Professional basketball player comes out of yon closet.

Let’s be real: sports, specifically high school sports, are often awash in religion (thanks, FCA, you jackasses).  And where there’s higher levels of Christianity you can bet there’s higher levels of homophobia.  Which is why when a professional athlete comes out of the closet you know we’re making progress. The first male pro athlete to [Read More...]

What can motivate a person to think that love is a greater crime than torture?

Ok, don’t read this post if you have a weak stomach.  Seriously, trigger warning. Remind me again why I read the news…because every day it’s stuff like this. Three ‘gay and effeminate’ teens have died after being starved, tortured and killed at a camp that promised to turn them into ‘men’. A picture of Raymond [Read More...]

Washington lawmakers introduce religion-based discrimination bill.

God dammit, United States.  I go AWOL on the road traveling and you go and do shit like this. Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and others, based on religious differences. Under the terms of the bill, businesses in the [Read More...]

Teacher fired at Catholic school for her gayness.

I guess I shouldn’t rag on Kansas too much.  Eventually I’ll have to head back to Columbus, OH where I live and where this happened: This week students found out about the firing of Carla Hale, a longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio, according to local news outlet Outlook Columbus. Two [Read More...]

Gay rights, welcome to New Zealand!

The government of New Zealand has legalized gay marriage! Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. Or, as they’ll call themselves in 20 years when anti-gay people are rightly consigned to the company of racists and other bigots, “the people who led the charge for gay rights.” [Read More...]

Macklemore is pretty awesome – almost as awesome as coming out of the closet.

So you’ve probably heard the song “Thrift Shop” by now.  If you haven’t, click here and fix your life. But Michaelyn had me listen to another one of Macklemore’s songs this morning that made me realize how great this goofball rapper really is.  The song is “Same Love”: People are coming around quickly on gay [Read More...]

Same Sex Marriage Update – The Week in Review

I don’t want to write about a whole week of legal fighting on this topic, because bigotry bores me today. Instead, I suggest we celebrate Uruguay, which just became the third country in the Americas and the twetfth in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. +++ But, in reality, I have to report how crappy [Read More...]

Man arrested for trying to be with his husband in the hospital

Steven here… Roger Gorley is not allowed to see his husband. This is because Missouri is one of the states that does not recognize the marriage rights of same-sex couples. A Lee’s Summit man is fighting a restraining order that he says was issued against him after he says he was arrested for refusing to [Read More...]

Why young people oppose equality (hint: religion).

Matt Stopera asked 20 young people at the nation for marriage rally to take a pad of paper and write down their reason for opposing same-sex marriage.  Look at all these Christians smile as they fight to keep others legally separated from the person they love.  Look at how happy they are to be causing [Read More...]

Limbaugh: gay marriage is going to happen.

I’ve seldom found myself hoping Rush Limbaugh is right, but I guess there’s a first time for everything.  Today he conceded that gay marriage is inevitable. “This issue is lost,” he proclaimed. “I don’t care what the Supreme Court does, this is now inevitable. It’s inevitable because we lost the language on this.” He’s wrong [Read More...]


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