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LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee - State Sanctioned Homophobia

CULTURE | By Christiana Lilly | Oct 8
The country was in the midst of the Red Scare, and the committee was out to find civil rights activists and integrationists. Soon, however, the committee decided to go after a target that wasn't so strongly represented: LGBT people.

Study: Anti-Gay College Men Show More Interest in Gay Imagery

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Sep 4
A new study, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that college-aged men with negative attitudes towards gay men showed more apparent interest in gay imagery than their non-homophobic counterparts.

19 Kids and Cancelled? Petition to Have The Duggars Fired Launched Online

An online petition on is urging TLC to cancel the highly rated reality show "19 Kids and Counting" for the Duggar family's active involvement in anti-LGBT causes.

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Singapore Backs Call to Destroy Gay-Themed Books

INTERNATIONAL | By Satish Cheney | Jul 12
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries. All copies will be destroyed.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 4
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

Anti-Bully Film Costs Florida Teacher His Job

MOVIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 29
Jeremy Rhoden, gay a teacher in Polatka, Fla., screened an anti-bullying film to his students at a February 20 school assembly. Parents and clergy condemned the film for attempting to "indoctrinate" children, and of "offending" God.

Mayor, Diplomats Join Gay Pride March in Greece

Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.

Prop 8 Doc to Premier June 23 on HBO

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 21
There are many tales being told in "The Case Against 8," Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s riveting new documentary about one of the lawsuits which changed the course of LGBT history by opening the marriage equality floodgates.

Did Anti-Gay Bias Play a Role in Guilty Verdict?

CRIME | By Jason Parsley | Apr 2
In a trial that had nothing to do with sexual orientation, that issue suddenly became the focus after an alternate juror accused another juror of anti-gay bias against Mario Careaga, who was convicted last week of a DUI manslaughter.

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