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Billy Lucas

Remembering Billy Lucas, the boy whose suicide inspired a movement

Monday, September 9, 2013
Three years ago today, on September 9, 2010, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home. He had hanged himself. [ Read more → ]

New platform launched for Christians to speak out in favor of LGBT equality

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A new project launched Wednesday is giving LGBT-supportive Christians a public forum for to proclaim their love and acceptance for their their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends and family members. [ Read more → ]

Stan Solomon: Trayvon Martin deserved to die, and so does ‘that faggot’ Dan Savage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Conservative talk show host Stan Solomon — who regularly interviews conservative figures including Phyllis Schlafly, E.W. Jackson, Larry Pratt and Alan Keyes — has delivered an epic rant accusing Jews, gays, African Americans and Muslims of being pawns of the Satanic left, hailing the murder of Trayvon Martin and announcing that he hopes “that faggot” Dan Savage dies. [ Read more → ]
Stolichnaya, the most recognizable name among Russian vodkas, is at the center of a boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws.

LGBT advocates target Russian vodkas in response to anti-gay legislation

Friday, July 26, 2013
LGBT activists, led by Seattle-based advice columnist and "It Gets Better" campaign founder Dan Savage, have launched a boycott of Russian vodka in response to anti-gay legislation signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, and increased violence against LGBT citizens in Russia. [ Read more → ]

Savage talks marriage, Supreme Court decisons, Santorum in 2016

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dan Savage, author of the new book, “American Savage: Insights, Slights and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics,” speaks about his new book, as well as the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approve ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Elaine Thompson, APDan Savage, in his home in Seattle. Savage's latest book, "American Savage," was released on Tuesday.

Sex-advice columnist, LGBT activist Dan Savage on the loose in new book

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
NEW YORK -- It's been quite a run for Dan Savage, what with all the podcasting and tweeting and in-your-face defending of marriage equality. Between speaking gigs, radio and TV appearances and the syndicated sex-advice column he writes from a desk that belonged to Ann... [ Read more → ]
Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)

Plan for ‘traditional’ prom backfires as group faces firestorm of criticism

Monday, February 11, 2013
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and activist Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" project, joined a chorus of LGBT advocates from across the country in condemning a group of students and parents in Sullivan, Ind., who met Sunday to discuss plans for a high school prom that would exclude gay and lesbian students. [ Read more → ]

It Gets Worse — 49ers say they were unaware ‘It Gets Better’ was a ‘gay video’

Friday, February 1, 2013
Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better project, said late Thursday he has “removed the (San Francisco) 49ers 'It Gets Better' video" from the project's website after two of the team's player who appeared in the video said they were unaware they were participating in a project to support LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]

Washington state begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, December 6, 2012
At just one minute after midnight Thursday, Washington state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couple, becoming the first of three states to do so in the coming weeks after voters approved marriage equality measures on Nov. 6. [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

‘It Gets Better’ producers turn lenses to LGBT politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dan Savage and the producing team behind the “It Gets Better” documentary specials for MTV and Logo have announced a new project that will examine openly LGBT political candidates and how they prepare to run for office. [ Read more → ]
Jimmy LaSalvia

National gay conservatives group ‘GOProud’ endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Board of Directors of "GOProud," the national organization of gay conservatives, voted Tuesday to endorse presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and said it was "prepared to commit significant resources" to ensure his victory. [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

Dan Savage a hypocrite? Not even close…

Sunday, May 6, 2012
The religious right wing clearly have no clue what bullying is really all about. A speaker, known for his “straight”, sometimes “salty”, talk, at a public forum, is not bullying you when he says your religious beliefs are bullshit. He doesn’t have you cornered against a locker, trapped behind the auto shop building, or head down in the commode in the bathroom stall. He isn’t threatening you with physical harm, not even the promised threat of “getting you later” after school. The right wing thinks all these kind of interactions are not bullying, especially if religiously motivated, but a speaker at high school assembly, who points out logical and factual inconsistencies in the way you behave is the bully and a hypocrite? Bullshit. [ Read more → ]

