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  • Transgender Obama Appointee Draws Right Wing Fire

    Amanda (born Mitchell) Simpson has conservative Christian heads exploding. Amanda Simpson is now working for the federal government. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Senior Technical Adviser to the U.S. Department of Commerce. ...
  • Beyond Radical: Mary Daly, Feminist Theologian, Changed Worlds

    Mary Daly, who passed away this Sunday, January 3, at 81 years old, was among feminism's strongest prophetic voices — an enormously influential, and controversial, iconoclast. ...
  • Hate Begets Hate

    Three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” gays and lesbians have been widely discredited in the United States  gave a series of talks in Uganda last March to thousands of police officers, teachers and politicians in which ...
  • Did Karl Rove Leave His Wife For Jeff Gannon?

    Jeff Gannon was the fake reporter who was mysteriously given a pass to sit in on White House press briefings and ask right-wing softball questions for two years. He was eventually unmasked as a Republican plant — which would have been filed away as busi...
  • What the Hell Does "Sanctity of Marriage" Mean?

    Karl Rove - who likes to invoke the phrase "sanctity of marriage" as a reason to prevent gays from marrying - recently got divorced for the second time. The question is: Where exactly was the sanctity in his marriages? In fact, the term "sanctity of mar...
  • Celebrate a Gay New Year's Eve on December 31 with the Worldwide LGBT Community

    A review of the major winter holidays celebrated in the United States reveals that only one is focused specifically on the growth and development of LGBT people. While Gay Pride celebrates the anniversary of Stonewall in June, the Bridge of Light on Decem...
  • More Victims Of Gay Marriage

    The gays just won't give up. It doesn't matter how many lives are affected, and all the heart break. It doesn't matter at all. They just won't give in. Their latest victim was announced just today, when they caught a big one--Karl Rove. Yes, another heter...
  • No Change for Obama

    LGBT activists launch a boycott of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. People rest during a protest October 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Activists gathered in DC to push President Barack Obama's administration and the U.S. Congress to live up to promis...
  • This Was the Decade For Same-Sex Marriage. Who Knew?

    In the slow and steady march toward equality, time is on our side and progress is inevitable. The people who still make life unnecessarily difficult for gay men and lesbians are dinosaurs, and one day they will be extinct -- and we will collect their bone...
  • Gay Candidates Get Support That Causes May Not

    Some political scientists say the rise in openly gay candidates’ winning public office is a better barometer of societal attitudes than are the high-profile fights over same-sex marriage. “Gay marriage ballot measures are not the best measure,” sai...
  • The Pathetic State of the Anti-Gay Right

    Limp wristed Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber is among the most vicious of anti-gay activists.  He routinely launches attacks calling gays "homo-fascists" and liberals modern day Baal worshipers, while likening homosexuality to incest and bestiality ... but...
  • Christians to Conservative Conference: Gays, No! Birchers, Yes!

    Religious Right leaders are demanding that gay Republicans are excluded while remaining silent on conspiracy-minded John Birch Society. The annual “conservative-palooza” commonly known as CPAC, or the Conservative Political Action Conference, will be...
  • Gay Rights and the Natural Law Farce

    For years now a culture war has raged between liberal rationalists and religious dogmatists over whether homosexuality should be treated equally by civil law. Having lost ground in recent years as young people grow up in a world far more familiar with the...
  • From 1999 to 2009: A Decade of Progress

    We compiled a list (probably incomplete) of gains and losses in LGBT legal rights in the last decade. While we have a way to go and have experienced setbacks, over all, our community is advancing forward toward equality at a rate never before seen in the ...
  • Filling Legal Gaps For Same-Sex Couples

    The state says we’re married, the feds say we’re not. What gives? Massachusetts-based financial planner Dana Levit regularly fields that question from clients. That’s because in 2004 the state of Massachusetts legalized gay marriage, but gay couple...
  • A Good Week For Gays

    Last week, three openly gay people rose to positions of public prominence. So what do you think RainbowZine readers? Does it matter? Will all of this make any difference next year, when landmark decisions about gay marriage and "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell...
  • LBJ 's Civil Rights Legacy: The Missing Links

    Yes, Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act but please know and understand, he was pushed by the will and fortitude of the people to get it done. He was pushed by the ghost of slaves and generations and generations of people who refused to give...
  • Gay Members Of Congress Still Struggling With Inequality

    When U.S. Rep Jared Polis of Colorado wanted to take his partner, Marlon Reis, on a congressional delegation trip to Seattle, the gay congressman was asked to cover costs that his straight colleagues were not. ...
  • Gay Marriage's Big Problem

    The open question in an age of polarization is this: have all those prepared to change their minds on the issue of gay marriage already done so? While we ponder timing, demographics, politics and other issues, we will have to remember that any strategy ...
  • Addressing Homophobic Rhetoric, and Not Just the Anti-Gay Initiatives in Africa

    In his statement this morning condemning Uganda's proposed criminalization of homosexuality, Rick Warren omitted some critical items. While he condemned the proposed law in Uganda, and dissassociated himself from the anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa, he negl...