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Saudi Arabia Protests Inclusion of LGBT Rights in U.N. Development Agenda

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals program sets a series of “ambitious targets” for the U.N.’s 193 member states, related to poverty, equality and ending climate change. Saudi Arabia is insisting the organization remove LGBT rights from the agenda, saying they are “counter to Islamic law.” 

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE

The Black Drag Queens Who Fought Before Stonewall

Roland Emmerich’s new film has rightly been criticized for revising and whitewashing the history of the Christopher Street riots. What many of us fail to realize is that the Greenwich Village uprising was not the first chapter in the story of LGBT rights: Courageous rebels of color were fighting for their liberation long before June 28, 1969.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

17 Biblical Rules for Marriage Kim Davis Should Really Take a Look At

Can zombies get married, according to the Bible?

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Kim Davis

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Can Apple, Google and Facebook Save Us From Big Brother?

The big tech companies have the resources to launch a campaign for privacy that could change the world. As one scholar and researcher has written, “They may be our best chance out of this surveillance mess.”

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE

Marriage License

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VIDEO: What if Kim Davis Refused to License Marriages of Interracial Couples?

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’ release from jail was turned into a circus by Mike Huckabee, seeking a way to kick-start his presidential campaign. But would Huckabee be defending her if she was denying licenses to interracial couples who want to marry?

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Religious Objections

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VIDEO: John Oliver Stumps for Federal Equal Rights Law; Outs Candidates for Anti-LGBT Stance

On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” show, John Oliver took on LGBT discrimination, pointing out that 31 states still do not have anti-discrimination laws in place and saying this makes it “surprisingly easy for people to be fired, evicted or refused service just because they are gay.”

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 READ MORE

Boys Scouts

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Police in Training (and the Rest of Us) Could Benefit Greatly From This One Thing Cops Are Blocking

Police reform cannot be accomplished effectively without research into policing, but cops won’t cooperate; 1 in 2 British youths identifies as something other than heterosexual; meanwhile, an accord between Hamas and Israel may be taking shape. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE

Ultra-Orthodox Man Stabs Six at Jerusalem Gay Pride March

The assailant had recently been released from prison after serving 10 years for stabbing three people at a gay pride parade in 2005, according to police.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 READ MORE

Boy Scouts of America Ends Ban on Openly Gay Leaders

The new policy still allows church-organized local units to consider sexual orientation when deciding who can volunteer and lead Scout groups.

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 READ MORE

The Real Consequence of the Iran Deal: Imported Pistachios

The momentous deal Iran reached with P5+1 nations Tuesday could have some delicious consequences; another revelation made thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the agency’s mass data collection truly indefensible; meanwhile, the Senate hinders the advance of LGBT rights by voting down an important measure about discrimination in schools. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE

Samsung and Google Are Banning LGBT Content in International App Stores

The tech giants have censored popular gay social networking apps in South Korea and elsewhere amid increasing attempts by government and conservative activists to silence LGBT activists.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Chelsea Manning

Sitting in prison on the Fourth of July for exposing some harsh truths about U.S. war crimes, the whistleblower should actually be honored as a true patriot.

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 READ MORE

SCOTUS Wraps Up: 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Current Term

The end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term has brought some big surprises for sure, but should either end of the political/social spectrum get excited about what the major decisions might mean?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE

The Truth Behind the Turkish Police Attack on Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade

Did the heavy-handed police action signal a new culture war, or was it a form of revenge over the recent election results in which President Erdogan got less power than he’d expected?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: John Oliver: Get on the Right Side of History and Support Transgender Rights

“We know how this thing ends,” explains the “Last Week Tonight” host. “If you take the anti-civil rights side, and deny people access to something they’re entitled to, history is not going to be kind to you.”

