Male students wear skirt to support reprimanded trans student.

Here’s a happy story.  A couple weeks ago at a federal school in Brazil (Colégio Pedro II) a trans student was suspended and fined for wearing a skirt.  In response, in a gesture that reminds me why I love the youngest generation, the male students picked a day to all wear skirts to the school: [Read More...]

Missouri attorney sends taunting letter to lesbian denied partner benefits.

Having gone to school at Missouri State University, I’m aware of local attorney Dee Wampler.  He’s a hyper-religious asshole, and that’s about the nicest thing I can say of him.  Everybody locally knows his reputation. And I see in the news this morning that some things never change.  A longtime firefighter in the area is [Read More...]

Women and gay-friendly mosque to open. You can guess the reaction to that…

A mosque built in the interest of tolerance is being constructed in South Africa: Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of “forward thinking” Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday. “You enter [Read More...]

Idaho has spent $70,000 defending its same-sex marriage ban.

Zack Ford has another stellar article up at Think Progress which answers the question of how much Idaho has spent trying to keep LGBT people relegated to second class citizens: So far, taxpayers in Idaho have spent $71,477 for the state to defend its ban on same-sex marriage. Most of that chunk has gone directly to Monte [Read More...]

Phil Robertson: sexually transmitted diseases are punishment for gay sex.

Oh this guy, he says a lot of wrong things. Last December, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson caused a stir after telling GQ that homosexuality is a sin and that African Americans were more content under Jim Crow laws. Now, Robertson is peddling a new book and joined the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins radio show Tuesday to explain how sexually [Read More...]

Indiana’s Attorney General: gay marriage bans don’t target gay people.

So the 7th Circuit recently ruled that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the United States Constitution.  This didn’t sit well with Indiana AG Greg Zoeller who wants the Supreme Court to take up the issue (careful what you wish for, Greg).  He has filed a brief that includes the most amazing (in [Read More...]

Seven arrested in Egypt for gay wedding.

If you want some clear insight as to how religion can corrupt the moral sense of entire societies, here it is: Egypt has arrested seven men for taking part in a gay wedding video that went viral on social media, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals. The seven were arrested on Saturday [Read More...]

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) defends the right to fire LGBT employees.

One of North Carolina’s reps in the House thinks businesses should be able to fire gay people simply for being gay.  You can probably guess his political party. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) compared the right to fire gay workers with the right to smoke cigarettes on private property, ThinkProgress reports. Said Pittenger: “You need to [Read More...]

Chik-Fil-A founder dead at 93.

S. Truett Cathy has died. I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I have a hard time celebrating the death of another human being, though in rare cases of particularly odious people I’ve been quietly happy that the earth is free of them.  In Cathy’s case, his death will not bring equality to the [Read More...]

BREAKING: Gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are gone.

After reaming the plaintiffs and flat out saying that bans on same-sex marriage are based on hate, it didn’t take the US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals long.  Gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are gone: The gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are both unconstitutional, a federal appeals court in Chicago unanimously [Read More...]