The Christofascists played a lead role in passage of anti-gay marriage amendments - in Virginia, The Family Foundation orchestrated the passage of the Marshall-Newman Amendment - in the hope it would stigmatize same sex couples and perhaps discourage parenting by same sex couples. A new study by the Williams Institute shows that the results have been just the opposite: states with anti-gay amendments have the highest percentages of same sex couples raising children. Here in Virginia...Read Full Story
Anti-gay Pastor E.W. Jackson joined Ken Cuccinelli and Attorney General nominee Mark Obenshain on the Virginia Republican ticket over the weekend.
Jackson told the Washington Post that he has never been hateful about homosexuality:
“I think people always try to put that in the context of being hateful and it’s not,” he said. “It’s a particular worldview that every Christian for the most part who goes to church across this commonwealth shares: that marriage should be between one man and one...Read Full Story
As has been noted frequently on this blog, as their fortunes have dimmed in America and gay rights and gay marriage have seen increasing public acceptance and support, American Christofascists has stepped up efforts to export anti-gay hate and bigotry overseas, particularly to Africa, but also to parts of South America and counties that formerly comprised portions of the former Soviet Union. A piece at The New Civil Rights Movement by the executive director of the Center for Constitutional...Read Full Story
A recent hate crime in New York City highlights the culture of hate that we have to change to protect people from violenceNew York City is the heart of America's "melting pot" of cultures and ideas. Yet even here, violence against those seen as "other" occurs. This week we mourn the brutal death of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old, shot and allegedly taunted with homophobic slurs by the shooter. The killing happened in Greenwich Village, one of the city's most famous gay friendly neighborhoods.In...Read Full Story
Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson marks the government’s commitment to advancing LGB&T equality
To mark the 9th International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the UK is celebrating its status as a world leader in advancing LGB&T equality.
Minister for Women and Equalities, Jo Swinson, said: “International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is an opportunity to champion the progress made towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people, as well as reflect...Read Full Story
Brunch at HYCOne of the pernicious lies promoted by Christofascist hate groups is that gay marriage "deprives children of a mother and father." Never mind that civil law marriage rights for same sex couples has absolutely nothing to do with heterosexual parenting. Never mind that half of heterosexual marriages end in divorce and that millions of children do not have a traditional family comprised opposite sex parents happily living together. Never mind that there are large numbers of...Read Full Story
Today is the eighth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). Activities are being observed around the world.
Ambassador Susan E. Rice, the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, released this video message today. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...
Ambassador Rice paid particular notice to the plight of LGBT youth:
Today, as we commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, we rededicate ourselves to a basic but essential truth – that human...Read Full Story
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