Rick Perry Trusts Science on Gay-Conversion, But Not That Climate Thing

Adam Weinstein · 06/16/14 01:45PM

Rick Perry, presidential contender and the Republican Party's version of a Very Special Blossom Episode, said today he'd listen to scientific professionals on whether gay-conversion therapy works. Which is weird, since he thinks scientific professionals who study climate or uteruses are basically charlatans.

Bigoted Old Fart Can't Faze These Women Getting Married

Adam Weinstein · 06/12/14 10:45AM

Two longtime partners joined Milwaukee's parade of recent newlyweds Wednesday afternoon, and not even a grumpy old curmudgeon trying to block their nuptials could put a damper on the courthouse ceremony.

Adam Weinstein · 06/11/14 02:30PM

A tea party House candidate in Oklahoma has endorsed stoning gays to death. It "goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I'm largely libertarian," he says, "but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss."

Military Color Guard Assigned to March in Gay Pride Parade

Adam Weinstein · 06/06/14 01:25PM

Conservative culture warriors may want to skip Saturday's big gay pride parade in Washington, seeing as how Dykes With Bikes will be joined by a Pentagon-approved U.S. military color guard—believed to be a first in the nation's history.

Adam Weinstein · 06/04/14 02:02PM

There's a megachurch in Texas, 90 percent of whose 4,500 members are LGBT. And it's been officiating gay marriages for like 40 years. Give us that old-time religion!

Adam Weinstein · 05/20/14 01:59PM

Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice Johnson, a National Guard soldier whose wife, Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012, has learned that she will receive survivor benefits from the VA, the first same-sex spouse to be afforded that privilege.

Adam Weinstein · 05/20/14 11:59AM

According to a new poll, here are a list of qualities that would convince Americans not to vote for a candidate, from least to most offensive: used marijuana; is gay or lesbian; in their 70s; had an extramarital affair; has never held office; is an atheist.

Critics Accuse Obama of Snubbing Troops After Obama Honors Troops

Adam Weinstein · 05/19/14 03:50PM

Saturday was Armed Forces Day. How did you celebrate? Oh, you didn't know? Neither did Commander-In-Chief Hussein Obummer. He was too busy celebrating International Day Against Homophobia Or Transphobia. That's according to right-wing bloggers. And they'd never steer you wrong! Right?

S.C. College Forced to Close Gender-Studies Center After Lesbian Play

Adam Weinstein · 05/13/14 12:59PM

Amid political pressure over its decisions to put on a "lesbian" play and offer incoming freshmen pro-LGBT readings, an embattled college in the South Carolina public university system has suddenly announced it's closing its gender-studies center.

Adam Weinstein · 05/12/14 12:18PM

Will transgender Americans get to serve openly in the military soon? Very possibly, yeah.

Sarah Hedgecock · 05/09/14 05:11PM

An Arkansas judge struck down the state's gay-marriage ban on Friday. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the 2004 constitutional amendment is discriminatory, though the state's attorney general is expected to appeal the ruling to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Adam Weinstein · 05/06/14 02:11PM

There's still time for you to vote for the anti-gay marriage ex-drag queen in today's North Carolina GOP primary for Senate. As he puts it: "Regardless of what I did in my twenties—remember to VOTE today—vote conservative and vote after praying." And DANCE after voting. In Lucite platforms!

Lawmaker: "Gay Sex" Involves "One Way Alley for the Garbage Truck"

Adam Weinstein · 05/02/14 10:04AM

A GOP representative and nondenominational minister dismayed over challenges to his state's gay-marriage ban penned a pun-filled letter to his local paper criticizing what he perceives as the health hazards of gay male-on-male sex involving "a one-way alley meant only for the garbage truck to go down."

Christian College Shuts Down LGBT-Friendly Student Paper

Adam Weinstein · 04/28/14 05:15PM

Administrators at Cedarville University, a Baptist institution in Ohio, have openly admitted to confiscating all the copies of an alternative student publication that had recently written in support of gays and lesbians and criticized university officials.

Idaho Bigots Won't Let Elderly Gay Veteran Be Buried With Her Wife

Adam Weinstein · 04/24/14 12:00PM

Madelynn Taylor, 74, served six years in the Navy. Madelynn Taylor grew up with the woman she would eventually marry in Oregon, in 1995. Madelynn Taylor is welcome to be buried in the veterans' cemetery in Idaho, where she now lives. But not with her now-deceased spouse, thanks to an anti-gay state law.