Posts tagged "bigotry"

True Story: Meet Brother Dean Saxton, The Slut-Shaming Preacher Who Thinks “God Laughs At Your Rape”

I have been doing the porn convention circuit since 2013. We have done shows in so many cities, from Fort Lauderdale, to Chicago, to Edison, New Jersey. But never in my life have I experienced anything like what went down last weekend in Texas, at Exxxotica’s first Dallas convention. I was excited by the idea of…

Sydney Leathers / August 11, 2015

Random Lady Sues ALL The Gays, On Behalf Of Jesus

BEHOLD, her handwritten lawsuit!

Robyn Pennacchia / May 5, 2015

Citizens United To Honor Phil Robertson For Achievements In Bigotry

Phil Robertson, star of television’s “Duck Dynasty” — a show about a bunch of anthropomorphic ducks who go off into the woods every day to hunt down Larry Hagman — is receiving a free speech award at next week’s Conservative Political Action Committee conference.
The award– the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award”–i…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 18, 2015

Satanic Monster Energy Drinks Lady Is Back And More Batshit Than Ever

Remember Christine Weick? The woman who delighted us all with her fascinating theories about supposedly “Satanic” symbols on Monster Energy drinks in a hilarious YouTube video that will never, ever get old for any reason?

She’s baaaaAAAAAAAaaaaaack.

This time, our beloved Christine stopped by Texas Muslim Capitol Day–a peaceful rally at…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 30, 2015

FDA Considers Lifting Antiquated Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

In 1983, the FDA put a policy in place that forbids any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 from donating blood. The policy, which still stands today, was implemented at the height of the AIDS epidemic. The LGBT community was devastated by the virus, and gay men were at a higher…

Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Phil Robertson Of “Duck Dynasty” Says STIs Are A “Penalty” From God For Homosexuality

Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” paid a visit to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins’ radio show yesterday to promote his new book — and to let us know he believes that STIs are God’s punishment for homosexuality and promiscuity. Seriously. I guess he was worried that we’d forgotten about his previous homophobic remarks and…

Claire Hannum / September 10, 2014

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous identity of “Brian.” [Asbury Park Press]
Here are seven Black women to follow for updates on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson,…

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

“I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. … You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.” That’s a man speaking to Jovanka Beckles, the vice mayor of the Richmond City Council in California’s Bay Area. She’s the city’s first openly lesbian councilwoma…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Nebraska Won’t Recognize Driver’s License From Lesbian With Wife’s Last Name

Nebraska won’t recognize a driver’s license — or more specifically, the name on a license — because the woman it belongs to, Sue Stroesser, is married to another woman and the state does not recognize same-sex marriage. Stroesser has been with her partner for 30 years. Seriously, Nebraska, do you realize how stupid you…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

Italian Mayor Wants To Ban Same-Sex Kissing In Public

The mayor of Borgosesia, Italy, wants to ban gay couples from kissing in public because — pearl clutch — think of the children! He is proposing a ban that would fine couples 500 Euros for kissing in public. “I don’t like two people of the same sex making public displays of affection,” he told…

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2014

Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Organizations Now Demanding Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order

Well, surprise, surprise. Not. Just days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby — which gives business owners with “religious objections” the right to deny coverage of contraception in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act — a group of religious leaders are now demanding that they be allowed to discriminate…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 3, 2014

Conservative National Review Asshat Declares “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman,” Is Very Wrong [2 UPDATES]

Last week, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME, illustrating a piece about how trans rights issues are “America’s next civil rights frontier.” Cox was the first-ever trans person to appear on TIME’s cover.

This weekend National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson published a piece entitled “Laverne…

Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2014

Guinness, Heineken, Sam Adams Pull Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Guinness and Heineken have pulled their sponsorship from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City over the parade’s exclusion of LGBTQ folks. Sam Adams also pulled out of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston this weekend. NYC’s new mayor Bill de Blasio is also boycotting the parade over their exclusionary treatment.

Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann Says Gays Have “Bullied” Americans, Politicians “Fear” Them

“There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure. I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda…

Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Gay Or Lesbian On “The Bachelor,” Says Chris Harrison

After 27 seasons of almost painful heterosexuality, we were not optimistic that either “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” would introduce a gay or lesbian contestant. I mean, it took them this long to finally have a Latino “Bachelor.” And in an interview this weekend with The New York Times Magazine, longtime host Chris Harrison pretty much…

Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Uganda To Punish “Aggravated” Homosexuality With Life Imprisonment

Uganda’s president signed an anti-gay law which will punish “serial offenders” of “aggravated” homosexuality with life imprisonment … [New York Times]
… and why the United States knows this, yet might just leave Uganda be. [Think Progress]
A Montana judge has admitted he was wrong (an understatement) to tell a 14-year-old rape…

Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2014

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate incorporated “books on homosexuality” as required reading as part of their new student orientation. The books in question are Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir Fun

Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

“Dear Abby” Straightens Out Florida Bigots Whining Over Social Exclusion

Is there anything funnier (sad-funny, I mean) than bigots who are completely incredulous about the fact that they are bigots? They are so unwilling to admit it. They usually have some other excuse — which only makes sense to them —  about “disagreeing with lifestyle choices,” “some of my best friends are ___,” “sexism/racism/homophobia doesn’t…

Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2014

Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

Russia has banned adoptions by same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is legal. (The United States has already been banned from Russian adoptions for a year now.) Single folks from countries where same-sex marriage is legal are also banned from adopting Russian children now, too, because obviously if you’re single and want a…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban

New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in the nation, because  of the organizers’ ban on pro-gay banners and signs. De Blasio is the first-ever NYC mayor to decline participation in the parade. [ABC News]
Louisiana has scrapped its kinda shady…

Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2014
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