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TEXAS: School District Agrees To Pay Student For Outing Her To Her Mother

A Texas school district will pay $77K to settle a lawsuit brought by a student whose coaches outed her to her mother. According to the lawsuit, on March 2, 2009, an unscheduled, off-campus softball practice was called. When Skye Wyatt, then 16, arrived at the field, then-Kilgore ISD softball coaches Rhonda Fletcher and Cassandra Newell dismissed the rest of the ...

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Chelsea Clinton Speaks To LGBT Youth

Chelsea Clinton spoke yesterday at the same HRC convention for LGBT youth at which Ellen Page came out on Friday. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made “incredible progress” on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success. “I’ve often been asked why issues of equality are so important ...

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NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Budget Adds Funding For Homeless LGBT Youth

Yesterday New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio unveiled his first budget in a $73.5B expenditure plan that includes new funding to aid the city’s large population of homeless LGBT youth. “This is a progressive administration. Our budget will be a progressive budget,” de Blasio said. The budget includes restoring $8.3 million in 2014 for homeless services that was slashed ...

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BRITAIN: Gov’t Warns Gay Men About Teens Using Hook-Up Apps

The British government has issued a warning to gay men about teenagers using hook-up apps such a Grindr even though such apps are supposedly age-restricted to adults only. Via Gay Star News: The UK’s National Crime Agency has said, after an increase of teens reporting abuse on these apps, the responsibility is always on the adult. If an adult receives ...

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Liberty Counsel Files SCOTUS Appeal To Overturn CA Ban On “Ex-Gay” Torture

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court refused to consider the Liberty Counsel’s en banc appeal to overturn California’s ban on the “ex-gay” torture of LGBT youth. But the Ninth has now delayed the implementation of the ban while the Liberty Counsel asks the Supreme Court to hear their case. California’s SB 1172, which the 9th Circuit upheld in August, prohibits ...

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Study: Gay Male Teenagers Use Steroids Six Times More Than Straight Peers

Boston’s Fenway Institute, which provides health services to the LGBT community, has conducted a study on steroid use among gay teenagers. Via the Associated Press: Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a “dramatic disparity” that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say. ...

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JMG Exclusive: 30th Anniversary Remix Of Cyndi Lauper’s Classic Time After Time

Sony Music has given JMG the distinct privilege of the exclusive hosting of the Bent Collective Remix of LGBT icon Cyndi Lauper’s classic Time After Time, which comes from a brand new package that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of She’s So Unusual. Music icon Cyndi Lauper will celebrate the anniversary of her groundbreaking, record-setting debut album with ...

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Ninth Circuit Court To Liberty Counsel: Didn’t We JUST Tell You To Fuck Off?

Back in August a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Liberty Counsel’s demand that the court overturn their loss before a federal district court in their incessant campaign to repeal California’s ban on the “ex-gay” torture of LGBT youth. Unswayed by those two losses, the following month the Liberty Counsel filed an en banc demand ...

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GLSEN Publishes Full-Page NYT Ad

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Linda Harvey: Everybody Is Heterosexual

“Remember that Nobel Prize winner, the scientist who discovered the ‘gay’ gene? I’m having trouble coming up with the name. It’s because there is no such researcher, since nothing like a ‘gay gene’ has been found. But try to tell that to the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and the various self-important ‘gay’ bloggers. With claws and teeth exposed, the monster ...

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HAWAII: Christian Group To Testify Against Student Anti-Discrimination Bill

Hawaii Family Advocates, one of the hate groups that helped organize that state’s now-infamous “citizens’ filibuster” against same-sex marriage, is once again rallying their troops. Tomorrow the group’s supporters plan to descend upon a Hawaii House hearing on a student anti-discrimination bill. From the text of the bill: [[]§302A-1001[]] Student bias. No person in the State, on the basis of ...

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Linda Harvey: God Wants Children To Be Grossed Out About Homosexuality

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VIRGINIA: “Ex-Gay” Survivors Sought For Testimony In Support Of Ban Bill

If you are a Virginian survivor of “ex-gay” torture, activists need your help. Via Box Turtle Bulletin: Virginia is attempting to join the list of states which ban ex-gay therapy on minors.  Text of the bill can be found here.  Legislative action is going to happen between now and the end of February and Virginia based survivors of ex-gay therapy ...

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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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