BY Elle Brosh in General on Mar 21, 2014 |
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps Sr., died of natural causes at 84-years-old on Wednesday, March 19th. Phelps and his small Topeka, Kansas-based congregation, which is largely comprised of his own extended family members, is best known for leading repugnant anti-gay protests at public events such as funerals of AIDS victims and deceased members of the armed forces. The church was founded in the 1950's and has been spewing nonsense for way ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in General on Mar 18, 2014 |
I was not aware that the popular St. Patrick’s Day slogan “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” has an unspoken footnote: "only if you're the opposite gender."
Well, that was the message from the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston and New York City. Both have controversially maintained the ban against marchers carrying posters identifying or celebrating queer sexual orientations.In response, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in General on Jun 28, 2013 |
Even the trolls can't be bothered with this week! Though the court took a step back with a troublesome ruling on the Voting Rights Act, it can't be denied that finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional was a great step forward for Americans this week.
Though many people lashed out at the ruling, including some of the Supreme Court judges (Scalia...ugh), the pure joy, excitement, and happiness of millions of Americans, of all sexualities, ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in General on Jun 26, 2013 |
It’s a major victory for same-sex marriage supporters, believers in equality, and pretty much everyone in the human race. In a 5-4, ruling, the Supreme Court deemed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, as it was a “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” Here’s what you need to know about what went down:By striking down DOMA, the Supreme Court has declared that legally ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in General on Jun 11, 2013 |
Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar astounded many conservatives in their home country of Pakistan when they recently married in a civil partnership in the UK. Kausar and Kamar are the first lesbian Muslims to wed, as LGBT groups are scorned (or at least ignored if they're quiet enough) in custom and law in Pakistan. The ladies immediately applied for political asylum, as they'd received death threats from opponents of their decision in both the UK and Pakistan. ... Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson in General on May 24, 2013 |
Kaitlyn “Kate” Hunt, a Florida teenager and senior at Sebastian River High School, has been expelled from school and is facing two felony charges of “lewd and lascivious battery on a child of 12-16 years of age” for engaging in a relationship with a fellow female student. Kate was 17 when the teens began dating, and is now 18. The other student, who reports claim is Kate’s girlfriend (and was 14 years-old when the relationship started ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in General on Mar 21, 2013 |
Hillary Clinton’s been pretty much perfect since High School. So it’s no surprise that Clinton’s using her free time to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. While any other recently retired Secretary of State might have peaced out on an awesome vacation or taken a really long nap, Hillary recorded this video for the Human Rights Campaign instead. In the video, she cites a phrase she used during her time as Secretary of ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in General on Mar 08, 2013 |
The Nigeria Women Football League has announced an official ban of lesbians from Nigerian women’s soccer. Dilichukwu Onyedinma, a member of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) announced earlier this week that “Any player that we find is associated with [lesbianism] will be disqualified.”
The ban violates FIFA’s anti-discrimination policies, which states “Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 26, 2013 |
There is some good and surprising news for gay marriage! A legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry, signed by dozens of Republicans, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week.
Yes, you read that right. As of Monday, over 75 Republicans, many well-known and influential, have signed their name to a document that opposes Proposition 8 and, supports same-sex marriage. This is in preparation for next month's Supreme court cases ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in Boob Tube on Feb 11, 2013 |
In her usual funny but pointed way, Ellen has called out the Boy Scouts on their rather un-scout-ly policy of banning gay men from their organization. In a clip from a recent episode, Ellen puts in her two cents about the Boy Scouts' decision to postpone their vote on whether to allow the participation of openly gay members and leaders in the future. In her support of allowing gay members, Ellen mentions that they will be following the footsteps of "the Army, ... Read More