Posts tagged "gay rights"

Republicans Will Vote On Resolution About The Terrors Of Pro-Gay Sex Education

The Republican National Committee’s 2016 meeting in Cleveland will include a vote on two pretty outrageous but nonetheless unsurprising anti-gay resolutions, and one mildly not anti-gay resolution as a bonus.

The first of the two anti-gay resolutions was introduced by Dave Agema, a Michigan State House representative who has posted Islamophobic Facebook updates,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 3, 2015

The NBJC Backs The Equality Act

The National Black Justice Coalition, an advocacy organization for the needs of black members of the LGBT community, has backed the Equality Act, introduced in Congress yesterday.

The Equality Act seeks to extend protections for members of the LGBT community under civil rights law. The EEOC recently ruled that sexual orientation discrimination at…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 26, 2015

Despite Threats, Obama Makes A Case For Gay Rights In Kenya

Despite many threats against Obama’s decision to bring up anti-gay discrimination, during his conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta while on his African tour, the President went and did it anyway because that’s just who he is.

In a discussion with President Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama exclaimed:

“If somebody is a…

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Obama Will Tell African Leaders: “I’m Not A Fan Of Discrimination”

President Obama will support gay rights on his upcoming tour of Africa, Venice is banning books that talk about non-traditional families, it’s possible to segregate the internet, and the Fight for $15 has moved to the campaign trail.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 24, 2015

Artist Commemorates 63 Most Badass Heroines In Sci-Fi And Fantasy

Scott Park compiles the greatest women of SF/F, a transgender minister has raised bail for a dubiously arrested and detained trans woman, Joshua Feuerstein wants you to fight gay rights with assault rifles, and there’s an 84-year-old infamous jewel thief, just so you know.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

Ted Cruz Doesn’t Hate Gay People Enough For Rick Santorum

Ted Cruz does not meet Rick Santorum’s standards for opposing gay rights. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 13, 2015

Girl On Girl: When Gay Marriage Becomes Marriage

When huge things happen in our world, we always remember where we were when we heard the news. “Where were you when gay marriage was legalized?” will quickly become the new “Where were you when the Beyonce album dropped?” As for me, I had just gotten off of the subway and was at a crosswalk…

By: Morgan Cohn / July 1, 2015

This Anti-Gay Marriage “It Gets Better” Style Video Is Effing Ridiculous

My jaw is literally on the floor right now. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 1, 2015

All Of My Feelings About The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision Expressed In GIFs

There are no words to express my feelings, only gifs.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

New Jersey Gay Conversion Therapy Group Charged With Fraud

A New Jersey jury found today that a gay conversion therapy group, JONAH, is guilty of defrauding their patients and may be forced to pay former patients upwards of $25,000 in damages each.

During the trial, JONAH wasn’t allowed to present expert testimony because, as Superior Court Judge Peter Bariso, Jr. said, “the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 25, 2015

UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

Also, the US government will require insurance companies to cover transitional medical services for trans* federal employees.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 24, 2015

See Disney Princesses Transformed Into Velociraptors (Because Why Not?)

Also, learn about Baltimore’s amazing new health commissioner and an 87-year-old Hungarian woman looking to set a world chess record.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 22, 2015

GOP Leaders Appear In Completely Insane Anti-Gay Documentary

Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul appear in documentary with the pastor who helped create Uganda’s notorious “Kill The Gays” bill.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 22, 2015

Michigan Will Allow Religious Adoption Agencies To Reject Gay Parents

Also, researchers grew a boob in a lab!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 12, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Chintzy Indiana Pizzeria Thrilled To Not Make Pizza For Gay Weddings

Although we’re at the point where even freaking NASCAR is denouncing the state of Indiana for their crap “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” and pretty much everyone in the known universe thinks it’s the worst, there are those that are excited about the thrilling possibilities it will bring to their lives.

One such place i…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 1, 2015

The Indianapolis Star Comes Out Against Indiana’s Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Law” With Powerful Frontpage Editorial

The Indianapolis Star has taken a strong stance on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with today’s front page editorial which declares in bold letters “FIX THIS NOW.” The editorial from the state’s leading newspapers calls not for a repeal, which the paper says would be “unacceptable” to Governor Mike Pence and his fellow Republican lawmakers,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

Idaho Mom Insists LGBT Rights Could Lead To Rampant Necrophilia

The state legislature of Idaho is currently debating a bill, House Bill 2, which would add both sexual orientation and gender identity to its Human Rights Bill. While one would think this would not be too much of a big deal to anyone living in the year 2015, there are still some people out there…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 29, 2015
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