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17-Year Old Gay Teen Commits Suicide — Father Blames Anti-Gay Bullying

May 12, 2012

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by David Badash on May 11, 2012in Discrimination,News,Politics An openly-gay 17-year old boy committed suicide in Rochester, Minnesota on Sunday, and his father is blaming anti-gay bullying as “a big part” of the cause of his son’s death. Jay ‘Corey’ Jones, also known as Corey Jay Jonestrader on his Facebook page, was a student at […]

Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

May 11, 2012

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By PETER BAKERPublished: May 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen […]

CNN Hosts Hate Group Leader To Explain Obama’s Gay Marriage Support

May 10, 2012

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by David Badash on May 9, 2012in News CNN has again tapped Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, to explain to the public President Barack Obama‘s evolution on same-sex marriage. CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. homes. The Family Research Council is a certified anti-gay hate group. Make sense to […]

Street Wise

April 21, 2012

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Cyndee Clay constantly walks the intersection of society and sex, survival and discrimination in an effort to uncover the humanity hidden by stigma Interview by Will O’BryanPhotography by Todd FransonPublished on April 12, 2012 Cyndee Clay of HIPS(Photo by Todd Franson) Growing up in suburban Maryland, the most dangerous element in young Cyndee Clay’s life […]

Anti-Discrimination Bill Fast-Tracked After Brutal Gay Bashing

March 22, 2012

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By Marianela Jarroud SANTIAGO, Mar 21, 2012 (IPS) – “We shouldn’t have to live in fear. We’re citizens and voters of Chile, we have jobs, and yet we live in daily fear of being attacked,” said 33-year-old Carla Oviedo, a victim of discrimination on the grounds of her sexual orientation. In 2010, after she had […]

The fight for women’s bodies and the race to the White House

March 20, 2012

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Posted on 19 March 2012.Auveen WoodWVoN co-editor Although taxation was predicted as the issue that would dominate the 2012 US presidential election, abortion, birth control and gay marriage have so far been at the forefront of the Republican primaries. This year a record number of states, including Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania have enacted legislation restricting […]

St Petersburg bans ‘homosexual propaganda’

March 13, 2012

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Russian city is fourth to adopt anti-gay legislation as politicians and Orthodox Church push for laws to apply nationwide Miriam Elder in Moscowguardian.co.uk, Monday 12 March 2012 A Russian police officer detains a man dressed in a bridal gown during a gay rights protest in Moscow. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters Twenty years after homosexuality was decriminalised […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012

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March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

Why does it matter if a child has a same-sex crush?

February 21, 2012

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The ripples caused by a boy of seven coming out as gay shows society has a way to go before it views LGBT people equally Tom Katsumiguardian.co.uk, Monday 20 February 2012 Members of the cast of Glee. Photograph: Channel 4 A blogger for the Huffington Post has caused ripples online recently by writing that her […]

When gay is a choice

January 24, 2012

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 Actress Cynthia Nixon says she “chose” to be a lesbian. Is the science of female sexual fluidity on her side? Cynthia Nixon (Credit: Reuters/Michael Caronna) This Sunday, in a New York Times Magazine profile, actress Cynthia Nixon threw political correctness to the wind when talking about her lesbianism as a “choice” […]

Executed for Being Gay

September 2, 2011

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By Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, […]

Executed for Being Gay

September 2, 2011

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By Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, […]

Burning Questions, video: PFLAG a resource for gay community

July 16, 2011

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By Michael Louis VinsonPost-Crescent staff writerJuly 15, 2011 Newsmakers: PFLAG forms again in Appleton: July 14, 2011: A new chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has been formed in Appleton and we talk with some of the people who helped organize it. Years after a local chapter faded away because […]