Seth Moulton's Anti-Pelosi Campaign Just Took A Major Hit
Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton's plan to oust assumed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has always resembled what Bob Cesca calls the "Underpants Gnomes Model." This phrase, which comes from a South Park episode where the boys meet the legendary underpants gnomes, ...read more
Trump Revokes Rights For Same-Sex Partners Of Diplomats
This Monday, the Trump Administration began a new policy denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and UN employees. It used to be that only spouses in traditional marriages to UN employees were allowed a G-4 visa: this policy was extended to gay couples in 2009 by ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Nearly 700,000 Americans Are Being Tortured With Gay Conversion Therapy
Tens of thousands of teenagers will undergo conversion therapy before they turn 18. This has already happened to around 350,000 kids and another 350,000 adults, and will happen to many more if action isn't taken to stop it. Vice President Mike Pence is widely rumored to support ...read more
Trump's Ban on Transgender Troops is a Revolting Political Stunt Designed to Distract You
In what was ostensibly an unprecedented overture from a Republican presidential candidate to the LGBT community, Donald Trump tweeted this just over a year ago, 5 months before millions of Americans went to cast their vote for him: Fast forward to 2017, and Trump has a ...read more
Trump's New Education Secretary is a Religious Nut and Supporter of "Gay Conversion Therapy"
President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet is turning out to be as terrible as we all feared, and his pick for secretary of education has solidified the insanity even further. Earlier this week we learned that Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos for the position, causing panic amongst ...read more
A Letter to the LGBT Community: We Are With You
To the LGBT community, I have many close gay friends and the news of the horrific attack on innocent people at Pulse club in Orlando Florida hit me incredibly hard. This was an attack on LGBT people everywhere, and as a friend to your community, I understand exactly what this ...read more
Convicted Felon Dinesh D'Souza Now Tweeting Out Homophobic and Racist Slurs to Save Career
Convicted felon and fraudster Dinesh D'Souza is having a hard time after being handed a eight month sentence in a halfway house, community service, and a $30,000 fine after being found guilty of a serious campaign-finance violation. According to a profile piece in Vanity Fair, ...read more
Obama Lectured Kenya on Gay Rights Because He's a Muslim Who Hates America
During his historic visit to Kenya, President Obama took the opportunity to delicately lace criticism in with his otherwise diplomatic remarks to the people of his ancestral homeland. Standing alongside Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at a joint press conference, Obama told the ...read more
The Westboro Baptist Church Just Imploded Over Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling
The rabidly anti-gay Westboro Bapist Church appears to have gone into complete meltdown mode after the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling passed this morning. In a series of increasingly deranged tweets, the Church is warning America that the end is nigh and the country is well ...read more
One Giant Step Forward For Humanity: Gay Marriage Now Legal Nationwide!
While America might be the land of guns, mass incarceration, right wing paranoia and idiotic foreign policy, it sometimes gets things so right that it deserves its reputation as the freest nation on the planet. In a historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that it ...read more
How We Come to be: Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and the Role of Experience
by W. David Stahlman, Ph.D. The past couple of weeks has presented a fascinating and instructive juxtaposition in two case studies of human identity. Caitlyn Jenner, despite having a Y chromosome and despite presenting to the public world as a man for all her life, declared ...read more
How Can a Faith-Crazy Ballot Measure To Kill Gay People Happen in California?
California's reputation as a coastal stronghold of liberal elitism is so firmly entrenched in the national consciousness that the reality is sometimes difficult to process, even among those who live here. Every once in a while, though, that reality makes itself known in the ...read more
Christian Parents Disowning Their Gay Son Are Everything That's Wrong With Religion
The most fundamental problem with any religion is that it has no evidentiary foundation whatsoever. Were this its only fault, it would hardly be worth anyone's time to critique it. Plenty of people, for example, believe Bigfoot exists or that Elvis is still alive, but the ...read more
Michele Bachmann Said Just About the Worst Thing You Can Say About Gays, Or Anyone
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is mercifully retiring from Congress in January after somehow being elected and reelected four times by the voters in Minnesota's sixth district. She is exiting the House just as she entered it: in a spectacular blaze of ingloriousness. On ...read more
Archie Is Going To Die In Vain For Gay Rights And Gun Control
Every good comic hero has to die sometime. Superman did it back in the early 90s. Spider-Man just got back from dying (sort-of?). Now it’s Archie’s turn. And he’s going out in a blaze of liberal glory. The AP reports, “The 73-year-old red-headed character will die in ...read more
How This Misogynistic Gay Rapper Could Do More For Gay Rights Than Michael Sam
Happy Pride Week Month! Remember when Jason Collins came out, forever enshrining his name as the Gay Jackie Robinson (or something like that), and we all took a collective sigh of relief then wrote tons of articles about how he was "the perfect representative"? Then Michael ...read more
Mocking Gays and Mocking Religious Fundamentalists are NOT the Same Thing
Conservative mouthpiece The Blaze ran a story this week asking why Michael Sam is lauded in the press for coming out as gay while other athletes like Tim Tebow are taken to task for coming out as Christian. The Blaze used tweets from DeMarcus Walker, a sophomore defensive end ...read more
OKCupid Warns Mozilla Firefox Users That Company's CEO is a Homophobe
If you want to change a the way society treats minorities, it takes both small and large acts to make a genuine difference. There are legislative acts (the civil rights movement for example) and cultural acts (like vilifying derogatory language) that help upend racism and ...read more
An Irishman, A Gay Guy, and the Mayor of New York Walk Into A Bar and Order a Guinness...
