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Pride: First official trailer for Matthew Warchus movie (VIDEO)

PRIDE: The first official trailer is out for Matthew Warchus's critically acclaimed film set during the UK's 1984 miners' strike.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 17 comments

Texas Republicans officially endorse 'gay cure' therapy

Fort Worth - The Republican Party of Texas has voted to approve an official platform endorsing discredited and dangerous 'reparative therapy' meant to 'cure' gays and lesbians of their homosexuality.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Photo essay: Kitchener hosts humble, but fabulous Pride Festival Special

Kitchener - Kitchener's annual tri-Pride Festival and live music show welcomed hundreds to the city's downtown core on Saturday, proving that small cities can measure up to Toronto after all.
Digital Journal Report by Nora Meszaros

Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast of Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s gay-rights movie “Stonewall,” which has now begun production in Montreal.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Church changes anti-gay views after pastor's son comes out

La Mirada - A Baptist church in Southern California has rejected its parent church's official anti-gay policy after the pastor's son came out as gay.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Republican gay rights groups barred from Texas convention

Fort Worth - According to a joint press conference Thursday, two Republican gay rights groups were barred from setting up booths at the upcoming GOP convention in Forth Worth, TX.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Dozens wed after judge strikes down Oregon same-sex marriage ban

Portland - Dozens of Oregon same-sex couples rushed to marry on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

GOP lawmaker: Gay sex is 'one-way alley for the garbage truck'

Sioux Falls - A Republican state lawmaker and Christian leader from South Dakota has written a letter warning of what he calls the dangers of gay sex, titled "A One-Way Alley for the Garbage Truck."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way.
In the Media by John David Powell

Expert witness at same-sex marriage trial: 'gays going to hell'

Detroit - An expert witness hired by the state of Michigan to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday in a court case challenging the ban that unrepentant gay people are going to "hell."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Disney ends funding of Boy Scouts over gay rights

Orlando - Disney has said it will stop Boy Scout funding next year because the organization does not allow gay troop leaders. The Boy Scouts recently ended their ban on allowing gay youth to participate in activities.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Restaurant owner refuses to serve gay people or 'freak' customers

Enid - An Oklahoma restaurant and bar owner has raised eyebrows and ire by refusing to serve gay people, blacks, Hispanics and other racial minorities, welfare recipients, disabled people, Muslims and Democrats.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Russian Police Choir more entertaining than the laws they support

The Russian police choir performed at the Olympics opening ceremony. It’s good to see the Russian police singing instead of carrying out their controversial regime.
In the Media by Syra Sharif

Scotland legalizes gay marriage

Edinburgh - Scotland has become the world's 17th nation to achieve LGBT marriage equality after its parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Putin declares Sochi Winter Olympics as gay-friendly venue

Sochi - Homosexuals are welcome in Russia, says Russian President Vladimir Putin, less than a month before the start of Sochi Winter Olympics.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Figure skater Brian Boitano announces he's gay

San Francisco - In surprising news, Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano recently told the world that he is gay after years of public speculation about his sexuality.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

IOC to athletes: No political demonstrations, political gestures

A Russian law enacted in June of this year, banning "gay propaganda" was met with heavy criticism worldwide. Since that time, the Russian government has said athletes in the Olympics would not be discriminated against. The IOC has gone a step further.
In the Media by Karen Graham

The end of the Year of Faith, gays, and the new Pope

Rome - Today marks the end of the Year of Faith, a Roman Catholic initiative to refocus on the core teachings of Christ. Pope Francis has been visibly leading a quiet reformation attempt within the Church.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Ray Gosling, broadcaster and campaigner, has died, age 74

Ray Gosling, for many years a well-known broadcaster, journalist and human-rights campaigner, has died, at the age of 74.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

DePaul students respond to LGBT harassment through performance Special

Chicago - The LGBT community faces hoards of discrimination on a daily basis. Many efforts exist to break down brass terms and the slurs. DePaul University in Chicago is also taking the stand to instill equality for all.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Senate passes ENDA, historic LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Washington - The US Senate voted on Thursday to approve landmark civil rights legislation that would outlaw workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Boy George voices his disappointment about Eminem's 'Rap God'

English singer-songwriter Boy George recently took to Twitter to express his disappointment over rapper Eminem's latest song "Rap God."
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

New play highlights plight of gay people in Russia

As part of the ongoing campaign to highlight Russia’s ever-growing intolerance to its own citizens, a new play detailing the lives of LGBT people in that country has premiered in London.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 8 comments

Russia arrests first people under 'gay propaganda' law

A group of four Dutch men were recently arrested for allegedly promoting homosexual relations among minors. This is the first case of arrests under the controversial Russian law that bans any promotion of "non-traditional" relationships.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 3 comments

Cameroon gay activist Eric Ohena Lembembe tortured, murdered

Yaound - A prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and journalist was apparently tortured before being killed just weeks after warning about the threat from "anti-gay thugs."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 11 comments

Senegalese president rejects Obama's advice on gay rights

Dakar - President Barack Obama began his tour of Africa with a 36-hour visit to Senegal, but clashed with Senegalese President Macky Sall who expressed opposition to Obama's call for Africans to decriminalize homosexuality.

Transgender student suing school over use of girls bathroom

Bangor - Nicole Maines says her rights were violated when she was forced to use a different bathroom because a student's family member complained.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 19 comments

Gay people, religion offenders are criminals now in Russia

Russia passed a bill providing jail terms and fines for anyone convicted of insulting religious feelings, and another bill forbidding homosexuality. Signed by President Putin, the bill says gay rights activists and religion insulters are criminals.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 10 comments

The Riddle: LGBT criminalisation throughout the world (video)

As many progressive politicians in Western countries focus on achieving equality between their citizens by supporting same-sex marriage, worldwide, gay people are still criminalised in 76 countries. Now a new video called The Riddle exposes this violence.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment
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