Matt Baume

Matt Baume, based in West Hollywood, Calif., is a Research and Communications Manager for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in Los Angeles.

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There are some seriously weird Wizard of Oz adaptations out there

The Lollipop Guild or a evil cadre of murderous Baby Janes? You decide.
Dorothy captured by an evil space witch while a drunken Bill Cosby looks on? Well, that's one of them. ...

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Does every kid really need a mother and a father?

Pundits never tire of saying that all children need a mother and father... but is there any truth to the claim? Erm... no.
You hear it all the time from anti-gay groups... but what does the science say about same-sex parents? ...

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What’s the point of a political protest?

Matt Baume
Matt Baume weighs in on the value of being inconvenient. ...

WATCH: Santorum claims Supreme Court marriage ruling is not settled “any more than Dred Scott was settled law to Abraham Lincoln.”

Rick Santorum
The fear in GOP candidates' faces was palpable when LGBT issues came up in Thursday's debate. ...

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Does Stonewall whitewash the people behind the unrest?

Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots?
The trailer for the movie Stonewall glosses over a lot of important people who were there that night. Who was really responsible for the Stonewall Riot? ...

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The first-ever same sex marriage: When was it?

Matt Baume
Hint: It was back in 1975. But how? ...

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A salute to sissies

Buddy Cole, portrayed by Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson
Matt Baume pays homage to a prissy parade of characters who've gleefully pirouetted through countless film classics. ...

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Matt Baume: Are gay leaders a threat to Boy Scouts?

Tony Perkins
Why did the Boy Scouts of America ban LGBT adults in the first place? Matt Baume debunks the flimsy lies that kept the discriminatory policy in place. ...

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Banning drag at Glasgow’s Free Pride: Have organizers gone too far?

Glasgow's Free Pride has banned drag queens from performing . And not everyone is pleased.
Free Pride Glasgow claims to be an "anti-commercialist" alternative. But why are they suddenly anti-drag, too? ...
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