Next week, Des Moines, Iowa will play host to the National Religious Liberties Conference—a warm, welcoming place where you get to hear about how birth control literally fills women’s wombs with tiny dead fetus babies and how homosexuals should be put to death. Naturally, GOP candidates Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee were more than happy to sign up.
America's youngest LGBT rights supporters are really giving homophobic presidential candidate Michele Bachmann a tough time this week. In this video, eight-year-old Elijah approaches Bachmann while she tries to peddle her broken autobiography to naive South Carolinians and whispers in her ear, "Miss Bachmann, my mommy's gay but she doesn't need fixing."
Scottish authorities have launched a murder investigation into the death of Stuart Walker, a 28-year-old man who was brutally beaten, burned, then
tied to a streetlight left by a roadside early Saturday morning in the town of Cumnock. A police department spokeswoman told The Scotsman that Walker probably did not die from his burns, but reports suggest that he may have been burned while still alive. Walker was gay, which has prompted questions about whether his murder was a hate crime. Police told BBC that "there was nothing to suggest" it was a homophobic attack, though they haven't ruled out the possibility. Update: Earlier reports that Walker had been found tied to a lamppost are incorrect, police say.
Scientists—like, actual scientists, with real degrees and a belief in the scientific method—agree that people do not choose their sexual orientation. Someone should tell Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty! Because he seems to think that "the science in that regard is in dispute."
Gay British radio host Scott Mills visited a Ugandan witch doctor for a television special called The World's Worst Place to Be Gay. The doctor's cure consisted of stripping Mills to the waist, beating him with a live chicken, placing a torch over his head, and then pouring water over it. Congrats, he's no longer gay!
This evening's Piers Morgan Tonight featured megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and his
Stepford wife Victoria. When Morgan switched the subject to homosexuality, Osteen—declaring it a "sin" and comparing it to an "addiction"—contradicted and offended on multiple levels.
"I am proud that I am a lesbian," says Suze Orman in this new video for the "It Gets Better" campaign. Orman's video is part personal story, part inspiration, and all sorts of fabulous. Bullies, you are denied! Watch inside.