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Philly Protests Anti-Transgender 'Free Speech Bus'

Philly Protests Anti-Transgender 'Free Speech Bus'

Apr 3
The anti-transgender "Free Speech Bus" arrived in Philly this past weekend. It was greeted with protests from those who oppose such hate and discrimination towards their fellow man or woman.

Sochi Organizers Clarify Free-Speech Issue

By Chris Lehourites | Jan 30
A day after the head of the Sochi organizing committee appeared to contradict IOC President Thomas Bach on the rights of Olympic athletes to freely express themselves at news conferences, organizers issued a back-pedaling statement ’’to clarify."

Madonna’s Secret Film to Launch Global Free Speech Initative

By EDGE | Sep 18
Barely 24 hours after briefly alluding to work on a secret project during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Madonna revealed Tuesday the release of her short film "secretprojectrevolution," which will launch her Art for Freedom initiative.

Ohio High School Selectively Bans Pro-Gay T-Shirts

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 5
Students from a high school in CelinOhio weren’t allowed to wear pro-gay rights t-shirts. Officials said they were too political. The students claim that classmates have worn Tees with pro-life and Mitt Romney messages.

Critics Lambast Censoring of NYC Public School Student’s Marriage Equality Speech

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
A New York City fifth grader in a public school will be allowed to read his pro-gay marriage speech in a school competition after a principal initially prohibited him from doing so.

Ohio School to Let Gay Student Wear T-shirt 1 Day

By Lisa Cornwell | Apr 5
A gay student suing his Ohio high school for prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance will be allowed to wear the shirt for one day.

St. Petersburg, Russia, Passes Homophobic Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 22
St. Petersburg is now the second city in Russia to pass a law that would ban "gay propaganda." The legislation will ban literature that promotes "sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism, and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors."

NJ Teacher on Facebook: Gays Are ’Like Cancer’

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13
A New Jersey high school teacher reportedly posted anti-gay remarks to her Facebook page that included claims that being gay is a "sin" and a comment that compared gays to cancer.

Nashville Paramedic Suspended for Anti-Gay Facebook Post

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22
A paramedic with the Nashville Fire Department posted anti-gay messages online at Facebook as well as on the fire department’s own web page, prompting a two-month suspension.

The Guy Behind the Tracy Morgan Facebook Flap :: EDGE Interviews Kevin Rogers

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5
Kevin Rogers, the publisher of bear-centric magazine Fuzz, was just doing what he does when he wrote a Facebook account of Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant in Tennessee. But Rogers set off a media sensation. EDGE interviews the man who sparked a firestorm.

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