Topics :: anti-gay officials

Anti-Gay Drag Queen Emeritus Loses GOP Bid for NC State Senate

By EDGE | Thursday May 8, 2014
Republican senatorial hopeful and retired drag queen Steve Wiles (aka Mona Sinclair), who went on the record as supporting the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, failed to win his party’s nomination for state senate this week.

SPLC Files Lawsuit Against Miss. Town for Denying Gay Bar License

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
A federal lawsuit was filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center against the town of Shannon, Miss. and its officials for denying Pat Newton, a lesbian, a business license to reopen her gay bar.

Virginia’s 2013 Equality Battlefield

By John Riley | Friday Sep 13, 2013
Many in Virginia’s LGBT community are steeling themselves ahead of what they expect to be brutal fall campaigns, the outcomes of which could deeply impact how LGBT residents are treated by state government.

Strategist is Central Figure Against Gay Marriage

By Patrick Condon | Friday Jul 20, 2012
Frank Schubert, a specialist in political messaging, has become the central figure in a major effort to stop gay marriage from becoming legal across the country.

Targeting Private Groups, Uganda Continues Its LGBT Terrorism Campaign

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 21, 2012
Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo of the African nation of Uganda said it would ban nearly 40 non-governmental programs because they ’promoted homosexuality’ as part of an internal war against its LGBT citizens.

Boston Tea Party Speaker: ’We Will Not Be Silenced by Faggots’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 19, 2012
A speaker at a Tea Party Tax Day protest hurled a homophobic slur towards the LGBT community as gay rights activists protested the event, where one of the most virulently anti-gay activists also spoke.

Germany Rebukes Lukashenko on Remarks About Gays

Tuesday Mar 6, 2012
The German government says Alexander Lukashenko’s comment that "it’s better to be a dictator than gay" - a statement directed at Germany’s gay foreign minister - reveals more about the authoritarian Belarusian leader than anything else.

Town Clerk in NY Same-Sex Marriage Flap Re-Elected

Wednesday Nov 9, 2011
A town clerk in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs has won her re-election race.

No Home In North Carolina: LGBT Group Warns "We Will No Longer Accept Hate Crimes at Ballot Box"

Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
GetEQUAL responded to yesterday’s vote by the North Carolina State Senate to send a homophobic state constitutional amendment to the voters in May 2012, by issuing lawmakers and leaders a blunt warning: "We will no longer accept state-sponsored hatred."

Jamaica’s Top Cop Disavows Police Comment Tying Gays to Crime

Friday Jul 15, 2011
Jamaica’s police force rejects a statement made by a senior police commander portraying homosexuals as the primary organizers of lottery scams, the Caribbean’s island’s top cop said Thursday.