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Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses Democratic Convention

Thursday, September 6, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez took to the podium Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and praised President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and for coming out in support of marriage equality, calling it evidence that the Administration is working to protect and advance “opportunities” for all American people. [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson: Democrats the ‘party of gays, godlessness and whatever else’

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Televangelist Pat Robertson on the 700 Club today skewered Democrats for representing only “gays, godlessness and whatever else.” “Same-sex marriage is in the platform, they want to go along with that as a right, I’m just astounded,” Robertson said. [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Scott Lively: Intimidate pro-gay rights officials with ‘angry crowds with tar and feathers in hand’

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Scott Lively — the activist who urged Uganda to imprison gays who refuse sexual orientation conversion therapy and blames the Holocaust on gay people – says the anti-gay movement has been too nice and must now bring out “angry crowds with tar and feathers in hand” to intimidate officials who back “gay fascism bills,” or anti-discrimination measures. [ Read more → ]

First Lady Michelle Obama to address LGBT DNC luncheon

Monday, September 3, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a special luncheon presented by several national and local LGBT organizations on Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
Stuart Milk came to Charlotte's local LGBT Pride festival last weekend on behalf of the president's reelection campaign.

Stuart Milk: Obama is a ‘no-brainer’ for the LGBT community

Friday, August 31, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama's campaign has put a premium on North Carolina, a swing state that turned blue in 2008 for the first time since Jimmy Carter first ran for president in 1976. Placing the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina's largest city... [ Read more → ]
Joe Biden

Biden: LGBT advocates ‘are freeing the soul of the American people’

Monday, August 27, 2012
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday credited gay rights advocates for advancing the “civil rights of every straight American." [ Read more → ]
Matt Barber

Matt Barber: Polygamy and incest are ‘inevitable’ if gay marriage is legalized

Thursday, August 23, 2012
On Wednesday’s “Faith and Freedom” program, Matt Barber declared that gay activists don’t actually want marriage equality but rather are interested in “deconstructing the Judeo-Christian notion of marriage as marriage has always been.” [ Read more → ]
Kris Kobach

Top Romney surrogate compares LGBT people to drug users, polygamists

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Kansas Secretary of State and Mitt Romney surrogate Kris Kobach compared LGBT people to drug users and polygamists while debating the GOP platform’s marriage equality language in Tampa on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

FRC calls SPLC ‘Evil,’ ‘Anti-American,’ ‘Anti-Semitic,’ ‘Anti-Christian,’ ‘Marxist,’ ‘Dangerous’

Monday, August 20, 2012
On Friday, FRC’s second in command – Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin – appeared on the Glenn Beck Program and called the SPLC an “anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, Marxist organization.” Continuing, he said that the SPLC is an “evil group of people” who “are dangerous.” [ Read more → ]
Patrick Schwarzenegger

Patrick Schwarzenegger teams up with Lady Gaga’s ‘Born this Way’ foundation

Sunday, August 19, 2012
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, created to raise public awareness about the need to end bullying and celebrate diversity and acceptance of others, gained a new ally this week -- Patrick Schwarzenegger, the 18-year-old son of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver. [ Read more → ]
Harry Jackson

Meet Harry Jackson, Maryland’s leading anti-gay race baiter

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Bishop Harry Jackson is one of the leading anti-gay voices working to repeal Maryland’s proposed marriage equality law in November, and he’s being bankrolled heavily by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), according to a new report from Mother Jones. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Perkins: ‘Clear link’ between FRC shooting and Obama administration policies

Friday, August 17, 2012
After trying to blame the Southern Poverty Law Center for the deplorable shooting that occurred at the Family Research Council’s office this week, FRC president Tony Perkins today also implicated the Obama administration in the shooting. [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson: Gay rights advocates should ‘shut their mouth’

Friday, August 10, 2012
Yesterday on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson said that activists who don’t want Chick-fil-A on their college campus due to the company’s anti-gay advocacy should keep quiet. [ Read more → ]
Tammy Smith (right), with her spouse Tracey Hepner.

Newly pinned Brigadier General becomes first openly gay flag officer in U.S. military

Friday, August 10, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former Army Colonel Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. military. [ Read more → ]

Bryan Fischer advocates for ‘underground railroad’ to kidnap kids from same-sex parents

Thursday, August 9, 2012
TUPELO, Miss. -- More anti-gay rhetoric on Wednesday from American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, who took to Twitter to advocate for an underground railroad to “deliver innocent children from same-sex households.” [ Read more → ]

Matt Barber: Gay activists are ‘deceived by the enemy of the world, Satan’

Monday, August 6, 2012
On Friday, Matt Barber called in to "AFA Today" with Buster Wilson to discuss the success of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day as well as efforts by gay activists to organize "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. [ Read more → ]
Eric Fanning

Obama appoints gay man Under Secretary of the Air Force

Sunday, August 5, 2012
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Eric Fanning as the next Under Secretary of the Air Force, the White House announced this week. [ Read more → ]
Peter TerVeer

Fired gay employee sues Library of Congress

Saturday, August 4, 2012
A gay man has charged in a lawsuit filed on Friday that he was fired in April from his job at the Library of Congress after being harassed and humiliated for more than a year by a supervisor who repeatedly quoted biblical passages condemning homosexuality. [ Read more → ]

Bishop Harry Jackson: Gays ‘want to recruit your kids’

Friday, August 3, 2012
Speaking at Glenn Beck’s Under God Indivisible Conference, anti-gay Bishop Harry Jackson unleashed a screed against marriage equality and called upon Christians to unite against gay rights in a new ‘rainbow coalition,’ saying that religious leaders must “steal back the rainbow. [ Read more → ]
Pamela Ki Mai Chen

Schumer nominates openly lesbian federal prosecutor for U.S. judgeship

Thursday, August 2, 2012
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela Ki Mai Chen to serve on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson: Same-sex marriage is the ‘Death Knell’ of the Democrats

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Pat Robertson today on the 700 Club derided the Democratic Party for having a “death wish” if they decide to back same-sex marriage since they will be “further alienating themselves from the mainstream of America.” [ Read more → ]
Robert Jeffress

Pastor defends Chick-fil-A, warns that homosexuality leads to pedophilia

Monday, July 30, 2012
Pastor Robert Jeffress has been making the rounds to defend Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay advocacy with claims that gays lead a “miserable lifestyle” and telling his congregants to support “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." "The liberals have gone into a frenzy," said Jeffress. [ Read more → ]

Chick-fil-A VP of public relations dies unexpectedly of apparent heart attack

Saturday, July 28, 2012
ATLANTA -- Don Perry, the chief spokesman and Vice-President of Public Relations for fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, died Firday morning of an apparent heart attack. [ Read more → ]

Are boycotts moral? For the Religious Right, it depends on who they’re targeting

Friday, July 27, 2012
As Chick-fil-A, a company that bankrolls anti-gay groups and whose CEO has said marriage equality is inviting God’s judgment, faces a national backlash for its opposition to gay rights, once again the Religious Right is employing an almost pathetic use of double standards... [ Read more → ]
Marper Jean Tobin

NCTE attorney, named among best LGBT lawyers, talks transgender issues

Thursday, July 26, 2012
For the past three years, The National LGBT Bar Association has selected the best LGBT lawyers under the age of 40. This year’s list includes Harper Jean Tobin, the National Center for Transgender Equality’s Policy Counsel. [ Read more → ]
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