Monthly Archives: April 2014

“God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines: A Review


Erin Nanasi | Forward Progressives | April 16, 2014 As one of fifty online writers chosen to review “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines prior to publication, I admit, I had some preconceptions. I thought I would be … Continue reading

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Out Magazine Releases 8th Annual Power 50 List


James Nichols | Huffington Post | April 16, 2014 Out Magazine has released its annual “Power 50,” which documents the 50 most powerful members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in America. Much of the list is to … Continue reading

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The Secret Anti-Abortion Law That’s Sweeping America


Erika L. Sánchez | The Guardian | AlterNet | April 15, 2014 Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Last November, a new law went into effect in Texas: abortion clinics … Continue reading

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In child custody disputes, LGBT parents face bias in the courts, review finds


Science Daily | April 16, 2014 Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to … Continue reading

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Ethiopia Cancels Anti-Gay Rally and Drops Proposed Bill


Cathy Kristofferson | Oblogdeeoblogda | April 16, 2014 The AP is reporting plans to hold a mass anti-gay rally in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been cancelled. The two religious groups planning the rally announced last week it would be held on April 26th. The … Continue reading

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Gov. Rick Perry may face criminal charges for threatening lesbian DA Rosemary Lehmberg


John Wright | Lone Star Q | April 16, 2014 A grand jury convened Monday to look at whether anti-gay Texas Gov. Rick Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto funding for lesbian Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s … Continue reading

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Brunei’s new law permits stoning gay people to death


Rhuaridh Marr | Metro Weekly | April 16, 2014 “Under international law, stoning people to death constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is thus clearly prohibited.” – Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the … Continue reading

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Lambda Legal Sues Doctor and Clinic for Denying Medical Care to Transgender Woman


Oblogdeeoblogda | April 16, 2014 (Urbana, IL, April 16, 2014) – Yesterday, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Naya Taylor, a transgender woman denied … Continue reading

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The US Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It


Julia Angwin | ProPublica  | Truthout | April 16, 2014 (Image via Shutterstock) The Heartbleed computer security bug is many things: a catastrophic tech failure, an open invitation to criminal hackers and yet another reason to upgrade our passwords on dozens … Continue reading

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Study: HIV incidence 4x higher in people with mental health diagnoses


Dr. Mark Thoma, MD | America Blog | April 16, 2014 A recent study took a look at the incidence of HIV in people who had mental health diagnoses, and found that they were four times more likely to be HIV … Continue reading

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