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Former Westboro Member Zach Phelps Answers Reddit's Questions

CULTURE | By Sasha Razumikhin | Sep 27
Zach Phelps, who says he's left the Westboro Baptist Church, opened up to the Internet last month in a Reddit Ask Me Anything post, a forum on which commenters can, well, ask anything. Here's a sample of questions and answers.

'World Congress' of Homophobia Sparks Protests Down Under

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
The World Congress of Families, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group for its vicious rhetoric and support of discriminatory laws, convened in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend.

Texas Anti-Gay Activist's Wife Left Him for Another Woman

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
A virulently anti-gay pundit found himself alone when his wife left him for another woman, transforming him into the Lone Star State's loneliest loser.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

POLITICS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 12
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

History: A Look Back at Gay Rights’ Biggest Defeats

CULTURE | By Jason Parsley | Jul 4
In the past few years the LGBT community has seen a string of victories. But sometimes we forget that it took a lot defeats to get to those victories.

Marriage Equality Foes Falter

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Jun 21
Opponents of same-sex marriage tried to keep their movement alive during a rally Thursday outside the United States Capitol. Speakers included many of the usual suspects, but only one member rod Congress.

Cordileone Defends Marriage March Speech

POLITICS | By Chuck Colbert | Jun 19
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who is scheduled to speak at Thursday’s March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., is defending his decision to address the rally, a gathering his critics charge is anti-gay.

Stonewall National Museum and Archives Opens Its Wilton Drive Space

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Jun 14
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives celebrates the grand opening of its new gallery space at 2157 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors with a new exhibit, "Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryant’s Anti-Gay Crusade."

Westboro to Picket Wilson High School

LOCAL | By John Riley | Jun 6
The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket outside of Woodrow Wilson High School, in Northwest D.C., on June 9.

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