Kelvin Lynch

Kelvin Lynch is the world's most experienced dilettante, having gone through life sampling its offerings and gathering numerous fancy degrees from expensive universities that have rendered him utterly unprepared for the real world. He is about to become an attorney for some odd reason. He seems to enjoy writing, and people tell him he is pretty good at it. Mr. Lynch is currently the International LGBT Issues writer for Examiner.com, where his work is appreciated by the conservative site's dozens of gay and lesbian readers.

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Why can’t gay actors win Oscars?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If there really is no difference between a straight actor playing a gay role and a gay actor playing a gay role, there shouldn't be any valid reason for gay actors in gay roles to not get nominated, right? Wrong. [ Read more → ]
Hunter introduced a House measure to thwart DADT repeal

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter linked to porn, bribes, fake resume

Monday, January 24, 2011
Rep. Duncan Hunter, Jr. (R-Calif.) allegedly accepted bribes during his campaign, faked his resume, and is funded by the porn, alcohol, and defense industries, according to Joe Ryan, an Independent watchdog and former Congressional candidate. [ Read more → ]
Joe Rodriguez was discharged under DADT after his sexuality was discovered following his drugging, kidnapping, and brutal rape by a group of men.

Gay Navy rape survivor’s message to bullied gay kids

Friday, October 1, 2010
Joe Rodriguez was discharged under DADT when his sexuality was discovered in 2009 after being harassed by his fellow sailors following his drugging, kidnapping, and brutal rape by a group of men. He sends a personal message of love and empowerment to gay youth in response to recent suicides. [ Read more → ]
"Traditional marriage" supporters feel they are the victims of gay equal rights

Prop 8 supporters: ‘We are the victims’

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Proposition 8 (a.k.a. “traditional marriage”) supporters say they are the victims, not gay people. And that gay people have brought negative backlash upon themselves by standing up for their equal rights. [ Read more → ]
Video still allegedly showing a gay priest having sex in a Roman nightclub

Gay priest witch hunt snags three on video in nightclubs

Friday, July 23, 2010
The UK's Daily Mail is reporting that three Catholic priests were caught on tape having sex in Rome's gay nightclubs. The news has reportedly "shocked ... the devoutly Catholic country." [ Read more → ]
Lt. Dan Choi is a controversial crusader for DADT repeal

Study: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ costs U.S. taxpayers half a billion dollars

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A UCLA study estimates there are currently several thousand lesbian, gay, and bisexual soldiers serving in the military, and enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has cost U.S. taxpayers up to more than a half a billion dollars since its inception in 1994. [ Read more → ]
Ted Olson said he fully intends to take the Prop 8 trial to the US Supreme Court

Remembering Ted Olson’s Newsweek op-ed about gay marriage

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
"The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional." -- Ted Olson, a staunch conservative and one of the attorneys challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8. [ Read more → ]
LGBTQ youth are more prone to depression and suicide due to bullying and discrimination in school

Saving LGBTQ youth should be our top priority

Monday, July 19, 2010
As we fight for equal rights, we should be careful not to become so engrossed in the issues that we forget where we came from, the place that shaped us into who we are and motivates us even now to defeat bigotry and hate. [ Read more → ]
Families like Shirley Tan's (second from left) would benefit from an LGBT-inclusive UAFA

LGBT binational families seek UAFA inclusiveness

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Approximately 17,000 children are being raised by LGBT parents in binational families, and those children face the very real possibility of losing a parent if the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) passes without language including LGBT families. [ Read more → ]
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Healthcare and LGBT seniors: the tragic story of Harold and Clay

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This month, a jury there will begin hearing the case of Harold Scull and Clay Greene, an elderly couple who endured the worst nightmare imaginable at the hands of health care workers and county officials two years ago in the small town of Sebastopol. [ Read more → ]
Image: Equality California (eqca.org)

Brian: Please don’t let Proposition 8 take away my dreams

Sunday, July 11, 2010
There are always going to be those people who will never accept homosexuality and will HATE gays and lesbians ... Everybody has that dream of growing up and falling in love and getting married, including gay people. I would ask these people to please not take that dream away from me. I deserve to be happy too. [ Read more → ]
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Why Shelly supported Proposition 8

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Shelly has some very strong opinions about Prop 8. She voted in favor of the initiative because, “sexual relationships, once considered a private matter between consenting adults, can no longer be viewed as such. Private choices have public consequences." [ Read more → ]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet a Mormon who opposed Proposition 8

Sunday, July 11, 2010
I’m a Mormon, and I think It is ridiculous to think that allowing a broader realm of people to marry would somehow weaken families or marriage. I think just the opposite would be true. [ Read more → ]
Ryan Kendall

Ryan Kendall: A letter of love from a brokenhearted man on the eve of a historic day

Sunday, July 11, 2010
It is hard for me to describe, or even let myself fully feel, the pain and hurt caused by the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8. I have been dreading the Day of Decision. Never before in my life have I felt such a mix of sorrow, solitude, pain... [ Read more → ]
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed the state's same-sex civil unions bill

Hawaii veto fallout: The fight for equal rights in the Aloha state is far from over

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The once-progressive Aloha state seems doomed for Republican takeover, following lame duck Governor Linda Lingle's veto yesterday of a same-sex civil unions bill passed last month by the state legislature. [ Read more → ]
Adam Lambert proves he's a glam superstar.  His tour is nearly sold-out.

Adam Lambert’s ‘Glam Nation’ is must-see tour of the summer

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Adam Lambert is selling out venues across the U.S. with his Glam Nation Tour, which features fellow American Idol alumni Allison Iraheta and enough rhinestones and glitter to cover the Statue of Liberty. [ Read more → ]
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Playgirl hunk Levi Johnston calls for truce with Sarah Palin after appearing on Kathy Griffin’s ‘D-List’

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Just days after appearing on an episode of Kathy Griffin’s “My Life on the D-List” reality show, where the hilarious comedian went to Alaska to visit her faux boyfriend Levi Johnston, the Playgirl stud is saying he wants to bury the hatchet with the Palin family. [ Read more → ]
Joe Manganiello joins 'True Blood' this season as Alcide

‘True Blood’ star Joe Manganiello smolders as werewolf Alcide

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
True Blood fans are in for a treat this season, with the addition of hunky Joe Manganiello as the werewolf Alcide. The cute, sensitive actor, best known for his work on One Tree Hill, beefed up for the role... [ Read more → ]
Ali Hali, founder of IraqiLGBT.com

US, UK, France ignore plight of LGBT Iraqis

Sunday, April 11, 2010
IraqiLGBT is an organization that operates as a modern-day Underground Railroad to provide safe houses for LGBT Iraqis who would otherwise face certain death in the country. So why do the U.S., the U.K. and France continue to ignore its pleas for help? [ Read more → ]
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