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December 4, 2014

'Was good for demographics'

A senior member of Latvia's ruling party has been forced to resign after she praised the Nazis for exterminating LGBTI people.

Inga Priede made the comments on Monday (1 December) night during a Twitter exchange with her Unity colleagues about gay marriage, which she said left the country 'in shock.'

'Thank God! The Germans shot them in their time. Was good for demographics,' she tweeted.

The backlash was immediate and she stepped down from Unity's board the next day.

November 14, 2014

'I was simply trying to assert my belief that we need to be especially vigilant and accountable to ourselves'

Zachary Quinto has suffered some backlash this week for comments he made to Out Magazine slamming some in the gay community for 'complacency' and 'laziness' towards AIDS.

While 'thrilled' his interview has led to spirited debate, Quinto insists his comments were not meant to be 'incendiary or judgmental' or to be generalizations about the LGBTI community at large.

November 6, 2014

Actress stands by her point that gay men do not fight for women's rights

Rose McGowan has taken to Twitter to apologize for saying that gay men are more misogynistic than straight men.

However, she said she stood by her point that the gay community did not 'pay it forward' by fighting for the human rights of others, specifically women.

The Charmed actress made the comments in a recent podcast with gay writer Bret Easton Ellis.

November 4, 2014

Singer says gender 'not that important' when it comes to a potential love interest

One Direction's Harry Styles and Liam Payne gave very different answers this week when asked what are the four things they look for in a lady.

Payne was quick to say: 'female' while Styles simply shrugged and said: 'Not that important.'

When answering the rest of the question posed by ODE’s Lucy Jones, Styles was not gender specific.

'I would say sense of humor and like natural - someone who's nice.'

He added: 'You're not going to go out with a dickhead.'

Styles and Payne then moved on to other questions without further comment.

September 19, 2014

Sean Hannity: 'You guys want to tell parents what they can and cannot do'

In talking about child abuse allegations against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Sean Hannity Fox News personality somehow quickly found a way to make it about gays.

Peterson is accused of beating his 4 year old son with a tree branch and has been taken off the Minnesota Vikings roster.

Here's what Hannity had to say about that: 'This is my problem with liberals. Here's where my fear goes with all of this - you guys want to tell parents what they can and cannot do.

July 10, 2014

Millions have shared in Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote’s relationship online

Not every couple wants to share all the private moments and intimate details of their relationship with millions of people on social media.

But some do.

And it’s lucky that Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote are two of them.

Because they have to be among the most adorable couples not just in the virtual world but in the whole world.

June 9, 2014

WWE superstar Darren Young, actor Wilson Cruz and trans actress Candis Cayne join local political officials and activists for event

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had special privileges at Sunday's LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood.

He had his own microphone.

So the mayor, a longtime staunch ally of the LGBTI community, kept a running commentary going as he road atop a convertible along Santa Monica Boulevard.

'Happy pride!' he would yell out if the crowd seemed a bit too subdued.

Garcetti also showed off his Spanish skills in a fun exchange with a trio of drag performers known as Chico's Angels who were serving as commentators.

May 27, 2014

Dr. Robbie Ludwig later apologized and said her statement had been misunderstood

Dr. Robi Ludwig has lost at least one of her commentating gigs for her baseless speculation about the killer of six college students near the campus of University of California Santa Barbara over the weekend.

She sparked outrage after saying on Fox News that Elliot Rodger, who also killed himself, may have been fighting 'homosexual impulses.'

Ludwig has been fired as the lifestyle real estate correspondent for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, one of the top real estate firms in the US.

April 3, 2014

New ad for its Teddy Grahams snack line features two gay dads

Honey Maid has taken the extraordinary step of turning the anti-gay backlash against a recent commercial featuring two dads into a statement of love.

The company has released a YouTube video showing such hateful tweets as 'Disgusting!" and explains that it hired two artists to take the negative comments and turn them into something else.

The women printed the comments out onto pieces of paper that they rolled up into small tubes and arranged them together so that they spell the word 'Love.'

March 12, 2014

Although governor is limited to two terms, Brewer had thought she might try and find a way to run again

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced Wednesday (12 March) that she will not be trying to run for a third term.

'There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership,' Brewer said during an appearance at an elementary school in Glendale, Arizona. 'And after competing this term in office, I will be doing just that.'

The Arizona state constitution prohibits a governor from being elected to more than two terms.

