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March 22, 2014

Gay hate group Westboro Baptist Church picketed Lorde’s Kansas concert, but were met with a peaceful counter protest which sympathized with the death of their leader

Westboro Baptist Church picketed Kiwi pop star Lorde’s concert in Kansas City, Missouri armed with their homophobic posters but were faced with counter protests of sympathy for the death of their leader Fred Phelps.

The concert at the Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City yesterday (21 March) was picketed by the infamous gay hate group holding their usual homophobic signs such as ‘God Hates Fags’.

However, Lorde’s fans and the people of Kansas staged their own counter protest.

March 20, 2014

The 84-year-old founder of the most hated and homophobic family in America has died in a Kansas hospice

Fred Phelps, the founder of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church, was pronounced dead today (20 March).

His son Timothy has said his 84-year-old father passed away just before midnight in a Kansas hospital last night.

Days before he died, estranged son Nate Phelps took to his Facebook page to announce his father was ‘on the edge of death’.

He said: 'I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved.

March 17, 2014

While some have called for the leader of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church to be given a taste of his own medicine, Kansas gay rights campaigners believe the LGBTI community should take the high road

Several people have called to hold a gay rights protest at the funeral of Fred Phelps, the leader of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church.

While he has not passed on yet, his estranged son Nate has confirmed the father of the ‘most hated family in America’ is on his deathbed.

He is currently in Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas. No other information is available about his condition.

The Westboro Baptist Church, a cult-like organization based in Kansas has for years picketed soldiers’ funerals and protested against LGBTI rights.

March 16, 2014

'I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved'

Nathan Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr., announced on Facebook his father is on his deathbed.

The younger Phelps, who left the organization approximately 37 years, also stated the leader of the virulently anti-gay group was 'excommunicated' in 2013 August.

March 4, 2014

A group of 20 Republicans from the American West lead by two former US senators are joining court battles over same-sex marriage on the side of the LGBTI community

A group of Republicans is filing friend-of-the-court briefs in appeals battles over state bans on same-sex marriage and has already done so in Utah and Oklahoma after courts struck down their state bans.

The group of gay friendly Republicans are being lead by former Senator Alan K Simpson of Wyoming and former Senator Nancy L Kassebaum of Kansas.

February 17, 2014

A controversial bill that would have allowed religious people to refuse to serve same-sex couples in Kansas has been blocked after even Republican state senators found it to be too extreme

A Kansas state bill allowing religious people to legally discriminate against same-sex couples has been blocked by Republican state senators after they found it to be too extreme.

Under the bill any business owned by a religious person or government employee who was religious would have been able to refuse goods and services to same-sex couples.

February 17, 2014

A controversial bill that would have allowed religious people to refuse to serve same-sex couples in Kansas has been blocked after even Republican state senators found it to be too extreme

A Kansas state bill allowing religious people to legally discriminate against same-sex couples has been blocked by Republican state senators after they found it to be too extreme.

Under the bill any business owned by a religious person or government employee who was religious would have been able to refuse goods and services to same-sex couples.

February 17, 2014

Thousands of University of Missouri students and other supporters of gay college footballer Michael Sam formed a human barricade to stop members of the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing a ceremony to honor him during a basketball game

Thousands of people have turned out to block members of the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing a basketball game during which openly gay college footballer Michael Sam was to be honored.

The Westboro Baptist Church members traveled to Missouri on Saturday after Sam came out publicly, labeling the Tigers ‘fag enablers’ for tolerating Sam on the team and calling for the death penalty for homosexuality to be reinstated.

February 12, 2014

Kansas state Republicans are moving to pass a law allowing any business or government employee to legally discriminate against same-sex couples so long as it's for religious reasons

Under a law being passed by Kansas state Republicans it will soon be legal for any business or government employee to legally discriminate on religious grounds against same-sex couples.

An initial vote on House Bill 2453 passed in the state House of Representatives in a vote of 72 to 42 and if it passes another vote on Wednesday will then go to the Republican controlled state Senate.

Under the bill hotels, restaurants and stores can legally refuse to serve gay couples if ‘it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.’

December 11, 2013

'I am just one person who was part of the extraordinary and on-going fight for marriage equality'

Edie Windsor says she is 'honored' to have finished in third place for TIME Magazine Person of the Year.

The woman whose challenge to the US government’s ban on recognition of same-sex marriages gutted the Defense of Marriage Act finished behind Pope Francis and Edward Snowden.

TIME describes Windsor as 'an unlikely activist.'

November 14, 2013

In the world of Sandy Rios, Christians are filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice

Sandy Rios knows Christians. The American Family Association radio has serious doubts about the late October story about a Christian couple refusing to tip a gay waiter and calling him a ‘fag'.

November 8, 2013

Mother of 13-year-old Skyler Davis is furious and accuses school of discrimination

A 13-year-old boy has been suspended from his Kansas school for refusing to stop wearing his Vera Bradley purse around campus.

Skyler Davis, an eighth grader at Anderson County Senior-Junior School, had been wearing the purse without incident since August. On Wednesday (6 November), he was called into an assistant principal's office then later suspended for refusing to take it off.

November 8, 2013

Mother of 13-year-old Skyler Davis is furious and accuses school of discrimination

A 13-year-old boy has been suspended from his Kansas school for refusing to stop wearing his Vera Bradley purse around campus.

