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May 24, 2014

US trans punk singer Laura Jane Grace is unhappy about the casting of Andrew Garfield in the video for ‘We Exist’, saying it perpetuates negative stereotypes of trans people

US transgender rock star Laura Jane Grace has hit out at Arcade Fire for using a Hollywood actor to portray a trans person in their new video.

Canadian rock band Arcade Fire recently released their video for new single ‘We Exist’, starring Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield playing a trans woman.

March 12, 2014

'The hate-mongers in America who have been repudiated here have found a place where they can bring their message'

Barney Frank, the first openly gay man to serve in the US House of Representatives, is blasting anti-gay Americans for spreading their message in Uganda.

'These people have been repudiated in America, they’re very unhappy,' Frank said in a radio interview this week.

'The American people have moved and are moving, every day toward the position that, if two people want to show attention to each other, two adults, that’s their business.'

November 8, 2013

'It allows people to abuse and hurt and vilify the LGBT community under the guise of some propaganda law that's just ridiculous'

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, one of the most high-profile gay newsmen in the US, had some blunt criticism for Russia and its anti-gay propaganda law.

'The Russian laws obviously are a dark time and a dark chapter in LGBT history here,' says Roberts who is in Moscow this week to co-host the Miss Universe pageant for NBC.

November 1, 2013

In a speech US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel calls on states to issue National Guard ID cards to same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits

In a speech, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned states to stop discriminating against gay National Guard troops and their spouses.

Nine states, as reported by Huffington Post, have blocked their local National Guard headquarters from giving identification cards to same-sex spouses of troops to claim benefits.

August 16, 2013

'It blows my mind that a young, so well-educated woman can be so behind with the times'

US track star Nick Symmonds blasted Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva for making anti-gay comments after winning the gold medal at the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow.

March 14, 2013

Says friend: 'They would both be alive today if America had gay marriage'

Before gay porn star Wilfred Knight committed suicide earlier this month, he wrote a blog post with the title: 'My partner's life and death and its lesson: US Gay Marriage Must Pass on a Federal Level.'

That partner, an American citizen named Jerry Enriquez, had killed himself two weeks earlier in Canada. The couple had left Oregon to live in Canada because Knight, a French citizen, had a student US visa that had expired.

December 27, 2012

Laura Jane Grace says more transgender fans come to her gigs since she came out earlier this year

The lead singer of US punk band Against Me! says she is 'encouraged' by her fans' support after she came out as transgender earlier this year.

The singer was greeted with cheers from fans in San Diego in May 2012 when she performed as Laura Jane Grace for the first time since telling the world she was transgender.

August 7, 2012

A hilarious video claims to show a right-wing homophobe in US setting fire to a box of Cheerios in disgust at cereal company's pro-gay marriage stance

Same-sex marriage is an issue lighting a fire in the hearts of many people, but for one anti-gay protester in the US it's an issue which is just too hot to handle.

A YouTube video shows an unnamed man staging a lone protest outside the headquarters of pro-gay marriage cereal company General Mills in Minnesota.

‘One out of every eight boxes of cereal in this country is Cheerios. This is really the treat now for the homosexuals,’ the homophobic picketer exclaims.

July 29, 2012

Alabama pastor supports Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's homophobic remarks, and suggests gay activists are 'heterophobic'

If society legalizes gay marriage then it will only lead to another flood that wiped out society like in the tale of Noah’s ark, according to a right-wing US pastor.

Aaron Fruh, a pastor at Knollwood Church in Mobile, Alabama, spoke out against marriage equality on American Family Radio.

In audio acquired by Right Wing Watch, he challenged listeners to ‘find any society in human history that ever tried that experiment and lived to tell about it, they’ve all been destroyed.’

June 19, 2012

Laura Jane Grace, who shot to fame as Tom Gabel, gives first TV interview since coming out as transgender

In her first TV interview since publically coming out as transgender, the lead singer of US punk band Against Me! said she realized her gender identity wasn't something which was 'going away'.

The artist who came to fame as Tom Gabel was greeted with cheers from fans in San Diego last month (May 2012) when she performed as Laura Jane Grace for the first time since telling the world she was transgender.

May 29, 2012

Laura Jane Grace, who shot to fame as Tom Gabel, makes San Diego debut

The lead singer of US punk band Against Me! has made her first appearance on stage openly as a woman since publically coming out as transgender.

Laura Jane Grace, who came to fame as Tom Gabel, was relieved by fans' postive reaction to her when she played a 40-minute set as a support act for The Cult in San Diego.