Tag Archives: Queer Issues

Air Force Academy graduates first openly gay cadets

TweetYesterday was an historic day. The President spoke at the commencement ceremony of the Air Force Academy, and nearly eight months after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the Academy graduated its first openly gay cadets.  The cadets were not identified but school officials confirmed that since repeal of the policy at least four [...]
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Mitt Romney: anti-gay bully

TweetThe Washington Post has a rather lengthy report up today on Mitt Romney’s time at the prestigious prep school Cranbrook.  The report details Romney’s years as a high school senior in 1965 and his reaction to a new student, John Lauber, who Romney felt looked too gay. Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 [...]
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Tyler Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi convicted of hate crime

Tweet*Trigger warning* Last week, Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was found guilty of a hate crime and invasion of privacy in the case stemming from the suicide of his former roommate Tyler Clementi. The background: In September 2010, Ravi and fellow classmate Molly Wei used a webcam to record Clementi kissing another man. Ravi tweeted [...]
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Housing Department introduces new LGBT protections

TweetOn Saturday, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a new HUD policy to fight discrimination against LGBT people in federally supported housing programs. Under the new guidelines, any program that receives funding or insurance through HUD will [...]
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Anti-gay teachers and the limits of the First Amendment

TweetIn Union, New Jersey a teacher Viki Knox, disgusted with her school’s involvement in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender History Month took to her Facebook page to say the following: Homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation. The word of God refers to it often. That’s if you believe [...]
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