Skyler Davis, an eighth grader at Anderson County Senior-Junior School, had been wearing the purse without incident since August. On Wednesday (6 November), he was called into an assistant principal's office then later suspended for refusing to take it off.

October 11, 2013

'You know what you're doing is wrong and everyone's gonna be freaked out by you'

Celebrities are coming out a lot more casually these days - sometimes even via Twitter - than when Melissa Etheridge did so at Bill Clinton's Presidential inauguration in 1993.

The Grammy-winning singer, now 52, recalls a far different climate when she was a teen in the 1970s and living in Kansas and first began to realize that she is a lesbian.

August 20, 2013

As the 'God Hates Fags' Church sings 'We Hate Who U R' - a parody of 'We R U We R' - the bisexual pop singer sends her dancers for a surprise performance

Popstar Ke$ha treated Westboro Baptist Church protestors to a choreographed dance routine from three male back-up dancers during her Nebraska show on Sunday (19 August).

Followers of the extreme church group were chanting an anti-gay version of Ke$ha’s hit anthem ‘We R Who We R’, titled ‘God Hates Who U R’ outside the stadium in Lincoln.

In response, the openly bisexual star sent a few of her dancers to surprise the protestors, providing slick choreography to accompany the hateful lyrics.

August 6, 2013

Guilty of espionage, theft and computer fraud in connection to leaking 700,000 confidential documents to WikiLeaks

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was given a bit of a break by a military judge today when his maximum possible sentence was trimmed from 136 years to 90 years.

The 25 year old, who is gay, was found not guilty last week of aiding the enemy after leaking approximately 700,000 confidential documents to Wikileaks. A conviction on that charge could have resulted in a sentence of life in prison.

August 2, 2013

Sponsored feature: Friends of Dorothy invited to visit spectacular home developments in Brighton and south London

Bellway Homes is asking potential homebuyers to ‘follow the yellow brick home’ at this year’s Brighton and Hove Gay Pride festival.

The leading developer is promoting a series of new developments with a Wizard of Oz theme and will be on-hand at the event to give buyers the courage to make their next step on the property ladder.

July 22, 2013

After signing gay marriage into law in England and Wales, the 'God Hates Fags' church claims the great-grandmother of the Royal Baby is a 'fag-enabler'

Westboro Baptist Church has named Elizabeth II the ‘Queen of Fags’ after she signed same-sex marriage into law in England and Wales last week.

In a photograph posted on Twitter by the ‘God Hates Fags’ church, it shows a woman holding a sign depicting the British monarch with a slogan ‘Queen of Fags’ and a World War II pink triangle – a Nazi symbol – on her forehead.

The attack comes less than a week after the WBC, once again on Twitter, said the Queen was a ‘Royal Whore’.

July 22, 2013

British boy band member spoke out about the 'God Hates Fags' church who had protested outside their concert in Kansas City

British boyband member Harry Styles has spoken out against the Westboro Baptist Church who protested at a One Direction concert this weekend.

On Saturday (20 July), the ‘God Hates Fags’ church travelled to Kansas City, Missouri to hold up their anti-gay signs.

They accuse the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ singers for being ‘fag enabling perverts’.

July 16, 2013

In series of homophobic tweets, late actor called a 'fag enabler' for his participation in Kurt Hummel gay storyline on Glee

Westboro Baptist Church tweeted Monday (15 July) that it plans to protest the funeral of Glee star Cory Monteith who was found dead on Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room.

The notoriously anti-gay group filled its Twitter page with a series of homophobic tweets about Monteith whose Glee character of Finn Hudson was supportive of his gay stepbrother, Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer).

June 23, 2013

A lesbian couple married yesterday in the house the ‘God Hates Fags’ church called a ‘sodomite rainbow house’

Katie Short and Kimberly Kidwell got married yesterday in the rainbow-painted house across the street from anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.

Equality House sent out messages earlier this month saying they were looking for same-sex couples who wanted to wed at the rainbow-painted house in Topeka, Kansas. 

June 23, 2013

A lesbian couple married yesterday in the house the ‘God Hates Fags’ church called a ‘sodomite rainbow house’

Katie Short and Kimberly Kidwell got married yesterday in the rainbow-painted house across the street from anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.

Equality House sent out messages earlier this month saying they were looking for same-sex couples who wanted to wed at the rainbow-painted house in Topeka, Kansas. 

May 31, 2013

Jellen Messersmith, a gay college basketball player has followed in the footsteps of NBA star Jason Collins by coming out

Following NBA star Jason Collins telling the world he is gay in April, a US college basketball player has also come out.

Jallen Messersmith, who plays for Benedict College in Kansas, has made history by becoming the first men’s college basketball player to come out while still playing.

May 23, 2013

Westboro Baptist Church, who has blamed London terror attack and Oklahoma tornado on gays, have had their website hacked by pro-gay activists

The murder of a soldier in south-east London is being blamed on the UK’s acceptance of gay people.

The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist US Christian organization, posted a message on Twitter saying ‘Fags Doom Nations’ yesterday (22 May).

They created a poster with images of the alleged killers, who are said to have hacked a victim to death while shouting ‘Allah Akbah’ (God is Great).

On the poster, they included phrases like ‘God Hates The UK’, ‘God Curses The Troops’ and ‘God Is Your Terrorist’.