Posts tagged "bigotry"

Muslims Use #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist Twitter Hashtag To Counter Prejudice In Wake Of Paris Attacks

After last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, social media has reacted with its usual influx of positive support and activism, but also predictably, the fire-storms of boundless bigotry.
There are…

Katrin Higher | November 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Couple Who Sued Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Finally Marry

Shortly after the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation back in June, Kim Davis cited “God’s authority” and stopped issuing marriage licenses at her small town’s…

Katrin Higher | October 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Kim Davis And The Pope: Why Her Claims To “Religious Liberty” Are Bogus

Kim Davis and her lawyers from the Liberty Council are claiming that the homophobe and on-the-side Rowan County, KY clerk had a special, secret meeting with Pope Francis

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2015 - 9:30 am

Donald Trump Defends His Latest Islamophobic Remarks

At an event on Thursday evening, an attendee asked Trump: “we have problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” and then proceeded to allege that President Obama was one. The…

Katrin Higher | September 20, 2015 - 10:30 am

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…

Sydney Leathers | August 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Random Lady Sues ALL The Gays, On Behalf Of Jesus

BEHOLD, her handwritten lawsuit!

Robyn Pennacchia | May 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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 —…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 18, 2015 - 1:02 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

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…

Claire Hannum | December 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | September 10, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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.”…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2014 - 10:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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