GAMING & GAY RIGHTS: League of Legends tournament that limited number of trans players reverses decision.

As many of you know I’m a huge proponent of getting women into gaming.  The day a woman breaks into the professional League of Legends scene I will have acquired one of my new favorite teams (unless she plays for Counter Logic Gaming, in which case they’ll just continue to be my favorite team). That’s [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Roy Moore tells Alabama judges they can ignore federal judge’s ruling.

The roads here are too treacherous for driving, so no voice lessons for me this weeks.  This leaves more time for blogging! After flirting with defying his superiors, Roy Moore has just told all of Alabama’s lower judges they can ignore the federal ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban: Alabama’s chief justice is [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: The story of James Stone is complex, and even sadder than I originally thought.

(In order to understand what’s going on here, you’ll need to read my article from yesterday) I’ve spoken with Jay Hoskins, James’ husband, and the first thing that needs to be said is that failed mightily as a news source.  I hate saying this as they’re a pro-LGBT organization, but we must first hold allegiance [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS, LAW, & POLITICS: Alabama asks SCOTUS for a stay on gay marriage ruling.

Oh the Republican leadership in Alabama is not happy about the 11th Circuit doing the judicial equivalent of telling them to stop wasting the court’s time trying to delay a federal judge’s ruling which struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.  Gov. Bentley, who called Judge Granade’s decision “judicial tyranny” said: “I am disappointed by [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Church in my hometown cancels funeral of a gay man. [UPDATED]

Everybody has been sharing this story with me: After a gay man from Mountain Home, Ark. died last week, local churches refused to allow the family to have a funeral in their churches. The local firehouse, which was built by the man’s father, refused to open its doors for fellowship after the funeral as is [Read More...]

BREAKING: 11th Circuit denies Alabama’s request for a stay extension.

Alabama has said it would fight marriage equality to the bitter end.  The 11th Circuit just made it clear that the bitter end was today. Yes, yes…activist judges and all that.  One can only wonder how many judges have to make the same ruling before they’re no longer “activists.”  Because as it stands right now, [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: AL lawmaker opposes same-sex marriage because they’d have to treat them like spouses.

Alabama state senator Del Marsh (Republican, just to confirm your assumption) is complaining that if gay people are allowed to marry in Alabama, the state will be obliged to treat their marriages…well, just like everybody else’s marriage.  Marsh wonders if the state can afford that. “You gotta look at the financial aspect of this as [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Huckabee has gay friends.

Thought Mike Huckabee didn’t like gay people just because he works to keep them second class citizens?  Ok, fine.  But did you know Huckabee has gay friends?  No, he does!  He recently assured CNN’s Dana Bash of this: “I don’t shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS, POLITICS, & LAW: Roy Moore and Alabama governor fight judicial tyranny without knowing what it is.

Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore is not happy with Alabama’s gay marriage ban being struck down.  He wrote a letter to AL Gov. Robert Bentley saying he’d fight it to the bitter end (which will be in June): “As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I will continue to recognize [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Bryan Fischer’s firing may have just been an accounting trick.

Yesterday the internet was awash with reports of anti-gay spokesman for the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, being fired.  I even wrote about it. However, after looking at what has really changed, the answer is not much.  Yesterday he was back on the AFA’s radio station doing his talk show (which bears the AFA’s logo [Read More...]