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Bigotry Watch

Gay Man To Be San Diego Mayor After Filner, Conservatives Warn Kids Will Become ‘Prey’

by David Badash ● 12:26 PM August 24, 2013
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A vile (allegedly), misogynistic (allegedly), sexual harasser (allegedly), Democratic mayor of a major city finally resigns and what do conservatives get? A Native Alaskan American, Filipino, Dutch and Puerto Rican gay man in his place.

News

At Trayvon Martin Rallies Nationwide, Thousands Protest, Demand Justice (Photos)

by David Badash ● 11:05 AM July 21, 2013
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In dozens of cities across the nation on Saturday, thousands showed up, braving sweltering heat and pouring rain to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin and to protest the “not guilty” verdict of his killer.

Actions

On Our Radar – Jeff ‘Eat My Chalk Dust’ Olson – The Gay Guy Wins!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:51 AM July 7, 2013
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Jeff Olson used sidewalk chalk to protest in front of Bank of America in San Diego. The City Attorney charged him with 13 counts of vandalism, which could have meant 13 years in prison and a $13,000 fine. Today the malicious prosecution of Jeff Olson, is On Our Radar.

News

America To Tea Party: Stop Raping People!

by David Badash ● 2:02 PM March 18, 2012
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Michael Kobulnicky, a spokesperson for the Tea Party in San Diego, has been arrested on charges of suspicion of rape after reportedly picking a woman up and offering to drive her home.

Analysis

Week in Review: Three Convicted of Anti-Gay Hate Crimes, Croatia Joins EU, 101 US Mayors Affirm Support for Marriage Equality

by Tanya Domi ● 11:23 AM January 23, 2012
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Civil Rights

78 Mayors Sign On To Bipartisan “Mayors For The Freedom To Marry”

by David Badash ● 10:59 AM January 20, 2012
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78 mayors of cities large and small today are joining together in Washington, D.C. at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to sign a statement supporting same-sex marriage equality.

Civil Rights

Gay Pride Parades: First Out Active Duty Service Members March (Photo)

by David Badash ● 2:46 PM July 18, 2011
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The first known instance of out active duty gay service members marching in a gay pride parade was thirty-six years ago, in New York City, in 1975.

Civil Rights

Hundreds Of Active Duty Gay Service Members March In Pride Parade

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM July 18, 2011
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Hundreds of active duty and veteran gay service members marched in Saturday’s LGBT pride parade in San Diego, believed to be the first time ever gay American service members have participated in a gay pride parade.

News

Gay California Man Stoned To Death

by David Badash ● 5:49 PM July 16, 2011
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Gay San Diego, California resident Jason “Cowboy” Huggins was beaten with a rock so violently he sustained severe brain damage & died two weeks later.

Civil Rights

Airline Traveler To TSA: “If You Touch My Junk, I’ll Have You Arrested.”

by David Badash ● 7:30 PM November 15, 2010
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You probably heard something about this today. You may have seen the video via CNN (or read one of the NINETEEN stories on CNN.com about this — wow,) well, here’s the ORIGINAL story from John Tyner, the man who said to the TSA, “if you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.” Here’s the video: [...]