Ah St. Patrick's Day. A time for celebrating Irish heritage, ordering incredibly offensive speciality drinks, and... marriage equality? Guinness has officially added their name to the list of sponsors that have dropped out of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. ...read more
Opponents of Gay Marriage Have Already Lost
Photo: AFP/File, Yasuyoshi Chiba Just a little while ago, a U.S. district judge struck down Texas's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Orlando Garcia says that while he'll allow the state to continue to enforce the ban while his ruling is appealed, likely all the way to the ...read more
My Days of Not Taking Adam Baldwin Seriously Are Certainly Coming To a Middle (a "Firefly" Fan's Dilemma)
Is it really possible to separate the art from the artist? No, this isn't another piece about Woody Allen and a 20-year-old case of alleged sexual abuse. It's about a question that rarely arises given the lack of quality art that's traditionally come from a certain end of the ...read more
Shock Horror!! Fundamentalist 51 Year Old Boxer From Deep South is Homophobic!!
"If you're born and your leg was turned this way, what do you do? You go to the doctor and you get it fixed back right, right?" - Evander Holyfield equating homosexuality with having a deformed leg As a former boxing reporter and huge fan of the sport, it is impossible for me ...read more
Ted Cruz's Dad Is Completely Nuts, Thinks Evolution and Gay Rights Are 'Communist Lies'
A video has surfaced recently of Rafael Cruz, father of Senater Ted Cruz, claiming that the gay rights movement and evolution are tools socialists use to aid "The destruction of the traditional family." In a sermon he gave in June of this year, Cruz senior told his followers: ...read more
Stephen Fry Makes Ex-Gay 'Therapist' Look Like an Idiot
BBC Two's brilliant Out There show explores issues of gay acceptance around the world. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the series takes on some truly horrifying homophobes, and some truly idiotic people. Dr. Joseph Nicolosi National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality ...read more
Grandpa Disowns Daughter For Disowning Gay Son
In response to his daughter disowning her son for being gay, an anonymous Grandfather disowned his daughter in a hand written letter for being "hurtful, narrow-minded and backward". While the whole debacle is kind of sad, the letter, published on the Facebook page of the pro gay ...read more
Keep Calm and Probably Don't Eat Barilla Pasta
Get ready for long lines winding through the grocery section at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Lynchburg, Tennessee and pictures of a smiling Sarah Palin cooking her family a big pot of spaghetti, because Barilla pasta is about to become the next cudgel in the never-ending ...read more
Is Pope Francis The First Non-Gay Pope?
There's one thing in life I've learned about people who hate things - gays, blacks, jews, women, men, or whoever it may be - the pathology invariably isn't about the object of hatred, but hater themselves. Hate women? You were probably the ugly dude at school no one wanted to ...read more
Time for the Olympic Committee to Show Some Balls With Russia
When enjoining any argument or debate, be it in the seats of power or sat on a barstool in a local tavern, one must be on the lookout for what political philosopher Leo Strauss identified as 'Reductio ad Hitlerum'. We’ve all encountered this form of association fallacy, where ...read more
Desmond Tutu: "I Would Refuse to go to a Homophobic Heaven"
"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place. ... I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this." -Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaking at the 'Free and Equal' campaign ...read more
Epic Week in America Politics Reminds African Americans that Money Equals Equality
Last week, America went through some dramatic political changes. The historic voting Rights Act was repealed by the Supreme Court, rolling back the fight for racial equality by decades and putting the voting rights of millions of minorities in jeopardy. Then, Democratic State ...read more
Breaking: The End of DOMA
The Defense of Marriage Act, passed by Bill Clinton in 1996 that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, has been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court today by a 5-4 vote. Here's what you need to know. Reports the ...read more
Current NBA Player Makes History, Comes Out as Gay
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, Collins wrote: I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. I didn't set out to be the first ...read more
NFL’s Super Bowl and Gay Rights
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo. By Mike Biggz The NFL’s Super Bowl may seem like an unlikely venue for a debate over gay rights, but comments from players of the opposing teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, have put a spotlight on the ...read more