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Video spoofs dramatize unintended consequences of "religious freedom" bills

CHICAGO – Truth Wins Out announced the release today of the second video in its “Flipping the Script on Religious Freedom” campaign, to highlight the real-world consequences of laws that purport to protect religious liberty, when in reality they only promote exclusion. In our new video, we show how such laws can open a can of worms and backfire on the “Christian” sponsors of such bills. The video was released on the day the

Irene Monroe: Pope's transparent views on transgenders

Pope Francis is a complicated, if not confusing, pontiff to the LGBTQ community — especially so to the transgender community.

On the surface Francis displays a pastoral countenance to his papacy that extends to all of our community. Just last week, the Pope had lunch with gay and transgender inmates. And in January, a transgender man reported he met the Pope.

Death threats won't stop Jamaican LGBT advocate

(Editor's note: Maurice Tomlinson is one of the best-known LGBT rights advocates from Jamaica. His activism over the years have brought him death threats, so he now lives in Toronto with his Canadian husband. He continues to fight for LGBT rights in the Caribbean, and last week was in court challenging the ban on gays entering the nations of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago.

Love thy neighbor? For Archbishop Cordileone and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, not so much

In response to the use of water sprinklers by the Archdiocese of San Francisco to deter homeless people from seeking refuge in entrance portals of St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement from Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, Director of Latino/a and Catholic Initiatives for HRC Foundation’s Religion and Faith Program:

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Irene Monroe: Discrimination is not religious freedom

A movement is afoot in state legislatures across the country to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.

There are a surprisingly number of bills being introduced in state legislative session, which outrightly sanction and enforce LGBTQ discrimination. These bills are called “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts” (RFRA), but don’t be fooled. These lawmakers are looking to codify LGBTQ discrimination.

Louisville murder highlights police mistreatment of transgender victims of color

When reports surfaced in late January of a transgender woman of color being murdered in Louisville, advocates were devastated.

Letter to the Editor: Matt McLaughlin's "kill the gays" plan, using real world facts

Thank you for publishing the story: OC lawyer wants to "kill the gays" in California, according to initiative goal.

Here's how lawyer Matthew McLaughlin's initiative would actually pan out.

1. Assuming you kill 1.4 million people (approximate LGBT population of California) and congressional seats are based on population, you would lose two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

What you need to know about anti-trans restroom bills

(Editor's note: Brynn Tannehill is director of advocacy for SPART*A.)

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas: Gay marriage is a sign of the "end times"

Long-time conservative columnist Cal Thomas writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media, which appears in respected newspapers across the country, from the Baltimore Sun to Newsday, offering conservative positions on everything from immigration to Iran’s nuclear program.

How the Internet made us gay

(Editor's note: Huffington Post blogger Jack Glascott calls himself a pop culture enthusiast, TV evangelist and Chili's extremist.)

"How many of you believe gays and lesbians should be able to marry one another? Raise your hands."