Tag Archives: LGBT youth

INDIANAPOLIS: Gay Wedding Officiants Raise Money For LGBT Youth Group

Marion County Clerk Beth White has arranged for marriage officiants to accept donations to the Indiana Youth Group, which advocates on behalf of LGBT kids, in lieu of payment for conducting same-sex weddings. From her Facebook page: Here’s your final update from the Clerk’s office for today, Wednesday, June 25. The last couple was married about 11PM today, capping off …

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#BornPerfect: NCLR Launches National Campaign Against “Ex-Gay” Torture

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights: NCLR has launched #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy in the next five years by passing laws across the country to protect LGBT kids, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices. Few practices hurt LGBT youth more than attempts to …

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TEXAS: Police Arrest Suspect In 2012 Murder Of Teenage Lesbian

Nearly two years ago a young lesbian was shot and killed and her girlfriend was severely wounded as they visited a south Texas park. Vigils for the pair were held that weekend in several major cities. Yesterday police finally arrested a suspect. David Malcolm Strickland, 27, was arrested Friday by U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers in the San Antonio suburb …

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NEW YORK: State Senate Blocks Trans Rights And “Ex-Gay” Therapy Ban Bills

As expected, the GOP leadership of the New York state Senate has blocked the passage of both GENDA and a bill that would ban the “ex-gay” torture of minors. Openly gay state Sen. Brad Hoylman reacts via press release: “It’s bitterly disappointing that the State Senate bowed to partisan politics and failed to protect our kids in New York from …

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KICKSTARTER: Documentary On LGBT Youth Homelessness For Ali Forney Center

From the Kickstarter page: Road to Home will follow a half dozen young LGBT people who turned to the streets after being rejected by their families. Having been in production for the last year, we have met a number of people who have allowed us into their lives and have agreed to be filmed. Through the use of observational footage, …

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NPR’s StoryCorps Animates A Man’s Tale Of Parents’ Rejection For Being Gay

It’s a cartoon but you still might want a tissue. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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NEW YORK: State Assembly Passes Ban On “Ex-Gay” Torture For Minors

Via the Wall Street Journal: New York’s Assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child’s sexual orientation through therapy. On Monday the Democratic-led Assembly passed the ban 86 to 28. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and physicians from using conversion therapy on anyone under 18. Clergy would not be …

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Tony Perkins Cheers Texas GOP

“Don’t be surprised if the Texas GOP lands on the Left’s list of ‘hate groups’ after their convention this past weekend. In affirming its state platform upholding natural marriage and the sanctity of life, the Lone Star’s GOP threw its weight behind a host of key values, including the right of patients to seek ‘reparative therapy’ for unwanted same-sex attractions. …

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JMG T-Shirt Model: Carl Siciliano

Since $5 from the sale of every JMG t-shirt goes to the Ali Forney Center, it’s only appropriate that our first model is AFC founder Carl Siciliano, seen here with his pet pig Sophie, who has her own Facebook page.  Get your own shirt here – you don’t get a pet pig, but you do get a copy of the …

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Texas GOP Backs “Ex-Gay” Torture

Yesterday I reported that the Texas GOP has tentatively removed the “worst” of the anti-gay language from its 2014 party platform. Today the Houston Chronicle reports on an addition to that platform: “We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive …

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“Ex-Gay” Grindr Cruiser Matt Moore:
Trans Kids Are Possessed By Demons

“I get angry because of stories about kids like [six year-old transgender boy] Ryland. Angry at people. Angry as sin. Angry at Satan. I am not the type of person that believes Satan is hiding behind every rock, but I do think that there is a demonic element at play when little girls actually start to think they’re little boys, …

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Tonight In New York City

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Viral Video: I Am A Transgender Kid

Via the Daily Mail: When Jeff and Hillary Whittington, of San Diego, got the news in 2007 that they were having a daughter, the couple had no idea that in a few years’ time they will be raising a son instead. Last Thursday, the family were honored at the 6th annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, accepting the Inspiration Award after …

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Harlem’s Hate Church Has New Message

Pastor David Manning, who earlier brought you “Jesus Would Stone Homos,” last night posted the above message on his Harlem billboard, which is just steps away from the Apollo Theater tribute to Maya Angelou. Much more chillingly, also just down the street is the brand new Harlem drop-in shelter for the Ali Forney Center, which had its grand opening last …

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NEW YORK CITY: Rally For Homeless LGBT Youth Shelters On Monday June 2nd

Via press release: National Campaign for Youth Shelter calls for 22,000 beds for homeless youth: The Ali Forney Center and the National Coalition for the Homeless have released the list of speakers for the LGBT Rally for Homeless Youth, to be held in Washington Square Park at 6pm on Monday June 2nd. The National Campaign for Youth Shelter New York …

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Andrew Solomon’s TED Talk On Bullying, Name-Calling, And Growing Up Gay

Via the TED Talk website: Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to …

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The L Project – We’re All Human

From the L Project website: The L Project is an ongoing Anti LGBT bullying campaign run by Sofia Antonia Milone and Georgey Payne. We help raise awareness and facilitate fundraising by setting up projects working with artists, sponsors and other kind contributors. We aim to raise awareness about the effects of LGBT bullying, to give hope to those suffering from …

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VH1 Anti-Bullying PSA Raises Eyebrows

AdWeek discusses an anti-bullying PSA produced for VH1. On one level, the video is a marvel of wish-fulfillment that anyone who’s ever been picked on or put down during lunch period or study hall can instantly relate to. Believing you can turn the tables feels great, and the spot hits all the right notes in that regard. Still, the tone …

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Linda Harvey Is Sick Of Talking About You

“Enough is enough. Have you noticed that the promotion of homosexuality seems to be almost everywhere you look these days? From movies and TV shows to commercials, mass-market paperback novels and even children’s media. As you’ve heard me say many times, the topic of sexual deviance has sadly permeated the climate of our public schools. The mainstream media breathlessly covers …

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LGBT Group Faith In America Issues Plea To Pope Francis In Full-Page NY Times Ad:
Stop Condemning Homosexual Acts

The LGBT group Faith In America today published a full-page open letter to Pope Francis in the New York Times. The letter was written by Ali Forney Center head Carl Siciliano and financial assistance was provided by furniture maker Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Your Holiness, I write to you as a Roman Catholic, a former Benedictine monk and as …

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