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Cartoon: Sexual Straightening In North Carolina

It’s the law!

April 29, 2016
Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays Mitchell Pritchett, one-half of the gay couple on the ABC hit comedy "Modern Family."

Americans Vastly Overestimate Size Of LGBT Population, Poll Finds

A new survey says Americans believe that one in four people in LGBT — when in fact estimates say the number is less than 10 percent.

May 22, 2015
Florida, House, Gay, Adoption, Politics, National News, Religious Rights, Discrimination, State, Law

Florida House Passes Religious Exemption To Block Gay Adoptions

Nestled among bills for tax cuts and firearm freedoms in the Florida House was a law to prohibit gays from adopting.

April 10, 2015

Seattle Boy Scouts Council Revokes Charter In Gay Scoutmaster Case

By Nancy Bartley, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The Seattle Boy Scouts of America council has revoked the charter of the church that hosts the troop led by gay scoutmaster Geoff McGrath. In a prepared statement, BSA said the decision was made to pull the charter from Rainier Beach United Methodist Church “because the church no […]

April 22, 2014

Collins Takes Court As First Openly Gay NBA Player

Los Angeles (AFP) – Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league when he took the court for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Hours after the Nets inked Collins to a 10-day contract, he came in as a substitute in the second quarter of the […]

February 24, 2014

Top NFL Prospect Michael Sam Say’s He’s Gay

Los Angeles (AFP) – An American university football star revealed that he is gay, raising the prospect he could become the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. In interviews on Sunday with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and with The New York Times, Michael Sam said he was going public with information that […]

February 10, 2014

A Pardon For War Hero Convicted Of Being Gay

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and also a genuine war hero, not because he fought in combat, but because he did crucial work for the British government during World War II. Turing broke a number of German codes, including communications that had been scrambled by the Enigma machines. In 1945, King George VI awarded […]

December 27, 2013
Gay, Rights, Religion, Choice, Memo Pad, Video, Sexual Orientation

Think Being Gay Is A Choice, When Did You Decide To Be Straight?

It’s true. Some people still believe being gay is a choice.

May 10, 2013

Republicans Starting to Regret Letting Crowd Boo Gay Soldier

At the last Republican presidential debate, a gay soldier serving in Iraq named Stephen Hill asked candidates whether they would “circumvent the progress that’s been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military” by repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” When he finished speaking, the crowd began booing him, and Republicans stayed silent. Rick Santorum, […]

October 2, 2011

Do Ask, Do Tell

The young man was scared and exhausted as he faced the webcam in the wee hours of the morning and prepared to call his father. He was sitting in his bedroom in Germany, where he is stationed at a U.S. Air Force base. A map of the world hung on the wall behind him, but […]

September 22, 2011

Did Gay Rumors Propel Perry’s Evangelical Outreach?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a reputation for hard-right positions on social issues, especially gay rights — and a public record to match. But with rumors emerging from Texas political circles (on both sides of the aisle) that Perry himself is gay, the Republican front-runner’s aggressive pitch to the evangelical community may be seen as […]

September 1, 2011

Panetta Will Certify Gays Don’t Destroy Military

Newly-appointed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is poised to certify on Friday that gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces would not damage unit cohesion or retention or otherwise undermine the ability of the world’s most powerful military to wage war. This comes in the wake of Congress passing and President Obama signing […]

July 21, 2011

DADT Should End In 60 Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness. The decision is not unexpected. The Pentagon has conducted months of internal […]

July 21, 2011