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Arland Bruce (left) and Bryant Turner Jr.

Canadian Football League players fined for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
MONTREAL -- The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. [ Read more → ]
Frank Franklin II, APNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference, at Yankee Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York.

NY Yankees manager: MLB would accept an openly gay player

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
NEW YORK — Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player. [ Read more → ]
Jarred Cosart

Astros pitcher apologizes for tweet referring to Justin Bieber as ‘that fag’

Monday, February 10, 2014
HOUSTON — Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart has apologized after he using a gay slur to describe pop star Justin Bieber when he tweeted a message to a former teammate. [ Read more → ]
White-House

White House appaluds Michael Sam’s coming out: ‘An inspiration to all of us’

Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous and inspirational athlete. [ Read more → ]
Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King won’t attend Sochi opening due to family illness

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
NEW YORK -- Billie Jean King will not attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: Homosexuality is like anorexia, gay people just think they’re gay

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Linda Harvey of Mission America joined the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on Friday for a riveting discussion about homosexuality and Harvey’s new book, “Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.” [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles,  Invision (AP)Audience members participate in a same sex wedding during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Conservatives lash out at ‘sick,’ ‘despicable,’ ‘disgusting’ Grammys

Monday, January 27, 2014
Anti-gay commentators were none too pleased with last night’s performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, which included a ceremony where thirty-four couples — including same-sex couples — were married. Unsurprisingly, many claimed that the show was evil and mean to anti-gay activists. [ Read more → ]
Sweet-Cakes

Family values group: Anti-discrimination laws are biased against Christians

Friday, January 24, 2014
In a new video from CitizenLink, the anti-gay political action affiliate of Focus on the Family, Stuart Shepard, CitizenLink’s senior director of media, says human rights and anti-discrimination laws designed to protect minorities are actually discriminatory toward Christians. [ Read more → ]
Alex Brandon, APElton John

Elton John offers to introduce Putin to gay people to promote understanding

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is volunteering to introduce Russian President Vladimir Putin to gay Russians to help promote understanding. [ Read more → ]
Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar

Newly selected Catholic cardinal calls homosexuality a bodily ‘defect’

Monday, January 20, 2014
MADRID -- Spain's newly chosen Catholic cardinal has described homosexuality as a "defect" within ones body, akin to high blood pressure, that can be corrected with treatment. [ Read more → ]
Johnny Weir

Weir caught in a crossfire of ‘hate and scrutiny’ for not boycotting Olympics

Friday, January 17, 2014
LYNDHURST, N.J. – Champion figure skater Johnny Weir said Thursday he has been caught up "in a crossfire" for not supporting a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games in the wake of Russia's anti-gay laws. [ Read more → ]
Queer Nation activists demonstrate outside NBC studios in New York on Thursday during a live broadcast of the Today show.

Activist group protests outside ‘Today’ show over NBC Olympic coverage

Thursday, January 16, 2014
NEW YORK -- A dozen members of the gay rights activist group Queer Nation demonstrated outside the broadcast of NBC’s Today Show on Thursday, demanding that NBC report on the Russian government’s ongoing attacks on LGBT people and its and other human rights violations. [ Read more → ]
Dr. Keith Ablow

Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow: There’s no such thing as being transgender

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Fox News “Medical A Team” member Dr. Keith Ablow continued his pattern of baseless smears against LGBT people with an ill-informed, transphobic rant against a new California law that allows transgender students to use facilities that match their gender identities. [ Read more → ]
Dominic Favre, Keystone (AP)Mario Pescante

Senior IOC member criticizes U.S. choice of gay athletes for Sochi delegation

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
ROME -- A senior Italian member of the International Olympic Committee criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation for next month's Sochi Olympics. [ Read more → ]
APBan Ki-moon

United Nations chief alarmed by Nigeria’s new anti-gay law

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is alarmed by reports of the arrest and torture of individuals in northern Nigeria believed to be homosexual and strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the country's new anti-gay law will be reviewed. [ Read more → ]
Jordan Strauss, Invision (AP)Chris Pine

Chris Pine criticizes U.S. response to Russia’s anti-gay law

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actor Chris Pine says the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia's anti-gay legislation, which he calls "clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense." [ Read more → ]
Joel Ryan, Invision/APIan McKellen

Ian McKellen, 27 Nobel laureates urge Putin to repeal anti-gay law

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
LONDON -- Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia's president to repeal an anti-gay law and expressing their solidarity with critics of the legislation. [ Read more → ]
Jimmy LaSalvia

GOProud founder leaving Republican party in part over ‘tolerance of bigotry’

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Jimmy LaSalvia, the co-founder and former executive director of GOProud, a U.S. political action group representing gay conservatives, announced Tuesday he was leaving the Republican party due in part to the "tolerance of bigotry in the GOP." [ Read more → ]
Janet-Napolitano

Napolitano evolves on same-sex marriage: ‘Arc of history has arrived’

Monday, January 6, 2014
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Sunday she -- like many prominent Democratic political figures -- has evolved on the topic of same-sex marriage, and now supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians. [ Read more → ]
APLiz Cheney

Liz Cheney abandoning bid to unseat Wyoming’s GOP senator

Monday, January 6, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. [ Read more → ]
Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield: Homosexuality is like a ‘handicap,’ it ‘ain’t normal’

Sunday, January 5, 2014
LONDON -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is facing calls to be kicked off the U.K.'s "Celebrity Big Brother" after likening homosexuality to a "handicap," and insisting that being gay is a choice and "ain't normal." [ Read more → ]
span>NFLTorrey Smith

Baltimore Ravens’ Torrey Smith: ‘Look at this queen’ remark not homophobic

Friday, January 3, 2014
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is catching heat for posting an alleged anti-gay slur on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Friday, but insists the remark was not homophobic. [ Read more → ]
Rev. Robert Nugent

Catholic priest once condemned by Vatican for his ministry to gays dies

Thursday, January 2, 2014
BALTIMORE — A Roman Catholic priest who was censured by the Vatican for his ministry to gays and lesbians has died. [ Read more → ]
Jim Mone, APChris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe: ‘I was an NFL player until I was fired by two cowards and a bigot’

Thursday, January 2, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach "vehemently denies." [ Read more → ]
Pat Robertson

The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013
By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his bid to become Virginia’s governor, the Boy Scouts loosened their discriminatory policies, and the “ex-gay” movement began to self-destruct. [ Read more → ]
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