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No, GOP, Biblical Marriage Was Not Between One Man and One Woman

The freakout by the Republican presidential candidates over the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage provokes me to revise and reprise the following points.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning: SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Rule Out Need for LGBT Movement

In an essay published in The Guardian after the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, Chelsea Manning traced the arc of progress on the issue of LGBT rights, starting from the moment California’s controversial Proposition 8 was passed in 2008 to Friday’s stunning SCOTUS victory.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE

Same-Sex Marriage

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The High School Valedictory Address You Weren’t Supposed to Hear

Evan Young was valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colo. He’d planned to give his valedictory address at the graduation ceremony May 16. But Principal B.J. Buchmann didn’t give him the chance.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE

Why Ireland’s ‘Yes’ Vote Matters So Much

There is much more to be done before Ireland can make wider claims to equality, but the long-time-coming sexual rights revolution is finally changing the nation’s landscape of Catholic morality.

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Ireland on Its Way to Becoming First Country to Legalize Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Saturday vote counts of the Irish referendum on gay marriage show that the once “Roman Catholic stronghold” seems ready to embrace same-sex marriage with open arms.

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A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights

The dramatic reversals this month of anti-gay laws in Indiana and Arkansas may offer a path for the pro-abortion-rights movement. The lesson from the LGBT community is clear: Find new allies and make noise. Lots more noise.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE

Conversion Therapy

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Indiana’s Last Dinner

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Wedge Issue

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Arkansas Defies Widespread Outrage by Passing Its Own ‘Religious Freedom’ Act

Arkansas, following Indiana’s lead, has adopted a hugely controversial, “anti-gay” Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 READ MORE

Jon Stewart on Widespread Efforts to Limit Gay and Trans Rights in the United States

Whether it’s refusing to sell boutonnières for same-sex weddings or refusing to let transgender people use public bathrooms, an anti-LGBT backlash is underway in several U.S. states.

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 READ MORE

‘The Imitation Game’ Screenwriter Gives Moving Oscar Speech on Feeling Like an Outsider

Screenwriter Graham Moore revealed a surprising fact about himself during his Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday night, paid tribute to computer science pioneer Alan Turing and offered encouragement to “that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different.”

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Gay Marriage

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Just Married

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Butt Out, Bibi

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Alabama Survives the Homopocalypse

You may have heard that gay marriage is legal, for now, deep in the heart of Dixie. Redneck News’ own Jeremy Todd Addaway reports that, outside of the squirrel population, Alabama is pretty much the same.

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 READ MORE

Now They Tell Us? There May Have Been No Big Bang!

A new equation may have just proved that the universe had no “beginning” but rather has always existed; Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly may have covered up a war crime in El Salvador; and evidence has come to light that Obama was lying when he said he opposed gay marriage. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 READ MORE

The Flame of Intolerance Still Flickers in Alabama

This week, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore released an order that no same-sex marriage licenses be granted in the state.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE


Alabama’s 10 Commandments Judge Defies Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

The rebels in Alabama are at it again, defying an order from the highest court in America to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 READ MORE

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If Rick Santorum Runs Again, He’ll Try to Be Less ‘Crazy’ and ‘Dumb’

Former Pennsylvania senator and tea party favorite Rick Santorum told NBC News he’s not sure if he’ll run for president in 2016, but if he does he’ll try to be more palatable.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 READ MORE


China Partners With Gay Hookup App to Spread AIDS Awareness

China decriminalized gay sex only in 1997, and stigmas remain, but a doubling of HIV infections among young urbanites has made for some unlikely bedfellows.

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 READ MORE

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More Than 100 Gay Athletes Came Out in 2014

From amateurs to professionals to Olympians, 2014 was the year of the gay athlete.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE

What’s the Problem With Gay Public Displays of Affection?

Apparently some people just can’t deal with gay PDAs, and, surprisingly, it’s not just heterosexuals who get uncomfortable; a former Israeli intelligence leader expresses his fears about the future of Zionism; meanwhile, Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a small town in Poland for being a “hermaphrodite” who “exposes himself in public.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 READ MORE

Gay Marriage Ban

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Glass Ceilings and Class Consciousness

If Tim Cook and I ever had a political conversation—unlikely—we might well begin from some shared premises, but would certainly reach different conclusions.

Posted on Nov 1, 2014 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook’s statement that he is gay, and considers the fact a gift, is an important event in a line that leads back to Harvey Milk.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE

Tinted Pope

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Papal Welcome

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