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Justice Scalia: A Reduction to Stone Throwing

Justice Scalia: A Reduction to Stone Throwing

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– The depth of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s discomfort for things gay became apparent in 1996, ten years after he joined the court. He had voted against the interests of gays before—allowing the U.S. Olympic Committee to bar Gay Games from calling itself Gay Olympics and allowing the organizers […]

Creep of the Week: Justice Antonin Scalia's Homosexual Stance

Creep of the Week: Justice Antonin Scalia’s Homosexual Stance

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special for TRT– A famous Italian Catholic has had a big change of heart regarding marriage equality after publicly saying some pretty nasty things about gays. “I’m upset about the way I was portrayed,” this public figure said. “What you see in the media is not the real me. Gay people should be […]

Chelsea Clinton vs. Rick Warren on Marriage Equality

Chelsea Clinton vs. Rick Warren on Marriage Equality

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– California evangelist preacher Rick Warren hasn’t changed much in four years and neither, apparently, have the questions he’s asked by reporters. In a recent interview with NBC special correspondent Chelsea Clinton, Warren complained about that when former President Bill Clinton’s daughter asked him to explain his opposition to marriage for […]

Justice Dept. to Reform Puerto Rico Police Dept. Due to Alleged Misconduct, More

Justice Dept. to Reform Puerto Rico Police Dept. Due to Alleged Misconduct, More

WASHINGTON, DC – On Dec. 21st, The Justice Department (DOJ) entered into a sweeping agreement with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Governor Luis Fortuño to resolve its civil investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD).   The complaint and the agreement were filed today in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico, along with a […]

Secretary of Defense Hopeful Apologizes for "Anti-Gay" Record

Secretary of Defense Hopeful Apologizes for “Anti-Gay” Record

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– In a development illustrating one measure of the LGBT political lobby’s influence on the Obama administration, a Republican figure said to be a top-runner to become the next Secretary of Defense apologized for his remarks 14 years ago, casting aspersions on an openly gay nominee to be ambassador. Extraordinary circumstances […]

Creep of the Week: Anti-Gay/Women/Christmas, Bernard McGuirk

Creep of the Week: Anti-Gay/Women/Christmas, Bernard McGuirk

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special for TRT– December is upon us, dear readers. The halls are getting decked, gay apparel is being donned, people are striking harps and joining choruses, and a certain jolly bear of a man is making a list and checking it twice. The weather outside is getting frightful and the fire inside is […]

Thinking Out Loud: Confessions of a Marriage Doubter

Thinking Out Loud: Confessions of a Marriage Doubter

By: Abby Dees*/Special for TRT– I’ve been writing about marriage a lot lately, which seems weird to me because even up to my own wedding in 2008, I had mixed feelings about the massive focus on marriage equality over the last decade.  I mean, when I came out in … well, a different century, we […]

New Faith & Equality Website Offers Gift to LGBT Youth, Families

New Faith & Equality Website Offers Gift to LGBT Youth, Families

HICKORY, NC — In the coming weeks, families around the country will be gathering together for the holidays.  But in far too many cases, these families’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members are made to feel that there is no place for them at the table.  The primary reason for this rejection: the misuse […]