Posts tagged "lgbt rights"

Stationery Company Fights Homophobia, Turns Hate Speech Into Confetti

Ireland will hold a public vote on the legal standing of same-sex marriage on May 22, and the lead-up to the decision is bringing out the worst in local homophobes. Thankfully, the tension is also bringing out the best in others, like Dublin stationery store Daintree Paper. In an effort to take a step toward equality, Daintree created…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2015

Ted Cruz: Not Letting Christians Discriminate Against Gays Is Like Force-Feeding Pork To Rabbis

Oh good! Ted Cruz is here to weigh in on the recent “controversy” over whether or not Christians should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. I put “controversy” in quotes, because let’s face it, it is 2015 and we really should not even be discussing whether or not people should be able to legally…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 2, 2015

Indiana Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Businesses To Refuse Service To LGBT Citizens

This morning, in a secret ceremony which the press was not allowed to attend, Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gay people, if they consider it a “deeply held” religious belief.

The bill has been heavily criticized not only by LGBT groups and…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 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

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…

By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Sandy Rios Of Fox News Thinks That Ariel Castro’s “Love For His Victims” Is Just Like Homosexuality

Sandy Rios is both an American Family Association talk show host and a Fox News contributor, so naturally when she spoke with anti-gay Chicago pastor, Erwin Lutzer, some pretty offensive words were exchanged.

The two both oppose same-sex marriage and use the bogus argument that homosexuality is like pedophilia in that even though…

By: Mary Odell / August 6, 2013

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 the House of Lords and the House of Commons have passed a bill. The Queen then agrees to make the bill an Act of Parliament,…

By: Mary Odell / July 17, 2013

“God’s Law” Cited As The Reason Openly Gay Lawmaker Blocked From Speaking On DOMA Ruling

The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. Alas, there are always several assholes out there to remind us that ignorance and homophobia are still alive and well. On Wednesday, openly gay Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat from Philadelphia, was not permitted to speak about DOMA…

By: Mary Odell / June 28, 2013

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this Thursday June 27. These two cases mean very different things for the fate of same-sex marriage in America.

Windsor v. United States i…

By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Class By Teacher

In 2010, high school teacher Johnson McDowell wore a purple shirt to school in solidarity with bullied LGBT youth, and screened a video about someone that had committed suicide after being bullied for his sexual orientation. At the end of the video, his student, Daniel Glawacki, stated that he could not accept gay people because…

By: Mary Odell / June 23, 2013

Gay Couple Forced To Leave US Will Appear On “House Hunters International”

For all my issues with “House Hunters International” (namely that most of the people featured on it are entitled assholes), I am still an avid fan of the show and watch it every chance I get. The vast majority of episodes feature rich, white, heterosexual retired couples looking for a luxury condo in a beachfront…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 9, 2012

Wear Your Activism On Your Sleeve: Gay Rights Gear

I recently bought a “Some Kids R Gay. That’s OK.” tank top from fckh8.com and it’s quickly become one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I’ve lost count of the friends and strangers who have asked me where I got it so they can buy one for themselves and everyone they know, which is awesome,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2011