Posts tagged "gay rights"

80-Year-Old Man Gets Marriage Equality Symbol Tattooed In Support Of Gay Grandson

Something I hate? When people use someone’s age as an excuse for their intolerance. “He/she’s old, what did you expect?” is something I’ve heard more than a few times in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Honey Maid Shuts Down Homophobes With Amazing “Love” Ad

Last month, Honey Maid, the maker of graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, debuted a new ad campaign called “This Is Wholesome.” The commercial featured loving images of gay and interracial families.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Support For Gay Marriage Is Higher Than Ever

After the recent news that Arizona could possibly be making a law that would make it legal to refuse service to gays, you might think that our country hasn’t made much progress… | March 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Homophobic? You’ll Die Sooner

If you’re homophobic, here’s one reason to rethink that: It might send you to an earlier grave. A new study looked at social attitudes in America over two recent decades,…

Newser | February 19, 2014 - 11:50 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Ex-Vikings Player Chris Kluwe Claims He Was Released From Team For Speaking Out About Gay Rights

Ex-Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe has a bombshell piece on the sports blog Deadspin today about how he believes he was released from the team because he speaks out

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Boy Scouts Hope For Smooth Transition As They Accept Gay Youth

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications…

Newser | December 30, 2013 - 11:45 am

“Your Holiday Mom” Provides Loving Messages For LGBTQ People Without Family Support

The holiday season means lots of family time, which means this is an extremely stressful, lonely time of year for people whose families don’t accept them. Unfortunately, for many LGBTQ…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 19, 2013 - 11:30 am

“Matriarch Of The Gay Rights Movement” Edith Windsor Looks Back On This Momentous Year

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

13-Year-Old Calls For Marriage Equality At His Bar Mitzvah

Filed under The Sweetest Thing You Will See Today: 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett spoke out in favor of marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah last month.In preparing for his Bar Mitzvah (a…

Claire Hannum | December 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a…

Claire Hannum | December 2, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Horrible, Delusional Parents Sue New Jersey For The Right To “Convert” Their Gay Son Straight

In today’s depressing news, a couple is suing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state’s recent ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie signed the bill into law this August,…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

Kerry Washington On Lesbian Rumors: “There’s No Reason To Be Offended”

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 11:40 am

Russian President Vladmir Putin Says Gays Are Welcome At The Olympics

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation…”
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Claire Hannum | October 28, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Ohio Won’t Let Dying Man Honor The Love Of His Life

John Arthur was diagnosed with terminal Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and is currently in hospice care. He’s been in a loving 20-year relationship with his boyfriend Jim Obergefell, and just weeks…

Julie Gerstein | July 26, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Russian Law Would Pretend Gay People Don’t Exist

According to a Russian bill that passed by a unanimous vote, it would be illegal to tell children that gay people exist or that homosexuality is socially equal to heterosexuality.

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Michelle Obama Speech Interrupted By Gay Rights Heckler

Last night, at a private Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington, a protester started heckling First Lady Michelle Obama — which lead to the First Lady  threatening to leave the…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 2:30 pm

This Doctor’s Bathroom Sign Welcomes Everyone

Last week, we uttered a collective, “UGH, ARIZONA!” over the news that the Arizona House of Representatives advanced a bill allowing businesses to ban transgender folks from using the restroom of their identified…

Sarah Gray | April 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm