2194 posts categorized "Current Affairs"

April 19, 2016

US Appeals Court rules in favor of transgender student in Virginia bathroom policy case

Israeli court convicts #JerusalemPride attacker of murder

April 18, 2016

John Kasich thinks LGBT people facing discrimination should 'just get over it.'

Please stop calling this guy a moderate.

Trans woman raped 2,000 times in male prison during four year sentence

No criminal sentence ever includes being raped in prison. That is not supposed to be part of the punishment. That it is allowed to happen is unspeakable and must be changed.

Uganda's Speaker will bring back Anti-Homosexuality law

This evil woman won't quit.

April 17, 2016

Debates to dominoes

I think Hillary did herself more good by playing dominoes in East Harlem than Bernie did by taking a junket to the Vatican.

Head of British spying agency apologizes for its treatment of gays

April 15, 2016

Metro Weekly: GLAA reflects on 45 years of working for LGBT rights

Tennessee governor vetoes bill making Bible the official state book

Aside from the First Amendment principle of church-state separation, it escapes me why some people think it serves their faith to get the government involved. But it's not really about faith. It's about dominance and control, for which religion is a marker.

D.C. mayor calls for citywide vote to make nation’s capital the 51st state

April 14, 2016

China judge rejects country's first same-sex marriage case

It is a long struggle to win equality. Here is wishing our Chinese counterparts strength and endurance.

Gay journalist stabbed, left to slowly bleed to death in Russia

The latest incident of murderous thuggery in Russia. May Dmitry Tsilikin rest in peace.

White House speaks out against 'mean-spirited' anti-LGBTI legislation

LGBT Jewish group holds D.C. events

Our late friend and colleague Barrett Brick led the World Congress for six years a quarter century ago. Glad to see them in town.

Social Security lifts penalty on same-sex couples

Pennsylvania Governor signs two anti-discrimination executive orders

Thank you, Governor.

Louisiana governor signs LGBT non-discrimination order

Thank you, Governor.

Metro chairman to tight-fisted Congress: “Next time something happens, I’m blaming you guys!”

Jack Evans clashes with Rep. Mica, who doesn't appear to have much of a clue as to how our regional transit works.

April 08, 2016

Bruce Springsteen cancels concert in N.C. over anti-LGBT law

The Boss has spoken.

Inside Pope Francis’ statement on the family

Our friend Peter Tatchell writes from London:

Pope Francis has failed LGBT people
Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality

"The Pope promised reform but has reconfirmed traditional Catholic doctrine on same-sex relationships. He has ignored submissions and appeals by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics. Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality. Joy of Love offers a change of tone, not of substance,” said LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

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April 07, 2016

Funny Or Die Takes On Mississippi [VIDEO]

Tony Perkins: Stop Mocking Our PayPal Button

"The Daily Show" offers must-see takedown of "The Trans Panic Epidemic'"

Charles Barkley slams North Carolina over anti-LGBT law

Thank you, Sir Charles.

New study shows how to shift anti-transgender attitudes

Our old friend Bob Roehr reports in Scientific American on a new study published in Science which shows that door-to-door canvassing conversations can change voters' minds.

Tennessee to allow therapists to discriminate against LGBT clients

France abandons plan to have a gay diplomat in Vatican City

The Vatican's behavior in this matter has been despicable, but sadly not surprising.

Appeals Court Rules Puerto Rico Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

This should have been obvious after Obergefell, but the diehards don't quit.

Avoid these election-year mistakes

D.C. Council passes LGBT suicide prevention bill for schools

April 05, 2016

Grosso introduces Government Travel and Human Rights Act of 2016

Thanks to D.C. Council member David Grosso and his co-introducers. Thanks also to Mayor Bowser for her executive action. This is just the latest reminder of how LGBT-affirming a jurisdiction the District is.

Cristiano Ronaldo is now a target of gay bashing chants from fans

Jealousy is an ugly thing.

Honey Maid features gay couple in its ‘This is Wholesome’ advert

Portugal, the good and the bad

PayPal Cancels Expansion Into North Carolina 'As a Result' of Anti-LGBT Law

'End Criminalization to End AIDS'

April 03, 2016

Bruni: a coalition-straining, brand-sullying mistake for the GOP

March 30, 2016

Andrea Mitchell: Trump Is 'Completely Uneducated' About The World

Andrea Mitchell sums it up well.

Over 80 Top CEOs, Business Leaders Join to Ask NC Gov. to Repeal Anti-LGBT Law

NC attorney general won't defend unconstitutional anti-LGBT law in court