TakePart Live: NBA star Jason Collins responds to NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments about Michael Sam (VIDEO)

Jason Collins

Jason Collins loves a challenge and overcoming the media storm after coming out as the first gay athlete currently playing in the NBA is a big one. Collins breaks down NFL coach Tony Dungy’s offensive comments about not wanting to coach openly gay football player Michael Sam, and dangerous code words the athletic community uses [...]

National Review online editor endorses ‘ex-gay’ therapy

Kathryn Jean Lopez

National Review Online (NRO) editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez praised an organization that practices discredited “ex-gay” therapy techniques, urging gay men and lesbians to choose the path of “conversion and renewal,” reports Media Matters for America in their latest post. In a July 22 review for NRO, Lopez lauded Desire of the Everlasting Hills, a documentary about three Roman Catholics [...]

HRC outraged over Giants’ hiring of David Tyree

Tyree

With news that the New York Giants have hired the team’s former wide receiver David Tyree as their director of player development, the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) went into overdrive today to lambast the decision. The player made a name for himself on and off the field as much for his athletic prowess [...]

LGBTQ history app celebrates one year with new feature

Quist-

BERWYN HEIGHTS, Md.  July 24, the Quist app will have another type of LGBTQ history to share with users: On this day in 2013, the Quist app was released. Quist is a free mobile app that teaches users about what happened today in LGBTQ history. It was released for Apple and Android on July 24, 2013, making [...]

GLAAD releases ’2014 Studio Responsibility Index’ and Hollywood fails again for LGBT-friendly representation

GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released their second annual Studio Responsibility Index and found a wholesale rejection of fleshed-out, complex representations of the LGBT community in film. Again. In a press release today, the gay rights organization sharply noted, “Despite consistent conservative labeling of Hollywood as a liberal propaganda machine, GLAAD found [...]

Susan Sarandon joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Susan Sarandon

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video ad featuring legendary actress Susan Sarandon for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the video, the Oscar winner states, “While marriage might not be my thing, if it’s your thing you damn well ought to be able to have it equally and unequivocally.”  The video [...]

Auction proceeds to support documentary on LGBT rights activist Jose Sarria

Jose Julio Sarria

Jose Julio Sarria was the first openly gay candidate to run for public office in the United States in 1961, more than a decade before Harvey Milk. When San Francisco city officials vowed to shut down all the gay bars in 1961, the 38 year-old cabaret singer ran for a seat on the Board of [...]

HRC Foundation’s major conference supporting LGBTQ youth to be held in Portland, Oregon

Time to Thrive

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association, announced today that it will be holding its nationally acclaimed Time to THRIVE conference in Portland, OR., from Feb. 13-15, 2015. In its second year, the conference will address safety, inclusion and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and [...]

Pride headliner tyDi, Australia’s No. 1 DJ: ‘It’s all about the music’

San Diego will be graced at this year’s San Diego Pride with not only one Aussie, but two. Famed Australian DJ tyDi will grace the Pride stage, and brings with him a slew of accolades including being voted as Australia’s No.1 DJ for two years now; pretty impressive for a guy who started DJing only [...]

Comedian Heather Turman: showing the world what this generation of ‘gay’ is!

“They say it takes 20 years for a stand-up to make it … I don’t have that kind of time …” So says comedian Heather Turman in the first episode of her Web-series, Conversations with Future Stars, which was part of the official selection at LA Webfest 2013. However prophetic those words may be, Heather [...]

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