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This Congressman Is Not Your Traditional Barney

This Congressman Is Not Your Traditional Barney

In 1972, former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., decided he would run for the state Legislature in Massachusetts — but he also explicitly decided to stay in the closet. And as he made this decision, he made a promise to himself to support LGBT rights. “I could not live with myself if I did not oppose […]

LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed By Utah Senate

LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed By Utah Senate

The Utah State Senate passed an LGBT anti-discrimination bill on Friday that has received widespread support from both gay and transgender rights groups as well as officials from the state’s populous religious community. The bill, introduced this week and unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate’s Republican-controlled Business and Labor Committee, passed in the Senate at a 23-5 vote. It would protect […]

Fox show blows the lid off homophobia

The creator of Fox’s prime-time soap “Empire” said he wants to “blow the lid off homophobia” in the African-American community with a depiction of the show’s lead character’s hostile relationship with his gay son. Lee Daniels, who was also behind the movies “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Precious,” said that his own father’s hostility toward […]