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Dustin Lance Black on the Orlando Massacre: ‘It Is Time to Disarm Hate’

The “Milk” screenwriter offered his reasons to pause and consider the ongoing stories behind the LGBT nightclub tragedy.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE


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Samantha Bee Wistfully Recalls a Time When the GOP Was Not in the NRA’s Pocket (Video)

Despite massacre after massacre, too many Republicans refuse to even consider passing common-sense gun laws to help protect innocent Americans. But it wasn’t always like this, the “Full Frontal” host reminds us.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Silence Is Killing Your LGBT Relatives

All queer people are equally in the crosshairs of homegrown hatred. Our straight families and friends need to recognize this openly and explicitly.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Anderson Cooper Calls Out Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for Anti-Gay Policies

In a CNN interview, Cooper reminds Bondi of her role in Florida’s attacks on same-sex marriage as she attempts to sympathize with those affected by the mass killings in Orlando, Fla.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Responses to the Orlando Massacre You Have to See (Multimedia)

All over the internet, responses to the Pulse nightclub tragedy have been painfully moving. Here are just some of the most powerful tributes—in the form of videos, photos and written pieces—we found.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Top Seven Ways to Tell If Someone Is Lying About Being a ‘Salafi Jihadi’ (Video)

Regulars at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., are saying that Omar Mateen, the gunman in the early Sunday-morning massacre there, was himself a regular. So there’s just one thing about his claim to be acting on behalf of Islamic State: Puritanical Muslim fundamentalists of the Islamic State sort don’t frequent gay bars.

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Obama Should Demand FBI Director James Comey’s Resignation Today

The FBI’s ongoing, long-term incompetence has led to the deaths of far too many Americans. San Bernardino and Orlando are only the beginning.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 READ MORE



After the Pulse Massacre, LGBTQ Americans and Their Allies Can Once Again Turn Tragedy Into Action

Americans must use their grief in the wake of the mass killings at the Orlando, Fla., nightclub to build a better world, writes Guardian contributor Steven Thrasher.

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Omar Mateen and Right-Wing Homophobia: Was Florida Massacre a Hate Crime or Domestic Terrorism?

U.S. law enforcement is at least initially categorizing the horrific Orlando shootings as “domestic terrorism,” but it probably wasn’t terrorism in any useful sense of the word.

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Will Orlando Drive Us From Our Corners?

It only compounded the horror that the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history called forth talking points that had been composed long before 50 innocents were murdered early Sunday.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 READ MORE



How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Others Used Social Media to Reframe News of Orlando Shooting

The Orlando massacre apparently looked quite different depending on the positions and ambitions of the various high-profile parties doing the work of interpreting Sunday’s tragedy.

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Live Blog: 50 Dead at LGBT Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

The gunman who launched an attack at the Pulse bar early Sunday was identified, and the death toll broke a horrific record. President Obama addressed the nation, and state, city and law enforcement officials have commented from Orlando. (Updated late Sunday.)

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 READ MORE


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From the Archives: Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Why North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law Is a Trojan Horse

It’s not just bathrooms. Lawmakers also took away the right to sue under state law for all kinds of employment discrimination.

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North Carolina: Flush Your Bathroom Bill Down the Toilet

The bathroom ban is a symptom of systemic, institutionalized discrimination against transgender people.

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Amid a Public Firestorm Over Transgender Rights, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory Defends Restroom Law

After the state Legislature overturned a Charlotte ordinance, the LGBT community and its supporters have been speaking out—and their voices are growing louder.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE



The Human Rights Risks of Encryption ‘Back Doors’

Calls by candidates and law enforcement to undermine encryption could seriously harm many people, including sexual and gender-based rights activists, domestic violence victims, human rights defenders, psychiatrists and counselors and their clients, and journalists and their sources.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE



Damning Study Finds a ‘Whitewashed’ Hollywood

A new study finds that films and TV shows from major media companies are “whitewashed” in what researchers call an “epidemic of invisibility” that runs through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE


Watch Sanders Stand Up to a Homophobic Congressman Who Insulted LGBT Members of the Military in 1995

The Vermont senator, a U.S. House member throughout most of the 1990s, was a strong defender of gay rights even as President Bill Clinton was about to sign the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The law, which Hillary Clinton supported, was strongly opposed by many in the LGBT community and was later nullified, in large part, by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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2015 in Review: Marriage Equality, Mass Shootings, Pope Francis and Islamic State

Despite conservative backlash against same-sex weddings in 2015, ministers who support them can now fully practice their religions. Meanwhile, hateful rhetoric from Donald Trump and others means patriotic and law-abiding Muslims face a rising tide of hate crimes.

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Human Rights Champion Carmelyn P. Malalis

The leader of the New York City Commission on Human Rights is driven by both a zeal for the public good and personal passion. She is on a mission to give a voice to the voiceless.

Posted on Nov 8, 2015 READ MORE



The True Issue With Netanyahu’s Speech About the Holocaust

The Israeli prime minister’s inflammatory speech is more troubling than it may appear on the surface; Russian politicians are attempting to make it illegal to come out as gay; Bernie Sanders could use American history to explain socialism. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE



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.” 

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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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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


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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?

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE


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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 WATCH & LISTEN


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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


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