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United Nations Human Rights Council passes LGBT resolution

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted an LGBT rights resolution on a vote of 25–14, with seven abstentions. The resolution calls for a report from the U.N. high commissioner for human rights on combatting human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It is one of the few times […]

Freedom to Marry launches national TV ad: ‘It’s Time’ (VIDEO)

NEW YORK – Riding a remarkable wave of 40 rulings across the country affirming marriage for gay couples, Freedom to Marry released It’s Time, a national TV ad highlighting the tangible harms to same-sex couples still discriminated against in many states.  The Supreme Court officially begins its new term Monday, with marriage cases from Utah, […]

HRC announces President Bill Clinton as keynote speaker for 18th annual National Dinner

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), announced today that President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the 18th Annual HRC National Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C. “President Bill Clinton is a transformational leader for our nation and the world,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.  “His ability […]

Right wing anti-LGBT groups launch attacks on pro-marriage equality Republicans

Anti-LGBT groups, National Organization for Marriage, Family Research Council and CitizenLink have launched a new campaign attacking socially moderate Republicans. According to a report in Twocare.org the groups, heavily funded by the elite community of hard-right Christian leaders and foundations associated with The Gathering – a yearly meeting of evangelical financiers where New York Times […]

Arabic news station wrongly identifies top Hollywood stars as gay, bisexual before retracting statement

Offering a lengthy and heartfelt apology, the Middle Eastern Broadcasting Center (MBC), a news and cultural program broadcasting to some 150 million people in the Arabic-speaking world, was forced to pull a story then issue an apology after viewers complained about a report that identified actor Daniel Radcliffe as gay and Cameron Diaz as bisexual, […]

Movie review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Maybe I’m a bit more emotional or sentimental than some, but when I watch people in the movies and on TV react to death, I’m astonished by the lack of, well, sorrow. Filmed funerals often seem to be settings for dramatic meetings of mourners, such as Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne’s prophetic handshake at the […]

National survey of gay men reveals deep HIV stigma; New #SpeakOutHIV campaign aims to get gay men talking (VIDEO)

MENLO PARK, Calif. –  More than 30 years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one health […]

Book review: ‘The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business’

The view from your office is quite magnificent. When you moved into that space, you also got the perfect desk, a credenza to match and a plushy, throne-like chair. It’s a workspace anyone would envy. Yes, your office is well-appointed. But your closet …? Not so much. Therefore, according to John Browne in his new […]

Lunch with Marine veteran Nathan Fletcher

Recently, I had lunch at Harvey Milk’s American Diner with Marine veteran and former State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. Let me tell you that he was in the best of spirits I have ever seen him in. Happy with life as an executive at Qualcomm, especially with his family and two growing little boys and very […]

Godzilla

dvd of the week The latest remake of the iconic Japanese monster movie made a lot of money despite giving the actual monster very little screen time. Probably the darkest – both visually and thematically – of any of the 33 Godzilla films, this new one was directed by Gareth Edwards, who had made one […]

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