Articles Tagged with gay rights

Sam Smith Speaks Up For Persecuted Gay People Worldwide

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British soul singer Sam Smith is openly gay. Smith is comfortable with his sexuality, proud of who he is and happy to discuss the prejudice and persecution that gay people across the world face simply as a result of their sexuality. As previously reported in Inquisitr Sam has revealed that in the past he has… Read more »

Church Supporting Gay Rights In Georgia Is Vandalized With Bible Verses

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A gay rights-supporting church in Georgia was targeted with vandalism. The message, spray-painted clearly across the front of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, reads, “Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies,” reports the Augusta Chronicle. The church’s pastor, Rev. Rick Sosbe, is a gay man himself and was one half of the first gay couple to… Read more »

Gay Rights Pioneer Madonna Has Two Reasons To Celebrate

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It’s easy to forget what a pioneer for gay rights Madonna has been. During the 1980s and early 1990s, at the height of the AIDS crisis, Madonna promoted tolerance in her songs, videos, and concerts. She was widely condemned for doing so and, to a certain extent, it hurt her career. Towleroad recently listed why… Read more »

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Will Immortalize Laverne Cox

Actress Laverne Cox speaks onstage during Logo TV's 'Trailblazers' at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 23, 2014 in New York City.

Actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox is set to make history in a way that she might never have considered. Ms. Cox will soon be forever immortalized in wax, thanks to Madame Tussaud. Becoming the first transgender wax figure, Laverne Cox’s likeness will premiere on July 26 at San Francisco’s annual Pride Festival. While Madame… Read more »

Ariana Grande Blasted For Headlining Gay Event Instead Of Lady Gaga

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When one thinks of gay rights, the name “Ariana Grande” isn’t always the first thing that pops up in their heads. However, according to the Huffington Post, Ms. Grande will be headlining a major gay event. “Ariana Grande will bring her steadfast support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to the New… Read more »

Gay Wedding Lawsuit Prompts Iowa Business To Stop Offering Marriage Services

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Gortz Haus Gallery, a flower shop, restaurant, and wedding venue in Grimes, Iowa, will no longer be offering marriage services. The Christian owners of the facility made the decision to stop offering wedding services after finding themselves embroiled in a gay marriage legal battle. Betty and Dick Odgaard, the Christian owners of Gortz Haus Gallery,… Read more »

‘Intolerant Jackass Act’ Would Require Individuals To Make $5,000 Contribution To Gay Rights Groups

Intolerant Jackass Act Responds To 'Shoot The Gays' Initiative

The “Intolerant Jackass Act” is the latest attempt at a voter-approved initiative to come out of the state of California. The beacon of the western United States recently made headlines for the outrageous efforts of attorney Matt McLaughlin, who started a “shoot the gays” initiative, formally called the “Sodomite Suppression Act.” Under McLaughlin’s initiative, citizens… Read more »