It was unusually satisfying to watch beauty contestant turned Bible-thumper Carrie Prejean crash and burn.
The House this week passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, legislation extending federal hate crimes law to protect individuals targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
Last week, at my request, the Pentagon released information on the number of troops and their respective occupation specialty that were discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for the month of January.
A few years back, Warren Throckmorton, an erstwhile psychologist and full-time blogger from a tiny Christian school, filmed a noxious “ex-gay” video, “I Do Exist.” The documentary begins at New York’s porn palaces on 8th Avenue – with the seedy atmosphere shot deliberately to signify gay life.
In 2002, a large gay rights organization was hosting a luncheon that featured a transgender speaker. During the Q&A, there was discussion of the merits of adding “gender identity” to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – which, if passed, would protect people from being fired because of their sexual orientation.
As one of the leaders of the Senate, I have been in Richmond this week with the newly-elected Senators while they attend New Member Orientation.
Last week, I wrote about the ManKind Project, a weekend retreat that tries to jolt men into dealing with deep personal issues. In the column, I discussed the troubling ties ManKind’s New Warriors program has with ex-gay ministries, which aggressively tout the retreat in their efforts to supposedly instill masculinity […]
Now that the Employment Nondiscrimination Act has passed the House of Representatives, the religious right has launched an all-out offensive to ensure people can be fired because of their sexual orientation. The first obvious fib propagated by Focus on the Family and the Christian Business Association is that this bill […]
As the Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church combined under sunny skies to produce the largest turnout in the history of either event outside the Falls Church Community Center Saturday, two organizations with opposite messages were there, with one reacting in a decidedly unfriendly way.
March 29 – April 1, 2007