Election Cycle RecapSharron Angle

by Mark Segal, PGN

During this election cycle, the news has been focused on the Republican tea party candidates. They are a fun-loving bunch: Let’s look them over.

In Nevada, a Republican ad on Univision urged Hispanics not to vote.

Read more: Election Cycle Recap


A Hack Plus A Quack Equals an Anti-Gay Attack

Walter Schumm

Commentary by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out

I was relaxing on vacation in Nova Scotia with my parents when my father called me over to the computer. He pointed to a shocking article about a new "study" written by Walter Schumm, a Kansas State University family studies professor, claiming that children of gay parents were 1.7 to 12.1 times more likely to become gay as the children of heterosexual parents.

AOL's Paul Kix breathlessly trumpeted the supposedly groundbreaking "research" as a "detailed analysis", while positioning Schumm as a martyr to political correctness.

Read more: A Hack Plus A Quack Equals an Anti-Gay Attack


Wear Purple to Remember LGBT Youth

Spirit Day, created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, now counts millions of Americans committed on Facebook to wearing the color purple on Wednesday, October 20, to support LGBT youth and remembering those lost teens who have taken their own lives as a result of bullying.


In addition to wearing the color purple, GLAAD is also asking Americans to turn their Facebook and Twitter photos purple until Wednesday and to share messages of support for LGBT youth. For more information on the free application and suggested messages, please visit http://www.glaad.org/SpiritDay.

Read more: Wear Purple to Remember LGBT Youth


Eat, Drink and be Mary! Right?food

Well, what better way to be merry than picking up the new issue of Outword Magazine? This time around we celebrate some of our very favorite things - watch the snarky comments - with our annual Food, Beverage and Nightlife issue!

Read more: October 14 Issue FBN


The Bloody Path to LGBT VictoryWayne Besen

Commentary by Wayne Besen

I'm not sure whether to celebrate or cry. It is the best of times, and the worst of times, for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

On the plus side, the Florida Department of Children and Families said that it won't appeal a September appeals court ruling that declared the state's law banning adoption by gay people was unconstitutional.

A DCF spokesperson said that it chose not to fight the decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami involving Martin Gill and his long-time partner's adoption of two brothers. The law hearkened back to the Anita Bryant era, when the disgraced orange juice queen overturned a Miami law banning discrimination against gay people with a hate-mongering campaign that pledged to "Save the Children".

Read more: The Bloody Path to LGBT Victory


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