Camille is a twentysomething working in the LGBT nonprofit industry. She runs an LGBT news blog at gaywrites.org.
Carlos Maza, a 24-year-old gay blogger and recent Wake Forest University graduate, spends much of his time chronicling the abhorrent anti-gay initiatives of the hyper-conservative National Organization for Marriage. When he applied to take part in an “Emerging Leaders” program as part of the organization’s weekend-long It Takes A Family To Raise A Village (ITAF) conference in San Diego, CA, he wasn’t expecting the organization to take him seriously. But somehow, Maza was accepted to ITAF. He spent four days… Read more
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, an anti-abortion group based in the U.K., says legalizing marriage equality will lead to a rise in the abortion rate. Say what? In light of the recent push for marriage equality in the U.K., SPUC has been circulating the flyer above. Among other outrageous (and unfortunately common) claims about same-sex marriage, the flyer makes the following argument: “We must protect real marriage because it protects children in the womb. Statistics show that… Read more
Gay blogger Joe Jervis of Joe. My. God. says he received hate mail and even death threats after tweeting factual information about the Family Research Council’s history of hate activism. Shortly after the shooting at FRC last week — and probably around the same time FRC president Tony Perkins was blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center for the incident — Jervis’ posts called into memory the organization’s stance that homosexuality is a mental illness and Perkins’s association with white supremacist groups,… Read more
In the August 15th edition of the Yell County Record (an Arkansas newspaper), Mary Bentley, a Republican candidate for District 73 State Representative, published this apparent attempt at a campaign ad with a very strong message. The Arkansas Times got wind of it, so now we can enjoy it too! In case the print’s too small to read (all spelling and grammer errors are, well, not my own): Democrat Party backs Gay Marriage on Party Platform This past weekend the Democrat… Read more
Another right-wing politician has put his foot in his mouth to seemingly defend Rep. Todd Akin’s atrocious comments about “legitimate rape.” The LA Times reports that Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee had the following words of wisdom to share: “Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape,” Huckabee said of the late American gospel singer. One-time presidential candidate Huckabee added: “I used to work for James Robison back in the 1970s, he leads a large Christian organization. He, himself,… Read more