The ex-gay movement and Pat Robertson’s religious righteousness army want you to think they’re going to be persecuted under the Hate Crimes Law (but they’re not). THAT’S GAY does ex-gays, Wanda Sykes gives her Obama eval and Argentina considers gay marriage.
Maine Equality shatters the misconception that anyone over the age of 60 is auto-homophobic. Anti-gay bullies try to get Obama’s progressive safe schools czar outsed, how Immigration law hurts same-sex couples, and Colbert does Washington’s Referendum 71.
With only ten days to go, the marriage equality fight in Maine heats up — we bring you the latest arguments from all sides on how to win this thing. Also, an interesting perspective on hate crimes and the war-spending budget attached to the Matthew Shepard Act.
The Obama Administration is making small steps towards helping the LGBT community with the Shepard Act & new initiatives from the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services. Also; Dan Choi gives great interview to the Metro Weekly – with tales of a childhood spent praying “Jesus, make me pop a boner for Michelle Pfeiffer, in Jesus’ name, amen!”
Have we said all there is to say to people who passionately oppose full & equal rights for gays and lesbians?
California judge dares to ask anti-equality lawyer how exactly gay marriage will affect opposite marriage. Another Prop 8 Crusader says the effect on him is being seen as a bigot for doing bigoted things. Also; Maine Update, Mormon squabbles, SECULAR SABOTAGE and … teletubbies?
A Louisiana justice of the peace denied a straight interracial couple a marriage license out of concern for their future children. A high school student in Mississippi is kicked out of the yearbook for wearing a tuxedo. And where’s the progress on DADT?
Our final thoughts on the National Equality March: Katrina reports and recaps the entire day, including her interview with Cynthia Nixon. Riese presents Autostraddle’s NEM VIDEO, with appearances by Haviland, Dan Choi and Kristin Chenoweth.
After this weekend you’d expect the gay rights movement to be more united than ever. Instead, it seems to be dividing. A special comment from Autostraddle on what happens next.
On one of the last straggling days of summery skies and subsequent sunburns, Equality Across America lured queer freedom fighters, the out & proud, the ambitious allies and the hungover & downtrodden to Washington, D.C. for The National Equality March for GLBTQ rights.
Somewhere between 20,000 and 200,000 gays & supporters marched on Washington on Sunday — a commentary roundup. Also; speeches by Lady Gaga & Cynthia Nixon (and Gaga’s HRC Dinner performance of “imagine,” a bus breakdown derails Chicago marchers, black people feel left out of gay rights agenda, and the haters hate back.
Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize after only nine months in office, surprising everyone in the world including him. Lesbians suffer more under DADT, and the possibility of gay marriage in D.C & New Jersey.
Skyler James grew up believing that joining the military “was the best thing you could do to make your parents and your country proud.” Now 21, James was denied the DADT discharge she expected and wants you to know the true story of her appeal to Canada for asylum.
Only four days left to make dramatic statements about Obama’s HRC speech on Friday! Stories of gay Iraqis escaping to New York to avoid getting beaten, tortured and killed at home. Anderson Cooper tries to get Elaine Donnelly to make a good point for DADT and stop talking over Dan Choi. And HAVILAND’s new column!
This just in: Obama to deliver speech to room full of gay people. What are you gonna do without Conde Nast’s parenting, wedding, and gourmet cooking advice? Autostraddle can help. Also; Lady Gaga endorses the National Equality March and Illinois introduces gay marriage bill.
Thursday was a big day for gay marriage, as a Texas court ruled in favor of gay divorce and Nevada began issuing domestic partnerships. Haviland guest-blogs for NOW, DADT repeal is thrown out there, and it looks like the NFL might be getting more accepting.
A sad ending to the heartbreaking case brought against a Miami Hospital from a lesbian mother who, along with her children, was denied visitation as her partner of 18 years died alone. Also, the entire cast of Hair is going to be at the National Equality March, are you? It’s not Loloapalooza though FYI, Cleve Jones says so.
Churches love/hate us, Mormons have signs for us, Jersey wants you to have a chance to vote against us, and Dan Choi is on NPR’s THE MOTH!
A Boston College professor is in trouble for using his creds to spread hate in Maine’s Protect Marriage campaign, but FoxNews gets the headline wrong. Also, Montreal’s oldest gay bar closes its doors, Ann Coulter is an idiot, and a coming out week billboard gets vandalized.
In South Africa, a mixed verdict for murdered lesbian soccer player. A sexual harassment case is considered “hot” ’cause it’s girl-on-girl. Anti-gay judge confirmed. John Stewart is funny about gay porn.