Monthly Archives: September 2013

NGLTF Statement on New Jersey Marriage Ruling


MEDIA                                 CONTACT: Mark Daley                                  Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325                                  (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org Statement on New Jersey Marriage Ruling WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 — Statement of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer … Continue reading

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New Report Finds LGBT Actors Face Continued Discrimination, Even As Opportunities Improve


Joint Press Release For Immediate Distribution September 27, 2013 Contact: Laura Rodriguez, lrodriguez@rabengroup.com, (310) 956-2425 Pamela Greenwalt, pamela.greenwalt@sagaftra.org, (323) 440-2892 NEW REPORT FINDS LGBT ACTORS FACE CONTINUED DISCRIMINATION, EVEN AS OPPORTUNITIES IMPROVE About a third of respondents believed that casting … Continue reading

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What Pope Francis has known about gay priests


The Rev. Irene Monroe | San Diego Gay & Lesbian News | September 26, 2013 Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe with his liberal-leaning pronouncements. And they are the most affirmative remarks the world has … Continue reading

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Barilla Pasta CEO: ‘I Would Never Use Homosexual Couples in my Adverts’


Jodie Gummow | AlterNet | September 27, 2013 The CEO of top-selling pasta brand Barilla, Guido Barilla, is under fire for anti-gay comments he made on an Italian radio show that Barilla won’t put gays in its advertising because it likes … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and His Followers Backslide –– Already


PAUL SCHINDLER | Gay City News | September 24, 2013 Just days after an interview with the Jesuit magazine America in which Pope Francis signaled a promising new tone on the gay community comes word that an Australian priest has … Continue reading

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Marriage Movement Advances in New Jersey, Illinois Rulings


ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Gay City News | September 27, 2013 In a big day for the marriage equality movement, trial judges moved the ball forward significantly in New Jersey and Illinois on September 27. In New Jersey, Mercer County … Continue reading

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Tony Perkins Appointed to Louisisana State Commission


John M. Becker | Bilerico | September 27, 2013 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council — an anti-gay hate group — to a spot on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. According … Continue reading

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Welcoming Schools Launches New Anti-Bullying Program


John M. Becker | Bilerico | September 27, 2013 Welcoming Schools launched the latest salvo in the ongoing crusade against school bullying this week when it released What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, & Bystanders, a film designed to equip educators … Continue reading

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PFLAG Omaha Newsletter October


PFLAG Omaha, NE Our October newsletter is now available to view at http://www.pflag-omaha.org/newsletter.pdf October is National Coming Out month. Join us at our October 10th meeting to share your coming out story. Everyone has one, moms, dads, families and friends … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Sexism With a Human Face?


Katha Pollitt | The Nation | AlterNet | September 28, 2013 Pope Francis seems a lovely man. He washes the feet of prisoners, drives a Ford Focus and lives in the Vatican guesthouse instead of the isolated papal apartments. He even … Continue reading

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