NOM’s Brian Brown calls out Dan Savage: ‘You name the time and place’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown has challenged LGBT activist and "It Gets Better" founder Dan Savage to a duel -- or, a debate, at least -- and Savage has accepted. [ Read more → ]

Dan Savage and the truth about homosexuality and the Bible

Monday, April 30, 2012
People get bullied because of who they are: how they look and act, what they say and do. ... The people who walked out during Dan’s talk were not separated from their peers by anyone. They were content to do that themselves. They were not frightened or cowed. They were offended. ... And they were pleased to show their intolerance of Dan’s words by protesting against them in the manner they did. Theirs was not an act born of suffering. [ Read more → ]

‘Former homosexual’ calls for arrest of ‘It Gets Better’ founder Dan Savage

Monday, February 13, 2012
DL Foster, an anti-gay activist and professed “former homosexual,” called for the arrest of author Dan Savage for his role in founding the It Gets Better Project, which has consistently been in the crosshairs of Religious Right activists over its inspirational message geared to LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

LGBT History Month profile: Political commentator, journalist Dan Savage

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Dan Savage is an award-winning author, journalist, newspaper editor and political commentator. He launched the “It Gets Better” video project to combat bullying and prevent LGBT teen suicides. [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

Dan Savage wants Herman Cain to prove being gay is a choice

Friday, October 21, 2011
Herman Cain wants to see proof that being gay is not a choice. Dan Savage wants Cain to prove homosexuality is a choice, and has a suggestion on how Cain can do that -- "Suck my dick, Herman." [ Read more → ]

It does get better — gay teen shares the impact of the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign

Saturday, September 10, 2011
One year ago, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself, because, according to classmates, he was tormented for years because other kids thought he was gay. [caption id="attachment_33667" align="alignleft"... [ Read more → ]
Billy Lucas

Remembering Billy Lucas one year later — a message of hope that it does get better

Friday, September 9, 2011
One year ago today, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself. While Billy never self-identified as gay, friends report he was tormented for years because other kids thought he was gay. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

‘This animal. This cretin. This travesty. This demon.’ A Christian speaks out against Tony Perkins

Sunday, August 21, 2011
This is Tony Perkins. No, not the actor who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitcock’s Psycho. This Tony Perkins is much, much scarier. This Tony Perkins makes blood spiraling down a bathtub drain look like a cup of cherry Kool-Aid spilled at a Girl Scout fundraiser. [ Read more → ]

Massachusetts governor knows what it’s like to be different, says ‘It Gets Better’

Monday, August 8, 2011
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has delivered his message to LGBT youth who have bullied and harassed: "I know what it’s like to be different ... You need to know, it gets better." [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

Dan Savage: ‘Not a single GOP elected official’ has participated in ‘It Gets Better’

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dan Savage, co-founder of the "It Gets Better Project" -- a campaign to inspire LGBT youth facing adversity and depression -- called out Republicans politicians on Thursday over their refusal to participate in the campaign aimed at preventing teen suicide. [ Read more → ]
Scott Brown

Sen. Scott Brown at center of controversy over absence from anti-bullying video

Thursday, July 28, 2011
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has come under fire over his refusal to participate in a video for the “It Gets Better Project” that featured all other members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation. [ Read more → ]

Massachusetts congressional delegation releases ‘It Gets Better’ video

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Massachusetts congressional delegation on Wednesday released their video contribution to the "It Gets Better Project," aimed at inspiring LGBT youth facing adversity and depression. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ evil, Dan Savage ‘vicious and vulgar’

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Linda Harvey, founder of Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America -- whose sole purpose is to denounce homosexuals -- has called the "It Gets Better Project" "wrong," "evil" and "dark," and it's creator Dan Savage "a radical and vicious, vicious, vulgar, profane, anti-Christian." [ Read more → ]
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