2514 posts categorized "News"

June 23, 2016

Robert White wins most ‘gay’ precincts in at-large Council race

June 22, 2016

On whether Trump is better for LGBT people (hint: not a tough one)

If you can stand to watch Chris Barron's smirking Uncle Tomism, you're a better person than I.

Democrats Try Again to Lift FDA Blood Donor Ban for Gays

Hastert Heads to Prison: 15 months in hush-money scheme that revealed past sex abuse

Hateful pastor who lauded Orlando shooting asked by landlord to move out

The so-called Christian pastor who celebrated and encouraged anti-gay mass murder loses his lease.

Sir @IanMcKellen supports #VoteRemain on #Brexit

I am happy to discover that Sirina agrees with me in opposing Brexit.

Rep. Steve King's inverted worldview

Dems stage House floor sit-in to call for gun safety vote after Orlando shooting

I have been watching the Democrats' sit-in on Periscope. A fascinating moment.

June 14, 2016

Instead of a wedding,couple killed in Orlando will now be buried together

Obama to travel to #Orlando Thursday

Thousands attend #Orlando memorial service for victims of the #PulseNightclub massacre

Reports: Orlando shooter was patron at nightclub, on gay hookup apps

Those who preach intolerance and self-hatred have blood on their hands. But I suspect that instead of recognizing this, they will start talking about gay-on-gay crime. We've heard their poisonous sermons before.

June 12, 2016

Happy Pride, Senator Warren!

Meanwhile, on a wooden deck beside woods, one of Bernie's smarter supporters torches her Elizabeth Warren t-shirt. Just the latest example of the odd tendency of arsonists to burn down their own neighborhoods.

Gunman kills "multiple people" at gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Horrific news.

June 11, 2016

Trump seeks to warm up conservatives at anti-LGBT confab

June 09, 2016

Cuba same-sex marriage campaign gains traction

Washington Blade reports on D.C. Council races, GLAA ratings

Elizabeth Warren Endorsing Hillary Clinton Tonight

Federal judge permanently bars Alabama from blocking gay marriage

International Mr. Spain is gay

President Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Thank you, Mr. President. #ImWithHer

June 07, 2016

Hillary Clinton speaks in Brooklyn after clinching Democratic nomination

An excellent speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

June 05, 2016

QUEERY: Julius Agers - The @CapitalPrideDC 2016 hero answers 20 gay questions

Our friend Julius Agers talks to the Blade. Congrats to him and Jeri Hughes on being honored by Capital Pride.

Prominent LGBT activist Rene Martínez murdered in Honduras

This is where outrage and sorrow meet. May he rest in peace, and his memory inspire courage in others.

June 02, 2016

Pro-transgender bathroom bill passes in Massachusetts - Republican governor expected to sign

May 31, 2016

Obama issues final Pride Month proclamation

May 30, 2016

Members of the @GMCWashington on Saturday performed in Lviv, Ukraine, amid extensive security precautions

May 27, 2016

AIDS activists accuse Sanders of lying about meeting

Obama in Hiroshima

A powerful moment in Hiroshima as our president embraces one of the Hibakusha, a survivor of the atomic blast 71 years ago. My heart soars. I am so proud of this man, who with simple grace leaves the haters in the dust and honors the better angels of our nature. He enlarges himself and us.

The haters on the right are going ape. It is a reminder of the despicable alternative we are faced with this year. We can defeat the haters if we simply stop making excuses and vote. 71 years are long enough to cling to the bitterness of the past. If we do not heal, we make a hollow mockery of Yad Vashem's "Never Again, Never Forget."

June 14 - DC primary election: Evans, Gray, Robert White top GLAA ratings

May 26, 2016

Gays being attacked in Ghana

Stoked by religious leaders.

US Congresswoman Tells Anti-Trans Witness 'I Think You’re a Bigot, Lady'

Good.

Texas joined by 10 other states in lawsuit over transgender bathroom use

The bigoted diehards keep pounding.

House Democrats Succeed in Reversing Anti-LGBT Attack On Rights for Federal Contractors

Andy Towle's take is here.

Update: The bill has now been killed. Here's an update from Andy Towle.

May 25, 2016

Vermont governor signs conversion therapy ban

Good news. GLAA's participation two years ago in the coalition that won passage of DC's ban on conversion therapy for minors is described here.

Time magazine's rainbow cover sparks outrage

This article quotes one objection to the Time cover:

“Dear @time this is a gay pride flag, not a trans pride flag. This is erasure and a failure of basic due diligence,” one person tweeted.

Erasure? Really? The cover of Time Magazine is the opposite of erasure, whether you like the illustration or not. According to Wikipedia, "Unlike within the wider LGBT communities worldwide which have adopted the Rainbow flag, the various transgender individuals, organizations and communities around the world have not coalesced around one single flag design. Instead there are several flags used and endorsed by the varying transgender individuals, organizations and communities." The cover design is a striking graphic inspired by the far better known rainbow flag, which our enemies certainly regard as including the T even if you don't. This is the sort of fake controversy that causes people whose support we need to roll their eyes and turn away.

NFL awards 2019-21 Super Bowl games to states without anti-LGBT laws

San Francisco 49ers oppose North Carolina law, donate $75k to Equality NC

Texas education board candidate who called Obama a gay prostitute loses

Good riddance.

May 24, 2016

Jake Tapper Berates Trump for Pushing 'Bizarre, Unfounded Conspiracy Theory'

Thank you, Mr. Tapper.