Tag Archives: LGBT issues

Marriage equality proponents oppress anti-gay politician by interrupting his dinner

TweetTony Abbott, the conservative leader of the Australia’s opposition party, was having dinner on Sunday night in Melbourne when he was interrupted by a group of gay rights activists. Abbott, who said just yesterday that he wants a “non-discriminatory society” in which gays and lesbians are not allowed to get married, was not pleased to [...]
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Ohio mom ousted as Boy Scout troop leader for being gay

TweetWell, this is abhorrent: On Tuesday night protesters gathered in front of a Bridgeport church to let their local Boy Scout leaders know how they felt about a controversial decision. The controversy began just last week when a Tiger Scout leader had her membership revoked due to her sexual orientation. Jennifer Tyrrell said she was [...]
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“I’m a gay mormon”: BYU students make an It Gets Better video

TweetThis has been circulating the interwebs the past couple of days — 22 students from Brigham Young University have released an It Gets Better video for fellow students at BYU and other gay Mormons out there, and it’s pretty powerful. http://youtu.be/aU-zw1aSy5s The producer told WaPo of the group’s intentions:   “In our religion, there is [...]
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UN Human Rights Council makes slow progress for LGBT rights

TweetLast week, activists from around the world gathered in Geneva for a meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights to discuss global LGBT rights. This convening marked the first time the UN Human Rights Council has focused on human rights, gender identity and sexual orientation. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, opened the event by saying, “To those [...]
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Court rules Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

Tweet“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said. The ruling upheld a decision by retired Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who struck down the ballot measure in 2010 after holding an unprecedented trial on [...]
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