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  • 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...
  • A Blessing in Disguise?

    The death of a feeble public option may be a blessing in disguise. If a public option existed and Republicans were back in power, how long do you think it would take before they used the program to pursue their anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-sex education, a...
  • White House Issues Statement ‘Strongly’ Condemning Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

    This statement is the strongest yet issued by the Obama administration. On the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We have to stand against any efforts to marginalize and criminalize and penalize members of the LGBT communit...
  • Joe Lieberman: The Monkey Wrench in Democratic Plans

    Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a face-to-face meeting on Sunday that he will vote against a health care bill that includes a public option or a provision that would expand Medicare. ...
  • Rick Warren Finally Issues A Statement Condemning Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    For weeks, Pastor Rick Warren has been under fire for refusing to condemn the Anti-Homosexuality Bill going through the Ugandan parliament, which would make certain homosexual acts punishable by death. Last month, he told Newsweek that it wasn’t his “...
  • Moving Beyond Race on the Gay Rights Debate

    Supporters of marriage equality were crushed last week when a marriage-equality bill in the New York Senate was defeated 24 to 38, despite high hopes that a few Republicans would cross the aisle and the bill, which had the support of New York's African Am...