28 Feb 2011

Texas School District Bans Christian Club to Stop “Gay Club”

The Flour Bluff Independent School District in Corpus Christi, TX has banned all non-curricular clubs at the district’s high school, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, to prevent the school from having to approve a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), to be called the Tolerance Club, as they would be required to

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26 Oct 2010

Dept of Education moves to aggressively curb anti-LGBT bullying

Today the Department of Education is sending out a letter to 15,000 school districts, colleges and universities nationwide providing new guidance on schools’ obligations under the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972 with respect to how those obligations apply to sex discrimination and sexual harassment directed at students who are

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28 Jul 2010

Troops on DADT: 90% don’t care

The military newspaper Stars and Stripes is reporting that three weeks after the Pentagon 100 question Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell survey was sent to 400,000 servicemembers, the response rate for the survey is only about 10%. Some 90% of the members of the military asked apparently do not have strong

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06 May 2010

Incomplete Justice for Jose Sucuzhañay

In December of 2008, Jose Sucuzhañay was walking arm-in-arm with his brother Romel down a New York City street when the pair were attacks by a group of three men shouting anti-gay and anti-Hispanic epithets. The verdict in the trial of one of the attackers was handed down late today:

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09 Apr 2010

Dan Choi: I am still gay

Last night I was privileged to attend a speech Lt. Dan Choi presented at Texas A&M University to students, faculty, staff and the public on the topic of Truth or Consequences of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and sponsored by the the GLBT student resource center at Texas A&M. Choi defiantly

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23 Dec 2009

As 14 year-olds everywhere come out as gay to get straight sex…

You just can’t make this stuff up. We see once again that people believe the sick notion that gay people wouldn’t be gay if they simply had sex with the opposite sex. Here we see this taken to the extreme with a man actually paying a female prostitute to have

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23 Nov 2009

Hate Crimes Statistics for 2008 are Out of the Closet

Last year after the FBI released their annual Uniform Crime Report on Hate Crime Statistics for 2007, I crunched some numbers to to to give a better sense of the FBI data than the raw numbers, which can sometimes be misleading due to certain statistical factors such as the population

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04 Aug 2009

Austin Moves to Beef Up Non-Discrimination Policy

Austin, Texas City Council Members Laura Morrison and Bill Spelman have submitted a resolution to the city council to beef up the city’s non-discrimination policy as it applies to companies bidding on city contracts. Under a 1992 ordinance, companies that submit bids for city contracts must sign a form that

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11 May 2009

Bully-nation

I’m a little boy with glasses The one they call the geek A little girl who never smiles ‘Cause I’ve got braces on my teeth And I know how it feels To cry myself to sleep I’m that kid on every playground Who’s always chosen last A single teenage mother

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10 Dec 2008

NJ Commission: Civil Unions ‘encourage unequal treatment of same-sex couples and their children’

In a report due to be be released soon (10 AM here), a New Jersey commission charged with (among other things) “evaluat[ing] the implementation, operation and effectiveness of the [New Jersey Civil Union Act,] collect[ing] information about the act’s effectiveness [… and] determin[ing] whether additional protections are needed” has unanimously

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