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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 […]

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 […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: Personas LGBT de la Tercera Edad

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: Personas LGBT de la Tercera Edad

Por: Karen Loewy/Abogada y Estratega Principal, Programa de Personas de la Tercera Edad de Lambda Legal— P: Mi pareja y yo hemos estado juntos por más de 30 años, y a medida que avanzamos en edad, nos preguntamos: ¿seremos capaces de obtener los beneficios de cada uno de Seguro Social si uno de nosotros sobrevive […]

OP-Ed: St. Patrick's Parade -- Still Exclusionary, Divisive to LGBTs

OP-Ed: St. Patrick’s Parade — Still Exclusionary, Divisive to LGBTs

As a transgender woman and veteran I have very mixed thoughts and feelings. To me the decision and it’s restrictions say to us that you can march as long as you remain closeted. This is still a message that being an LGBT person carries a certain condemnation and says that we are less than. Personally, […]

Creep of the Week: Texan & Tea Partier Ted Cruz

Creep of the Week: Texan & Tea Partier Ted Cruz

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— America is a tough place for sensitive men. Crying is forbidden unless a guy wants to be seen as some kind of fag. But there are a few select places where guys can get a pass if they shed a few tears. Weddings, for example. Everybody cries at weddings: men, […]

We Need Justice for All CeCe McDonalds

We Need Justice for All CeCe McDonalds

By: Keegan O’Brien/Special to TRT— The long-awaited day finally arrived January 13 when CeCe McDonald was freed from prison. For those unfamiliar with CeCe’s case, she is an African American trans woman from Minneapolis who faced spending the remainder of her life in prison for defending herself against a life-threatening, racist, transphobic attack at the […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: El Matrimonio Civil en Utah

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: El Matrimonio Civil en Utah

Por: Hayley Gorenberg/Adjunto Directora Legal para Lambda Legal— P: He estado leyendo acerca del matrimonio civil en Utah y la Corte Suprema ¿Qué tan grave es el problema? R: La alegría y celebración de bodas en Utah paró a principios de este mes, según las indicaciones de la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU., hasta que se […]

Ask Lambda Legal: Utah Same-Sex Marriages

Ask Lambda Legal: Utah Same-Sex Marriages

By: Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg— Dear Ask Lambda Legal – Utah Marriages Q: I’ve been reading about the Supreme Court stopping marriages in Utah. How serious is the problem? A: The joyful celebration of weddings in Utah screeched to a halt earlier this month, as directed by the U.S. Supreme Court, pending […]

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