February 19, 2014

Neil Francis: On reflection, I would like to withdraw those comments and apologise profusely and unreservedly'

Now Neil Francis is saying he's sorry.

The former Ireland rugby star caused outrage after saying - among other things - that gay people have no interest in sport.

He had been asked to react to US football player Michael Sam’s decision to come out as gay before entering the NFL draft.

February 5, 2014

'I wish, of course, it had not come about the way it did, but I'm glad that this situation can be an opportunity to help people accept and respect the LGBT community'

Juan Pablo Galavis, ABC's current star of The Bachelor, is speaking out after meeting with some LGBTI families during his apology tour.

The single father suffered massive backlash last month when he told a reporter that he did not think there should ever be a gay version of The Bachelor and that such a show would not set a good example for kids.

December 24, 2013

Says Americans would rather be talking about sex than race

LGBTI columnist and activist Dan Savage funds it telling that much of the fallout from Duck Dynasty patriarch's Phil Robertson recent comments has been focused on his anti-gay comments and not on what he had to say about blacks.

'I actually thought what he said about African-Americans in the South under Jim Crow was so much more offensive,' Savage tells CNN's Anderson Cooper.

December 19, 2013

A&E Networks 'extremely disappointed' by remarks, distances itself from reality show star

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been place on 'indefinite' hiatus from the hit reality show after causing an uproar with anti-gay comments.

September 28, 2013

CEO Guido Barilla  promises to meet with groups in the near future

Guido Barilla has posted a video apology on the the company's US Facebook page.

The CEO of the most famous Italian pasta company has faced severe criticism since saying gays would never appear in an Barilla ad.

September 11, 2013

Craig James had said during political campaign that that gays would 'have to answer to the Lord for their actions'

Anti-gay comments former NFL star Craig James made during an unsuccessful foray into politics last year has cost him his latest job as a television football analyst.

Fox Sports Southwest has fired James after just one week on the job because of video from a debate that surfaced from his 2012 run for a seat in the Texas senate.

James said that gays would 'have to answer to the Lord for their actions.'

He also said that being gay 'is a choice' and those who 'choose to do that' face accountability from God.

June 28, 2013

Mike Pence: 'Some comments were being deleted simply because they expressed disagreement with my position'

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is apologizing today for pro-gay comments being deleted from his Facebook page this week.

The comments cane after the US Supreme Court ruled favorably for same-sex marriage in cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.

Pence reacted to the news by announcing his renewed support for a ballot measure being put before Indiana voters next year seeking a state constitutional ban on gay marriage.

June 15, 2013

Equality Florida demands Senator Marco Rubio meet with LGBT families to discover the impact of his policies

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is facing heat from a gay political organization in his home state.

Equality Florida, a gay and lesbian civil rights group, pushed back against the senator's comments about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

April 24, 2013

He said it could 'debase' the institution and lead to fathers marrying sons

Jeremy Irons said last week that he should have 'buttoned' his lip about marriage equality and there's a group called Gay USA that wholeheartedly agrees.

The group plans to protest tonight at the opening of Irons' film Trashed which is screening as part of the Energy for Tomorrow Conference in New York.

April 20, 2013

The 700 Club's Pat Robertson rails against gay marriage, the Illuminati, and French Revolution

Pat Robertson has a history of outrageous and outlandish comments whenever opining on anything LGBT related. He continued that fine tradition.

January 15, 2013

Won’t discuss his sexuality because that would 'legitimize the question'

In a new documentary about the life of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, lobbyist and longtime gay activist Ethan Geto addresses Koch's inaction during the AIDS crisis which had impacted so many of his constituents.

'So many people, particularly in the gay community, thought Koch was gay and that because he was a closeted gay man he wouldn’t do anything on AIDS,' Geto says in the movie. 'It would have been so incredibly invaluable for a popular mayor of New York to declare he was gay.'

January 8, 2013

'I like to see people do what they enjoy and be with the person they enjoy being with'

Grammy winning singer Fantasia Barrino hopes to convince people, once and for all, that she was not putting down gay marriage in a confusing Instagram rant last week.

'First of all, my words were taken out of context!' she tells 'After being personally;attacked on my Instagram account, I was simply trying to respond and say we live in a world where things are becoming more acceptable…thank God!'

December 12, 2012

DJs Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin 'crossed a line'

ESPN Radio announced Tuesday (11 December) that Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, hosts of the Sports Reporters show, have been suspended for making transphobic comments on the air last week.

The radio hosts made fun of trans Mission College basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig.

October 5, 2012

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