Posts tagged "lgbt rights"

Mormon Church Issues Rule Changes That Target Gay Couples And Kids

Amid growing groups of LGBT supportive mormons, officials of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have issued a new rule change that says members in same-sex marriages…

Katrin Higher | November 7, 2015 - 9:30 am

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Today is National Coming Out Day, a day to commemorate when the LGBT community celebrates the day they came out publicly, to family and friends and to the world at large.

Katrin Higher | October 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Kim Davis Released From Jail, Can’t Interfere With Marriage Licenses

She’s out of jail, but won’t be allowed to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

John Oliver Talks Equal Rights For LGBTs, Rakes In Cash With Fake Church

On the newest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” the Reverend John Oliver (heh) took aim at the fact that although the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 24, 2015 - 11:08 am

Apple, Facebook, Nike And Others Are Backing The Equality Act

The Equality Act, a piece of proposed legislation that would provide employment, housing, education, and financial protections for LGBT Americans, has found some very powerful friends in the form of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 28, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Peace Fighter Aung San Suu Kyi Will Contest November’s Myanmar Elections

Myanmar has barred Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency, LGBT rights around the world are sparse, Gaston Glock (allegedly) had a lawyer jailed because he wanted the lawyer’s wife, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Republican Gal Sad That No One Thinks She’s Cool

Republican lady can’t believe LGBT people don’t like her just because she votes for people who don’t want them to have rights.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 8, 2015 - 5:37 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | April 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 2, 2015 - 6:20 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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

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…

Mary Odell | August 6, 2013 - 9:30 am

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

“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…

Mary Odell | June 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Mary Odell | June 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 9, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Wear Your Activism On Your Sleeve: Gay Rights Gear

I recently bought a “Some Kids R Gay. That’s OK.” tank top from and it’s quickly become one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I’ve lost count of the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 10, 2011 - 10:40 am