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156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months. 

The statement follows:

Do Ex-Gays Exist?

Starting in 2011 leaders of ex-gay ministries around the world admitted no Christian changed orientation to heterosexual.

We all know people who are bisexual and have had sex with both sexes. That is perfectly valid and bisexuality is not just a way of avoiding labels. It is a genuine sexual orientation, albeit often misunderstood.

But has anyone been able to choose to go from homosexual to heterosexual by choice, prayer or any other means?

Forget Milo, you should be listening to TS Madison

TS Madison Hinton keeps it more real than Milo Yiannopoulos.

For everything that has recently come up about the incendiary tongued Milo Yiannopoulos, there is one person who you should have been listening to all along: TS Madison Hinton. 

Where Milo stops short, Madison continues with raw and unfiltered commentary on a world that may be too afraid to hear her truths.

Milo Yiannopoulos’s trash talking tanks

For too long Yiannopoulos felt he was unstoppable when it came to his unfettered free speech as an exercise of his First Amendment right.

Milo Yiannopoulos, vulgarian, alt-right’s telegenic token gay and Breitbart’s polemical senior editor, last appearance on a national stage may have finally come.

A tale of rape, drugs and recovery in San Diego's LGBT community

It looked as though someone had repeatedly injected me and was very rough in doing so because the blood was streaming down my forearms.

[Editor's Note: This is a raw and unedited account of one man's terrifying  journey, in his own words, into drug addiction and rape in San Diego]

This is a true story, it’s my story, the untold story that I have suffered from immensely for years now.

Report: San Diego violent crime rates lowest in decades

Overall crime in San Diego decreased by 2.3 percent in 2016 from 2015, with violent crime decreasing 4.5 percent.

In front of the San Diego Police Department Headquarters, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Councilmember and public safety committee chair Chris Cate discussed how the department’s community-focused approach has contributed to San Diego’s violent crime rate dropping to the lowest level in four decades.

The irony behind Trump’s travel ban and Holocaust Remembrance Day

Trump’s public statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day omitted any mention of Judaism, anti-Semitism or the Nazis’ systematic program exterminating European Jewry.

The omission was not only hurtful to remaining Holocaust survivors, their families, and friends, but it was dismissive of its six million victims during World War II. 

Mike Pence’s RFRA forever damaged my state

Ben Yoder is a public school music teacher in Indiana.

When Mike Pence was chosen to be Donald Trump’s running mate during last year’s presidential campaign, the moment was very bittersweet.