Posts tagged "gay rights"

A Report Reveals: One Million African Americans Identify As LGBT

A Report Reveals: One Million African Americans Identify As LGBT
I love to hear our numbers are growing. It’s like gay Christmas! A new report is shedding light on the growing number of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in the black community. According to a recent study, there are more than one million African-American LGBT adults in the U.S. Of those individuals, 84,000... Read more »

Sign this Petition to Stop Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill

Sign this Petition to Stop Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill
I was having a difficult time finding a petition to help stop Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, but, thanks to a new feature, We the People, on WhiteHouse.gov, I was able to allow my voice, and others, to be heard.  If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by December 18, 2012,  the White House will review... Read more »

Uganda's "Kill The Gays" Bill is a Hot Mess

Uganda's "Kill The Gays" Bill is a Hot Mess
I don’t think I will ever understand the fact that homosexuality is illegal in many  parts of the world; specifically, many African countries. It’s incomprehensible. Well, Uganda will officially pass the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill at the end of this year despite international criticism. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the anti-gay bill will become law by... Read more »
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Football Star Reggie Bush Wants You To Stop Using The Phrase "No Homo!"

Football Star Reggie Bush Wants You To Stop Using The Phrase "No Homo!"
The world seems to be changing in a very “accepting” direction. When major sports athletes stand up and defend gay rights, it makes me so proud. New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush advised his Twitter followers not to use the phrase “no homo” if it offends gay people. Towleroad reports that Bush first posed... Read more »

Georgia's Megachurch Pastor Jim Swilley Comes Out

Jim Swilley, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch, recently revealed to his congregation that he is gay. The brave father of four said that his wife, to whom he was married for more than 20 years, encouraged him to come out years ago, but at the time, he told her: “These words will never come... Read more »

Bollywood's First Gay Kiss

This seems like a week of first in the entertainment world. First, FOX’s Show Glee shows its first gay kiss and, now, Bollywood showcases its first gay kiss in a new film, “Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun.”  It is the first movie in India to feature a male homosexual kiss. Dunno Y tells the... Read more »
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It Gets Better...

I was completely stunned when I learned of a Rutgers University student killed himself after his sexual encounter with another boy was broadcast online by his college roommate, he joined a growing list of gay suicides in recent months. The Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, apparently jumped to his death from a New York City bridge... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Windy City Times!

Today is a great day for the team at Windy City Media Group. After 25 years, the voice of the Windy City Times remains — a weekly reflection of life in Chicago’s gay community, a printed product that has followed the path of the gay rights movement and adapted to a changing media landscape. The Windy City... Read more »

Rev. James Meeks NOT for Mayor

Chicago’s anti-gay Mayoral hopeful Rev. James Meeks says that he will consider gay rights. The Chicago Democrat, in an interview with Fox Chicago, told the gay community not to worry because he’ll probably be too busy to mess with their domestic partnerships and employee benefits. “Now, if I were sitting around bored with nothing to do,... Read more »
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Even if you don't ask, I'm telling...

On Thursday, a federal judge in California did the absolute right thing. Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy which bars openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military is unconstitutional. Democratic congressional leaders and gay rights groups met on Monday to discuss the possible repeal... Read more »