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ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Tennessee governor says he will sign anti-gay adoption bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he’ll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Chastity campaigner banned from schools over LGBT comments

A number of talks due to be given in Ireland this week by Jason Evert, the American Catholic campaigner who promotes conservative Catholic teaching around sex and marriage, have been cancelled following…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Puerto Rico LGBTQ activists join earthquake relief efforts

LGBTQ activists in Puerto Rico are among those who have joined earthquake relief efforts in the U.S. commonwealth. A group of volunteers with Waves Ahead, a group based in the Puerto Rican…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

House Democrats to ask ICE to release all transgender immigrants in custody

House Democrats are preparing to ask the Department of Homeland Security to release all transgender immigrants being held at long-term federal immigration facilities. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois is leading the…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2020

AIDS, the Catholic Church and LGBT issues today

In the series finale of ‘Plague,’ we look at what’s happening in the church in HIV and AIDS care today and then reflects on comments and questions from listeners about the ongoing…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Trump Adviser Promoted Gay Conversion Therapy and Said HIV Was ‘God’s Moral Law’

President Donald Trump recently appointed anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ cable news pundit Jenna Ellis as a senior legal adviser to him and his campaign. Ellis has promoted harmful and ineffective conversion therapy; claimed…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Following backlash, Facebook disables misleading HIV medication ads

Facebook has disabled some advertisements about the potential side effects of HIV prevention medication Truvada following complaints that they were misleading and a “harm to public health.” The decision comes less than…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

TRUMP ADVISOR PRAISES ZAMBIA FOR ANTI-GAY LAW

Donald Trump’s religious advisor, Tony Perkins, welcomed the decision to overthrow an American ambassador who condemned an anti-gay law in Zambia. Tony Perkins, who sits on the US Commission on International Religious…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Kate McKinnon Opens Up About Being Gay During Golden Globes

Kate McKinnon was not in the closet. She’s been open about being a lesbian for years. She joked about it with Jerry Seinfeld on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and played lesbian…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Advocates blast $750,000 bail for suspect in transgender teen’s slaying

Advocates in the Washington LGBTQ community on Thursday blasted a judge's decision to set bail at $750,000 for a man charged with a hate crime in the death of a transgender teenager.…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Prominent Christian activist says “the Nazi Party started in a gay bar”

A prominent Christian conservative is now claiming that the Nazi Party was founded and staffed by gay people. “Let’s not forget that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar,” said radio…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

Conservative, liberal Methodists to split over gay marriage

The United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban…

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