Category LGBT rights

400 churchgoing Mormons join LGBT pride parade

Some [straight Mormons Building] Bridges marchers worried how the crowds [in Salt Lake City] would react, especially given the history of LDS Church-backed opposition to same-sex marriage. “But when we turned the first corner onto 200 South Street, the crowd…

Sheriff Paul Babeu and his gay ex-lover

Pinal County AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu says he did not threaten his Mexican ex-lover with deportation and, oh yeah, he’s gay. “I am gay,” Babeu said, but the charges against me are “completely false.” While it’s remarkable to see a…

Tell Malawi: repeal anti-LGBTI laws

My hat is off to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who recently announced an initiative to insist upon equitable and fair treatment of LGBTI people as a condition for receiving USA foreign aid funds. At least one country, Malawi, has…

‘Don’t Go, Don’t Kill’

In the past few weeks a series of reforms have been passed which some are saying justify President Obama’s, the Democratic Party’s, and American liberals’ extreme moderation and corporatism (or, in some cases, a mere subservience to, if not an…