Tag Archives: LGBT youth

Tell CA Gov. Jerry Brown To Sign The Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Abuses Of LGBT Children

Sign the petition right now. Brown may get the bill very soon.

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CALIFORNIA: “Ex-Gay” Therapy Ban For Minors Passes In State Assembly

California’s bill to outlaw “ex-gay” therapy for minors was approved by the state Assembly yesterday. The bill has already passed in the state Senate. The 51-21 vote in the Democratic-controlled Assembly marked a major victory for gay rights advocates who say the so-called conversion therapy has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder. Opponents of the practice say ...

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Tyler Clementi’s Mother: I’ve Changed

The mother of Tyler Clementi, the gay Rutgers student who leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge, says she’s riddled with self-blame but has come to a new understanding about her son’s sexuality. “I think some people think that sexual orientation can be changed or prayed over,” she said now, in her kitchen. “But I know sexual orientation ...

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San Francisco 49ers Become First NFL Team To Join It Gets Better Campaign

Via press release from JMG reader Sean Chapin: The San Francisco 49ers have become the first NFL team to join the It Gets Better Project, an online video project where thousands of videos condemning anti-gay bullying are curated. The 49ers’ video comes after a successful petition drive, led by fan Sean Chapin, who rallied more than 16,000 people to sign ...

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“Ex-Gay” Group PFOX: It’s Fascist To Stop Us From Our Fascist Torture Of Gay Kids

Parent & Friends Of “Ex-Gays” are predictably quivering with anger over California’s proposed bill to ban the torture and brainwashing of LGBT children. PFOX writes to the bill’s main sponsor, CA Sen. Ted Lieu: Sponsoring legislation endorsed by the gay lobby to ensure that children only receive gay-affirming therapy is an act of childhood endangerment and an unconstitutional attempt to ...

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Petition Of The Day

The petition is here. Video explanation below.

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Matt Alber For Homeless LGBT Youth

Popular gay crooner Matt Alber has released a cover version of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody with proceeds to benefit San Francisco’s Larkin Street services for homeless LGBT youth. Get it now on iTunes or at CD Baby. Below is an acoustic version of the track Alber performed earlier this year.

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NEW JERSEY: Kirk Cameron Rejects Meeting Request By Bullied LGBT Youth

Probably to no one’s surprise, newly-hired NOM staffer Kirk Cameron has rejected the request of a meeting by a group of bullied New Jersey kids. Cameron’s spokesman sent the group an email: I promise you his goal is not one of trying to hurt people in any way, in fact it is just the opposite. He has a concern for ...

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NEW JERSEY: Bullied LGBT Kids Request Meeting With NOM Staffer Kirk Cameron

This weekend newly-hired NOM employee and faded sitcom actor Kirk Cameron will give a speech in New Jersey. And local victims of anti-gay bullying want to have a talk with him. “In a kind, respectful and constructive way, we’d like to talk to you about the pain your words about being LGBT have personally caused me and other LGBT youth,” ...

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Danny O’Donnell: Mitt Gets Worse

My buddy!

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SF General Staffers – It Gets Better

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Emmy Nomination For Dan Savage

I didn’t even think to check the children’s programming category. Congrats to Dan and the It Gets Better team!

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Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban On Gays

After a two year review, today the Boy Scouts issued a statement reaffirming its ban on openly gay Scout members or leaders. An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press. ...

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Cyndi Lauper Hosts Online Celebrity Auction To Benefit LGBT Causes

Via press release: Long-time civil rights advocate and artist Cyndi Lauper has rallied an impressive list of stars from music and entertainment to help kick off the 2012 True Colors Summer Charity Auction to benefit the True Colors Fund’s work in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper, Jason Mraz, Ricky ...

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NEW YORK: City Grants $3.3M To Ali Forney Center For Bea Arthur Residence

Some of may recall that Bea Arthur generously left $300,000 to the Ali Forney Center, which the LGBT youth advocates are using to as seed money to create a shelter in her name. Today we have fantastic news on that topic: The Ali Forney Center, in partnership with the Cooper Square Committee announced today that the City Council has designated ...

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CALIFORNIA: Christian Group Objects To Gender Training For Foster Parents

“It’s going to continue to confuse children. This is the way the homosexual activists continue to build their numbers — is to get people confused about their gender identity and start acting out. Obviously, people who care about children — Christian couples — they will probably go ahead and go through the training if they’re required to. When they start ...

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TEXAS: Police Issue Sketch Of Suspect In Shooting Of Lesbian Teen Couple

Texas police have released a sketch of the suspect in the shooting of a lesbian teen couple. Activists have held vigils around the nation since the crime. With help from a witness, Portland police described the alleged gunman as a skinny male in his 20s, weighing 140 pounds. The sketch was released late Wednesday. Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, and Mollie ...

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Bradlee Dean Vs Rep. Jared Polis

Hate group leader Bradlee Dean, he of the lawsuit against Rachel Maddow, has taken aim at openly gay Rep. Jared Polis and the proposed federal Student Non-Discrimination Act. Seven minutes of lies, if you can bear it.

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NEW YORK CITY: Activists Hold Vigil For Shot Texas Lesbian Teens

Photos and video by JMG reader Phil Davis. More here.

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NY’s Anti-Bullying Law Now In Effect

As of today, New York’s landmark anti-bullying ordinance is now state law. And as with so many LGBT rights issues in New York, heavy credit goes to Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, the chief sponsor of the bill. Via press release: “As parents, educators, and former students ourselves, New Yorkers are all well aware of the great harm bullying can cause. I ...

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