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News

In Virginia, Anti-Gay Group Trots Out Unhappy Kids To Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 1:38 PM May 13, 2014
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NOM president Brian Brown led a rally of a few dozen people, mostly unhappy kids, protesting same-sex marriage while a federal appeals court heard arguments in Virginia today.

Healthcare

Protesters Close Missouri Senate Demanding Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:09 AM May 8, 2014
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Protesters say they have resorted to civil disobedience because unless lawmakers act to expand Medicare, “people will die.” Watch the protest video.

Bigotry Watch

First Westboro Protest Since Death Of Fred Phelps Met With Condolences

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:25 PM March 24, 2014
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Photos: Kansas counter-protesters greeted the first Westboro protest since the death of founder Fred Phelps with a banner offering condolences on their loss.

Actions

Lesbian Former State Senator Hides Five Hours In Senate Closet

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:53 AM March 19, 2014
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“Closets are never safe for gay or transgender people.” – Former Idaho State Senator Nicole LeFavour

2014 Winter Olympics

Lesbian Snowboarder Becomes First Openly-Gay Athlete To Protest In Sochi

by David Badash ● 11:11 AM February 7, 2014
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A lesbian snowboarder from the Netherlands became the first Olympic athlete to protest at the Games in Sochi.

Marriage

Photos: Thousands Flood State House Demanding Utah Governor Drop Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

by David Badash ● 7:07 PM January 10, 2014
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Thousands of same-sex marriage supporters, including some of the 1360 same-sex couples who recently married, flooded the capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah today, demanding Governor Gary Herbert “let it stand.”

News

Look: Gay Activists Protest Russia Day At New York Stock Exchange

by David Badash ● 5:08 PM November 18, 2013
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Gay activists today protested “Russia Day,” traveling around around New York City, and ending up at the New York Stock Exchange, where a Russian Minister was to ring the closing bell.

2014 Winter Olympics

‘Don’t Buy Putin’s Lies’ Queer Nation Tells US Olympic Team In Times Square

by David Badash ● 3:31 PM October 29, 2013
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Today, Queer Nation activists protested against Vladimir Putin’s war on gays, targeting the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the U.S. Olympic Team (USOC), and their sponsors.

Actions

Saudi Women Protest Inequality By Driving Their Family Car

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:06 PM October 28, 2013
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Women in Saudi Arabia have found a clever way to protest their second class status in that country. They are slipping behind the wheel of their family cars.

2014 Winter Olympics

Germany’s Olympic Team Chooses Rainbow Uniforms

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:32 AM October 3, 2013
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The German Olympic Team has chosen rainbow uniforms for the Sochi Games. Is it a protest against Russia’s gay propaganda law? Or just a fashion failure? Have a look.

News

Why Is The Westboro Baptist Church Going To Picket The US Senate This Week?

by David Badash ● 3:07 PM September 29, 2013
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Is the Westboro Baptist Church rushing to our nation’s capitol to pray for the U.S. Senate during a national crisis? Are they traveling cross-country to help the needy, the sick, the poor? Hell no.

Civil Rights

Today: Join Activists In 33 Global Cities To Protest Russia’s Anti-Gay Human Rights Crackdown

by David Badash ● 10:12 AM September 3, 2013
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Activists in 33 cities throughout 21 countries around the world will join together to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay human rights crackdown today at Global Speak Out day.

2014 Winter Olympics

Photos: LGBT Activists In Times Square Rally To ‘Dump Coke’ For Sponsoring Anti-Gay Olympics

by David Badash ● 12:40 PM August 28, 2013
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Braving a thunderstorm and high humidity, LGBT activists are rallying in New York City’s Times Square right now to draw attention to their “Dump Coke” campaign.

2014 Winter Olympics

Pride House Will Spearhead Same-Sex Hand Holding As Protest At The Sochi Games

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:02 AM August 15, 2013
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Though they have been excluded from the Sochi Olympics, Pride House has announced it will spearhead a same-sex hand holding campaign for athletes and Olympic visitors alike.