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Carmen Carrera Compares ‘T-word’ to ‘N-word’

Posted on 17 April 2014

Los Angeles, CA –  The recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, in which contestants had to guess a person’s gender based on close-ups of photos, created a huge backlash and caused a lot of problems for the show. The show issued an apology last week, telling viewers it would be removed from video archives, never […]

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Hollywood Director Accused of Sexual Assault

Posted on 17 April 2014

Honolulu, HI – A former model and actor, named Michael Egan III, has claimed that “X-Men” director Bryan Singer sexually abused him as a teen in the late 1990s. The lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday, says the director forced Egan into sex during parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17 years old. Singer’s […]

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Comic Book Publisher Severs Ties with Vendor Due to Marriage Equality

Posted on 10 April 2014

Portland, OR – In a statement by independent comic book publisher Oni Press, the company announced that they will stop purchasing office and packaging materials from ULine due to their support of Family-PAC, a political organization that previously tried to block same-sex marriage in Illinois. The statement, which was signed by the company’s staff (including […]

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Denver Rally Draws Hundreds

Posted on 10 April 2014

Denver, CO – A reported 200 people showed up to a Wednesday evening rally outside of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to support marriage equality. The rally took place just hours before the court began hearing opening arguments in the Kitchen v. Herbert, the federal case against Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. […]

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Colorado Republican Announces Support for ENDA

Posted on 10 April 2014

Denver, CO – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has become the seventh Republican House member to come out in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. In an interview with Politico, Coffman announced that he supports ENDA because of the “Golden Rule.” “I see this legislation as the workplace equivalent of the Golden Rule – do unto […]

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Notre Dame Releases Matt Dooley Video Feature

Posted on 07 April 2014

South Bend, IN – A few weeks ago, the sexual orientation of Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley became the subject of headlines across the country. After Dooley reportedly came out to his best friend and eventually, his very supportive team (and coach), he received “overwhelming” support from various people through emails, texts, and tweets. […]

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Judge Rules That Gays Are Protected by Discrimination Law

Posted on 04 April 2014

Washington, D.C. – Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a historical ruling on Thursday that states that gays and lesbians are protected under existing sex discrimination laws. In the case, Judge Kollar-Kotelly ruled that Peter TerVeer, a gay man suing his employer, the Library of Congress, because he felt that his supervisor made “a hostile environment in […]

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Carmen Carrera Slams Transphobic Slur on Drag Race

Posted on 03 April 2014

Los Angeles, CA – One of Drag Race’s biggest contestants, season three’s Carmen Carrera, recently weighed in on the show’s use of a transphobic slur in a recent challenge called “Female or Shemale.” In a Tuesday Facebook post, Carrera slammed the show for using the term “shemale” on an episode that aired on March 17 […]

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UK Bishop Asks Gay Clergy to ‘Come Out’

Posted on 03 April 2014

London, England – Bishop Alan Wilson has come forward to ask fellow gay clergy members to come out, following the U.K.’s passing of same-sex marriage. Wilson said he thinks there are “13 gay bishops in the Church of England,” according to an article by Religion News Service. The Church of England is one of the […]

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Mississippi Gov. to Sign Anti-Gay Bill

Posted on 03 April 2014

Jackson, MS – Mississippi’s governor announced that he will be signing a religious freedom bill that would allow business owners to use religion as grounds for refusal of service to gays and minorities, Reuters reports. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in a vote of 79-43 in the state House of Representatives and by a […]

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