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TLC’s ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ stars prominent conversion therapy proponent

Preston Dahlgren
TLC denies claims that its newest show, “My Husband’s Not Gay,” helps promote the discredited notion that gay men can choose to be heterosexual. But one of the show’s stars has a history of promoting “ex-gay” therapy. ...

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Duggars make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people… will TLC react?

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The Duggar family - made famous by TLC's popular reality television show - have helped repeal an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination. ...

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Meet Cathi Herrod, Arizona’s extreme anti-LGBT ‘legislative terrorist’

Cathi Herrod
Cathi Herrod has served as the president of the Center for Arizona Policy since 2006, though she joined the organization as its legal counsel years earlier. The group wields significant influence in the Arizona legislature, and has helped enact over ...

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How Fox News is trying to kill Houston’s LGBT equal rights ordinance

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Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme ...

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ADF attorney calls Matthew Shepard’s murder a hate crime hoax

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An attorney for anti-LGBT extremist group the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is peddling the myth that the story of Matthew Shepard's brutal anti-gay murder was fabricated in order to advance the "homosexual agenda." ...

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No, the city of Houston isn’t bullying anti-gay pastors – this is basic lawyering

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Conservative media outlets, led by Fox News, are attacking the city of Houston for subpoenaing a number of local pastors who were part of the right-wing opposition to the city's LGBT non-discrimination ordinance that is suing the city now that the anti-discrimination law ...

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Anti-Gay pundits recycle doomsday DADT rhetoric transgender military service ban

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The third anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) found the U.S. military intact and stronger than ever. Despite the utter failure of their previous doomsday predictions to materialize, the same voices of opposition to DADT are ...

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The top five myths about LGBT non-discrimination laws debunked

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Conservatives routinely attack LGBT non-discrimination laws as unnecessary, burdensome and threatening to religious liberty. But in state after state and city after city, their horror stories haven't come true. Federal law still doesn't prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in private ...

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Breitbart columnist asks: Have they cut Chelsea Manning’s penis off yet?

Milo-Yiannopoulos
A Breitbart.com columnist launched a transphobic attack on transgender former Army Private Chelsea Manning, calling her a "traitorous transsexual" and asking if the government had "cut it off yet." In a September 16 column for Breitbart London, columnist Milo Yiannopoulos ...

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Why is a state historical society honoring a discredited book about Matthew Shepard?

Stephen Jimenez
The Wyoming State Historical Society honored a book that asserts college student Matthew Shepard wasn’t murdered because he was gay, but was instead killed in a drug-related incident – even though the book relies on wild extrapolation and questionable or ...

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