A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Nancy Grace Over Her Anita Bryant Fiction

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  A few months ago, I appreciated Nancy Grace’s perspective.  News media were reporting that a woman named Jessica Dutro had killed her little boy because she thought he might be gay.  As a gay dad, I hurt for the little boy, but found that in much of the reporting, he had been ignored.  The […]

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Maya Angelou: Saying Goodbye to a Civil Rights Legend

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On Wednesday, one of America’s leading civil rights activists, Maya Angelou, passed away at age 86. Angelou, famous for her poems, activism and memoirs, died in her home after suffering heart problems, according to her agent. Angelou’s famous memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, talked about her childhood – from being abandoned by her parents, […]

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Eye on the South: Marriage Equality Campaign Expands

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With marriage cases quickly progressing through the courts across the country, Freedom to Marry announced plans to expand its campaign to bring marriage to loving, gay couples in the South. Earlier this year, the group formed Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a public education effort that includes grassroots organizing, paid advertising, and digital strategy. […]

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Judge Rules Pennsylvania Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled Tuesday in Whitewood v. Wolf that Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Jones is the 14th federal judge in recent months to rule against marriage discrimination. With the announcement of Pennsylvania’s ruling, all Northeast states have now legalized same-sex marriage. Jones was appointed to the bench by President […]

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May 22: Harvey Milk Stamp Dedication at the White House

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By Gautam Raghavan This Thursday, May 22, the White House Office of Public Engagement, the United States Postal Service and the Harvey Milk Foundation will host a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at the White House. The event will feature remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, House Democratic Leader Nancy […]

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Oprah’s Former Personal Chef Joins All-Gay Food Show

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A new food festival geared toward celebrating LGBT chefs is on its way. CookOUT/RockOUT is a food and music event that will launch in Los Angeles in the fall. “It’s a way to showcase, in a positive, fun light, diversity within the food world,” founder Bruce Seidel said. The goal is to show “people that, ‘Hey, gay […]

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Nintendo Urged to Allow Same-Sex Coupling in Games

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Although gay marriage is becoming legal in many countries, it’s still not allowed in some virtual worlds. Gamer Tye Marini, 23, was denied by Nintendo when he created a social media campaign to try and get the company to allow their virtual players to have gay marriage on the new game Tomodachi Life. A Nintendo representative told […]

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UN Releases Bollywood Music Video for Gay Rights

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday launched the first ever Bollywood-style UN music video at a press conference in Mumbai to promote its Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The two-and-a-half minute video, called The Welcome, stars actress and former Miss India Celina Jaitly. Jaitly, who was last year nominated by […]

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