Tag Archives: LGBT youth

Quote Of The Day – Rabbi Yair Hoffman

“It is said that Machiavelli was the first to recommend it, but the old adage of ‘the best defense is a good offense’ has been adapted wholesale by the LGBTPed community, and New York State is next. A bill first introduced last year by Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, was just reintroduced in the New York State legislature with ...

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MINNESOTA: Democrat Introduces “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban That Could Put Ladybird Bachmann Out Of Business

Minnesota yesterday became the third state this week to see a bill that bans the “ex-gay” torture of LGBT youth. Ladybird Bachmann, the beard of Crazy Eyes, runs two such clinics in the state, although they don’t appear to expressly target minors. Minneapolis Rep. Susan Allen (DFL-62B) has introduced a bill that would prohibit licensed therapists from trying turn gay ...

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NEW JERSEY: Liberty Counsel Files Appeal Of “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban

In early November, the Liberty Counsel lost its court battle to overturn New Jersey’s ban on the “ex-gay” torture of LGBT youth. Yesterday they filed an appeal with the Third Circuit Court. “A3371 is far more scandalous than the George Washington Bridge lane closure,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Gov. Christie signed a bill that blocks ...

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NEW YORK: Gay Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture Of Minors

Via press release from the Empire State Pride Agenda: This legislation would protect LGBT youth from so-called therapists who use dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. “Trying to change someone’s true identity through so-called therapy is a dangerous practice that can seriously harm our LGBT youth,” said Pride Agenda Executive Director ...

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Linda Harvey Is Back On Amazon

Linda Harvey’s “ex-gay” book returned to Amazon on Friday, along with a dozen new 5-star reviews. Ten days ago Harvey claimed to have withdrawn the book from the site because evil gay bloggers were encouraging bad reviews from people who hadn’t even read it. Amusingly, some of the new reviewers freely admit that they haven’t read the book. A sample: ...

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Shabbat Dinner

After playing more than 50 film festivals, this award-winning “short film about coming out” was posted in its entirety to YouTube today.

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MARYLAND: Bill Introduced To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture Of LGBT Youth

Maryland Del. Jon Cardin has introduced a bill to ban the “ex-gay” torture and brainwashing of minors. Via Washington Blade: “There are numerous gay conversion therapy providers as well as organizations like the infamous International Healing Foundation located right here in Maryland advocating for what I consider very harmful conversion therapies,” said Cardin, noting Prince George’s County Public Schools last ...

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The Friendly Atheist Reviews Linda Harvey

Last week Linda Harvey screamed that Amazon didn’t pull her book because it advocates the torture and brainwashing of LGBT children, SHE pulled it herself because of nasty reviews spurred by evil gay bloggers.  The Friendly Atheist has read Harvey’s book and today posted a review. An excerpt: Harvey says that “hundreds” of organizations in the U.S. can help gay ...

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Linda Harvey: I Pulled My Book From Amazon Myself Because Of Gay Bloggers

“I saw the rotten reviews, a smear campaign by those who had not read the book, and the publisher attempted to get Amazon to pull the ad hominem reviews, but they were not immediately responsive.  So, since the book is brand new and I didn’t want it to be harmed by this uninformed and vicious campaign stimulated by ‘gay’ bloggers, ...

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Carl Siciliano On Phil Robertson

Via Memeographs.

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Documentary Kidnapped For Christ Describes “Ex-Gay” Teenage Torture Camp

Via Raw Story: “Kidnapped for Christ” is a new documentary that tells the story of teenagers sent to an evangelical Christian boarding school outside the U.S. where school personnel attempt to rid them of feelings of same sex attraction or other “ungodly” influences. “They mess your mind up,” said former student Deirdre Sugiuchi to Raw Story. “Prisoners have more freedom ...

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“Ex-Gays” File Discrimination Complaint With Department Of Justice

The “ex-gay” crackpots at PFOX have filed a federal discrimination complaint with the Department of Justice and the Department of Education because the Montgomery County, Maryland school board won’t let them advocate for the torture and brainwashing of LGBT students. Via press release: PFOX requests the federal agencies initiate an investigation into the discriminatory practices of Superintendent Starr and the ...

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Andy Cohen For GLSEN

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TRAILER: Road To Home

From the producers: In the avalanche of homeless young people spreading across America, nearly half are LGBT, despite the fact that gay kids make up only 5-7% of the general population. In an era of increasing openness regarding LGBT issues, where marriage equality is making strides and anti-gay bullying is publicly shamed, kids are coming out to their parents younger ...

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ROME: Famed Street Lit With Rainbow Lights For Gay Teen, Wingnuts Complain

Italy’s right wing Fratelli d’Italia party is demanding the removal of rainbow lights hung over Rome’s famous Via Del Corso in the memory of a gay teenager. A rainbow-flag theme has been selected for the traditional lights along the city’s main shopping street, the Via del Corso. The lights run for almost a mile long. The lights were chosen by ...

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MINNESOTA: Ladybird Drops “Bachmann” From Name Of His “Ex-Gay” Torture Clinic

Ladybird Bachmann has dropped the “Bachmann” from the name of his “ex-gay” torture clinic in Minnesota. And perhaps more interestingly, Crazy Eyes no longer gets a prominent mention on the brainwashing center’s website.  Via Bluestem Prairie: It’s been glitterbombed, infiltrated by gay men pretending to seek “pray away the gay” reparative therapy and mocked by Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld ...

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It Gets Better Sends Message To Russia

Via press release: With the Olympics approaching, Russia will be the site of one of the most celebrated international gatherings in the world. At the same time, the former Soviet country will also be ground zero for an evolving human rights crisis, often resulting in violent discrimination. With a network of It Gets Better Project affiliates throughout the world, IGB ...

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Rep. Jackie Speier Reintroduces House Resolution Against “Ex-Gay Quackery”

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) today reintroduced a House resolution that denounces the use of “ex-gay” torture on LGBT youth. Speier introduced the same resolution in November 2012, but it was not allowed to come to a floor vote. Lambda Legal reacts to today’s action via press release: We applaud the introduction of this important resolution, which adds the voice of ...

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Guest Post: Carl Siciliano

We deal with a twofold tragedy every day at the Ali Forney Center. The first part is that hundreds of thousands of parents drive their children from their homes because they cannot accept having an LGBT child. The second part is that fewer than one tenth of homeless kids in this country can access a youth shelter bed. Hundreds of ...

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CA Hate Group Claims It Has Signatures To Force Vote On Trans Student Rights

The anti-gay Capitol Resource Group claims that its coalition has gathered enough petition signatures to force a public vote on repealing the bill that grants rights to transgender students. A coalition of conservative groups called Privacy for all Students submitted 620,000 signatures to get the initiative on the November 2014 ballot, said Frank Schubert, the political strategist handling the signature ...

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