05. 02. 2014
Girls’: Lesbians in Russia

Girls’: Lesbians in Russia

‘Girls’: Lesbians in Russia (feministtimes.com) The photo series ’Girls’ was made in response to the Russian federal law banning ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’. Since the legislative ban on gay propaganda, the attitude of...

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14. 04. 2013
Mormon Church Abandons Its Crusade Against Gay Marriage

Mormon Church Abandons Its Crusade Against Gay Marriage

Don’t get too excited though; it’s less a philosophical shift than it is a strategic move. Apparently it’s been losing followers because its views on same sex marriage. If you ever needed evidence...

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01. 04. 2013
Women More Affected Than Men by Marriage Inequality

Women More Affected Than Men by Marriage Inequality

As the nation prepares for next week’s historic Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality, it is important to note that women will be disproportionately affected by whatever decisions get made. That’s because female...

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23. 11. 2012
“None of these princesses get to marry another girl…

“None of these princesses get to marry another girl…

Earlier this month I posted about the project my 11-year-old pupils have asked to do in their PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) lessons. They want to investigate why men and women are different,...

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13. 11. 2012
Two thirds of gay students feel excluded from team sports at university

Two thirds of gay students feel excluded from team sports at university

Homophobia in school can put gay students off sport for life, according to research by the National Union of Students (NUS). By the time they get to college or university 34.6% of lesbian, gay, bisexual...

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12. 11. 2012
California Outlaws Therapy To “Cure” Homosexuality In Kids

California Outlaws Therapy To “Cure” Homosexuality In Kids

California is now the first state to outlaw “conversion therapy” — treatments intended to “cure” homosexuality — when practiced on minors. (You can read the bill here). The future of the bill is up in the...

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11. 11. 2012
The New Gay Marriage Map (US)

The New Gay Marriage Map (US)

Gay rights advocates won five major victories across the United States yesterday. Wisconsin elected America’s first openly gay Senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Maryland voted to affirm a same-sex marriage act the state legislature approved earlier...

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11. 11. 2012
I Was a Secretly Gay Jehovah’s Witness: How I Tried to Pray the Gay Away

I Was a Secretly Gay Jehovah’s Witness: How I Tried to Pray the Gay Away

The following is an excerpt from  Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion published by Lethe Press. I learned what it meant to be a homo from a fellow sixth grader. Michael...

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08. 11. 2012
Meet Tammy Baldwin, your first-ever openly gay Senator [quote]

Meet Tammy Baldwin, your first-ever openly gay Senator [quote]

It’s incredible being given the opportunity to shatter glass ceilings but the more important focus is making sure we are creating a path many more will follow. I might not have aspired to...

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19. 10. 2012
Nick Griffin’s tweets and the limits of free speech

Nick Griffin’s tweets and the limits of free speech

[…] Regardless of whether people visit this house or not, this controversy will unfold in a particularly frustrating manner. Griffin has already begun to complain that he is a free speech martyr, the...

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27. 09. 2012
How My Church Tried to Make Me Hate Gay People

How My Church Tried to Make Me Hate Gay People

[Trigger warning] The following post contains frank descriptions of the hate speech against LGBTQ people that my church used to inculcate fear and contempt in its youth. It’s probably not something you want...

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26. 09. 2012
Homophobia is still rife in UK prisons

Homophobia is still rife in UK prisons

Despite moves in recent years towards eradicating discrimination against prisoners on the grounds of race or religion, the challenges facing gay men in prison have still not been addressed sufficiently by the prison...

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26. 09. 2012
Athy (Ireland) councillor, supporting gay marriage, is called on to resign from school board by Catholic group

Athy (Ireland) councillor, supporting gay marriage, is called on to resign from school board by Catholic group

Dear Old Ireland. Athy town councillor Aoife Breslin (pictured) has been called on to resign her position on the board of management of a local school by an Athy resident who represents a right...

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19. 09. 2012
China – Pressure to conform for 17 and 30 million gays “is crippling”

China – Pressure to conform for 17 and 30 million gays “is crippling”

Coming out as gay is tough almost the world over. In China, it can constitute a major tragedy. When one man in northeast China told his parents he was gay, his father pulled...

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09. 08. 2012
This is how to end gay cures

This is how to end gay cures

 An email this morning from Allout.org: They’re coming to the UK. This Sunday, an extremist religious group is holding workshops for gays and lesbians on how to hate themselves for who they are. These...

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31. 07. 2012
Why is Michael Gove so close to Christian extremists from LoveWise?

Why is Michael Gove so close to Christian extremists from LoveWise?

More evidence (as if we needed it) that this government is vehemently anti-choice. A government backed Christian charity called Lovewise teaches school children that most rape victims ‘regret abortion’. According to Dina Rickman, the charity also teaches children that...

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25. 07. 2012
Archbishop ‘links MP’s death to being gay’

Archbishop ‘links MP’s death to being gay’

Unbelievable. Philip Tartaglia, the current Bishop of Paisley who has voiced his opposition to legalise same-sex marriage, appeared to suggest David Cairns’s death was connected to his sexual orientation. While he did not name...

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18. 07. 2012
The “politics” behind the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay ban

The “politics” behind the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay ban

They’re either lying about their motivations or completely clueless about human sexuality. There is no association between homosexuality and perpetrating child abuse and, though these people would probably rather gouge their own eyes...

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02. 07. 2012
Gay men also forced into marriage

Gay men also forced into marriage

The original title (“Why don’t we hear about forced marriages and gay men?”) and the comments on the piece smack of “poor menz” but it’s an important point nonetheless. Gay men are forced...

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09. 04. 2012
Christians Fight for Their Children’s God-Given Right to Bully Gay Kids

Christians Fight for Their Children’s God-Given Right to Bully Gay Kids

Despite the fact that there’s scant evidence in the Bible that Jesus was an asshole who commanded his followers to bully gay children to death, a group of American Christian parents seem to...

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