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Gay Teen’s Organ Donation Rejected

Gay Teen’s Organ Donation Rejected

Alexander Betts attempted suicide in July, 2013, and died soon after. He wanted to be an organ donor. While is heart went to a 14-year-old, his eyes were rejected. A Food and Drug Administration’s guidance for donor eligibility says men who have had sex with men in the past five years “should” be ruled as [...]

Gay Couple Together 48 Years Fight NC Marriage Ban

Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin have been a couple since Lyndon Johnson was president. “We’re still in love, after 48 years,” Gerber, better known as Lennie, said recently. “We still can’t begin the day without a good cuddle.” How many couples can say that? June 2, 1966, is engraved in Roman numerals on the identical [...]

Sues Doctor Who Diagnosed Him With ‘Chronic’ Homosexuality

Matthew Moore, an openly gay California man, is suing a doctor who diagnosed his “homosexual behavior ” as a “chronic problem.” …he was shocked to see his sexual orientation still described as a chronic condition more than a year after he complained about the use of the archaic medical classification. “It was infuriating. It was [...]

Pastor Cancels Funeral When He Finds Out Deceased Was Gay

The Florida pastor found out the night before that the funeral he was about to conduct was for a gay person. (h/t Crooks and Liars) Kendall Capers says he was told the service was canceled the night before he husband was to be buried. He says the pair were partners for 17 years and married last [...]

Younger Muslims Challenging At Least One Taboo

Younger Islamic worshipers believe you can be both Muslim and gay. The shift comes as young American Muslims work to reshape the faith they grew up with so it fits better with their complex, dual identity, with one foot in the world of their parents’ immigrant beliefs and one foot in the ever-shifting cultural landscape [...]

Uganda Abolishes Anti-Gay Law In Exchange For Financial Aid

Thankfully, Uganda appears to have come to its senses on the matter of (partially) decriminalizing homosexuality.  Yesterday, Uganda’s Constitutional Court abolished the intolerant and Draconian anti-homosexuality bill.   The law, signed by President Museveni in February, toughened up existing laws.  In June, the US imposed sanctions on Uganda, including travel restrictions on Ugandan officials involved in serious human [...]

Florida Tow Truck Operator Arrested For Targeting Gays

The owner of a Central Florida Tow Truck company has now been arrested for targeting the cars of “Gay Day” attendees last month. Jason Combs, the owner of ASAP Towing, did not even have the proper permits to tow at the parking lot he knew was filled with the cars of event participants. He now [...]

Christian Bakery That Wouldn’t Bake For Gays Now Bakes For Ex-Gays

“Sweet Cakes by Melissa” closed its Portland store earlier this year after Oregon found the owners guilty of violating the rights of gays. The Christian bakery is now an online store catering to ex-gays. According to The Advocate, the bakery recently posted a picture on its Facebook page of some goods that it recently made [...]

Rubio: Poor Opposers Of Same-Sex Marriage Face ‘Intolerance’

Talk about turning things around on their head. In Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s world, it’s the ones who are intolerant of gays who have to put up with intolerance. Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values [...]

Vikings Won’t Release Report On If Kluwe Firing Was For LGBT Advocacy

The Minnesota Vikings are withholding the findings of a report on the firing of former punter Chris Kluwe. After promising for months to make the findings public, the team is refusing to say if Kluwe was fired for his advocacy of the LGBT community. The investigation is a result of allegations Kluwe made against the [...]

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