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  The anti-gay American Family Association (AFA) is putting Hilton Worldwide on alert concerning an ad that the hotel chain ran in Travel + Leisure magazine showing two guys waking up together in bed. “Stop Clicking Around,” the ad admonished, whatever that means. The AFA complained that T+A is “a mainstream publication that can be […]

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Demonic Circle  

  It was announced that a right-wing church called Open Door Baptist Church of Easley, SC, forgot to renew the name of their popular website, WarningsOfWrath.com, and the domain name was promptly bought by a gay rights activist who redirected the URL to “scaryfuckers.com”—a gay porn site that may be shocking even to those who […]

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How the Pope Was Played

Many people felt dejected when Pope Francis, on his recent visit to the U.S., met with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, becoming a media sensation and a cause célèbre of the religious Right. It turns out both Davis and the papal meeting were creatures of […]

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File Under: When These Things Write Themselves

Could this be one of those times when one segment of the population can only see something hilarious, while another (the majority?) can’t see it at all? The image went viral on the social media for those in on the joke, but the double entendre was apparently missed by the editors of Rightwing.com. Which brings […]

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Double Your Lies

Another soldier in the church-sponsored war on gay equality! The new operation is called Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays—PFOX, not to be confused with FPOX—an obvious take-off on PFLAG, Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays. So, they recently put up a billboard in Richmond,Virginia, that featured two identical-looking men and the words, “Identical Twins: One gay. […]

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Putting the X in Ex-Gay

We can’t report on every run-of-the-mill sex scandal involving a fundamentalist preacher or anti-gay politician, but every so often one comes along that seems to harbor a deeper meaning. Take the case of Steven Barnes, a former teacher at the Bethel Baptist School in Wills, Mississippi, who stands accused of raping a student once a […]

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Planet of the Gay Apes

 THE PARANOID STYLE of American politics is such that it’s a safe bet that eventually every conspiracy theory that can be conceived will be conceived—and then broadcast by some conehead with a talk radio show. But occasionally one of these conspiracies catches our eye. So there’s a right-wing radio host named Rick Wiles who’s convinced that […]

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Vote for Mona!

A Republican candidate for the state senate named Steve Wiles who’s running as an opponent of marriage equality was revealed to be none other than “Mona Sinclair,” a drag entertainer in a former life. Wiles apologized for this youthful indiscretion and insisted that he’s totally not gay, dismissing his Mona phase as a long-ago mistake. […]

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Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

No pulling of punches on this one: Exodus International has just announced that the group is closing its doors forever, and we rejoice. For years E.I.’s mission has been to hound and humiliate gay and lesbian people by claiming that they could be “cured” of their sexual orientation, and they’ve inflicted snake-oil “treatments” on thousands […]

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Gayzilla

For years the far Right has been insisting that gay people comprise a mere one percent of the population—which somehow bolsters their belief that we don’t deserve equal rights.

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