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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Reaches Milestone with Its 52nd sponsor

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:30 am

The Washington Blade reports that Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is about to sign on to the 2013 version of ENDA. That means the bill  has more sponsors than the 2001 version of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act; it held the previous record for the most sponsors of any LGBT bill. In my opinion, sitting down [...]

Is Gender Discrimination at the Heart of the Marriage Equality Battle?

By: Monday June 17, 2013 7:00 am

Last week  I came across a piece by Sonja West at Slate that was quite interesting, given all of the chatter about the upcoming Supreme Court rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA. The major arguments that have been made about the civil right of gays and lesbians to marry have primarily rested on sexual orientation [...]

Goodbye Pam’s House Blend: after nine years, closing the coffeehouse July 1

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 2:46 pm

It’s as good as any time to share this; the blog started without any fanfare back in 2004, so why not drop the news when people should be out (hopefully) enjoying life offline, and fellow bloggers are heading off to Netroots Nation. It’s also only fitting that this occurs as major Supreme Court decisions on [...]

The dignity and wisdom of Julian Bond on religious liberty and inclusion

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 10:30 am

When it comes to discussing the place of religion and the expansion of basic civil rights to the LGBT community, legend Julian Bond delivers a passionate, common-sense view often missing from the debate. This civil rights hero and ally – the chairman emeritus of the NAACP – so effortlessly states the obvious:  discrimination is wrong. As we await [...]

This Is What Professional Homophobes Do When It’s ‘Game Over Man’

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 1:29 pm

Oh, please. Look at the pathetic “press conference” held at the Human Rights Campaign HQ in DC today. The professional grade Z-class homobigots Porno Pete, Matt Barber and Linda Harvey (no sign of A-lister Tony Perkins) gathered to deliver what’s probably some end-of-the-world message about the Homosexual Agenda advancing. Via HRC, Peter LaBarbera in a [...]

The junk science continues: ‘ex-gay’ therapist claims he can turn ‘gay brains’ into ‘heterosexual brains’

By: Saturday June 1, 2013 6:27 am

In Today in Batsh*ttery, we have the pronouncements of one Dr. Jerry Mungadze, who recently went on the Daystar “Christian” tee-vee with Joni Lamb and belched familiar anti-gay trash. I do give him points for acknowledging that sexual orientation is based in the brain. After that it’s all downhill junk “science”. As People for the American [...]

Bursting the Blue State Fantasy that Gay Enclaves Are ‘Safe’ to Be Out

By: Monday May 27, 2013 11:27 am

In the past week NYC has been rocked by a few incidents of hideous violent attacks against gays and transgender residents. There have been shootings assaults outside gay bars and a brutal killing of Mark Carson in another shooting in the Village. Michelangelo Signorile, who also points out the unending violence against transgender residents that [...]

Over 55, out of work more than six months? Headhunters say you’re screwed.

By: Sunday May 5, 2013 6:16 pm

I came across this story and it took my breath away. Not because any of this is particularly shocking, given the general information about how hard it has been for the long-term unemployed to get work, and the battle over extensions of unemployment benefits. What made me unravel was the prospect that for some of [...]

The Rise of Anti-gay Beltway Power Broker Cleta Mitchell – for Her, It’s Personal

By: Sunday April 7, 2013 3:40 pm

There’s a great piece up at The Atlantic by Jonathan Krohn that profiles Cleta Mitchell, who was the primary force behind GOProud’s exclusion from CPAC last year (and was embarrassed this year when her anti-gay panel featuring NOM’s Brian Brown was sparsely attended, while GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia was on a standing-room only panel). She’s a partner in [...]

NC: Teahadist Lawmakers Propose Bill to Institute a “State Religion”

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 7:08 am

As I’ve said countless times before, the 2010 election saw a tidal wave of Teabaggers roll into our General Assembly in NC, and with the first GOP supermajority since Reconstruction, they’ve been hard at work since day one rolling back progressive progress in the state. In response to an ACLU challenge to prayer before Rowan County [...]

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