Rev. Irene Monroe: Mexico sets the tone on hate speech

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 7:33 am

Homophobic epithets are so pervasive across the globe that most heterosexual people are sadly unaware of the psychological and physical toil they have on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Too often and cavalierly these epithets go either unchecked or unchallenged as hate speech. Mexico, however, has stepped forward to define and reduce [...]

Religious right engages in orgy of homophobia over Boy Scouts

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 8:08 am

If the Boy Scouts are legitimate with the possibility of doing away with its anti-gay policy, then I applaud the organization. But in my personal opinion, if the group decides to do away with the policy, I would be very surprised. Plainly speaking, the idea that the Boy Scouts may be doing away with this [...]

How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America

By: Tuesday January 8, 2013 8:01 am

Today, I am publishing what I hope to be a definitive work analyzing religious right propaganda. How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America pushes a simple premise – the claim by organizations like the Family Research Council, the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family, etc. that they operate [...]

Lindsey Graham underscores ‘states rights’ in marriage equality debate

By: Friday December 14, 2012 12:00 pm

Bless his Palmetto Queen heart – he can’t even get his history straight. Think Progress: Despite his newfound respect for the right of gay couples to pass on property and “live a free and open life,” Graham also compared gay marriage to polygamy. He asked Morgan, “Is it possible for three people to genuinely love [...]

Antonin Scalia still has sodomy on his mind

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:15 pm

It seems to me that any U.S. Supreme Court Justice belching out homophobic nonsense like this needs to recuse himself from the Prop 8/DOMA cases coming up on the docket.

Rev. Irene Monroe: The Associated Press’s Discouraging the Word “Homophobia” is Discouraging

By: Monday December 3, 2012 3:51 pm

The editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that they are “discouraging” use of the word “homophobia.” The AP Stylebook is the widely used guide that media use to standardize terms and general usage. Why should the LGBTQ community be in a kerfuffle about it? Because the editors made their decision without consultation with the nation’s leading LGBTQ [...]

Ugandan government, faced with foreign aid cuts, drops death penalty for homosexuality (w/update)

By: Friday November 23, 2012 9:43 am

Isn’t that special — only life imprisonment is now on the table. From the BBC, welcome news about the heinous government-sanctioned witch hunt on gays in Uganda. The original legislation, offered up by Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga as a ”Christmas gift”, called for the death penalty for homosexuality as well as prohibited the “promotion” of gay rights [...]

Black support for marriage equality continues to grow…the NOM wedge is no longer working

By: Monday November 19, 2012 7:25 am

It’s now flushing money down the crapper for the National Organization for Marriage. Despite a documented plan to drive a wedge between the religious black community and the LGBT community to pass discriminatory measures at the ballot box, it looks like its last big win was in my state of NC, and they had to [...]

NOM’s dangerous export of hate: ‘punishing’ pro-equality U.S. companies in countries hostile to gays

By: Sunday November 11, 2012 6:29 am

Exporting hate when you’re down and out in the U.S. fits right in with the sociopathy of NOM’s Brian Brown. I am almost at a loss for words to express the level of contempt I have for the National Organization for Marriage and its most high-profile purveyors of hate and intolerance, Brian Brown and Maggie [...]

Video surfaces of Romney’s Vicious Anti-LGBT Family Remarks While Governor

By: Monday October 29, 2012 11:35 am

One of two video clips that Waas has now uploaded to YouTube shows Romney speaking to conservative voters in South Carolina in 2005, as he was testing the waters for a presidential bid, discussing his battle with the Registry of Vital Statistics and Records regarding the birth certificate forms. Romney distorted the Registry of Vital Statistics’ plan, which was to change the labeling of boxes on the forms from “father” and “mother” to “father or second parent” and “mother or second parent.” He claimed the plan was to change the form to have “Parent A” and Parent B” boxes, when, as the documents Waas obtained show, those terms were not in fact used:

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