,) now a recognized anti-gay hate group, according to the highly-regarded Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC.) It [...]

Civil Rights

UPDATED: White House To Map Out DADT Repeal Plan

by David Badash ● 9:20 AM October 26, 2010
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BREAKING UPDATE: 12:00 10.26.10 Kerry Eleveld adds this disturbing note to her piece: “The Advocate has obtained a copy of an email sent from Brian Bond, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and the de facto LGBT liaison, to the meeting’s participants, who include: Allison Herwitt and Joe Solmonese of the [...]

Meet The Man Who Wants To Lynch Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 6:35 PM July 27, 2010
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NOM fan who thinks same-sex couples should get hanged instead of married speaks to the Courage Campaign.