Tag Archives: gay rights

Watch: Sports anchor quotes Audre Lorde in support of gay football player Michael Sam

TweetSeriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way to the glorious end when Hansen drops some Audre Lore on his viewers: “It is not our differences that divide [...]
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Photo(s) of the Day: Gay activists in Russia

TweetHead over to Mother Jones to check out these photos of gay activists in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen. Tweet
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Quick Hit: What’s next for the gay rights movement?

TweetAccording to the brilliant E.J. Graff, the next battle is over gender–and it’s one we should all be fighting. In a great Newsweek cover story that explores the way our cultural ideas of “queerness” have changed, E.J. argues that, thanks to the tireless efforts of a generation of gay rights activists, the battle over the right to desire–and [...]
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Unchristian-like Christian university expels lesbian student and demands she pay back her financial aid

TweetIt’s a particular kind of petty vindictiveness to demand that the student you expelled pay back federal student aid for the crime of failing to complete the semester. In 2011, Grace University, a Christian university, expelled Danielle Powell, only months before graduating, after discovering that she was in a relationship with another woman. The university is now [...]
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Quick Hit: Same-sex couple wins high school’s cutest couple

Tweet In the midst of so much daunting coverage of queer youth, including homelessness rates and suicides, this really warms my heart. Brad and Dylan won the sacred “Cutest Couple” title for their senior class this year. According to HuffPo, they are the first same-sex couple to win the title at their school. And not [...]
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