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Inferno DR Cancelled!
By August 29, 2013 Read More →

Inferno DR Cancelled!

  Inferno DR, the huge annual black LGBT Pride celebration held at Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, has been cancelled less than 10 hours before it was scheduled to begin, its organizers announced yesterday. By Nathan James The event, which draws thousands of gays and lesbians from around the world, was thrown into chaos […]

Honoring the 1963 March On Washington
By August 22, 2013 Read More →

Honoring the 1963 March On Washington

THE AMAZING THING IS the March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom that took place on August 28th, 1963 went off without a hitch. For with Jim Crow in its death throes the climate was anything but favorable for a mass meeting of civil rights activists on our nation’s front lawn. By Troy Longmire [Originally […]

Egypt Declares State of Emergency
By August 14, 2013 Read More →

Egypt Declares State of Emergency

The Egyptian presidency said Wednesday it was imposing a one month state of emergency throughout the country after the army clashed with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo and other cities. The government announcement was made on state television shortly after the Health Ministry said 95 people had been killed in Cairo and […]

Judge Rules NYPD’s ‘Stop And Frisk’ Practices Unconstitutional
By August 12, 2013 Read More →

Judge Rules NYPD’s ‘Stop And Frisk’ Practices Unconstitutional

A New York City federal judge has ruled that the NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” practices are unconstitutional, violating the rights of the mostly minority and LGBT victims subjected to the procedure. In her 195-page decision, Justice Shira Scheindlin cited the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable search and seizure, saying that “the city adopted a policy of […]

Gang Member Gets 7 Years In Brutal 2010 Gay-Bashing Torture Case
By August 12, 2013 Read More →

Gang Member Gets 7 Years In Brutal 2010 Gay-Bashing Torture Case

A judge has given a seven-year prison sentence to a Latin Kings gang member charged with participating in a 2010 gay-bashing torture case in the Bronx. By Nathan James Nelson Falu, 20, who pleaded guilty to a robbery charge stemming from the attack against two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man, during which the victims […]

Obama Awards Gay Civil Rights Advocate Bayard Rustin Medal Of Freedom
By August 9, 2013 Read More →

Obama Awards Gay Civil Rights Advocate Bayard Rustin Medal Of Freedom

Bayard Rustin, the black gay civil rights advocate who taught Dr. Martin Luther King, and who was the organizing force behind the historic March On Washington half a century ago, will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the White House announced yesterday. By Nathan James Rustin, a student of the nonviolent-protest principles of […]

Obama Slams Russia On LGBT Rights
By August 8, 2013 Read More →

Obama Slams Russia On LGBT Rights

In the wake of sweeping new anti-gay laws recently passed by the Russian Parliament, President Obama spoke out in defense of LGBT rights on the Tonight Show Tuesday night. By Nathan James Responding to the new legislation, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vow to enforce the repressive laws at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next […]

2nd Annual Gay Pride Parade Held in Uganda
By August 7, 2013 Read More →

2nd Annual Gay Pride Parade Held in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA — On Saturday, August 3, Uganda’s homosexual community stepped out of the shadows in red wigs and glittering stilettos. By Hilary Heuler The country’s second gay pride parade, held on a sandy beach in Entebbe, drew over a hundred people eager to tell the world that they are out, they are proud and […]

Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?
By July 29, 2013 Read More →

Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?

Pope Francis has said gay people should not be judged or marginalised. Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he said: “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?” The Pope’s remarks are being seen as much more conciliatory than his predecessor’s position […]

44 Years Ago This Week
By July 20, 2013 Read More →

44 Years Ago This Week

On July 16, 1969, the Kennedy Space Center in central Florida, three astronauts sat in their command module, Columbia, atop the most powerful, complex mechanical object ever built, the Saturn V rocket, and awaited a liftoff that would take them to their rendezvous with history. By Nathan James Four days later, after sailing through the […]