About Camille Beredjick

Camille is a twentysomething working in the LGBT nonprofit industry. She runs an LGBT news blog at gaywrites.org.

“Church Militant” Says God Gave His Mother Cancer To Cure His Gayness

Michael Voris, producer of the conservative Christian website “Church Militant,” recently shared a video explaining that not only did God cure his *homosexual tendencies*, but that it happened through a pretty gruesome way: God gave his mother cancer, which eventually killed her, and it turned him straight.

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It’s About To Be Legal For Tennessee Counselors to Deny Mental Health Services Based On Religion

Tennessee is on the brink of legalizing faith-based discrimination in a particularly despicable way.

In mid-April, the state passed HB1840, which allows therapists and counselors to deny services to people — including children — if treating them would “violate sincerely held principles.” Today is the last day Gov. Bill Haslam can veto the bill or it will become law.

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National Hate Group Targets Tennessee Gay-Straight Alliance

In Franklin County, Tennessee, a Gay-Straight Alliance club has been fighting tooth and nail for months to be recognized at their high school. Most recently, the school board passed a measure specifically targeting the GSA in which students need parental permission before joining any school club.

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But even more disturbing is how national hate groups — generally led by adults — are targeting the students in these clubs.

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New Study Destroys the Conservative Argument Against Same-Sex Parenting

If there were any doubts left about same-sex couples making great parents, a new study will shatter them.

Plenty of studies have found that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as those of different-sex couples; a few highly-cited but methodologically flawed studies claim that they don’t. Recently, a new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA used the same methodology as infamous anti-LGBT family studies but corrected the flaws in the data collection.

The results are unsurprising: Once again, kids with two moms or two dads prove just as happy and healthy as kids with a mom and a dad.

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Los Angeles Man Accused of Murdering His Son For Being Gay

A father in Los Angeles has been charged with a hate crime in the shooting death of his son, 29-year-old Amir Issa.

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Shehada Issa, 69, had previously threatened to kill his son for being gay. The elder Issa told the police he had found his wife’s body in their home and shot his son in self-defense, but he’s been formally charged with a hate crime.

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