Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque is a veteran journalist and Chief Washington D.C. correspondent and Bureau Chief for LGBTQ Nation.

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Longtime LGBT activist, attorney Paula Ettelbrick dies at 56

Friday, October 7, 2011
Longtime LGBTQ activist and attorney Paula Ettelbrick, a prominent LGBT activist who recently stepped down from her post as Executive Director of the Stonewall Community Foundation due to her ongoing battle with cancer, died today, just five day after her 56th birthday. [ Read more → ]
Jacqueline Kasha

Uganda’s only gay bar shut down for attracting ‘strange’ persons

Thursday, October 6, 2011
The only openly gay and lesbian Bar in Uganda has been forcibly closed, according to its owner. The landlord padlocked by the property and said the bar was noisy and attracted “strange” persons frequenting it. [ Read more → ]
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British Prime Minister urges Conservative Party to back same-sex marriage

Thursday, October 6, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged reluctant Tory members of Parliament, as well as the Tory party regulars, to support same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
John Eastman

Incoming NOM Chairman calls marriage equality advocates ‘evil’

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The new Chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has some thoughts on marriage equality advocates: "Evil will always be with us." [ Read more → ]
Andras Tilcsik

Harvard study shows discrimination against gay job applicants

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Men seeking employment in the southern and midwestern United States were less likely to be hired if they appeared to be gay, versus applicants who displayed stereotypical heterosexual characteristics, according to a new study conducted by Harvard researcher András Tilcsik. [ Read more → ]
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Mike Mullen, Joint Chiefs Chairman, champion of DADT repeal, retires

Monday, October 3, 2011
During his remarks Friday to a large gathering of U. S. political and military leaders, invited guests, and service members, President Barack Obama acknowledged the services rendered to the nation and its citizens by the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, whose retirement ceremony marked the end of a distinguished forty-three year career in the U.S. Navy. [ Read more → ]
Elaine Donnelly

And cue the bigots in 3…, 2…, 1.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
The announcement by the Pentagon Friday that permission was granted for the military chaplains to officiate at same-sex marriages or unions has touched off the expected firestorm of criticism from “corporate Christianity.” [ Read more → ]
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Obama addresses annual HRC dinner; calls for repeal of DOMA, rebukes GOP candidates (Video)

Saturday, October 1, 2011
President Barack Obama on Saturday evening delivered the keynote address a gathering of more than 3,000 LGBT rights advocates at the Human Rights Campaign's 15th Annual HRC National Dinner, and called for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and issued a sharp rebuke to GOP presidential hopefuls for not supporting gay troops. [ Read more → ]
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Pentagon gives military chaplains approval to perform same-sex weddings

Friday, September 30, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday announced Friday that the Chaplain Corps of the armed forces are authorized to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies for same-sex military couples in states where same-sex marriage is legal. [ Read more → ]
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GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich: Gay marriage is ‘a temporary aberration’

Friday, September 30, 2011
FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Friday called same-sex marriage "a temporary aberration that will dissipate." [ Read more → ]
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Serbian government orders cancellation of Sunday’s Belgrade Pride events

Friday, September 30, 2011
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Fearing a repeat of last year's violence in the Serbian Capital, authorities have banned Sunday's planned LGBT pride parade and all related public activities. [ Read more → ]
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Canadian newspaper apologizes for publishing transphobic advertisement

Friday, September 30, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario — Canada’s National Post newspaper on Friday issued a public apology for publishing an offensive, transphobic advertisement on Thursday that was purchased by the anti-gay Institute for Canadian Values (ICV). [ Read more → ]
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European Parliament calls for end of classifying gender dysphoria as mental disorder

Thursday, September 29, 2011
The European Parliament has petitioned the World Health Organization to cease classifying transgender people as mentally ill, and to eliminate the current classification pf "gender dysphoria" as a "mental and behavioral disorder" in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases. [ Read more → ]
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Appeals court dismisses DADT lawsuit, refuses to rule on constitutionality of ban

Thursday, September 29, 2011
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday dismissed a seven year old lawsuit brought by the Log Cabin Republicans Thursday, refusing to determine the constitutionality of the military's now-repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military. [ Read more → ]
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Surviving spouse files wrongful death suit in Indiana State Fair stage collapse

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
In a wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday in Marion County, Indiana Superior Court, the surviving spouse of a Chicago-area lesbian couple is seeking to have the state of Indiana recognize her as legally entitled to damages. [ Read more → ]
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