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Take Action: Biola University Professor Equates Being LGBTQ to Being Racist, Students Demand Apology

April 11, 2013
Biola University professor Erik Thoennes equated having an LGBTQ identity with being a racist at a school-sponsored panel in September of 2012. Audio of his comments were only recently released. Because LGBTQ students are at risk for expulsion at Biola, it has taken months for them to organize. However, with the help of openly-queer alum Jos Charles, a petition was finally started.Read More

Gay Man Arrested for Staying at His Partner's Bedside at Hospital

A Missouri man was arrested because he stayed by his partner's bedside in the hospital. The hospital refused to recognize Roger as a part of Allen's family, put him handcuffs, and escorted him out of the building. Roger is now unable to see his partner at all, because of a restraining order following his arrest.Read More

Vote for Glee's Kurt and Blaine as Entertainment Weekly's "Greatest TV Couple of All Time"

Entertainment Weekly's "Greatest TV Couple of All Time" bracket competition ends tonight and Glee's beloved gay couple, Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, have made it to the final two. Vote now!Read More

NHL and NHLPA Announce Historic Partnership with You Can Play Project

The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association announce a continuing partnership with the You Can Play Projcet; becoming the first major professional sports league to make such an agreement. Read More

Gay man delivers Catholic diocese over 18,000 signatures, diocese refuses to meet

Nicholas Coppola, the gay man who was stripped of his involvement with his local Roman Catholic parish, delivered 18,603 signatures to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, requesting to be restored to full engagement with his local parish. The signatures were gathered through the social justice organization, Faithful America in less than one week after launching the campaign. Read More

 
April 11, 2013

LGBTQ Camps Make Youth Feel Safe and Welcomed, Promote Solidarity

For many people, camps are formative experiences that can shape the rest of one's life. These LGBTQ-specific camps provide a safe and affirming environment to allow campers just to be youth, explore who they are, and enjoy canoeing and bonfires free of social anxiety.

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