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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 […]

Openly Gay VCU Coach Terminated After Winning Season

Openly Gay VCU Coach Terminated After Winning Season

University Launches Investigation Into Whether Coach Was Let Go for Being Openly Gay RICHMOND, VA — Following a winning season with a 25-6 record, the women’s volleyball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University — Coach James Finley — was terminated with no warning after taking the team to the most successful record in 20 years at […]

Barbra Streisand: The ‘Funny Girl’ Returns

Barbra Streisand: The ‘Funny Girl’ Returns

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Barbra Streisand takes center stage, but she’s not busting out “The Way We Were.” Not today, anyway. The legend is promoting her first major film in 16 years at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. Her hair is perfectly coiffed and – dressed in her usual all-black attire – she’s got […]

ENDA Must Fight It Out in Congress Like DADT

ENDA Must Fight It Out in Congress Like DADT

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– The Employment Non-Discrimination Act –or ENDA—has always been a top priority for the LGBT community politically. It’s been around in one form or another for almost 40 years, passed the House once, and nearly passed the Senate once. Now, as President Obama — the most pro-gay president in history — […]

Screen Queen: The 2012 Queer (TV Series, Movie, Musical) Gift Guide

Screen Queen: The 2012 Queer (TV Series, Movie, Musical) Gift Guide

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– FOR FANS OF CHANNING TATUM Magic Mike It’s the season of giving – and director Steven Soderbergh is very generous with the amount of men he unwraps in his male stripper movie. As if that wasn’t enough, he includes an actual story. It’s not as beefy as Channing Tatum’s butt, […]

Notre Dame Approves Gay/Straight Ally Student Group

Notre Dame Approves Gay/Straight Ally Student Group

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– In a move affirming of gays on campus, officials at University of Notre Dame said they would recognize an organization for LGBTQ students — a first for the school. News of the decision came on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in a press release and comes after a five-month administrative review process and […]

HRC Statement on Tragic Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

HRC Statement on Tragic Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

Washington — Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released the following statement regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “The entire HRC family mourns today’s horrific tragedy in Newtown. We extend condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims as well as to the entire state of Connecticut which is still […]

FBI Data: Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation on the Rise

FBI Data: Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation on the Rise

Washington – For the first time, crimes directed against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation are the second most frequent hate crime committed after crimes based on race, according to the 2011 Hate Crimes statistics released today by the FBI as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.  Surpassing crimes committed on the basis […]

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