PUBLIC ERECTIONS @ DALLAS PRIDE WILL BE CHARGED AS FELONIES

Wearing cotton underwear at Dallas gay pride parade this weekend may result in fines, police have said. Dallas police announced again this week they will enforce the state and pride rules banning ‘indecent exposure’. According to the pride parade rules: ‘In accordance with the city of Dallas public nudity ordinance, parade participants must not expose genitalia, buttocks,…

A BOY 2, CALLED FAGGOT & ASSAULTED FOR WEARING PINK HAIRBAND

A two-year-old boy was called a ‘faggot’ and assaulted for wearing a pink hairband. Dexter Vyktoriah was with his 31-year-old mom Katie and five-month-old sibling out shopping in Wallmart in Polk County, Florida. Mother Vyktoriah was shocked when an unknown man, who she describes as being ‘overly large with a bushy beard and camouflage shirt’…

PARIS PROTEST AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE TURNS VIOLENT

More then a million homophobes marched through the streets of Paris, France last Sunday 26th May in a specially organised demonstration against the recently passed French law that legalised same-sex marriage and adoption. At least that’s the number the organisers, Manif Pour Tous, would have you believe that attended their march and demonstration of intolerance….

IN THE LIFE MEDIA PRESENTS: MARRIED BUT NOT EQUAL

IN THE LIFE examines the real-life impact of the Defense of Marriage Act August 1, 2011 — This August, public television stations across the country will begin airing Married But Not Equal, an episode from the award-winning news-magazine IN THE LIFE examining the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Social security benefits, child tax credits and immigration rights are…

IN THE LIFE: BECOMING ME

Is it a boy or a girl? Many parents learn the answer before their babyis born, and most expect their children to develop a gender identity thatmirrors biological sex within their first few years. But for transgender andgender nonconforming children, gender identity unfolds throughout childhood,adolescence and into early adulthood. Eight familieswith transgender and gender non-conforming children…

“THAT’S SO GAY” – THE DANGER OF COVERT HATE SPEECH

From a very early age I learned that one of the worst thingsI could be called was “fag” or “sissy.” Even before I understood what the wordmeant, I associated shame and fear with it. As I grew up, “fag” became one in along list of anti-gay labels that would fall into this category — words thatwould take…

IN THE LIFE: PERPETUATING STIMGA

The United States has more laws criminalizing HIVexposure and transmission than any other country in the world. Stigma and fearoften motivate criminal prosecutions, and the results can be devastating. Women, HIV & Criminal Law IN THE LIFE investigates the injustices that arise when a person’sHIV status becomes a crime, with a special report on how…

A VALENTINE’S FOR HOMOPHOBES

Roses are red, violets are blue. Got a problem with gaymarriage? What the f*ck’s wrong with you!” That how the Snarky Drag QueenBride kicks off this awesome video titled “A Valentine’s For Homophobes”by the FCK H8 campaign.With the hashtag #OccupyValentines, the video speaks to people who “R Coolw/ STR8s Divorcing but Say GAYS Will Destroy Marriage!” So how does this…

GLAAD TO CNN: ¡FIRE ROLAND MARTIN FOR ANTI-GAY COMMENTS!

CNN commentator Roland Martin made it a not-so-super Sundaywith a tweet and a Facebook posting widely perceived to be homophobic, and theGay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has called on the network to firehim. GLAADreports that after retailer H&M’s Super Bowl commercial featuring soccerplayer David Beckham, Martin tweeted to his nearly 95,000 Twitter followers,“If a…

IN THE LIFE: “FIRST CLASS CITIZENS”

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of equality, IN THE LIFE looks back at how LGBT rights intersect with the broader movement for civilrights in this country. Revisiting the first gay rights protests, the gay menof color who joined the Million Man March and the first openly gay federaljudge, we celebrate those who stood…