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Michael Barth

Student allowed to perform previously censored poem on gender stereotypes

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state champion speech student will be allowed to perform a poem about gender identity for television after originally being asked not to by a statewide schools organization. [ Read more → ]
Scott Erskine, APIn this 2006 file photo, Jim Gilbert rides his quarterhorse, April, as snow falls in Battle Creek, Mich. Gilbert, 61, who is gay, considers himself a lifelong cowboy - still competing in rodeos.

Little by little, traditional macho stereotypes lose ground

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
NEW YORK — Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on. [ Read more → ]

Google’s Android Market pulls ‘Is My Son Gay?’ app

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Google's Android Market on Monday pulled the controversial app for Android smartphones that purported to help mothers determine if their sons were gay. [ Read more → ]
Patti Stanger

‘Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger issues apology, then reinforces more gay stereotypes

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger -- who on Sunday made sweeping generalizations about gays and monogamy, Jewish men, and New York women -- issued an apology on Monday for her remarks, but within hours taped an appearance for "The Joy Behar Show," where she proceeded to reinforce more gay stereotypes. [ Read more → ]
Screen capture from the Huffington Post

GLAAD denounces Huffington Post for ‘sex for tuition’ article about gay students

Friday, September 2, 2011
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has called for an apology and retraction after the Huffington Post this week featured, on its home page, an article titled, “Sex For Tuition: Gay Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt.” [ Read more → ]
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