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May 27, 2015

US AG Lynch speaks on FIFA corruption probe

Impressive.

Kameny to be inducted into Labor Hall of Honor

I've known this was in the offing. Very happy it's official.

Steph Curry highlight reel 2015

Who knows what'll happen from here on out, but this guy is spectacular. His behind-the-back moves will make you grin.

U.S. Institute of Peace holds forum on Global LGBTI Activism and U.S. Diplomacy

The U.S. Institute of Peace held a forum on May 26 featuring LGBTI campaigners from Kenya, South Africa, Ireland, Fiji, and Grenada to discuss the topic "Expanding Constitutional Rights to LGBTI Communities: International Activism and U.S. Diplomacy." The keynote speaker was Ambassador Randy Berry, U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. The panel was co-hosted by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). Content in the video above begins at about 13:00. Below are some photos I took.

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L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

As a longtime union member (AFGE Local 12, U.S. Department of Labor) until my retirement in 2011, I will not curse the above-referenced hypocrites. Instead, I simply say to them: you embarrass me.

TX lawmaker will withdraw bill rather than allow anti-gay amendment

Suspect in NYC anti-gay chair attack is gay

So often, those who are most virulently anti-gay turn out to be gay themselves.

The Einstein of Sex - Magnus Hirschfeld

AG Racine seeks stay in ruling weakening D.C. concealed carry law

Thanks, General Racine!

If you have no moral authority, maybe stop moralizing

(Hat tip: Stephen Fry)

A short film on Ireland's historic breakthrough on marriage equality

(Hat tip: Panti Bliss)

May 26, 2015

MD Gov. Hogan to allow two LGBT bills to become law

Better than a veto.

Vatican deplores marriage vote in Ireland

We are so shocked. Go ahead, Rome. Keep trying to hold back the tide. I left Mother Church 45 years ago. Come on in, folks, the water's fine.

An anti-gay preachment I bet you haven't heard before

This bit of nonsense made me think of the scene below from Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth.

Meanwhile, in Morocco

A kiss too far for Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer has a low threshold for male affection. Not a great shock coming from this hate-crested nuthatch.

Geller brings her bile to D.C. Metro

Ugh. If anyone has a pile of dough and wants to spend it on more enlightened and tolerant messages to counter Pam Geller, please step forward.

Fifth Circuit denies stay in immigration ruling

Rubio's latest anti-gay statements

Marriage News Watch

Matt Baume of AFER has the latest on the struggle for marriage equality.