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Creep of the Week: "Pastor" Kevin Swanson, Equates Homosexuality with Cannibalism

Creep of the Week: “Pastor” Kevin Swanson, Equates Homosexuality with Cannibalism

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— The last time I was snacking on some Teddy Grahams I thought to myself, “These little bears sure are cute. Hey, the bear on the box has a t-shirt on, that’s weird. He looks more like a human in a bear costume than a real bear. Hey, some gay men […]

Creep of the Week: Hypochristian Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

Creep of the Week: Hypochristian Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— If you live in a state where something shitty is happening, you always have the reassurance that, hey, at least you don’t live in Mississippi. When it comes to losing, Mississippi really goes all out. According to MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, “Mississippi [is] where more than one in five people live […]

Creep of the Week: Anti-Gay & Anti-Women Hobby Lobby

Creep of the Week: Anti-Gay & Anti-Women Hobby Lobby

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— It’s really amazing that in 2014 Americans are still fighting over birth control. As in whether or not contraception makes Jesus cry, and whether or not health insurance policies should be beholden to His tears. It’s also amazing that in 2014 gay and lesbian couples still don’t have the legal […]

Faith, Family and God—Rev. Fred Phelps is Dead

Faith, Family and God—Rev. Fred Phelps is Dead

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— The Satanic Temple of New York, dedicated to the wisdom and philosophy of Lucifer, will celebrate a “Pink Mass” over the grave of Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., Westboro Baptist Church founder and notorious homophobic clergyman. Phelps, the man long associated with the phrase “God Hates Fags,” died March 20. Purportedly, the […]

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Devastating Effects of Religious Liberty & Phelps

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Freedom of Religion has recently been coined the new phrase to justify discrimination again LGBTQ people. Based on this premise, LGBT people and women are being denied needed services. These objections come in many forms. For instance, schools are firing women because they became pregnant while not married, counselors are refusing […]

A Defense of Crossdressers: Accepting the Gray Areas Under the Trans Umbrella

A Defense of Crossdressers: Accepting the Gray Areas Under the Trans Umbrella

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Merely hours ago, I returned home from spending the past two days at the True Colors Conference in Connecticut. I was there to represent one of the several organizations with which I work: in this case, the Transcending Boundaries Conference, which will be happening in just a few weeks. Given the […]

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A Bathroom Issue? Considering the Options for Transgender People in Restrooms

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— In the quest for trans rights, one of the alleged issues is the bathroom. Opponents claim that they don’t want transwomen in the women’s room because they say that transwomen are not really women. The opponents usually follow that thought with all kinds of imagined scenarios of ciswomen (women who […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Job Seeking While Openly Gay, Discrimination

Ask Lambda Legal – Job Seeking While Openly Gay, Discrimination

By: Greg Nevins/Counsel and Workplace Fairness Program Strategist— Dear Lambda Legal, Q: I just graduated college, and am looking for my first full-time job. I was very active on campus advocating for LGBT rights, and I’m concerned about how that may affect my chance to find employment. What are my rights with regards to being […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – Buscando Trabajo Si Soy Gay, ENDA

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – Buscando Trabajo Si Soy Gay, ENDA

Por: Greg Nevins, Abogado y Estratega del programa de igualdad en el trabajo— Querido Lambda Legal, P: Acabo de graduarme de la universidad, y estoy buscando mi primer trabajo. Yo era muy activo en mi campus en defensa de los derechos lésbico, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT), y estoy preocupado que eso afecte negativamente mi oportunidad […]

El Suicidio Se Puede Prevenir: Toma Estas Medidas ¡Actúa Ahora!

El Suicidio Se Puede Prevenir: Toma Estas Medidas ¡Actúa Ahora!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT— ¿Cómo debemos enfrentar este problema que se suscita tanto en nuestra sociedad? ¿Cómo podemos prevenir más suicidios en nuestra comunidad? ¿Cómo debemos dialogar al respecto? ¿Por qué suceden tantas muertes por suicidio y no lo sabemos? Tantas preguntas y tan poco tiempo (y espacio) para responderlas. Aquí trato de ofrecerles […]

Creep of the Week: Franklin Graham and His Homophobic Jesus & Bible

Creep of the Week: Franklin Graham and His Homophobic Jesus & Bible

There are a lot of things about the right-wing universe that don’t make a lot of sense to me. The fanatical obsession with the unborn paired with the callous disregard of poor children and their families, for example. The insistence that the Bible is literal and must be adhered to, and yet the careful cherry picking of what passages they actually want to follow.

Creep of the Week: Gov. Rick Snyder, More Worried About Same-Sex Parents than His State's Fate

Creep of the Week: Gov. Rick Snyder, More Worried About Same-Sex Parents than His State’s Fate

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— The Michigan marriage trial, officially known as DeBoer v. Snyder for plaintiff April DeBoer and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, has wrapped up in the courtroom and we’re all waiting for U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman to issue his ruling on whether or not Michigan’s lesbian and gay couples will remain […]

Standing Up for Justice: An Interview with CeCe McDonald

Standing Up for Justice: An Interview with CeCe McDonald

By: Keegan O’Brien*— [This interview was originally published on www.SocialWorker.org] CeCe McDonald faced life in prison for defending herself against a racist and transphobic hate crime in 2011. Supporters built up a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about her case and fight for her freedom. As result of ongoing pressure, CeCe was offered a plea […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: From One Settler to Another

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— Identity. We all have many. However, to a select few, you can only have one—to be Irish, at least if you are a member of the LGBT community in the streets of South Boston on St. Patrick’s Day. Gay and Irish, that’s fine.  Just make sure you don’t wave a rainbow flag […]

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Religious Extremists & LGBT Rights: What Would Jesus Do?

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Ted Cruz is currently championing a bill that will allow the state of Texas to regulate marriage to not include same gender marriage. Groups in California are pushing a referendum to stop AB1266, the transgender student rights bill, which guarantees the student’s right to attend school as to be consistent […]

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